25 January, 2010

601 Coordinator

The Vanuatu Department of Statistics


Government Department


Port Vila, Vanuatu

Job Hours:

Not Stated

Due Date:


Job Description:

The Department of Statistics and the Vanuatu National Cultural Council are looking for a suitable person to coordinate a project to develop statistical indicators or measures of well being appropriate to the Vanuatu context, that recognise the traditional economy and other non-monetary values contributing to our quality of life, that can supplement the current GDP


This person will report to the Government Statistician, in consultation with the Director of the Vanuatu National Cultural Council.

Terms of Reference:

1) Manage all aspects of the project to develop alternative indicators to measure the traditional economy and other non-monetary values contributing to quality of life in Vanuatu

2) Coordinate and facilitate liaisons between stakeholders in the project, including the Depts of Statistics of the MSG countries, the SPC and the UN and other multilateral agencies

3) Organise a series of sub-regional workshops to develop the concepts and tools required

4) Undertake research as required

5) Write and/or produce policy and discussion papers from the project

6) Represent the project locally and internationally

7) Perform other tasks as directed by the project coordinating committee.


- A university degree (preferably at Masters level) in either statistics, economics, other social sciences, or a directly related area

- Five years of progressively responsible, job-related experience in, statistics or in a sustainable development-related area

- Experience in the development or use of statistical indicators for sustainable development

- Experience in designing and implementing projects in related areas

- Working experience in Vanuatu or another Melanesian country with a good knowledge of Melanesia cultures


Not Stated


Not Stated


How To Apply:

Applications should be submitted in the form of (1) a covering letter outlining your motivation in applying for the position, (b) a CV, and (c) a

Contact Name:

Simil Johnson, Acting Government Statistician


(+678) 22111




Mr Simil Johnson, National Statistics Office, PMB 9019, Port Vila, Vanuatu.
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