Economic & Statistical Engineer – Niamey, Niger

Western Africa
Posted 2 months ago

Reference No. KMBLR3

CA Global Headhunters has been mandated by the African Solidarity Fund based in Niamey, Niger to recruit for the above mentioned position. For more information on the African Solidarity Fund please visit their website www.fondsolidariteafricain.org. Should you meet the minimum requirements and wish to apply for the position please apply directly to CA Global Headhunters.


Reference Number: KMBLR3


Nature & Scope: 


The African Solidarity Fund is seeking an Economic & Statistical Engineer for their operations in Niamey, Niger. Under the supervision of the Director of Studies, Planning and Forecasts  (DEPP), the Economist Statistical Engineer plays a pivotal role in supporting the Director  and other functional Departments of the Fund.


Responsibilities and Tasks: 


  • Carry out strategic, institutional and organizational studies for the Fund
  • Conduct benchmarking studies to determine the Fund's positioning in its various business segments
  • Establish and update the list of economic and social indicators that are of  interest to the FSA and all its technical and financial partners
  • Create and implement an operational database
  • Establish, based on the information provided by the operational authorities, a system of regular monitoring and evaluation of the FSA's interventions, their results, and impact
  • Develop summary notes of the main events characterizing the international economic environment, African or local, likely to have an impact on the activities of the FSA
  • Prepare the annual report, contribute to the realization of economic studies of the Fund and their publication
  • Elaborate Technical Notes on specific topics at the request of the General Management
  • Contribute to the creation, implementation, and promotion of new products
  • Perform any other tasks entrusted to by the hierarchy


Required Qualifications and Areas of Competence:


  • Be a Statistician Economist Engineer, or a postgraduate degree in Economics, Statistics or Econometrics, with a specialization in Project Evaluation (CEFEB, COFEB or equivalent type training), if applicable
  • Demonstrate a minimum of seven (7) years of proven experience in statistics, survey conduct, econometry, database management, modelling, finance, banking, analysis, and evaluation of projects, in a renowned bank, a renowned Cabinet and/or an international financial organization
  • Have a good command in

    • The design of survey questionnaires
    • The collection, processing, and use of data
    • The development of sampling plans and the design of surveys
    • Strategic planning and results-based management

  • Demonstrated knowledge of human development approaches, national policies, poverty reduction, SDGs
  • Knowledge of econometric models
  • Knowledge of Data Mining and application to risk management, retention, and impact measurement issues
  • Knowledge in data analysis (application to scoring, ACP, AFC, AFCM, AFD, ect), in Econometry of qualitative variables, univariate models, multivariate models (Logit, Probit) and models with censored variables (Tobit) semi-parametric model, Time series (ARMA modeling, VAR, forecasts, seasonality), in Econometry for Finance (parametric and nonparametric approaches, univariate ARCH-GARCH models) to formulate decision-making
  • Knowledge of management economics (marketing, management control, analytical control, financial policy and analysis, commercial rights)
  • Knowledge of risks, stock exchanges and financial markets
  • Knowledge of asset and financial risk management
  • Knowledge of microfinance and microeconomics of Bank and Assurance
  • Knowledge of project planning, management, and evaluation
  • Knowledge of the national statistical system of the FSA member states
  • Have a good command of programming and use of statistical analysis software (R, Eviews, SAS, CSPRO, SPAD, SPSS, Stata, etc.)


Skills required for the position:


  • Must be a national of one of the sixteen (16) Member States of the African Solidarity Fund: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Mali, Mauritius, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal or Togo
  • Have a perfect command of computer tools and dedicated software
  • Have a good command of French and English
  • Have good analytical and writing skills, and a good sense of interpersonal skills,
  • Be responsive, rigorous, precise, and is passionate about numbers
  • Have the spirit of analysis and synthesis
  • Good ability to work in a team and in a multicultural environment
  • Be courteous, discreet and possess good moral character
  • Have good listening skills and have the ability to work under pressure


Contractual information:


  • Permanent
  • Willing and able to relocate to Niamey, Niger
  • Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply


If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Kyle Magnussen at kmagnussen@caglobalint.com before 31 December 2022


Please visit www.caglobalint.com for more exciting opportunities.


Kyle Magnussen


Recruitments Consultant


Banking & Finance


CA Global will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

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