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CONTRACTUAL POSITIONs
MULTIPLE INDICATOR CLUSTER SURVEY (MICS)
CENTRAL STATISTICAL OFFICE, MINISTRY OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

The Central Statistical Office is announcing vacancies for the following positions on a short term basis (3 months) for the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS).  The MICS is a household survey implemented by countries under a programme developed by and in collaboration with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). More details at http://cso.gov.tt/newscontainer/2019-multiple-indicator-cluster-survey/

Visit www.planning.gov.tt/careers and www.cso.gov.tt for the full job descriptions.  All the positions require at least 3 CXC/GCE O levels.
Field Coordinator: 1 position
Field Supervisor: 10 positions
Field Enumerator: 40 positions
Field Measurer: 10 positions
Secondary Editor: 3 positions

Please note only hard copies of applications accompanied by CV and covering letter along with copies of certificates will be acknowledged.These should be submitted by 4 PM on Tuesday 23rd July, 2019 and addressed to:
 
THE DIRECTOR OF STATISTICS - Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey
ATTN: Nykela James
30 Park Street
Port of Spain
 
We thank all applicants in advance for your interest, however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please see complete job descriptions below.
 

   
JOB DESCRIPTION
CONTRACTUAL POSITION
MULTIPLE INDICATOR CLUSTER SURVEY (MICS)
CENTRAL STATISTICAL OFFICE, MINISTRY OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
 
JOB TITLE: FIELD COORDINATOR
JOB SUMMARY:
The incumbent is required to coordinate, monitor and improve the field operations, as required, of the Survey.  Duties include supervising, facilitating and supporting the data collection team in addition to acting as the main liaison with the executing offices. Duties also include providing guidance and direction to subordinates in effective surveying of different groups, including those in “hot spot” areas and gated communities.
REPORTS TO: Statistician II
SUPERVISION GIVEN TO: Field Supervisors
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Coordinates the data collection activities of the survey project being executed in accordance with the established planning schedules;
  • Contributes to field communication/advocacy initiatives when requested;
  • Develops and manages systems for monitoring and evaluating performance of field staff and adherence to quality control guidelines, including carrying out spot checks in the field;
  • Manages flow of reports and questionnaires, including tracking of questionnaires returned from the office to the field for call-backs;
  • Participates in planning and carrying out community mobilization and dissemination activities to community members, policy makers, and scientific audiences;
  • Prepares technical and other progress reports on field operations as required;
  • Participates in the training of field personnel;
  • Attends all management planning meetings as required.

 
 
 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
KNOWLEDGE:
  • Extensive knowledge of the methods and techniques used in the collection and presentation of statistical data;
  • Extensive knowledge of the procedures and regulations pertaining to the collection of statistical data;
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Ability to read and interpret maps;
  • Ability to plan, organize, lead and coordinate the work of support staff performing field operations;
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to promote teamwork and manage conflict;
  • Ability to manage and establish effective working relationships with colleagues;
  • Ability to interact positively with members of the public and external partners;
  • Ability to problem solve;
  • Ability to work independently or in a team;
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive reports;
  • Proficiency in the use of Computer Software such as Word, SPSS, PowerPoint, Access and Excel
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
At least five (5) years’ experience in a supervisory capacity as would have been gained in at least two (2) national surveys or censuses;
 
At least five (5) CXC/GCE/CSEC (General) O’Level passes including English Language and Mathematics.
 
Must possess a reliable motor vehicle and a valid Trinidad and Tobago Driver’s Permit.
       

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

   
JOB DESCRIPTION
CONTRACTUAL POSITION
MULTIPLE INDICATOR CLUSTER SURVEY (MICS)
CENTRAL STATISTICAL OFFICE, MINISTRY OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
 
JOB TITLE: FIELD SUPERVISOR
JOB SUMMARY:
The incumbent is responsible for the overall supervision of a team of field enumerators and ensuring the consistency, accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the data collected.
REPORTS TO: Field Coordinator
SUPERVISION GIVEN TO: Field Enumerators
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manages the preparations for the field work and movement between clusters;
  • Locates and makes initial introductions to households;
  • Assists the interviewers in locating selected households;
  • Coordinates the movement of interviewers and measurers in the field;
  • Organizes additional training of interviewers if required;
  • Ensures the well-being, safety and morale of team members;
  • Maintains good data quality;
  • Conducts verification interviews for select modules;
  • Supervises a team of field enumerators;
  • Conducts follow-up interviews;
  • Addresses all queries;
  • Ensures that deadlines are met;
  • Provides guidance to field enumerators in the collection of data;
  • Liaises and meets with survey management team of the Central Statistical Office and field team;
  • Collects and returns survey instruments according to timetable;
  • Checks data collected in a timely manner to ensure consistency, accuracy and completeness;
  • Follows all procedures as outlined in the Survey Field Manual;
  • Transports field enumerators as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
KNOWLEDGE:
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in the collection of statistical data;
  • Knowledge of the procedures and regulations pertaining to the collection of statistical data;
  • Knowledge of enumeration districts
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Ability to read and interpret maps;
  • Ability to plan and organize surveys over various fields and  provide job guidance to and supervision over subordinates engaged in the collection of data;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to lead a team;
  • Ability to promote teamwork and to manage conflict;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues;
  • Ability to interact positively with members of the public and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to work long hours including weekends and public holidays.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
  • Previous experience in the conduct of the MICS Survey would be an asset;
  • Must be at least 25 years old;
  • Must have experience in a supervisory capacity in at least one (1) national survey/census e.g. Continuous Sample and Survey of the Population (CSSP), Survey of Living Conditions, Household Budgetary Survey or Population and Housing Census.
  • Five (5) GCE O’Level/CXC/CSEC (General) passes or its equivalent.
  • Must possess a reliable, working motor vehicle and a valid Trinidad and Tobago Driver’s Permit.
       

 
 
 
 
 
 

   
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
CONTRACTUAL POSITION
MULTIPLE INDICATOR CLUSTER SURVEY (MICS)
CENTRAL STATISTICAL OFFICE, MINISTRY OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
 
JOB TITLE: FIELD ENUMERATOR
JOB SUMMARY:
The incumbent is responsible for conducting field interviews, in enumeration districts assigned by the Field Supervisor, for the collection of data for statistical purposes and analyses.
REPORTS TO: Field Supervisor
SUPERVISION GIVEN TO: None
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Locates selected households in the sampled clusters;
  • Conducts interviews of households and individuals, using the assigned Survey Questionnaires, to acquire required data;
  • Assists the measurer in conducting height and weight measurements of children;
  • Ensures the consistency, accuracy and completeness of all questionnaires including re-visits to households;
  • Resolves any inconsistencies with survey respondents;
  • Ensures the timely completion of workloads;
  • Meets with assigned Field Supervisor and survey management team of the Central Statistical Office as required;
  • Follows all procedures as outlined in the Survey Field Manual.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
KNOWLEDGE:
  • Some knowledge of the various methods and techniques used  in interviewing;
  • Some knowledge of the road systems of the country
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Ability to read and interpret maps;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues;
  • Ability to interact positively with members of the public and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to work long hours including weekends and public holidays.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
  • Experience as would have been gained in at least one (1) national survey or census;
  • Three (3) GCE O’Level/CXC/CSEC (General) passes or its equivalent.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish will be an asset
       

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

   
JOB DESCRIPTION
CONTRACTUAL POSITION
MULTIPLE INDICATOR CLUSTER SURVEY (MICS)
CENTRAL STATISTICAL OFFICE, MINISTRY OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
 
JOB TITLE: FIELD MEASURER
JOB SUMMARY:
The incumbent is responsible for measuring the height and weight of all children under five (5) years of age and the testing of the quality of water at selected households for statistical purposes and analyses.
REPORTS TO: Field Supervisor
SUPERVISION GIVEN TO: None
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Locates selected households in the sampled clusters;
  • Maintains and transports the required equipment;
  • Ensures the timely completion of workloads;
  • Meets with assigned Field Supervisor and survey management team of the Central Statistical Office as required;
  • Follows all procedures as outlined in the Survey Field Manual and training.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
KNOWLEDGE:
  • Some knowledge of the road systems of the country
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Ability to read and interpret maps;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues;
  • Ability to work well with young children;
  • Ability to interact positively with members of the public and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to work long hours including weekends and public holidays.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
  • Experience as would have been gained in at least one (1) national survey or census:
  • Three (3) GCE O’Level/CXC/CSEC (General) passes or its equivalent.
  • Must possess a reliable, working motor vehicle and a valid Trinidad and Tobago Driver’s Permit.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish will be an asset
       

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

   
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
CONTRACTUAL POSITION
MULTIPLE INDICATOR CLUSTER SURVEY (MICS)
CENTRAL STATISTICAL OFFICE, MINISTRY OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
 
JOB TITLE: SECONDARY EDITOR
JOB SUMMARY:
The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that the data received from the field is “cleaned” for statistical purposes and analyses.
REPORTS TO: Programmer I (Data Processing Coordinator)
SUPERVISION GIVEN TO: None
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Receives assignments from the Programmer I (Data Processing Coordinator);
  • Reviews all error messages in the data submitted to the Central Statistical Office from the field;
  • Resolves inconsistencies in the data in accordance with the Editing Guidelines;
  • Liaises with survey management team of the Central Statistical Office as required;
  • Ensures the timely completion of assignments;
  • Follows all procedures as outlined in the Editing Guidelines.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
KNOWLEDGE:
  • Knowledge of the survey instruments
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to work long hours including weekends and public holidays;
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
  • Previous experience in at least one (1) national survey or census may be considered an asset;
  • Three (3) GCE O’Level/CXC/CSEC (General) passes or its equivalent;
       

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