CAPI Consultant JobCallRef#29-122020 - Date posted: 12/01/2020 status: closed

A. Project Background

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is conducting the Longitudinal Cohort Study on the Filipino Child (LCSFC), which gathers annual data on a nationally representative sample of ten year old children followed through age 24. The LCSFC, which began in 2016, examines how the development goals influence the lives of children as they transition to young adulthood throughout the SDG implementation period (2016-2030). The annual surveys collect data on a broad range of indicators, covering almost all of the SDGs.


Currently, preparations for the 5th survey wave are underway. The LCSFC has so far collected data depicting the development trajectories of young people (ages 10-13) and their families. Supplemental to the Wave 4 Survey round, a brief phone survey was conducted in November 2020 using the Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing. Data collection for Wave 5 will be done thru the Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) Method using the Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro), a public domain data processing software packaged developed by the U.S. Census Bureau and ICF International.


As in previous LCSFC surveys, the USC-Office of Population Studies Foundation, Inc. (OPS) will manage the over-all survey operations for the Wave 5 data collection. Established experts will help oversee data collection in the domains: Demographic Research and Development Foundation of the University of the Philippines Population Institute in Quezon City in Luzon, Center for Social Research of the University of San Carlos in Cebu City in Visayas, and Research Institute for Mindanao Culture of Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City in Mindanao.


B. Scope of Work

This consultancy requires someone with experience in setting up and managing a CAPI system for quantitative surveys. It would be useful for the CAPI consultant to have programming experience with national CAPI surveys.

The work covered by this consultancy includes:
1. Preparing the CAPI Program and CAPI procedures segment of the Wave 5 Field Operations Manual
2. Uploading/Programming the questionnaire into CAPI format using CSPro (adapted to the local context and into local dialects: Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilonggo & Waray), and adjust for the test version and the final version
3. Conducting training on how to set up and operate the created data entry program, how to synchronize and process data transfer
4. Providing technical and logistical support during and after completion of data collection in resolving problems in data processing of uploaded files
5. Providing support in communicating and addressing project issues, including updates, feedback, delays, follow-ups, and consultant and/or user requirements
6. Working with the project team on data generation, validation, visualization and analysis
7. Performing other tasks as needed

C. Deliverables

In accordance with the scope of work outlined in Section B, the consultant is expected to complete the following:

1. Data entry program and written CAPI procedures for use in the Wave 5 Survey operations 
2. Training of data collection teams
3. Written documentation on troubleshooting provision of technical and logistical assistance
4. Data monitoring report
5. Labeled dataset in electronic format (STATA or other formats with high system-integration ability) and codebook

D. Consultancy Contract Period: December 16, 2020 to July 31, 2021

E. Consultancy Contract includes:

1. Consultancy fee 
2. Round trip air travel for training of data collection teams in Luzon, Visayas & Mindanao including daily subsistence allowance 
3. Round trip air travel to Cebu for OPS meetings (if needed) including daily subsistence allowance

F. Application Procedure

Interested candidates are hereby requested to send application via email to opsfoundation@opsusc.org stating the subject line “Application Submission: CAPI Consultancy”. The application should contain the following: a) Letter of Confirmation of Interest, b) personal CV indicating professional qualifications and references and c) financial proposal for this engagement. All costs (professional fees, communications) must be factored into the final amounts submitted in the financial proposal.