Individual Contractor: Data, research and knowledge management Consultant, Copenhagen - PIC, Supply Division, UNICEF - 11, 5 Months - Full Time, Office-based

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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, care

How can you make a difference?

Scope of Work/Key deliverables:

The Product Innovation Centre (PIC) requires a full-time consultant with a proven flair for data visualization and dashboards design to activate decision-making and for community management to encourage knowledge sharing, cross-sylos learning and demand generation activities.

Working under the guidance and supervision of the Innovation Specialist (Strategy and Partnerships), Data, research and knowledge management Consultant will:

  1. Maintain and update the Product Innovation Dashboard to meet the dynamic needs of the centre and the monitoring and reporting needs towards the rest of the organization
  2. Maintain and update the Financial Management database of the Center
  3. Carry research and data mining (including Vision data) to support the scoping and exploration phases of new Product Innovation Projects
  4. Carry out Data analysis and research in support of tender processes and of other needs areas identified by the Strategy lead
  5. Manage internal knowledge management and digital platforms (e.g. Yammer, UNICEF Connect, Supply Intranet) and strengthen the center knowledge sharing and demand generation mechanisms across projects.

This position will be based in UNICEF Copenhagen.

Work Assignment Overview

Tasks/Milestone: Deliverables/Outputs: • Product innovation dashboard (20%) • Product Innovation dashboard is aligned with the strategic results /OMP • PIP specific pages and PIP specific KPIs are developed and updated • Innovation review board tracker is updated regularly and linked to the Innovation dashboard • Snapshots and reports are available for Project Managers, the leadership team and presentations Timeline: 20% of total consultancy

Tasks/Milestone: Financial management dashboard (10%) Deliverables/Outputs: • Financial management dashboard finalized in power Bi and published • Financial management dashboard updated regularly • Financial reports available to the center administrative associate and to leadership team Timeline: 10% of total consultancy

Tasks/Milestone: Data and research for scoping and scaling PIPs and new emerging priorities (40%) Deliverables/Outputs: • Assistive technology, Nutrition, Emergency, Newborn Health Project managers have data support for scoping new PIPs (product innovation project) in their portfolios or advancing existing PIPS • New emerging areas (such as mental health, climate change, environmental health) and the strategy team are supported with data and research for Gate zero submission at the Innovation Review Board Timeline: 40% of total consultancy

Tasks/Milestone: Cross-learning and Community Management (30%) Deliverables/Outputs: • Cross-PIPs learning needs are identified and supported • PMs are supported in community management and demand generation activities, and opportunities across PIPs are identified • Knowledge sharing channels (yammer, sharepoint, connect) are activated and managed accordingly • Country engagement tracker is maintained Timeline: 20% of total consultancy

Tasks/Milestone: Other duties (10%) Deliverables/Outputs: • Data and research for procurement activities and publishing of Tenders and Target Product Profiles in UNGM • Act as liaison between SD Knowledge management and Product Innovation Centre, when required by the innovation specialist • Other duties as per needs identified by the supervisor Timeline: 10% of total consultancy

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

  • A University degree in data science, global health, marketing, research, innovation, social science or related field.
  • Two years of professional experience is preferred. Minimum 1 year experience in data analysis and visualization Proven track record of establishing Power BI Dashboards and Excel worksheets. Working knowledge of UNICEF and the UN an asset. Consideration will be given to any experience relevant to data mining and visualization, research, online community management, including internships and student jobs.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

To view our competency framework, please visit here.


Qualified candidates are requested to submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Financial quote at a daily rate in US Dollars including all taxes
  3. Highest Education Degree (scanned copy)
  4. UN P11
  5. Examples of previous, relevant work
  6. At least 3 References from previous direct Supervisors ( email and phone contact if applicable)

Applications must be submitted through the UNICEF electronic application system by 8 December 23:55 CET. Please indicate your availability and daily rate to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered.

UNICEF considers best value for money as a criteria for evaluating potential candidates. As a general principle, the fees payable to a consultant or individual contractor follow the “best value for money” principle, i.e., achieving the desired outcome at the lowest possible fee. Please note that consultants and individual contractors are responsible for assuming costs for obtaining visas and travel insurance.

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 is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

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.


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

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.

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