Jobs : Chief Statistician, Quality Assurance - Ghana Statistical Service

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The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) invites applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians who are goal-oriented, results-driven with good leadership qualities and enthusiasm into the position of Chief Statistician, Quality Assurance


To bring acceptable quality assurance standards and to ensure the implementation of these standards in the generation of statistics in the GSS.



Quality Assurance principles, standards and best practice Lead the development, implementation and periodic revision of a:

  • National Statistical System (NSS) Code of Practice, in accordance with the UN Fundamental Principles for Official Statistics and other international standards;



  • NSS Quality Assurance Framework for the collection, analysis and dissemination of statistics about Ghana's economy, society and population. This should include standardised error detection measures;
  • NSS best practice for compilation and publication of survey and administrative metadata. The 2013 'Compendium of statistical standards, definitions of concepts. variables and classifications' used in the production of national statistics. In line with international and regional standards: and
  • NSS suite of common statistics and methods, that are reproducible and transferrable across the whole national statistical system

Quality Assurance for Data Management

  • Develop a data management framework and standards for the secure collection, transmission, storage and dissemination/publishing of data by Ghana Statistical Service,
  • Advise and administer a corporate set of data management and analytical tools should be used by the Service for the collection and production of statistics, and
  • Ensure that data collected and analysed by GSS are published in open, transparent and reusable formats

Trust in Statistics and Transparency

  • Develop and publicise a Release Calendar for the dissemination of national statistics. This should include publishing corrections to national statistics and ad hoc data requests (tables) received by the Service;
  • Develop regulations for the full review of all national starting with GSS. This will include using the Quality Assurance Framework and Standards to assess and report on the quality of statistical output This will include working with the GSS Senior Leadership Team to ensure that all reports of statistics produced by the GSS are of high quality;
  • Work with other GSS Senior Leaders. build strong and trusted relationships with users of our data to understand their needs and improve the value of our statistics;
  • Develop indicators for quality and performance of data quality, and
  • Lead the discussion and implementation of the designation of statistics in phases (experiment, official and national) based levels of acceptance, usability and robustness.




  • A minimum of a research-based postgraduate degree (at least Master's degree) in a subject area that is inclined to the use of data
  • A minimum of 10 years post first degree qualification work experience in a field related to data generation and use with at least 5 years in a management position.


  • Show evidence of adherence to data quality through sharing of data and syntax; and
  • Good interpersonal skills: ability to operate effectively across organisational boundaries.


The appointment is for an initial period of four (4) years. renewable upon satisfactory performance_ Applicants must be eligible and capable of serving a full term of four years before attaining the compulsory retiring age of 60 years.

DUTY POST:  Accra, Ghana

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