Disability Data Consultant, Moldova, Part-time

Disability Data Consultant

Chisinau, Moldova

Company Overview

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value.  We work with governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world's most pressing challenges. With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies and, most importantly, people's lives. 

Project Overview

Data for Impact (D4I), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), supports countries to generate and use high-quality data as evidence that can improve programs, policies, and—ultimately—health and social sector outcomes. D4I is implemented in several countries around the world, including Moldova. D4I Moldova is working to strengthen the capacity of the government and its partners at national and subnational levels to collect, analyse, and use data to generate a positive impact on children in adversity.

Background and Purpose of Position

D4I has been approached by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection (MOLSP), requesting support to collect, analyse and utilize data for the benefit of children and adults with disabilities. This work will be in partnership with the National Council for Disability and Work Ability Assessment (https://cnddcm.gov.md/ncdwaa/), with the ultimate goal to institutionalize the data collection and data analysis process. The support will include a mapping of existing disability data, identification of gaps, developing indicators based on the mapping exercise, supporting the development of data collection forms and training instructions for the various ministries and other data collection entities, organizing a training workshop, and providing guidance on data analysis and use. Finally, D4I will support the MOLSP to prepare an annual bulletin on disability and institutionalize that reporting practice, in line with the country's ratified UN conventions, SDGs and EU accession commitments. This is a current national priority also monitored by the Parliamentary Commission on Social Protection, Health and Family.  

For this purpose, Palladium is recruiting a part-time Disability Data Consultant to advise D4I support on disability to ensure USAID Mission and Government of Moldova’s expectations are met.

Reports to: D4I Chief of Party

Duration: 40 days, part-time position, August – November 2022 (with possibility of extension)

Location: Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with D4I M&E Associate Consultant and the MOLSP staff to improve the statistics related to children and adults with disability.
  • Participate in the mapping of the disability-related indicators and assessment of data producers and data users.
  • Identify additional relevant disability indicators, including disaggregations.
  • Contribute to the development of a Roadmap to address data gaps for improving disability statistics;
  • Support the MOLSP and D4I to organise consultative meetings with stakeholders and development partners for improving the disability statistics.
  • Support the development of the Matrix of indicators with metadata.
  • Develop data collection forms and data entry instructions.
  • Co-train stakeholders in data entry.
  • Contribute to the quality check of collected data.
  • Support the MOLSP to develop an annual disability information bulletin.



Required Qualifications:

Requirements:

  • Education background in statistics, mathematics, economics or other relevant social science field.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in M&E, including indicator development, data analysis, visualization and use. Experience in disability data mapping/surveys/analyses would be an advantage.
  • Experience in data quality assurance.
  • Ability to think critically to synthesize large amounts of information, organize and store it, and communicate findings.
  • In-depth knowledge of Moldova’s economic and social context, in particular legal and institutional framework as it pertains to disability.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Moldovan government and international stakeholders. Experience working in a project funded by USAID, or another U.S. government agency would be a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with team members and customers of different cultures, gender, and hierarchical levels.
  • Detail-oriented and deadline-driven with strong organizational skills and ability to work in a dynamic and agile environment with changing requirements and priorities.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and data analysis software.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write Romanian and English is essential.

Selection Criteria

Element

Score

Criteria

Location/Language

0 to 5 (5%)

· Living in Chisinau, Moldova (2)

· Ability to speak, read, and write in English at an advanced level and Romanian as a native speaker (3)

Education

0 to 10 (10%)

· Education background in statistics, mathematics, economics or other relevant social science field (10)

Experience

0 to 60 (60%)

· Sound knowledge and experience in M&E, including indicator development, data analysis, visualization and use (30).

· Experience in data quality assurance (20)

· In-depth knowledge of Moldova’s economic and social context, in particular legal and institutional framework as it pertains to disability (10).

· Experience in disability data mapping/surveys/analyses would be an advantage.

· Experience with emergency response would be an advantage

Abilities

0 to 25 (25%)

· Ability to think critically to synthesize large amounts of information, organize and store it, and communicate findings (5)

· Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Moldovan government and/or international stakeholders (5).

· Demonstrated ability to work effectively with team members and customers of different cultures, gender, and hierarchical levels (5)

· Detail-oriented and deadline-driven with strong organizational skills and ability to work in a dynamic and agile environment with changing requirements and priorities (5)

· Proficiency in MS Office and data analysis software (5)

· Experience working in a project funded by USAID, or another U.S. government agency would be a plus.

 

Please submit a CV and a cover letter highlighting how your background makes you a suitable candidate for this position. Applications must be submitted in English by August 8, 2022. 

Please send your applications at: https://palladium.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/14893?c=palladium

 

Company Overview:

About Palladium - Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value.  We work with governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world's most pressing challenges. With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies and, most importantly, people's lives.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion - Palladium is committed to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do. We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.

Should you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or for any other circumstance, please email our team at accessibility@thepalladiumgroup.com and we will be in touch to discuss.

Safeguarding - We define Safeguarding as “the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm”. We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse.  All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.

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