Articles by: unicefstories

"Let's See" addresses the issue of optical health in their community. (c) UNICEF

UPSHIFT: Putting Youth in the Driving Seat of Change

Written by: Agon Maliqi Meet the Ferizaj Four Uresa, Arbnor, Albrim and Alma are four teenagers, from the city of Ferizaj, Kosovo[1], who share a common concern: the lack of opportunities for more meaningful engagements amongst youth[2]. Like many of their peers, they’re not content with being life’s bystanders—unemployed, disenfranchised, […]

Job Opportunity: UNICEF and Bloomberg are seeking a Data Science Researcher-in-Residence, Deadline August 21

Job Opportunity: UNICEF and Bloomberg are seeking a Data Science Researcher-in-Residence, Deadline August 21

PURPOSE UNICEF and Bloomberg are looking for qualified candidates to fill the role of researcher-in-residence to work on a unique project involving data science to solve issues around children. Based in New York at UNICEF Headquarters, the researcher-in-residence will work along with UNICEF’s Data, Research and Policy and Innovation Unit […]

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 […]