Statistician Full Time Indefinite Contract

National Statistics Office
  • Location
    Valletta, Malta
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Jul-31-2018
  • Posted
    Jun 19

Position description

PURPOSE OF ROLE

The Statistician is expected to adopt statistical methods and procedures in the analysis and interpretation of a range of socio-economic dimensions, conforming to quality assurance framework in place.

Key Responsibilities

  • Employ specialised statistical software to analyse data, identify trends and relationships within the data as well as any factors that could affect results;
  • Apply sampling techniques to determine and define cohorts to be surveyed;
  • Design surveys and questionnaires to collect data in accordance to an established European Statistics Code of Practice and other required regulatory obligations;
  • Prepare data for processing by organising information, checking for inaccuracies, adjusting and weighting the raw data;
  • Evaluate sources of information in order to determine any limitations in terms of reliability or usability, while ensuring statistical confidentiality;
  • Examine theories, such as those of probability and inference in order to discover mathematical bases for new or improved methods of obtaining and evaluating numerical data;
  • Interpret the data, while looking for patterns to help make decisions; advise on findings and recommend strategy;
  • Present findings from analyses, in written reports, tables, charts and graphs;
  • Attend European and other International working groups and for a, supporting national interest while endorsing European statistical standards.

Qualifications

Key Requirements

  • Be in possession of an Honours degree from a recognised university with a minimum grade of Second Class or equivalent in a subject relevant to Statistics. Other degrees or professional qualifications recognised by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC) and candidates with a numerical background and qualification in quantitative disciplines will also be considered;
  • Possess excellent data mining and IT skills, as well as experience in the use of statistical packages;
  • Possess a sound knowledge of the design of surveys combined with excellent analytical skills;
  • Be able to work independently with least supervision as well as in a team;
  • Uphold an appreciation for the importance of statistics;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Fluent in English.

Application instructions

The application should include the following items (any application without those will not be considered) and sent to is to be sent to [email protected] 

  • a covering letter,
  • a detailed Curriculum Vitae in English
  • a copy of qualifications
  • a recent Certificate of Police Conduct

Only nationals of an EU Member State can be considered. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

 

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