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Job Opportunity: Portfolio Coordinator, New York HQ

Job Opportunity: Portfolio Coordinator, New York HQ

Role: Portfolio Coordinator Job Number: 511561 | Vacancy Link Locations: Headquarters, United States Work Type: Consultancy How can you make a difference? The UNICEF Innovation Fund has been specifically designed to finance early stage, open-source technology that can benefit children. The core motivation of the Innovation Fund is to identify “clusters” or portfolios […]

Job Opportunity: Product Manager Consultant – Blockchain Product & Partnerships, New York HQ

Job Opportunity: Product Manager Consultant – Blockchain Product & Partnerships, New York HQ

Role: Product Manager Consultant – Blockchain Product & Partnerships Job Number:511694 | Vacancy Link Locations: Headquarters, United States Work Type: Consultancy How can you make a difference? Help us design the platform for, and partnerships around a set of distributed cryptographic applications to make the world better.   Build the narrative and collaborations […]

In action: AAC Cohort  startups working together to discuss the gaps and opportunities opportunities for collaboration to support the broader accessibility ecosystem. ©UNICEF/AriamMogos

Key Takeaways: UNICEF Innovation Fund Accessibility Cohort Gathering

UNICEF’s Innovation Fund goes beyond just offering seed funding to its companies. We connect them to UNICEF’s community of global experts and partners – and to each other, providing pathways to accelerate their solutions to market and connecting solutions to each other to build globally scalable platforms. On February 5-7, […]

Nursing Officer Pauline Nalutaaya collects and sends the weekís public health data to the district headquarters at Butenga Health Centre IV, in Bukomansimbi District, via mTrac. Health workers are sending weekly health reports using the service, minimizing costs previously related to paper-based reporting.

In September 2013, an innovative government-led initiative known as mTrac is helping to improve the quality of health care and better save children's lives in Uganda. Launched by the Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF and other partners, mTrac uses basic mobile phones and Rapid SMS text messaging to monitor and track disease prevalence, drug stocks, health-service delivery and other health-related issues in real time, including in many of the countryís most remote areas. Currently, more than 10 million mobile phone users have the ability to engage with the Government in monitoring health services using the service. Digital innovations, including Ugandaís mTrac, are helping countries to reduce child mortality and support the global movement ëA Promise Renewedí. As of 12 September, 176 governments have signed the ëCommitting to Child Survival: A Promise Renewedí pledge, and thousands of civil society groups and private individuals have mobilized actions and resources in support of the goal of ending preventable child deaths within a generation. Uganda is among 15 low-income countries that have achieved reductions in under-five mortality of more than 100 deaths per 1,000 live births since 1990.

UNICEF looks to scale real time monitoring systems using open source technology to 110 countries by 2021.

By Raquel Wexler and Ye Wang UNICEF aims to scale up national real-time monitoring systems in 110 countries by 2021, starting with an initiative to support 11 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and East and South Africa regions through the scale up of RapidPro. US$3 million […]

Job Opportunity: Research Scientist, Machine Learning Specialist, Office of Innovation

Job Opportunity: Research Scientist, Machine Learning Specialist, Office of Innovation

Role: Research Scientist, Machine Learning Specialist, Office of Innovation Job Number: 510041 | Vacancy Link Locations: Headquarters Locations: United States of America Work Type: Consultancy Duration: 6 months half-time (up to 63 working days) Duty Station: NYHQ Level: Individual contract (equivalent to P3) UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every […]

UNICEF Innovation Fund: IDEASIS

UNICEF Innovation Fund: IDEASIS

On 08 Dec 2017, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces 6 new investments in open source technology solutions – IDEASIS is among one of six 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 improve […]

UNICEF INNOVATION FUND: RedCrow

UNICEF INNOVATION FUND: RedCrow

On 08 Dec 2017, the UNICEF Innovation Fund announces 6 new investments in open source technology solutions – RedCrow is among one of six 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 improve children’s lives. […]