Location: Kenya - Nairobi
Title: Data Collection, Processing and Analysis Coordinator
Type of Contract: SSA - Standard Service Agreement
Duration: 3 months
Duty Station: Hargeisa
Closing Date: 24th November 2009
II. Organizational Context
The Human Development and Economics Unit (HDEU) of UNDP Somalia focuses on empowering ordinary citizens of Somalia by enhancing their capacity to shape their own destiny and advance towards peace, progress and prosperity.
Through the Inclusive Growth and Development Project, the unit works towards enhancing planning in Somalia, to ensure that all citizens, particularly the poorest of the poor and the marginalized groups are reached and benefit equally from development interventions.
The unit further works towards strengthening institutions to make them work for the vulnerable communities of Somalia through effective delivery of services and better access to opportunities.
Building on past UNDP achievements and existing initiatives of UNDP and UN agencies working in Somalia, in pro-poor policies, planning and programming, capacity development and institution building, this unit aims to consolidate past efforts and successes and expand further to influence policy debates and provide upstream policy advice, strengthen national ownership of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), provide capacity building support in the areas of pro-poor planning, policy design, programming and poverty monitoring, and strengthen macro-micro linkages for poverty reduction and accelerated human development.
This unit will serve as the catalyst and enabling platform to influence the recovery and development assistance provided to Somalia through better planning, prioritization and sequencing of interventions in alignment with national plans and priorities and guided by thorough analysis.
The unit will influence, work with and guide relevant portions of the United Nations Transitional Plan, in particular outcomes one (Key Federal, Somaliland and Puntland institutions administer and manage core government functions more effectively), two (Local governance contributes to peace and equitable priority service delivery in selected locations), four (Children, youth and vulnerable groups have increased, more equitable access to quality education and health services) and five (Vulnerable and marginalized groups have improved sustainable food security and economic opportunities).
Thus, this project will provide the leverage for many UNDP, UN and NGO programmes to set clear numerical goals and targets and coordinate among themselves and work together for better development results.
The Inclusive Growth and Development Project uses a three-pronged approach to achieve its objectives: human development; MDG initiatives; and poverty monitoring and analysis. Each of these components is further divided into interventions that require support, as well as regular monitoring and assessment in order to ensure quality and timely delivery.
It is in this context that UNDP Somalia is looking for an experienced researcher to coordinate data collection, processing and analysis in Somaliland for the writing of background papers for the Human Development Report 2010. The selected candidate will work with the institution that will be engaged to undertake data collection in Somaliland for the preparation of background papers for the Human Development Report 2010.
III. Functions / Key Results Expected
In the context of the requirements for data collection for writing background papers for the HDR for Somalia, the Field Data Collection Coordinator will be required to work closely with the institution performing the data collection activities. The consultant will play the role of overseer of the field activities on behalf of UNDP. The consultant will be responsible to enforce the appropriate methodological approaches for the activities being undertaken.
Consequently, this assignment will require the following tasks to be performed:
- Review the data collection tools:
- Training manual
- FGD checklists
- Train the enumerators and carry out mock interviews to test the understanding of the questionnaire by the enumerators
- Verifying, editing and coding of the questionnaires
- Develop data entry screens for the household and Key informant interview data using the CSPro data processing system.
- Coordinate primary and secondary data collection including editing
- Train the data entry team on the data entry programme
- Develop data cleaning rules and implement them
- Coordinate data entry, cleaning and validation
- Prepare a syntax in SPSS for producing tables and other results from the data
- Collect secondary and compute the HDI, HPI, GDI and GEM indices
- Interpret the analytical results
- Generation of statistical tables
- Write a report of the survey results
The Area Project Manager, Human Development and Economics Unit will be the direct supervisor of the consultant. However, due to the technical nature of the assignment the consultant will be guided by the Statistical Specialist on technical matters of data collection activities. The consultant will be assessed on his progress against the milestones set for the assignment and quality standards.
V. Final Product/deliverable
- Clean Data sets for the Sample Survey of the youth and Key Informant Interviews
- Report of the Focus Group Discussions
- Tables from the Sample Survey data and the Key Informant Interview
- Report of the analytical results of the data sets
- HDI, HPI, GDI and GEM indices from secondary data
Payment shall be released monthly based upon the completion of the milestones outlined below. The lump sum amount for the entire assignment period shall be apportioned equally in the three months. The last payment shall be released on successful completion of the work.
Milestones for the assignment:
1. First month
a) Finalized data collection tools which include:
- Training manual
- FGD checklists
a) Clean Data sets for the Sample Survey of the youth and Key Informant Interviews
b) Report of the Focus Group Discussions
3. Third Month.
a) Tables from the Sample Survey data and the Key Informant Interview
b) Report of the analytical results of the data sets
c) HDI, HPI, GDI and GEM indices from secondary data
How to apply
The candidate should have an advanced degree in social sciences with experience of at least five years in data collection using the sample surveys and Focus Group Discussions methodologies.
There should be evidence of experience to use CSPro in data processing and SPSS or Stata in analyzing data.
VIII. Submission of application
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit electronic application by visiting http://jobs.undp.org/. The closing date for receipt of applications is 24th November 2009
Applicants are required to fill and sign a P11 Form and submit it together with Curriculum Vitae on the online application.
The P11 Form can be obtained from the link below:
Women & Somali Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply
UNDP will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.