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E T Consultant (Statistical training expert and training coordinator)
Job #: req11344
Organization: World Bank
Sector: Poverty Reduction
Term Duration: 1 year 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Location: Dar Es Salaam,Tanzania
Required Language(s): English
Closing Date: 4/7/2021 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC
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Tanzania’s statistical system has progressed over the years and has ranked consistently above the average for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) along the World Bank’s Statistical Capacity Indicator (SCI). However, gaps remain in a range of areas including completeness and consistency of data collection, data analysis, and in terms of statistical skills of government officials. The latter is key for promoting a better use of available data to underpin policy-discussions and making sure decisions are grounded in high quality evidence.
The European Union, through its World Bank administered project on ‘Development Support to Tanzania Statistics’ is providing support to further boost national statistical development. The project objective is to support the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the Office of the Chief Government Statistician (OCGS) to improve quality, timeliness, and relevance of national statistics through two main components: (1) supporting data collection and (2) strengthening statistical capacity through technical assistance.
The project supports the implementation of three surveys: the National Panel Survey (NPS), the National Agriculture Sample Census (NASC) and the Integrated Labor Force Survey (ILFS). Additionally, the project helps the development of geographical information systems to update population shifts in key enumeration area boundaries and digitalise their boundaries in support of computing survey sampling weights.
The project’s technical assistance component seeks to further strengthening the statistical capacity in country by advancing the skills of the government workforce. This is done through technical support to survey implementation and a series of hands-on and on-the-job training courses on a range of topics. A comprehensive set of training courses are foreseen for 2021 to 2023 to strengthen the statistical skills of the staff of the national statistical offices in Dodoma and Zanzibar, as well sector ministry staff at the national and local government staff. Specific skills that will be strengthened include: data quality monitoring using Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI), data cleaning and validation, basic and advanced data analysis using ADePT, Excel, Stata and SPSS as well as data interpretation, communication and preparation, report writing, release of micro-datasets to users, and the use of GIS and spatial data analysis. The trainings will be applied in nature and integrated into survey activities whenever possible.
A training plan has been drafted by NBS and OCGS and this Terms of Reference (ToR) regards an assignment for an extended term consultant to support the design, implementation and evaluation of the training plan.
Duration of Assignment and Accountability
The Consultant will be recruited on a one-year Term contract with an option of a one-year extension. The assignment is expected to commence on or around April 1, 2021. The Consultant will report to the World Bank Task Team Leader and the NBS coordinator of the EUTF project. She/ he will be located at the NBS office in Dodoma as soon as the situation allows, until then she/ he will work from home.
The objective of the assignment is to support the implementation of the statistical training plan, including the design, coordination, implementation, supervision and evaluation of the training sessions.
Scope of Work and Activities
The following outputs are expected to be delivered in close collaboration with NBS, OCGS and government ministries.
Duration of assignment
The assignment is for one year with possible extension of one more year upon satisfactory performance.
The ideal candidate has the following qualifications and experience:
The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
The selected candidate’s location will be officially based out of Dar Es Salaam till the time there is an official location in Dodoma. The selected candidate will work from home but is expected to report at the NBS office in Dodoma as and when the situation allows.”
Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.
Poverty has no borders, neither does excellence. We succeed because of our differences and we continuously search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe.
The deadline for submitting the application is 07 April 2021