Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
The Technology for Development (T4D) team is housed within the Program Department’s Technical Support Unit (TSU). It collaborates with Mercy Corps’ global teams and external partners to unlock new possibilities that increase program quality, impact, and innovation, helping improve more lives through the power of technology. Our mission and purpose are to drive sustainable program impact through responsible application of existing and emerging digital technologies.
Purpose / Project Description:
The Data for Impact Data Visualization Specialist will develop the front-end interfaces for the Data for Impact team’s Country Data Hubs supporting the development of effective data visualizations, dashboards, and web designs for Mercy Corps’ country teams. The D4I Data Viz Specialist is a creative and flexible technologist with experience working with technical and non-technical users. The D4I Data Viz Specialist will advise Mercy Corps teams on the effective use of data in visualizations, support UI/UX web development, and work with the D4I team to identify new use cases for data science.
They will provide data visualizations modules of the technical architecture supporting AWS data projects for both the Crisis Analytics and Food Security & Resilience workstreams. They will also lend practical expertise in the use and deployment of data visualizations to Mercy Corps country teams.
Data Engineering & AWS Development
Data Strategy and Best Practices
Timeframe / Schedule:
The Consultant will report to:
Data Scientist, Data for Impact
The Consultant will work closely with:
IT, T4D, TSU teams.
Required Experience & Skills:
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.
We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.
Equal Employment Opportunity
We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.
Safeguarding & Ethics
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our stakeholders and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.