IDM Statistics Support Consultancy

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The Individual Deprivation Measure (IDM) is a new, gender-sensitive and multidimensional measure of poverty. It has been developed to assess deprivation at the individual level and overcome the limitations of current approaches to poverty measurement. The four-year IDM program involves collecting additional IDM data, developing the IT to facilitate collection and use, developing curriculum, and a communications outreach to build knowledge.

By 2020 the IDM will be ready for global use, and as a measure that encompasses more about the individual, it will be a tool for tracking how development is changing the lives of the world’s most deprived.

The IWDA IDM team requires statistics support to augment IWDA IDM research team capacity to further analyse recent IDM Fiji data and write up results for publication in academic journals. The purpose of this consultancy is to replicate and extend previous analysis of IDM Fiji data, and write up the results for publication including in academic journals. The consultant will work with the IDM IWDA research team to achieve this purpose, conducting statistical analyses in R and modelling analyses used in previous work. The role has a strong focus on written publication of work, with an indicative expectation of five papers in 6 months.

This role is suitable for a recent graduate or current graduate level student in social science, psychology, development, economics, statistics or related fields.

Candidates are invited to submit expressions of interest. Please download the Terms of Reference for more information. Expressions of interest will be assessed as they are received and suitable candidates will be invited to interview on a rolling basis until the role is filled.