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Ulziichimeg, 6, is one of the 'reindeer people' 
 who live in Mongolia’s Khuvsgul province
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Bathrooms on the move: supporting innovation in Asia-Pacific

Innovation is one of the key ways in which UNICEF accelerates progress for children. We have defined innovation as “doing something new or different that adds value,” so it cannot simply be something that is novel, it must have impact. We don’t see innovation as something that is necessarily synonymous […]


Job opportunity: Operations Assistant, New York

Job opportunity: Operations Assistant, New York

To download the job description, click: Operations Assistant GS-5 New York Job Title: Operations Assistant Job Level: GS-5 Supervisor Title/ Level: Co-Lead Innovation Unit and Senior Adviser on Innovation to the Executive Director, P5 Organizational Unit: Innovation Unit Post Location: New York Application Close: 7 August, 2015   If you are […]


On 7 October, a boy with a hearing impairment wears a Solar Ear hearing aid in the eastern city of Mutare, capital of Manicaland Province.

In October 2014 in Zimbabwe, an innovative technology, Solar Ear, is changing the lives of children who would otherwise miss out on education because of their hearing impairment. Solar Ear is the world’s first solar hearing-aid battery charger. The device, invented by Innovator Tendekayi Katsiga, Director of Operations at Deaftronics, was developed to meet the needs of communities that lack regular access to electricity. The Solar Ear battery charger lasts for 2–3 years and can be used with 80 per cent of hearing aids on the market today. It can be charged via sunlight, household light or a cellphone plug. The technology has spread to Brazil and Jordan, and the product is being sold in at least 40 countries in Africa – where 200 million people have a hearing impairment.

Could you design a piece of wearable technology that changes lives?

Originally published on UNICEF UK’s blog on 23 July, 2015. Written by Katherine Crisp. To view the original blog post, click here. Back in May 2015 we launched our ground-breaking partnership with ARM on the premise of accelerating the development of new technologies to overcome the barriers that prevent millions of families from […]




Job opportunity: Mobile Application Developer, New York

Job opportunity: Mobile Application Developer, New York

Terms of Reference Title: Mobile Application Developer Duration: Full Time, 11 months $475 – $550/day Location: New York. Travel not required. Telecommuting not available Skills and Experience: At least 3+ years professional Android and/or iOS software development (phone and tablet) experience using Android and/or iOS or cross platform SDKs.  — Job Description Specific Tasks to be […]


Job opportunity: Web Developer, Full Stack, New York

Job opportunity: Web Developer, Full Stack, New York

Terms of Reference Title: Web Developer, Full Stack Duration: Full Time, 11 months $450 – $500/day Location: New York. Travel not required. Telecommuting not available Skills and Experience: At least 3+ Experience in developing Web applications using Python, Django, jQuery, Open Source frameworks with either MySQL, PostgreSQL, or Couchbase — Job Description UNICEF is currently undertaking […]



Job opportunity: Consultant, Technical Analyst-Deployment Lead, Primero IMS, New York

Job opportunity: Consultant, Technical Analyst-Deployment Lead, Primero IMS, New York

Terms of Reference Title: Consultant, Technical Analyst-Deployment Lead, Primero IMS Location: New York Duration: 11.5 months UNICEF seeks the support of a Technical Analyst-Deployment Lead with extensive experience in Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D) and implementing information management systems (IMS) at global and field levels to aid in the […]