For UNICEF, it is strategic within the Division of Data, Analytics, Planning and Monitoring (DAPM) work plan, to use and generate new sources of real-time information to better inform decision makers in the development and humanitarian ecosystem. To be able to do this, the Chief Data Office (CDO) is developing key initiatives:
The Frontier Data Network (FDN), a global initiative to connect, share and ensure UNICEF takes advantage of frontier data technologies in an ethical way. The focus is on capacity building, coaching, and facilitation, integrated in a community of practice model that facilitates the collaboration with researchers, and partners everywhere.
The Real Time Data Initiative (RTD) led by DAPM in collaboration with ICTD to facilitate access to trustworthy data that are timely and relevant; increase awareness and trust in data; and use of advanced analytics for improved programme efficiencies, transparency and decision making.
The Data Strategy to realize the transformative power of data to advance the rights of children.
Purpose of Activity/Assignment:
To support the achievement of these three initiatives, UNICEF requires the services of an external consultant to support the development of the Frontier Data Network (FDN).
Scope of Work:
UNICEF requires the services of an external consultant who will work remotely to support the development of the Frontier Data Network (FDN). The work requires ongoing deliverable support in eight areas.
Terms of Reference / Deliverables:
In close collaboration and working with the UNICEF Chief of Frontier Data Tech Unit and Programme Specialists, the incumbent is responsible for the following deliverables: