International Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) Consultant

Under the overall supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, the International MICS Consultant (IMC) will support and provide guidance to UNICEF Belarus and Belstat for the preparation, implementation and completion of the MICS. The IMC will advise Belstat, especially the Survey Coordinator and sampling and data processing experts, during survey planning, questionnaire design, sampling, training, fieldwork, data processing, data analysis, dissemination and archiving, ensuring that MICS6 protocols and recommendations and quality requirements are being followed at all times.

For the detailed ToR, required qualifications and information on how to apply, please visit www.unicef.org (copy and paste the link below in your browser): 

https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=515429

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in Statistics, Social Sciences, Demography, Epidemiology or any other related technical field is required.
  • Proven minimum of 5 year experience in coordination and/or management of quantitative household surveys and research requested. Participation in MICS is an asset.
  • Strong computer skills and strong expertise in statistical analyses (familiarity with data processing and data analysis software, particularly SPSS);
  • Experience with CAPI data collection is an asset;
  • Training experience and ability to organize and facilitate training and presentations;
  • Experience in data analysis and survey report writing.
  • Work experience in the UN or other international development organization is an asset.
  • UNICEF is a non-smoking organization.

Languages

Fluent English and Russian

Other skills and attributes

  • Proven organization, analytical, negotiation, communication (oral and written), interpersonal and training skills.
  • High sense of responsibility. Tact, discretion, initiative and good judgment in dealing with staff members, local authorities and counterparts.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communications in English and Russian is required.
  • Familiarity and previous experience of working in Belarus highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and to establish harmonious and effective relationships both within and outside the organisation, more specifically with the Belstat.
  • Demonstrated leadership, managerial and supervisory ability.
  • Ability and willingness to travel in-country and to attend regional workshops.

Proposal from candidates should include:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • A completed P-11 form
  • Estimation for the daily consultancy fee. The consultant is to indicate their  daily and monthly fee for the services to be provided. The fees payable to a consultant shall follow the “best value for money” principle, i.e., achieving the desired outcome at the lowest possible fee.

Criteria for the selection of proposals:

Selection of the consultant will be on competitive basis. 

Applicants should submit their applications in English by closing date 29 August 2018 to be eligible for consideration. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.