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Data Quality Control Senior Specialist


About National Statistics and Information Authority

Central Statistics Organization (CSO) was established in year 1351 as an independent governmental administration to create an integrated scientific system for statistics, ensuring harmonization and coordination of all statistical and information management activities of Afghanistan. Since its establishment, CSO conducts population census and national statistical surveys and coordinates with partners including government institutions, international development partners, non-governmental organizations, research institutions and agencies other than state to prevent duplication of information and statistics. The CSO collaborates with national government agencies in collection, compilation and publication of statistical information including data and statistics derived from their activities. Also CSO independently collects, compiles, analyses and publishes national commercial, financial, social, economic, environmental, information technology and in general the living condition of Afghan people.
Central Statistics Organization (CSO) supports and promotes the development of integrated social and economic statistics nationwide. CSO also provides technical support to other agencies and facilitates standard procedures for conducting research such as sampling frames. To fulfil the requirement and need of modern statistical demands, CSO is mandated to introduce reforms in the area of organizational development. CSO coordinates and collaborates with partner agencies to establish standards and framework for unified data and information management. Currently on-going efforts are underway to further strengthen CSOs institutional capacity to adapt and utilize organizational development best-practices to adapt to fast-changing and required growth of CSO.
The National Geo-Informatics Center in Afghanistan is responsible for national level of Geo-Spatial activities, developing policies, Geo-Spatial standards, and the sustainable use of its extensive natural resources. In order to make informed decisions, the policy makers, technicians, scientists and others need timely and authoritative data and the means to analyze and understand this information and the conditions, trends and other insights it can bring. Most of the Geo spatial data that exists in Afghanistan is scattered across many organizations within the government, United Nations agencies and many other government, non-government and international organizations. The government has recognized the need to address this issue and has established a National Geo-Informatics Centre (NGIC) program within the Central Statistical Organization.
Based on the decree No (656), 2018 of His Excellency the president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the GIS Coordination Deputy President General office was established. Currently the GIS is one of the important departments of CSO.
The Central Statistics Organization (CSO) is the leading national Geo spatial science organization with a focus on both public good sciences for government and geo-scientific research to understand earth and environmental processes.
To have harmonize, consistent and fair pay framework for all NTA in the country, to assure fiscal sustainability up to possible extend, to increase government control over deliverables of NTA including but not limited to strengthening the government ability to hire national contractors though the national budget of the country and to avoid competition with CBR and assuring transparency and accountability; Central Statistics Organization is committed to hire the bellow position based on NTA salary scale.

Job Summary

Summary of the Position
Ensuring that appropriate and accurate data is collected and developing mechanisms for the sake of improving data quality.

Job Details

Date Posted: 12 Jun 2018 Reference: NTA 017 re-announce
Closing Date: 24 Jun 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Government Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy
Contract Type: Contractor Years of Experience: 7 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 6 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities
• Designing and Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual work plans in line with the National Strategy of Statistics and its implementation plan.
• Assessing and specifying quality requirements of data in order to have precise and accurate data
• Designing and developing standard forms and guidelines for recording, evaluating and reporting quality and reliable data
• Writing training materials and conducting training sessions on data quality control activities to target groups in order to implement proper standards
• Writing technical reports on data quality control activities
• Monitoring confidentiality and observe data protection guidelines
• Creating automated data quality control monitoring tools
• Analyze trends on data quality and report findings to relevant departments
• Providing advices for developing data entry system, controlling and analyzing tools that help to ensure consistent quality throughout the data entry process
• Meeting concerned personnel at organization to assess data requirements and usage
• Providing the results of evaluation and data quality checking in writing to the relevant directorates after consultation with the leadership of the organization
• Quality control of the data provided by the relevant directorates of the organization in accordance with standards and professional guidelines
• Providing specific and reformative suggestions to the leadership of the organization to overcome the inadequacies of the inspections based on the findings of the assessment of the quality control experts
• Training and transferring knowledge, skills and experience to the staff of relevant department
• Performing other duties and tasks assigned by the top management in accordance with the laws and regulations of the organization.
• Training and transferring knowledge, skills and experience to the staff of relevant department

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces


Professional Competencies
• Ability to exhibit strong commitment in the relevant disciplines
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and working knowledge of national languages i.e. Dari and Pashto
• Ability to work with and be a partner of a team of diverse backgrounds
• Ability to work efficiently and to meet deadlines
• Ability to function effectively in a team environment inspiring trust and cooperation of other team member
• Strong communication, negotiating skills and good interpersonal relations.


Qualifications and Experience: Data Quality Control Senior Specialist would have the following qualification and work experience;
• A Master degree with five years of relevant experience in Economics, Statistics, Business Administration.
• A bachelor degree with seven years of relevant experience in Economics, Statistics, Business Administration.
• Proficient user of MS Office
• Strong communication skills.
• Ability to work in a team.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)


Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

The interested candidates should fill the CSO Application Form and send it back to us by their emails as an attachment to the email address below by no later than Saturday 26 May, 2018 at 16:00PM. Reference CSO/Data Quality Control Senior Specialist must be quoted on subject line of the email, otherwise the application will not be considered.
Note: We will also consider CVs but the preference will be given to those who send us the filled application forms.

Females are highly encouraged to apply.

Contact No: 0202106456

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