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Purpose of the Assignment
Under the overall supervision of Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (PMER) Chief in Islamabad and PME Specialist at UNICEF Sindh Field Office, and technical support from the Region of South Asia (ROSA) and HQ, the UNICEF MICS Consultant has the responsibility for supporting and providing guidance/technical assistance for the preparation, implementation monitoring and completion of the Nationally Coordinated Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (NCMICS) in Pakistan by Sindh Bureau of Statistics (BoS).
To make a difference, you will be accountable for the following tasks and deliverables:
- Provide technical and managerial support to the MICS survey;
- Overall monitoring of all activities mentioned in the approved Survey plan: In consultation and collaboration with the UNICEF Field office, the consultant will be responsible for ensuring the activities have been undertaken following the MICS guidelines and will contribute to the coordination of these activities
- Prepare and finalize the detailed project plan in MS-Project, in collaboration with provincial partners and UNICEF Field office, reference to the approved Survey Plan and Budget, including timetable, and share with UNICEF Provincial PMER Specialist);
- Present the MICS methodology, tools, and guidelines to partners/stakeholders (e.g. Government line departments, UN Agencies, etc.);
- Ensure that the Ethical Protocols and other ethical considerations are addressed in the survey implementation process
- Oversee each stage of the survey process and ensure that the MICS protocols and standards are followed during implementation of NCMICS, more specifically during training and field supervision visits;
- Provide monthly (also weekly update) progress reports on MICS activities to the MICS core team at Federal and provincial level and UNICEF PCO
- Ensure that all survey related documents and deliverables are properly archived throughout the survey process (for example: Memorandum of Understanding, Survey Plan and Budget, questionnaires, manuals, sample design, training/pre-test reports, expert reports, CAPI application, output and tabulation plan tables, syntaxes, datasets, Survey Findings Report (and Final Report), dissemination materials etc.;
- Participate in all MICS Steering, Technical Committee and other relevant meetings, follow up further to ensure the minutes steering and technical committee are timely released, approved and follow up to the actions points has been ensured
- Ensure that lessons learned and good practices are documented throughout the MICS process and rapidly shared with the MICS community (other MICS implementing countries, RO, and HQ) through all means available.
- Ensure to have day to day coordination with provincial Bureau of Statistics and field staff to ensure the activities are completed as per agreed time frame.
- Ensure close liaison with Planning & Development Division (P&DD) to serve as a focal point between UNICEF field office and P&DD regarding day to day progress sharing and follow up to the MCIS related pending tasks at departmental level.
- Coordinate monthly/bi weekly progress review meeting, develop and present a presentation, ensure minutes are issued, approved and actions points are follow up.
- Coordinate MoU signing ceremony and results dissemination ceremony in terms of preparing handouts, presentation, activity plan, coordination with relevant government line departments and other stakeholders., etc.
- Act as a primary custodian or all survey related documents, information, readily available to be furnished upon the request.
- Extend overall technical support during ToT, Pre-test and main trainings.
- Complete archiving of survey docs including project management
- Survey Plan, Project Management Plan, Project Budgeting PC II, and Project trainings and other materials - following all quality and quantity and meeting MICS national and international protocols are completed.
Estimated Duration of Contract:
14 Months, starting April 2018
Anticipated Travel Itinerary
The consultant will be required to travel locally within Pakistan.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Applicants are requested to submit a financial quotation indicating monthly fee.
- University degree in Demography, Statistics, Sociology, Social Sciences, Epidemiology or any other related technical field is required.
- Must have Project management training, certification in project management is preferred.
- Minimum 5 years of experience in the coordination and/or management of quantitative household surveys, prior MICS or Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) is preferred.
- Proven experience managing projects with multiple stakeholders including government.
- Strong computer skills and strong expertise in statistical analyses (familiarity with data processing and data analysis software, particularly SPSS) is an asset.
- Excellent oral and written communication in English is required.
Technical Skills and Knowledge
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to effectively resolve conflicts.
- Familiarity and previous experience of working in any province of Pakistan and/or in the region highly desirable.
- 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 Statistical Offices.
- Demonstrated leadership, managerial and supervisory ability.
- Ability and willingness to travel extensively in-country and to attend regional workshops.
- Experience with Computer Assisted Personnel Interview (CAPI) data collection is preferred.
- Training experience and ability to organize and facilitate training and presentations.
- Experience in data analysis and survey report writing.
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.
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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.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
- HEC Attested degrees are a pre-requisite for employment at UNICEF. During the recruitment process candidates will be required to present HEC attested degrees.