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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
  • Closing Date: 2018-10-13

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Consultancy: Data Visualization, Data & Analytics Section, DRP - NYHQ, Requisition #516637

New York City (United States of America)

As an integral part of the data hub, you will create effective visualizations such as dashboards and other related products to drive insights, to make our stories more compelling, to drive change and ultimately create value for children. You will have a passion for data visualization and a portfolio which demonstrates technical skills paired with a strong design aesthetic. The position will report to the Data Visualization and Communication Specialist in the Data Architecture and Communication Unit, but closely interface with Statistics Specialists in the Data Analysis and Innovation Unit as well as thematic experts in the Programme Division.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

Background & Rationale

Problems that go unmeasured often go unsolved and we believe that smart demand, supply and use of data drives better results for children. When the right data are in the right hands at the right time, decisions can be better informed, more equitable, and more likely to protect children’s rights. To further this objective and to increase the accessibility of data for children, the section is spearheading the creation of a data visualization hub which facilitates the use of data for advocacy, actionable insights and evidence.

Purpose

As an integral part of the data hub, you will create effective visualizations such as dashboards and other related products to drive insights, to make our stories more compelling, to drive change and ultimately create value for children.  You will have a passion for data visualization and a portfolio which demonstrates technical skills paired with a strong design aesthetic. The position will report to the Data Visualization and Communication Specialist in the Data Architecture and Communication Unit, but closely interface with Statistics Specialists in the Data Analysis and Innovation Unit as well as thematic experts in the Programme Division.

Duty Station : New York Headquarters. Travel is not required.

Timeframe

Start date: 29 October 2018                           
End date:
15 September 2019

Expected results: (measurable results) 

Deliverables

 

Duration

(Estimated # of Days)

Deadline

Research, create wireframes and mockups for innovative visualizations, detail various options within the restraints of the publishing environment

25

Q1 2019

(ongoing up to 15 Sep 2019)

Produce interactive dashboards, charts, maps on UNICEF’s key thematic areas of work (child health, violence etc.)

25

Q3 2019

(ongoing up to 15 Sep 2019)

Produce interactive dashboards on Strategic Plan Education Indicators

30

Q2 2019

(ongoing up to 15 Sep 2019)

Produce interactive dashboards on key education indicators using household survey data to reveal equity dimensions (sex, location, wealth quintile, regions, sub-national disparity, etc.)

40

Q2 2019

(ongoing up to 15 Sep 2019)

Revise and finalize interactive dashboards on SDG4 global indicators

15

Q1 2019

(ongoing up to 15 Sep 2019)

Collaborate with Helix project consultants and vendors to specify requirements and test implementations for data sharing and visualization tools and APIs connected to the data warehouse and data catalogue, specifically for InfoGram and Power BI.

50

Q2 2019

(ongoing up to 15 Sep 2019)

Collaborate with Helix project consultants and vendors to assess and test data management tools, including data integration, reference data management, and data indicator population.

40

Q3 2019

(ongoing up to 15 Sep 2019)

Conduct training to increase data visualization capacity in the D&A section

10

Q3 2019

(ongoing up to 15 Sep 2019)

total

235

 

Key competencies, technical background, and experience required

  • University degree BA/BS in Computer Science, Art, Design, Data Journalism, Graphic Design, or other technical or visual-related fields.
  • 1 year+ professional work experience in data visual design, data journalism or related fields with international organizations, news agencies, academia or in a related industry.
  • Technical data visualization experience utilizing BI tools such as Tableau, Power BI (and similar libraries) for interactive web graphics and dashboards.
  • Experience working with tools for data transformation.
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to analyze raw data, draw conclusions, and understand how best to visualize.
  • Visual portfolio required.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Ability to work with a diverse team in a rapidly-changing work environment.

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.

Remarks

With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.  

At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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