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Internship: Design Fellow, Office of Innovation, New York

Internship: Design Fellow, Office of Innovation, New York

This is a re-advertisement due to technical issues. Candidates who applied to the initial advertisement are requested to re-send their application to the email address quoted below. Applications sent before 28 November 2016 will be disregarded. Download the complete Terms of Reference and deliverable here. Location: UNICEF Office of Innovation […]

Job Opportunity: UNICEF Futures Specialist

Job Opportunity: UNICEF Futures Specialist

This is a re-advertisement due to technical issues. Candidates who applied to the initial advertisement are requested to re-send their application to the email address quoted below. Applications sent before 28 November 2016 will be disregarded. Download the complete Terms of Reference and deliverable here. Role: UNICEF Futures Specialist – […]

o	Jonathan Howard-Brand, Supply Specialist (Innovation), UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen, Denmark

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Jonathan Howard-Brand

Tell us a bit about your background.  I am a product designer by trade, but more of an engineer who knows how things works rather than make them look pretty. E.g. I have designed machinery that flavours Pringle chips, shred cheese or release fire doors when there is a fire. […]

Job Opportunity: Satellite Imagery Specialist, Consultant

Job Opportunity: Satellite Imagery Specialist, Consultant

This is a re-advertisement due to technical issues. Candidates who applied to the initial advertisement are requested to re-send their application to the email address quoted below. Applications sent before 28 November 2016 will be disregarded. Download the complete Terms of Reference and deliverable here. Title: Satellite Imagery Specialist Location of […]

Alfabeto and Belmira. © UNICEF / Rodrigues

“Hi friend…” – a closer look at the SMS BIZ / U-Report counseling programme in Mozambique

The original story was published in U-Report. Written by Nelson Rodrigues. View the original article here. Alfabeto and Belmira are part of a small team of activists powering the SMS BIZ/U-Report Mozambique’s counselling service for adolescents and young people. Alfabeto joined the team 6 months ago and Belmira has been providing counselling services with U-Report for […]

Using RapidPro through their mobile phones, health workers like Kabiru Kargbo can quickly report on drugs and medical supplies they receive at their health facilities. © UNICEF Sierra Leone/2016/Mason

SMS reporting helps saves lives in Sierra Leone

The original story was published at www.unicef.org on 21 November 2016. Written by Harriet Mason. View the original article here. Sierra Leone health workers are now using a SMS reporting platform. The system makes reporting quicker and more transparent, helping the government track healthcare supplies across the country and plan availability […]

So consider this a Failure Friday posting on the wrong day.

From Fail to Scale: catching up with the field workers

The original story was published in Nutrition RapidSMS on 17 November 2016. View the original article here. There is a misperception among many that tech or innovative developments are being introduced from the national level downwards.  When we started to scale-up the reporting with RapidPro in Northern Nigeria, it was […]

Job Opportunity: Research Scientist

Job Opportunity: Research Scientist

This is a re-advertisement due to technical issues. Candidates who applied to the initial advertisement are requested to re-send their application to the email address quoted below. Applications sent before 28 November 2016 will be disregarded. Download the complete Terms of Reference and deliverable here. Title: Research Scientist Location of […]