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Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path. Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.
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On 20 September 2022, Uganda confirmed a case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Ngabano Village of Madudu Sub-County, Mubende district. Concurrently, two sub-counties; Kiruma and Madudu reported a cluster of six unexplained deaths that had occurred between 1-15 September 2022 that have been classified as probable cases of Ebola. Since 2000, Uganda has experienced 7 Ebola Virus Disease outbreaks in Northern, Western and Central Uganda. Four of the outbreaks were caused by Ebola Sudan, 1 by Ebola Bundibugyo, and 2 by Ebola Zaire. As of 3 October 2022, three new cases were confirmed in Bunyangabu district, with 1 death and 2 recoveries. Cumulatively, Uganda has 5 districts with cases (Mubende, Kassanda, Kyegegwa, Kagadi, and Bunyangabu. There are 41 confirmed cases, with 9 deaths (CFR-22%) and 20 probable cases, and a cumulative recovery of 4. A total of 97 cumulative cases confirmed and suspected have been recorded with the 6 new cases admitted at Mubende regional referral hospital in Fort portal. The number of total recoveries stood at 4 people as of Saturday, 1 October. The cumulative contacts listed currently stand at 795 of which 702 are currently under active follow-up. Uganda has also received threats/alerts of other viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHF) e.g., Crimean- Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in Amuru district including the districts of Kiryandongo (01), Mukono (01), Kyegegwa (01), Fort Portal City (03), Kakumiro (02), Kasese (02), Wakiso (02). All of these tested NEGATIVE by PCR for Ebola, Marburg, CCHF and RVF viruses. SBC and related community engagement strategies are central to achieving the desired communal compliance and resilience. SBC is a cross-cutting, evidence-based process that uses a mix of social science-guided approaches to facilitate participation and engagement with children, families, communities, and networks, for positive social and behaviour change in both development and humanitarian contexts. consignee list of all possible recipients, especially given the unpredictability of emergency scenarios and the dynamic nature of these low-level entities.
In order to better account for the Risk Communication & Social Mobilisation (RCSM) pillar inputs and achievements, evaluate the impact of the pillar on the beneficiaries, and ensure that the pillar contributes to the achievement of the expected results, it has proved necessary to set up a dynamic system for tracking and reporting on social and behavioural data. This requires the establishment of common tools and approaches for social and behavioural evidence generation, data collection and information flow; clear definition and consistent use of parameters; and means of verification or triangulation of data across different data sources, stakeholders, and levels. Having an SBC data analyst specialist to analyse and synthesise SBC/RCSM/RCCE data emerging from the UNICEF-supported interventions under the RCSM pillar will enable the SBC section to use this data for action, inform and adjust interventions, report on achievements and feedback consistently and effectively to the different actors, donors, and affected groups. It will also enable SBC and the emergency response team to improve the quality of donor proposals/reports, weekly updates, and monthly Sit Reps. It is also vital to harmonize the data collected, triangulate the different data points, to ensure its integrity and use, at national and sub-national levels; efficient information management will lead to better tracking of events, evidence generation, and documentation of best practices. UNICEF supported RCCE interventions are executed through several modalities that generate SBC/RCCE/RCSM data that needs to be analysed and actioned. These modalities are:
• Direct Cash Transfers to districts to implement SBC/RCCE/RCSM interventions. Reports provided by districts include SBC data that needs to be collated and analysed
• Partnerships with implementing partners through established Programme of Cooperation Agreements (PCA) or joint humanitarian projects with civil society organizations. Reports generated from these IPs generate SBC data that needs to be analysed and the data used for action
• Direct contractual services with professional or commercial entities e.g., media monitoring and social listening
In addition, U-Report polls, social listening and monitoring reports, anthropological studies, and Ministry of Health Call centre hotline reports generate additional SBC data that requires analysis and collation.
The main findings generated from these various social and Behavioural platforms will be in the final stage integrated and analysed, with other critical data including epidemiological data, to better understand the outbreak dynamic for informed action from a multi-disciplinary perspective. This will be done through the IOA (Integrated Outbreak Analytics) platform which regroups partners engaged in the EVD response to collect and share data from a multi-disciplinary perspective in support to the SIRI (Strategic Information, Research and Innovation) pillar of the response.
The purpose of this consultancy is to:
1. Track and document the use of SBC/RCS/RCCE evidence emerging from the UNICEF supported interventions under the Risk Communication and Social Mobilisation pillar.
2. Represent the anthropological / Social and Behavioural contribution (via the RCSM pillar) in the Integrated Outbreak Analytics (IOA) subgroup of the SIRI pillar. The analyst will work collaboratively with the IOA team to identify anthropological /social and Behavioural questions / investigations which can contribute to an improved understanding of outbreak trends and contribute to an integrated data analyses approach to inform outbreak response.
3. Act as liaison person at the Evidence Generation sub-pillar under the RCSM pillar to encourage collaboration and exchange of information between programmatic interventions and social science and data specialists; provide weekly update on the findings collected and analyzed to support adjustments of interventions in RCCE and other pillars.
4. Overview quality assurance of every data stream collected (including U-Report/Chatbot; hotline reports; social media monitoring; CRAs findings; anthropology related findings).
5. Triangulate data from various data sources and main findings compiled on a fortnightly basis.
Scope of Work – Major Tasks
Under the technical guidance of the Chief, Social and Behaviour Change and the SBC Specialist Emergencies, the consultant will:
1. Build high-quality evidence system for the EVD response in Uganda by collating, analysing and synthesising SBC data into periodic reports
2. Provide support to build capacities at national and subnational levels and on all elements related to SBC/RCCE/RCSM data analysis
3. Support the monitoring and evaluation components of SBC interventions in the country
In close co-ordination with the UNICEF SBC unit, the social scientist will undertake the following tasks:
a) Submission of an inception report and work plan
b) Track and document the use of SBC/RCS/RCCE evidence emerging from the UNICEF supported interventions under the Risk Communication and Social Mobilisation pillar.
c) Represent the anthropological / Social and Behavioural contribution (via the RCSM pillar) in the Integrated Outbreak Analytics (IOA) subgroup of the SIRI pillar. The analyst will work collaboratively with the IOA team to identify anthropological /social and behavioural questions / investigations which can contribute to an improved understanding of outbreak trends and contribute to an integrated data analyses approach to inform outbreak response.
d) Act as liaison person at the Evidence Generation sub-pillar under the RCSM pillar to encourage collaboration and exchange of information between programmatic interventions and social science and data specialists; provide weekly update on the findings collected and analyzed to support adjustments of interventions in RCCE and other pillars.
e) Overview quality assurance of every data stream collected (including U-Report/Chatbot; hotline reports; social media monitoring; CRAs findings; anthropology related findings).
f) Triangulate data from various data sources and main findings compiled on a fortnightly basis.
g) Final consultancy report with an overview of key concerns and challenges with findings and recommendations.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Desired competencies, technical background and experience
Education: A Master’s degree in social sciences with experience in quantitative data analytics and presentation or any other related field. A first level university degree in combination with an additional two (2) relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university.
Work experience: Minimum 5 years’ responsible work experience in social sciences research and data analysis, including experience in large scale public health response, working with NGOs/UN in/with developing countries, with practical experience in developing methodologies and tools to inform action/programmes/ policies.
• Must have excellent skills in excel and data analytics
• Demonstrated experience in developing dashboards and presenting findings from different sources (methods, tools etc.)
• Experience analysing data from social monitoring systems, monitoring and evaluation work, or other survey work.
• Experience performing data extraction, cleaning, analysis and presentation for medium to large datasets.
• Excellent writing skills planning and coordination skills, with proven ability to work independently.
• An inquisitive and creative mindset, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams and countries.
• Ability to communicate complex ideas in data science to relevant stakeholders.
• A passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data.
• Proven record of solving challenging problems in emergency and humanitarian settings.
• A Team Player mentality and desire to collaborate with multicultural and diverse colleagues, as well as, work independently.
• Excellent project management skills.
• Experience using Power Bi or other data analytics and interactive visualization software.
• Experience using HTML, CMS management, and specifically Wagtail CMS, is a plus.
• Experience working with the UN and/or one of its entities is an asset but not necessary.
Language: Oral and written proficiency in English. Knowledge of local languages is considered an asset.
• Excellent facilitation skills, negotiation skills, and oral and written communication skills – the ability to simplify and communicate effectively.
• Strong analytical skills
• Knowledge of the Uganda public health context and ongoing MOH EPI programs is a prerequisite
• Drive to meet deadlines/results, self-driven and accountable to self and others.
• Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
• Ability to work with others able to take and respond to clients’ views or constructive feedback
• Builds and Maintains Partnerships
• Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
• Drive to achieve results for impact
• Innovates and embraces change
• Manages ambiguity and complexity
• Thinks and acts strategically
• Works collaboratively with others
a) The consultant will utilize UNICEF office space and equipment as and when required, e.g., desk, chair, internet access, telephone. The consultant will provide his/her own laptop
b) The consultancy will not commence unless a contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant.
c) The consultant will not have supervisory responsibility within UNICEF, nor responsibilities for the UNICEF budget and other resources
d) The consultancy is strictly office based (Kampala)
e) Under the consultancy agreements, a month is defined as 21 working days, and fees are prorated accordingly. Consultants are not paid for weekends or public holidays
f) Consultants are not entitled to payment of overtime. All remuneration must be within the contract agreement
g) Consultants will be required to sign the health statement for consultants/Individual contractors prior to taking up the assignment, and to document that they have appropriate health insurance, if applicable h) The Form ‘Designation, change or revocation of beneficiary’ must be completed by the consultant upon arrival, at the HR Section.
Application Procedure/Call for Proposals
Interested candidates are required to submit a technical proposal on how they intend to approach the work. The proposal should include a timeline, and methodology, based on the Terms of Reference. The proposal must also include detailed CV of the consultant, as well as a financial proposal, clearly indicating daily rate for professional fees. The financial proposal must be all-inclusive of all costs (consultancy fees and where applicable air fares, airport transfers, daily living expenses). This is an international level consultancy and competitive market rates should apply.
Evaluation of Candidate:
The Technical proposal is weighted at 75% and 25% for the Financial proposal.
The consultant will be competitively selected from a list of applicants based on their past experience of doing similar work.
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.
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