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Cadet Labour Economist, Grade 7

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Gambians to fill the following vacant position available at the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment, Independence Drive, Banjul.

JOB TITLE: Cadet Labour Economist, Grade 7

Number of vacancy (One position)

QUALIFICATION:

DIRECT ENTRY

  • Candidate must have a Bachelors degree in Economics/ Finance or related field.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Labour Economist will perform highly technical and professional work in research, data analysis and utilization in relation to economic planning and development within the Country. The Labour Economist will therefore perform the following specific tasks:

  • Leads the development of and conducting of sample surveys to collect information on employment and labour related issues for informed policy decision making
  • Collects and analyses data relevant for outcomes based approach to TVET; prepares an outcomes-based analysis with actionable proposals to be used by the Ministry in influencing the implementation of quality skills training programs and suitable training providers in selected areas.
  • Prepares detailed assessments of skills requirements and related constraints faced by foreign companies in Gambia in selected sectors and provide guidance to the Ministry in helping Gambian agencies address these constraints.
  • Prepares and projects demand and supply of skilled labour in selected sectors of the economy to inform the ministry, private and public providers so that skills training can be coordinated and planned accordingly.
  • Manages the Labour Market Information system by synthesizing and updating quantitative data and narrative reports on a regular basis and propose strengthening options for better management of the system to facilitate economic surveillance and analysis of labour market.
  • Works with labour market indicators, interpreting their significance to the national labour market, training requirements and employment creation strategies.
  • Provides technical advice to the Permanent Secretary and particularly the Employment Division on the economic aspects of employment, unemployment, training and interpreting the economic implications of labour conditions.
  • Prepares and disseminates to the Employment Division, other divisions of the Ministry and relevant stakeholders data related to employment and labour trends in the country.
  • Takes part in activities of other ministries and related agencies on research, data collection, analysis and utilization for economic planning. 

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Good writing, computer and analytical skills.
  • Identifies, develops and applies available labour market information for economic study analysis in the labour market.

SALARY

The salary attached to the position is Grade 7, of the Government Integrated Pay Scale, i.e. D34, 128 (Thirty-four thousand two hundred and twenty-eight dalasis) per annum.

Applicants should complete form (16B) available at the Records Office of the Public Service Commission (PSC), The Quadrangle, Banjul, together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of Certificates and other relevant documents to the said Records Office not later than 31st October, 2017 on or before 3:30pm.

 

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