Mar 26, 2021

Price Methodologist: Price Statistics

  • Statistics South Africa
  • Pretoria, South Africa
Full time Government

Job Description

Ref No: 38/03/21HO
SALARY : R376 596 per annum (Level 09)

A three-year tertiary qualification in in Economics/ Statistics or related. Training in quantitative analysis. Two years’ experience in quantitative analysis and research. Knowledge of Price statistics, Economics and Statistics. Experience and knowledge of SAS and/or other statistical packages. Knowledge MS Office Suite especially Excel.

Provide inputs on developing methodology and continuous improvement regarding price statistics based on international best practices of price statistics. Participate in ensuring that price statistics are collected and compiled using the best international practices. Participate in the development and maintenance of detailed sources and methods documentation on relevant activities for all price statistics publications. Participate in reweighting (weights estimation) rebasing and sample management of price statistics. Design statistical programs and participate in the writing of guidelines, specifications and instructions to programmers and analyse data. Interact with internal and external stakeholders as required. Provide inputs to management relating to MTEF and operational planning and budgeting.


Stats SA provides scientific knowledge that enables society to understand complex socio-economic phenomena. It draws its mandate from the Statistics Act, 1999 (Act No 6 of 1999).

Stats SA strives to excel in the following five competencies: Intellectual capability to lead the scientific work of statistics, Technological competence for purposes of large-scale processing and for complex computations and accessibility of information to the public, Logistical competence for deployment of (forward and reverse) logistics of large-scale field operations and for strategic choices regarding operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness, Political competence in understanding the political environment without being political or Politicised (commitment of delivery without fear or favour), Administrative competence: The ability of bringing it all together.

APPLICATIONS : All applications must be submitted online on the following link:

NOTE : Applications must be a submitted online and must be completed in full on all fields including the declaration part.

Clear indication of the post and reference number that is being applied for must be stated.

A recent, comprehensive CV, specifying all qualifications and experience, with respective dates and certified copies of qualifications and ID must be uploaded on the system.

General information: Candidates whose appointments promote representativity in terms of race, gender and disability will receive preference.

All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department.

The shortlisted candidate(s) will be required to undergo a Competency Assessment and must be available for interviews at a date and time determined by Statistics South Africa.

One of the minimum entry requirement for SMS position is the pre-entry certificate.

The successful candidate(s) will be required to sign an annual performance agreement, disclose his/her financial interests and be subjected to security clearance.

Applications that do not comply with the requirements will not be taken into consideration.

If you have not received a response from this Department within three months of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Note: Statistics South Africa reserves the right to fill or not fill the below-mentioned posts.


R376 596 per annum

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