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  • Posted: Oct 2, 2019
    Deadline: Oct 5, 2019
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  • Marie Stopes International is an international non-governmental organisation providing contraception and safe abortion services in 37 countries around the world. Marie Stopes International as an organisation lobbies in favour of access to abortion, and provides a variety of sexual and reproductive healthcare services including advice, vasectomies, and aborti...
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    Consultant

    SCOPE OF WORK:

    • Programming the CEI English and Kiswahili questionnaires on EpiInfo.
    • Ensure all surveys are uploaded on all mobile data collection tools
    • Support training of data collection team focusing on use of the mobile tools for data collection and uploading of data.
    • Conduct high frequency checks to monitor responses on a daily basis.
    • Analyze spot check completed by field supervisors and report on data discrepancies.
    • Support pilot of the Client Exit Interview tool with 20 clients, analyses the data and make necessary adjustments to the tool.
    • At the end of data collection, process, clean and validate data generated through the survey
    • Clean and verify data using MSK’s data cleaning syntax files and submit a clean data set in SPSS format

    LOGISTICS AND PROCEDURES:

    The Consultant is required to have a laptop with SPSS for this consultancy. Upon signing the contract with the consultant, MSK will provide exit interview package to the consultant, and will provide any other support such as the questionnaire that will require scripting, data cleaning syntax. MSK will also provide a list of sites and locations where we work.

    The consultant will be required to sit at MSK Office.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS:

    • Must demonstrate pro-choice values
    • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Public Health, Public Policy or a related field.
    • At least 2 years of experience in managing research, particularly survey scripting, data quality checks and data collection monitoring.
    • Experience of survey programming in EpiInfo
    • Experience of conducting data analysis using SPSS
    • Strong skills in quantitative and qualitative method
    • The ability to be flexible, prioritize, multi-task and deliver under strict deadlines in a fast-paced working environment

    CODE OF CONDUCT:

    Client confidentiality

    It will be the responsibility of Marie Stopes Kenya to ensure that study documents and collected information are kept confidential, safe and secure. The consultancy will be required to adhere to the confidentiality and privacy guidelines stipulated by Marie Stopes Kenya.

    Adult & child safeguarding policy

    The consultant will be required to adhere to the adult and child safeguarding policies followed by Marie Stopes Kenya. Our commitment is to:

    1. Safeguard clients (including children): by actively identifying clients who may be vulnerable and at risk of significant harm, by preventing intentional or unintentional harm, abuse, and exploitation within MSI operations, and promptly responding, if harm or abuse occurs.

    2. Safeguard MSI People: by promoting a safe working environment and by avoiding situations and behaviors, which may be misinterpreted and potentially lead to false allegations against team members.

    3. Safeguard MSI: by demonstrating a genuine commitment to safeguarding all our clients, our team members, and preventing cases of abuse happening, which may tarnish MSI’s reputation and affect its ability to continue work and receive funding.

    Incident reporting

    The consultant has a duty to report any witnessed or suspected cases of a team member, volunteer or research partner committing abuse or exploitation, or any breach of the safeguarding policies, or code of conduct.

    EXPECTED DELIVERABLES/OUTPUTS:

    • A scripted survey
    • Data collection training presentation on the survey tool and instruments
    • A data quality report based on the high frequency checks and spot checks
    • A raw database of exit interviews conducing using mobile data collection software.
    • A clean SPSS data set of all exit interview data organized using the standard variables and response options found on the standard questionnaire. The consultant is expected to submit to Marie Stopes Kenya the cleaned dataset no later than 8 November 2019.

    TIME FRAME:

    1. The consultancy period is 7 October to 12 November. The consultant is expected work on weekdays within this period.

    Method of Application

    Interested parties should submit using a cover letter highlighting previous similar assignment and a daily consultancy rate. Interested parties must also send an up to date CV with three references, one of whom must be familiar with work highlighted in the Cover letter.

    The cover letter and up to date CV should be sent to Marie Stopes Kenya via pd@mariestopes.or.ke by 5th October, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    All selected candidates will be required to sign a self-declaration of compliance statement and the MSI code of conduct. Background checks will also be conducted during the recruitment process.

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