Consultant - Social Survey

Development Management Institute (DMI) has established Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) observatory with the support of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The observatory  contributes to the dignity, health and well-being of women and children in Bihar, who currently suffer the consequences of inadequate, limited or no sanitation and poor WASH services. 

Mission: It is to support the WASH programme implementation in Bihar by providing timely and rapid insights, organising dissemination seminars, workshops and other such capacity building initiatives.  

The following interventions are proposed under the WASH observatory: 

1. Series of Competency Enhancement Programme for the state/district/block level functionaries of LSBA / SBM on the issues related to ODF Sustainability. 

2. Participatory research to track processes and impact of different national/state flagship programs related to water & sanitation. 

3. National/State level consultations on issues around water supply, water quality, sanitation and hygiene promotion. 

To drive the WASH observatory, DMI requires a Consultant-Social Survey on an immediate basis. 

Job responsibilities :

Conducting Survey 

Conduct research, monitoring and evaluation of research projects for high standard evidence building  

Plan field surveys and conduct secondary research 

Development of research design methodology /survey tools for different proposed studies   independently carry out /monitor qualitative / quantitative data collection, analysis and interpretation  

Responsible for management and monitoring of datasets, data cleaning, quality data checks 

Oversee daily data collection and ensure adherence to data quality protocols, including data quality audits and frequency checks  

Able to work independently as well as collaboratively with multi-stakeholders 

Ability to use quantitative and/or qualitative software for analysis (SPSS / STATA, Atlas Ti, NVivo)

Strengthening WASH Observatory 

Work closely with project staff, government entities, and other stakeholders to design and implement projects in line with the objectives of the WASH Observatory 

Lead the development of WASH observatory related project work plans, ensuring that targets are met and project outcomes are achieved. 

Engage with other players to strengthen WASH Observatory 

Any other task as and when assigned by the WASH coordinator. 

Required Qualifications:

Education: PhD/ MPH/ Post Graduate in Demography/ Population Studies/ statistics/ Economics/ Anthropology/ Public Health Policy/ Development Studies, or in related social sciences from a reputed University / Institute 

Experience: 4-5 years of experience in research and development in International development organisations

Required Skills :

Good understandings about research design  

Understand both quantitative and qualitative research methods 

Design research/program protocols, tools and questionnaire  

Ability to collect, analyzes, and interprets quantitative and qualitative data 

Ability to write scientific reports and concepts/proposals  

Has good understanding of various UNICEF related programs in rural and urban areas

Ability to manage projects and liaison with state/district level health functionaries • Language: Fluency in English and Hindi.

Compensations shall be based on relevant experience and qualifications. Please do mention the current and expected remuneration package in your resume clearly. 
Interested candidate for this position are requested to apply with their updated resume and details of expected compensation to Dr. Gaurav Mishra, at gmishra[@] mentioning the post applied for in the subject line before 18th September 2021. 

Duration: The duration of service will initially for 11 months and will be extended based on the available funds.