Job Opening

Posting Title: UI/UX designer to develop front-end for the web-based dissemination platform for indicators from World Population Prospects
Department/Office: Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 05 April 2022 - 14 April 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Department of Economic and Social Affairs-177226-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
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Result of Service

The individual contractor will develop the front-end user interface (UI) of the interactive Data Portal of the Population Division https://population.un.org/dataportal/home to integrate the indicators from the 2022 revision of World Population Prospects.

Background and objectives:
The World Population Prospects is the leading output released by the United Nations Population Division and it is considered to embody the most authoritative views of population levels, trends and characteristics. These data are used throughout the United Nations system for calculation of indicators that require population as input and serve in projecting other population-related variables or in modelling complex systems that use population as an exogenous variable. In addition, several entities and organizations of the United Nations distribute the results of World Population Prospects through their own databases and websites (e.g., the World Bank, UNESCO, UNICEF, World Health Organization, UNFPA, Statistics Division/DESA, UNDP, ILO, FAO).
World Population Prospects presents estimates and projections for 237 countries and areas. In the preparatory work, the Population Division takes into account a large number of available data sources to derive population estimates and demographic indicators. The United Nations Population Division strives to make as transparent as possible the steps and processes involved in revising the population estimates and projections, by making available as many data, metadata and documentation as possible.
The Making Family Planning Count 3.0 project is a three-year initiative of the United Nations Population Division to address gaps in comparable, timely and transparent global information on family planning indicators and underlying population data. This work is related to the improved web-based dissemination of population and demographic estimates and projections from World Population Prospects.
The Population Division developed Data Portal https://population.un.org/dataportal/home enabling interactive access and visualizations of global family planning and related population indicators. The individual contractor will support integration of the indicators from the 2022 revision of World Population Prospects into the interactive data portal.
Data portal will enable comparisons of main population and demographic indicators across countries and regions in the datasets the United Nations Population Division produces, and will ultimately be a useful input for reports, presentations, public release materials and other outputs presented to Member States and other parties.
Drawing on the full availability of data will enable comparisons across countries, regions and development groups in the publications and datasets the United Nations Population Division produces, and will ultimately be a useful input for reports and outputs presented to Member States and other parties.

Work Location

Home-based.

Expected duration

The duration of the contract will be from 1 May 2022 to 31 October 2022, with possibility of extension for up to 3 additional months.

Duties and Responsibilities

The following activities will be undertaken by the individual contractor in collaboration with the UN Population Division staff, and in coordination with the full-stack programmer.
Support integration of the indicators from the 2022 revision of World Population Prospects into the interactive Data Portal of the Population Division:
Task 1:
• Provide technical assistance on the front-end user interfaces of Data Portal for the release of data sets from the 2022 revision via interactive data portal;
• Provide as needed customer service and maintenance of the interactive data portal after the release of the 2022 revision of World Population Prospect.

Task 2:
• Implement end-to-end tests and automated tests of data portal UI/UX and tests visual elements using Robot framework on variety of devices using BrowserStack Automate platform;
• Implement user experience (UX) testing and fine-tuning of Data Portal UI/US for all components based on users acceptance test and feedback;

Task 3:
• Test and further develop export of tabular data into various statistical database formats;
• Test and further develop additional interactive country profiles for specific thematic topics.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in information systems, business administration, management or other relevant discipline, is required. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience: A minimum of seven (7) years of front-end application development experience, and a proven track record of delivering solid, robust responsive data-driven interactive web portals are required.

Skills: This scope of work requires extensive experience with coding front-end user interfaces (including Sass, Responsive Design, HTML and JavaScript), and translating visual designs into HTML5, Sass and front-end Frameworks. Hands-on experience in using Node.js, npm, Git, TypeScript, ExpressJS, Angular 10 and up, Angular Server-Side Rendering (Angular Universal), Telerik Kendo UI, SPA (Single Page Application) development, data-visualization JavaScript libraries such as Highcharts, DevExtreme, D3.js and amCharts for Angular as well as converting wireframes to web pages using above mentioned technologies is required.
Experience with .NET Framework 4.5 and up, .NET Core, C#, knowledge of Azure DevOps CI/CD pipeline configuration and Jira for agile development as well as working and creating deployment images using Docker containers is desirable.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

No Fee

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