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Individual Consultant - Survey Methodologies - Re-advertised
|Location :||Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA|
|Application Deadline :||03-Dec-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||6d 2h 42m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||84 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||84 working days|
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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Saudi Arabia has realised and sustained, for the last four decades, remarkable progress along the socio-economic development path. As a result of this, the Kingdom has been able to move to a high-income country. The GDP, for instance, increased from SR 156 billion in 1969 to SR 2,631 billion in 2018, putting the economy among the top 20 global economies in terms of size. Based on the annual ranking of the Human Development Index (HDI) of the Human Development Report, Saudi Arabia has steadily moved from the medium human development category in the 1990s to the very high human development category in 2018 at 0.857 value of HDI.
The Saudi Vision 2030 represents an ambitious resolve with long-term goals and expectations founded on the strengths and capabilities of the Kingdom. It covers the three themes of a vibrant society, a thriving economy and an ambitious nation. A thorough review of the three themes and their underlying issues of national concern would reveal a holistic approach to development that encompasses the three dimensions of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): the social, the economic and the environmental. Saudi Arabia recognises that achieving the SDGs requires rigorous, real-time and continuous monitoring for which quality statistics is a must. The General Authority for Statistics (GaStat) has gone through a major revision of its corporate strategy and vision in alignment with the Saudi Vision 2030 and the SDGs. The revised strategy revolves around five pillars:
Under the framework of the Institutional Support to Statistics project, UNDP provides technical support to the GaStat to strengthen the institutional and human capacities of the national statistical system to support evidence-based development planning and policy-making.
Within this context, UNDP is seeking to recruit an Economist to provide technical and advisory support to GaStat to enhance the management of financial accounts and support the improvement of the statistical business registers in compliance with SNA 2008.
Duties and Responsibilities
This consultancy aims to review, update, and support the development of an integrated framework to develop survey questionnaire/application and related guidance on survey implementation, with a focus on the official statistics to enable the GASTAT to produce globally-comparable statistics and to become a global reference in the field of survey design and methodologies.
In this context, The GASTAT/ survey design unit is seeking to recruit a survey methodologies expert to support the survey design work to be carried out by the unit. The survey methodologies expert will work on advance methodologies in terms of the design and piloting of survey methodologies, as well as on the compilation of guidance on data collection. The survey methodologies expert will provide technical assistance related to the design, re-engineer, test, evaluate, validate and analyse and implementation of the survey.
The expert will also implement capacity-building and knowledge-transfer activities, including on-the-job training.
The responsibilities under this assignment include the following:
The duty station for the Expert is Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He/ She will be embedded within the Survey Unit at GASTAT. s/he will report to Director of Survey Unit
The expected duration of the assignment is expected to be up to 4 months
The duty station for the Survey Methodologies Expert is Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
All proposals must be expressed in a lump sum amount. This amount must be “all-inclusive”. Please note that the term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, living allowances, communications, consumables, etc.) that could possibly be incurred are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal.
Payments shall be made to the individual contractor upon successful completion and certification by UNDP that services have been satisfactorily performed, based upon the actual number of working days.
Payment shall be made as a deliverables-based lump sum payment, to be paid in the following instalments. The schedule of payment will be distributed upon satisfactory submission of the deliverables listed in the table hereunder:
Required Skills and Experience
The interested offeror must read the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at