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Sep 262019
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 02 Oct 2019

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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, a future!

Background:

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Social Policy and technical guidance from the Chief of Child Protection and CLS Technical focal points from child protection section. the CLS Data Quality Assurance Consultant will support and provide guidance to Social Policy and Child Protection sections from the statistical perspective for data quality assurance through monitoring, and support in data analysis and reporting for Child Labour Survey report. In terms of monitoring, the Consultant will work closely with the UM/C4ED team and Child Protection section by providing continuous feedback on the data quality through the CLS dashboard and the CLS web-based monitoring system, already functional. The consultant will advise on data quality issues and address any data related demands. The consultant will communicate effectively between UNICEF Pakistan Country Office (CO) and implementing partners, keeping in loop the CLS Child Protection focal points both at the CO and FO levels, responding to survey related needs and issues as they may arise.

To make a difference, you will be accountable for the following tasks and deliverables

Main Objectives & tasks to be performed:

Specific Activities

In consultation and collaboration with the UNICEF CO (social policy and child protection sections), the UM/C4ED team, the consultant will be responsible for ensuring following activities have been undertaken following the survey guidelines and will contribute to the coordination of these activities:

Data quality monitoring and reporting

  • Conduct data monitoring through the CLS dashboard and web-based monitoring system on a regular basis, identify and consolidate data discrepancies, quality issues/feedback with the support of UM/C4ED team;
  • Provide feedback on the field monitoring reports/checklists generated by the UM/C4ED teams on a regular basis to all concerned stakeholders for improving data quality;
  • Undertake further in-depth assessment of raw data to trace the causes of data discrepancies;
  • Provide feedback on the CLS tabulation plan;
  • Conduct field visits for quality control and provide input and mentoring to resolve data quality issues, as and when required;
  • Provide input during data cleaning, analysis and report writing;
  • Other data products and activities related to CLS as requested by line supervisor;

    Task to be Performed

  • Provide data quality control support to CLS; review CLS data to identifying data discrepancies and related risks/mitigation factors around them; providing advice and developing solutions to these possible discrepancies amongst existing results from other surveys and CLS;
  • Familiarize well with CLS SIMPOC methodology, tools, and guidelines;
  • Implement CLS technical Protocols and recommendations related to data quality assurance address the emerging issues and that all the communication is well documented;
  • Provide technical support during data monitoring, processing, analysis and reporting and ensure that the agreed protocols are followed by the stakeholders;
  • Communicate regularly and proactively with the UNICEF CO first, as well as with implementing partners and UNICEF field offices responding to all CLS related data quality issues in a timely manner;
  • Work closely with UNICEF CO to provide monthly updates on CLS monitoring and reporting activities for each province/territory to social policy /child protection sections;
  • Ensure that all survey monitoring and analysis/reporting documents for each provincial CLS are properly documented and archived, including lessons learned, challenges and good practices (for example: monitoring reports by C4ED, output and tabulation plan tables, syntaxes, datasets, Survey Findings Report (and Final Report), dissemination materials etc.);
  • Participate in survey related relevant technical meetings and data quality reviews and feedback meetings;
  • Proactively participate in data analysis and final report writing phase of the survey along with technical team and implementing partners.
  • Deliverable(s)

    *In listing the deliverables, consideration was made to the fact that some of the activities will run throughout the consultancy period and thus monthly deliverables expected for the entire duration of the consultancy.

    Deliverable 1:

  • Monthly Progress Report per province/territory covering the following areas, as per the implementation pace in that particular province/territory:
  • Monitoring reports as per agreed template (dashboard, web-based monitoring system, field visits)
  • Review of data analysis reports to be generated by UM/C4ED
  • Products for dissemination, as required
  • Secondary analysis reports as and when needed, including a data risk mitigation plan.
  • A section in monthly progress report covering initial understanding of SIMPOC and Computer Assisted Personal Interviews applications (CAPI)
  • Deliverable 2:

    Monthly Progress Report on activities i.e. monitoring reports; data analysis and meeting minutes per province/territory as applicable based on pace of implementation – the same as deliverable 1.

    Deliverable 3:

    Monthly Progress Report on assignment activities on activities i.e. monitoring reports; data analysis and meeting minutes per province/territory as applicable based on pace of implementation – the same as deliverable 1.

    Deliverable 4:

    Monthly Progress Report on activities on activities i.e. monitoring reports; data analysis; meeting minutes and products for dissemination per province/territory as applicable based on implementation pace during the fourth month of the consultancy.

    Deliverable 5:

    Monthly Progress Report on activities on activities i.e. monitoring reports; data analysis; meeting minutes and products for dissemination per province/territory as applicable based on implementation pace during the fifth month of the consultancy.

    Deliverable 6:

    Monthly Progress Report on activities on activities i.e. monitoring reports; data analysis; meeting minutes and products for dissemination per province/territory as applicable based on implementation paceduring the sixth month of the consultancy.

    Deliverable 7:

    Monthly Progress Report on activities on activities i.e. monitoring reports; data analysis; meeting minutes and products for dissemination per province/territory as applicable based on implementation paceduring the seventh month of the consultancy.

    Deliverable 8:

    Monthly Progress Report on activities on activities i.e. monitoring reports; data analysis; meeting minutes and products for dissemination per province/territory as applicable based on implementation paceduring the eight month of the consultancy.

    Deliverable 9:

    Monthly Progress Report on activities on activities i.e. monitoring reports; data analysis; meeting minutes and products for dissemination per province/territory as applicable based on implementation pace during the ninth month of the consultancy.

    Deliverable 10:

    Monthly Progress Report on activities on activities i.e. monitoring reports; data analysis; meeting minutes and products for dissemination per province/territory as applicable based on implementation pace during the tenth month of the consultancy.

    Deliverable 11:

    Monthly Progress Report on activities on activities i.e. monitoring reports; data analysis; meeting minutes and products for dissemination per province/territory as applicable based on implementation pace during the eleventh month of the consultancy.

    Deliverable 12:

    Monthly Progress Report per province/territory – on activities on activities i.e. monitoring reports; data analysis; meeting minutes and products for dissemination per province/territory as applicable based on implementation pace.

    Input provided in the final report.

    Estimated Duration of Contract

    11.5 months

    Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required AND COMPETENCIES

    Education:

    University degree in Labor Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences, or any other related technical field is required.

    Skills and Experience:

  • Proven minimum of 7 years’ experience in coordination and/or management of quantitative household surveys/data (prior household surveys related to child labour) requested;
  • Strong computer skills and strong expertise in statistical analyses – SIMPOC experience and/or labor economics background would be preferable (familiarity with data processing and data analysis software, particularly SPSS);
  • Experience with CAPI data collection; especially in CSPro or Android is a must;
  • Training experience and ability to organize and facilitate training and presentations if needed;
  • Experience in data quality monitoring and its analysis and interpretation.
  • Other competencies:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communications in English and Urdu;
  • Familiarity and previous experience of working on projects with government ministries and INGOs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and to establish harmonious and effective relationships both within and outside the organization, more specifically with National and provincial Statistical Offices;
  • Demonstrated leadership, managerial and supervisory ability; addressing and resolving conflicts and difficult situations, ability and willingness to travel extensively in-country.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate:

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    COMPETENCY PROFILE:

  • An action-oriented approach and strong drive for results.
  • High tolerance for operating in an environment characterized by uncertainty and ambiguity and working with people, showing respect to their views and contributions.
  • View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    Interested in finding out more?

    You will have a rewarding experience working with a dynamic, diverse and committed staff who are making a difference in saving lives and building a better future for Every Child in Pakistan.

    To know more about UNICEFs work in Pakistan, visit the country website www.unicef.org/pakistan

    Videos from Pakistan can be viewed on YouTube and Vimeo

    UNICEF has recently become the first United Nations agency to be awarded the EDGE certification – the leading global standard for gender equality in the workplace. UNICEF’s commitment to EDGE reaffirms our pledge to gender equality and inclusion all UNICEF staff worldwide.

    To learn more about UNICEF’s EDGE certification, you may view this video.

    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. Our workplace policies promote flexible work arrangements, to support all staff in maintaining a healthy life balance, both in and out of the office.

    This certification recognizes UNICEF’s commitment to achieving significant milestones in gender equality for all its staff, including strong gender balance at all levels of the organization, pay equity, a solid framework of policies and practices, and an inclusive workplace culture.

    UNICEF’s most important asset is our staff . Gender diversity and equal opportunities for men and women is not only a matter of rights. It makes us more effective as an organization. Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF Executive Director.

    UNICEF prides itself on fostering a multicultural and harmonious work environment, guaranteed by a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

    NOTE:

    Applicants are requested to submit a financial quotation indicating monthly fee as part of the application.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    HEC Attested and verified degrees are a pre-requisite for employment at UNICEF. During the recruitment process candidates will be required to present attested and verified degrees.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=526560

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