Head of Statistics

Job Summary

Department: Ministry of Finance and Economic Management

Salary: $240000- $240000

Grade: R0 - R0

Allowances: N/A

Deadline Date: Friday April 7, 2017

Days Left: 14

About the Job

Government of Montserrat (GoM), Caribbean
3 Years FTC commencing May/June 2017

The Government of Montserrat (GoM) is seeking to recruit a Head of Statistics, within the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management. The post of Head of Statistics is a new position. Given the importance of statistical data to inform policy and guide decision making, GoM is seeking to reform the Department.  GoM is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, experienced and dynamic leader to deliver its vision of a reform that will produce relevant and trusted official statistics in key areas that will support the Government’s Development agenda.




The successful candidate will need to lead others to introduce changes across the different line ministries. In addition, a key challenge to be addressed will be building awareness, understanding and statistical capability within the wider system, despite limited resources.

As a leader, your ability to understand and interpret complex and sometimes politically sensitive situations to secure the best interests of the Department is vital. In conjunction with your knowledge and experience, you will be a corporate and strategic thinker; adept in building relationships and influencing others.

In your external leadership role, you will build positive and productive relationships with key stakeholders to enable the continued support.

Create a learning and knowledge culture across the Department to inform future plans and transformational change; encouraging a culture of continuous improvement; Identifying and nurturing talent and has succession plans in place for key positions and fills capability through people management initiatives.

Put in place a plan to transform the way statistics are produced, to use new data and techniques, while making the area more efficient and effective. Support the development of national development plans, economic policies, and budget presentations through the provision of current and credible statistical information. 


The Candidate must be able to demonstrate the qualifications, skills and experience summarised below:


Essential Requirements: 

  • A Masters degree in Business Administration, or  Leadership and Change Management or other relevant masters or alternatively 5 years’ experience in a senior management position;

  • First degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Business or other related field of study;

  • Strong leadership and management skills, able to create a strong and motivated team; 

  • Experience of leading significant change, in particular around changes in business processes, with the ability to deliver complex programmes on time and to budget; 

  • The ability to develop an in-depth understanding of customer requirements, and put in place plans to meet them; 

  • A strong commitment to change and continuous improvement, being able to identify how processes and systems could be improved; and 

  • The ability to work closely and collaboratively with others, to ensure that their own programme is fully aligned with wider GoM strategies and practices.  



    Desirable Qualifications:  

  • A strong background in quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis; and 

  • Statistical leadership in an international arena, in addition to working in a small island state.   





    The terms and conditions applicable for this appointment include:


  • For a period of three (3) years; and

  • The total remuneration package for the post of Head of Statistics is EC$240,000.00 (taxable) per annum. 




    Detailed Terms of Reference for the Head of Statistics can be obtained from the following link at http://psru.gov.ms/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Head-of-Statistics-Term-of-Reference-FINAL-1.pdf




Application forms can be obtained from our website at www.gov.ms - (click on ‘Forms’) or by contacting the Human Resource Management Unit, Office of the Deputy Governor, Brades, Montserrat by e-mail jobs.hrmu@gov.ms, by telephone at (+664) 491 2365/2444 or by fax (+664) 491 6234. 


Applicants must provide all of the following information:


·         A completed Application Form with a covering letter;

·         A comprehensive curriculum vitae with full particulars of experience, and copies of relevant academic qualifications; 

·         A clear statement detailing why in the applicant’s view he/she considers him/herself well qualified for the position;

·         Two letters of reference with full contact details of the referees; and

(NOTE: Original certificates of qualifications or official notarized copies will be requested from those invited to interview).


Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resources Management Unit either by email, or by fax or by ordinary mail. These should be addressed to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resource Management Unit, Government Headquarters, Brades, Montserrat.


The deadline for the receipt of applications is Friday April 7, 2017





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