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Design of GIS map displaying COVID-19 cases in Uzbekistan

Resident Coordinators Office, UN Uzbekistan

29 Jul 2020 This opportunity is no longer available Share
29 Jul 2020 This opportunity is no longer available Share
Background and objectives
We are looking for a creative and motivated online volunteer to support the creation/design of a GIS map template showing COVID-19 cases per region of Uzbekistan. The map will be displayed in the COVID-19 Situation Report, published three times a week by UN RCO Uzbekistan. The online volunteer will be asked to create a design for the map, ideally using Microsoft Excel (or other readily available GIS software), which can be easily updated going forward. The map should display pins and/or colours for each region of Uzbekistan, varying in size/colour depending on the amount of COVID-19 cases registered in the respective region. The software should be useable in such a way that it can be transferred to UN RCO Uzbekistan after creation of a template, after which UN RCO staff can update the relevant data and the map themselves.
Art and design
Knowledge management, archiving and documentation
The UN Resident Coordinator's Office (RCO) in Uzbekistan advises and supports the Resident Coordinator in leading and coordinating UN agency efforts to support the Government and people in advancing national development priorities and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The RCO works in close partnership with resident UN agencies, funds and programmes and non-resident UN entities to ensure a coordinated multi-sectoral approach and coherence, efficiency and effectiveness in UN operational activity for development at country level. See: As of end of March 2020, the RCO publishes a Situation Report on COVID-19 (first daily, now three times a week). The Sitrep outlines current information on the COVID-19 outbreak in Uzbekistan, and summarizes international partners’ support to the national response effort. In order to make the document more reader-friendly and liven it up with accurate statistics and visualizations, we would like to add a GIS-based map of Uzbekistan, which displays the number of cases per region, and can be updated accordingly.
Volunteers: 1 needed
1-5 hours per week / 2 weeks
Candidates should have professional experience with graphic design or data analysis, and especially have previous experience working with GIS or similar data presentation tools. The candidate should have good verbal and written communication skills in English.

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