CONSULTANCY: U-Report Data Consultant (7 months, remote based, part-time) - GCA, NYHQ - Requisition# 555501 - Tenders Global

CONSULTANCY: U-Report Data Consultant (7 months, remote based, part-time) – GCA, NYHQ – Requisition# 555501

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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. 

For every child, A Voice

As more people join U-Report through digital channels, it is increasingly important that UNICEF utilize data
collected through the U-Report platform to make sure U-Report offers users a valuable opportunity to participate
digitally.

How can you make a difference? 

EXPECTED RESULTS:
The expected result is an enhanced understanding of U-Report data and analytics, which can inform strategic
decisions for the development and growth of the platform.
 
DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The consultant will be responsible for:
1. Conduct analyses of U-Report data to generate narratives that are useful for the programme, partners,
and the U-Report community.
a. Collect, clean, and normalize data from U-Report actions, including meta-analysis.
b. Perform statistical analysis on this data
c. Define key results
d. Generate written reports with data visualizations
2. Support the U-Report Global programme by developing RapidPro flows that accomplish programmatic
goals while generating even more valuable data.
a. Build U-Report polls, chatbots and other actions according to agreed content.
b. Set up polls on U-Report Global website.
3. Lead the continuous updates of relevant indicators from all U-Report platforms for monthly reporting
and internal requirements.
4. Support the deployment and analysis of at least three U-Report actions coordinated with META.
 
REPORTING REQUIREMENTS (IF APPLICABLE)
Standard UNICEF Performance Evaluations will be conducted every six months and at the end of the contract. The
performance indicators for the evaluation of results will be the quality and timeliness of outputs delivered by the
consultant.
 
DUTY STATION: Remotely-based
 
TRAVEL (IF APPLICABLE): No travel is expected. In case of unforeseen official business travel, actual cost, including the visa fee, vaccination will be reimbursed in accordance with UNICEF Policy/procedure on official travel.
 
TIMEFRAME: Start date: 14 November 2022 End date: 30 June 2023
(93 days in 8 months – 3 days a week)
 

Deliverables

 

Duration

(Estimated # of Days)

 

Deadline

Effective analysis of U-Report data to generate narratives that are useful for the programme, partners, and the U-Report community

Ongoing

30 June 2023

U-Report Global programme supported by developing RapidPro flows that accomplish programmatic goals while generating even more valuable data.

Ongoing

30 June 2023

Continuously update relevant indicators from all U-Report platforms for monthly reporting and internal requirements.

Ongoing

30 June 2023

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… 

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in data science, statistics, or software development
    or other relevant field.
    o *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 4 additional years of professional
    experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
    • A minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience in data science, statistics, or software
    development
    • Experience analyzing data/behavior of users generated by internet-based services
    • Experience conducting statistical analysis of raw data
    • Experience in data visualization and quantitative report writing
    • Able to work independently, has sound judgment and strong organizational skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective
    working relationships
    • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French,
    Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset
    Required skills
    • Programming in R includes querying APIs and SQL databases and developing libraries
    • Development and deployment of simple web applications
    • SQL and associated skills like developing efficient queries and working with views and triggers
    • Basic data analysis and statistical methods
    • Creating data visualizations
    • Creating dashboards and reports
    • Writing and communication of quantitative results
    • Understanding of data privacy considerations for human-generated data and machine learning/AI
    applications
    • Programming with sustainability in mind – development of solutions that cover a maximum number of
    use cases while minimizing the capacity required to implement
    • Developing simple but powerful tools to support non-experts in their work
    Additional skills (preferred but not necessarily required)
    • Proficiency with:
    • Python
    • Git
    • Superset
    • Facebook Marketing API
    • Contributing to community-developed software projects
Analysis and optimization of Facebook Ad campaigns
• Knowledge of RapidPro and U-Report platform is highly desirable
• Experience with data privacy and protection concerns from a perspective of UN agencies and work with
children.
 
CHILD DATA ROLE
U-Report is an anonymous tool and does not manipulate or transmits personal-identifiable information of children

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS).

UNICEF Core Competencies (Required)
• Builds and maintains partnerships – Level 1
• Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness – Level 1
• Drive to achieve results for impact – Level 1
• Innovates and embraces change – Level 1
• Manages ambiguity and complexity – Level 1
• Thinks and acts strategically – Level 1
• Works collaboratively with others – Level 1

  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:  

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

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.

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. 

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

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