Global Pulse is an innovation initiative in the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General. Our focus is harnessing new digital data to help the public sector understand more expediently how communities are coping with the impacts of global crises. To this end, Global Pulse is developing a 21st Century approach to impact monitoring, building social software for evidence-based decision making, and establishing a network of “Pulse Labs” to mainstream the use of real-time data analysis into development policy.
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, in close collaboration with relevant corporate units; support the Global Advisor with support services on innovation for internal clients and with outreach to external partners.
In order for UNICEF to create more enabling policies and effectively implement digital literacy programs, it is necessary to take stock of the current developments in this field - in general and within UNICEF - and to begin to map a plan for the Organization taking into account UNICEF’s mandate, field presence and its comparative advantage. UNICEF is looking for a Consultant to produce a scoping paper on digital literacy and skills based on a broad scoping review and analysis.
This is a writing and production role which would involve creating and implementing a communications and partnerships strategy for an “alpha-stage venture of a platform which acts as a ‘GitHub for Good’, with a blockchain underlayer. It will be structured as a “GAVI for information.” The platform will bring together public and private partners to enable governments to identify and deploy packages of digital goods (for example, U-Report or the Global Digital Library), and can be easily added to/extended/and built on.
Deliver a working alpha version of a product which acts as a ‘GitHub for Good’, with a blockchain underlayer, creating a product that governments can use to identify and deploy packages of digital goods (for example, U-Report or the Global Digital Library) and that can be easily added to/extended/and built on. This core product is “the Platform”, which will be structured as a “GAVI for information.”