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Job no: 544966
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
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.
For every child, innovation
Guided by the global priority areas and ESA region priority areas of focus the UNICEF Tanzania innovation strategy aims at delivering the results of the country programme, 2016-2021. The strategy seeks to leverage technology and other innovative approaches to improve the lives of children and women especially in the areas of data, provision of vital information, improvement to service delivery and knowledge management. Given the success of a number of innovative platforms especially focused on digital and non-digital engagement of young people and the increasing focus on the young people agenda, UNICEF Tanzania is looking to scale up support to this area for programme effectiveness and efficiency.
The Innovation Officer, with a portfolio including adolescent participation, will work with the innovation unit in UNICEF Tanzania providing cross-sectoral support to implement the innovation strategy in line with the 2016-2021 country programme. The Innovation Officer will report to the Knowledge Management Specialist, P3. S/He will support innovative digital platforms including U-Report, RapidPro, Internet of Good Things and others and also proactively seek out new ways for meaningful adolescent participation in Tanzania.
How can you make a difference?
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
Builds and Maintains partnerships [Level 1], Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness, [Level 1]Drive to achieve results for impact [Level 1],Innovates and embraces change [Level 1],Manages ambiguity and complexity [Level 1],Thinks and acts strategically [Level 1],Works collaboratively with others [Level 1], Nurtures, leads and manages people [Level 1]
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
The deadline for submitting the application is 19 October 2021.