UNDP in Sri Lanka is reorganizing internally and moving to an integrated collaborative business model. Internally, an energetic and innovative team will converge around the planning, design, implementation and quality assurance of an integrated programme in a fast-paced environment. Fostering strategic partnership and alliances with different stakeholders will require a team which consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude and has a strong client orientation. Strong UN partnerships are valued for Delivering Together in a true spirit of collaboration and teamwork.
Under the direct supervision of the Business Development & Resource Management Specialist (NOC), the Data Visualization Specialist is entrusted with the creation of online and offline infographics based on the communications and engagement work performed by the UNDP CO in Sri Lanka. The incumbent provides professional services to develop and implement a data visualization plan for programme and project findings and accomplishments of the UNSDP programme in Sri Lanka.
The expected material outputs in this category of the Data Visualization Specialist include infographics in English, GIFs, and social media cards, and other visual and graphics resources related to the promotion and visibility of UNDP’s work in the programme country.
The incumbent is also entrusted with conducting the necessary background research, and follow-ups for the design and content while tailoring and packaging key messages to be communicated in the creative illustrations to suit a wider audience(s) as well as ensuring compressed quality for uploading and sharing on the various internet venues.
The Data and Visualization Specialist works in close collaboration with the Integrated Management Team, Programme, Operations and project staff in the Country Office and UNDP HQ, as required. S/he would also establish close collaboration with counterpart and donor community ensuring the availability graphics and other visualization tools that may lend credence and visibility to the work of UNDP in programme and projects.
Summary of Key Functions:
2. Ensures support in the creation of technical infographics on and offline based on UNDP programme work in Sri Lanka
3. Ensures data and visualization support to maintenance of web sites, social media pages data bases and knowledge management systems focusing on achievement of the following results:
4. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:
Advocacy/Advancing a Policy-Oriented Agenda
Level 1.1: Support the preparation of information for advocacy
Building Strategic Partnerships
Level 1.1: Maintaining information and databases
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Level 1.1: Basic research and analysis
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Level 1.1: Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures
Creating Visibility for UNDP/Supporting UNDP’s Capacity to Advocate
Level 1.1: Research and information gathering
Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals
Level 1.1: Research and analysis
Conceptual Innovation in the Provision of Technical Expertise
Level 1.1: Research and provision of information
Level 1.1: Maintains effective client relationships
Bachelor’s Degree on Communications and or Journalism with a specialty on Data Extraction Visualization and/or Web Design.
5 years of relevant experience in communications, public relations and administration. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) as well as exposure to Photoshop and other media software. Experience in handling of web-based management systems.
Fluency in English and national languages of Sri Lanka.