Division Chief/Assistant Director (STASI)
International Monetary Fund 38 reviews - Washington, DC

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The Statistics Department (STA) of the IMF is looking for a qualified leader to head its Statistical Information Management Division (SI). The Statistical Information Management Division (SI) of the Statistics Department (STA) provides leadership in the use of innovative and cost-effective work practices in data and metadata management in the Fund as well as centralized statistical services to the department and the Fund. SI collects, manages, and disseminates statistical data and metadata for STA; coordinates data management activities with topical divisions in STA; manages the enterprise data warehouse, IT systems and associated IT budgets; and represents the IT interests of the department on numerous Fund‑wide committees. The Division Chief reports to the Director of the Statistics Department.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the broad direction of the Director of the Statistics Department, the Division Chief (DC) will oversee the statistical data and metadata production and dissemination activities of the department. The DC will lead and manage the Statistical Information Management Division (SI) to ensure that it produces high‑quality data and metadata products and publications for internal and external dissemination. The DC is expected to act as an advocate for the department's IT needs and to foster collaboration both within the division and across divisional boundaries.

Specific responsibilities to accomplish these duties include:
Establish strategic direction for the Division in line with the department's overall accountability framework.

Develop and manage the Division's work program to produce and disseminate high‑quality statistics.

Provide leadership within the department on the design, implementation, and dissemination of new data and metadata products, services, and methods and coordinate work with STA divisions.

Oversee and develop SI managers and staff through coaching, mentoring, training, and appropriate work assignments.

Recruit staff, and conduct performance reviews.

Liaise with STA Director and senior staff, as well as with other IMF departments, on data policy issues including standards for data and metadata management and data sharing.

Oversee communications with member countries in the provision of data to STA.

Lead the strategy and development of STA's publications program, in collaboration with STA management, the External Relations Department (EXR), and senior level steering groups.

Promote STA data and metadata products and services to Fund staff and externally, through outreach, development of promotional materials and presentations, including at international conferences and workshops.

Play a leadership role in the IMF's Information Technology governance bodies, including as the STA representative on the following committees:

Enterprise Information Steering Committee (EISC), including the Business Project Assessment Team (BPAT)

Economic Data Governance Group (EDGG)

Business and Information Technology Advisory Group (BITAG)

Departmental Information Security Contacts (DISC)

Knowledge Management and Advisory Group (KMAG) (STA alternate)

Oversee the formulation of STA proposals for IT capital and administrative projects; participate through EISC BPAT in the evaluation and selection of IT projects for funding; oversee execution of STA IT capital and administrative projects.

Coordinate with other international agencies on the development of standards for data management and data exchange, including Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX), the Generic Statistical Business Process Model (GSBPM), and the Generic Statistical Information Model (GSIM).

Participate in international committees on the development of strategy and management of statistical information systems.


The successful candidate should have demonstrated experience to lead and manage an extensive work program that includes oversight of cross-departmental projects and the staff of a large division (over 55 staff and contractuals). In-depth knowledge of business processes and technologies related to the life cycle of data and metadata in print and electronic media is essential. The successful candidate should have a strong grasp of developments in information technology and should be able to identify relevant trends and opportunities for advancing statistical management and dissemination. The successful candidate should be capable of decisive judgment, have an ability to motivate staff, and possess strategic vision.

The candidate should demonstrate experience in several of the following areas: developing and executing business strategy, leading change management initiatives, delegating effectively, managing budgets and allocating resources, developing staff, and developing and executing effective communications. The successful candidate should demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as analytical and planning skills. The candidate should work well under pressure and deal effectively with many competing deadlines and time critical matters.

Understanding the Fund's mandate and how it relates to STA's statistical production activities within STA, the IMF, and the greater international statistical community are highly desirable. Familiarity with international statistical methodologies is desirable.

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