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International MICS Consultant

Bangladesh

Opportunity Deadline

11/03/2024

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Job Description

570018
5 Year
Male, Female, Both
Master Degree
Bangladesh

Purpose of the Assignment:

Under the overall guidance of the Chief, Social Policy, Evaluation, Analytics, and Research (SPEAR) and technical supervision of the Statistics and Monitoring Specialist-SPEAR, the International MICS Consultant (IMC) will support and guide the National MICS consultant (NMC), UNICEF Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) at critical stages of the MICS survey in Bangladesh in 2024 and 2025. The IMC will work in close collaboration with the survey team, the stakeholders, and the Steering and Technical Committees and will work closely with NMC to represent UNICEF in meetings and workshops about the survey as needed.

  1. Provide technical and coordination support for the MICS survey, incorporating global and international perspectives.
  2. Supervise every phase of the survey, ensuring adherence to MICS protocols and standards by the BBS, particularly during training and field monitoring and supervision visits.
  3. Maintain regular communication with the UNICEF CO and/or the UNICEF MICS Team, promptly addressing all MICS-related matters.
  4. Ensure that external technical reviews by experts (i.e., Regional Sampling Consultant, Regional Data Processing Consultant, and Regional Household Survey Consultant) are carried out at key survey stages and coordinate the feedback and response between the RO/HQ and BBS.
  5. 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.).
  6. Ensure that lessons learned, problems, and good practices are documented throughout the MICS process and rapidly shared with the MICS community (other MICS implementing countries and the UNICEF MICS Team) through all means available.

Minimum Qualifications/Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

  • A Masters in Statistics, Demography, Social Sciences, Epidemiology, or other related technical field
  • Proven minimum of 5 years’ experience in the coordination and/or management of quantitative household surveys (prior MICS or Demographic and Health Survey (DHS)) preferred,
  • Strong computer skills and strong expertise in statistical analyses (familiarity with data processing and data analysis software, particularly SPSS) are required.
  • Experience with CAPI data collection,
  • Training experience and ability to organize and facilitate training and presentations,
  • Experience in data analysis and survey report writing.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English required,
  • Familiarity and previous experience working in Bangladesh and/or in the region are 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.

Administrative Details:

Assignment duration: 120 working days spread over 15 months

Work Modality:   Both remote and physical presence at the duty station as needed

Payment: Payment will be made upon successful completion of each deliverable with certification from supervisor

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