Statistician

  • Basis:  Full-Time
  • Closing Date:  30 Sep, 2019
  • Job Ref:  KMP-48272

Job Description

Jobsplus permit 124/2016.

Purpose Of Role
The National Statistics Office (NSO) compiles and disseminates Official Statistics. The role of a Statistician is to collect, analyse, interpret and present quantitative information.

Working Conditions
Statisticians play a key role in the operational setup of NSO. The organisation forms part of the European Statistical System (ESS) through which statisticians are given opportunities to attend training and participate in working groups abroad.

A remuneration of €24,684 annually, topped up by other benefits such a health insurance and flexible working arrangements is offered.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design methods and procedures for obtaining data, such as surveys and administrative sources;
  • Contribute to the development of innovative data collection and analytical tools;
  • Verify data for inaccuracies and apply statistical methods to address such limitations;
  • Analyse data in economic, business and social fields, in both aggregate and raw form;
  • Contribute to the writing of reports and the preparation of data for publication;
  • Help to build confidence in statistics using the guidelines of the National Statistics Office and the principles of the European statistics code of practice;
  • Identify client needs and present findings;
  • Interpret statistical analysis for policy development;
  • Participate in and contribute to research;
  • Follow and take part in national and international statistical fora.

Key Requirements

  • In possession of a degree at MQF level 6 or higher from recognised educational institutions as certified by the national commission for further and higher education. Qualification/s should be relevant to the field of official statistics and key responsibilities as specified above;
  • Good command of the English language is a requirement, together with Maltese or another official European language;
  • Excellent IT skills (ECDL or equivalent), as well as experience in the use of statistical packages;
  • Sound numerical and analytical skills;
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Clean police conduct.

Interested applicants are expected to submit an application letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of qualifications which shall be verified at interview stage, a recent clean police conduct and a consent form fuly filled-in and signed.

Students in the last year of academic studies (min. MQF 6) are also eligible to apply, subject to successful completion of their course.