Vacancy Announcement: U.S. Census Bureau’s International Programs

Are you a statistician or demographer interested in international development? Are you passionate about enhancing data for improved decision making? Do you enjoy traveling and collaborating with people from different cultures? If so, we encourage you to apply for the Survey Statistician/Demographer vacancy in the Training and Statistical Development Branch (TSDB) in the International Programs area of the U.S. Census Bureau.
TSDB is responsible for providing capacity building-oriented training and technical assistance to National Statistical Offices (NSOs) around the world. The branch manages all aspects of the Washington, D.C. based International Training Program, including the selection of workshop topics, the identification of workshop participants, and instructing courses. TSDB also manages the Regional Workshop Program and a number of multi-year country-specific statistical development initiatives. Additionally, the branch develops and maintains the Demographic Analysis and Population Projections System (DAPPS), a public domain software package designed to assist users in analyzing and producing population projections. TSDB staff members regularly collaborate with other staff within the International Programs area and across the Census Bureau.
The TSDB is seeking a Survey Statistician/Demographer to assist the branch in fulfilling its mission.
Key responsibilities include:
– Provide training and technical assistance to NSO counterparts in various census or survey related activities (planning and management, budget formulation, questionnaire and enumerator manual design and development, field staff training, data processing, analysis, and dissemination) through short-term field missions to developing countries
– Participate in strategic planning exercises associated with the Washington, D.C. based International Training Program
– Collaborate with staff in the development of DAPPS
– Develop and update training materials for international workshops
– Liaise with a variety of foreign governments, universities, and local and international stakeholders in census and survey operations
Desired skills include:
– Experience training individuals from various cultures
– Proven commitment to high-level technical expertise in statistical training and capacity building
– Ability to build partnerships with national institutions and other organizations involved in the development process
– Strong project management skills and experience
– Strong interpersonal skills
For further information, please contact Oliver Fischer at