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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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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.

To learn more and apply, please click here.

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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

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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Blockchain Developer
Nov
16
to Dec 16

Blockchain Developer

This consultancy provides the following support in the Blockchain Team, UNICEF Ventures. In your role as blockchain developer, you will be expected to contribute in the following ways:

1)  Technical Build:

  • Lead the development and deployment of various blockchain related prototypes (note that our team is platform agnostic, and therefore prototypes may be built on various platforms)

  • Contribute to prototypes developed in conjunction with partners (within the UN and externally)

  • Manage the technical environments of such prototypes

2)  Technical Advisory:

  • Act as an advisor to the blockchain startups that UNICEF Ventures invest in, assist the teams in working through challenges, refer to them to additional resources, or act as a connector to mentors

  • Participate in ideation and design of blockchain prototypes. This may include, requirements gathering, architectural design, and technology roadmap

3)  Ecosystem engagement:

  • Engage internally with the blockchain lead, as well as other developers

  • Collaborate with external partners on prototypes or learning

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