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Consultant for the development of a database with Tableau software for HIV and malaria programme, Nairobi, Kenya - Kenyan Nationals only

Nairobi (Kenya)

The main purpose of this consultancy is to create a database with Tableau software for both historical and new HIV and malaria data in order to strengthen the generation of evidence for both programmes.

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Assignment:

The main purpose of this consultancy is to create a dynamically improved database system using Tableau software for collection and monitoring of HIV and Malaria indicators currently being performed using an Excel spreadsheet.

The solutions will be Interoperable and will enable users to blend data from DHIS2 and other Data sources.

 Assignment Tasks:

This assignment is to create database system using Tableau software based on the concepts and features of the current data collection for the Global Fund malaria and HIV projects to be able to create dashboard with key indicators. In the specific, to:

  • Provide a detailed requirements analysis;
  • Clean and convert the historical data for HIV and malaria in the database/Tableau software;
  • Produce a user manual (including maintenance and data recovery);
  • Train of relevant UNICEF staff;
  • Create a Dashboard with agreed indicators with both historical and new data for both HIV and malaria (the Dashboard should have free administrative rights);
  • Submit Project completion report.

Methodology and technical approach:

1. Requirement analysis


Based on requirements analysis and discussion with the team, the consultant will prepare a detailed inception report including workplan with timelines.

2. Entering 'legacy data'


The consultant will manage, process and cleanse data from HIV and malaria unit for Tableau visualization. HIV data: from 2010 (7 years) x 4 reports/year x 8 indicators x average of 35 health facilities: about 7,840 excel files.   Malaria data: from 2014 (3 years) x 8 indicators x 12 reports (monthly) x 15 regions (from HIMS) + LLMIS data from reports (10 excel files x 3 years): about 4,350

3. Training


The consultant will conduct training on best-practice data management, analysis and visualization for UNICEF staff. Organizing and supporting efforts to scale up Tableau adaptation within UNICEF Somalia and build in-house capacity to improve data analytics and visualization on Tableau.

4. Creation of a dashboard  


Create complex actions which will dynamically refresh various HIV and malaria worksheet in the dashboards. The set of indicators to be defined at beginning of consultancy. The Dashboard should have free administrative rights.

5. Documentation


User Manuals and any other documentation of the assignment have to be completed and handed over to UNICEF.

Expected Deliverables:



End product / deliverables

Time frame

Payment instalment

Requirements analysis.

Detailed report and workplan with timelines on requirements

5 days


Conversion of the historical data for both HIV and malaria in the database/Tableau software

Both HIV and malaria historical data converted, cleaned in the database/ Tableau software

20 days


Training on how to use the database including the new data and production of the dashboard.

Manual on the use of the database

5 days


Development of the dashboard for both HIV and malaria (set of indicators to be define at beginning of consultancy)

Dashboard with agreed indicators with both historical and new data for both HIV and malaria.

10 days


Report on the assignment and recommendations

Consultancy report with recommendations on way forwards submitted

5 days




45 days


General Conditions: Procedures and Logistics:

The consultancy will not include other benefits other than the one stated in the contract. The consultant has right to stay in UNICEF property and to have access to UNICEF transport. However, the consultant should provide his/her materials e.g laptop.

Under the consultancy agreements, a month is defined as 21 working days, and fees are prorated accordingly. Consultants are not paid for weekends or public holidays. Consultants are not entitled to payment of overtime. All remuneration must be within the contract agreement.

No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant.

Consultants will not have supervisory responsibilities or authority on UNICEF budget.

Exit and penalty provision:

The organization and UNICEF may agree to reschedule deadlines if unforeseen circumstances arise. In the event that such rescheduling has not been agreed in advance by exchange of letters, and submission of scheduled drafts should not occur within the deadlines indicated within these ToR and the implementation framework, a fine of two percent of the total value of the contract may be deducted. In the event UNICEF are unhappy with the work produced by the organization, they may opt to terminate the contract or mutually agreeable terms. Likewise, if the organization is unhappy with new conditions given by its client it may opt to withdraw on mutually agreeable terms.

Skills and Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of proven experience with Tableau.
  • Additional experience in data visualization using products such as D3.js, Qlik, MS Power BI, Pentaho, MicroStrategy is also highly valued.
  • Strong knowledge of capabilities, functionality, and behaviors of BI reporting tools such as Tableau Software.
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to analyze raw data, draw conclusions, and understand how best to visualize
  • Demonstrated experience in Map presentation, SQL scripting, data cubes.
  • Excellent enterprise and application level data profiling, architecture, modeling, and analysis skills.
  • Knowledge of ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) principles and a history of executing ETL plans as they relate to data discovery tools.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing client focused BI and visualization services.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment managing and meeting multiple deadlines and priorities.


  • Tableau Certification is preferred.
  • Understanding/experience of the consultant in processing related data (HIV and malaria).



Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable).  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-13

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