UNDP and the State of Kuwait, represented by the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council of Planning and Development (GSSCPD), strive to enhance institutional capacities at various government agencies by providing them with necessary technical support to strengthen their capacities and skills to perform their expected duties.
Under the framework of the Institutional Capacity Development for Implementation of the Kuwait National Development Plan (ICDI/KNDP) project, UNDP and GSSCPD attempt to support public entities to increase technical expertise and institutional capacities for strategic planning and implementation of Kuwait National Development Plan.
Within this context, UNDP and GSSCPD strive to enhance the capacity of the Kuwait Industries Union in analyzing and issuing reports and means to become more efficient and competitive.
The Kuwait Industries Union was established on 7/8/1989 in Kuwait. It comprises 300 industrial facilities licensed by the Ministry of Trade and Industry or the Public Authority for Industry. The union aims to serve the industrial service and protects their interests. It also strives to improve and upgrade its performance to support the national economy.
Currently, the Union lacks basic statistics information on industrial activities, economic potential and human resources which seriously hampers the formulation of an appropriate development strategy and the monitoring of the progress. In order to measure the comparative advantage of a country in the international market and attract foreign investment, it is essential that country statistics are internationally comparable. Such an outcome will support the Industrial Union and the Public Authority of Industry to make better informed decision and reporting regarding Industry in Kuwait.
Within this context, the Kuwait Industries Union is seeking to recruit a Statistician to provide technical support and strengthen the union’s capacities in order to perform its mandates.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the focal point at the Kuwait Industries Union and with close coordination with the Project Manager of the GSSCPD, the Statistician will assume the following duties:
- Ensure that data collection itself is not an aim of any statistical operation; its final outcome is relevant statistical information for development planning, monitoring and policy formulation;
- Create an On-line database with an efficient updating mechanism;
- Plan and design an industrial On-line database and a survey involving preparation of various statistical instruments; such as the frame, questionnaire, instruction manual, data collection plan, data processing plan, output tables and others;
- Develop On-line database with key information of industrial entities. The database lists the industrial enterprises with their head office contact addresses as well as location of production units, plants, factories, employees, degree levels. The database provides the frame for sector specific statistical surveys.
- Develop well-defined, comprehensive and regularly updated On-line database which allows statisticians to improve the industrial survey design and apply, whenever necessary, sampling techniques that reduces the time and cost of data collection and increases the precision of statistics;
- Establish collection of production and employment data, and, enterprise for financial data as well as statistics of non-industrial services including the cost of R&D expenditure, data on patent, trademark and copyright;
- Train the Industrial Union staff how to maintain and update the database and issue reports;
- Develop training courses and workshops for staff on basic concepts and methods of industrial statistics and procedures, interview and related data collection methods for maintenance of the database;
- Retrieve any data regarding industry in Kuwait from the Public Authority of Industry to be used in the database.
Conduct surveys on:
- Count the actual facilities and in coordination with the team from the Public Authority for Industry;
- Total number of workers at the facilities under the authority of the Public Authority of Industry (national and expatriate, with an indication of the status of qualifications);
- Total number of national and non-national labor force in the industrial sector- type (technical or administrative) – nationality and qualifications;
- Count the Size of the Industrial non-oil Exports;
- The volume of petroleum products consumed by the industrial sector;
- The study of each industrial sector separately and the size for each sector in general;
- The volume of the business capital in the industrial sector;
- The number of industrial investments abroad;
- The number of foreign investments in the industrial sector;
- Industrial sectors growth rate;
- The number of industrial space occupied and unoccupied – The number of industrial licenses (active and non-active);
- The study of all industrial zones and the number of factories available.
The statistician should demonstrate diverse skills in the relevant areas including, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:
- Excellent planning, organizational and management skills;
- Good at establishing priorities; scheduling activities to ensure optimum use of time and resources, monitoring performance against development and other objectives and correcting deviations;
- Capable of gathering comprehensive information on complex problems or situations; evaluating information accurately and identifying key issues required to resolve problems; and providing advice to defend and negotiate difficult cases;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to generate professional high-quality documents and products under tight time constraints;
- Ability to design and implement of UNDP program activities; build and sustain effective partnerships with stakeholders; and client orientation approach;
- Consistent approach to work with energy and a positive constructive and result-oriented attitude;
- Capable of building strong relationships with Industrial Union, Public Authority of Industry and relevant UNDP units;
- Demonstrating integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
- Promoting the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
- Consistent display of cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
- Compliance of procurement activities with UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies;
- Assistance in prioritizing procurement requisitions in terms of urgency for appropriate action to be taken by the relevant UNDP staff;
- Tracking of all procurement processes up to delivery, acceptance and payment;
- Sharing knowledge and experience from within and outside the UNDP Country Team;
- Willing to keep abreast of innovations in relevant technical fields, and communicate and integrate them into the work environment.
Location: Kuwait, KUWAIT
Application Deadline: 21 January 2016