Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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, a connected world
The overarching strategic goal of UNICEF's ICT Division (ICTD) is to transform and build partnerships with our stakeholders to successfully implement UNICEF programmes globally through the use of innovative technology-enabled solutions.
UNICEF’s Information and Communication Division (ICTD)’s recently-established Field Solutions Unit is a team of experienced software developers, data scientists, and designers within ICTD’s Solutions Centre and Support.
The Unit’s goals are to establish enterprise support to innovative open-source tools used by field-based programmatic experts, planning specialists, partnership managers, and implementing partners around the world. They work with counterparts throughout the organization to tailor open-source software solutions that magnify UNICEF’s impact by driving better decision-making, promoting collaboration, and realizing organizational efficiencies with modern digital tools.
How can you make a difference?
RapidPro is a globally supported mobile engagement platform used by dozens of UNICEF country offices to magnify and monitor programmatic impact for children—and is the technology platform that powers UNICEF’s U-Report programme. With the strong uptake of RapidPro and related apps, the Field Solutions Unit seeks to realize more value from these systems by unlocking insights from data generated and captured by these systems, with a focus on interventions that use the RapidPro platform.
The T4D Data Engineer will liaise with colleagues throughout the organization to identify opportunities and needs for improved data analysis. The T4D Data Engineer may be required to attend meetings, conferences, and other events, as well as attend meetings with colleagues based in the field.
The exact tasks for the consultant will be jointly determined in an agile way and are outlined in summary below. The consultant will directly interface with the ICT Manager of Field Solutions and will work on tasks/areas as prioritized and authorized by the ICT Manager each month.
Required skills and experience:
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT