National Consultant to analyze the non-responses registered in the framework of the Household Budget Survey

Vacancy Number: 064 /Pr-2011

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Deadline for applications:

25 April 2011

Duty Station:

Republic of Moldova

Project Reference:

Strengthening the National Statistical System

Type of Contract:

Individual Contract

Period of assignment:

mid April-July, 2011 (up to 40 working days)

Terms of Reference 3  
Individual Consultant Procurement Notice 2  
UNDP General Conditions of Individual Contract 1  

Interested persons should submit their application letters, financial offers and duly completed CV with detailed list of qualifications and at least 3 references with the mark National Consultant to analyze the non-responses registered in the Framework of the Household Budget Survey by 25 April 2011 to the following email address:vacancies-moldova@undp.org
Only those short listed will be contacted.

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the e-mail aurelia.spataru@undp.org.  The respective personwill respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.

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Background

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is the central administrative authority that aims at proving the population of the country with statistical data in the social field: the indicators on welfare, living standards, employment, unemployment, incomes and expenses of households etc. These indicators are obtained on the basis of data collected from population through two statistical surveys carried out by NBS on all territory of the country (except Transnistrian region): Labour Force Survey and Household Budget Survey.
Both surveys have a major importance in the context of promoting the national policies on social-economic development of the country. The information gathered through the Household Budget Survey is basically used for calculation of the Consumer Price Index share, estimation of non-organized trade (market) and the final consumption of the households, calculation of the subsistence level, the indicators of poverty, and indicators of the National Development Strategy (NDS) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Also, the collected information is used for identification of the most disadvantageous categories of population/households and evaluation of the impact of different programmes on social-economic development of the population.
Understanding why households and individuals choose to respond to surveys can help survey organizations develop survey designs and collection processes that are likely to have higher response rates. The characteristics of individuals and households and of survey designs and collection processes, all interact to determine response rates.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Moldova, through its Joint Project on Strengthening the National Statistical System, is seeking to employ one National Consultant with relevant experience in related field, who will provide the necessary conceptual and practical support in development of analysis on the impact of non-response on the final estimators of HBS and will improve the methods used in the treatment of missing information.

For more details, please read the Terms of Reference and Individual Consultant Procurement Notice.

 

Documents to be included when submitting the proposals

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.

  1. Proposal:                                                                                                                                                                                       
    (i) Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work
    (ii) Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work
  2. Financial proposal
  3. Personal CV including records on past experience in similar projects/assignments and concrete outputs obtained, and at least 3 references

 

Financial proposal

The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount. Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including number of anticipated working days). No travel costs envisaged.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.