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About UNICEF: Employment

Consultancy assignment: Regional Household Survey (MICS) Consultant (For Roster) in Dakar, Senegal.

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.

Purpose:

UNICEF, the world’s leading organization working for the rights of children, seeks a consultant to support UNICEF Country Offices (including UNICEF MICS Consultant hired by UNICEF Country Offices) and implementing partners in survey planning, questionnaire design, sampling, training, field work, data entry, data processing and report writing, and ensuring that MICS guidelines  and protocols are being followed at all times.

Working closely with the Regional Survey Coordinator, the Sampling Consultant and the Data Processing Consultant, the Regional Household Survey Consultant will carry out technical reviews and support COs and implementing agencies at key moments in the survey process. The Regional Household Survey Consultant will also, often together with the Regional Survey Coordinator and / or the Sampling Consultant and / or the Data Processing Consultant carry out a series of country visits, in order to support survey teams and monitor quality of surveys at critical stages of survey implementation.  Specific tasks include:

1. Support the Regional Survey Coordinator in providing technical support and oversight for household surveys, particularly MICS, in the region;

2. Provide support to MICS5 Survey Design, Data Processing and Data Dissemination Workshops: facilitate selected sessions and work bilaterally with participating countries from the region;

3. Directly, provide support to Guinea-Bissau, Benin, Sao Tome and Principe, Congo and Cameroon and Central Africa Republic Country Offices in the implementation of MICS5 activities including pretest, fieldwork training, field monitoring, data analysis, report writing, etc ;

As needed, the Regional Household Survey Consultant will also take part in missions carried out by the Regional MICS Coordinator to support COs in negotiating, promoting, and presenting MICS to governments and other partners.

For more information, see the attached TERMS OF REFERENCE.

Minimum requirements and competencies:

a) At least 10 + years of experience in the coordination and/or management of quantitative household surveys and at regional level.  Prior MICS/DHS coordination/management experience is required;
b) Expertise in statistical analyses (familiarity with data processing and data analysis software, SPSS highly desirable);
c) Experience in survey report writing;
d) Fluency in French and English is mandatory. Knowledge of Portuguese is an asset;
e) Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
f) Ability and willingness to travel to all countries across West and Central Africa.

How to Apply:

If you are qualified and interested in the position and meet the requirements, please forward your application with updated curriculum vitae and UN Personal History Form (available at www.unicef.org/employ)), with “the title of the position as the subject’’, via email to mseroussi@unicef.org and wcarohr@unicef.org by June 1, 2015.

Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate to undertake the terms of reference above. 

Applications submitted without a daily/monthly 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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