GBV Technology Consultant

United Nations Children's Fund

New York, United States of America

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does - in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life - in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions - her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens - addressing inequity - not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital.
Related to this mission, UNICEF is directly involved in addressing gender-based violence (GBV) in some of the world’s most intense and complex conflicts and disasters. GBV in its various forms constitutes a global crisis which undermines social and economic progress; as one of the world’s greatest human rights violations, GBV must be addressed to ensure universal rights and principles with regard to equality, security, liberty, integrity and dignity of human beings. Preventing and responding to gender-based violence in emergencies (GBViE) is recognized as a life-saving measure and an essential component of humanitarian action. As a lead agency in addressing GBViE, UNICEF has expanded its on-the-ground programming in recent years and made prevention and risk mitigation of, and response to GBViE one of its targeted priorities in its new Strategic and Gender Action Plans (GAP) 2022-2025, as well as in the new Child Protection Strategy. GBViE contributes to the results under Goal Area 3 and is also now a cross-cutting priority across the new Strategic Plan-, making GBV risk mitigation one of UNICEF’s change strategies and a key contributor across all Goal Areas.
Scope of Work:

Under the supervision of the Child Protection Specialist (GBViE Innovation and Service Delivery), the consultant will be responsible for the completion of the following deliverables:
  • Support the progressive transfer of the eRPW administration in existing implementation contexts;
  • Support the deployment of Laaha in additional contexts.
  • The consultancy will be home-based with travels to emergency-affected contexts relevant to the above tasks, as feasible.
  • Bachelors degree/ University degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or related technical field.
Language Proficiency:
  • Fluency in written and oral English is required.
  • Fluency in French, Spanish or Arabic is considered an asset for this role.
Work experience:
  • At least six years of experience in supporting and coordinating tech project activities across a large organization and with other international partner organizations.
  • Specific experience as a product manager for users in emerging markets.
  • Experience preferably including GBV programming in humanitarian contexts.
  • Progressively responsible professional work experience in communication, technology fields, youth participation and gender, some of which should be in an international setting.
  • Experience in managing projects with strong technology components.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)®, PRINCE2 certification and/or MBA from a recognized university or college are a plus.
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodology and Software development project management using GitHub e.g., Pivotal Tracker, Redmine, Trello, etc.
  • Technical skills and track record on Apps development processes.
  • Innovative thinker who can also translate ideas into practical applications.
  • A strong understanding of UNICEF programmes, communication, technology, user-centered design, youth participation and partnership goals.
  • Deep understanding of GBV guiding principles and what it means to provide a survivor-centered response.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to manage relationships with UNICEF partners, including women and girls.
  • Proven skills in communication, networking, strategic thinking, advocacy, negotiation, and ability to relate this to new media and young people.
  • Proven capacity to work with and lead collaborative teams across different locations and with different technical skills.