Data Visualization Consultant, Home based

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Country: Home-based

Closing date: Sunday, 15 December 2019

Background

1. The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UN Volunteers, throughout the world. UNV embraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive, and recognizes volunteerism in its diversity, as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity. UNV is headquartered in Bonn, Germany with an office in New York and has five regional offices in Amman, Bangkok, Dakar, Nairobi and Panama. The Volunteer Advisory Services Section (VASS) enhances UNV’s proactive capacity to mainstream volunteerism into peace and development initiatives through research, the generation of knowledge and evidence and the provision of technical advisory services to UN member states on research, measurement and volunteer infrastructure. In line with this, VASS is leading the development of a knowledge portal which will serve as a go-to space for accessing up-to-date global, regional, and national data related to volunteerism. Its main features include a global Volunteering Database - UNV’s unique offer which will sketch the global volunteering landscape. Originally developed by VASS, the database which is currently on Excel covers 120 countries and contains the following data sets: list of legislation; ILO-UNV measurement activities; and mentions of volunteering in Voluntary National Reviews . During the second half of 2019 through the first quarter of 2020, the database will be expanded to cover country profiles, volunteer numbers (accessible through ILOSTATS), policies relevant to volunteering, as well as other relevant data sets and evidence products. For more information about the knowledge portal, see the working prototype: https://invis.io/DZTQO8WEAJ6#/382253828_Knowledge_Portal_Prototype-001