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Job Opportunity: User Experience & Interaction Specialist, Office of Innovation

Job Opportunity: User Experience & Interaction Specialist, Office of Innovation

Role: User Experience & Interaction Specialist Duration: 11.5 months Duty Station: New York Headquarters Level: Individual contract (equivalent to P3) Location: NYHQ Work Type: Consultancy If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like […]

Job Opportunity: Innovation and Data Specialist

Job Opportunity: Innovation and Data Specialist

Role: Innovation and Data Specialist Location: Somalia UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and […]

On 28 June 2017, children look on excited at the testing of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs) or drones by the UNICEF Innovation Team at the Kasungu Aerodrome in Kasungu in central Malawi. ©UNICEF/UN070230/Chisiza

July 2017 Recap: Must-Read Stories

Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during July. Click away. Drones For Good – Participants in Vanuatu Drone Trial Take Vaccines to the Skies On July 27, the Government of Vanuatu […]

"Community awareness at Vaemali Health Center, Epi Island, Vanuatu"
July 27, 2017: Dr. Ridwan Gustiana from UNICEF (cold supply chain planning expert) talking to health workers and the community about vaccine delivery tests (photo: Christian Vazquez)

Drones For Good – Participants in Vanuatu Drone Trial Take Vaccines to the Skies

In a first for the Pacific region, a trial is underway to test the capacity, efficiency and effectiveness of drones to deliver lifesaving vaccines to remote communities in Vanuatu.  The humanitarian application of ‘drones-for-good’ is a compelling use-case, and the trial aims to assess technologies and operators that can help […]

Making Technology Work For Everyone: An Interview with Entrepreneur Fred Ouko

Making Technology Work For Everyone: An Interview with Entrepreneur Fred Ouko

By Ariam Mogos – Learning Lead, Ventures Team, UNICEF Office of Innovation. Twitter: @aamogos Last week, the Global Disability Innovation Hub held the first ever Disability Innovation Summit in London, UK. The sold-out event brought together academics, practitioners, international organizations, corporations, people with disabilities and other actors to explore the […]

Job Opportunity: Communications Designer, Office of Innovation

Job Opportunity: Communications Designer, Office of Innovation

Job Role: Communications Designer, Office of Innovation Location: Headquarters New York Work Type: Consultancy If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF has been working […]

ilhasoft – Push, building a multi-lingual interactive chatbot

ilhasoft – Push, building a multi-lingual interactive chatbot

On 12 July 2017, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces another set of investments in open source technology solutions – Ilhasoft is among the companies to receive investment. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests in technology start-ups from developing markets that are working on open source solutions to improve children’s lives. The […]

eKitabu – an open source, cross-platform e-reading system

eKitabu – an open source, cross-platform e-reading system

On 12 July 2017, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces another set of investments in open source technology solutions – eKitabu, is among one of three new portfolio companies to receive investment. The UNICEF Innovation Fund invests in technology start-ups from developing markets that are working on open source solutions to […]