Consultant Needed - Survey Solutions Expert

UN Women seeks to hire an experienced Survey Solutions Expert as soon as possible to organise the roll-out of a survey using survey solutions.

The consultant will be responsible for implementing the survey using Survey Solutions, support testing, monitoring survey completion, supporting data management and providing relevant technical support to the UN Women team as needed.

If you are interested, please share your application to no later than 3rd May 2023.


Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home-based
Application Deadline : 05-May-23 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required : English
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 05-Mar-2023
Duration of Initial Contract : 30 days
Expected Duration of Assignment : May - June 2023


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors. Generation Equality is a multi-stakeholder initiative convened by UN Women to catalyze partners, increase investments for gender equality, drive results and accelerate the full and effective implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and the Sustainable Development Goals. The initiative also aims to sustain and expand a movement of support for gender equality with civil society and youth leadership and activism at its heart. Generation Equality is fully embedded in UN Women’s Strategic Plan and aims to accelerate the achievement of results contained therein, notably by operationalizing the Strategic Plan’s vision of achieving results through partnerships. Generation Equality is also recognized by the Secretary-General’s “Common Agenda” as an important initiative for the UN system to take stock of and build on.


During the 2021 Generation Equality Forum, the Action Coalitions were launched to take on six critical issues that underpin gender equality. Along with the Compact on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action (WPS-HA Compact), they are a set of global, innovative, multi-stakeholder partnerships mobilizing the world to catalyze collective action; spark global and local conversations among generations; drive increased public and private investment; and deliver concrete, game-changing results for girls and women. Concerted effort, investments and accountability together with sustained solidarity for action is required to secure the gains secured at the Forums in Mexico and Paris, as well as ensure new momentum and commitments.

Critical for the success of Generation Equality and the Action Coalitions is a well-resourced Accountability Framework of the Action Coalitions. Established through consultations with Generation Equality Stakeholders, the Action Coalitions Monitoring and Accountability Framework outlines the efforts required to hold Action Coalition Leaders and Commitment Makers accountable for the pledges made towards a better life for women and girls.

The Framework is anchored in the Action Coalition’s Global Acceleration Plan for Gender Equality that outlines bold results that are to be achieved for each Action Coalition by 2026. The Monitoring and Accountability Framework for the Action Coalitions include four elements:

  • Annual reporting on implementation of COMMITMENTS
  • Biannual assessment of progress towards the global TARGETS set by blueprints in the Global Acceleration Plan
  • Assessment of the extent Generation Equality reflects transformative PROCESSES
  • STORIES OF IMPACT that demonstrate experience of challenges and change

UN Women is the custodian of the Action Coalition Monitoring and Accountability Framework which is led by the Research and Data Section in the Policy, Programme and Intergovernmental Division. Under the supervision of the Accountability Framework Lead, the consultant will be responsible for supporting implementation of the 2023 Annual reporting survey on the implementation of COMMITMENTS. Specifically, the consultant will be responsible for implementing the survey using Survey Solutions, support testing, monitoring survey completion, supporting data management and providing relevant technical support to the Accountability framework team as needed. The ultimate goal is to increase the response rate by commitment makers and increase ownership and accountability of the Generation Equality initiative.


Support the design and testing of the Accountability Framework survey questionnaire using Survey Solution, including: uploading the survey in the Survey Solution Web interface, Preloading variables, uploading the questionnaire in the demo server, supporting survey testing, and testing the survey to ensure full functionality, Creating web links and Quality assurance.

Monitor the survey implementation including by producing regular reports, monitoring, identifying and anticipating any challenges with survey implementation, and flagging issues that may require corrective action and suggest such corrective action, as needed, to ensure the timely and thorough implementation of the survey.

Data cleaning -Undertake data cleaning for the survey, check for completeness of the data sets, provide technical guidance to the Accountability Framework team and support follow-up as required, work with the rest of the data and statistics team to run summary statistics and check for non-response and outliers. Ensure data quality is in place


IV. Tasks and Responsibilities

No. Action Deliverables Tentative


(days indicated in bold behind the tasks)
1. Survey design
Create the questionnaire in the “Designer” Upload the questionnaire in the demo server 2
Upload the questionnaire in the demo server
Preload variables Preload variables; Provide Excel template 2
Create web links Create web links for demo 1
Test the questionnaire Download sample dataset 3
Edit the questionnaire Revise the questionnaire accordingly 3
Add the translations - 4 languages Download the Excel templates

and upload the filled Excel templates 3
Upload the questionnaire in the real server Upload the questionnaire in the real server 2
Preload variables Preload variables; Provide Excel template 2
Create web links Create web links

Target date 17 May 2023 2
2. Survey monitoring Monitoring reports 5
3. Data Cleaning Cleaned datasets 5
Total 30 days

Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely Designing and testing the Accountability Framework questionnaire using Survey Solution,
  • Timely and quality monitoring reports delivery of the Annual Accountability Report;
  • Timely and quality substantive contributions to survey roll out process
  • Timely and substantive data cleaning reports and presentation of data sets.


  • Master’s degree in the field of mathematics, statistics, computer science, development affairs or related area.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of 2 year of professional experience in questionnaire scripting for survey implementation.
  • Mastery knowledge of Survey Solutions
  • Knowledge about gender data and statistics on gender equality and the empowerment of women desirable
  • Experience working with the United Nations in the area of statistics and scripting desirable.
  • Experience in coordinating global or regional research reports.
  • Excellent command of English.


The consultant will be home-based. In the event of necessary travel on mission, travel costs and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will be provided. Travel Authorization will be granted to the consultant prior to the travel date. The contract will be for 30 working days over a period of 3 months from May – July 2023.


Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed. Payments will not be based on the number of days worked but on the completion of each stated deliverable within the indicated timeframes.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application. UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

We are looking forward to receiving your applications.

Hi, what is the salary range for this position?

An earlier version of my post with reply to @vladi Vladi was incorrect as it was in regards to another position, where Vladi has asked the same question.

I have moved the post to the correct thread.

Sorry for any confusion that this may have caused, and many thanks to one of the regular forum readers for spotting my mistake.

Best, Sergiy

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