Data Analyst (EASPR Dept) World Bank

Job Title: Data Analyst
Dept/Div: EASPR / Poverty
Appt Type: Short Term Consultant (max. 150 days in a year)
Closing date: 27 July 2009
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Appointment: Local Hire

Poverty reduction is the highest development priority of the Government of Indonesia. The National Community Empowerment Program or Program Nasional Pemberdayaan Masyarakat Mandiri (PNPM-Mandiri) is one of the main poverty reduction programs of the Government. The work of the Poverty Team is a complement to the programmatic focus of PNPM by providing an analytical overview of poverty and strategic inputs for programmatic direction to assist pro-poor growth.

The Government of Indonesia faces many challenges that threaten the success of on-going efforts to reduce poverty due to weak public service institutions, global shocks such as fuel and commodity prices and the recent financial crisis. The Government of Indonesia continues to look to the World Bank for policy and technical support and support to build the capacity of its public institutions. It seeks assistance to address these challenges and deliver results.

The new Country Partnership Strategy FY2009 –FY2012 has a strong focus on institutional capacity building and a refocus on client based approaches to all engagement areas including the poverty reduction work program.

The work of the Poverty Team will be supported under the PNPM Support Facility (PSF) Trust Fund. A Poverty digest has been created and the Dutch Government has provided the World Bank with a child trust fund to assist the Government of Indonesia (GoI) to focus on poverty reduction, inform policy formulation, and improves data quality, target capacity building activities that builds institutions and a focus on regional/local government poverty evaluation and monitoring activities. The World Bank has used part of this assistance to create a multi-disciplinary Poverty Team with a four year work program.

The Consultant will be working as a port of the Poverty Team with the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) group in the World Bank Office Jakarta. The primary objective of the Consultant is to work as a researcher and team member on the analysis, dialogue and development of the Poverty Team outputs.  The Consultant will work under the supervision of economist(s) in the Poverty Team and will report to the Poverty Task Team Leader.

The Consultant will provide substantive research and analytical assistance in these five work streams. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain large scale secondary database (either BPS data such as Susenas, Podes, Census, Sakernas, Survei Industry or other data) and act as a service point for providing inputs and empirical analysis of the data for the World Bank Office Jakarta;
  • Undertake, with the guidance of senior poverty team members, primarily research with some policy analysis, and prepare presentations in a wide variety of specific economic or sectoral topics and issues for research or policy related tasks;
  • Undertaking literature review and analyze existing information to contribute to World Bank reports on range of issues relating to poverty reduction;
  • Participate in preparing, managing and implementing survey instruments for evaluating World Bank projects or other related surveys conducted by the PREM unit;
  • Participated in missions as a team member to participate in quantitative research and to collect/analyze data as well as exchange information with government/private sector officials;
  • Working as the contact person between the Bank and Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) to manage wide-range information/data on the related issues;
  • Write selected sections of research reports and proposals;
  • Support activities for disseminating key messages as key member of the Poverty Team.

The Consultant should have the following classifications:

  • Minimum of B.A. in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or related subjects with minimum 2 years of relevant working experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of programming, econometrics and statistical analysis techniques and related principles underlying Bank’s economic work,
  • Excellent data skills and familiarity with statistical methods and standard econometric software packages, especially STATA, or SAS
  • Experience in using various large scale quantitative survey data,
  • Excellent knowledge of data collection, principal sources and retrieval systems of economic and social development survey data,
  • Ability to interpret and present statistical informationFluency in English and good writing skills,
  • An excellent team worker but can also work independently and self-motivated.

How to Apply

  • This is a local hired position, open for Indonesian nationals only.
  • Please only submit your cover letter, CV, and references (at least three names with full contact details) to:
  • Do not forget to state your name and position applied in the e-mail subject.
  • Deadline of application is 27 July 2009. Late submission will not be considered; hard copy applications and phone inquiries will not be accepted.

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