The Statistics Department (STA) of the IMF, and the IMF's Central Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center (Central AFRITAC), are looking for a qualified candidate to fill a Real Sector Statistics Advisor (RSA) position based in Libreville, Gabon. The Advisor will undertake technical assistance missions and manage statistical capacity building programs in the countries covered by Central AFRITAC - Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Advisor's initial appointment would be for a period of one year with the possibility for extensions.
The RSA will provide and oversee technical assistance in real sector statistics to the eight countries covered by Central AFRITAC. These areas of work, which are included in the annual work plans endorsed by Central AFRITAC's Steering Committee, include: (i) to manage technical assistance on statistical capacity building in national accounts, price indices and other real sector statistics; (ii) to facilitate activities carried out by, and promote interaction of, government agencies in the development of such macroeconomic statistics; and (iii) to coordinate technical assistance activities with the relevant IMF Departments and, where appropriate, with other international institutions and bilateral agencies involved in technical assistance in statistics. He/she will work under the general direction of the Coordinator of Central AFRITAC and the technical direction of STA at IMF headquarters. He/she should expect to travel extensively within the Central AFRITAC region. The RSA will undertake technical assistance missions and provide training primarily in national accounts but also in other areas of real sector statistics if needed. He/she will also be responsible for managing and backstopping missions by short-term experts, ensuring that the appropriate mission documentation is produced following STA's guidelines.
The successful candidate must have a university degree in a relevant discipline, an excellent knowledge and experience in compiling national accounts acquired in a national statistical office. A good knowledge and experience in other macroeconomic statistics, particularly price statistics, is desirable. An excellent understanding of French being the working language of statistical offices in the Central AFRITAC region is necessary. The candidate should have strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as a good command of the English language. Ability to coordinate technical assistance with the relevant IMF Departments and with other international institutions and bilateral agencies is essential.