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. In addition to leading on our team’s urban work, this consultant will be responsible for overseeing the Children+AI initiative, which will entail: coordinating with partners to identify and pursue research deliverables, synthesizing research into meaningful, external-facing outputs, identifying and building relationships with relevant partners, designing workshops and events as necessary, and related activities. The consultant should be self-motivated to provide support to a diverse team even under tight time constraints.
We seek someone who works closely with the Partnerships Team while also taking initiative on projects. The specialist must be comfortable working with colleagues in different geographies to understand their project needs and translate them into concrete solutions.
The ideal candidate will be an urban planner who has experience working with international contexts and who is able to toggle between a number of projects at the same time. The ideal candidate must have a strong sense of UNICEF’s programmes and goals, who expresses a passion for innovating for social impact through their portfolio, who has experience communicating easily with a diverse range of staff - designers and non-designers alike - and who has a knack for extrapolating information from team members that can be translated into simplified and articulate ways.
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