Innovation consultant, Health Emergencies at UNICEF, Panama


Deadline: 8 January 2018

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Innovation consultant, Health Emergencies in Panama.

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Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Innovation consultant, Health Emergencies will perform the following functions-

  • Map innovation tools in health, using Global Innovation Center tools and strategies, as well as their use in the region.
  • Develop, implement and monitor a regional innovation strategy for Public Health Emergencies (PHE) /Zika, to include, among others, U-Report (taking into consideration CO and Global platform) and other mass communication/youth engagement tools (e.g. Internet of Good Things) within the context of the “survive and thrive” outcome of the LAC Regional Plan and to contribute to the overall LACRO Innovation strategy.
  • Technical assistance to COs (in particular eight priority UNICEF country offices with Zika response plan) in their development, implementation, monitoring and fundraising for innovation strategies to contribute to their zika and other public health emergencies objectives.
  • This should include capacity building of partners and national governments in the tools.
  • Provide technical support to COs with own U-Report platform for Zika, health emergency preparedness and response and other health programmes (HIV, adolescent health, etc).
  • Share Zika toolkits with U-Report platforms to global UNICEF communities

Eligibility Criteria

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Applicants must have-

  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in areas of communications and technology development, use of innovative tools for communication, preferably implemented in a developing country.
  • At least 2 yrs of progressive experience in partnership development, youth engagement and youth outreach, particularly using social media and digital media.
  • Relevant experience in related areas in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.

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