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UNICEF recruits 01 Innovation Consultant


UNICEF recruits 01 Innovation Consultant

Innovation Consultant -RapidPro
Job Number: 525647 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Tanzania,Uni.Re
Work Type : Consultancy
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, [Protection]
Provide technical support in data analysis and visualization to ongoing initiatives (U-Report, eyes4D, and Generation Unlimited).
Develop real-time visualization dashboards for analyzed Eyes4D initiative and U-Report demographic data.
Support Generation Unlimited and Y4C projects to analyze and visualize data from prototypes.
Provide technical support in data analysis and visualization to ongoing initiatives (U-Report, eyes4D, and Generation Unlimited) (20%)
1.1 Provide input to U-Report mainland visualization and real-time data analysis of polls
        1.2 Provide data analysis support on data migrated from current RapidPro instance to another to identify potential gaps.
   2.  Development of visualization dashboards for analyzed Eyes4D initiative and U-Report demographic data (40%)
       2.1 Develop a real-time dashboard for U-Report in Zanzibar that fetches demographic data from RapidPro with trends and patterns.
       2.2 Work with all stakeholders on Eyes4D to develop and deploy a real-time dashboard tracking household level data entry submitted through RapidPro including providing requisite training.
       2.3 Support Generation Unlimited teams on new ways of leveraging real-time data platforms for programme monitoring.
   3.  Support Generation Unlimited and Y4C projects to analyze and visualize data from prototypes (40%)
       3.1 Support Generation Unlimited teams to refine prototypes of their projects as per digital development principles working on data   analysis and visualization aspects.
      3.2 Provide technical support in deployment of Generation Unlimited and Y4C project prototypes and monitoring and troubleshooting during piloting.
      3.3 Provide input to ideation and brainstorming on GenU and Y4C projects.
Deliverables (Duration) Detailed breakdown of deliverables Date Amount
Payment 1 (20 days)  Technical support for Eyes4D, U-Report and Generation Unlimited provided (20%) 30-Nov-19 20%
  1. Quarterly U-Report data analysis summary reports highlighting key issues raised by young people.
  1. 3 page data analysis report outlining data-gaps and recommendations key migration data analysis reports developed and shared.
Payment 2(40 days) Realtime visualization dashboards for Eyes4D and U-report (40%)

  1. Zanzibar U-Report dashboard finalized as per specification provided.
  2. Eyes4D visualization dashboard finalized as per specification.
  3. Stakeholders trained on access and use of Eyes4D and U-report visualization dashboards.
  4. Concept note on sustainability and scale of Eyes4D dashboard
30-Mar-20 40%
Payment 3(40days) Generation Unlimited and Y4C projects supported to analyze and visualize data from their prototypes (40%)

  1. Generation unlimited prototypes develop as per digital principles and able to visualize and analyze data.
  2. Y4C and Generation unlimited projects piloted and monitored successfully.
  3. Concept note and ideas on GenU and Y4C project sustainability and scale up plan.
30-Jun-20 40%


Payments for the professional fee will be made upon submission and acceptance of the specified deliverables and submission of an invoice. The main deliverables will be linked to payments of 20 % (deliverable 1), 40%

(deliverable 2), and 40% (deliverable 3) of the contract amount respectively. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/output is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.

1st Supervisor: UNICEF Tanzania Innovation Officer
2nd Supervisor: UNICEF Tanzania Knowledge management & Innovation specialist.
The proposals will go through a thorough evaluation to determine merits for this assignment which include  academic qualification, experience and proposed methodology  which will be the base for the technical proposal evaluation while the cost effectiveness of the financial proposal will be the base for evaluation. The technical proposal will have a weight of 70% while the financial proposal will have a weight of 30%.
Technical proposals should attain a minimum of 50 points to qualify and be considered for financial review. The below table shows the main criteria for the technical review.
Technical proposal
Technical proposal Points
Qualification and Experience


–        Under graduate degree electrical engineering, statistics, mathematics–        At least 2 years of professional experience in data analysis and visualization using real-time dashboards.

–        List of similar previous work undertaken in the past.

Proposed methodology and approach


–        A short two-paged proposal indicating the approach and workplan. 
Total Technical


Financial Proposal


·        The price should be broken down for each component of the proposed work deliverables, based on an estimate of time taken which needs to be stated;·        Separate cost table;

·        The budget narrative must explain the assumptions behind all cost estimates.



Policy both parties should be aware of:
Under the consultancy agreements, a month is defined as 21 working days, and fees are prorated accordingly.  Consultants are not paid for weekends or public holidays.
Consultants are not entitled to payment of overtime.  All remuneration must be within the contract agreement.
No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant or Contractor.
For international consultants outside the duty station, signed contracts must be sent by fax or email.  Signed contract copy or written agreement must be received by the office before Travel Authorization is issued.
No consultant may travel without a signed travel authorization prior to the commencement of the journey to the duty station.
Unless authorized, UNICEF will buy the tickets of the consultant.  In exceptional cases, the consultant may be authorized to buy their travel tickets and shall be reimbursed at the “most economical and direct route” but this must be agreed to beforehand.
Consultants will not have supervisory responsibilities or authority on UNICEF budget.
Consultant will be required to sign the Health statement for consultants/Individual contractor prior to taking up the assignment, and to document that they have appropriate health insurance, including Medical Evacuation.
The Form ‘Designation, change or revocation of beneficiary’ must be completed by the consultant upon arrival, at the HR Section.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
University degree in computer science, electrical engineering, statistics, mathematics, or equivalent practical experience.
Two years of relevant professional work experience in software development and working knowledge of RapidPro is an asset.
Experience in at least one modern object-oriented programming language, especially Python.
Experience with mobile technologies and database management systems
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 core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are….
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 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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Closing Date Thu Aug 22 2019 21:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)