Consultant on Data Journalism

Partner UNOCHA
Job categories IT
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5011/21265
Department/office NYSC, SDC, UN Technology Support Services
Duty station Home based
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-9
Duration 2 months (lumpsum contract modality)
Application period 17-Feb-2021 to 03-Mar-2021


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The Centre for Humanitarian Data is focused on increasing the use and impact of data in the humanitarian sector. It is managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and is based in The Hague, the Netherlands. The Centre’s services are available to humanitarian partners and OCHA staff in the field and at Headquarters free of charge.

The Centre focuses on four areas: data services, data responsibility, data literacy, and predictive analytics. The data services workstream focuses the management of the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) platform, the development and use of the Humanitarian Exchange Language (HXL) data standard, and support to the International Aid Transparency Initiative. The data responsibility worksteam focuses on the development and adoption of data responsibility guidelines and different techniques for the secure management of data, both within OCHA and the broader humanitarian system. The data literacy workstream focuses on improving the data skills of technical and non-technical humanitarians through the delivery of training programmes and development of capacity-building material. The predictive analytics workstream focuses on model development, including threshold and trigger design, and quality assurance of partner models through validation and a peer review process.

The Centre’s Data Fellows programme began in 2018 and supports all four workstreams. This high-profile initiative is designed to expose the Centre team and partners to new areas of data-related expertise that can impact humanitarian response and advance the goals of the Centre. The structure of the programme provides Fellows/Consultants with exposure to different parts of the humanitarian system while allowing them to focus time and energy on an individual project that addresses a challenge related to the use and impact of data in the sector.

The Centre will host its fourth class of Data Fellows in June and July 2021. The 2021 Fellows will focus on three areas: Data Journalism, Predictive Analytics, and Strategic Communications. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 programme will be conducted remotely, with Fellows working from home under the direction of the Coordinator for the Data Fellows Programme.

Data Journalism

As the volume and use of data increases within the humanitarian sector, the focus has shifted to how data-driven insights translate into action at a global, regional, and local level. One creative approach to addressing this challenge is through data journalism: bringing narrative and data together to tell a more complex and compelling story. Through the work of previous Fellows, the Centre has produced engaging stories that put affected people at the center of the experience, such as with the data stories on displacement in South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and Yemen. The Centre requires a Data Journalism Fellow to build on this experience and produce a new data story that brings to life the experience of one family living in a country with a humanitarian crisis.

We are looking for a candidate who is self-motivated and can thrive in an international, multidisciplinary team. The right candidate has a mix of research, analysis and design skills to conceptualize an experience and the coordination and collaboration abilities to bring all of the different pieces together to create a compelling, human-centered story.



The Consultant/Fellow will report to the Coordinator for the Data Fellows Progra...

Education Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement holders (ICAs) Contract level:&nb...

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