Statistics Specialist, Luanda, Angola

Job Description


Statistics Specialist (Sampling methods)

Job Posting : 05/Dec/2018

Closure Date : 21/Dec/2018, 10:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FRANG

Job Type : Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location : Angola-Luanda

Duration : 7 months (in three or more missions)

Post Number : N/A

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People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations

depending on the evolving needs of the Organization

Organizational Setting

The consultant will be hired under the project UTF/ANG/0061/ANG ‘Census of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries CALF’, a project funded by the Government of Angola, through World Bank funds. The project will contribute to better planning, programming, implementing, and follow-up and assess the entire agricultural sector in Angola. Set up an effective mechanism for strengthening the capacity building of national institutions in charge of agricultural statistics technically and operationally, and implement a national system of agricultural statistics and improve the availability of agricultural, fisheries and forestry data.

Reporting Lines

The consultant statistician specialised in data analysis will accomplish the tasks described below under the general operational supervision of the FAO Representative (FAOR) in Angola and of the Chief Technical Specialist (CTS) with the technical guidance of the Regional Office for Africa of FAO, namely the Lead Technical Officer (LTO) and the Statistics Division of FAO at headquarters. He or she will work closely with the National Coordination of the project and with other consultants, experts and managers of the project in order to contribute to the successful implementation of the project.

Technical Focus

The consultant will be responsible for the preparation of the methodology of the core module and thematic modules of the agricultural census. He or She Shall travel within the country whenever deem necessary.

Tasks and responsibilities

Project management and technical guidance:

  • Review the methodologies and documentation of the CALF;
  • Assist in the preparation of the methodology (sampling frame and sampling plan) of the core module of family holdings, and of the thematic modules and its organization;
  • Facilitate the technical validation workshop of the methodology of the core module of family holdings, and of the thematic modules;
  • Prepare a detailed technical report on the complete methodology on the proposed system and training of the national personnel;
  • Assist in the compilation of the results of the core module of family holdings, and of the thematic modules;
  • Analyse data from the CALF, satellite images and other sources to define a revised methodology for an optimal annual agricultural survey system;
  • Write and submit an end of Mission Report following the standard formats in use by the organization.


Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in statistics with specialization in surveys sampling methods ;
  • At least five years of experience in designing of agricultural surveys sampling plans in developing countries;
  • Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two.

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus and monitoring
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Knowledge of FAO or World Bank project management systems is an asset.
  • An ability to work in team and excellent management experience are required, as well as the ability to present professional quality reports.
  • Ability to use computer software such as MS Office and other project management software and database;

Additional Selection Criteria

  • An ability to work in team and excellent management experience are required, as well as the ability to present professional quality reports.
  • At least five years’ experience working with local communities in the agricultural sector in Angola or Central Africa;
  • Knowledge of FAO or World Bank project management systems is an asset.
  • Extent and relevance of experience in the designing of agricultural surveys sampling plans;
  • Ability to organize and coordinate technical training in sampling methods;
  • Extent and relevance of academic qualifications;
  • Capacity to manage tasks in a systematic and efficient manner with judgment, analysis, independence and initiative;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, multitask, meet tight deadlines and work in client oriented environments;
  • Capacity to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing;
  • Working knowledge of Portuguese language will be considered a strong asset.

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO,

Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency


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  • Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution

recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list

  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations

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Luanda, Angola