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Job Economic Statistics Organization NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STATISTICS OF RWANDA
Level 5.II Reports To Economic Statistics Data Team Leader
No. of Positions 3 Deadline 13/Jan/2021
Job Description
2. Key activities and responsibilities As this is a new role in NISR, the successful candidate will be expected to shape their own role according to NISR’s needs, but NISR expects their main activities to include: • Identify, scope and deliver data science projects that support NISR to achieve its mandate of supporting evidence
- based decision making across government. Some examples of ongoing projects include supporting the National Bank of Rwanda create interactive visualisations of data from their data warehouse, supporting NSS to produce some of their regular analysis and data tables using code rather than manual processing, etc. • Follow appropriate quality assurance processes and contribute to good practice guidelines to ensure data science deliverables are of good quality and meet customer needs. Ensure projects are documented appropriately and that users know how to use and maintain solutions. • Use appropriate agile management techniques to plan, manage, deliver and generate learning from data science projects. • Maintain productive relationships with customers and take time to understand the priorities of NISR and other government departments so you can identify opportunities for new data science projects of value. • Keep updating your knowledge by identifying gaps in your knowledge and learning new data science techniques that you think will be useful for NISR. Support the development of others by delivering training and mentoring others on techniques you are familiar with. • Support NISR to manage data effectively and facilitate data
- sharing across the NSS and externally by following good practice for data management/cleaning and developing data standards to ensure interoperability. • Support the data science community across the National Statistical System (NSS), including key institutions in government, civil society, the private sector and academia. This may include presenting projects, sharing good practice, or delivering cross
- departmental training. • Promote NISR’s data science work both within and outside of the organisation. This may include presenting data science projects, writing blogs or articles, sharing methods online or drafting content for NISR’s communications team. • Assist in the design of institutional policies and strategies for data access and sharing, data protection, capacity building, etc.
Job Profile
Qualifications At least a Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Software Engineering or Economics.