International consultant – Data analysis and Monitoring, Mogadishu, Somalia, 6 months [home based]

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Consultancy
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Health / Medical
  • Deadline:
    December 1, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job no: 557376
Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Mogadishu
Level: Consultancy
Location: Somalia
Categories: Health

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, results

www.unicef.org/somalia

How can you make a difference?

Scope of Work:
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.
Somalia has been in a protracted conflict complicated by multitude of other problems such as recurrent bouts of drought, disease outbreaks, high youth unemployment rate and ever-increasing number of people in the IDP camps. The health risks for children in emergencies are higher.
Life-saving health services are often unobtainable or unreachable, making newborns, children, young people, and mothers especially vulnerable to harm. Too often, simple cost-effective interventions are out of reach of the mothers and babies who need them most.
Objective of the consultancy:
The purpose of the consultancy is to provide technical assistance to UNICEF Somalia on monitoring of its development and emergency programme. This includes support in monitoring, data management, data analysis and visualization for key programmatic reports, presentations, meetings, and donor proposals as per UNICEF and donor requirements.
The specific objectives to achieve in the scope of the consultancy are as follows:
1. Support to Health Program Development & Planning
– Contribute to the development, review and updating of the section goals, strategies, and framework to guide implementation of upcoming programme/ projects. This includes review of proposed log-frame, provide data and analysis on the indicators set.
– Conduct situational analysis for results-based planning through analysis of health needs and areas for intervention and submission of recommendations for priority and goal setting.
– Participate in strategic program discussions on the planning of health programs. Formulate, design, and prepare sections of health program proposals, reports ensuring alignment with UNICEF’s Strategic Plan, the Country Program.
– Conduct and update the situation analysis for the development, design of new health programmes and the writing of upcoming key reports.
– Research and report on development trends (e.g., health, political social, economic) for higher management use to enhance program management, efficiency, and delivery of results.
2. Data management and Analysis:
Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators, and other system indicators and measurements to assess and strengthen performance accountability.
• Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths and/or weaknesses in program implementation and identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained to guide decision making and action.
• Support planning of programme monitoring activities especially related to the emergency response. Develop monitoring checklist as per implementation plans, field visit plans for the section and review monitoring reports identifying key findings and develop a follow up action plan or refer/ escalate for timely resolution.
• Prepare regular and mandated data and analysis for section updates and reports.
• Support the evaluation and analysis of location specific datasets through meaningful statistical techniques; participate in the development and revision of data standards; understand, document, and ensure the quality of high value humanitarian data for accuracy, consistency, and comparability.
• Manage the 3Ws matrix for the health section integrating with other sections- WASH, Nutrition, and protection (WHO does WHAT, WHERE).
• Support assessment and needs analysis activities, including humanitarian needs overviews, secondary data reviews, preliminary scenario definitions and multi-sectoral rapid assessments.
• Support the management of platforms and tools that support data collection and analysis.
3. Visualization:
• Assist in the production and updating of information products such as reports, charts and infographics by turning data into graphical products to convey messages and a storyline; develop advocacy materials including posters, presentations and other visual materials using Adobe tools, etc.
• Creating interactive dashboards using Power BI.
4. Geographic Information System (GIS) & Mapping:
• Provide GIS support to the health section and assist in the development of appropriate maps and infographic products to support health section (development and humanitarian) decision-making and reflect humanitarian response.
• Support the maintenance of an inventory of produced maps and, where possible, those available from other humanitarian partners.
Work Assignments Overview Deliverables/Outputs Timeline
– Work planning

– Review log-frame for upcoming projects/ workplan

– Develop templates for weekly and monthly updates.

– Develop visualisation on the ongoing emergency response

– Develop health section monitoring template and plan

– Mapping and visualisation as required

 

– Weekly and Monthly updates developed and shared.

– Log frames of upcoming programme reviewed and updated (Targets and indicators reviewed and updated).

– Inputs into relevant section of proposal.

– Monthly monitoring template and monitoring plan developed, and staff oriented,

– Mapping and visualisation developed as required.

1st – 31st December 2022

 

– Work planning

– Review log-frame for upcoming projects/ workplan

– Develop templates for weekly and monthly updates.

– Develop visualisation on the ongoing emergency response

– Develop health section monitoring template and plan

– Mapping and visualisation as required

 

– Inputs into Annual review of various projects and initiatives.

– Prepare situational analysis and visualisation and presentation for upcoming meetings as per guidance provided.

– Support the review of partner log-frames and monitoring plans for the health section.

– Review and consolidated feedback on field monitoring activities prepared and shared for action.

– Mapping and visualisation developed as required.

– Weekly and monthly updates prepared.

1st – 31st January 2023
Support monitoring, data analysis and visualisation and reporting. Prepare situational analysis and visualisation and presentation for upcoming meetings as per guidance provided.

– Review and consolidated feedback on field monitoring activities prepared and shared for action.

– Mapping and visualisation developed as required.

– Weekly and monthly updates prepared

1st – 28th Feb 2023
Support monitoring, data analysis and visualisation and reporting. – Prepare situational analysis and visualisation and presentation for

upcoming meetings as per guidance provided.

– Review and consolidated feedback on field monitoring activities prepared and shared for action.

– Mapping and visualisation developed as required.

– Weekly and monthly

1st – 31st March 2023

 

Support monitoring, data analysis and visualisation and reporting.

 

Prepare situational analysis and visualisation and presentation for upcoming meetings as per guidance provided.

– Review and consolidated feedback on field monitoring activities prepared and shared for action.

– Mapping and visualisation developed as required.

– Weekly and monthly updates prepared.

1st – 31st April 2023

 

Support monitoring, data analysis and visualisation and reporting.

 

Prepare situational analysis and visualisation and presentation for upcoming meetings as per guidance provided.

– Review and consolidated feedback on field monitoring activities prepared and shared for action.

– Mapping and visualisation developed as required.

– Weekly and monthly

1st – 31st May 2023

 

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) / medical statistics / epidemiology or an equivalent degree from a recognized University or College including any equivalent experience.
  • At least 5 years of work experience with health management information systems in large organizations or at country level.
  • Experience in Somalia or other conflict / post-conflict countries is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in data collection, data analysis as well as preparing reports and presentations. Sound knowledge of DHIS, data analysis and management.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and good analytical skills.
  • Solid experience with common Microsoft Office packages and advanced MS Excel skills and experience working with large datasets required. Good working knowledge of PowerBI is an advantage.
  • Software Skills: Data capture and analysis: MS Excel (Essential), ability to create macros, strong knowledge of statistical, conditional, and text-based functions, knowledge of MS Access, visual basic and other database applications (eg: SQL, MySQL, Oracle) is an advantage.
  • Mapping: Capacity of map making process is essential, Knowledge of tools such as ArcGIS, MapInfo, QGIS, Adobe creative suite for mapping and graphic design is an advantage.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the UN system and capacity to promote consensus and establish positive working relationships and work in a team. Integrity, tact, discretion and demonstrated sensitivity to cultural differences.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)

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: 

Kindly provide an all-inclusive financial proposal with your application.  Applications missing the financial proposal will not be considered.

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

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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