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Lead Statistician

Islamic Development Bank

10 - 11 years Jeddah - Saudi Arabia

Master of Arts(Economics), Bachelor of Arts(Economics). Any Nationality

, Posted on June 11, 2018 1 Opening

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Role Purpose:
To provide technical and thought leadership in the extraction of data from member countries; the monitoring and verification the data sets, and the computation of indices and key aggregates of relevance to MCs. To contribute to the partnership strategies in order to respond to the increasing needs from the newly created hubs with higher demand for data and statistics.
This role requires working with 2 types of data:
• internal data: data on IDB Group activities obtained from different entities periodically for dissemination through IDB intranet
• external data: data from external sources and other international bodies on member countries for aggregation on dimensions of interest to IDB and its stakeholders.
Policy and Strategy Planning and Input
• Lead to the Economic Research and Statistics Division s work plans, programs and activities.
• Lead to the development and implementation of Statistics Work of the Economic Research and Statistics Division.
• Lead the senior statisticians working on data from member countries, key indicators and aggregates that are used by different departments across the IDBG
• Review the credibility of the data pulled from the countries to ensure it could be used in future analysis
• Ensure the credibility of the data pulled from the countries to ensure it could be used in future analysis
• Manage the database to ensure it is fully functional and minimize the risk of interruption in operation
• Ensure that the increasing number of regional hubs and their demand for more data and statistics are satisfied.
• Lead the institutional support through STATCAP for the less developed countries to ensure capacity building for those countries.
Knowledge Sharing and Dissemination
• Oversee the transfer of knowledge of Division s programs to other IDB Group members to ensure awareness and diffusion.
• Monitor and coordinate annual and periodic events conducted by the division, such as: Seminars, Regional workshops, and capacity building activities.
• Lead the preparation of regular internal status reports of all activities of the Division and highlight areas of concern and success stories.
• Oversee the preparation of reports for external use to demonstrate and provide required information or data on regional HUBS
• Manage, with other stakeholders, to present the reports and publications related to performance of Division.
• Design a robust feedback system for gaining feedback from various internal and external stakeholders on the operations of the Division
Academic qualifications
• Master s Degree in Business, Economics, Statistics or related field.
• PhD in Statistics, Economics or related field is an added advantage

• English (mandatory)
• French (preferred)
• Arabic (preferred)
Minimum number of years and nature of experience
• 10+ years of experience in statistics related work, 3 of which in a multilateral development bank.
Job specific competencies
• Advanced knowledge in descriptive, inferential and advanced statistical applications.
• Ability to write excellent statistical reports
• Proficient in statistical software packages such as SPSS, STATA, Python, R, or any other package,
• Proficient in Java script, HTML, Visual Basic MS Excel
• Advanced knowledge in collecting data and maintaining databases
• Advanced analytical thinking.
• Drive for Results.
• Accurate and methodical.
• Ability to work under pressure.

Industry Type : Banking / Financial Services / Broking
Functional Area : IT Software


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