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UNICEF recrute 01 Conseiller Traitement de données senior

UNICEF recrute 01 Conseiller Traitement de données senior

UNICEF is a UN organization mandated by the UN General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. In Regional Office, UNICEF is working with its partners to support the Governments to realize children’s rights on survival, development, protection and participation.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfil their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

For every child, hope

Purpose of Activity/Assignment

Many surveys are carried out by government organizations, with the support and technical assistance of UNICEF. When countries adhere to the UNICEF protocols and recommendations and make use of the tools provided, the survey process goes very smoothly. However, in many countries, the provision of survey tools alone has not been sufficient without the additional support of experienced personnel providing technical assistance to the survey implementing partners.

UNICEF will continue to strengthen its survey technical support mechanism at the regional level so that country offices can receive the required level of technical assistance at critical stages of the survey and are in a better position to support the implementing partner.

Planning, preparation and fieldwork for new surveys – such as the BMZ endline/baseline surveys, or MICS – will be initiated in the region of West and Central Africa (WCA). UNICEF WCARO will, therefore, hire an experienced Senior Data Processing Consultant to provide necessary technical assistance to country offices and their partners at critical survey stages in a timely manner.

Under the overall supervision of the UNICEF Regional Monitoring Specialist (MICS and Other Surveys) in the Planning Monitoring and Research Section of UNICEF WCARO, the Senior Data Processing Consultant will work on supporting the data processing of different surveys conducted in the region of West and Central Africa (WCA), e.g. BMZ endline/baseline survey, MICS, etc.

Scope of Work

  • Under the overall supervision of the UNICEF Regional Monitoring Specialist (MICS and Other Surveys), the Senior Data Processing Consultant will be responsible to:
  • Support the Regional Monitoring Specialist (MICS and Other Surveys) in providing technical assistance and oversight of data processing activities for different surveys in the WCA Region.
  • Manage and coordinate the survey data processing technical support activities in the surveys in the WCA Region.
  • Develop CAPI applications and monitoring and reporting tools and prepare tabulation programs (SPSS syntaxes).
  • Remotely and in coordination and collaboration with the Regional Monitoring Specialist (MICS and Other Surveys), review and provide feedback to the Data Processing Consultant on the following materials for compliance with MICS standards:
  • Survey CAPI Listing Application in CSPro
  • Survey CAPI Application in CSPro
  • Data processing manuals and guidelines
  • Field check tables
  • Support integration of analysis programs into any type of data-based monitoring activities
  • Tabulation plans

Datasets and resulting tables

  • Support the Data Processing Consultant remotely in carrying out the following survey activities:
  • Design and testing of CAPI listing and survey applications
  • Pre-test
  • Final review and testing of CAPI applications
  • Preparation of analysis datasets
  • Development of analysis programs and production of tabulations
  • Production of syntaxes to create SPSS outputs (tables) based on tabulation plans
  • Production of syntaxes for additional tables when necessary
  • Administrative Requirements:

The consultant will work from his/her own office and provide their own equipment (stationary, hardware and software).
Payment will only be made for work satisfactorily completed and accepted by UNICEF and submission of an activity log and invoice.
If the final reports and documents are not submitted according to the deliverables stated in this TOR, the payments will be withheld.
The Senior Data Processing Consultant must respect the confidentiality of the survey data as well as any country specific survey documents that will be produced throughout the survey process. The Senior Data Processing Consultant can use the documents and the datasets only for the tasks related to these terms of reference.

Type of Supervision Required and Cooperation with Other Consultants:

  • The Planning, Monitoring and Research section from the WCAR Office will provide quality assurance and oversight for the consultant’s work with substantial feedback on the quality of the work.
  • For each assigned survey country, the consultant will work in close collaboration with the UNICEF Regional Monitoring Specialist (MICS and Other Surveys) and the Data Processing Consultant. Working closely with the Regional Monitoring Specialist (MICS and Other Surveys) and Regional Household Survey Consultant, the Senior Data Processing Consultant will carry out technical reviews and advise the Data Processin Consultant at key moments in the survey process. The Senior Data Processing Consultant will also, often together with the Regional Monitoring Specialist (MICS and Other Surveys) and / or the Regional Sampling Consultant and / or the Regional Household Survey Consultant, carry out a series of country visits, in order to monitor progress and be present at critical stages of survey implementation.

How can you make a difference?

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced University degree (Master’s or higher) in Information Technologies, Statistics, Demography, or any other related technical field with expertise in data management. A Batchelor Degree is accepted if work experience is more than 12 years. A
  • Batchelor Degree is accepted if work experience is more than 12 years.
  • At least 8 years’ experience in data processing in household surveys. Prior MICS or DHS data processing experience is highly desirable.
  • Advanced knowledge of CSPro
  • Advanced knowledge of SPSS
  • Familiarity with Power BI
  • Fluency in English or French
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel to all countries across WCA Region

Other competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective relationships with national partners
  • Demonstrated leadership, managerial and supervisory ability


  • Completed profile in UNICEF’s e-Recruitment system /P11/ Resume
  • Academic credentials/certificates
  • Consultancy proposal
  • Financial proposal that will include
  • Costs for each deliverable and total all-inclusive (lump sum) fees for the whole assignment
  • Travel costs and daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TO
  • Any other estimated costs: visa, health insurance, and living costs as applicable.
  • Previously relevant consultancy products & final evaluations (if available)
  • Indicate your availability.
  • 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.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

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.


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

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.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations, or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

UNICEF and other UN Agencies will be moving to the new United Nations House, presently under construction in Diamniadio, 30 kilometers from downtown Dakar. The name of the duty station for this position will remain Dakar, Senegal.

Application close: Sep 07 2023 Greenwich Standard Time

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