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Consultancy - Consultant for Data Processing and Further Analysis, Data and Analytics (D&A) Section, DAPM NYHQ (remote-based)

New York City

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Remote | New York City
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2022-12-01

UNICEF’s work in the area of data analysis highlights trends and emphasizes patterns found within the data and suggests how these data can be used strategically to inform evidence-based policy and programmatic efforts. The results of UNICEF’s data analysis work appear in its flagship publications as well as data-driven thematic reports, articles, brochures, documents and other dissemination materials. The purpose of this assignment is to provide data processing and further data analysis support to the child protection and development (CPD) team in the Data and Analytics Section across a range of topics.

Consultancy Title: Consultant for Data Processing and Further Analysis

Section/Division/Duty Station: Data and Analytics/DAPM/New York

Duration: 19 December 2022 to 26 May 2023

About UNICEF

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. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.

BACKGROUND

UNICEF’s work in the area of data analysis highlights trends and emphasizes patterns found within the data and suggests how these data can be used strategically to inform evidence-based policy and programmatic efforts. The results of UNICEF’s data analysis work appear in its flagship publications as well as data-driven thematic reports, articles, brochures, documents and other dissemination materials. 

The purpose of this assignment is to provide data processing and further data analysis support to the child protection and development (CPD) team in the Data and Analytics Section across a range of topics.

Terms of Reference / Deliverables

In close collaboration and working under the direction of the Statistics Officer in the CPD team, the consultant will be expected to undertake data processing and further secondary data analyses to produce additional result tables, tabulate findings and recalculate data on a number of indicators related to the areas of child protection, early childhood development and child functioning. The primary source of such data are household surveys (namely the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, MICS and Demographic and Health Surveys, DHS) but there may, on occasion, be other types of data sources requiring processing and/or analysis such as censuses.

The consultant is expected to download the relevant publicly available datasets and apply existing (or generate new) SPSS tabulation syntax files to produce output tables.

The assignment is expected to include the following deliverables:

  1. Data processing and tabulation on child functioning: Result tables and syntaxes for up to 40 MICS surveys on 68 child functioning indicators
  2. Data processing and tabulation on child labour: Result tables and syntaxes for up to 5 surveys (MICS and/or DHS) on two child labour indicators for SDG reporting
  3. Data processing and tabulation on female genital mutilation (FGM): Result tables and syntaxes for up to 19 surveys (MICS and/or DHS) on three FGM indicators
  4. Data processing and tabulation on birth registration: Up to 20 result tables and syntaxes on birth registration from the Nigeria MICS 2021
  5. Data processing and tabulation on violence: Result tables and syntaxes for up to 10 surveys (MICS, DHS and/or other national surveys) for violence indicators (discipline, sexual violence, intimate partner violence etc.)
  6. Data processing and tabulation on child marriage: Result tables and syntaxes for up to 40 surveys (MICS, DHS and other national surveys) on 5 child marriage indicators
  7. Data processing and tabulation on child marriage: Result tables and syntaxes for two surveys (MICS) for 15 child marriage indicators; Result tables and syntaxes for up to 40 surveys (MICS, DHS and other national surveys) on 5 child marriage indicators
  8. Data processing and tabulation on early childhood development and related indicators (health, malnutrition, education etc.): Result tables and syntaxes for up to 12 surveys (MICS and/or DHS) for early childhood development and related indicators

Qualifications

(1) Education

  • Bachelor-level University degree in Statistics, Demography, Social Science or a relevant field 
  • The individual must have access to his/her own IT equipment (i.e., computer or laptop) and will also need to have a valid SPSS license (these will not be provided by UNICEF)

2) Work experience

  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible professional experience in data processing and analysis of survey data
  • Previous experience with the data processing approach of MICS and DHS are required.

3) Competencies

  • Proficiency with statistical software, preferably SPSS and/or STATA
  • Ability to work independently in a timely manner
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to quickly respond to needs and demonstrate flexibility
  • Fluency in English. Another UN language an asset

Requirements

  • Completed profile in UNICEF's e-Recruitment system and provide Personal History Form (P11) Upload copy of academic credentials
  • Financial proposal that will include:
  • your daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference
    • travel costs and daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TOR.
    • Any other estimated costs: visa, health insurance, as applicable.
    • Indicate your availability
  • Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF.
  • At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.
  • Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

U.S. Visa information:

With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS). 

To view our competency framework, please visit here

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. 

Remarks:  

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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