Position: International consultant -Secondary analysis of the Cambodia DHS 2021-2022 on the determinants of maternal and child mortality and malnutrition (UNICEF)__Deadline:18Jun

 

Job no:562874
Contract type:Consultant
Duty Station: Phnom-Penh
Level: Consultancy
Location:Cambodia
Categories:Health

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, health.

UNICEF started operation in Cambodia in 1952 and opened first country office in 1973 in Phnom Penh. More information on what we do in Cambodia is available at https://www.unicef.org/cambodia/.

How can you make a difference?

Over the past decade, overall child mortality and maternal mortality have improved in Cambodia, with substantial reductions in under-5 mortality (35 to 16 deaths per 1,000 live births), infant mortality (28 to 12 deaths per 1,000 live births) and neonatal mortality (18 to 8 deaths per 1,000 live births).1 However, progress on maternal mortality has been slower from 170 per 100,000 live births in 2014 to 154 per 100,000 live births in 2021-22 (Cambodia Demographic Health Survey/CDHS), and the proportion of newborn deaths among child under 5 deaths remains relatively high. While the level of chronic undernutrition (stunting) has declined from 34% in 2014 to 22% in 2021/22, wasting remains stagnant at around 10% over the past decade, and is still among the highest in the Asian region, with a concerning declining trend of breastfeeding practices.

This consultancy assignment is to conduct a deep dive secondary analysis on the main drivers and determinants of maternal and child mortality (including infant and neonatal mortality), as well as determinants analysis of malnutrition, particularly in young children, adolescent girls, and pregnant women. In addition, UNICEF aims to better understand the factors contributing to the successful decline in child, infant and newborn mortality and stunting over the past years, while also understanding why slower progress has been made for maternal mortality and child wasting. The assessment will be implemented in key phases including a) literature review, b) quantitative analysis of the CDHS and complementary surveys, c) qualitative analysis through key informant interviews, d) reporting writing. Findings will be used to inform advocacy priorities and policy development in improving maternal, newborn and child survival and addressing all forms of malnutrition across the life cycle...

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

  • PHD or Master’s degree in Statistics, Public Health, Nutrition, Epidemiology, Research and/or other related disciplines
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in relevant areas with and proof of previous experience conducting similar DHS, MICS and other secondary data analysis in health and nutrition from surveys and large data sets.
  • Past reports, manuscripts and other publications of similar scope and nature to the assignment is an asset.
  • High competency in statistical analysis (such as linear multivariable regression analysis, difference in difference analysis, and regression-based decomposition analysis, time-series analysis) and relevant software.
  • Software skills required in STATA, R, Python, or other statistical computing software. 

Please find the terms of reference for this consultancy in this attachment: Download File TOR CDHS 2022 secondary analysis tms.pdf

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