UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading child rights organization would like to hear from you.
UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, it strives to establish children's rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behavior and action towards children. In South Africa, UNICEF remains steadfast in its commitment to supporting the Government of South Africa in ensuring that every child survives and thrives.
For every child, a voice
Purpose for the job:
Under the direct supervision of the PM&E Specialist, The U-Report and Social Innovation Officer is responsible for scaling up U-Report and make it meaningfully used for programming children by UNICEF, Government and implementing partners. The incumbent will support and strengthen internal capacity to deploy and implement social innovation tools for UNICEF programming and engage with key tech and innovation partners. The incumbent will work with programme sections to develop and deploy demand-driven U-Report use cases that address development challenges and accelerate results for children. The incumbent will be tasked to support the integration of social innovation approaches into traditional UNICEF programming, especially for adolescent and young people, under the Generation Unlimited partnership.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
Scale up U-Report in the country
Support the roll-out of social innovations tools and approaches
Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration and Resource Mobilization
QUALIFICATION and COMPETENCIES:
A university degree in one of the following fields is required: Information and Computer Science, International Development, Community Development or a related field Social Sciences.
Work Experience Requirement:
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
Competencies and level of proficiency required:
To view our competency framework, please click here.
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit their application to the following link: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=528412 by 23rd December,2019
We invite you to watch a short video on the system on how to apply:
If you have not been contacted within two months of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
Regret emails will only be sent to interviewed candidates.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified female and male candidates from South African nationals, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=528412
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