STATIN accepting applications for Census Takers

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is now accepting applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the posts of Census Takers for the 2011 Population and Housing Census.
STATIN is urging Jamaicans from across the island to offer themselves for this project, as the Census is essential for effective development planning and one of the most important statistical endeavours that a country undertakes.
Prospective Census Takers must be 18 years of age; must sit a written aptitude test; must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills; be willing to work evenings and weekends as and when required; and be available to attend five days of training on a full time basis in preparation for the work. If selected, the incumbent will be expected to: Locate and visit personally every inhabited or habitable dwelling in the enumeration district (s) to which he/she may be assigned; Complete census forms accurately for each person and each dwelling according to instructions;Assist the Census Zone Supervisor in the performance of such other duties as the Census Zone Supervisor may determine; andAssist any other Census Taker in the performance of his/her duties in any other enumeration district if so directed by the Census Zone Supervisor.
Suitably qualified persons should address their applications to Census 2011: Census Taker, The Director General, Statistical Institute of Jamaica, 7 Cecelio Avenue, Kingston 10. Applications must state clearly the district and parish of residence, contact telephone number (s) and or email address of the applicant.
The 2011 Population and Housing Census, which is themed: ‘Every one Counts You, Me, All a Wi!’, will begin on April 4, 2011 and last until July 2011.
The census is the total process of collecting, compiling and publishing demographic, social and economic data pertaining to a specified time for all persons in a country.
The last population and housing census was conducted in 2001. At that time the population count was 2,607,633. Since then annual estimates of the total population have been done and at December 2009, the population was estimated at 2,698,800 with 1,329,300 males and 1,369,500 females.

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