Consultancy: Adolescent Survey Analysis Req. # 557447

  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Consultancy
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Health / Medical
  • Deadline:
    November 30, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job no: 557447
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: New York
Level: Consultancy
Location: United States
Categories: HIV/AIDS

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, hope.

Vacancy Announcement: Consultant

Consultancy Title: Consultant for data analysis support to inform programmatic strategy centered around the needs of adolescents and young people living with and affected by HIV

Section/Division/Duty Station: HIV/ AIDS – Programme Group NYHQ

Duration: December 15 2022 to July 1st, 2023 (50 days)

Home/ office Based: Home Based 

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

BACKGROUND 

Purpose of Activity:

UNICEF HQ provides ongoing analytical support to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of programmes. Part of this support requires the proper collection, compilation, validation, and analysis of data – from routine, administrative systems, household surveys and other data sources. In, regional and country offices rely on these data to monitor and quantify progress in improving intervention coverage and the quality of services.

The consultant will work with the Data and Analytics (D&A) Health and HIV Team to analyze and visualize household survey data, essentially the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicators Cluster Surveys (MICS) and Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIA), and modelled estimates. There are two main objectives for this consultancy: 1) Conduct an analysis to inform understanding of the prevention to treatment cascades for priority populations in 35 priority countries using available survey data, and 2) Conduct layered analysis based on validated Spectrum Model files/outputs.

Scope of Work:

This consultancy will produce the following, in collaboration with multiple units within UNICEF Health Group

  1. Develop a data management analytical plan with clearly laid out primary and secondary objectives, methodology (including text mining strategy), and timelines
  2. Run R programs to analyze/ visualize HIV-related data that serve to monitor the situation of HIV and children and adolescents (specific analysis will be determined in consultation with the officer in charge)
  3. Produce key HIV indicator tables for UNICEF publications, including data.unicef.org
  4. Conduct secondary analyses of survey data, with a cross-sectoral focus across immunization, HIV/AIDS and maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health
  5. Communicate ideas, processes, and results to all relevant teams in the section.
  6. [vi] Ensure full reproducibility of the processes.
  7. [vii] Ensure that the code is well-structured and documented

Terms of Reference / Key Deliverables:

Tasks/Milestone

Deliverables/Outputs

  • Data Analysis Plan
  • Review, explore, and clean datasets
  • Interim analytical output
  • Final data analysis, with visualizations and structured code  

Qualifications: 

Education:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one or more of the following disciplines: Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Data Science, or related.

Work experience:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience at the national or international levels in data analysis.
  • Strong project management, communication, and stakeholder management skills.
  • Mid-level knowledge of two or more major statistical languages/packages, such as R, SAS, SPSS, STATA, MATLAB, Python, or similar
  • Experience of working with sensitive datasets is an advantage.

Competencies: 

  • Fluency in English, French, or Portuguese is required.
  • Excellent drafting, editing and verbal communication in English.
  • Capacity to work independently.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity, supervisory skills, and ability to establish harmonious working relations in a multicultural environment.

Requirements: DO NOT EDIT

  • 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, and living costs 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 core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. View our competency framework at: Here

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, appearance, socio-economic status, ability, age, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

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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