Consultancy - Statistics Analyst MNCAH (Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adolescent Health), Data & Analytics (D&A), DAPM NYHQ (home based)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Location: United States, Remote Work
Grade: Consultancy
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Consultancy Title:       Statistics Analyst MNCAH (Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adolescent Health)

Section/Division/Duty Station: Data and Analytics (D&A)/DAPM NYHQ – Home based

Duration: 11 months – Proposed start date of 12 Oct 2020

About UNICEF

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.

BACKGROUND

Data & Analytics Section (D&A) is located within the Division of Data, Analysis Planning and Monitoring (DDAPM) at UNICEF’s New York headquarters. D&A has a leadership role in providence evidence on the situation of children by supporting the collection, analysis, understanding and use of robust data and statistics, programme data, data science, big data analytics and data literacy.

Scope of Work

The primary function of this post is to support the maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (MNCAH) portfolio on key activities related to: The harmonization and updating of the indicators in the global database, the development of data-driven products, and new tools for data collection/analysis/dissemination. The work focuses on MNCAH measurement and monitoring

  1. Data collection, compilation, analysis and quality assurance
  • Support UNICEF’s sector lead on Health and HIV and the focal point for MNCAH on the development of products on child health (malaria and pneumonia related data products), maternal and newborn health, and adolescent health (mental health, sexual and reproductive health, NCDs, etc).   Products will include inputs into UNICEF publications, fact sheets, data driven briefings, brochures, country profiles and interactive dashboards, and related materials.
  • Provide support on the updating and expansion of the MNCAH database including emerging areas of programmatic interest like chronic diseases, injuries, disabilities, mental health and other adolescent health indicators.
  • Support the development of a monitoring framework for adolescent health and adolescent mental health in particular.
  • Support corporate and global reporting process including strategic planning indicators, country reporting, SDG reporting, Countdown to 2030 and updating of databases.
  • Support Integrated database process (variable and value harmonization of databases). Internal data harmonization platform
  1. Methodological support
  • Conduct literature reviews, mapping of activities and produce analytical summaries related to on adolescent health and well-being, including mental health, non-communicable diseases, and on chronic diseases and injuries among children and adolescents ages 0-19  
  • Review country specific survey reports and tools from the Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey program.
  1. Data dissemination and advocacy
  • Support the updating of relevant UNICEF-related website pages for Health (MNCAH) related indicators (produce updated charts with new regional aggregates, review content and suggest edits according to updated figures and databases).
  1. Support to COVID related activities
  • Database support tasks and quality assurance processes for dashboard, database, summary reports, cross cutting analysis, publications etc.

Work Assignment Overview

Tasks/Milestone:

Deliverables/Outputs:

Timeline

 

Support UNICEF’s sector lead on Health and HIV and the focal point for MNCAH on the development of products on child health (malaria products for World Malaria Day, pneumonia products for World Pneumonia Day), maternal and newborn health, and adolescent health (mental health, sexual and reproductive health, NCDs, etc). 

Provide analysis, graphs and charts for specific MNCAH product and publications including, but not limited to:  fact sheets, data driven briefings, brochures, country profiles and interactive dashboards, and related materials.

Ongoing, but expected products by December 2020; March 2021, June 2021

Provide support on the updating and expansion of the MNCAH database including emerging areas of programmatic interest like chronic diseases, injuries, disabilities, mental health and other adolescent health indicators.

Expanded global databases

January 31, 2021

Support Integrated database process (variable and value harmonization of databases). Internal data harmonization platform. Routine processes.

Support data integration team in variable and value harmonization processes

October 31, 2020

December 31, 2020

March 31, 2020

June 30, 2020

Support the development of a monitoring framework for adolescent health and adolescent mental health in particular.

Monitoring framework is completed

November 30, 2020

NCD risk factors survey module - synthetize mapping of NCD risk factors questions across surveys, support consultation process, draft module based on inputs from experts .

support consultation with experts and youth, incorporate inputs from consultations and draft module for discussion

October 30 2020

Support corporate and global reporting process including strategic planning indicators, country reporting of key indicators (CRAVE), SDG reporting, Countdown to 2030 and updating of databases

Reporting of SP indicators and regional aggregates

Monitor process for country reporting of key indicators, manage communication with countries

Support harmonization process for SDG– indicator 3.1.2

Support data compilation processes related to Countdown profiles and dashboards.

December 31, 2020

 

December 31, 2020

 

January -March 31, 2020

 

 

March - June 30, 2020

Conduct literature reviews, mapping of activities and produce analytical summaries related to on adolescent health and well-being, including mental health, non-communicable diseases, and on chronic diseases and injuries among children and adolescents ages 0-19 

Reviews, mappings and  summaries upon request

October 31, 2020

December 31, 2020

March 31, 2020

June 30 2020

Review country specific survey reports and tools from the Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey program.

Survey tools are reviewed and comments provided to MICS team

October 31, 2020

December 31, 2020

March 31, 2020

June 30, 2020

Support the updating of relevant UNICEF-related website pages for Health (MNCAH) related indicators

Website updated

January 2021 and updates as needed through August 2021.

Support for COVID related activities (quarterly processes)

Database support tasks and quality assurance processes for dashboard, database, summary reports, cross cutting analysis, publications etc.

Oct 2020

Jan 2021

March 2021

June 2021

August 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

1) Education

  • A university degree in demography, global health, public health, social sciences, epidemiology or statistics. An advanced degree in these areas is an asset.
  • Proven experience in working with STATA or R (preferable) – specifically, experience analyzing microdata from household surveys, in particular DHS and MICS.

2) Work experience

  • 2 years of work experience at the national or international levels in statistical data processing, data analysis, and development/maintenance of statistical databases.
  •  Proven experience analyzing, compiling and presenting data, with a focus on Health (MNCAH)-related areas preferably.
  • Proven experience in data analysis and writing to disseminate key data and findings to technical and non-technical audiences, particularly related to health (MNCAH indicators).  
  • Proven experience in conducting literature reviews and summarizing findings is an asset.

3) Competencies

  • Strong organizational, planning, and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English.
  • Good judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility, tact and discretion.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and ability to establish harmonious working relations in a multicultural environment.)

Requirements:

  • Completed profile in UNICEF's e-Recruitment system and provide Personal History Form (P11) Upload copy of academic credentials
  • Financial proposal that will include:
  • your daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference (can be downloaded here: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_consultancy_assignments.html 
    • travel costs and daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TOR.
    • Any other estimated costs: visa, health insurance, and living costs as applicable.
    • Indicate your availability
  • Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF
  • At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.
  • Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory 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.

U.S. Visa information:

With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.  

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

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.

The functional competencies required for this post are...

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About UNICEF

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.

UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is also the world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries. As a global authority UNICEF is able to influence decision makers at the global level and turn the most innovative ideas into reality.