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Sudan Statistical Capacity Building Proj - P152016

Statistical Capacity Building Project (TFSCB) | Published August 31, 2016  -  Deadline September 20, 2016

Consulting Services For Poverty Analysis, Profiling And Mapping REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CONSULTING SERVICES FOR Poverty Analysis, Profiling and Mapping Government of the Sudan Central Bureau of Statistics Statistical CapacityBuilding Project (TFSCB) Grant No.:  TF 017246 Assignment Title: Consultancy for Poverty Analysis,Profiling and Mapping The Republic of the Sudan has received financing from the WorldBank toward the cost of the Sudan Statistical Capacity Building Project (TFSCB)  andintends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services Poverty Analysis, Profiling andMapping   include:- 1.     Develop key poverty indicators based on HBPS 2014/15. This would involves generating relevant poverty indicators i.e.poverty headcounts, inequality across different demographics, socio- economic groups, and regional classifications. 2.     Provide comparable Poverty estimates. This would entail generating comparable poverty estimates for 2009 with2014/2015. This activity is necessitated by the fact that the 2014/15 survey has a food recall period of10 days instead of 7 dayswhile the 2009 covered only 7 days. This implies that different weekdays are covered by recall depending on the weekdays of theinterviews. In Sudan consumption is usually higher on Fridays. Thus, households interviewed between Wednesday and Fridays arelikelyto have higher consumption than other households. Further, the2014/15 survey includes 49 additional food items and 71 additionalnon-food items compared to the survey from 2009.  It can be assumed that thoseadditional items were under-reported. In addition, the 2009 survey wasin a different month than all ofthe new survey rounds this can introduce a seasonal bias when comparing the 2009 with the new estimates. Therefore, it will beimportant to make the poverty estimates comparable. 3.     Develop and submit to CBS a note on poverty estimates and profiling. Basedon the indicators generated prepare a note onSudan poverty profile. 4.     Generate and submit to CBS poverty maps that cover 18 States with estimates for small areas (locality level) using thedata from 2008 Populationand housing census and the HBPS 2014/2015. This exercise will involvecombining the 2008 Population censusand 2014/15 survey data. The 2008 census was the fifth population census of Sudan. In addition to information on population demographiccharacteristics, it captures information on durable goods and other assets, source of lighting, housing conditions, source ofincome, migration, education, labor force participation, fertility, mortality, and agriculture. 5.     Disseminate final outputs including notes on poverty profile and mapping. At the end of theconsultancy a workshop will be organized to disseminate the final outputs. The consultant will be engaged for 45 workingdays and is required to be based in Khartoum,Sudan at least 30 working days of the entire duration of thecontract, especially in order to engage with CBS staff on the methodology of poverty mapping and profiling and to present thefindings. However she/he maybe, subject to the agreement with CBS, fulfill part of the other required task at their base locationor from home. The Central Bureau of Statistics now invites eligible individualConsultant (IC) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultant should provide information demonstratingthat he/she has the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The short listing criteriaare: ·         The consultant should be with a minimum six (6) years' experience at carrying out spatial analysisof poverty or poverty mapping and poverty analysis. ·         The required qualifications are a Master degree or higher in economics, sociology or a closelyrelated science discipline. ·         Experience with major statistical analysis software, the use of Geographic Information System(GIS) and econometrics is a must. In addition, the Consultant should have the followingprofile: Have participatory workshop facilitation skills.Have excellent verbal and writtenEnglish communication skills; and use ofarabic is reommended but nota must. Possess provenfield research and report writing skill. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers current edition as per legalagreement] ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. In addition, please refer tothe following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment: [as per paragraph 1.9 of ConsultantGuidelines]. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the IndividualConsultant   selection method set out inthe Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below duringoffice hours 0830 to 1500 hours (Sudan local Time).all quires shall be no later than a week time(7days) before the closingdate which is by Tuesday September 20th, 2016. Expressions of interest mustbe delivered in a written form tothe address below (in person, or bymail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by Tuesday September 20th,2016. Central Bureau of Statistics Attn: Elsir Hassan Abbas Project Coordinator P.O. Box 700 Khartoum, Sudan Gamhuria Street Tel: 00249183777255 Mobile: 00249912854528 Fax: 00249183771860 E-mail:
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