Predicting IDP demographics consultancy
Terms of Reference (ToR)
Background on Save the Children
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MDI’s Predictive Displacement (PD) project is focused on the use of predictive analytics and other data-driven approaches to predict key data on displacements, allowing more efficient and effective responses.
Currently, lack of demographical data for displaced populations inhibits our ability to plan for the specific needs of vulnerable groups within displaced populations – foremost children and women and girls. The PD project has been working on new approaches to estimating this data, which will allow us to ensure that we are able to identify the types and scale of interventions required by these groups.
The PD team has been working with partners to deliver this project, and our demographic disaggregation workstream has been supported by the expertise of the University of Southampton’s WorldPop team. Initial work was completed in 2020 on an approach to calculating age and gender demographics of internally displaced populations, focused on northern Nigeria. This approach is based on cohort component methodology and prediction of IDP flow. We are seeking to complete this work, extend it to other case study contexts, and refine the underlying methodological process. Ultimately we intend to share this work with other humanitarian sector actors.
The supplier will deliver age and gender disaggregation functionality for use in the PD project’s work, building on and refining existing work done by the project and other relevant actors. They will extend use of the model to additional contexts outside the initial case study region, and take part in validation processes.
Location and official travel involved
No travel will be required and there are no location constraints.
Services the Supplier will provide
Under the terms of this arrangement the supplier will take on the following tasks:
Experience and skill set required
Final deliverables will shift according to the approach taken by the supplier and project needs. At minimum the deliverables will include:
Estimated Commencement Date: April 2021
Estimated End Date: End June 2021
Outputs subject to review by PD project team throughout arrangement lifetime. Draft final deliverables will be reviewed two weeks before end of project. Final deliverables due at end of project.
Weekly calls with project team.
Project team will conduct ongoing monitoring of work. Draft deliverables will be reviewed two weeks before end of project.
General assumptions and dependencies
Target functionality can be delivered with available data resources.
Date advertised: 21 Apr 2021
Closing date: 30 Jun 2021 - 18:59 EDT
Location: Worldwide, Worldwide
Department: Programme Operations
Type: ContingentSchedule: Full-time