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Current open opportunities


Job title: Seconded National Experts to the European Commission

Job Description: Eurostat Unit B1 “Methodology and Corporate Architecture” is a dynamic and friendly unit with 20 colleagues providing Eurostat and the European Statistical System (ESS) with service, guidance and expertise in the areas of statistical methodology and research, confidentiality, standardisation, enterprise architecture and modernisation.

Its aim is to foster the quality of European statistics and corresponding production processes, to maximise the use of data collected and to improve efficiency through interoperability, integration and standardisation of ESS processes. The offered post contributes to the modernisation of Eurostat and the ESS notably through support to the ESS Vision 2020 implementation and ESS standardisation.

Please refer to the vacancy notice for further details.

Location: Brussels

Closing Date: 25 April 2017

The United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR) Statistics Unit are looking for a P3 Statistician to fill their post on a temporary assignment lasting approximately four to six months.

The Statistics Unit provides an essential function within UNHCR to enable successful interventions that have an impact on the well-being of UNHCR’s beneficaries, accurate information on populations of concern for external and internal use and engagement with partners to ensure UNHCR’s perspective is reflected with the international, regional and national statistics frameworks. The postholder will be Copenhagen for the duration of the post.

The responsibilities of the assignment is to support the ongoing work of the Statistics Unit, including.

  • Organize, design, plan and implement the collection, evaluation, analysis, compilation and dissemination of statistical and demographic data on UNHCR persons of concern by selecting methods of data collection, selecting and implementing methods for checking collected data, and selecting and implementing appropriate methods for data processing for incorporation into databases for UNHCR’s internal planning processes and for reporting purposes to UNHCR’s external audiences.
  • Preparation, drafting and publication of standard statistical reports (Aylum Trends, Global Trends, and Statistical Yearbook)
  • Participates in the development or revision of methodological approaches and standards to assist  targeting, analysis and operational planning as well as data collection activities (in particular surveys) outsourced to UNHCR’s partner organizations.
  • Participate and provide inputs into the processes establishing UNHCR’s policies and procedures on planning and reporting UNHCR’s operational activities (results-based management).

For more  information on the responsibilities, qualifications and experience required see the job description.

To apply for this post or for further details contact Petra Nahmias.

Job title: EU SECONDMENT – DG ESTAT F4 – Social Statistics – Income and Living Conditions; Quality of life

Job description: Unit F4 of Eurostat is in charge of 5 surveys of the European Statistical System, namely the Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), the European Health Interview Survey (EHIS), the Household Budget Survey (HBS), the Harmonised European Time Use Survey (HETUS) and the forthcoming Gender Based Violence Survey. The Seconded National Expert will work in the team in charge of the methodology and analysis of EHIS, HBS and HETUS. EHIS is carried out under a European legal basis while HBS and HETUS are carried out under gentlemen agreement with the Member States.

Length of employment: Initial period of two years with the possibility of renewal

Location: Luxembourg

Salary: Successful candidate would transfer on current salary

Grade: Higher Executive Officer, Senior Executive Officer, Grade 7, Grade 6, Other

Closing Date: 23 March 2017

Civil Service Jobs Reference: 1524763

Following the EU Referendum the Prime Minster has established the new Department for International Trade (DIT) to help secure a better deal for the UK as it negotiates a successful exit from the EU, and establishes new relationships with other countries around the globe.

DIT are currently offering roles as loans to GSS members at HStO/SStO/AS level for up to two years.

This is a tremendously exciting time to work as an analyst in DIT. Trade and investment policy is an important enabler for growth, a key factor in the UK’s relationship with the EU and of major future importance for our place in the world.  Over the next few months DIT, is expanding its analytic capability.  You will have the opportunity to be at the heart of delivering on a Government priority and to use your analytic skills to directly shape trade and investment policy and negotiations.

Posts are available in:

Trade Policy Group: Where you will provide analytic support to policy colleagues and Ministers, from providing input to ministerial speeches and briefs to inform negotiations, to responding to ad hoc requests relating to trade and investment statistics.  You will also carry out more in-depth analysis eg research on supply chains and trade by business characteristics; design of trade data visualisation tools.

International Trade and Investment Group: To support a newly formed programme which will bring together all research on trade and investment campaigns, internal and external communications. You will lead on insights and evaluation of trade and investment campaigns and also support internal and external communications. You will commission and design surveys and use the latest analysis techniques to interpret a range of data.

Interested analysts are invited to submit a brief expression of interest to copying in

If you want to find our more or discuss the roles please contact Tom Knight, Chief Statistician Department for International Trade

Tel: 020 7215 2525


Exciting opportunity to work on GSS Discovery project


The GSS Presentation & Dissemination Committee (PDC) are supporting a GSS Discovery project to identify the best dissemination platform for GSS statistical products and so help shape future strategies for disseminating official statistics. The ONS team leading this work are looking for a ‘data architect’ type person from within the GSS that would be willing to work with them during the next few months, either as a short secondment opportunity (or on a more adhoc consultancy basis) to help determine solutions creating a common dissemination model for separate data sources.

Secondments to Good Practice Team

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Ongoing secondments to Good Practice Team

The chance to spend between two and four weeks working as part of the Good Practice Team, based in either their London or Newport office.You’ll be given the opportunity to see how the Good Practice Team operate and to get involved in delivering their ambitious work programme.

Secondments to Full Fact

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Ongoing secondments to Full Fact

Secondments are three months long and start dates are flexible. Please email Full Fact’s Director, Will Moy, if you wish to find out more.

Future Opportunities 

ODI Fellowship Scheme



Secondments opportunities to the Overseas Development Institute

Secondments are two years long. The salary is c.£21,000.00 p.a, and the start date for the next round will be September/October 2016. If you are a Statistical Fast Streamer and are interested in applying, you will be supported in taking up such an opportunity (as a career break) and you would return to the Fast Stream at the end of your two year Fellowship posting.