Papua New Guinea 2024 Census Data Collector NSO PNG

The National Statistical Office (NSO) is calling on all passionate Papua New Guineans to join their team of Data Collectors for the upcoming 2024 National Population Census. This critical national exercise is your chance to directly contribute to shaping the future of PNG by ensuring an accurate count of the country’s citizens.

As a Data Collector, also known as a Field Enumerator, you’ll be entrusted with the vital task of collecting essential demographic data within your designated local area (Ward/LLG) during June 2024. Equipped with an Android tablet, you’ll be responsible for accurately recording information provided by households in your community. The data you collect will be instrumental in informing critical decisions regarding the allocation of resources in healthcare, education, infrastructure development, and more.

The NSO is seeking qualified and enthusiastic individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Age: 18 to 45 years old
  • Education: Minimum Grade 10 qualification or higher
  • Physical Fitness: Must be physically fit and healthy with no vision impairment or speech disorders
  • Communication Skills: Excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills are essential for effectively interacting with community members.
  • Technical Skills: You should be comfortable using an Android phone or tablet to navigate the data collection app.
  • Financial Information: A valid existing bank account is required.
  • Experience (Bonus): Prior experience in data collection, particularly for censuses or surveys, is a valuable asset.

Join the Team: Here’s How

  1. Download the application form: Head to the National Statistical Office website ( to download the application form electronically. Alternatively, you can visit your provincial or district headquarters to pick up a physical copy.
  2. Complete the application: Fill out the application form thoroughly, ensuring all details are accurate and up-to-date. Don’t forget to attach your most recent CV.
  3. Submit your application: Deliver your completed application and CV in person to the Provincial Census Coordinator or the Provincial Recruitment Coordinator at your provincial headquarters office.

Need More Information?

If you have questions or require further details about the Data Collector role or the application process, you can:

  • Visit your Provincial Census Office for a face-to-face chat.
  • Send an email to the NSO
  • The application window closes on April 19th, 2024. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of history!
  • Be aware that recruitment is based solely on merit. The NSO emphasizes that there are NO BRIBES involved in this process. This is a community service opportunity, and appointments will be made based on qualifications and suitability for the role.

By becoming a Data Collector, you’ll play a pivotal role in ensuring an accurate and successful national census. The data you collect will be instrumental in shaping PNG’s future development trajectory. Don’t miss out on this exciting chance to contribute to your nation’s progress. Download the application form today and join the team!

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