UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
For every child,Technology
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. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nation.
Job organizational context:
Purpose for the job:
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Head of ICT/T4D, the ICT officer will act as a business analyst by providing technical support to UNICEF programmes in navigating the technology landscape of Jordan, and identifying, assessing, and integrating technological solutions, standards, and tools to deliver results for children in Jordan.
The ICT officer will be supporting and strengthening internal capacity to implement digital development tools and initiatives, identify emerging information and communication technologies for humanitarian and development response, engage with key tech partners, assess reusable and replicable technical building blocks, and maximize potential for technology for development scale-up and roll-out.
The ICT officer will support ICT/T4D specialist work with all sections to build and adopt scalable, sustainable, and demand-driven technological solutions that address development challenges and accelerate results for children. And in identifying regional and global trends in digital development; examining initiatives with programmatic counterparts and assessing opportunities for utilization; advising government counterparts, strengthening partnerships and supporting capacity building with local and regional stakeholders; supporting the design and development of T4D initiatives, software applications and hardware components; coordinating testing and supporting the deployment of T4D initiatives with internal and external staff members, consultants and/or companies; working with programmatic counterparts to oversee testing, scale-up and handover phases of various initiatives; and monitoring and evaluating outcomes.
How can you make a difference?
Provides technical support with the development, and solutions design to identify the right architecture and technology:
Support with contracts and project management: assist programme and operations teams in the management and monitoring of 3rd party ICT development vendors and contractors:
C) Capacity building
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Experience with DevOps products