Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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IT Systems Diagnostic Consultant

World Bank
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As part of its multi-sectoral engagement in Mexico, the Poverty GP is currently leading an initiative to improve government statistical information systems at the subnational level in order to facilitate results-based management and the subsequent improvement of public policy,  This project, implemented under a Reimbursable Advisory Service (RAS) and executed in partnership with the National Institute for Statistics and Geography (INEGI), aims to build a solid foundation for the development of subnational monitoring & evaluation (M&E) and the strengthening of the information systems. To do this, the RAS will support subnational governments in designing and implementing state statistical strategies and developing state-level M&E systems. Finally, the project supports state governments on their open data agendas and training on analytical tools for information.  

The RAS consists of six separate components. Every State requested the best combination of Components and activities for their needs.

  • Component A: State Statistical Strategy Design.  The strategy will aim to build a solid foundation for the development of an M & E system by strengthening the information system.
  • Component B: State Statistical Strategy Implementation.  Supports the implementation of the State Statistical Strategy.
  • Component C: State Monitoring & Evaluation System Design.  Incorporating the outcomes from Components A+B, Component C supports the elaboration of an M&E system design proposal.
  • Component D: State Open Data. Consists of the execution of the Open Data Readiness Assessment (ODRA), a tool developed by the World Bank’s Open Government Data Working Group.
  • Component E: Support the use of analytical tools 

The purpose of this contract is to advance in the activities related to the Component A of the RAS Project in the Federal State of Jalisco, related to supports the design of a State Statistical Strategy. The development of a State Statistical Strategy will begin with the identification of the key stakeholders, i.e the main users and producers of the statistical information. Further the state strategic vision and development plan along with sectoral and regional plans will also be reviewed. Additionally, and IT diagnostics for statistical users and producers will be done.  The objective of this diagnostic is to identify what are the IT tools regularly used for geographic and statistics data collection, dissemination and analysis. After this initial analysis, a workshop between the relevant actors (producers and users of data) will be held in order to identify state priorities and preliminary projects for improving statistical information. 

How To Apply

Main Tasks and Deliverables

The main activities of this consultancy are:

  • Review and adjust the existing IT questionnaire, coordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of questionnaires; 
  • Develop semi-structured questionnaires and interview main statistical users and producers; 
  • Organize focus groups with users/producer around the IT systems in place.

The main deliverables are:

  • IT questionnaire reviewed and adjusted;
  • Report summarizing findings and results, and providing recommendations. 

Competences and Selection Criteria

Master’s degree in information technology, engineering, or similar

  • At least five  years’ experience in IT projects related to statistical and /or data collection, dissemination and analysis for the public sector
  • Proven competencies in producing IT diagnostics with recommendations for government implementation
  • Fluency in Spanish and English required.

Please see attached TOR for futher details. Fluency in Spanish, and immediate availability to travel to Mexico required.

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