South Sudan: Consultant – Multi Cluster Indicator Survey (MICS) – Juba*

By International Organization for Migration Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 18 Oct 2018

Position Title : Consultant – Multi Cluster Indicator Survey (MICS) – Juba*

Duty Station : Juba, South Sudan

Classification : Consultant, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Consultant, Three months

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 18 October 2018

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.


Organizational Structure of IOM Migration Health Division:

IOM’s work in emergencies is guided by the Migration Crisis Operational Framework (MCOF), which was developed at the request of IOM Member States, pursuant to their growing interest in the migration consequences of crisis situations, and adopted during the 101st Session of the IOM Council in 2012. As one of the 15 sectors of assistance within the MCOF, health support is an integral part of IOM’s overall humanitarian response.

The IOM South Sudan Health Programme started in 2009. With the ongoing violence that started December 2013, IOM is increasing its emergency health response operations and where appropriate integrates health activities in multi-sectoral approaches (e.g. with Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Shelter, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Protection) in conflict affected sites, ensuring coordination as well as information sharing with respective government authorities as well as with the Health, CCCM, Shelter and Protection Cluster partners. Key IOM interventions to support the Government of South Sudan, the Ministry of Health and partners include the following but not limited to; enhancing access to primary healthcare services for Internal Displaced Peoples (IDPs) and affected communities particularly in hard-to-reach locations and those living in temporary shelters through static and mobile health clinics, support to recovery of local health systems through transition and post crisis phase, facilitating health referrals to hospitals or to partner agencies, provision of medicines and medical supplies as well as contributing to existing early warning and disease outbreak surveillance mechanisms.

Under the overall guidance direct supervision of the IOM South Sudan Migration Health Program coordinator and, under the technical guidance of the emergency Migration Health officer, the incumbent successful candidate will be accountable for conducting the implementation of the Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey (MICS) in specific locations in South Sudan.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Overall Objective

The main objective of the survey is to collect statistically sound, internationally comparable estimates of key indicators that are used to assess the health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), HIV, nutrition situation of Wau, Malakal and Bentiu POC residents.

Specific Objectives

  1. To estimate the coverage of health interventions (e.g. measles and Penta 3 vaccinations and vitamin A supplementation).
  2. To retrospectively estimate the levels of crude and under five mortality rate.
  3. To estimate the prevalence of acute malnutrition (wasting and oedema) among children aged 6 to 59 months.
  4. To assess WASH and Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) knowledge and practices in the population.
  5. To assess the pattern of perceived morbidities in children 6 to 59 months of age and in adults.
  6. To assess health seeking behavior and Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) on common morbidities and prevention methods.
  7. To estimate Incidence of top morbidities.

Main Tasks related to the job

  1. Develop the MICS survey protocol (methodology, questionnaires, tools, and guidelines) and present to partners/stakeholders (e.g. ministries, UN Agencies, etc.).
  2. Develop survey implementation Plan and timeline.
  3. Provide technical and managerial support to the direct implementation of the MICS survey.
  4. Recruit and train enumerators and necessary staffs for the survey.
  5. Oversee each stage of the survey process and ensure that the MICS protocols and standards are followed, more specifically during training and field supervision visits.
  6. Communicate regularly with the IOM MHU Programme Coordinator, responding to all MICS related issues in a timely manner.
  7. Provide progress reports on MICS activities to the IOM MHU office on a monthly basis.
  8. Ensure that survey data are entered and analysed timely.
  9. Present draft report for comments by MHU before submitting the final survey report.
  10. Ensure that all survey related documents and deliverables (questionnaires, manuals, expert reports, final report, datasets, etc.) are properly archived throughout the survey process.
  11. Participate in all MICS Steering and Technical Committee meetings.
  12. Ensure that lessons learned, problems, and good practices are documented throughout the MICS process and rapidly shared with the IOM Programme Coordinator through all means available.
  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Tangible and measurable output of the work assignment

  1. Weekly written progress update of activities to IOM;

  2. Survey protocol.

  3. MICS draft report and presentation to the health and Nutrition cluster.

  4. MICS final report.

  5. Soft and/or hard copy of raw data.

Realistic delivery dates and details as to how the work must be delivered:

  1. Develop protocol and field test survey questionnaire – within two weeks of start date
  2. Conduct survey and finalize data collection at all sites – within 8 weeks of the start date
  3. Data cleaning and first draft report submission – within 10 weeks of start date
  4. Presentation of survey findings to stake holders and final report submission afterwards – within 12 weeks of start date
  5. Presentation of survey findings to different clusters and stakeholders and submit final report – within 12 weeks of start date. **

Performance indicators for evaluation of results (value of services rendered in relation to their cost relation to their cost)

  1. Protocol developed and field tested -– 15%

  2. Cconduct survey and finalize data collection at all sites – 50%

  3. Data cleaning and first draft report submission – 15%

  4. Presentation to stake holders and final report submission – 20%

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• University degree in Social Sciences, Demography, Statistics, Epidemiology or any other related technical field from an accredited academic institution is required.


• At least five years’ experience in the coordination and/or management of quantitative household surveys (prior MICS or Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) coordination experience highly desirable);

• Strong computer skills and strong expertise in statistical analyses (familiarity with data processing and data analysis software, particularly SPSS);

• Training experience and ability to organize and facilitate training and presentation;

• Experience in data analysis and survey report writing;

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;

• Familiarity and previous experience of working in South-Sudan highly desirable and/or in the region;

• Ability and willingness to travel extensively in-country.

Other competencies:

• Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and to establish harmonious and effective relationships both within and outside the organization

• Demonstrated leadership, managerial and supervisory ability


Excellent oral and written communications in English. Knowledge of Arabic and/or one of regional languages is an advantage.


*This position has frequent travel to three IOM Project Sites – Bentiu, Wau and Malakal

Desirable Competencies:

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences;

encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

• Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.


The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 18 October 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 05.10.2018 to 18.10.2018

Requisition: CON 2018/52 – Consultant – MultiClusterIndicatorSurvey(MICS)- Juba*, South Sudan

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Posting: Posting NC55679358 (55679358) Released

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