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Poverty and Equity Global Practice
The Poverty GP plays three key –leading and supportive– roles: sectoral integrator at country level; generator of knowledge and dialogue; and operational solutions supporter. The country-level work of the Poverty and Equity global practice typically falls under one or more of the following three streams:
- Laying the foundations for evidence-based policy by strengthening data on household welfare: this is the foundational work, mostly delivered through TA and occasionally through statistical capacity-building investment operations, to support the design and implementation of household surveys, provide advice on best-practice methodologies for estimating household welfare, poverty, and shared prosperity, and build capacity and strengthen country systems for collecting data on and monitoring household welfare.
- Defining the agenda through integrative analysis and dialogue: this stream of work has focused on using the household-level data, wherever available, to undertake integrative analyses to inform the policy dialogue and advance the poverty reduction and shared prosperity agenda and priorities at the regional, national and occasionally sub-national levels.
- Delivering operational solutions: this stream of work focuses on collaborating with internal and external partners to translate the upstream analytics into concrete implementable measures and support the implementation of interventions aimed at reducing poverty. This includes supporting the preparation of Systematic Country Diagnostics and Country Partnership Frameworks, as well as the analysis of poverty and social impacts of Bank operations.
Objectives of the assignment
The Poverty GP in collaboration with the Development Data Group and the Social Protection GP is supporting the Statistical Office in Algeria in the realization of a Survey on Household Welfare in 2020. The proposed work will allow (a) to recalibrate the subsidy reform analysis; (b) design and test the new consumption, income and asset modules for the full 2021 the survey; (c) update socio-economic indicators, monetary and non-monetary well-being; (d) strengthen ONS capacity in survey design and implementation, data exploitation, analyses, etc.
Scope of work
The ETC will represent the Poverty Practice in Algeria with a focus on the development of the activities related to design and implementation of the Household Survey and the activities of the strategic plan in relation to overall management, implementation, and supervision of the task including the following:
- Support on strengthening ONS capacity in survey design and implementation and on data analysis.
- Support in the elaboration of the reports and presentations on the results of the technical assistance as needed.
- Provide support on analysis of the data and generation of knowledge through analytical reports as laid out in the strategic plan.
- Provide support in the dissemination of the knowledge generation.
- Liaise the work with the next phase of the full Household Survey that is being planned for 2021.
Timing and supervision
The consultant is required to be based in Algeria. The consultant will be supervised by the TTL and co-TTLs of this activity.
- Advanced degree in Economics, Economic Policy or equivalent with specific training in poverty and welfare, econometrics and statistics.
- At least 2 years of relevant professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Strong analytical and conceptual skills and demonstrated experience with managing complex databases (household and firm-level surveys) with understanding of modern statistical analysis of panel and time series data.
- Experience with survey implementation and supervision of household surveys;
- Experience with CAPI and paradata systems for quality control.
- Knowledge of program languages like Stata; with Excel and other Microsoft Office applications; and in database management.
- Ability to deliver results effectively in support of the team, taking personal responsibility to meet deadlines and quality standards.
- Highly motivated, with initiative and a positive attitude, team spirit, and the capacity to work comfortably in a diverse environment.
- Ability to work under pressure and work flexibly on a range of assignments, to adjust to changing needs, and to prioritize among evolving tasks.
- Experience with poverty analytics (poverty assessment; poverty map)
- Ability to write in Enlish; fluency in French.