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KNBS Senior Manager of Population and Social Statistics (SMPSS) Job in Kenya

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is a corporate body established under the Statistics Act (2006).

It is the principal Government agency responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis, publication and dissemination of official statistical information and its custody, it also oversees the coordination, supervision and development of programmes within the National Statistical System.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following position:-

Directorate of Population and Social Statistics

Senior Manager of Population and Social Statistics (SMPSS)
Ref: KNBS/PSSD/SMPSS/1/2011

Reporting to the Director of Population and Social Statistics, the Senior Manager of Population and Social Statistics will be expected to:-

  • Take charge of collection, analysis and dissemination of population and health-related data/information;
  • Spearhead the implementation of population censuses and demographic and health surveys, including dissemination of findings;
  • Technically backstop sanitization and resource mobilization efforts among partners in population and health programming;
  • Draw up and duly implement work plan and budget for Population and Health Division;
  • Undertake continuous in-house (on-the-job) staff training on demographic analysis, survey implementation and statistical report writing;
  • Compile quarterly progress reports on the activities of the Division;
  • Ensure that the activities of the Division are documented on a continuous basis;
  • Any other duties assigned by the Director Population and Social Statistics.
The Applicant
  • Must have at least a Masters degree in demography or population studies from a reputable / recognized institution;
  • Must have at least 10 years relevant technical experience;
  • Should have at least 5 years experience in a managerial position in a public institution or reputable private sector institution;
  • Must have demonstrable expertise in project management, particularly relating to the conduct of censuses, large-scale surveys and other statistical ventures;
  • Should be familiar with financial regulations and procedures for GOK and key development partners;
  • Should have demonstrable statistical training, data analysis and report writing skills;
  • Must have good communication and inter-personal skills and should be a good team player;
  • Should have working knowledge of word processing software (Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, Powerpoint), census processing software (CSPro and IMPS), and statistical analysis software (SPSS, STATA, SAS etc.)
  • Should be a Kenyan Citizen aged 35 to 45 years.
**KNBS is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants should submit Application letters accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, full names and contacts of three (3) referees, daytime contacts, copies of academic and professional certificates, transcripts and testimonials.

The reference number for the post applied should be clearly marked on the envelope and addressed to:-

The Director General
Kenya National Bureau of Statistical
P. O. Box 20366 – 00100
Herufi House, 1st Floor, Room 102
Nairobi

Applications must be received not later than 5th May, 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Director General
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

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