TERMS OF REFERENCE
- Appointment Type: Short Term Consultant (STC)
- Specialization: Data Analysis
- Location: Preference is given to Washington, D.C. but remote assignments will also be considered
- Application Deadline: May 19, 2017
The Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) Unit within the World Bank Group’s Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice focuses on improving the capabilities and growth prospect of firms, developing the ecosystems that directly support them, and developing the broader innovation and entrepreneurship systems. I&E supports a global network of business incubators and innovation hubs for climate technology, agribusiness, and digital entrepreneurs. Through these Climate Innovation Centers, Mobile Application Labs (mLabs), and Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Centers, I&E connects entrepreneurs with the knowledge, funding, and markets they need to grow their businesses.
Scope of Work
The I&E Monitoring and Evaluation team is seeking a short-term consultant to support data cleaning and analysis across the network of incubators and accelerators. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Merge and clean survey data collected on monthly basis from network of business incubator/accelerators;
- Build and manage database of incubator/accelerator clients, services, and activities;
- Analyze incubator/accelerator data and prepare summary results, charts, and graphs;
- Contribute to data uploads and visualizations in Tableau;
- Identify and implement modifications to data collection tools to further improve quality of data collected;
- Engage with client incubators/accelerators on analysis results, and support clients with data collection as needed.
We seek candidates with strong technical skills in the area of data analysis; experience with empirical field research in low- and middle-income countries; and the interest and ability to effectively communicate technical knowledge and analysis results.
The successful candidate will have:
- Minimum of Master’s degree in economics, public policy, or related field, or current graduate student completing degree in economics, public policy, or related field
- Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in development projects, survey data collection and analysis, and/or impact evaluation design and implementation
- Strong quantitative research skills and demonstrated experience with cleaning and analysis of raw survey data
- Advanced proficiency with statistical software such as Stata is required; experience with Tableau is a strong plus
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English is required, and proficiency in French is desirable
- Systematic, organized, and detail-oriented, with ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-moving environment and meet tight deadlines with professionalism
- Proven ability to work in a team, in an inter-cultural environment, and with minimal supervision.
Duration of Assignment
The short-term consultant assignment will be for up to 100 days from the period July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018. We expect a commitment of approximately 8-10 days per month, although the schedule is flexible. Preference is given for location in Washington, D.C. but remote assignments will also be considered. Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter to Yehia Eldozdar (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sarah Craig (email@example.com) by Friday, May 19.