World Bank Jobs in Tanzania


  Senior Economist/Statistician

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of Tanzania in collaboration with other government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) has embarked on a comprehensive reform program of the statistical sector with the assistance and funding from the Government of Tanzania, the World Bank, the Department for Foreign Affairs, Development and Trade Canada (DFATD), the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and other development partners. The program is implemented under the Tanzania Statistical Master Plan (TSMP 2009-2014) and aims at developing the National Statistical System (NSS) through a range of initiatives within, institutional reform, human resource and capacity development, development of statistical infrastructure, data development and dissemination as well as physical infrastructure and equipments.

In order to achieve this objective, the World Bank, DfID and DFATD have agreed to support NBS through a basket fund arrangement. The World Bank is the largest donor to the Basket Fund through an IDA-credit of $30 million. To supervise the implementation of activities funded by the Basket Fund and to advise the statistical authorities of Tanzania, the partners have decided to recruit an in-country statistician to supervise the basket fund (funded by DfID). The in-country statistician will be based in the World Bank’s Country Office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and report to the Bank’s manager of the Poverty GP Africa Team (GPVDR). The in-country statistician will represent all basket partners in meetings.

The in-country statistician will be recruited on a one-year Term contract with an option of a two-year extension. The assignment is expected to commence on or around July 1st 2016. The statistician will work closely with World Bank colleagues in Washington DC, the World Bank Country Management Team in Tanzania and other development partners in Tanzania mainly DFATD, DfID and the EU. The post is located in the World Bank Tanzania Country Office in Dar es Salaam.

Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 1 year term appointment.

Duties and Accountabilities:

The objective of the post is to scale up donor capacity to: a) engage Government of Tanzania (GoT) in high-level policy dialogue in the statistics sector, b) mobilize and coordinate donor support to the sector, c) enhance harmonization of donor support modalities and alignment with the sector policy as set out by the TSMP, and d) support the NBS in the planning, budgeting, implementation and reporting on statistical activities.