Innovation Facility Intern
Mar
14
to Apr 2

Innovation Facility Intern

Under the direct supervision and guidance of Director of the Innovation Facility, the intern will assist the Innovation Facility by: Conducting research; drafting substantive inputs; supporting internal and external communication; and assisting in the overall coordination of the work of the Innovation Facility.

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Internship - Junior Cybersecurity Policy Analyst
Mar
15
to Mar 31

Internship - Junior Cybersecurity Policy Analyst

Research policy and technical issues related to the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in relation to global challenges, identifying key issues to be followed up by ITU. Based on the profile of the candidate issues to be included could cover issues such as cybersecurity, sustainability, digital inclusion or internet public policy issues, among others.

  1. Follow up discussions at the UN level in the areas covered by the research, supporting ITU participation at selected ITU and UN events linked to the areas covered in the research, for a, such as the cybersecurity and SDGs, among others.

  2. Produce briefings, content and background reports supporting the development of ITU strategy and position on the issues covered in the research. The content produced may be featured in ITU official documents, communication channels, as well as in future ITU publications.

  3. Support data gathering on ICT networks, services and applications, as well as on the use of ICTs, organizing, processing and analyzing for ITU databases and websites.

  4. Support the organization of ITU events related to the issues covered in the research, engaging with external partners to coordinate content, speakers, follow up actions and logistics before, during and after each event.

  5. Support ITU delegation participating in meetings, workshops and conferences organized by external organizations. This activity includes liaising with external counterparts and supporting ITU delegation during meetings.

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Head of Climate Change & Emergency Telecommunications
Mar
15
to Apr 7

Head of Climate Change & Emergency Telecommunications

Under the direction of the Chief, Projects and Knowledge Management Department, the incumbent:

  • Provides strategic and expert advice to the Chief of the Department on matters related of ICTs and disaster risk reduction and management, emergency telecommunications, e-waste and climate change.

  • Leads and manages the Division in the overall formulation, planning and coordination of relevant activities in these core areas. Develops Division operational plans and strategies based on integrating broad ITU telecommunication development strategies and priorities.

  • Liaises with other relevant ITU programmes, regional and international organizations, the private sector and relevant stakeholders with the objective of strengthening existing partnerships; identifies and builds new, innovative partnerships and creates synergies and new alliances so as to maximize the impact and outreach of the Division's work and activities.

  • Studies and reviews telecommunication trends, technologies and new developments to identify opportunities of ICTs in the context of disaster management and disaster risk reduction, e-waste and climate change; identifies and contributes to relevant studies, workshops and projects to be developed and carried out by the Division.

  • Follows discussions and participates in meetings related to the UN's work on disaster risk reduction and management, climate change and e-waste, including with UNISDR, WMO, and the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster, the E-waste Coalition and the Global E-waste Statistics.

  • Represents BDT during conferences relevant to the priority areas of the Division; plans and coordinates the preparation of management reports, position papers, articles and inputs to speeches.

  • Makes recommendations on areas that the Division should focus on in terms of increasing awareness and delivering technical assistance to countries in terms of disaster risk reduction and management, emergency telecommunications, climate change and e-waste.

  • Develops ITU-D's activities on emergency telecommunications for environmental protection, climate mitigation and adaptation, and for humanitarian crisis and response, in particular with international humanitarian aid agencies and actors within and outside the UN system.

  • Performs other related duties which may be assigned by the Chief of Department.

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Associate Communications Officer
Mar
15
to Mar 31

Associate Communications Officer

Are you a Communications graduate interested in working in a stimulating international environment, like we have in the United Nations system? Would you like to start your career with a versatile position involving internal, client and public communications? Do you have the outgoing personality and innovative mindset to take up the challenge? Then join ICC as an Associate Communications Officer, and contribute to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.

To learn more and apply, please click here.

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Internship
Mar
8
to Mar 17

Internship

As a UNICEF Innovation Intern you will get to work on a specific project of strategic value to the team. You’ll get to present your ideas and outputs. You'll also receive mentoring and career advice from members of the multidisciplinary team and importantly, have a fun and inspiring internship experience.

Your assignment will include: 

Innovation business expansion 

  • Support the development of a national strategy for sourcing and deal-flow for the Innovation Fund and opportunities within the UNICEF Country Programme that could benefit from collaborations with the start-up ecosystem;

  • Mapping relevant stakeholders including media partners from the entrepreneurial and technological ecosystems; Mapping relevant start-ups that the UNICEF Innovation Fund can invest in;

  • Assist to develop communications assets and plans for the Innovation Fund at the national level including translate English materials to Chinese;

  • Organise and coordinate info-sessions for interested start-ups to explain them about our criteria of investment;

  • Support possible in-bound/out-bound innovation business missions.

Thematic research

  • Desk research on the development, application and opportunities of various frontier technologies;

  • Scouting research on emerging trend of innovation and related development in China.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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Information Technology Officer
Feb
25
to Mar 15
FAO

Information Technology Officer

The Information Technology Officer will focus on digital agriculture and food, supporting youth, gender and self-employed entrepreneurs in the agricultural and food sector, working to overcome barriers of adoption and promoting digital inclusion strategies that unlock new market opportunities and deliver significant socio-economic benefits transforming the small farmers’ economic, social, and technological environment.

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Policy Engagement Officer (For Indonesian Nationals only)
Feb
20
to Mar 4

Policy Engagement Officer (For Indonesian Nationals only)

As PLJ evolved, it has recognised the need for a much more focused approach on ensuring that its knowledge products can be used effectively by a wider range of stakeholders outside of the lab, in particular, policy makers of partner governments. PLJ is seeking a Policy Engagement Officer to spearhead the lab’s efforts to bridge between its research and the use of this research by policy makers. 

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Innovation Facility Project Specialist
Feb
13
to Feb 22

Innovation Facility Project Specialist

The primary function of the Consultant is to provide project management and implementation support to the Innovation Facility, to Regional Portfolio Teams and Country Offices; design, track, monitor and report innovation related corporate performance indicators; support the constant upgrade of monitoring and evaluation systems for innovation; support the Global Advisor with support services on innovation for internal clients and with outreach to external partners.

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Graphic Designer
Feb
6
to Feb 28

Graphic Designer

Under the guidance of the Head, Product Management Unit, the Graphic Designer will work as part of the marketing team to develop and deliver designs for marketing, sales and promotional materials for ICAO events, products and services.

Major duties & responsibilities:

  1. Support ICAO product branding initiatives related to existing and new events (i.e., conferences and symposia)

  2. Provide graphic design support and promotional activities for ICAO periodicals and UnitingAviation.com online magazine and SkyTalk Live Streaming Events

  3. Develop and design marketing, sales and promotional material for ICAO events

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DevOps Engineer
Feb
5
to Feb 12

DevOps Engineer

HDX requires an experienced AWS Dev/Ops Engineer with the technical skills to work with the existing Dev/Ops team and the wider HDX team to create an optimised environment on AWS for the HDX platform.

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Urban Innovation Specialist
Feb
1
to Feb 15

Urban Innovation Specialist

The objective of this consultancy is to provide research and project management support across a diversity of UNICEF Innovation projects, including but not limited to: urban innovation project work with Country Offices, the high profile partnerships around urban innovation, the Gates Grand Challenge urban work, and other high profile partnership activities.

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Young Innovators Fellowship Programme
Feb
1
to Feb 28

Young Innovators Fellowship Programme

The United Nations Volunteers programme and the UN Population Fund are partnering on a Young Innovators Fellowship Programme for 2019. This programme will provide young people with the opportunity to engage in a structured programme to drive innovation, creativity and to deliver concrete results in UNFPA.

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Innovation Specialist
Jan
28
to Feb 7

Innovation Specialist

The Innovation Specialist is responsible for identifying opportunities to use existing and new data collection systems to strengthen the country projects and programmes involving citizens and/or youth as beneficiaries. The Innovation Specialist acts to build capacity in both the country office across all sections, partners and government stakeholders inclusive of all levels within the hierarchy. The Innovation Specialist is responsible for initiating and coordinating ongoing and new Innovation projects for UNICEF Nigeria and partners, and for providing ongoing technical support to each programme team in the design and implementation of their respective Innovation flagship initiative(s).

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Head of Solutions Mapping
Jan
28
to Feb 22

Head of Solutions Mapping

UNDP is 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.

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Head of Experimentation
Jan
28
to Feb 22

Head of Experimentation

UNDP is 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.

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Head of Exploration
Jan
28
to Feb 22

Head of Exploration

UNDP is 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.

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Web Content Management (Internship)
Jan
15
to Jan 25

Web Content Management (Internship)

The Office of Innovation is a creative, interactive, and agile team in UNICEF. We sit at a unique intersection, where an organization that works on huge global issues meets the startup thinking, the technology, and the partners that turn this energy into scalable solutions.

UNICEF's Office of Innovation creates opportunities for the world's children by focusing on where new markets can meet their vital needs. We do this by:

  • Connecting youth communities (or more broadly -- anyone disconnected or under-served) to decision-makers, and to each other, to deliver informed, relevant and sustained programmes that build better, stronger futures for children.

  • Provoking change for children through an entrepreneurial approach -- in a traditionally risk-averse field -- to harness rapidly moving innovations and apply them to serve the needs of all children.

  • Creating new models of partnership that leverage core business values across the public, private and academic sectors in order to deliver fast, and lasting results for children.

Main responsibilities will be:

  • Building, updating, and managing website content for www.unicef.org/innovation

    • Migrate old content/blogs to new website

    • Produce written content about UNICEF Innovation’s ongoing work.

    • Support in designing new landing pages (e.g data science research work, about the team)

    • Source multimedia assets to use

    • Advise on page layout, data visualizations, and other graphic enhancements

    • Provide recommendations on new pages to develop and site architecture.

  • Supporting UNICEF Innovation’s digital marketing efforts

    • Develop a more robust digital and social media content calendar

    • Conduct social media research to reach new followers with engaging content.

    • Support in developing social media strategies around ongoing UNICEF Innovation initiatives.

    • Plan, manage and implement a mini campaign or other independent project.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. degree programme majoring in marketing, communications, digital media, or related fields of study, or have graduated within the past two years.  Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

  • Have excellent or very good academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.

  • Have excellent communication and writing skills.

  • Have knowledge in managing blogs, building online websites, or have experience working with content management systems.

  • Have basic knowledge of using design tools like the Adobe Creative Suite – not required but an advantage.

  • Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office.

  • Have no other relatives in the line of authority which the intern will report to.

  • Additional consideration will be given for any related experience.

  • Fluency in English and basic computer skills are required.

To learn more and apply, please click here.

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Satellite Imagery Analysis (Internship)
Jan
15
to Jan 25

Satellite Imagery Analysis (Internship)

The Office of Innovation is a creative, interactive, and agile team in UNICEF. We sit at a unique intersection, where an organization that works on huge global issues meets the startup thinking, the technology, and the partners that turn this energy into scalable solutions.
 
UNICEF's Office of Innovation creates opportunities for the world's children by focusing on where new markets can meet their vital needs. We do this by:

  • Connecting youth communities (or more broadly -- anyone disconnected or under-served) to decision-makers, and to each other, to deliver informed, relevant and sustained programmes that build better, stronger futures for children.

  • Provoking change for children through an entrepreneurial approach -- in a traditionally risk-averse field -- to harness rapidly moving innovations and apply them to serve the needs of all children.

  • Creating new models of partnership that leverage core business values across the public, private and academic sectors in order to deliver fast, and lasting results for children.

The Office of Innovation specifically looks to form partnerships around frontier technologies (like drones and UAVs, blockchain, 21st century skills, urban technologies, new banking tools, wearables and sensors, or 3D-Printing) that exist at the intersection of $100 billion business markets and 1 billion person needs – and to identify how they can grow and scale profitably and inclusively.

Main responsibilities will be:

  • Supporting magic box team’s work to map school locations and to assess impacts of disasters around schools using deep learning algorithms and satellite imagery

  • Supporting magic box team in preparing and processing satellite imagery and geospatial data

  • Supporting the science team in getting a deeper understanding of the available data, e.g. representativeness, bias, etc.

  • Exploring various deep learning algorithms and libraries and make suggestions

  • Visualizing, interpreting, and communicating findings to the team, UNICEF country offices, and the broader public.

To qualify as an advocate for every child, you will…

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. programme in remote sensing, computer science or related field, or have graduated within the past two years. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.

  • Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office.

  • Have no other relatives in the line of authority which the intern will report to.

  • Additional consideration will be given for any past experience.

  • Have expertise in deep learning algorithms application on satellite imagery

  • Have experience with geospatial data analysis and visualization (including shapefile/raster mapping)

  • Have excellent programming skills: Python (preferred) or R.

  • Fluency in English is required.

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Open Source Tech and Community Mentor (Remote & Part-time)
Jan
14
to Jan 25

Open Source Tech and Community Mentor (Remote & Part-time)

How can you make a difference?

The UNICEF Innovation Fund has been specifically designed to finance early stage, open-source technology that can benefit children. The core motivation of the Innovation Fund is to identify "clusters" or portfolios of initiatives around emerging technology - so that UNICEF can both shape markets and also learn about and guide these technologies to benefit children. We invest in solutions that can impact the lives of the most vulnerable children. We find these solutions clustered around $100 billion industries in frontier technology spaces, such as: UAVs, virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, nano-satellites, and human dynamics.

With $17.9M raised to date, the Innovation Fund is scaling its investment portfolio with the aim of investing in 20 start-ups every year. The current portfolio of 25 companies consists of several cohorts of companies developing and piloting solutions in virtual and augmented reality, data science and artificial intelligence, blockchain, IoT, and in assistive technology. The Innovation Fund is looking for part-time, remotely based mentors to focus on supporting portfolio companies in developing in the open, building communities around their solutions and engaging strategically with relevant networks.

Main Responsibilities will be:

  • Provide ongoing technical assistance to six Innovation Fund portfolio companies to ensure compliance with Innovation Fund requirements on open source

  • Develop, document, and implement a replicable process to build, manage, and leverage open source communities and networks for portfolio companies

  • Guide technical integration and establishment of open source platforms based on individual solutions developed by portfolio companies

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Software Developer Intern
Dec
12
to Jan 9

Software Developer Intern

Background Information - Job-specific

Global Pulse is a flagship innovation initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General on big data. Its vision is a future in which big data and AI are harnessed and used responsibly as a public good. Its mission is to accelerate discovery, development and scaled adoption of data innovation for sustainable development and humanitarian action. To this end, Global Pulse will work to promote awareness of the opportunities Big Data presents for sustainable development and humanitarian action, forge public-private data sharing partnerships, generate high-impact analytical tools and approaches through its network of Pulse Labs, and drive broad adoption of useful innovations across the UN System.

Global Pulse implements data innovation programs through its Pulse Labs to provide UN and development partners with access to the data, tools and expertise required to discover new uses of big data and AI for development. Global Pulse develops toolkits, applications and platforms to improve data-driven decision-making and support evaluation of promising solutions.

Functional Responsibilities:

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Data Engineer, the intern will:

  • Contribute to the efforts of the team in defining, designing and building tools harnessing big data to address global challenges;

  • Assist in the development of software tools to extract, process and analyze data sets from a variety of sources;

  • Maintain data monitoring systems that ingest real time information coming from radio streams and social media data;

  • Support the development of backend systems;

  • Document processes and workflows related to the use and maintenance of big data software platforms.

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Innovation Accelerator - Business Operations Consultant
Dec
7
to Dec 21

Innovation Accelerator - Business Operations Consultant

  • WFP Innovation Accelerator, Munich, Germany (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

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 small holder 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 Fast Company 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, hands-on support by our New Venture Consultants and access to WFP's global operations in developing countries in a 3-6 month sprint programme. The most promising innovations are supported in scaling further. For more information visit: http://innovation.wfp.org  

Based in Munich, Germany, we are currently a team of 28 innovators, with over 20 different nationalities and a diverse background, e.g. as serial entrepreneurs, management/HCD consultants 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, 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;  Tech for Food, connecting refugees to online work after a 12 week training H2Grow / hydroponics, helps refugees grow food in desert areas or camps; FarmToMarketAlliance – 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 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.

Most of the team is based in Munich, Germany and some colleagues are based in locations such as Ethiopia, Lebanon and Kenya.

WFP offers a competitive compensation package, including a honorarium and living allowance ( Living allowance of USD 2,500 monthly does not apply for candidates that are based in the Munich area. I.e. Munich-based candidates will have a lower total package).  The total net package is expected in the range of USD5,000-USD 6,500 per month. The actual amount will be determined by WFP HR considering the selected candidate’s relevant qualifications and experience.

The Business Operations team is led by the International Business Development Lead and reports directly to the Head of Innovation Accelerator. It encompasses core business and management functions such as HR, procurement as well as building and maintaining partnerships with private sector.

 

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbent, reporting to the International Business Development Lead, WFP Innovation Accelerator, is expected to:

1)  Drive forward core Accelerator business operations activities supporting the International Business Development Lead:

     a.  Recruitment and Human Resources

  • Drive the process from vacancy announcement, applications review, interview management and candidate communications with the recruiting team

  • Support general team communication activities such as new employee induction, regular team meetings, team surveys, performance management processes

      b.  Procurement process sherpa

  • Work with individual innovation project teams, providing expert advice, deriving best practices and templates from procurement actions and support procurement actions of the Accelerator and teams

       c.  Participate and carry out discussions with colleagues in other divisions to align on procurement and HR activities

       d.  Provide project management support for accelerator business operation activities

       e.  Execute any other task as required

2)  Support building a strong innovation platform and network

     a.  Support the building of strong partnerships within the Munich ecosystem with the external innovation community globally

     b.  Prepare materials for engagement external innovation community to act as partners to drive forward innovations with potential for zero hunger

     c.  Assist in planning of workshops and events

     d.  Contribute to improvement of business procedures and processes

3)  Support the innovation accelerator build-up, administration & management

      a.  Collate information and provide analysis & content preparation (powerpoint presentations, reports, briefs, etc) for corporate priority topics and executive management meetings

      b.  Participate and carry out discussions with colleagues in other divisions or external stakeholders

      c.  Support core processes of the Innovation Accelerator (e.g. innovation challenge; innovation bootcamps; sprint programme; thought leadership; scale-up enablement) as required

      d.  Support the International Business Development Lead, the Head of the Innovation Accelerator, the Director Innovation & Change Management Division  with any other activities as required

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Innovation Accelerator - New Ventures Consultant
Dec
7
to Dec 21

Innovation Accelerator - New Ventures Consultant

  • WFP Innovation Accelerator, Munich, Germany (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

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 small holder 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 Fast Company 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, hands-on support by our New Venture Consultants and access to WFP's global operations in developing countries in a 3-6 month sprint programme. The most promising innovations are supported in scaling further. For more information visit: http://innovation.wfp.org  

Based in Munich, Germany, we are currently a team of 28innovators, with over 20 different nationalities and a diverse background, e.g. as serial entrepreneurs, management/HCD consultants 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;  Tech for Food, connecting refugees to online work after a 12 week training; H2Grow / hydroponics, helps refugees grow food in desert areas or camps; FarmToMarketAlliance – 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. We either remote coach teams or co-locate New Venture Consultants in the developing countries with the teams where the innovation’s user is also located for a 3-6 month period, helping drive the innovation/startup very much like a co-founder in a startup would.

Most of the team is based in Munich, Germany and some colleagues are based in locations such as Ethiopia, Lebanon and Kenya, but every New Ventures Consultant is also expected to travel to developing countries for shorter business trips. Furthermore, you would need to be available to for deployment in developing countries for a duration of 3-6 months or longer side by side with innovations of startups. Countries could be any of the 83 countries where WFP operates and has included Lebanon, Jordan, Tanzania, Iraq, Uganda,  Kenya, Cambodia, el Salvador, Colombia and others in the past.

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Graphic Designer (Consultant)
Dec
7
to Dec 21

Graphic Designer (Consultant)

  • WFP Innovation Accelerator, Munich, Germany (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The WFP Innovation Accelerator has been named one of the top 10 innovative companies 2017 by Fast Company 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, hands-on support by our New Venture Consultants and access to WFP's global operations in developing countries in a 3-6 month sprint programme. The most promising innovations are supported in scaling further.  For more information visit: http://innovation.wfp.org  

Based in Munich, Germany, we are currently a team of 28 innovators, with over 20 different nationalities and a diverse background, e.g. as serial entrepreneurs, management/HCD consultants 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;  Tech for Food, connecting refugees to online work after a 12 week training; H2Grow / hydroponics, helps refugees grow food in desert areas or camps; FarmTo MarketAlliance – an alliance between WFP and 7 private sector entities purchasing food from small holder 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 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.

Most of the team is based in Munich, Germany and some colleagues are based in locations such as Ethiopia, Lebanon and Kenya.

The Graphic Design Consultant will:

  • Produce digital and print graphic materials and graphic components of video and web products, helping create and maintain a contemporary Accelerator style in line with the WFP branding parameters.

  • Conceptualize, design and prepare layouts for myriad digital and print materials, including reports, fact sheets, infographics, posters, fliers, brochures, invitations, certificates, banners, greeting cards and more.

  • Design graphic elements for innovation.wfp.org and WFP Innovation Accelerator social media platforms, refreshing the contents and stylistically conforming the elements for an improved viewing experience.

  • Conceptualize and prepare graphic elements for fundraising and visibility campaigns.

  • Collaborate with the wider Communications team and in particular with the Graphic Design & Publications team.

  • Support the Head of the Innovation Accelerator and the Director of Innovation with any other activities as required.

To read more and apply, please click here.

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UX Savvy Full Stack Developer
Dec
3
to Dec 17
FAO

UX Savvy Full Stack Developer

Technical Focus

The Full Stack Developer, in close collaboration with the Information Technology Officer (Digital In

novation), is responsible for the implementation of the Digital Agriculture Engagement Community of Practice.

Key results

Technical development and implementation of a coherent, sustainable integrated Digital Agriculture Community of Practice.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Build a framework of cooperation and facilitate collaboration between FAO and strategic partners to provide people in rural and remote areas access to the best and most suitable experiences with ICTs in order to reduce the lack of information and communication

  • Advice, discuss and provide technical expertise on Sustainable Digital Solutions, tools, frameworks and techniques, with a specific focus on Digital Value Added Services in the field.

  • Assess and continuously improve the usability and mobile delivery mechanisms of the implemented digital platform solution for key technical information and knowledge of FAO and partners to reach the last mile.

  • Implement an innovative environment that bring together stakeholders in the development and sharing of ideas, resources and ICT solutions aimed at improving livelihoods and incomes of rural communities.

  • Implement a feasible Mobile First approach and lean digital solutions for key information exchange.

  • Responsible for development blogs about design choices of the CAPEX project

  • Analyse findings and capitalizes lessons learned and recommendations

  • Support the effective communication of results in close collaboration with the Digital Innovation officer

  • Support the implementation of new features

  • Participate in capacity development activities, conferences and meetings, as required

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