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Statistics Estonia shares with the public reliable and objective information on the environment, population, social life and economy of Estonia. We have an important role in the society: bringing numbers to life! Around 400 employees work every day to produce up-to-date statistical data and interpret these. The data on persons and the state help the government make forward-looking decisions.

Join our team!

The people working at Statistics Estonia are trustworthy, friendly and open-minded employees who produce quality statistics. We value work–life balance as well as each employee’s development and health. Statistics Estonia is a family-friendly employer with offices in Tallinn, Tartu and Viljandi.

Most of the jobs at Statistics Estonia require good knowledge of Estonian, but we welcome everyone to apply.

 

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Analyst
  1. An analyst prepares data, which can be used for making informed decisions. He or she analyses data and calculates statistics for one or several areas, draws conclusions, interprets and explains using international methodology.
  2. Typically, an analyst is a specialist in one field (for example, business, agriculture, population, education, environment), knows the field in depth, has great mathematical skills and experience with analytical methods.
  3. An analyst's job suits you if you enjoy numbers, can and want to see behind the numbers, and connect statistics with what happens in the society and economy. In this position, you will be successful if you enjoy solving complex problems, think logically, are thorough and responsible.
Data processor
  1. A data processor ensures that the data quality is good, which is the basis of reliable statistics. He or she collects, enters and codes data, identifies problems and errors, and corrects these when necessary.
  2. A data processor often communicates with respondents. The task of the data processor is to give information to respondents, advise them and, when necessary, to check for data accuracy.
  3. A data processor’s job suits you if you enjoy instructing and helping people and can successfully work under pressure. In this position, you will be successful if you are detailed and responsible, have great computer skills and communicate in Estonian, Russian and English.
Methodologist
  1. The task of a methodologist is to develop survey methodologies.
  2. A methodologist analyses data sources, uses statistical methods to solve problems and proposes new solutions for data processing, calculation of statistics or quality assessment. He or she co-operates closely with analysts, advising them about methodology issues.
  3. A methodologist’s job suits you if you have mathematical thinking and great analysis skills. In this position, you will be successful if you like complex tasks and finding solutions. This position requires very good knowledge of statistical methods and international methodology.
Data scientist
  1. A data scientist tries to find associations and a better understanding of data. He or she runs queries in databases, processes and analyses big data, and visualises the results for a better understanding of social phenomena.
  2. A data scientist’s job suits you if you have an inquisitive mind and are passionate about understanding and solving problems independently. In this position, you will be successful if you can approach problems scientifically, know how to work with large datasets and use tools for processing big data. You must have knowledge of mathematical methods, data mining principles and machine-learning techniques as well as programming languages.
Interviewer
  1. The data collected by an interviewer are used for making important decisions in Estonia.
  2. As an interviewer, you can decide when and where you work. The working time is flexible and the workload can be suited. You can work near your home or as a phone interviewer from home office.
  3. An interviewer’s job can be either the main job, a temporary job or a regular second job. It is also suitable for retired persons or students. A great interviewer enjoys communication, works well under pressure, is detailed and responsible, has good computer skills and communicates in Estonian and Russian.

 

What do I like about working at Statistics Estonia?

Eveli Voolens, leading analyst in social statistics

For me, working at Statistics Estonia is more than just producing statistics. I remember the time when, after getting my Bachelor’s degree, I joined Statistics Estonia and feared that maybe I would not fit in as a 21-year-old. It was quite the opposite. It is a joy to work with people who care about their work and want to achieve goals together.

Priit Metsma, specialist at Data Acquisition and Processing Department

At Statistics Estonia, I can work on interesting projects that teach me something. In my work, I come across exciting facts that I wasn’t aware of before. My colleagues are supportive and friendly and our motivation events are a lot of fun.

Eve Valdvee, leading analyst in agricultural statistics

By working at Statistics Estonia, I can give back to the society. Every day I gain new experiences, as we communicate with institutions and statistics users, including ministries and Eurostat, in Estonia and abroad. My colleagues are smart and supportive, and I enjoy working with them.

Merilin Ailt, data processor

Everyone counts at Statistics Estonia. As an employer, Statistics Estonia supports and values its employees. Each one of us makes a great effort, so that social phenomena and events could be analysed, contributing to research and development of Estonia.

Robert Müürsepp, leading analyst in economic statistics

It never gets boring at Statistics Estonia and there are plenty of challenges. I can develop in my own field or move to another branch of statistics. It is also possible to participate in European co-operation and in the wider international statistical community.

Tea Vassiljeva, methodologist

I like working at Statistics Estonia, because I always find my work interesting. If it feels like you have given your all in one team, you can move to another team and prove yourself there.

We are a family-friendly employer

At Statistics Estonia, we care about the work–life balance of employees. We have flexible working time, the opportunity to work from distance, 35 calendar days of holiday a year and three paid health days. Days are given off for personal and family occasions. In Tallinn office, there is a dedicated room for children.

We care about health

We care about health

We have a healthy, ergonomic and comfortable working environment. Our office also includes recreational facilities. In the Tallinn office, there is an indoor health track, dedicated rooms for group and individual exercise as well as a massage service. Our employees receive discounts at sports clubs. Our office has been awarded with the title Green Office of the Year.

We value our employees

We value our employees

We recognise the best employees, celebrate work anniversaries and congratulate on personal occasions. We celebrate national holidays and statistics days. We come together at least three times a year: to celebrate the New Year, for our annual conference and summer school.

Innovative and informative work

Innovative and informative work

The rapidly changing world requires each employee to keep learning. We implement state-of-the-art methods and technological solutions in data science and production of statistics. We seek and adopt new data sources. We are resourceful and dare to experiment. Thanks to international co-operation, we keep up-to-date with the latest trends in the world of numbers, we meet specialists of other countries working in our fields and continuously improve our knowledge. This is what makes working at Statistics Estonia an exciting challenge.

A team who sees behind the numbers

A team who sees behind the numbers

The employees of Statistics Estonia are high-level specialists whose main goal is to publish quality statistics. They are educated, dedicated and willing to pick up new knowledge. The average length of employment at Statistics Estonia is ten years. More than a third of our employees are under 40 years old. Nearly 80% have higher education. The total staff is nearly 400 people, most of whom work in the Tallinn office, more than 25 in Tartu office and more than 30 in Viljandi office. Around 70 interviewers and price data collectors work across Estonia.

Our guiding principles are the following:

  • our work is based on scientifically sound and internationally recognised methodology;
  • our activities are ethical and we adhere to statistical confidentiality requirements;
  • we keep our promises;
  • we listen to the needs of clients and partners;
  • we are open and straightforward in communication.
Office in a great location

Office in a great location

The Tallinn office of Statistics Estonia is located in the trendy Veerenni area. We have free parking and easy access by public transportation, car or bike. Our Tartu office relocated to the newly constructed Delta building on the river Emajõgi. The building also accommodates University of Tartu institutes and research-intensive enterprises. The Viljandi office is located in a renovated government building in the centre of Viljandi.