Internship: Data Visualization & Event Management – Data Use Unit, D&A, DAPM, NYHQ


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, hope.

For every child, a champion

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.

UNICEF’s Data & Analytics section (D&A) which sits in the Division of Data Analytics, Planning and Monitoring (DAPM), is the global go-to for data on children.  D&A’s data communication team assures that stakeholders and advocates for child rights such as governments, civil society, and media but also UNICEF staff around the world can easily find and access this information, including open data, statistics, and analysis on children.

The data communication team oversees UNICEF’s data hub – data.unicef.org. We are constantly striving to enhance the user experience of the website by ensuring the quality, integrity and organization of the data. D&A produces a robust arsenal of thought products throughout the year based on the results of data analysis, including reports, brochures and dashboards – we make sure that these products reach their intended recipients and beyond – whether that’s through targeted email campaigns, blog posts, events, influencers or social media. We also realize the importance of in-house capacity to drive real-time use of data. We enable UNICEF staff around the world to better visualize and communicate the wealth of data available.

How can you make a difference?

We are looking for a driven and data savvy intern to support this work as a member of the data communication team. In this execution-oriented role and under the supervision of the Communication Specialist, the consultant will collaborate closely with the Data Analysis and Innovation Unit and the Data Collection Unit to create compelling data visualization and support the section with events and other outreach during the Statistical Commission 2022. In particular, we are looking to enhance our ability to communicate in French to reach our target audiences in French speaking programme countries.

Objectives of the Internship

To gain exposure and knowledge of UNICEF’s organizational and working environment, in particular in the following areas:

  • UNICEF’s thematic work related to Data and Analytics
  • Data communication work (digital production, dissemination, event management)
  • Visualizing data for programming and advocacy using the latest data viz libraries and UNICEF’s data warehouse.
  • Digital production work on data.unicef.org

Specific Activities

Responsibilities include:

  • Create data visualizations including interactive charts, maps and dashboards based on UNICEF’s data work.
  • Write, edit, design and produce secondary outreach materials such as emails, blog posts, social media assets and infographics using CRM platforms and including rigorous A/B testing.
  • Produce internal communications assets such as ICON stories, Global Broadcast Messages and Yammer posts. Ensure cohesion between public and internal-facing websites.
  • Provide event management support.
  • Provide support to the Data Communication team with other communication activities as needed.

Expected Academic and Professional Outputs

  • Enhanced skills in creating visual data products for advocacy and programming
  • Increased knowledge of UNICEF’s role as the custodian of data for children
  • Familiarity with the objectives, structure, and activities of UNICEF’s D&A Section
  • Attendance of internal UNICEF seminars, lectures and workshops at UNICEF may provide an opportunity to meet leading experts and reflect upon issues, trends and strategies shaping child related policies and practices.

Duration

This will be a full-time internship, the duration of the internship will be for 3 months. A part time internship (50%) can be considered as well.

Salary/Payment:

In accordance with UNICEF’s guidelines, interns will be paid a stipend. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship. UNICEF is not responsible for obtaining any necessary visas if required.

Insurance:

Interns are required to demonstrate proof of medical insurance prior to the beginning of the internship. It has to be valid for the entire duration of the internship. In duty stations where UNICEF provides medical evacuation, medical insurance that the intern holds has to include provisions for medical evacuation.

Living Conditions and Working Environment:

The intern will be remote based and work from home. S/he will work with the D&A Section and report to the supervisor of this internship. S/he is not expected to travel during the assignment. The intern will be expected to participate in D&A section meetings, as well as other UNICEF meetings of interest to the student, including the seminar series for UNICEF interns. Guidance will be provided on a regular basis.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will…

  • Be enrolled in a graduate degree program (or up to two years post graduation) relevant in business administration, data, communication or similar. 
  • Experience in digital graphic design using relevant data visualization software especially Tableau and the ability to create designs for digital media purposes.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Experience/ or strong understanding on reporting on qualitative and quantitative analytics
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, initiative, flexibility and willingness to learn.
  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
  • Additional consideration will be given to any past professional experience in the area of data visualization and event management.
  • Proficiency in French and English.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. To view our competency framework, please click here.

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

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, appearance, socio-economic status, ability, age, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply to become a part of the organization.

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