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Statistician-Independent Consultant

  • Remote working (can be based anywhere in the world)
  • 40 days of work until October 2022
  • AUD 800 per day
  • Immediate Start

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Equality Institute has been contracted by UN Women, with joint funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Australian Government, and the European Union, to conduct an external impact evaluation of the Strengthening Peaceful Villages (SPV) program, a community mobilisation program that aims to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV), in Kiribati. The SPV program adapts elements of the SASA! intervention, an evidence-based community mobilisation approach, originally developed in Uganda and now adapted for many countries around the world.

The role of the Statistician will be to provide technical support on the quantitative components of the midline study. This will include updating power calculations, conducting data cleaning and data analysis, and providing technical guidance on the sampling strategy, as well as a statistical review of study deliverables.

DELIVERABLES AND ONGOING TASKS

  • Provide statistical technical guidance and support on midline quantitative study design, including sample size, survey design and data collection;
  • Update power calculations with baseline data to determine midline sample size and make recommendations on sample size, sample allocation, and all aspects of sampling strategies;
  • Support the development of midline analysis plan, based on study design and outcome indicators;
  • Provide technical input during midline survey implementation, as needed, including review of data as it comes in to monitor for inconsistencies and errors;
  • Midline quantitative data cleaning and data analysis, including bivariate and multivariable analyses accounting for complex survey design;
  • Co-authoring of midline reports and, possibly, peer-reviewed manuscripts;
  • Support data validation meetings;
  • Provide a statistical review of revised study protocol, knowledge products, and other deliverables;
  • Provide capacity building for EQI staff members on statistical methods and analyses where possible.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Tertiary qualification in statistics, mathematics or related quantitative social science field (masters level preferred);
  • Minimum of 5 years experience and expertise in using appropriate statistical software packages based on survey design such as SAS (Statistical Analysis System), STATA, R or others;
  • Experience and expertise in designing and developing complex, large-scale survey sampling plans, weighting survey data, and analysing complex survey data;
  • Experience and expertise in utilising population sampling methodology, survey research methods, and statistical applications as applied to survey data;
  • Experience with longitudinal and cross-sectional randomised control trials and quasi-experimental methods;
  • Ability to communicate research findings in clear and accessible English (written and spoken);
  • Experience working in low-resource settings and/or the Global South preferred; and
  • Able to be self-directed and achieve project deliverables with limited supervision.

HOW TO APPLY

Please upload your most recent CV, a cover letter addressing your current skills and experience to meet the key areas of work and key selection criteria to hr@equalityinstitute.org by COB Monday 18 October 2021.

Please refer to the Terms of Reference for additional information.

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