Call for Data Analyst
Local Consultant on Project Baseline and Final Evaluation Study
The “Armenian Association of Social Workers” non-governmental organization (hereafter AASW) announces a tender for the selection of the Local Consultant on Baseline and Final Evaluation Study (data analyst) assignment within the framework of the “Promoting Social Inclusion and Self-Reliant Livelihood Activities in Armenia” Project (hereinafter Project).
The main objective of this consultancy is to support the implementation of Project Component-3 activities (Project management and administration, monitoring and evaluation, and knowledge dissemination), specifically implementation of Project baseline and final evaluation study, as a tool to assess the overall project achievements and deliverables against the project objectives.
Scope of Work
Under the guidance of the International Consultant on Baseline and Final Evaluation study and supervision of the Project M&E Specialist the Local Consultant on Baseline and Final Evaluation study for Data Analysis (hereafter Local Consultant) shall contribute to the implementation of the impact analysis of Project small business grants.
The Local Consultant shall be responsible for the following tasks:
- Based on the Baseline and Final Evaluation Study Methodology developed by the International Consultant develop respective database forms in Excel/SPSS formats.
- Clean, finalize and analyze the databases of baseline, midline and endline quantitative surveys of at least 300 sub-grant recipients and at least 50 BMS trainees carried out by the three local consultants on Baseline and Final Evaluation Studies per marz;
- Interpret and analyze the databases, paying particular attention to trends and patterns that could be valuable to develop conclusions and recommendations for the baseline and final evaluation study with the request of the International Consultant on Baseline and Final Evaluation Study and Project Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.
Timetable & Milestones
Task (estimated time required per task)
1. Implementation of baseline evaluation study of the Project small business grants.
within 45 days after the contracts signed with the small grant beneficiaries
2. Implementation of midline evaluation study of the Project small business grants.
within 6 to 8 months after the first tranche of small grants transferred
3. Implementation of end line evaluation study of the Project small business grants.
during the last 4 months before the end of the Project
Above timeline is based on regular circumstances and can be subject to changes in case of external influence. All the deliverables will be provided in Armenian, with a brief report in English.
Expected skills and qualifications of the Consultant
- University degree in task-relevant field (e.g. Sociology, social sciences, );
- At least 3 years of experience quantitative surveys and studies, report writing;
- Proven skills in statistical software (EXCEL, STATA, etc.), other relevant computer skills necessary to prepare well-designed, professional documents;
- At least 3 years of experience of working in wider social protection area (the knowledge and experience of social policy and/or social work case management will be considered as an asset).
- Experience in evaluation of projects (both individually and within a team) funded by development partner organizations (World Bank, EU, USAID, UN agencies, etc.), and preferably within social policy domain and/or covering vulnerable groups of society;
- Knowledge of Armenian and English language, good communication, presentation and facilitation skills.
The project is expected to help increase access to social assistance benefits and services and provide self-employment support to about 11,000 vulnerable members of society in urban and rural communities in Ararat, Armavir, Kotayk, Lori and Shirak regions of Armenia. The Project grant was received under the Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) which is financed by the Government of Japan.
The project has been designed by the World Bank in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of Armenia and will be implemented by the Association of Social Workers– a non-governmental, not-for-profit national professional representative body of social workers in Armenia. The JSDF was established by the Government of Japan and the World Bank as a mechanism to provide direct assistance to the poorest and most vulnerable groups in eligible World Bank countries. The aim is to enhance their capacities, strengthen their empowerment and participation in society and economic life.
All interested candidates meeting the above-listed requirements are requested to submit their letters of interest and CVs to the e-mail address below until July 30, 2021.
Please clearly indicate the title of the position (Local Consultant on Baseline and Final Evaluation Study (data analyst)) in the subject line of the e-mail. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for the interview.
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