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Job no: 567293

Contract type:
Consultant

Duty Station:
Panama City

Level:
Consultancy

Location:
Panama

Categories:
Research, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

Individual Consultancy Services:
Long Term Agreement (LTA) for MICS Consultants to support surveys in the LAC region, data management, data warehousing, visualization and analysis

Duty Station:
Home-based consultancy contracts

Duration of LTA:
Three years

Complete terms of reference:
please refer to the attached pdf for
all relevant information LTA_MICS LACRO_2023-
BACKGROUND/RATIONALE

UNICEF provides technical assistance to countries in collecting and analysing data in order to fill data gaps for monitoring the situation of children and women and to respond and track the progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030.

Within this framework, technical assistance is required to a) support LACRO in various aspects of the implementation of the new round of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS7... in LAC countries, and b) support LAC RO in its work to monitor the situation of children in the region.

Since 1995, UNICEF has supported the implementation of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), assisting governments in generating high quality data on the situation of children and women.

In 2023, the seventh round of MICS surveys (MICS7) has been launched with the objective of supporting countries to produce statistically sound and internationally comparable estimates in the areas of health, education and child protection, including a number of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicators.

The MICS tools generate information for over 30 SDG indicators and will be, along with other nationally representative household surveys important for the SDG reporting and tracking other national goals and priorities.

This data is essential for developing evidence-based policies and programmes, as well as for monitoring countries' progress toward national goals and global commitments.

Currently over 10 countries will be conducting a MICS in the region, with potentially a few more joining by 2025.

Since 2020, UNICEF also started supporting countries to design and implement MICS Plus (telephone household surveys) to improve on near real-time data collection and reporting.

In normal conditions, MICS Plus data collection is carried on a bi-monthly basis, and countries implementing MICS Plus need to be supported on a regular basis.

To respond to the increasing demands for technical support on the described initiatives, the Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office (LAC RO) requires consultants to work with its Monitoring & Evaluation team and support Country Offices across the various stages from survey design, training, implementation, data analysis and dissemination.

The concrete support includes review of survey tools like questionnaires and reports, organizing the pre-test, supporting training activities, fieldwork monitoring, data analysis and writing of reports.
The Household Survey Consultant will be providing support to the above-mentioned stages of the household survey implementation.

This consultancy is part of the Regional Office strategy for providing technical support and quality assurance to Country Offices undertaking MICS and supporting countries' efforts to monitor the situation of children.

PURPOSE OF ASSIGNMENT

Under the direct supervision of the Data and Monitoring Manager/Regional MICS Coordinator in LACRO, the MICS consultant will support countries implementing MICS to ensure comparability, standardization of methods and adherence to MICS protocols.

This will lead to data harmonization and elimination of data gaps on the situation of children in LAC countries by supporting the implementation of sixth round of MICS in selected countries in LAC.

The consultant will also support the regional offices efforts to measure the situation of children in LAC through other surveys, further analysis of existing data, support to regional statistics groups, and other duties as needed.

OBJECTIVES
The overall objective is to set up a Long-Term Agreement to facilitate and expedite the process by which UNICEF LACRO provides technical support to country offices implementing MICS surveys during years to ensure comparability, standardization of methods and adherence to MICS protocols

MAJOR TASKS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED

The consultants will have the responsibility for supporting the preparation, implementation, and completion of MICS in implementing countries under the guidance of the Data and Monitoring Manager/Regional MICS Coordinator in LACRO.
The work will be carried out for assigned activities during survey planning, questionnaire design, sampling, training, data collection, data processing, data analysis, dissemination, and support sampling and data processing experts when needed, ensuring that MICS protocols and recommendations are always f
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