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Updated: 30 Oct. 2018


The Bureau of Statistics (BOS) will commence the interviewing of a sample of 6,000 randomly selected households across Guyana under the Household Budget Survey/Survey of Living Conditions (HBS/SLC) in 2018. The HBS/SLC will run for a year to capture the seasonal dimensions of income and expenditure, starting October 2018. 

The general objectives of the survey are:

1) To update the BOS basket of goods that is used for computing the Consumer Price Index

2) To facilitate the rebasing of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from the 2006 base year.

3) To estimate poverty, poverty lines and other indicators of deprivation and to determine the characteristics, extent, geographic concentration, severity and causes of poverty (including disaggregation by age, sex and other criteria).

4) To assess the current conditions affecting the welfare of residents based on quantitative household and individual level data.

5) To produce summary indicators of money-metric and multi-dimensional poverty consistent with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and.

6) To provide decision makers with information on different indicators of the population’s living condition so that the determinants of observed social and economic outcomes can be better understood.

Requirement Criteria

•Individuals are now being recruited to perform the duties of enumerators, which would require full time attachment to the Bureau of Statistics for a period of one year Individuals are now being recruited to perform the duties of enumerators, which would require full time attachment to the Bureau of Statistics for a period of one year.

•Persons would be selected following the successful completion of a period of training.

•Enumerators would be required to enter into a contract, detailing the specific duties, and compensation package with the BOS;

•Applicants should have completed secondary education with passes of either Grades 1, 2 or 3 at the CXC Proficiency Level or GCE Ordinary Level Examinations, in Mathematics and English.

•It is to an individuals’ advantage if they are competent in the use of a smart phone/tablet

•Good communication and inter-personal skills would be essential.

•Participation in previous surveys would be an asset.


Applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae, and marked HBS/SLC at the Top of the envelope, must be submitted by the 7th September, 2018 addressed to the:
Survey Department
Bureau of Statistics
34 Main & Hope Streets
South Cummingsburg


Closing date for application is Friday 7th September 2018.


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Guyana at a Glance

Population 746,955  (Census 2012)
Size 214,970 square km
Location Between 1o & 9o  North Latitude and 57o & 61o West Longitude
Time Zone GMT - 04:00
Currency Guyana Dollar (G$)
Per capita GDP 2016 at basic prices US$3,883.00
Nominal GDP 2016 G$723,581  million
Real GDP 2016 G$442,254  million
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