Innovation Specialist at UNICEF, Abuja, Nigeria

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Deadline: 28 June 2018

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Innovation Specialist in Abuja, Nigeria.

UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Innovation Specialist will perform the following functions-

  • Under the supervision of the Programme Specialist (Field Results) and guidance of the Chief M4R and Deputy Representative, and in cooperation with programme teams, coordinate and provide support on overall innovation strategy/action plan for UNICEF Nigeria, including formulation, design, planning and implementation in close collaboration with the Global Office of Innovation Unit and Regional Office.
  • Coordinate and support development and testing of innovation products and processes to strengthen and improve efficiency and effectiveness of UNICEF’s programming, monitoring and evaluation, advocacy and communication.
  • More specifically, provide technical support for continued improvements to U-Report, and deployment of RapidSMS/RapidPro – UNICEF’s latest mobile phone based system for real-time data collection, including negotiations with mobile network companies and other service providers.
  • Support to implementation of AcitivityInfo for partner reporting and linkages with other platforms such as ODK, and Mapping (as needed).

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Computer Science or related field such as Information Technology, Information Systems, Engineering or Statistics.
  • A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Developing country work experience and familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.