Consultancy 12 months: Mapping and Tech Program Coordinator (Giga), Barcelona, Spain

United Nations Department of Operational Support (DOS)


UNICEF works in among the world’s hardest locations, to achieve the world’s most deprived kids. To avoid wasting their lives. To defend their rights. To assist them fulfill their potential.

Throughout 190 nations and territories, we work for each youngster, all over the place, every single day, to construct a greater world for everybody.

And we by no means quit.

For each youngster…Innovate

UNICEF has a 70-year historical past of innovating for youngsters. We consider that new approaches, partnerships and applied sciences that help realizing kids’s rights are crucial to bettering their lives.

The Workplace of Innovation is a artistic, interactive, and agile staff in UNICEF. We sit at a novel intersection, the place a corporation that works on big international points meets the start-up considering, the know-how, and the companions that flip this vitality into scalable options.

About Giga

Launched in 2019 as a joint initiative between UNICEF and ITU, Giga has set the bold objective to attach each faculty on this planet to the web.  Half of the world’s inhabitants has no common entry to the Web. Hundreds of thousands of kids depart faculty with none digital abilities, making it way more troublesome for them to thrive and contribute to native and international economies. This has created a digital divide between those that are related and those that usually are not, a divide that has turn out to be even wider in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. UNICEF and ITU have due to this fact joined forces to create Giga, an initiative to attach each faculty on this planet to the Web and handle this new type of inequality.

Giga focuses on connecting colleges in order that kids and younger individuals have entry to data, alternative, and selection. It additionally makes use of colleges as anchor factors for his or her surrounding communities: when you join the college, you may also join native companies and providers. This creates alternatives for service suppliers to generate income from paying customers, making connectivity extra sustainable. A 2021 report by the Economist Intelligence Unit discovered {that a} 10% improve at school connectivity can improve efficient years of education by 0.6% and improve GDP per capita by 1.1%.

You’ll be able to learn extra about Giga’s work at and by following us on twitter @Gigaglobal

How will you make a distinction?

We search a robust self-motivated Mapping and Tech Program Coordinator who can keep the standard of their work even below tight time constraints and who can work with a various interdisciplinary staff of engineers, designers, knowledge scientists and researchers to help the planning, implementation and monitoring of various actions and instruments for Giga.

Specifically you’ll:

  1. Assist the Mapping and Tech Lead in day-to-day operations and strategic planning.
  2. Conduct knowledge evaluation and progress reporting, in help of targets and key goals.
  3. Assist the coordination of the work of distributors and different tech companions which are supporting us construct totally different merchandise.
  4. Create instruments and processes to allow seamless scale of the work and in nation deployment of merchandise.
  5. Guarantee adoption of finest practices and tips, together with open-source tips throughout tech stack.
  6. Assist product leads in analyzing the impression of various merchandise and person adoption & satisfaction by defining and monitoring key metrics.
  7. Create related paperwork and communication supplies and talk quantifiable impression of the work to inner and exterior audiences.

Please entry the complete Time period of Reference (ToRs) and skim a extra detailed description of the task on this file in an effort to put together your monetary proposal and know extra concerning the position:  Mapping and Tech Program Coordinator ToRs.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for each youngster you’ll have…

  • A Grasp’s diploma in Engineering, Enterprise Improvement, Public Administration or a associated area is important for this position. *An undergraduate diploma in a related self-discipline mixed with an extra 2 years {of professional} expertise might substitute the Grasp’s diploma.
  • A minimal of 5 years related skilled expertise in know-how and program administration.
  • Expertise working with know-how merchandise and tech non-public sector firms.
  • Sturdy analytical abilities.
  • Expertise working in innovation tasks is an asset.
  • Good verbal and writing communication abilities.
  • Expertise working with a multidisciplinary staff.
  • Data of mission administration instruments like Jira, Asana, Trello is an asset.
  • Work expertise in growing nations and/or familiarity with emergency is taken into account an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Data of one other official UN language (Arabic, Chinese language, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.


  • The marketing consultant is anticipated to journey to Geneva one time (1 journey), for a keep of 4-5 nights.
  • The marketing consultant is accountable for arranging his/her personal journey, together with visa and journey insurance coverage.

Fee particulars and additional issues:

  • Fee {of professional} charges might be based mostly on the submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the fitting to withhold fee in case the deliverables submitted are less than the required commonplace or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the a part of the marketing consultant.
  • Advisor is accountable for his/her personal well being and journey insurance coverage.
  • Advisor is accountable to rearrange his/her personal journey, together with visa.

The best way to apply:

  • candidates are required to submit a monetary proposal with an all-inclusive payment.  Please see the monetary proposal template right here:  Consultancy Financial Offer template.docx
  • Monetary proposal should embody journey prices (economic system class) and every day subsistence allowance, if journey is required as per TOR and another estimated prices: visa, journey/medical insurance
  • Purposes with out a monetary proposal is not going to be thought-about.

For each Youngster, you reveal…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Belief, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

To view our competency framework, please go to  here.

UNICEF is right here to serve the world’s most deprived kids and our international workforce should replicate the range of these kids. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, regardless of their race/ethnicity, age, incapacity, gender identification, sexual orientation, faith, nationality, socio-economic background, or another private attribute.

UNICEF gives reasonable accommodation for consultants/particular person contractors with disabilities. This will embody, for instance, accessible software program, journey help for missions or private attendants. We encourage you to reveal your incapacity throughout your utility in case you want cheap lodging in the course of the choice course of and afterwards in your task.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance coverage on conduct that’s incompatible with the goals and goals of the United Nations and UNICEF, together with sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF additionally adheres to strict youngster safeguarding rules. All chosen candidates might be anticipated to stick to those requirements and rules and can due to this fact endure rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will embody the verification of educational credential(s) and employment historical past. Chosen candidates could also be required to offer further data to conduct a background verify.


Solely shortlisted candidates might be contacted and advance to the following stage of the choice course of.

People engaged below a consultancy or particular person contract is not going to be thought-about “workers members” below the Workers Laws and Guidelines of the United Nations and UNICEF’s insurance policies and procedures, and won’t be entitled to advantages supplied therein (reminiscent of depart entitlements and medical insurance coverage protection). Their circumstances of service might be ruled by their contract and the Basic Situations of Contracts for the Providers of Consultants and Particular person Contractors. Consultants and particular person contractors are accountable for figuring out their tax liabilities and for the fee of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with native or different relevant legal guidelines.

The chosen candidate is solely accountable to make sure that the visa (relevant) and medical insurance required to carry out the duties of the contract are legitimate for the whole interval of the contract. Chosen candidates are topic to affirmation of fully-vaccinated standing in opposition to SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Well being Group (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which have to be met previous to taking over the task. It doesn’t apply to consultants who will work remotely and usually are not anticipated to work on or go to UNICEF premises, programme supply places or immediately work together with communities UNICEF works with, nor to journey to carry out capabilities for UNICEF at some point of their consultancy contracts.

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