Based at the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET), the ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI) is one of the first university-based think tanks in the South Caucasus. ISET-PI complements the educational mission of ISET by delivering training, conducting research and analysis, expressing views on policy, and providing a professional platform for policy discussions and debates.

ISET-PI is seeking a statistician who will report to the ISET-PI Deputy Director.

Main responsibilities include:

• Designing and implementing sampling and data collection efforts alone or in coordination with the Data Scientist and/or other relevant actors;

• Suggesting proactively interesting and feasible directions for data collection and analysis;

• Participating in PI projects requiring data analytical skills;

• Organize and provide trainings for external customers (for fee) and for internal/institutional staff;

• Engage proactively in the acquisition of contracts aiming at generating and/or managing data for third parties, and/or building capacity (through trainings), both jointly with other PI centers or independently;

• Contributing proactively to the following functions of the Data Center:

o Store safely and in an organized manner all data generated, acquired and collected within the institution:

o Centralize all existing/archived institutional data in a data depository and create a catalog of its entries;

o Automate the process of adding new/incoming data to the depository and updating the data catalog;

o Support data collection activities of PI centers and/or ISET faculty:

o Perform or assist the ISET Data Unit and/or external sampling experts in sample size estimation, ensuring the representativeness of samples given the target level of accuracy;

o Identify the main/key data generating entities in the country and work on establishing close contacts and partnerships with them;

o Upon need, advise with the design of data collection strategies for specific institutional projects;

o Manage and coordinate the implementation of data collection efforts;

o Be proactive in suggesting new interesting and feasible directions for data collection and analysis;

Required qualifications:

• An undergraduate or graduate degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Data Science or a related field;

• A two years of relevant work experience is preferable, with demonstrated experience in Designing and/or Coordinating a survey implementation process;

• Strong competency in relevant statistical software and programming languages is a significant plus;

• Fluency and strong command in English and Georgian.

How to apply:

Please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in the position to the following email address [email protected]. Please indicate “Statistician” in the subject line of your email. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

The deadline to apply is June 27, 2020.

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