Data Visualization for FH Uganda Project

Terms of Reference

Data Visualization for FH Uganda Project

June 26, 2018


Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.


I. Scope of Work and Objectives:

Freedom House is seeking applications for a consultant or team of consultants to lead a data visualization exercise to aid in our efforts to better visually demonstrate the impact of Freedom House’s Rights and Rule of Law Program, a five year USAID project in Uganda currently in its fourth year of implementation.  The program has four main components: 1) support to the independence of the judiciary, 2) support to human rights advocacy; 2) support to media development and freedom of expression advocacy; and 4) support to improve the organizational and technical capacity of project partners receiving financial support under the project..


The product is expected to be either a document or set of one-page documents that can be presented to project stakeholders that captures the most essential accomplishments that the project has had since it began in 2014. This document or set of documents will be made available to various stakeholders including the USG and partners in Uganda and Washington, DC. The product will use information collected during an internal evaluation of the program that was completed in early 2018 as well as the project’s indicator table that tracks results on a quarterly and annual basis. 


II. Specific Deliverables:

  • A document that illustrates the quantitative and qualitative accomplishments of the Rights and Rule of Law program that will be easily shared and disseminated to the project’s stakeholders in Washington and in Uganda.  We expect the work to take place in August with a final product by mid-September.


III. Key Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years demonstrable experience working on data visualization and presentation in the non-profit/international development field, particularly in the democracy, governance and human rights issues area.
  • Experience or significant training in both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods.
  • Technical expertise in one or more of the thematic areas in which Freedom House works, including human rights, democracy promotion, governance, civil society development, LGBTI rights, gender equality, internet freedom, and/or transitional justice preferred.
  • Strong ability to work independently, implement research projects from start to finish, and meet deadlines.
  • Superior writing skills and track record of high-quality written products.
  • Experience with Prezi, Tableau, Google Charts, Infogram, Datawrapper, Plotly and/or other data visualization programs preferred.


IV. How to Apply:

Applicants interested in this opportunity should submit a letter of interest of one page maximum detailing the candidate’s reason for interest and level of direct experience. Additional pages may be used for examples of previous work if applicable. In addition candidates will provide a detailed CV to [email protected] by July 14, 2018. Candidates should also attach a budget that would include all costs required for the completion of the assignment (hourly or daily rate; travel costs to and from post; and any other relevant expenses). Please note that applications will be assessed as they are received. The successful candidate must be prepared to undertake the project as soon as contracted. Remuneration will be based on confirmed previously paid day rates.