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International Consultancy: Development of toolkit for Census analytics for children- Remote.


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International Consultancy: Development of toolkit for Census analytics for children- Remote.

  • Country: Kenya
  • Organization: UNICEF
  • Deadline: 2023-11-24
  • No of Vacancies: N/A

Scope of Work

The exercise will cover multiple countries within the UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa region, with a focus on Botswana and Zimbabwe. The toolkit development for more than one country in the region allows for opportunities to share lessons and challenges between contexts.

The country offices will lead the engagement with relevant national counterparts to further unpacking the specifics of the initiative in each country context.

Some of the key stakeholders to be considered:

  • National statistics institution – as lead producer and custodian of Census data
  • Ministries of health, education, social affairs, and other relevant ministries
  • Civil society organizations and other child rights related organizations
  • Local authorities and communities
  • Children and youth

As the toolkit can also be a resource beyond the participating countries, the regional office will act as an overall coordinator and ensure cross country synergies.

The development of a toolkit for Census analytics for children Census analytics for children includes child related data needs, data review, algorithm development, tool creation, stakeholder engagement and dissemination of the product and accompanying toolkit.

More specifically, the contractor will carry out the following:

  1. Review available and accessible census modules and variables against child relevant indicators
  2. Develop metadata, codebook and algorithms for the production of child related indicators
  3. Develop relevant analytical package and tools for generating on-demand statistics for children from Census data
  4. Engage relevant users-producers at various levels for ensuring relevance and use of the products.
  5. Design with flexibility to generate online and offline products such as maps and info graphs for use at any aggregation level
  6. Develop relevant training guides on Census Analytics for Children Toolkit

Payment Schedule

The payment schedule is based on deliverables as per the table upon delivery of satisfactory and complete products.

The incumbent is expected to be proactive and provide, upon request, concise updates on progress via email to the managers of the contract. Any anticipated delays are to be flagged immediately as well as proactive potential solutions.

As part of the priorities identified, the aim of the initiative is to commence latest Q4 and end Q1 given further design parameters.




Kick-off meeting –

30 Nov 2023

Inception report

15 Dec 2023


Census mapping of participating country questionnaires

15 Jan 2024

Country consultations – Botswana and Zimbabwe

Jan-Feb 2024

Submission of metadata, codebook, algorithms and platform for the two countries at least

31 Mar 2024


Commissioning and ensuring the platform performs and can generate the needed products for the countries

15 Apr 2024

Submission of final analytical package and tools, and presentation of findings during an official launch

30 Apr 2024


Development and submission of customization and training guides

15 May 2024


Bidders are expected to elaborate quality assurance processes throughout every stage of the work that mitigates risks that could undermine quality of the work and deliverables. This should, for example, entail internal QA procedures that ensures quality drafts before sharing with UNICEF for review including timely management and delivery of products as per agreed workplan.

Desired competencies, technical background and experience

The candidate should have:

  • At least Master’s degree qualifications in statistics, data science, development economics, social statistics, research or similar disciplines. A first level university degree with at least 5 years of experience could also be considered.
  • At least 5 years proven experience in development work on data, statistics, and analysis related to child rights and wellbeing.
  • Experience in Low and Middle-income country contexts is highly desirable
  • Have proven experience working with child related data, statistics and indicators relevant to national policies and strategies.
  • Understanding and experience working with censuses and household survey data is required.
  • Experience with consultative and participatory approaches in developing guidelines and tools
  • Excellent drafting, interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills, and ability to think innovatively and strategically
  • Knowledge and experience with open-source software on data analysis, visualization and presentation is required (ex. R, python and relevant libraries).
  • Experience in developing bespoke solutions.
  • Fluency in English. Working level of French/Portuguese is an advantage.


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