Census Project ManagerAdmin & Office

Statistical Institute of Jamaica

Applications are invited for the temporary post of

Census Project Manager

2021 Population and Housing Census


Under the supervision of the Director, Censuses, Demographic & Social Statistics, the Census Project Manager will be temporarily appointed for a period of two (2) years and will be responsible for supporting major initiatives for the implementation of the 2021 Population and Housing Census (Census 2021). The Census Project Manager should possess knowledge of project development and the ability to manage a project or programme from start to finish. The incumbent will drive change and process improvements. The position of the Census Project Manager is focused heavily on tracking a wide range of activities/functions for Census 2021, including project schedules, identifying risks and developing and executing contingency plans.


Qualifications & Experience Required

             Bachelor's degree with a major in Business or Public Administration, Behavioural or Social Sciences, Finance, Data

Analytics or related degree.

              Advanced levels of responsibility and three to four (3-4) years of project management or data analytics experience.

              Ability to perform independently within tight deadlines.

              Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively.

              Ability to handle/manage stress, such as high work volume and frequent change.

              Proficiency in Project Management tools with at least one Enterprise Project Management software tool, e.g., Microsoft

Project, would be a distinct advantage.


Required Competencies

STATINCORE                          STATIN –                                     FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES


            Excellent written and oral                    Excellent leadership skills    Professional Statistical Knowledge

communication skills                            Excellent strategic              Extensive Knowledge of:

            Excellent organizational                   planning skills                                   Project development and management practices and tools to create,

knowledge                                           Excellent people                        manage and track project performance, cost, verify scope.

            Excellent interpersonal skills            management skills                           Creating a work breakdown structure (WBS) to translate

            Excellent teamwork and                       Demonstrated                           requirements into tasks.

cooperation skills                            effectiveness in managing                 Task scheduling and resource assignment.

      Demonstrated high level of              external relationships                       MS Office suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). integrity

      Demonstrated customer and quality focus



Summary of Duties

         Manages Census 2021 project administration activities throughout its life cycle (from inception to closure).

    Develops detailed Census 2021 project plans, schedules and budgets by using project management tools such as Microsoft Project and by working with appropriate staff to understand tasks necessary to complete project.

          Assists in the definition of the Census 2021 project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders

and ensuring technical feasibility.

          Measures Census 2021 project performance using appropriate tools and techniques.

          Ensures Census 2021 project and programme planning are well integrated and dependencies are identified

and addressed.

          Maintains programme-wide monitoring and reporting procedures that provide the Census Steering

Committee with an accurate overall understanding of programme and Census 2021project status.

          Designs a risk mitigation plan for Census 2021.

     Ensures all parts of the Census 2021 project are processed, organized and progressing according to predetermined timelines and deliverable dates.

          Assists in assigning project tasks to relevant parties and obtains status updates.

     Develops and maintains project performance database that tracks overall progress and the accomplishment of specific milestones.

          Identifies programme support risks that may compromise the achievement of outcomes and takes steps to

mitigate risk or reduce impact.

          Assists in the preparation and administration of the Census annual budget.

          Resolves or assists in the resolution of conflicts within and between programmes or functional areas of the


     Meets with Census 2021 internal stakeholders periodically to obtain updates on the status of each programme and to clarify specific requirements/project parameters of each programme.

     Prepares weekly updates of achievements and challenges encountered as well as monthly progress reports and annual reports in line with the project reporting, monitoring and evaluation requirements.

          Creates and maintains comprehensive project documentation.

          Participates in Census 2021 Steering Committee meetings and other stakeholder meetings.


Applications should be submitted by Tuesday, October 22, 2019 to:

The Human Resource Manager

Corporate Services Division

7 Cecelio Avenue

Kingston 10.

Or h-r@statinja.gov.jm                                                                          Statistical Institute of Jamaica

N.B. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Job Details

  • Location: Kingston

  • Sector: Public Sector

  • Category: Admin & Office

  • Posted On: Oct 9, 2019

  • Deadline: Oct 22, 2019

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