National Data Gathering Consultant - Tonga
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Closed on 30 Jun 2020
Location: Nuku'alofa (Tonga)
Grade: Consultant
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Consultancy - Individual Contract

National Data Gathering Consultant - Tonga

30 June 2020

Nukualofa, Tonga (candidates required to be in country for the consultancy)

NATIONAL CONSULTANCY (Open for Tonga Nationals residing in country only)

CLOSING DATE: 30 June 2020

TITLE: National Data Gathering Consultants

DUTY STATION: Nukualofa, Tonga (candidates required to be in country for the consultancy)

CONTRACT: Individual Contract

DURATION: 12 days

UNFPA is looking for a national consultant to conduct in country interviews and data collection for the end of Programme Evaluation of the Pacific Regional Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme (PRSRH) 2014 – 2020. The main purpose of the PRSRH Programme evaluation is to (i) assess the results of the investment i.e. was this a good investment or not; (ii) identify lessons from the investment that would be useful for both MFAT and UNFPA PSRO, also working to strengthen the relationship between both parties; and (iii) to provide evidence to guide MFAT future SRHR investment in the Pacific, which remains a priority for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Given the current COVID19 pandemic travel restrictions, UNFPA is seeking applications for in country based qualitative interviewers and data to mainly assist in the data collection phase of the PRSRHP evaluation. A lead international evaluation consultant has been recruited to conduct, lead and oversee the assessment. In country data collectors would be already based in country to execute the rollout of the information gathering as designed by the lead consultant.

Qualifications

·An Advanced (Master’s) degree in Public Health, Development Studies, Sociology, Economics, Social Studies, International Relations or other related field is required

·Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in relevant programme areas.

·Candidates with experience conducting evaluations and review of SRH/Health Education and other social programs is preferred.

·UN Experience especially strong understanding of UNFPA’s policies and programming is desired.

Conditions & Remuneration: UNFPA PSRO will contract the successful candidate under an individual contract and will be responsible for the payment of fees payable according to qualification and standard terms of payment and subject to satisfactory completion of assigned outputs. Payment will be made on completion of a monthly report.

Candidates must complete a United Nations Personal History (P.11) form, together with updated Curriculum Vitae and a Cover letter. Applications without completed P.11 form will not be considered. The P.11 form as well as a complete Terms of Reference can be downloaded from the office web site https://pacific.unfpa.org/en or a copy be obtained by sending an email to vacanciespsro@unfpa.org.
 
Completed applications can be emailed to vacanciespsro@unfpa.org before 5.30pm on Tuesday, 30 June, 2020. Only nationals of Tonga will be considered for this position. 

About UNFPA

UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

UNFPA is formally named the United Nations Population Fund. The organization was created in 1969, the same year the United Nations General Assembly declared “parents have the exclusive right to determine freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children.”

UNFPA calls for the realization of reproductive rights for all and supports access to a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services – including voluntary family planning, maternal health care and comprehensive sexuality education.

UNFPA Supports:

  1. Reproductive health care for women and youth in more than 150 countries – which are home to more than 80 per cent of the world’s population
  2. The health of pregnant women, especially the 1 million who face life-threatening complications each month
  3. Reliable access to modern contraceptives sufficient to benefit 20 million women a year
  4. Training of thousands of health workers to help ensure at least 90 per cent of all childbirths are supervised by skilled attendants
  5. Prevention of gender-based violence, which affects 1 in 3 women
  6. Abandonment of female genital mutilation, which harms 3 million girls annually
  7. Prevention of teen pregnancies, complications of which are the leading cause of death for girls 15-19 years old
  8. Efforts to end child marriage, which could affect an estimated 70 million girls over the next 5 years
  9. Delivery of safe birth supplies, dignity kits and other life-saving materials to survivors of conflict and natural disaster
  10. Censuses, data collection and analyses, which are essential for development planning