Job title: Data visualisation intern
Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland, duration 3 months
General Background:UNHCR’s Bureau for Europe seeks a full‐time intern to support the Communications and Information Management Unit with its digital and online presence. The team is looking for a creative individual with particular skills in building data‐rich interactiv websites.
The role for the intern will be to produce compelling interactive data visualisations, primarily for external audiences within an online platform. The intern will be responsible for the design and development of the website and will work under direct
supervision of the Information Management Officer.
Design and develop an easy‐to‐use and visually appealing, interactive website for the Unit to display multi‐dimensional
datasets, including population statistics such as arrivals and / or asylum applications. This will include online mapping
and other related data visualisation components, including charts.
Assist in maintaining and updating online dashboards and websites.
Design and production of related digital publications including reports, factsheets, infographics, dashboards and other
ad hoc products.
Other duties may be assigned as design opportunities emerge.
Excellent written and spoken English.
Currently pursuing, or recently graduated from a software development or web design related degree.
Experience designing and developing data driven, interactive websites.
Experience with data entry and management of large amounts of data.
Experience in software development and / or web design would be desirable.
Knowledge of GIS products such as Leaflet and charting libraries such as D3 and / or HighCharts would be desirable.
Knowledge of C# or PHP would be desirable.
Proficiency in Adobe Muse, Photoshop, InDesign, and / or Illustrator would be desirable.
Experience/familiarity with the UN system is an asset.
The applicant must be comfortable in a multicultural work environment.
The applicant should be a self‐starter and able to organise their own work to meet tight deadlines.
How to apply
Please note that UNHCR does not compensate its interns. However, we ensure our interns acquire a rich experience that will
help them in their future search for work and provide the necessary evaluation and recommendation letters.
Please email your covering letter, CV and/or factsheet to [email protected] by 7th April 2017. Please make sure to include the date from which you are available to commence the internship.