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Save the Children - Food Security and Livelihoods - Project Data Analyst Terms of Reference

Save the Children has been present in South/Central Somalia since 1992 implementing both long and short-term Emergency and Development programmes focusing on education, water and sanitation and emergency food security and livelihood support for vulnerable populations.

The ‘Emergency Food Security and Livelihood support to vulnerable households in Hiran’ project aims to contribute to the larger goal of strengthening household level food and livelihood security and preventing the total loss of livelihood assets for drought and conflict affected households in Hiran region so that they may cover the essential needs of their children and be more resilient to future shocks.

This cash transfer project targets 2,500 highly vulnerable households in all five districts of Hiran region. The five districts are: Belet Weyne, Mahaas, Mataban, Bulo Burte and Jalalaqsi.

Families that have children admitted into the therapeutic feeding programme from the five districts and who have depleted their household assets (as determined by SC and based upon FSNAU minimum expenditure and asset criteria), have been selected for cash transfers.
The majority of recipients for the cash transfers are women which compliments our gender equality promotion activities. Women have been targeted as they are in the majority of cases the people bringing the acutely malnourished children for treatment. Community leaders have been actively involved in the selection and approval of the final target beneficiaries.

SC in Somalia will measure the impact of cash transfers though the nutritional status of children under 5 among families receiving cash transfers, percentage of families able to meet minimum essential household needs expenditures, numbers of families reporting negative coping strategies, and other appropriate indictors that determine impact of cash transfers to prevent the complete loss of assets and to improve nutritional status of children.

In order to ensure monitoring of the programme the following processes are being

  • Baseline information
  • Monthly market price survey
  • Post-distribution monitoring
  • End-line information
  • Focused Group Discussion
Purposes of the role of data analyst

To check the validity of the entered data onto SPSS, clean the data and generate relevant
reports to be used for the project evaluation and donor reporting.
Tasks and responsibilities of the data analyst
  1. Check the data entered into the SPSS system against the original completed forms from the field
  2. Clean the data as required
  3. Generate relevant reports from the system into relevant formats
  4. Work closely with the Project evaluator to ensure appropriate reports and information is generated for the finalisation of the evaluation report.
  • It is expected the analyst will be based in SC Nairobi office (where international South & Central Somalia staff are currently based).
  • The analysts will work closely with both the Food Security & Livelihoods Coordinator and South Central Somalia Regional Manager in Nairobi
  • The evaluator will have to work closely with the Data entry clerk (based in Belet Weyne) for checking information from the data collection
  • Liaise with the project evaluator to ensure appropriate reports are generated.
  1. Clean data on SPSS system related to baseline, end-line assessments, and post distribution monitoring
  2. Relevant reports generated into appropriate formats
  • Baseline analysis to start in September 2010.
  • Other data, to be analysed in October 2010 in coordination with the evaluation consultant.
  • Number of days to be confirmed, in consultation t the start of the contract.
  • Maximum 20 working days
Qualification skills and experience of consultant
  • Extensive experience in data entry using SPSS system
  • Experience of data analysis and report generation
Application procedures:

If you feel that you fit to the criteria please send an application letter stating how you fulfil the skills and experiences, and your daily rate.

Applications should be forwarded to:

Latest date for receiving applications is on 20th August 2010, 15:00 pm only short listed individuals will be notified.
Save the Children is an equal opportunities employer and highly encourages women to apply.

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