Data Collection/Analysis Consultanct
Terms of Reference
Data Collection/Analysis Consultancy
The purpose of this consultancy is to provide technical expertise on the HelpAge Jordan
Health Needs Assessment survey pertaining to development of sampling methodology (random sampling for 4 governorates), programming of the questionnaire on tablets using a data collection tool, training of enumerators on this tool, data cleaning, analysis, report writing and dissemination of results.
Jordan is the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world, with the second highest number of refugees as a proportion to its inhabitants. The total number of Syrian refugees in Jordan registered with the UNHCR is currently at 655,624, of whom 21.3% reside in camps and 78.7% live in cities (28.3% Amman, 20.6% Irbid, 12% Mafraq and 7.3% Zarqa). Of the total number of registered refugees, 24,649 are older refugees aged 60 and above (57.8% women), accounting for 3.8% of registered Syrian Crisis refugees. 23.6% of them are classified as ‘at risk’ and 3.1% are persons with disabilities. One quarter of older Syrian refugees are at risk. While they share the same hard living conditions as the general refugee population, they face increased challenges in accessing basic services and meeting their basic needs because these services are rarely made inclusive and accessible for them. This situation is compounded by a lack of reliable and disaggregated data on the inclusion of older people in humanitarian response.
This assignment will contribute to the overall purpose of ensuring a greater number of older people have access to quality services and are included in humanitarian interventions.
Older persons face a variety of age-specific disadvantages during times of conflict and displacement. Many hesitate to leave their communities even though staying places them at increased risk of injury and death. Among those who do leave, some fail to safely reach their destination. Impairments in mobility, vision, hearing, memory, and cognition lead to increased dependence on others, yet social networks are often disrupted, support from family may diminish, and esteem, once held in home communities, may decline. Pensions may stop, and their investment in housing, businesses, or other property may be lost. Medical services such as primary healthcare, medications, and medical devices such as hearing aids needed for aging-associated diseases and impairments may not be available or deemed not to be a priority.
HelpAge Jordan worked in four governorates in Jordan to collect data for an older people profile. The purpose of this profile is to deliver some critical, time-bound components of a profile on older people to inform inclusion of older people on humanitarian intervention in Jordan. This profile was an eye opener to the overall needs of older people and health came through as the number one priority. A link to this assessment can be found here: In order to properly address this priority, HelpAge International intends to undertake a health needs assessment to better understand the situation for older men and women from Syrian refuges and Jordan host community.
The assignment includes the following tasks:
The sample of the survey will need to be compiled by the provider; this is to include:
A representative sample of older men and women (60+) in households from four governorates: Amman, Zarqa, Irbid and Mafraq. 50% Syrians and 50% Jordanians and we aim at 50% male and 50% female and 15% older people with disabilities total using random sampling.
The survey questions will need to be programmed on HelpAge tablets using a data collection system and data will be transferred to our servers. Associated Usernames/Password will be set up with dual admin.
Data cleaning should be conducted on a regular basis to ensure that all observations are uniquely identified and reported data is internally consistent.
The consultancy will be asked to:
· Construct basic descriptive analysis for all variables stratified by age, sex, disability, location and nationality
· Construct in depth analysis between main outcomes and covariates in coordination with HelpAge International.
The consultant will:
· Produce a final report that include all main sections: introduction, methodology, results and recommendation with narrative analysis of the results. This will be in cooperation with HelpAge International.
- For individual consultants, Master’s level degree(s) or equivalent in relevant field, such as health, public health, or health related qualification; PhD student preferred. For data collection organizations/companies, evidence of data collection experience/report writing. Relevant experience conducting, managing and designing field work and data collection for empirical research
- Excellent written English communication skills, with focus on research protocols, research papers and descriptive reports for diverse audience
- Fluency in Arabic is a Must
- Exceptional organizational skills, ability to facilitate communication between various levels of management and work independently in order to meet deadlines
- Previous experience with project impact evaluation in developing countries highly desirable
To apply, please send a full proposal:
A. Describe your firm and its capabilities, highlighting any prior involvement with other
agencies of comparable size, specifically other community health centers, and mission/vision. Identify
similar projects that your firm has overseen, providing reference names and contact information of
clients for which your firm undertook similar projects.
B. Describe, in detail, the methodology, tools and/or techniques that would be utilized to conduct a
comprehensive community health needs assessment. Please include:
· A description of relevant sampling techniques that you would propose utilizing to
complete this assessment.
· Clarify types of techniques, proposed quantities, proposed timelines, target
audiences, recruitment strategies to engage target audience, and staffing resources to
· Your proposed methodology for clarifying the research objectives, data collection
requirements, sampling strategy and timetables.
D. Provide a schematic timeframe needed to complete this assessment. Timeline must be based
upon the deadlines included in Project Goals (above).
E. Provide a reference list of your firm’s relevant clients, especially any for which you have
needs assessments with.
Please send this to proposal package to Health Officer, Ahmad Malkawi at
This assignment will be for 3 months. Data collection will be expected to take place in one month. The assignment will be remunerated upon delivery of the agreed outputs, at the agreed fee rate and the agreed number of days of professional fess chargeable, as per the normal procedures of HelpAge Jordan.