Job Title: Social Statistics Section Head

Directorate/Department: Department of Statistics

Assignment Location: Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, Garowe

Reports to:    Director of Statistics

Issue Date:11/12/2018                                          Closing Date: 18/12/2018   5:00 PM



To strengthen the statistical system in Puntland the ministry is willing to fill the existing data and information gap that led Puntland to a major drawback in planning, the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation is hiring a Head of Social Statistics Section. The post holder will directly report to the director of statistics department. Frequent interaction with other team members and with line ministers and professionals expected as well as project managers and Planning experts. This position is located at the Puntland Ministry of planning and International Cooperation, in Garowe.


Main Tasks and responsibilities

  • Oversee social statistics of the department of statistics including the population, elections,

health care, living conditions, social security, legal relations, culture and education.

  • Administer and conduct social  statistics  analysis  valuable  to  the  performance  of  public  and private sectors
  • Review social and demographic principles in the light of statistical analysis.
  • Improving the quality of social statistical data used by public and private sectors for policy guidelines
  • Forecast social activities and statistical variables.
  • Provide professional guidance in the development and review of methods of surveying, collecting, and processing social statistical data, presentation and analysis of social statistics results.
  • Provide professional guidance on the adequacy and use of national social statistics
  • Improve the scope, coherence, and integration of social statistics to enhance the value of official statistics
  • Review and solving shortcomings in the concepts, sources, and methods used in official social statistics
  • Improve the efficiency and cost of social data collection
  • Promote public confidence in social statistics
  • Perform and improve social statistical analysis, dissemination data and analytical results
  • Provide consultation and support services on social statistical matters to various government departments


Mandatory educational background

Must have a bachelor degree in statistics, economics , Population studies or a related field with a strong background in quantitative and qualitative methods.

Preferred educational background

Masters in Economics, Statistics or Demography



Mandatory qualifications

  • The candidate should be familiar with Social data sources and their specific features in Somalia.
  • Should have sound empirical knowledge plus related experience in surveys
  • At least two years’ experience as a professional statistician or Demographer.


Preferred qualifications

  • At least two years’ experience in the delivery of training to build capacity within a Statistics

Office or a University

  • Flexible, proactive and problem solver.
  • Data management and analytical skills.



Good  knowledge of spoken and written English is required

Good knowledge in Microsoft office.

Perfect knowledge in data analysis and use of statistics software packages .


  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Must be result-oriented, a team player, exhibiting high levels of enthusiasm, tact, diplomacy and integrity;
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and professional skills in interacting with the staff and development partners;
  • Demonstrable leadership qualities and proven ability to work under pressure;
  • Able to work with team and can work his/her own initiative when needed.
  • Ability to adhere to timelines and deadlines;
  • Capable to work under pressure.

Application Process

All applications should be sent to no later than 18th December, 2018. Each application should include the following:

  1. A. an application letter addressing the candidate’s experience related to the assignment
  2. B. Updated CV including relevant qualification and work experience