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UNICEF inviting Projects on Data Visualization to support Children with Disabilities

UNICEF inviting Projects on Data Visualization to support Children with Disabilities

Important Dates: Post Date: 29-Oct-2021 Deadline Date: 05-Nov-2021

Donor Name: UNICEF

Grant Size: $1000 to $10,000

Category: Grant

Submit Proposals for Data Visualization initiative, launched by UNICEF’s Centre of Excellence on Data for Children with Disabilities to further facilitate the use and dissemination of data on children with disabilities and raise global awareness of such data.


The Centre will help fill data gaps and meet the growing need for coordination, quality oversight and technical expertise in the field. It will support a broad range of activities to build the capacity of data producers and data users, facilitate the development of new methods and tools, and support data collection, data analysis, data interpretation and use, and knowledge generation.

To further facilitate the use and dissemination of data on children with disabilities and raise global awareness of such data, the Centre has committed to sponsoring innovative and engaging data visualization.

Funding Information

The Centre will fund five data visualization projects. Each successful candidate will receive a total of US$5,000 for a period of six months.

Outcome: At the end of the six months, the recipients are required to submit the completed agreed-upon project (article, dashboard, animation, etc.) for dissemination in collaboration with the Centre, in a format to be determined by UNICEF. Any data analysed in the process should also be made available to the research community through channels provided by Centre. Recipients are required to ensure that their final work is accessible to persons with disabilities. The recipients are also encouraged to disseminate their findings in local and national languages, as applicable.

Eligibility Criteria
  • The Call for Proposals is open to candidates of all nationalities who have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in an applicable discipline. The applicants must be willing to commit to a six-month project. They will be required to complete the agreed-upon project within the given time frame and to disseminate the completed project in collaboration with the Centre.
  • At minimum, a bachelor’s degree (a master’s degree is an advantage) in an applicable discipline, such as data science, journalism, communications or another related field is required.
  • Applications from qualified candidates from low- and middle-income countries and/or who identify as having a disability are encouraged.
Requirements

The applicants will need to possess a combination of the following skills and experience:

  • At minimum, a bachelor’s degree (a master’s degree is an advantage) in an applicable discipline, such as data science, journalism, communications or other related field
  • Relevant work experience focusing on data visualization and data journalism is an asset
  • Advanced knowledge of the use of software utilized in data visualization, such as Tableau, Infogram, etc.
  • Strong understanding of quantitative data analysis and interpretation
  • Ability to accurately interpret data and extract key messages
  • Ability to communicate complex technical ideas to non-specialists, verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in the field of child disability data
  • Ability to work independently and meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to think creatively about child disability data collection, analysis, dissemination, and implications for policy, and to develop unique project topics
  • Fluency in English
  • Willingness to learn and accept advice.

UNICEF reserves the right to disqualify any entry that contains hurtful, misleading, libelous or vulgar content, or that contains any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any national or international law or UNICEF standard.

For more information, visit UNICEF.

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