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National MICS Consultant

Bangladesh

Opportunity Deadline

11/03/2024

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Job Description

1
5 Year
Male, Female, Both
Master Degree
Bangladesh

Purpose of the Assignment:

Under the overall guidance of the Chief, Social Policy, Analytics, Evaluation and Research (SPEAR) and technical supervision of the Statistics and Monitoring Specialist-SPEAR, the National MICS Consultant (NMC) will support and guide UNICEF Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) in the preparation, implementation, and completion of the MICS survey in Bangladesh in 2024 and 2025.

The consultant will work in close collaboration with the survey team, the stakeholders, and the Steering and Technical Committees and will represent UNICEF in meetings and workshops about the survey as follows:

  • Finalize, in collaboration with national partners and UNICEF CO, the Survey Plan and Budget, including the timetable, and share with the Regional MICS Coordinator,
  • Oversee each stage of the survey process and ensure that the MICS protocols and standards are followed by the BBS, more specifically during training and field monitoring and supervision visits,
  • Communicate regularly with the UNICEF CO and/or the UNICEF MICS Team, responding to all MICS-related issues on time,
  • Coordinate the work of the BBS Team, UNICEF MICS Team, and other resource persons assigned by the UNICEF CO to support different survey stages of the MICS implementation,
  • Ensure that the Ethical Protocol and other ethical recommendations are addressed in the survey implementation process and that all MICS-related documents are shared with the relevant Ethical Committee on time for approval,
  • Ensure that all survey-related documents and deliverables are properly archived throughout the survey process,
  • Participate in all MICS Steering and Technical Committee meetings,
  • 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.

Work Assignment Overview:

Tasks/Milestone: Deliverables/Output: Timeline:
Day-to-day MICS management and carrying out routine activities. Monthly progress report of activities with timesheet highlighting problems met and solutions put in place to mitigate them. Every month
Survey Plan Finalized MICS (2024-2025) Survey Plan By 30 June 2024
Questionnaire Finalized MICS Questionnaires both in Bangla and English By 30 August 2024
Survey Manuals Finalized MICS Survey Manuals both in Bangla and English By 30 August 2024
Listing and Mapping Listing and Mapping completed By 31 October 2024
Data collection MICS data collection completed 31 December 2024
Support to data analysis, report preparation, and data archive Effective support provided to respective technical experts like- data analysis and report writing consultants By 30 May 2025
Field visits and overseas trips (as and when required) Field trip reports, Regional workshop trip reports,

Presentations and training materials used in training, workshops, and other meetings.

As and when required

Minimum Qualifications/Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required

  • A Master’s degree in Statistics, Demography, Social Sciences, Epidemiology, or any other related technical field is required
  • 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)
  • 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 and Bangla 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
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively in-country and to attend regional workshops.

Administrative Details:

Assignment Duration:  15 months from assignment start date

Work modality: Office based

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

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