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Consultancy - Data Communication and Visualization Expert Consultant, Data and Analytics (D&A) Section, DAPM NYHQ (home based)

New York City

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Remote | New York City
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
  • Closing Date: 2022-08-23

UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Delivering and sustaining results for children requires action by both governments and the public at large. By setting priorities and concentrating greater effort and investment on children who face the greatest challenges, governments and development partners can make sure every child has a fair chance to survive and achieve their full potential – and realize a future of their own making. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life – in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions – his or her rights are violated. The broader global community increasingly shares this perspective, as reflected in attention to inequality in the Sustainable Development Goals and other elements of Agenda 2030.

Consultancy Title: Data Communication and Visualization Expert

Section/Division/Duty Station: Data and Analytics (D&A) Section, DAPM NYHQ (home-based)

Duration: Sept 2022- Aug 2023 (with the possibility of extension)

About UNICEF

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. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.

BACKGROUND

UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Delivering and sustaining results for children requires action by both governments and the public at large. By setting priorities and concentrating greater effort and investment on children who face the greatest challenges, governments and development partners can make sure every child has a fair chance to survive and achieve their full potential – and realize a future of their own making. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life – in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions – his or her rights are violated. The broader global community increasingly shares this perspective, as reflected in attention to inequality in the Sustainable Development Goals and other elements of Agenda 2030. 

The collection, analysis, dissemination and use of good quality, disaggregated data is the foundation of effective action. UNICEF supports governments to use data more effectively to inform investment decisions, policies and programmes, as well as to strengthen national data collection and analysis systems. UNICEF plays a key role in developing, testing and disseminating new data-related tools and methodologies.  

UNICEF’s Data & Analytics section (D&A) which sits in the DATA Team of the Division of Data Analytics, Planning and Monitoring (DAPM), is the global go-to for data on children. D&A’s data communication team assures that governments, civil society, media but also UNICEF staff around the world can easily find and access this information, including open data, statistics, and analysis on children. 

The purpose of this consultancy is to support the data communication team with specific deliverables. In this execution-oriented role and under the supervision of the Data Communication Lead, the consultant will collaborate closely with the global data team to drive visibility and use of UNICEF’s data and analysis. 

Terms of Reference / Deliverables

Under the overall direction of the Data Communication Lead, the consultant will work on the following tasks:  

  • Create engaging interactive data visualizations including interactive charts, maps and dashboards based on UNICEF’s data work.  
  • Create website landing pages for UNICEF’s data-driven publications  
  • Update content on mics.unicef.org and approve requests for MICS datasets. 
  • Produce external facing outreach materials such as emails, social media cards, short videos, and infographics.  
  • Produce internal facing communications assets such as ICON stories, Global Broadcast Messages and Yammer posts.  
  • Provide communication and administrative support to capacity development activities. 

Work Assignment Overview 

Tasks/Milestone: 

Deliverables/Outputs: 

Timeline: 

Draft detailed workplan and monitoring framework for the work assignment  

Workplan and monitoring framework delivered and approved by supervisor 

Sept 2022 
 

Create engaging interactive data visualizations including interactive charts, maps and dashboards based on UNICEF’s data work.  

Reported in products by quarter

 

September – November 2022 

For products and campaigns including Nutrition, Child Protection, COVID, Conflict, Climate Change and Data Governance among others.  

  • Interactive data visualizations like charts and maps based on UNICEF data produced for a minimum of 6 campaigns or products and 15 thematic pages including coordination with internal- and external stakeholders & developers 
  • External outreach materials written, edited, and designed, including a minimum of 20 social media cards, 6 targeted outreach emails and 3 short videos. 
  • Internal communications assets produced and updated including a minimum of 10 targeted newsletters, cards for U-Message, Yammer and relevant SharePoint pages. 

 December 2022 – February 2023

For products and campaigns including Child Mortality, Child Protection, Child Health and Frontier Data among others. 

  • Interactive data visualizations like charts and maps based on UNICEF data produced for a minimum of 6 campaigns or products and 15 thematic pages including coordination with internal- and external stakeholders & developers 
  • External outreach materials written, edited, and designed, including a minimum of 20 social media cards, 6 targeted outreach emails and 3 short videos. 
  • Internal communications assets produced and updated including a minimum of 10 targeted newsletters, cards for U-Message, Yammer and relevant SharePoint pages. 

March – June 2023 

For products and campaigns including WASH, Maternal Health, Gender, Education and Nutrition among others. 

  • Interactive data visualizations like charts and maps based on UNICEF data produced for a minimum of 6 campaigns or products and 15 thematic pages including coordination with internal- and external stakeholders & developers 
  • External outreach materials written, edited, and designed, including a minimum of 20 social media cards, 6 targeted outreach emails and 3 short videos. 
  • Internal communications assets produced and updated including a minimum of 10 targeted newsletters, cards for U-Message, Yammer and relevant SharePoint pages. 

 July – August 2023

For products and campaigns including Immunization, HIV, WASH, Poverty among others. 

 

  • Interactive data visualizations like charts and maps based on UNICEF data produced for a minimum of 4 campaigns or product and 15 thematic pages including coordination with internal- and external stakeholders & developers 
  • External outreach materials written, edited, and designed, including a minimum of 20 social media cards, 6 targeted outreach emails and 3 short videos. 
  • Internal communications assets produced and updated including a minimum of 10 targeted newsletters, cards for U-Message, Yammer and relevant SharePoint pages. 

 

 

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  Aug 2023 

Update content on mics.unicef.org and approve requests for MICS datasets. 

 

For each reporting period: 

 

  • Content management MICS website 
  • Management of MICS data set requests on the MICS website  
  • MICS communication in internal- and external outlets (media, internet, ICON, Yammer, etc) 

Nov 2022 

 

Feb 2023 
 

June 2023 

 

Aug 2023 

 

Provide communication and administrative support to capacity development activities. 

Lent timely and high quality administrative and communication support to at least 2 capacity building initiatives  

Nov 2022 

 

June 2023 

 

Qualifications

(1) Education

  • Bachelors Degree in Design, Data Science, Data Visualization, International relations, PR, communications or a related degree

2) Work experience

  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in communications, design and/or data visualization. 
  •  Experience using data visualization software including Infogram, Flourish and/or Tableau is preferred. 
  • Experience using design software to create outreach material. 
  • Experience working with web publishing and with using website content management systems (WordPress, Drupal) is a plus 

3) Competencies

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills in interacting with colleagues at all levels. 
  • Strong organizational, planning, and analytical skills. 
  • Attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, ability to work well with others. 
  • Ability to work with virtual teams  
  • Exposure to international professional contexts and/or multicultural environments within the United Nations Systems, preferably in UNICEF. 
  • Takes ownership and initiative and can work both independently and effectively in a team environment. 
  • Fluency in English. A second language (French or Spanish) would also be valuable but not required. 
  • Good judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility, tact and discretion.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and ability to establish harmonious working relations in a multicultural environment.)

Requirements

  • Completed profile in UNICEF's e-Recruitment system and provide Personal History Form (P11) Upload copy of academic credentials
  • Financial proposal that will include:
  • your daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference
    • travel costs and daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TOR. 
    • Any other estimated costs: visa, health insurance, and living costs as applicable.
    • Indicate your availability
  • Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF.
  • At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.
  • Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

U.S. Visa information:

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.  

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

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA). 

To view our competency framework, please visit here

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.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 

Remarks:  

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws. 

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts. 

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