MALAWI, 2012. Children make drawings in the sandy soil of the Ndembo village in the Kantchentche Area in the district of Salima in the Central Region of Malawi. © UNICEF/MLWB2012-01541/CHRISTINE NESBITT
MALAWI, 2012. Children make drawings in the sandy soil of the Ndembo village in the Kantchentche Area in the district of Salima in the Central Region of Malawi. © UNICEF/MLWB2012-01541/CHRISTINE NESBITT

Are you a full-stack engineer who values freedom and liberty above most other things? Would you like to work with a diverse, design (data and test)-driven team?  Can you make machines do your bidding in a world full of uncertain futures?

If you’d like to use your  programming and engineering skills to help solve some of the world’s toughest problems – we might have the job for you.  We’re looking for an open source, agile-friendly, TDD-positive person who will work really hard as part of a great team.

The UNICEF Innovation Unit has a set of development needs, including The Tower Project (working title), which is looking to monitor and predict natural disasters and other instances of social stress by looking at new types of data such as volume of calls and SMS or remote sensing data in order to trigger the U-report investigation system.

We are seeking a developer to assist with the real-time prototyping of the Tower Project.  You will have the ability to create an open source end-to-end solution that will merge important technical connections between UNICEF’s disparate products.

Duty station: Innovation Unit, NYHQ

Duration of Contract: 6-9 months

Start Date: Immediate

Send Resume/CV, Cover Letter and 2-3 samples of work or code on Github or another site to unicef.jobs(at)gmail.com with subject line: Tower Project Developer by January 10, 2014.

For questions, please email unicef.jobs(at)gmail.com with subject line TOWER PROJECT QUERY.

For more information, see the Terms of Reference.

Check also other job opportunities within UNICEF innovation work.

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