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Social Impact <Coder/>, we want you

Social Impact <Coder/>, we want you

Download the complete Terms of Reference here Title: Software Developer, Consultant Location of Assignment: New York, USA Language(s) Required: English, knowledge of another official UN language is an asset Travel: Minimal travel anticipated Duration: 11.5 months Section & Unit: Office of Innovation Consultant Reporting to Senior Advisor, Innovation Rationale Want to […]

Amina, raise her hand to give answer to the question asked by the teacher in her Urdu class in UNICEF sported child friendly, Government girls elementary school, Kot Azam Khan, Kasur District, Punjab province Pakistan. Photographer: Asad Zaidi

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From 30 to 660 U-Ambassadors, follow U-Report PakAvaz’s journey

U-Report PakAvaz is UNICEF’s flagship program in Pakistan. U-Report is a free SMS-based system that allows young Pakistanis to speak out on issues within communities across the country and work together with other community leaders for positive change. Establishing U-Report in Pakistan initially, we selected thirty young individuals between the […]

Star Wars: Force For Change Supports UNICEF Innovation Labs in Myanmar

Star Wars: Force For Change Supports UNICEF Innovation Labs in Myanmar

Myanmar is changing fast — and this means getting used to new and different ways of thinking. It also means new opportunities. For UNICEF, Myanmar’s transition presents an opportunity — and challenge — to meaningfully engage young people as active citizens. One important step forward has been to establish the […]

Job Opportunity:  Innovation Fund Technology & Portfolio Adviser

Job Opportunity: Innovation Fund Technology & Portfolio Adviser

Download the complete Terms of Reference here Title:  Innovation Fund Technology & Portfolio Adviser Location of Assignment: NYHQ Language (s) required: English, another UN language is an asset Travel: Travel anticipated Duration of Contract: 11.5 months; anticipated start date: 1 Sept 2016- 15 Aug 2017 Section & Unit: Office of Innovation Consultant Reporting to: Innovation Fund […]

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UNICEF calls on technology partners to provide access to data that can improve children’s lives.

On 17 July, 2016, UNICEF received an award for using innovation, data science, and real-time information to solve global goals. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by world leaders in September 2015 to improve the lives of people everywhere, by aiming to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice, […]

Job Opportunity: U-Report Consultant, (NOB), Bujumbura, Burundi

Job Opportunity: U-Report Consultant, (NOB), Bujumbura, Burundi

Download the complete Terms of Reference here Job no: 497880 Work type: Consultancy – Open to Burundian Nationals Only Location: Burundi  Categories: Communication for Development (C4D), Innovation  BACKGROUND One of the most successful initiatives to come out of UNICEF’s Innovations unit to date is the youth-led social monitoring platform U-Report. […]

Job Opportunity: RapidPro DevOps Specialist

Job Opportunity: RapidPro DevOps Specialist

RapidPro DevOps Specialist Duration: 2.5 months Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda (Global Innovation Lab, Mbuya) Level: Individual contract (equivalent to NO-A)   BACKGROUND UNICEF has been innovating for children for more than 60 years. Innovations support the organization’s 135+ country offices in finding solutions for the world’s most vulnerable children. The […]

Job Opportunity: Senior Technology Specialist

Job Opportunity: Senior Technology Specialist

Senior Technology Specialist Duration: 7.5 months Duty Station:  Remote Level: Individual contract (equivalent to P4) BACKGROUND UNICEF has been innovating for children for more than 60 years. Innovations support the organization’s 135+ country offices in finding solutions for the world’s most vulnerable children. The UNICEF innovation work includes both policy […]