Job Opening

Posting Title: RITD/ATPC – Consultants to develop the continental methodology for ICBT data collection (2 positions)
Department/Office: Economic Commission for Africa
Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
Posting Period: 11 March 2022 - 25 March 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Economic Commission for Africa-176538-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Improved and coordinated measurement of contributions of the informal sector to intra-African trade by AU Member States

Work Location

Home Based

Expected duration

The consultancy shall be for a period of 8 months, upon signature of contract.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duty and responsibility

Under the supervision and guidance of the Regional Integration and Trade Division (RITD) of the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Union Commission (AUC), the consultants will perform the following key tasks:
Conduct a desk review of available ICBT methodologies based on Africa Trade Report 2020 etc.
Conduct key informant interviews to inform data collection methodology
Draft gender disaggregated AU methodology for ICBT data collection (informed by key informant interviews)
Assist in organizing a virtual ICBT CTF Meeting to review draft methodology and present methodology where required
Update the methodology based on feedback from consultations and review meetings
Assist in organizing a physical ICBT CTF meeting to validate the final AU ICBT methodology
Design presentation of the ICBT methodology for adoption by AU member States (alongside statutory meeting)
Provide recommendations on how methodology can be incorporated into formal trade statistics at the AU member State level
Deliverables

Output 1: Inception report, including list of stakeholders for key informant interviews and annotated outline of final methodology document (revised based on ECA feedback)
Output 2: Draft AU methodology for continental ICBT data collection
Output 3: Updated and finalised AU methodology for continental ICBT data collection based on inputs from consultations and review meetings
Output 4: Presentation slides of methodology for AU Member States with recommendations on incorporation of methodology in formal statistics

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Master's degree in Statistics, Economics, Business, International Trade, International Relations, International Law and/or related areas is required.
Experience: Experience: A minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience working in the areas of Statistics, Economics, Business, International Trade, International Relations, International Law and/or related areas. Proven working experience with African countries on data and statistics and/or on trade, is required. Demonstrated expertise in data collection methodologies as well as experience with informal trade data collection methodologies and/or with cross-border trade in Africa is required. Experience working with governments of AU Member States and other stakeholders related to trade and/or statistics is an asset.
Language: English and French are the working language of the UN Secretariat. For this specific job opening fluency in English and/or French is required. Knowledge of the other is an asset.

No Fee

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