International Individual Consultancy: Planning and Monitoring Consultant, Laos
Closing date: 13 April 2021
International Individual Consultancy: Planning and Monitoring Consultant (Statistics and Data Analysis), UNICEF Vientiane, Lao PDR.
Job no: 539405
Contract type: Consultancy
Categories: Monitoring and Evaluation
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child,
UNICEF in Vientiane, Lao PDR is looking for an International Individual Consultancy: Planning and Monitoring Consultant (Statistics and Data Analysis). The duration of this assignment is 11 months spread across 12 months. The assignment is based in Vientiane, Lao PDR with intermittent travels to provinces/districts.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
The core activities of the Planning and Monitoring Consultant shall include the following:
Planning and Monitoring Systems:
- Develop and operationalize an internal monitoring system and plan for UNICEF country office to generate regular information related to the progress of the country programme.
- Develop common indicators for data collection, design data collection tools/ templates, and assist with regular data collection/generation process.
- Provide technical support to sections in implementing the Monitoring plan, and support staff to collect and analyze data for progress reporting.
- Support sections to develop project-specific monitoring dashboards to enhance donor reporting of interventions.
- Provide quarterly reporting of the progress of CO activities based on agreed workplan in collaboration with the individual sections.
- Provide technical support to the development of the new country programme document (2022-2026).
- Provide planning, monitoring, technical and coordination support to UNICEF and partners for the current and future United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF).
Survey Management and Data Analysis:
- Support designated government institutions in the design and implementation of a nutrition household survey in 4 provinces.
- In collaboration with the Programme Specialist (Nutrition Data), provide direction and guidance on field data collections and analyses, as well as reporting and dissemination of findings of the nutrition household surveys.
- Provide technical input on training materials and facilitate training of enumerators.
- Provide quality assurance for the data collection, including reviewing data cleaning along with conducting spot checks of survey data.
- Provide quality assurance in data analysis and reporting of the nutrition household surveys. These include analyze quantitative data and prepare findings, including calculating indexes and developing charts and graphs.
Capacity Building in M&E:
- Provide technical support to staff members and government counterparts on monitoring, Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) and Results-based Management (RBM).
- Train staff members on M&E concepts, skills and tools.
- Contribute to design of TORs, training materials, communication materials related to the M&E within the country office.
- Carry out other assignments and activities as directed by UNICEF.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Qualifications and Experience
- A Master's Degree in Statistics, Economics, Econometrics, International Development, Social Sciences or related technical field with strong quantitative and qualitative data analysis experience
Knowledge and Skills
- Minimum 8 years of relevant experience at the national and international level in planning, monitoring and reporting.
- Solid experience in monitoring and evaluation, Human Rights Based Approach to programming and Results-Based Management (RBM) including capacity building is required.
- Proven experience in survey design and implementation of socio-economic and/or nutrition, surveys.
- Experience in research and policy-level analysis, knowledge products and reports across social and economic sectors is required.
- Previous experience working in the UN is an advantage.
- Proven data analysis experience and strong skills in the usage of statistical software (STATA, SPSS etc.) and in handling of web-based management systems is required.
- Fluency in English is required; excellent written and verbal communications skills in English.
Submission of applications:
Interested candidates are kindly requested to apply and upload the following documents to: (website to be provided by HR)
- Letter of Interest (cover letter)
- CV or Resume
- Performance evaluation reports or references of similar consultancy assignments (if available)
- Financial proposal: All-inclusive lump-sum cost including accommodation cost for this assignment as per work assignment.
The deadline for applications is 13th April, 2021.
- Assessment Criteria:
For evaluation and selection method, the Cumulative Analysis Method (weight combined score method) shall be used for this recruitment:
a) Technical evaluation of the candidates’ qualifications, experience and expertise (max. 100 points) weight 70%:
Qualifications (20 points)
- A Master's Degree in Statistics, Economics, Econometrics, International Development, Social Sciences or related technical field with strong quantitative and data analysis component (20 points).
Experience and expertise (80 points)
- Minimum 8 years of relevant experience at the national and international level in planning, monitoring and evaluation, and research (20 points).
- Solid experience in monitoring and evaluation and Results-Based Management (RBM) including capacity building is required (10 points).
- Proven experience in survey design and implementation of socio-economic and/or nutrition, surveys (10 points).
- Experience in research and policy-level analysis, knowledge products and reports across social and economic sectors is required (10 points).
- Previous experience working in the UN system is an advantage (10 points).
- Proven data analysis experience and strong skills in the usage of statistical software (STATA, SPSS etc.) and in handling of web-based management systems is required (10 points).
- Fluency in English is required; excellent written and verbal communications skills in English (10 points).
b) Financial Proposal (max. 100 points) weight 30 %
The maximum number of points shall be allotted to the lowest Financial Proposal that is opened /evaluated and compared among those technical qualified candidates who have attained a minimum 70 points score in the technical evaluation. Other Financial Proposals will receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest price.
The applicants should provide medical insurance covering medical evacuation for the whole duration of the assignment -as part of the financial proposal submission.
The Contract shall be awarded to candidate obtaining the highest combined technical and financial scores, subject to the satisfactory result of the verification interview.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.
Advertised: 07 Apr 2021 SE Asia Standard Time
Deadline: 13 Apr 2021 SE Asia Standard Time