SBC Data and Applied Research Analyst, Panama LACRO (Home-Based-Full-Time)
hace 4 días

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  • The Regional SBC section, UNICEF LAC Regional Office (LACRO) is seeking an individual consultant to provide support on the design, collection, data analysis and management of the regional UNICEF’s Social an Behaviour Change data collection and evidence systems;
  • including but not limited to population surveys; community rapid assessments and other mobile phone based surveys; social listening tools;
  • Knowledge, Attitude, Practice and Behaviours (KAPB) studies; behavioral insights designs; qualitative designs including observational studies, and mixed-methods approaches around vaccine hesitancy and demand generation, tests and treatment.

    The main purpose of this role is for the consultant to support the development of SBC specialized high-quality data and evidence systems that improves the scientific rigor of UNICEF work in countries and at the regional level, and to particularly design, develop, and manage data collection tools, data visualizations, reporting products, and data management systems, as elements of a regional data evidence system in 24 country offices.

    The consultancy purpose is to also provide technical and methodological support to the regional office SBC section on data systems and applied research, including on study design, sampling, modelling, and on behavioral and data science applications.

    Specific Tasks :

    Under the supervision of the SBC Regional Advisor / Specialist, the Data and Applied Research Analyst will be responsible for :

  • Needs assessment on data gaps for SBC sectorial programmatic and humanitarian programming from the SBC staff and focal points.
  • The assessment will also look into the technical capacity required measures to address those gaps.

  • Assisting in the development or adaptation of SBC data collection tools.
  • Support in the selection of data collection, data management, and data analysis service providers.
  • Design, produce, and roll out data analysis and report products, including dynamic dashboards on PowerBI / R / Python or other specialized data analytics software;
  • PPTs; print outs; national or regional crosscountry analysis slide decks; and partake in SBC publications as data and applied research expert in the areas of the consultant work.

  • Provide specific support on SBC monitoring and evaluation of processes including in the development / update of data briefs and comparison studies.
  • Manage SBC data collection, data management, and data analysis processes under the office purview and support in related processes with service providers and LTA holders on these areas;
  • including on data quality assurance, validation, storage, and required data pre-processing prior delivery to SBC.

  • Interpret data and applied research findings and communicate results, limitations, and ideas relevant to SBC programming and UNICEF relevant sectors, including in the preparation of high level products for senior management and high-ranking public officials.
  • Participate in global Data and M&E coordination spaces to coordinate, share, and validate results with other global and regional data and SBC applied research analysts and specialists.
  • Provide 1-year work plan on required direct technical support to the COs, including in the development and provision of capacity and skills workshops, technical resources, and implementation guidelines, as identified from the needs assessment.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation framework for the creation and implementation of a regional SBC evidence generation system to support the roll out of risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) strategy to promote the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments in the region, and to build the capacities of civil society, community health actors and the social service workforce in relevant programmatic areas, such as community engagement and interpersonal communication.
  • Expected Results :

  • Provide needs assessment on data gaps and capacity building
  • Provide 1-year work plan on required direct technical support to the COs
  • Assist and support capacity enhancement of the country offices with data management of RCEE on demand generation from the entire cycle (collection, methodological analysis and framework)
  • Deliverables / Description Duration Expected Deadline

    Needs assessment on data and M&E gaps for SBC sectorial programmatic and humanitarian programming from the SBC staff and focal points :

  • Research Plan, including scheduled meetings and identified persons of interest for the assessment.
  • Early Draft of Assessment Needs Report, including early findings and suggested approaches
  • Advanced Draft of Assessment Needs Report, including an early draft of findings presentations and proposed sample standard visualizations to be later implemented on all COs Needs report include feedback from involved COs.
  • Final Draft and workshop presentation of findings with a consultant-led discussion on required measures to address gaps.
  • 20 days 10.09.2022

    1-year workplan on required SBC data and M&E technical support to the COs :

  • 1-year work plan (2022-2023) on required direct technical data and M&E support to the COs, including in the development and provision of capacity and skills workshops, technical resources, and implementation guidelines.
  • The workplan should specify a sequence of priority countries with whom to start in the first 3 months.

  • Workshop calendar for priority countries to whom Consultant will provide direct technical support online for 24 countries and in locu capacity building to Haiti, Guyana, and East Caribbean countries.
  • More on the capacity building includes : Workshop themesResources requiredIdentified UNICEF and external partners
  • Priority Countries Capacity Building Short report on issues identified on approach, lessons learned, and best practice to include for next batch of COs.
  • 30 days15.10.2022

    Monitoring and Evaluation framework for the creation and implementation of a regional SBC evidence generation system :

  • Early draft M&E framework, including :
  • a. Indicator selection

    b. Output and outcomes selection

    c. Verification Approach

    2. Advanced draft M&E framework, with :

    a. Matched indicators to UNICEF Corporate / Results Indicators

    b. Validated outputs / outcomes with supervisor and other relevant UNICEF personnel (PME, SBC M&E, T4D, etc)

    c. Specified verification sources and data collection tools and methodologies to be implemented

    3. Final Draft and workshop presentation of framework for supervisor and relevant UNICEF personnel to discuss and finalize framework for implementation.

    20 days10.11.2022

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • Education : Master’s degree in Statistics, Applied Math, Data Science, Public Affairs, Social Sciences, Economics, or any other related field.
  • A first level university degree in combination with 5 years additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree if relevant

  • Work Experience : Seven (7) years responsible work experience in social sciences research and data analysis, preferentially including experience in / with developing countries, with practical experience in developing methodologies and tools to inform action / programmes / policies.
  • Experience designing applied research applications, and in the implementation of systemic approaches for evidence generation in public affairs.

    Experience in the preparation of research notes and memos, thematic reports, or academic journal publications in Social and Behaviour Change, demographics, or emergency programming is an asset.

    Experience analyzing data from social monitoring systems, monitoring and evaluation for program work, other population surveys or applied research in developing countries.

    Experience with statistics methods such as forecasting, time series, hypothesis testing, classification, clustering or regression analysis.

  • Substantive experience performing data extraction, cleaning, and analysis for medium to large datasets is required.Substantive experience creating reporting and monitoring data systems and products, including dynamic visualizations and dashboards with underlying data connections, is required.
  • Experience using statistical computer languages and data visualization in R, Python, Power BI is considered an asset.Experience working with the UN and / or one of its entities is an asset.

    Field experience in development or humanitarian operations is an asset

  • Languages : Oral and written proficiency in Spanish and English. Knowledge of French and Portuguese languages is considered an asset.
  • Please note language levels used in UNICEF are fluent, proficient, intermediate, and basic.
  • Other skills : Ability to communicate complex research and data science ideas to nontechnical audiences.Ability to work cross functionally to define problem statements, examine collected data, build analytical models and communicate final recommendations that drive decision making.
  • An inquisitive and creative mindset and excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams, countries and regions.

    A Team Player mentality and desire to collaborate with multicultural and diverse colleaguesExcellent project management skills and capacity to work independently.

    Motivation to join UNICEF at a key moment in which Social and Behavioural Data is becoming even more central to drive change.

    For every Child, you demonstrate

    UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    UNICEF competencies : building and maintains partnerships, demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness, drive to achieve results for impact, innovates and embraces change, manages ambiguity and complexity, thinks and acts strategically, works collaboratively with others.

    Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

    Administrative details :

    Supervision : The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Social Behaviour Change Specialist.

    Workplace : Home-based

    Insurance : The selected contractor must demonstrate a proof of medical insurance prior to the beginning of the consultancy and must be valid for the entire duration of the contract.

    In duty stations where UNICEF provides medical evacuation, the medical insurance that the contractor holds should include provisions for medical evacuation

    How to Apply? Application should be submitted online and should include : Resume, Cover Letter, University Diploma and Financial proposal.

    Qualified candidates are requested to submit daily and monthly fees in their financial proposal.

    Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed 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.

    Duration of contract : From August 15, 2022 to November 25, 2022 (estimated duration of 70 days)

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