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.
To learn more and apply, please click here.