User Experience Researcher (Retainer)

Partner UN OCHA
Job categories IT
Vacancy code VA/2022/B5011/24861
Level ICS-10
Department/office GPO, NYPO, UN Technology Support Services
Duty station Home based
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration 6 months with the possibility of extension
Application period 01-Nov-2022 to 15-Nov-2022

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

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The Centre for Humanitarian Data is focused on increasing the use and impact of data in humanitarian response. 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 vision is to create a future where everyone involved in a humanitarian emergency has access to the data they need, when and how they need it, to make responsible and informed decisions.

The Centre focuses on four areas: data services, data responsibility, data literacy, and predictive analytics. The data services workstream focuses on 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 workstream focuses on the development and adoption of data responsibility guidelines and different techniques for the secure management and ethical use 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.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

The Centre requires the support of a User Experience Researcher to ensure that our products and services are responding to current and emerging needs. The researcher will primarily work to further develop the processes and features associated with managing and using the HDX platform. The researcher will also support the material developed by the Centre’s other workstreams, including through survey design, workshop facilitation and end-user consultation.

We are looking for a researcher who is self-motivated and can thrive in a remote, international, multidisciplinary team. The right candidate has a passion for creating products and services that resonate emotionally with people; thinks about human-centered design every day; likes to work on social impact projects; wants to help increase the impact of data in the humanitarian sector; and enjoys connecting with people in person and online. 

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