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Interantional Consultancy : Regional Household Survey Consultant

Closing: Jun 12, 2024

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Published: May 30, 2024 (16 days ago)

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Purpose, objectives & expected results

  • Under the overall supervision of the Statistics and Monitoring Specialist (Regional MICS Coordinator), the MICS Regional Household Survey Consultant has the responsibility for supporting the preparation and implementation of the three (3) ongoing MICS in ESAR and provide specialized technical assistance to the implementation and review of MICS survey topics like for example the foundational learning skills and violence against women.


Desired Competencies, Technical Background, And Experience

Education


  • At least a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Demography, Statistics, Epidemiology, or other related technical field with significant measurement or analysis component is required

Skills And Experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience in the coordination and/or management of quantitative household surveys. (Prior MICS/DHS coordination experience highly desirable);
  • Expertise in statistical analyses (familiarity with data processing and data analysis software, CSPro and SPSS highly desirable);
  • Experience in survey report preparation;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Oral and written communications in French will be an asset;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability and willingness to travel to all countries across ESAR

Other Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective relationships with national partners.
  • Demonstrated leadership, managerial, and supervisory ability.

In addition, the candidate must exhibit the UNICEF Core Values of:

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability
  • Sustainability

The consultant should demonstrate the following competencies for the assignment

  • Building and maintaining partnership
  • Demonstrating self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Innovating and embracing change
  • Driving to achieve results for impact
  • Thinking and acting strategically
  • Working collaboratively with other


Responsibilities

Purpose, objectives & expected results

  • Under the overall supervision of the Statistics and Monitoring Specialist (Regional MICS Coordinator), the MICS Regional Household Survey Consultant has the responsibility for supporting the preparation and implementation of the three (3) ongoing MICS in ESAR and provide specialized technical assistance to the implementation and review of MICS survey topics like for example the foundational learning skills and violence against women.


Desired Competencies, Technical Background, And Experience

Education


  • At least a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Demography, Statistics, Epidemiology, or other related technical field with significant measurement or analysis component is required

Skills And Experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience in the coordination and/or management of quantitative household surveys. (Prior MICS/DHS coordination experience highly desirable);
  • Expertise in statistical analyses (familiarity with data processing and data analysis software, CSPro and SPSS highly desirable);
  • Experience in survey report preparation;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Oral and written communications in French will be an asset;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability and willingness to travel to all countries across ESAR

Other Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective relationships with national partners.
  • Demonstrated leadership, managerial, and supervisory ability.

In addition, the candidate must exhibit the UNICEF Core Values of:

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability
  • Sustainability

The consultant should demonstrate the following competencies for the assignment

  • Building and maintaining partnership
  • Demonstrating self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Innovating and embracing change
  • Driving to achieve results for impact
  • Thinking and acting strategically
  • Working collaboratively with other


Key Activities Include

  • Support the Regional MICS Coordinator in providing technical assistance and oversight for three (3) MICS in the region,
  • In coordination and collaboration with the Regional MICS Coordinator and other relevant experts, review and provide feedback to COs on the following documents for compliance with MICS standards:
    • For Madagascar
      • agenda of training of interviewers
      • field monitoring digital reports
    • For Somalia
      • agenda of training of interviewers
      • field monitoring digital reports
    • For South Sudan
      • Country Survey Plan including budget and sample design
      • questionnaires
      • pre-test and test of Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) programmes report.
  • Support countries through in-county visits in carrying out the following survey activities:
    • Pre-test training and pre-test (South Sudan)
    • Fieldwork training and monitoring (Somalia and Madagascar)
  • In collaboration with the MICS Regional Coordinator, provide country and regional status survey updates to RO and HQ,
  • Facilitate communication between the MICS HQ GIS expert and Census/NSO GIS experts, obtaining access to cluster geocodes and boundary shapefiles for the survey, and training activities (if GPS data collection is necessary)
  • In collaboration with the MICS Regional Coordinator and the MICS HQ team, provide specialized assistance to countries in the implementation and review of specific MICS topics like for example foundational learning skills and violence against women.
  • Work relationships:

The ESARO PPM Section will provide quality assurance and oversight for the consultant’s work with substantial feedback on the quality of the work.


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