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Statistical Analyst For Household Survey

Location : Banjul, GAMBIA
Application Deadline :05-Apr-11
Additional CategoryMillennium Development Goals
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 months


As part of its efforts to up-date household data and the Consumer Price Index, Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBOS) has completed a data collection exercise which started in late-January 2010, and ended in February 2011. Editing and coding of the completed questionnaires as well as data entry are currently in progress and should be completed by end March 2011.
Given the urgent need to update information on poverty, rates as well as the Consumer Price Index (CPI) , GBOS is seeking the services of an experienced international expert  to assist in the analysis of household data and the up-date of the CPI.

Duties and Responsibilities

The expert, during the mission, will closely work with GBOS team in charge of IHS and 2 staff from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, to  undertake analysis with the ultimate objective to produce priority analytical reports, using the survey data, on the following main themes, among others:
  • Compare the preliminary and final results of the last Household Income and Expenditure Survey and assess data quality and processing at the aggregated level;
  • Determination of minimum standard of living lines for limited income groups;
  • Determination of relative weights for the new Consumer Price Index;
  • Preparation of a Report on the final results of the Household Income and Expenditure Survey which includes: average expenditures tables, income distribution, income, elasticity for the various groups of goods according to the final distribution of weights;
  • Poverty analysis and living standard distribution;
  • Establish an index for rent and;
  • Analysis of other relevant survey modules with possible links to poverty, such as income, assets, education and health data;
  • Assist GBOS staff members to finalise the IHS survey technical report.
The consultant will be required to produce and submit three hard copies plus an electronic copy of the draft priority analytical reports. In addition, final data and analysis files and relevant documentation shall be produced and submitted to GBOS. The consultant together with staff of the GBOS will present the findings of the survey at a workshop to key stakeholders including Ministry of Finance and economic Affairs, Gambia Bureau of Statistics, United Nations Development Programme and the Central bank of The Gambia. After the workshop, the consultant shall submit three hard copies plus an electronic copy of the final reports (taking into consideration the comments from the workshop) to the Capacity Building for Economic Management Programme.
  • The consultant is permitted to access and use the IHS and related data for which purpose this consultancy is to be undertaken.
  • He/she is permitted to use the IHS data for investigation projects with prior permission from GBOS, and involvement of GBOS staff(s) in such projects.
  • He should submit draft publications of such projects to GBOS for review, comment and rectification.
  • He should then submit final publications of such projects to GBOS for archive and knowledge retention.


  • Ability to research and analyze national development situation.
  • Has strong IT skills.
  • Focuses on impact and result for GBOS and responds positively to feedback.
  • Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills in English. 

Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum Masters in Statistics
  • 5 to 7 years relevant experience
  • An excellent understanding of Quantitative Methods in Economics would be an advantage
  • Extensive experience in statistical analysis, particularly household data
  • A good grasp of the most up-to-date statistical analysis software
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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