National Expert in Data Analysis
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Objectives of the consultancy:
UNICEF is seeking a national expert in data analysis (data analyst -team leader) to provide technical support to UNICEF for the implementation of survey and the analysis of collected data. The expert in data analysis will collaborate with a data entry agent to complete the required deliverables. The consultant will assist UNICEF in (1) the design of the questionnaire, (2) the administration of collected data and (3) the analysis of results based on the merge of data sets and time series analysis that should be useful for benchmark or trend analysis.
The consultant is requested to prepare quarterly reports, presenting the data collected in the post-distribution monitoring exercise (the survey) with the data collected from the delivery & progress update reports.
The consultant will be supervised and report to the Social Protection Program Specialist, with regular de-briefing about the progress of the consultancy.
Description of assignment:
Based on lessons and experiences from other countries, a post-distribution monitoring (PDM) system will be put in place to further verify whether support reached the intended beneficiaries, collect complaints and suggestions from beneficiaries to enable timely corrective actions and, most importantly, verify the effects of the cash transfers on the well-being of the families (by monitoring how the money was spent). The survey which is a crucial component of the post-distribution monitoring is expected to involve approximately 5-10% of beneficiaries (335 – 670 beneficiaries). Quarterly reports should be published on the results of the programme, allowing for further adjustments based on the evidence produced from Delivery reports and progress update reports.
The survey should answer a number of key questions including but not limited to the following:
Did the child cash transfer achieve its intended results among the recipient families? If not, why not?
a. Are eligible (recipient) families aware of the purpose of the cash transfer? How did they find out about it?
b. What are the trends in overall household expenditure patterns? What are the differences – if any - between different heads of household (female-headed household, male-headed household, household head under 18)? How have spending patterns changed over time?
c. What are the specific trends in child-related expenditure patterns, e.g. education, health, other expenditures? Are there any changes seen on child-related issues, e.g. children's education, working children, and/or perception of grant recipient families on the effect of the child cash grant etc.?
d. What are the trends in coping mechanisms, if any?
e. What are the remaining unmet needs for children?
f. Any problems faced due to child cash grant?
g. Did families receive C4D messages?
h. What is the usefulness of the C4D messages?
As indicated above, other information will be retrieved from Delivery reports and progress update reports.
This monitoring exercise (the survey) should cover the programme implementation during a period of 12 months, from the start of the initiative (in December 2016, during the distribution of the 1st Round of cash assistance) through December 2017, when the 12 months period of cash transfers will end), with a possibility of continuation beyond this period.
1)Survey framework and process are developed for the Child Cash Transfer Programme
2) Research tool developed and pretested
3) Quality assurance of the PDM data: oversight the PDM data entry every second month ( 4 sequences of data entry 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th month to produce 4 reports pertaining to Four surveys)
4) Four (04) Reports prepared with key results of quantitative and qualitative data collection (4th, 6th, 8th, 10th month)
5) final compiled report prepared with recommendation
-Ability to present and convey results of analysis to various audiences
f) 30% Upon submission of the final report
The contract signed with the consultant will include the other general terms defined by UNICEF.
UNICEF Syria reserves the right not to pay the Contractor or withhold part of the payable amount if one or more requirements established for this assignment is not met or deadline set for the accomplishment of the tasks is missed