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For every child, a Champion
In Burundi, a land-locked country marked by low human development, high levels of poverty, chronic malnutrition and many other challenges to the survival, development and full rights realization of children and women, the dynamic medium-sized UNICEF Country Office supports the Government in achieving results for children.
The country has the highest rate of chronic malnutrition (stunting) in the world at 56% among under-five children (DHS 2017). 78% of Burundian children who represent 55% of the population suffer from multiple deprivations (UNICEF, 2017) with deprivations especially high in the north-eastern, mostly rural part of the country.
Since the 2000 Arusha Peace agreement until the 2015 socio-political crisis, Burundi has made remarkable achievements in consolidating peace and security. Also, on the socio-economic front, the Government has made significant progress in establishing a relatively stable macroeconomic environment, the rebuilding of core public sector institutions, which in turn have contributed to improved sector outcomes (especially in basic health and primary education). Despite these efforts Burundi is still one of the poorest countries in the world with 8 out of 10 people living on less than 1.25 USD a day. While the situation for children is particularly precarious and they are more prone to poverty and vulnerability the 2015 socio-political crisis placed further strain on existing coping mechanisms and increased vulnerabilities and needs for resilience support.
In this context, UNICEF Burundi is aiming to enhance its capacity to communicate results and data with different stakeholders internal and external with improved documentation, visualization of results and data.
How can you make a difference?
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Planning and Monitoring and in close collaboration with the Deputy Representative, the planning and monitoring team and the communications team as well as sectoral colleagues, the incumbent will support data visualization and documentation of results for different audiences. Specifically, the incumbent will support
- the development of tools for capturing and visualization of data (including dashboards, maps, etc.)
- data visualization for different audiences including for development partners, UNICEF (Burundi CO and globally) and the wider public
- streamline data visualization for internal presentations using corporate data
- support capturing and drafting of human interest stories and documentation of results.
To qualify as a/a champion for every child you will
- Be enrolled in an advanced/undergraduate university degree (Master’s or higher) in Social Sciences, International Relations, Communications, Development studies and / or data analytics.
- A relevant background in information management and infographics
- Solid skills in information management, GIS mapping (highly desirable), production of infographics, and analyses from complex sets of data.
- Exposure to developing country context, internship or previous work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English and French 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 core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The technical competencies required for this post are Analyzing, Applying Technical Expertise, Creating and Innovating, and, Planning and Organizing.
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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 has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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