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About UNICEF: Employment

Consultancy assignment: Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) Regional Sampling Consultant (home-based)

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.


UNICEF, the world’s leading organization working for the rights of children, seeks a consultant to provide sampling-related technical assistance to MICS surveys in selected countries across the CEE/CIS region.

For more information, see the attached TERMS OF REFERENCE.

Minimum requirements and competencies:


- At least a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Demography, Statistics, Epidemiology, or any other related technical field with special expertise in survey sampling is required.

Skills and Experience

- At least 6 years of experience in designing samples for household surveys (experience in countries without recent census information highly desirable);
- Must be familiar with the sampling methodology of MICS and/or Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS);
- Demonstrated training experience;
- Experience of working in developing countries;
- Fluency in English; Knowledge of Russian or another regionally wide-spread language is desirable.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
- Ability and willingness to travel to all countries across the CEE/CIS region.

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.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates are requested to email a cover letter, CV and P11 form (attached in ToR) to smahmudlu@unicef.org by 5 January 2015 with the subject line ‘Regional MICS Sampling consultant’. Please indicate your relevant experience, availability and daily rate to undertake the terms of reference above.  Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered.

Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.




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