International Consultant to support MoH to conduct SQUEAC surveys, Mogadishu, Somalia
Job Number: 526243 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Somalia
Work Type : Consultancy
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i. General Objectives
– To develop the skills of key MoH nutrition staff in conducting access and coverage survey using Semi Qualitative Evaluation of Access and Coverage (SQUEAC) methodology.
– To evaluate access and coverage of Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) program using SQUEAC methodology in three IDP camps in Somalia.
ii. Specific Objectives
– Enhance competencies of MoH and other stakeholderâ€™s technical staffs in SQUEAC methodology
– To map out both period and point coverage in the target areas
– Identify factors affecting uptake of the IMAM services in Galkacyo, Dolow and Mogadishu IDP camps.
– Develop in collaboration with MoH, UNICEF, WFP and the nutrition cluster specific recommendations to improve acceptance and coverage of the IMAM programme.
To achieve the above-mentioned objective, the consultant will undertake the following:
Knowledge consolidation through desk review of available materials on previous SQUEAC surveys conducted by stakeholders
Develop standard SQUEAC training modules for MoH staff and stakeholders
Develop SQUEAC survey methodology with a representative sample and present it to the Assessment and Information Management Working Group (AIMWG) for vetting and clearance
b) Supervise survey (survey planning, data collection, analysis and reporting) in all the targeted areas
Duration of consultancy
The proposed field work will last for 21 working days (including training and technical support).
The consultant should deliver the following at the end of the assignment;
1) One SQUEAC (print-ready electronic format) training package for MoH and stakeholder technical staff
2) One training report (electronic format) of the national SQUEAC team with a list of names of staff trained and an assessment of their various capacities to deliver independently
2) One SQUEAC survey report (print-ready electronic format) clearly articulating feasible and realistic recommendations for action
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in statistics, evaluation, public health or program monitoring is required.
*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
Proven experience of a minimum of eight (8) years of conducting community-based studies including coverage surveys such as SQUEAC/SLEAC
The consultant is required to mention the dates and locations where the experience of conducting coverage surveys was demonstrated and append proof as applicable
Knowledge in designing and implementing IMAM and IYCF programs
Effective communication skills, able to effectively present information clearly and respond appropriately to questions from Government, UN and NGO staff and other relevant stakeholders
Strong supervisory and organizational skills. Ability to work on own initiative and meet tight deadlines
Able to cope with stressful circumstances and hardships; patience and flexibility and willingness to work additional hours in order to meet tight deadlines
Language(s) Fluent in Writing, Listening and Speaking English
Kindly include an all-inclusive fees, including lump sum travel and subsistence costs, as applicable.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Opening Date Thu Sep 19 2019 08:00:00 GMT+0200 (heure d’été d’Europe centrale) E. Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Sat Nov 02 2019 21:55:00 GMT+0100 (heure normale d’Europe centrale)