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. Decades of partnerships, capacity building and technical work have put UNICEF in a global leadership position on data for children. As UNICEF works toward improving the use and sharing of data on and for children we have an opportunity to build on those assets and adapt our work to a shifting data environment.
UNICEF’s Division of Data, Research and Policy (DRP) was created in 2014 to more effectively link and lead the organization’s data, research, policy and strategy functions, so that UNICEF can better track a rapidly changing world and strengthen policies and advocacy in an integrated way. The Data and Analytics (D&A) Section within the division maintains representative global databases used to guide UNICEF’s advocacy and policy programming, analyses data for programmatic policy and decision-making, and innovates on new methodologies, indicators, and monitoring tools. More information is available on data.unicef.org. D&A leads the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) programme, a country-led household survey programme that generates high quality, internationally comparable data for monitoring the progress and improving the wellbeing of children. Our team works closely with other divisions and units across the organization levering the potential of the data to deliver results for children, especially the most vulnerable and hardest to reach.
The Data and Analytics team is looking for a data-centric UX/UI expert to bridge the gap between the data, information and knowledge that we produce and the way in which we deliver it. We have the what, you bring the how. You’re a seasoned professional that knows how to work with a varied set of stakeholders to understand their goals and needs and how best to make our data actionable, maximizing discoverability and usability. User journeys, and building personas are second nature to you. You can take complex data from multiple domains and quickly translate them into mockups and wireframes that you use to drive rigorous user testing. You also know exactly how to bridge the gap between idea and implementation, and can work as a bridge between users and developers to foster a shared vision.
No stranger to modern data visualization frameworks, tools such as Tableau and PowerBI are a walk in the park for you. Indeed, you also have the chops to hack into JS libraries such as D3 and High Charts to customize, extend and enhance the front-ends of data driven websites.