Statistics & Monitoring Specialist,(NOC)
Job no: 537174
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Categories: Social and Economic Policy, NO-3, Statistics and Monitoring
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For every child, Results
As Tanzania achieves the lower-middle-income status, rapid population growth, growing urbanization and the increase in the absolute number of poor people in the country are causes for concern. More than a quarter of Tanzanians still live in poverty, unable to put food on the table, access healthcare or keep a roof over their heads. Poverty has devastating effects on children. Nearly one third of Tanzanian children live in income poverty while as many as 74 per cent experience multidimensional poverty, suffering deprivation in three or more areas such as health, nutrition, water, sanitation, housing, education, child protection and access to information.
UNICEF in Tanzania is responding to this challenge by focusing on: (i) generating knowledge on the situation of women and children in Tanzania for evidence-based advocacy and planning, including strengthening the national statistical system; (ii) ensuring adequate, efficient, effective and equitable public spending for the benefit of children and their families; and (iii) promoting the development of a comprehensive and integrated social protection system to reduce poverty and vulnerability
Under the supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist , assists in the monitoring of indicators and trends and represent the UN in the Technical Working Group of the Poverty Monitoring System on national surveys and census, with a particular focus on ensuring that children’s issues and vulnerability indicators are well integrated. Provides technical backstopping around survey development and analysis to other UNICEF programme areas, and provides continuous technical support for national capacity development in the management and utilization of the Tanzanian Socio-Economic Database (TSED) as a key tool for poverty monitoring, linking with the M&E specialist on this and on other database systems development.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES and DUTIES & TASKS
Within the delegated authority and under the given organisational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.
Leads development, refinement and management of data repository bringing together data from multiple sources into a coherent, visually appealing platform to inform national planning and budgeting decisions and enhance the effective delivery of national programmes delivering basic services affecting children and other vulnerable groups
Provides technical support for systems strengthening and capacity development during the preparation and undertaking of national census and national surveys, as well as during data collection, analysis, report writing and dissemination; participates in data analysis exercises and research and evaluation initiatives with the National Bureau of Statistics and other relevant partners involved in national surveys and data production; provides technical backstopping around survey development and analysis to UNICEF programme sections; and, provides support to programme staff to acquire data from national surveys and administrative sources for further analysis.
Overseas development and implementation of a national child-focused policy research agenda, including data collection methodologies and research protocol, and participates in the development and introduction of innovative approaches and methods in data collection, research, evaluation, and policy advocacy, both externally and internally
Serves as the CO’s focal point for monitoring and reporting on progress on SDGs and other national development targets; supports the monitoring of national/global goals, trends and indicators; compiles data and maintains an updated database for UNICEF’s own indicator reporting; and, strengthens linkages between national and sub-national data and monitoring tools and systems.
Performs other duties as requested and contributes to all key office programme planning, monitoring and evaluation exercises
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Demography, Statistics, or related field
Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in statistics, surveys and routine reporting system, including data management as well as calibration. Expertise on different types of statistical and economic analysis, evaluation design and implementation, as well as GIS/mapping highly desirable
Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
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…
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 organisation.
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.
The deadline for submitting the application is 23 February, 2021