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Volunteer Opportunity: Innovation Research Volunteer, Copenhagen

Volunteer Opportunity: Innovation Research Volunteer, Copenhagen

Download the complete Terms of Reference here UNICEF Supply Division Innovation Unit Duration: 12 months Duty Station:  Copenhagen, Denmark Level: Volunteer (unpaid) UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen, Denmark  At UNICEF Supply Division (SD), specialists across the organisation conduct many Product Innovation Projects. The Innovation Unit’s role is to work with the different […]


How technology can help educate child refugees

How technology can help educate child refugees

First published on DW Akademie  on July 20 2016. Designing with users, building on existing ideas and understanding the ecosystem are some of the prerequisites for success when creating digital projects in education argues Becky Telford from UNICEF. Around 30 million children worldwide are denied education because of conflict. Many have […]


Job Opportunity: U-Report Campaign Manager, consultancy

Job Opportunity: U-Report Campaign Manager, consultancy

Download the complete Terms of Reference here Office of Innovation Duration: 6 months (with an optional extension up to maximum 11.5 months based on performance, need and availability of funding) Duty Station:  remote Level: Individual contract (equivalent to P3) BACKGROUND In 2010 UNICEF launched its flagship youth engagement tool U-Report […]



Job Opportunity: Visual Design Consultant (Polio), New York

Job Opportunity: Visual Design Consultant (Polio), New York

Download the Complete Terms of Reference here Location: Programme Division, UNICEF NYHQ Work Type : Consultancy If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF has […]


Day of the African Child: U-Report providing a voice to young Africans across the continent

Day of the African Child: U-Report providing a voice to young Africans across the continent

Humanitarian crises in Africa continue to spill over borders in recent years, with children and families increasingly on the move. It is estimated that almost 75 million children in Africa live in conflict affected areas. In recognition of this crisis across the continent UNICEF and its partners wanted to better […]


UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Alex Rutherford

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Alex Rutherford

Alex Rutherford, Research Scientist, NYHQ Tell us a bit about your background. I spent 7 years studying Physics in the UK, simulating things like what happens to a semiconductor such as silicon when it’s cooled to -270C and a magnetic field and an electric field are applied at right angles […]



How can new data sources and real-time information systems improve decision-making?

How can new data sources and real-time information systems improve decision-making?

This original article was published by Benjamin Kumpf on Devex on 31 May 2016. How can new data sources and real-time information systems improve decision-making? This was a question the U.N. Development Program and its partners, UNICEF, the World Food Program and Data-Pop Alliance, were asking at the World Humanitarian Summit. Innovation and data are also […]