Census and Survey Quality Control Senior Specialist

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 796
Date Posted:Jun 12, 2018
Reference:NTA 016 re-announce
Closing Date:Jun 23, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Government
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:7 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About National Statistics and Information Authority:

Background National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) 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, NSIA 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. NSIA collaborates with national government agencies in collection, compilation and publication of statistical information including data and statistics derived from their activities. Also NSIA independently collects, compiles, analyses and publishes national commercial, financial, social, economic, environmental, information technology and in general the living condition of Afghan nation. National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) supports and promotes the development of integrated social and economic statistics nationwide. NSIA 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, NSIA is mandated to introduce reforms in the area of organizational development. NSIA 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 NSIAs institutional capacity to adapt and utilize organizational development best-practices to adapt to fast-changing and required growth of NSIA. 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 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 NSIA. The National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) is the leading national geo spatial science organization with a focus on both public good science 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 National Technical Assistance (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; NSIA is committed to hire below position based on NTA salary scale.

Job Summary:

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

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

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

Duties & 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 census and survey data in order to have precise and accurate data

Designing and developing standard forms and guidelines for recording, evaluating and reporting quality and reliable census and survey 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 census and survey data quality control activities

Monitoring confidentiality and observe data protection guidelines

Creating automated census and survey data quality control monitoring tools

Analyze trends on census and survey 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 census and survey 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 census and survey 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 .

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


Qualifications and Experience: Census and Survey 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.

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