Head of Experimentation & Head of Exploration (two posts)
Jul
21
5:30 PM17:30

Head of Experimentation & Head of Exploration (two posts)

The UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021 embraces the complexity of development and commits the organization to helping countries find faster, more durable solutions to achieve Agenda 2030. Important development trends like urbanization, climate change, and rising inequalities pose significant challenges on our path to achieve the 2030 agenda of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UNDP has begun incubating a number of strategic initiatives aimed at ensuring UNDP is ‘fit for purpose’ to deliver a new generation of solutions in line with the challenges the world face. One such key strategic initiatives is the Country Accelerator Lab Network. The initiative is a recognition that increasingly interrelated development challenges require going beyond business as usual and single point, linear and silver bullet responses in development. Instead, they call for interdisciplinary approaches and non-linear solutions that crowd in the collective efforts of variety of partners and tap into local insights and the knowledge of people closest to the problem and the solutions. The initiative is also a recognition and an investment in the emerging momentum among a growing number of UNDP Country Offices around joining together disruptive, cutting edge methodologies with contextual, country-based insights and expertise to accelerate impact and progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals. 

We are building the largest and fastest learning global network of Accelerator Labs (initially setting up 60 labs in 60 countries) embedded within UNDP’s global architecture and country platforms. The new offering builds on the latest thinking from the fields of complexity science, lead user innovation and collective intelligence to accelerate development impact.

Our network will surface and reinforce locally sourced solutions at scale while mobilizing a wide and dynamic partnership of actors contributing knowledge, resources and experience. The idea is to transform our collective approach by introducing new protocols, backed by evidence and practice, which accelerate the testing and dissemination of solutions within and across countries. This will enable the global community to collectively learn from local knowledge and ingenuity at a speed and at a scale that our societies and planet require. This will be achieved by:

  • Building on locally-sourced solutions, finding things that work and expanding on them;

  • Rapid testing and iteration to implement what works and go beyond the obvious solutions;

  • Combining the best understanding, ideas and expertise to generate collective knowledge;

  • Accelerating progress by bringing expertise, creativity and collective intelligence to bear.

The Accelerator Lab will undertake i) external facing interventions addressing priority development challenges, and ii) internally facing experiments to embed new ways of doing development within the existing UNDP portfolio. 

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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Innovation Services Lead
Jul
22
10:30 AM10:30
WFP

Innovation Services Lead

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We are currently seeking to fill an Innovation Services Lead intern position in our Innovation Accelerator (INCA), Innovation and Change Management Division, based in Munich, Germany.

More information: http://innovation.wfp.org and a video of our Innovation Bootcamp from us and from Google.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Support Innovation Accelerator managerial and operative tasks, oversight of service delivery across a key client account/s and related service lines, including taking lead roles in running bootcamps, workshops, advisory “sprint” support to innovation teams and other emerging offerings suited to client needs;

  • Management of a 10+ person innovation services team (internal and external) responsible for delivering to each client, including consultants delivering to bootcamps, sprints and workshops, and relevant business support staff such as communications, administration and partnerships.

  • Input into strategy and operations for Innovation Services as a whole, including regular review of strategy and ensuring compliance with WFP policies in operations including facets such as the use of vendors and sub-contractors, partnerships, contracts and reporting.

  • Input into the impact assessment, developing and monitoring the theory of change of why/how innovation services are helping with client objectives.

  • Working with other innovation service leads to provide oversight for the development and growth of a support community and alumni from which we can engage experts, mentors and partners for all clients.

  • Working closely with other members of the Innovation Accelerator team to maintain a strong single team as we collectively undergo considerable growth.

  • Support the Head of Innovation Services and the Head of the Accelerator with any other activities and tasks as required

The Innovation Services lead will be managing client relationships in multi-year agreements and managing a team to deliver design sprint “bootcamps”, venture advisory support and consulting on teams transitioning to scale. Over time, the Innovation Services leads will work with WFP leadership to refine strategy and operationally deliver innovation services and consolidate WFP’s leadership position in innovation.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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Development Coordination Officer: Partnerships & Development Finance (several positions)
Jul
24
10:30 AM10:30

Development Coordination Officer: Partnerships & Development Finance (several positions)

The UN Development Operations Coordination Office (UN DOCO) is the UN Office at the forefront of coordinating a collaborative contribution to the UN development system, towards its achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

The position is located in the Resident Coordinator Office (RCO) of the Integrated Office of the Office of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG), Resident Coordinator (RC) and Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) (henceforth the Integrated Office) for Central African Republic (CAR), and reports to the Senior Development Coordination Officer, Strategic Planning and Head of the RCO.

Within delegated authority, the Development Coordination Officer (Partnerships and Development Finance) will be responsible for the following duties:

Responsibilities

  1. Assists with the provision of substantive support for strategic planning for and coordination of UN Country Team (UNCT) partnerships

  2. Guides joint resource mobilization for the UNDAF/UNSF

  3. Plans and facilitates substantive support on financing for accelerating the achievement of the SDGs

  4. Conducts knowledge management and capacity development activities

For more information and to view available postings, please click here.

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Information Management and Data Science Internship for Crisis Risk Analysis & Early Warning
Jul
26
5:00 PM17:00

Information Management and Data Science Internship for Crisis Risk Analysis & Early Warning

UNDP’s Strategic Plan (2018-2021) recognizes the importance of contextual analysis, crisis prevention and recovery, and the management of multidimensional risks as fundamental for development.  The Crisis Bureau is responsible for UNDP's corporate crisis-related strategies, vision and priorities for crisis prevention, response, and recovery.  The Bureau supports policy and programme development in keys areas including Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding, Rule of Law and Human Rights, Migration and Displacement, Livelihoods and Economic Recovery, and Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery.

One of the areas of responsibility of UNDP’s Crisis Bureau is to ensure that UNDP is well positioned to anticipate and to respond in the timeliest and most effective manner to crisis, primarily regarding sudden onset crises and complex protracted crises, triggered by natural disasters or armed conflicts alike.  The Crisis and Fragility Policy and Engagement Team provides crisis risk and early warning support to HQ and to Country Offices (COs) to address their needs in contextual risk analysis, adaptation, early action and—acknowledging unique contextual circumstances as well as unique CO requirements—provide tailored support.

To improve UNDP’s crisis risk analysis capabilities, the Crisis Bureau is exploring the targeted use of data science to harness new and emerging technologies such as machine learning / artificial intelligence and alternative data sources such as social media analytics and satellite imagery analysis, to support forecasting collective risks to human development (including risks of disasters, impact of climate change, risk of violent conflict and social unrest) in order to inform preventive action to mitigate the potential effects of crises on affected populations.

In support of UNDP’s engagement on the use of data science for crisis risk analysis and early warning, the Crisis and Fragility Policy and Engagement Team is seeking an information management and data science intern to support the organization's early warning capacities, information gathering and management,  and the development of machine learning tools and competencies.

Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will provide support to the early warning team in its information management and data science tools development activities, particularly related to the further development and operation of the Crisis Risk Dashboard (CRD), which is a data management and visualization platform to track crisis risks.

Information management and tools development support may include:

  • Identifying additional data sources and manage data flows that support crisis risk analysis by engaging in data modeling and database development;

  • Supporting the collection, management, and publishing of documents, data, information, and digital content, using UNDP’s content management systems;

  • Developing customized applications and tools to strengthen CRD data collection, analysis and visualization capabilities;

  • Support the development of training material for the Global Crisis Risk Dashboard

  • Developing customized CRDs that offer country- or issue-based tracking and analysis by designing and developing visual interfaces, human-computer interaction modeling, and usability testing;

  • Researching innovative forms of acquiring data for early warning, particularly in context where data is scarce;

  • Contributing new ideas for improving the CRD in terms of the early warning data, and in terms of how the dashboard is used for effective crisis risk analysis;

  • Other related duties as may be assigned by the Early Warning Programme Specialist.

Machine learning / artificial intelligence tools development support may include:

  • Identifying new use cases for Machine Learning via Crisis Risk Dashboard applications

  • Supporting the development of machine learning models applying structured and unstructured learning including but not limited to regressions, random forest models, clustering models, sentiment analysis, NLP (natural language processing) and Topic Modelling

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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UN WebBuy Application Architect
Jul
27
9:30 AM09:30

UN WebBuy Application Architect

The UN Web Buy team is part of UNOPS Shared Services Centre (SSC), which provides policy advice, operational support, and transactional services to UNOPS offices, and is responsible for the administrative support to HQ and Copenhagen-based personnel.

UN Web Buy (unwebbuyplus.org) is UNOPS e-commerce solution for the humanitarian and development sector. Through UN Web Buy, partners can access UNOPS procurement services for selected commodities based on Long Term Agreements. The platform went through a complete redesign in 2017 and is constantly being updated with new functionality.

The UN Web Buy team is responsible for the UN Web Buy service and for the development and maintenance of the system. The UN Web Buy operations team is based in Copenhagen, from where it provides global procurement services through the UN Web Buy platform.

This position is the first of three in the system development team, which is being relocated to Bangkok.

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Web/Database developer
Jul
29
9:30 AM09:30

Web/Database developer

We are looking for experienced developer who can and likes to be involved in the entire software process from idea to production and likes to work on all layers in an application, from back-end to front-end. Under the supervision of the UNGM Development Team Lead and the UNGM Manager, the web/database developer will further develop the United Nations Global Marketplace, referred to as UNGM. The developer will be a part of a dynamic autonomous Agile Scrum team working closely together with the product owner. Emphasis is put on creative problem solving, collaboration with users, and fostering an active knowledge sharing environment.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Develop and test web applications using Asp.net/SQL Server/JavaScript, MVC, Entity Framework and Unit testing

  • Systems Integration using Web API

  • Implement solutions using Agile Scrum

  • Source control

  • Design Patterns

  • Work in an international team with many different nationalities

  • Participate actively as a team member to deliver added value

  • Proactively solicit and discuss user feedback and support and extend applications as needed

  • Perform other related duties as required

  • The personnel is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS

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Head of Research
Jul
31
9:30 AM09:30

Head of Research

The United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) is a research institute at the intersections of information and communication technology (ICTs) and sustainable development. UNU-CS conducts UN policy-relevant research and generates solutions, addressing key issues expressed in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through high-impact innovations and frontier technologies. Through its research, UNU-CS encourages data-driven and evidence-based actions and policies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. UNU-CS is situated in Macau Special Administrative Region (S.A.R), China, and it is the only UN entity in the city. The Pearl River Delta, which embraces Macau, Hongkong, and Guangdong Province, is considered an emerging Silicon Valley due to its booming economy and technological innovations. The strategic location provides an exciting opportunity for researchers and experts to maximize impact of their work. More info can be found at https://cs.unu.edu

Head of Research

UNU-CS is seeking a Head of Research to invigorate and expand research programmes at the institute, under the supervision of the Institute Director. The ideal candidate is a mid- to late- career academic in the field of information and communication technologies for development (ICTD), human-computer interaction (HCI), data science, communications, or related fields. The selected candidate is expected to work full-time in Macau for the duration of the contract.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Institute Director, the Head of Research will perform the following responsibilities:

  1. Developing a resilient and high-quality research team within the institute

  2. Institute research fundraising strategies

  3. Research quality assurance

  4. Supporting the Director in developing and implementing the Institute Strategic Plan 2020-2024

  5. Increasing the institute’s visibility

  6. Individual research and fundraising 

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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Internship - Public Information
Jul
31
2:30 PM14:30

Internship - Public Information

The Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Management is looking for a talented graphic design intern. Are you passionate about design and ready to support and shape the United Nation’s internal and external communication efforts? Apply for this exciting vacancy in a vibrant, international work environment.

Responsibilities

The Intern will support the development and implementation of a communications plan and approach for the Department of Management, Strategy, Policy and Compliance. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Designing visual content of the Department’s communication with internal and external stakeholders, using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign

  • Designing posters, banners, fliers, infographics and other communications materials following the Department’s visual identity

  • Photo research for printed and online material

  • Helping with the maintenance and value additions to our internal and external websites

  • Provide overall Graphic Design support to the team.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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U-Report Manager, Child Survival and Development Section
Jul
5
to Jul 11

U-Report Manager, Child Survival and Development Section

Under the supervision of the the HIV Specialist the consultancy will develop a U-Report strategy, including youth and partnership engagement modalities that directly contribute to LCO programme results, and provide capacity building to partners on RapidPro.”Additionally the consultant will, develop a subsequent sustainability plan for scalability and in collaboration with the Child Protection Specialist and HIV Specialist, develop a response strategy for child protection and sexual and gender based violence.

The office aims to deploy U-Report for dissemination and collection of several distinct layers of information; specifically, to provide:

  • Information from adolescents and young people on availability and access to information and services in their respective communities

  • Information to adolescents and young people on sexual reproductive health & rights, including HIV

  • Information from adolescents and young people on satisfaction with services and site-specific situation analysis indicators building on the social accountability work embarked by the UNICEF Lesotho Country Office

  • Information from the adolescents and young people on their Knowledge, Attitudes, Behaviours and Practices (KAP)—as a follow-up to the national KAP Survey on SRH/HIV

  • Provide information from adolescents and young people to inform intervention strategies, and, and advocacy with line ministries. Connect adolescents and young people with local CSOs and partner engagement activities

  • Provide information to adolescents on SRHR,violence against children and HIV& AIDS.

  • Respond to reported cases by using referral mechanisms in place to forward issues to the relevant responder.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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Young Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) Fellow
Jun
21
to Jun 30

Young Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) Fellow

The United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) is a research institute at the intersections of information and communication technology (ICTs) and sustainable development. UNU-CS conducts UN policy-relevant research and generates solutions, addressing key issues expressed in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through high-impact innovations and frontier technologies. Through its research, UNU-CS encourages data-driven and evidence-based actions and policies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNU-CS is situated in Macau Special Administrative Region (S.A.R), China, and it is the only UN entity in the city. The Pearl River Delta, which embraces Macau, Hong Kong, and Guangdong Province, is considered an emerging Silicon Valley due to its booming economy and technological innovations. The strategic location provides an exciting opportunity for researchers and experts to maximize the impact of their work. More information can be found at https://cs.unu.edu

Young Information and Communication Technologies and Development Fellowship Programme

UNU-CS welcomes recent PhD graduates to join us and co-create exciting research projects together. To this aim, we are establishing a Young Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) Fellowship programme.

ICTD Fellows will spend one year in residence at UNU-CS in Macau to conduct research in ICTD under the supervision of UNU-CS Principal Researchers and the Head of Research. You will conduct high quality research that can push new frontiers, deepen core research understanding, and/or offer new approaches to long-standing developmental issues in the field of ICTs and sustainable development. Your research outcomes will inform UN policy-making on issues related to ICTs and sustainable development.

The goals of the program are to:

  • contribute to the ICTs and sustainable development research field

  • address global development issues in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • engage academic partners within the UN policy-making process

  • increase our combined research capacity, global reach, and impact

  • keep UNU-CS research abreast of new and emerging scholarship on sustainable development

  • foster an interdisciplinary intellectual community

The selected ICTD Fellows will receive the following benefits:

  • office space in our newly renovated office building, which is part of Macau’s rich cultural heritage

  • free accommodation in UNU-CS’ staff apartment facility in the centre of Macau, a 15 minute walk from the office; you will not pay rent but utilities only (continuous residency is required)

  • economy travel to and from Macau on the first arrival and final departure

  • a stipend, competitive with local market rates

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview, as part of the selection process.

At the end of the fellowship programme, the ICTD Fellows are expected to jointly or independently produce research papers and a UN policy relevant outputs.


For more information and to apply, please click here.

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Head of Exploration (Rwandese Nationals only)
Jun
3
to Jun 6

Head of Exploration (Rwandese Nationals only)

We are building the largest and fastest learning global network of Accelerator Labs (initially setting up 60 labs in 60 countries) embedded within UNDP’s global architecture and country platforms. The new offering builds on the latest thinking from the fields of complexity science, lead user innovation and collective intelligence to accelerate development impact.

Our network will surface and reinforce locally sourced solutions at scale while mobilizing a wide and dynamic partnership of actors contributing knowledge, resources and experience. The idea is to transform our collective approach by introducing new protocols, backed by evidence and practice, which accelerate the testing and dissemination of solutions within and across countries. This will enable the global community to collectively learn from local knowledge and ingenuity at a speed and at a scale that our societies and planet require. This will be achieved by:

-               Building on locally-sourced solutions, finding things that work and expanding on them;

-               Rapid testing and iteration to implement what works and go beyond the obvious solutions;

-               Combining the best understanding, ideas and expertise to generate collective knowledge;

-               Accelerating progress by bringing expertise, creativity and collective intelligence to bear.

The Accelerator Lab will undertake i) external facing interventions addressing priority development challenges, and ii) internally facing experiments to embed new ways of doing development within the existing UNDP portfolio. 

To learn more and to apply, please click here.

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Head of Solutions Mapping
Jun
3
to Jun 17

Head of Solutions Mapping

You are capable and excited about starting, design and managing activities, direct engagement with local communities and collaboration across global networks. You are driven by learning new things, figuring out how they work and translating them across sectors. You tell stories of emergent solutions and you gravitate to solving global development challenges.

You have a natural inclination to interdisciplinarity, cross cultural mindset and cross sectoral experience with the cosmopolitan attraction for diversity.  You are driven by a strong sense of purpose and commitment to make change happen and a keen eye to identify emerging opportunities and ‘at the edge’ trends. You are open to discovery and exploration, capable of articulating insights and ideas through visual thinking, open to serendipity and discovery yet are pragmatic and constructive working with public sector authorities. You are comfortable with ambiquity, capable of zooming out for context and zooming in for content and execution- sharp in pursuit of objectives, fast at adapting and changing course when needed. You have superb compentencies in program and portfolio management, are at ease with decision-making processes and dynamics of different models of governance. 

You are curious, quirky and fun, natural strategic thinkers and a talented designer.  You understand systems, the good, the bad and the ugly, and are capable of working within bureaucracies to make change, leverage technology to extend, enhance and multiply exploration, discovery and execution.  You are digitally savy, you hack tools, and you are keen to be a part of a large global organization exhibiting United Nations values

Duties and Responsibilities

1.       Lead lab efforts in deep community immersion, collective intelligence and solutions mapping

  • Developing and sustaining positive relationships with a range of local community and citizen groups

  • Identifying and training local volunteers, recruiting Universities and think tanks for sustaining long term community outreach and engagement and identification of lead users, providing training and mentoring

  • Translaton of ethnographic and field research findings into learning and action for the acceleration lab activities

  • Design specific field research and participatory methods to focus on the most vulnerable populations and those not usually engaged in public policy debates on development methods

  • Explore, document and increase understanding on emerging methods of tapping into collective intelligence for sustainable development

 2.       Convene the processes of solution intake, assessment and designing prototypes for diffusion

  • Design and implement methodology for intaking indigenous knowledge and local solutions, consolidating, screening and further describing incoming ideas

  • Design criteria/metrics for assessing consolidating incoming local solutions

  • Conduct field research to determine best methods fo making solutions transferable

  • Test the solutions and potential ideas in real life context to understand potential channels of spreading (including identifying private and public sector venues for uptake)

  • Analyse system level issues that local solutions address (and don’t address, therefore exposing gaps)

  • Design of ‘things and tools’ needed to successful scale indigenous knowledge, lead user solutions, turning its insights into systemic change

  • Design methods for integrating collective intellengence into UNDP programmes and engage with programme and project managers to translate ideas into concrete practice

 3.       Undertake cultural and behavioral analyses for the accelerator lab portolio of experiments  

  • Advise on the accelerator lab’s experiment portfolio to ensure experiments are designed based on people’s knowledge, behaviors and peer to peer methods of managing and diffusing knowledge about sustainable development issues.

  • Ensure ethics framework is implemented for the lab’s portfolio of experiments

  • Design methods to test accelerator ideas for their applicability and diffusion

  • Integrate cultural norms, peer to peer methods and behaviorial insights into technology based experiments

  • Convene a broad range of new partners with UNDP including artists, community organizers and emergent movements to explore areas for collaboration on sustainable development 

4.       Work out loud and Organizational Learning

  • Lead communication efforts and proactively use blog and social media to share findings from field research

  • Ensure UNDP’s communication efforts respect privacy and ethics considerations

  • Liaise with the broader Accelerator Lab network and the support team to share learnings and insights from the country-specific experience

  • Help embed solutions mapping lead user methodology within the CO portfolio, design and provide trainings that include various methodologies and steps to identify and work with lead users

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Senior UX/UI Designer
May
21
to May 28
WFP

Senior UX/UI Designer

ShareTheMeal is developed as the first pilot project of the WFP Innovation Accelerator, part of the Innovation and Change Management Division, which aims to combine start-up lean thinking with non-profit projects to reduce food insecurity and malnutrition. This division reports to the Chief of Staff of WFP and seeks to create value through prioritizing and better harnessing innovative ideas, as well as scaling up transformative projects to a global level.

The ShareTheMeal app was launched in 2015 and currently has more than one million users. The team, located in Berlin, is focused on growing the user base and increasing engagement of existing users through marketing and communication initiatives as well as further developing the app to include new and innovative features.

 ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: 

 The Consultant, reporting to the Head of the ShareTheMeal initiative, is expected to:

  1. Lead, with the Head of Product and Tech and the Product Manager, the development of a state-of-the-art UX and UI

    1. Gather and validate business and end-user requirements

    2. Design user journeys based on the needs and the limitations of the users and of the context of use

    3. Develop wireframes, prototypes, storyboards, user flows, animations and mockups of new/optimized features

    4. Prepare and iterate visual assets and pixel-perfect layout specifications for the native mobile apps, working hand in hand with our Android and iOS developers and QA

    5. Ensure that usability principles and UX best practices are followed and define specifications for user interface behaviours

    6. Test the designs with end users at different stages of the product development cycle and refine the interface based on the findings to minimize fixes and rework during development

    7. Provide Quality Assurance on the correct implementation of interface designs and behaviour

  2. Manage ShareTheMeal's graphic design resources on a day-to-day basis

    1. Coordinate graphic design tasks across UX/UI, marketing assets and video

    2. Mentor and guide the Junior Graphic designer, the Video Editor and volunteer supporters

  3. Continue to develop a strong visual identity for ShareTheMeal

    1. Refine the brand identity

    2. Ensure a coherent visual identity across different channels

  4. Maintain strong coordination with the Communications, Advocacy and Marketing Division (CAM) and the Information Technology Division (TEC) on issues related to WFP’s visual branding, Human-Centred Design, User Interface Guidelines, and other design & technology standards

  5. Support other activities as required

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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Business Intelligence Analyst
May
21
to May 23
WFP

Business Intelligence Analyst

ShareTheMeal is developed as the first pilot project of the WFP Innovation Accelerator, part of the Innovation and Change Management Division, which aims to combine start-up lean thinking with non-profit projects to reduce food insecurity and malnutrition. This division reports to the Chief of Staff, Office of the Executive Director, of WFP and seeks to create value through prioritizing and better harnessing innovative ideas, as well as scaling up transformative projects to a global level.

The ShareTheMeal app was launched in 2015 and currently has more than 1,000,000 users. The team, located in Berlin, is focused on further developing the app to include new and innovative features, and on increasing the engagement of existing users and growing the user base through marketing and communication initiatives.

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The Consultant, reporting to the Head of Operations for the ShareTheMeal initiative, is expected to:

  1. Develop self-driven analyses on customer giving patterns and product usage and derive clear and actionable recommendations for business decisions

  2. Refining our user segmentation and triggers for marketing automation

  3. Design and implement experiments to evaluate the impact of product optimizations and new features by defining key metrics

  4. Measuring the effectiveness of marketing campaigns and developing our understanding of marketing attribution modelling

  5. Collaborate with Product and Tech, Marketing and Management to define and track relevant business goals

  6. Help foster a data-driven culture throughout our team and apply best practices

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Digital Media and Content Officer
May
9
to May 12

Digital Media and Content Officer

  • UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Digital Medal and Content Officer will be expected to:

  • Monitor news media, social media and other key sources to identify relevant content for publicationon PreventionWeb, as per PreventionWeb content strategy and editorial policy.

  • Maintain PreventionWeb content monitoring system and suggest new content sources.

  • Draft headlines, abstracts, captions and other text. Format entries with taxonomy, images, and related links to ensure comprehensiveness, timeliness, reliability of content published in PreventionWeb knowledge base.

  • Process user submissions and liaise with users as necessary. Answer public inquiries.

  • Create social media content (such as tweets, social tiles, surveys etc) to promote PreventionWebproducts and services and support UNDRR advocacy efforts.

  • Curate content from the knowledge base to create editorial packages on selected topics.

  • Conduct outreach activities to improve use and awareness of PreventionWeb products and services

  • Develop training material and user manuals, trains staff in use of content management system.

  • Monitor and analyse web and social media analytics

  • Contribute to developing, updating, maintaining and implementing editorial policies, contentmanagement guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures, and outreach strategies.

  • Provide input to technological development of site features from the editorial perspective.

  • Identify issues and trends in digital media and advise on appropriate action/responses

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UN Youth Volunteer in Digital Media and Content Officer
May
8
to May 12

UN Youth Volunteer in Digital Media and Content Officer

  • UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The UN Volunteer Digital media officer will:

  • Monitor news media, social media and other key sources to identify relevant content for publication on PreventionWeb, as per PreventionWeb content strategy and editorial policy.

  • Maintain PreventionWeb content monitoring system and suggest new sources.

  • Draft headlines, abstracts, captions and other text. Format entries with taxonomy, images, and relatedlinks to ensure comprehensiveness, timeliness, reliability of content published in PreventionWebknowledge base.

  • Process user submissions and liaise with users as necessary. Answer public inquiries.

  • Create and edit visual assets for social media and other digital products. Create social media content to promote PreventionWeb products and services and support UNDRR advocacy efforts.

  • Curate content from the knowledge base to create editorial packages on selected topics.

  • Provide assistance to UNDRR staff in the use of the content management system.

  • Provide input to technological development of site features from the editorial perspective.

  • Perform other related duties as required. Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

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Core Operations /New Ventures Consultant
Apr
26
to May 10
WFP

Core Operations /New Ventures Consultant

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency fighting hunger. WFP reaches more than 80 million people every day - delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with smallholder farmers, communities and governments to improve nutrition and build resilience. 

The WFP Innovation Accelerator has been named one of the top 10 innovative companies 2017 by FastCompany for operating a real startup accelerator to disrupt global hunger at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

It identifies, supports and scales high potential solutions to hunger worldwide - both WFP innovators and external start-ups with $50-100K cash (equity free), hands-on support by our New Venture Consultants and access to WFP's global operations in developing countries in a 3-6 months sprint programme. The most promising innovations are supported in scaling further.  

Based in Munich, Germany, we are currently a team of 35 innovators, with over 20 different nationalities and a diverse background, e.g. as serial entrepreneurs, startup accelerator managers, management/HCD consultants, entrepreneurs-in-residence focused on building businesses or experts in developing country innovation. Lean start-up and human-centered design (HCD) approaches are at the core of everything we do.

We have built partnerships with leading innovation organisations such as Singularity University, XPRIZE and the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech). Several private sector partners and high-net-worth individuals support WFP in their work in disrupting global hunger, such as Google and others. 

We support the next-level innovation for WFP’s operations, such as Building Blocks, using blockchain technology for e-wallets for people receiving cash-transfers;  EMPACT, connecting refugees to online work after a 12 week training H2Grow (Hydroponics), helps refugees grow food in desert areas or camps; Farm to Market Alliance – an alliance between WFP and 7 private sector entities purchasing food from smallholder farmers and providing credit, and agricultural inputs as for profit business model, or new startups that could help make a difference to end hunger.

As the Accelerator team, we support other entrepreneurs (could be WFP innovators or external startups, NGOs, companies) to take their innovations to the next level – either getting ideas to the first proof of concept or already implemented solutions to the next scale-up.

The Accelerator Operations team drives the whole process from startup/innovation sourcing, across the innovation pipeline into our sprint programme into our scale-up enablement programme. Part of the role is to drive these processes and keep on improving them. Experience with a startup accelerator, the early stage venture-backed company ecosystem or corporate innovation / technology teams is preferred.

The candidate will be expected to:

  1. Support and drive the development of a healthy startup/innovation pipeline (both external and internal teams)

  2. Drive startups/innovations forward during the sprint programme phase

  3. Support other accelerator activities

To learn more and to apply, please click here.

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