Senior Consultant at UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund, Kigali, Rwanda – CLOSE: 1/12/2022
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Scope of Work:
The Government of Rwanda aims to eradicate extreme poverty by 2024. This demands multi-sectoral efforts to support households to sustainably graduate out of extreme poverty. In order to support planning of multi-sectoral service delivery that meets the needs of extremely poor households and to effectively monitor changes in household welfare over time, LODA in collaboration with UNICEF established a household profiling system in 2017-2018 with the aim of assessing the socio-economic status of households.
The main objective of the household profiling exercise is to generate an in-depth and real time understanding of the needs of all households with a view of enabling planning of services to support sustainable graduation from extreme poverty and monitoring changes in household welfare over time in general.
A nationwide household profiling survey was conducted in 2019-2020 and given the importance of the results which provide a wealth of information on the welfare status of households; there is a need to update the household profiling information on a regular basis.
With the support from UNICEF and WFP, a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework and tools for Household Profiling (mainly M&E framework, full Household Profiling and Routine Monitoring service questionnaires) were developed in 2021. Following the development of these tools, relevant LODA staff were trained and supported cascaded ToT sessions of District staff on the same.
LODA now plan to roll out the new M&E tools for Household Profiling and update household information in two sampled districts (Bugesera and Gasabo) specifically on demographic characteristics, socio-economic information, livelihoods and health facilities. This exercise will contribute to feeding up-to-date information into the new Social Regstry as well as eable LODA to compare findings from the previous households profiling report (2020) to better understand how the welfare of households has evolved over the past three years and ensure better planning of services to support sustainable graduation from poverty.
Since the time the last Household Profiling exercise was conducted, significant socio-economic shocks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic affected Rwanda and the world at large. It is therefore of much importance to collect new data and compare the findings with what was found in 2020 in the two mentioned Districts, with the assumption that this comparative analysis will provide useful insights on how the situation of households have evolved and will inform the government how COVID-19 effects and the increases in prices have impacted on the socio-economic welfare of the population most especially poor and vulnerable households.
Given the expected technical deliverables from this comparative analysis, there is a need to engage an external consultant and LODA is requesting technical support through the recruitment of one national consultant hired by UNICEF for implementing the assignment under this TOR.
Objectives and expected results
The ultimate objective of this assignment is to analyze Household Profiling data collected from Gasabo and Bugesera Districts, prepare a final report and compare the results with the data collected in 2019-2020 of the same districts.
At the end of this consultancy, it is expected that:
- Household Profiling data updated, cleaned and analyzed properly.
- Final report is prepared and presented to the main stakeholders.
- A comparative analysis of 2020 and 2022 Household profiling data is available.
The comparative analysis will be done using the Household Profiling data that was collected in 2019-2020 and data that will be collected during household profiling data update in November 2022-December 2023. Data collection will be done by Para-social workers and Youth Volunteers using their own smart phones.
Data quality assurance
Using statistical software, the consultant will work hand in hand with the LODA statisticians in data cleaning and generation of tables before data analysis.
Analysis and Reporting
After data is collected in all households of Gasabo and Bugesera, the consultant will conduct quality assurance on data cleaning, analyze and produce a detailed household profiling report.
Work Assignment Overview
- Provide support during data cleaning
- Data analysis of households profiling and report writing
- Facilitation of workshop to present findings with LODA management, UNICEF, and other stakeholders
Payment 1: 15%
- Summary on data cleaning process and final dataset ready to be analyzed available in Excel, SPSS, and STATA. To be completed by 12 January 2023
- Data analysis methodology and work plan. To be completed by 12 January 2023
Payment 2: 30%
- Submission of draft 2022 household profiling report with annexes of different selected statistical tables. To be completed by 10 February 2022.
Payment 3: 25%
- Second draft 2022 household profiling report in the two districts indicating the processes, lessons learnt, limitations and recommendations for future profiling activities. To be completed by 06 March 2023
- Comparative analysis using 2020 and 2022 data sets integrated in the draft report. To be completed by 06 March 2023
Payment 4: 30%
- Final report with inputs from the key stakeholder’s workshop. To be completed by 15 March 2023.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or PHD) in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Public Health, Economics, or other relevant fields
- At least 8 years of relevant work experience in statistical surveys and management of big volumes of data
- Good understanding of Rwandan context is an asset
- Strong analytical and writing skills
- Ability to produce deliverables in due time and with quality standards
- Proficiency in computer applications and statistical software (such as SPSS and Stata)
- Fluency in written and oral English, French will be an added asset
- Strong communication skills
Applications shall be assessed based on their technical and financial proposals. Maximum scores for technical and financial applications will be 70% and 30%, respectively.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).
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UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.
The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.
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