Consultancy: Disability Survey

Application Deadline: 
Posted Date: 
Target Field: 
No specific field of study
Employment Type: 
Full Time
Bangkok, Thailand

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments

Job description:

  • Provide technical support on finalizing the survey protocol, questionnaire design, recommendation to improve the questionnaire as well as finalization of the questionnaire;
  • Co-ordinate the input of NSO experts and other resource persons assigned by the UNICEF Thailand;
  • Provide technical support to the NSO team on pretesting the questionnaire;
  • Provide technical support to the NSO team on preparation of manual for enumerators;
  • Provide technical advice to the NSO team on data processing, data analysis, indicators development and report writing;
  • Ensure that all survey-related documents and deliverables (questionnaires, manuals, progress reports) are properly archived throughout the survey process;
  • Communicate regularly with the UNICEF Thailand, responding to related issues in a timely manner.



Specific activities

In consultation and collaboration with the UNICEF TCO and the NSO, the consultant will be responsible for ensuring the following activities have been undertaken and contributing to the coordination of these activities:


1) Survey Planning:

  • Review and provide input for survey methodology, development of the questionnaire  and indicators as well as finalize it in close consultation with the NSO;
  • Technical advice on pretesting the questionnaire;
  • Questionnaires have been pre-tested and pre-test report produced;
  • Technical advice on manual preparation and training for enumerators in accordance to international measurement of disability ;
  • Technical advice on survey planning for the following steps;

          i) Data processing

          ii) Template for data analysis

          iii) Indicators development

          iv) Reporting: including tabulation, template for reporting


2) Data Analysis and Report Writing:

  • Technical advice on the analysis of survey results which include data interpretation and data analysis;
  • Technical advice on final report writing.


End Product(s):

Phase I

  • Final questionnaire
  • Report on proposed methodology for pre-test questionnaire
  • Guidance report for training manual of enumerators
  • Trip report of training of enumerators

Phase II

  • Report on proposed tabulation plan and indicators
  • Final data tabulation
  • Executive summary and Preliminary report
  • Final report
  • Executive summary and Preliminary report
  • Final report


Estimated Duration of Contract:  Phase I: 15 working days over the period of May 2017 – March 2018, with possible extension for Phase II: 20 working days from June 2018 to December 2018. 


Official Travel: In-county travel needed for providing technical support to the NSO team in Bangkok


Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • Master degrees or higher in Social Sciences, Demography, Statistics, Epidemiology or any other related technical field;
  • At least 10 years of experience in the design, development, coordination and management of a national household survey of child disabilities;
  • Strong computer skills and strong expertise in statistical analyses (familiarity with data processing and data analysis software, particularly SPSS);
  • Excellent skills in data analysis and interpretation;
  • Training experience and ability to organize and facilitate training and presentations;
  • Excellent in survey report writing;
  • Excellent oral and written communications in Thai and English;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Familiarity and previous experience of working in Thailand highly desirable;
  • Ability and willingness to travel in-country;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective relationships both within and outside the organization;
  • Demonstrated leadership, managerial and supervisory ability.

  • As described in job description
How to Apply: 

Interested candidates are requested to submit CV or P-11, full contact information of minimum 2 references, a relevant work sample, availability, proposed daily professional fee and all-inclusive travel cost to/from Bangkok in USD by 11 May 2017. Please note the air tickets under UNICEF contract shall be re-routable, refundable type (economy class and most direct route). The consultant will be responsible for own travel insurance, visa fee and terminal expenses.


Download File FORM P11.doc




Only short listed candidates will be notified.


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