Individual International Consultancy on support to the State Statistics Committee with the development of sampling for the Survey on the situation of people with disabilities, including children
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Location: Turkmenistan
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Job Description

Background

 

For the past 27 years, UNICEF has been a strategic and trusted partner of Turkmenistan, working closely to support child rights and promote equity. Complementing national development priorities, such as the Social and Economic Development Programme 2019 – 2025 and taking into account the influence of the global COVID19 pandemic on the development of Turkmenistan, data on the most vulnerable people became important as never before. In this regard, in partnership with the State Statistics Committee, Ministry of Labor and social protection of population, Ministry of education and Ministry of health and medical industry as Survey on vulnerabilities on people with disabilities, including children (PwD) is planned.

 

Turkmenistan was one of the first countries globally to join the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). In line with the 2015 recommendations of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for Turkmenistan, the country needs to review and align the national legislation across sectors with the CRPD, develop early intervention and inclusive support services for children with disabilities and their families, and build an inclusive education system. These commitments are a crosscutting issue within the broader 2030 Development Agenda as people and children with disabilities constitute one of the most disadvantaged groups in every society that are  likely to have been left behind. Disability is referenced in various parts of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and specifically in parts related to education, growth and employment, inequality, accessibility of human settlements, as well as data collection and monitoring of the SDGs (Goals 4, 8, 10, 11 and 17).   

 

Moreover, there are also numerous international frameworks, that Turkmenistan has ratified and that include standards to support PwD during an emergency and improve accessibility across society. Among them: Sendai Framework, which highlight an inclusive, people-centred approach to emergency management. Turkmenistan supports the implementation of the Sendai Framework through the United Nations. Turkmenistan also ratified United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in which Article 11 asserts the importance of emergency management policies and programs to support persons with disabilities during an emergency.

 

The objective of the planned Survey is to assess and analyze the volubility aspects of people with disabilities (PwD) in Turkmenistan, according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth (WHO). This Survey will provide data for the analysis of barriers and bottlenecks in the provision of quality and inclusive services for PwD.

 

Survey on vulnerability of PwD, especially children will contribute to the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Survey should be guided by UNICEF Guidelines for Disability Situation Analysis, and the New Generation Situation Analysis Core Guidance and Toolkit.

 

Taking into account, that such type of a survey will be conducted for the first time, internationally recognized sampling frame development is required, due to peculiarities of data collection on PwD, especially during pandemic.

Purpose of the assignment

 

Given the above context, the overall purpose of the assignment is to provide support to the State Statistics Committee and involved ministries in calculating the correct sampling frame, based on the database of the recipients of the social benefits on disability.

In this regard, the process of sampling will need to be technically guided and monitored by international expert to ensure that the exercise is in line with international standards and its results are of high quality.

 

Specific Tasks

  1. Initial orientation with the UNICEF Country Office in Turkmenistan and all relevant Government partners;
  2. Review of the background documents, discussion on sample plan and development of a draft sample plan including sample allocation by communicating with the State Statistics Committee of Turkmenistan (SSC);
  3. Review the data and sample selections done by the SSC and providing comments/recommendations, supporting the SSC with finalization of the list of households;
  4. Discussion and finalization of the sampling plan and sample selections and providing comments/recommendation;
  5. Discussion of the plans for sampling and provide recommendations and guidelines on conducting Survey, as well as agreeing on the process of sample selections;

Workplan and deliverables 

The consultancy will cover the period of 20 October and 20 November 2020 (7 working days) and will be deliverable based. The consultant is expected to work from home. Specific tasks may be adjusted based on current events and corporate priorities.

 

Tasks:

Deliverables/Outputs:

Date

Sampling frame development  

 

  • Initial orientation with the UNICEF Country Office in Turkmenistan and all relevant Government partners;
  • Review of the background documents, discussion on sample plan and development of a draft sample plan including sample allocation by communicating with the State Statistics Committee of Turkmenistan (SSC);
  • Review the data and sample selections done by the SSC and providing comments/recommendations, supporting the SSC with finalization of the list of households;
  • Discussion and finalization of the sampling plan and providing comments/recommendation;
  • Discussion of the plans for sampling and provide recommendations and guidelines on conducting Survey;

 

November 20, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For details, please, see the ToR as per the following link Download File ToR_IC_Survey_PwD.docx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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