The Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) is moving forward with its search for potential candidates to fill the 800 temporary positions that were announced last month and join the Sharjah Census 2015 team, which will kick off in October under the theme ‘For a better tomorrow’.
The Sharjah Expo Centre, where interviews are conducted, has witnessed a remarkable turnout since last Tuesday by applicants of various nationalities and ages who have each chosen their preferred timings in accordance to the timetable posted on the census project’s website, www.sharjahcensus.ae.
Job applicants can also visit Sharjah Expo Centre and apply personally without the need for prior appointment, but are requested to bring their national identity with them during the interview.
Interviewees expressed utter enthusiasm to take part in the Sharjah Census 2015, pointing out that participation in the census would allow them to determine the population status and the Emirate’s social and economic situation, as well as to contribute to the process of economic, social and cultural development in Sharjah while keeping pace with the future growth in population, housing and establishments.
Interviews at the Sharjah Expo Centre will continue until May 13, and the Committee will begin to interview applicants from the Central Region at Al Dhaid Cultural Club from 17th until 19th of May, from 10 am to 4 pm, while candidates from the Eastern Region will be interviewed at Expo Khorfakkan from 24th until 27th of May, also from 10 am to 4pm. The recruits will be assigned relevant tasks to perform, including collecting data from homes and interviewing families to gather information about their members.
The great interest and positive interaction shown by applicants concerning these assignments reflects people’s awareness about the importance and role of population census in driving development, and its contribution to future planning through assurance of a reliable database. The high percentage of young people among applicants brings hope for the future, and promises to usher in the success of statistical and data collection especially since much of the field work necessitates the stamina of active, enthusiastic and dynamic youth.
Conducting interviews for the appointment of these team members embraces the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, who issued Emiri Decree No. 7 of 2015 in February, on conducting a general census of the population, housing and facilities in the Emirate of Sharjah, to provide accurate statistical data on the economic, social, and demographic conditions, as well as other sectors pertaining to development.
Sharjah Census 2015 aims to collect comprehensive statistical data on the population, infrastructure, housing and establishments in Sharjah via field interviews and electronic forms. The census will focus on specific social segments, such as the elderly, widows or divorced/separated women, job seekers, and people with special needs.
The Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development is the only authorized statistical body in the emirate and the source of official statistical data, as well as the body mandated with all community development related policies and plans. It is a corporate body with full legal capacity to carry out and direct all works and necessary actions to achieve its objectives.