Dünya Bankası Washington Genel Merkezinde çalışacak istatistik uzmanı aramaktadır. Son başvuru tarihi: 25 Aralık 2013 Background nnovation and partnership bond the five institutions of the World Bank Group (WBG): the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA), which together form the World Bank; the International Finance Corporation (IFC); the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The World Bank Group is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. It uses financial resources and extensive experience to help our client countries to reduce poverty, increase economic growth, and improve quality of life. To ensure that countries can access the best global expertise and help generate cutting-edge knowledge, the World Bank Group is constantly seeking to improve the way it works. Key priorities include delivering measurable results, promoting openness and transparency in development, and improving access to development information and data. This is a Statistician position within the Development Data Group (DECDG) of the Development Economics Vice-Presidency. DECDG is the World Bank's focal point for statistics, Open Data, and country-level statistical capacity building. It provides high quality data, products, analytical tools, and services to users inside and outside the Bank; it supports the efforts of developing countries to improve their data and statistical capacity; it works to improve the quality and availability of data and statistics in key areas; hosts the secretariat for the International Comparison Program; and it is responsible for an extensive library of survey microdata. The work of the department calls for extensive partnership with other international organizations, with data producers and users in developing countries, with World Bank regional and country teams, and with the new thematic global practices. The successful applicant will serve as a key technical resource on national accounts. The successful applicant will primarily contribute to DECDG work programs to improve the implementation of the System of National Accounts (SNA) in client countries â with a particular emphasis on improving measures of expenditure-based GDP and the conceptual linkages with other household sector data sources in low statistical capacity environments â with the objective of supporting the International Comparison Program data requirements. This work will likely have synergistic effects on other aspects of the department and Bank Groupâs work program. Examples would include (i)_advice to client countries on improving aspects of their SNA framework; (ii) support the work to improve the PPP time series in the World Development Indicators; (iii) advise DECDG data teams to use appropriate data collection, management and methodology for macro-economic measures; and (iv) support the Bankâs responsibilities in international standard-setting bodies and working groups. The work will require close collaboration with teams across DECDG and with several key partners, including economists and statisticians in Bank regional, sectoral, and global practice teams, other units of the Development Economics Vice-Presidency, and international agencies such as the UN Statistics Division, IMF, OECD, Eurostat, and regional development banks. Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 2 year term appointment. Duties and Accountabilities 1. Work on the International Comparison Program issues relating to national accounts with a particular emphasis on the estimate of expenditure-based GDP in countries with low statistical capacity. 2. Support the work to improve the PPP time series in the World Development Indicators, especially the GDP expenditure data required to produce the PPP time series. 3. Analyze the links between SNA-based data and data from household surveys and other sources. 4. Working in partnership with other Bank units and international/regional organizations and agencies, provide technical assistance to country clients on the implementation of the SNA and the improvement of source data to produce better expenditure-based GDP. 5. Provide technical input to the process of management of macro-economic data and indicators published as part of the World Development Indicators dataset, and used for the Bankâs country classification and operational processes. 6. Support the Bankâs responsibilities in international standard-setting bodies and working groups. Selection Criteria - Advanced university degree in economics, statistics, mathematics, social sciences or related field. - Minimum of five years of directly relevant work experience in a national statistical office, or in combination with an international setting. - Substantial knowledge and working experience of the System of National Accounts framework and its application, with emphasis on Supply-Use tables and deflation procedures. Familiarity with source data underlying Supply-Use tables. - Sound knowledge of economic statistics in general, including price statistics and Purchasing Power Parities. - Knowledge of developing country issues related to statistics and experience providing technical assistance are desirable - Awareness of quality assessment processes to ensure data and metadata quality. Strong client orientation and experience in carrying out independent work. - Commitment to high quality work and conceptual and analytical problem-solving ability. - Ability to function effectively in multi-disciplinary teams and to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues. - Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills. Required Competencies: - Statistical Knowledge and Experience - Demonstrates substantive working or functional proficiency level sufficient to apply this competency to all tasks requiring the competency including those with significant challenges - Data Collection and Management - Demonstrates substantive working or functional proficiency level sufficient to apply this competency to all tasks requiring the competency including those with significant challenges - Data Interpretation and Analysis - Demonstrates substantive working or functional proficiency level sufficient to apply this competency to all tasks requiring the competency including those with significant challenges - Written and Verbal Communication - Delivers information effectively in support of team or workgroup - Client Orientation - Takes personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success. - Drive for Results - Takes personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results, and has the personal organization to do so. - Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion - Collaborates with other team members and contributes productively to the team's work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view. - Knowledge, Learning and Communication - Actively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner. - Business Judgment and Analytical Decision Making - Analyzes facts and data to support sound, logical decisions regarding own and others' work. 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