UNOPS supports the
successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and
development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need
by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners
to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and
Working in some of
the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable
implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’
With over 7,000
personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical,
technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.
structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners'
needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.
Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECR) supports UNOPS offices throughout
the region through: management, financial and programmatic oversight of global
and country-specific portfolios, clusters and operations centres, including
hosting services; fund and management advisory services; project
implementation; procuring goods and services; and managing human resources.
ensures that projects are executed to the highest standards, providing a shared
knowledge base and ensuring that best practices and lessons learned are
disseminated between business units and projects across the entire region.
strategy is to:
global portfolios from offices in Geneva, Brussels and New York, and
country-specific programmes from its operations and project centres located in
Eastern Europe and Central Asian countries.
Based in the New York, the UNOPS
Development Group Cluster supports diverse partners with their peacebuilding,
humanitarian and development operations. For example, within the United Nations
Development Programme, the Cluster works with the Bureau for Policy and
Programme and the Office of South-South Cooperation.
The cluster also
supports the United Nations Secretariat, as well as a broadening community of
other New York-based United Nations organizations in the delivery of project
management and implementation services.
Pulse is an innovation initiative of the Executive Office of the United Nations
Secretary-General, exploring how digital data and real-time analytics can be
used to understand and respond to changes in human well-being. To this end, Global
Pulse is working to promote awareness of the opportunities Big Data presents
for relief and development, forge public-private data sharing partnerships,
generate high-impact analytical tools and approaches, and drive broad adoption
of useful innovations across the UN System.
Pulse operates as a network of Pulse Labs, headquartered in New York with Labs
in Kampala and Jakarta, together expertise from UN agencies, governments,
academia, and the private sector to research, develop, test and share tools and
approaches for harnessing real-time data to support decision-making and policy
action. Examples of Global Pulse publications and reports include:
The Data Visualization Specialist will implement data visualization products to
communicate applied innovative data projects in collaboration with partners
from the UN system, the private sector and academia. The Data Visualization
Specialist will provide guidance and support producing visualizations,
dashboards and interactive web applications across the Pulse Lab Network -
including the labs in Jakarta and Kampala.
Specifically, the incumbent will:
interactive visualizations and dashboards that synthesize large amounts
of information obtained from data science analysis techniques into insights
relevant to development/humanitarian subject experts;
and produce scalable web applications in multiple languages required to
use and interact with the software toolkits developed by the engineering team;
Perform quick data visualization studies that can help
the overall understanding of data sets and problem statements relevant to
Global Pulse and UN partners;
high quality static and dynamic visual representations to communicate
innovation projects and activities;
Extract insights from data using visual analytics
techniques to support data analysis and modeling;
Provide support in developing partnerships and
networks, including negotiations with data visualization experts and other
technical service providers;
Support the communications team in producing relevant
communication material including infographics.
Participate in meetings and conferences as needed.
UNOPS Core Values/Competencies
university degree in Design, Computer Science, Data Science, International
Development, Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, or other relevant
discipline. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional
two years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced
Fluency in English and
a working knowledge of another UN language.
*Please attach cv and p11 with portfolio link(s).
are advised to carefully study all the sections of this vacancy details and
ensure that they are able to meet the listed working experience requirements
and skills by including this relevant information in the narrative of your
prior jobs description of duties in the online application.
Contract type: International
Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level: IICA-2
Contract duration: 6 months (with
possibility of extension)
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.