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Organization Overview: The Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) is a global alliance formed to enable the digital ecosystem to deliver greater scale, efficiency, and social impact as it creates more inclusive digital economies in emerging markets. Working with partners, DIAL generates evidence of what works through a series of demonstration projects, distils insights and tools to promote scale-up and replication, and provides mechanisms for knowledge sharing, collaboration, and co-investment throughout the ecosystem.   DIAL is a donor-funded program hosted within the UN Foundation and based in the UN Foundation’s Washington, D.C. office. The chosen candidate will be an employee of the UN Foundation.   Position Summary: Within DIAL, the Insights and Impact focus area delivers research, practical knowledge and advocacy to advance a more inclusive digital society. The team uses a variety of delivery formats so that governments, technology companies, and the development community can enhance their ability to deploy digital services to more people and better use data for development purposes. DIAL also convenes relevant groups to encourage collaborative adoption of emerging policies, practices and investment. We seek an experienced researcher and strategist who is passionate about digital development and who wants to help solve some of the biggest issues facing the sector. The individual selected for the role will help shape and deliver DIAL’s analytical products, lead research projects and communicate them with a range of global stakeholders. Reporting the Senior Director, Insights & Impact, this role is ideal for an experienced candidate passionate about digital development who wants to help solve some of the biggest issues facing the sector.
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Data2X is a collaborative technical and advocacy platform dedicated to improving the quality, availability, and use of gender data to make a practical difference in the lives of women and girls worldwide. We work with UN agencies, governments, civil society, academics, and the private sector to close gender data gaps, promote expanded and unbiased gender data collection, and use gender data to improve policies, strategies, and decision-making. There has been increasing attention to gender data, and some increase in dedicated funding for gender data and statistics. However, there is work to be done to match donor priorities and investments with an increase in production, analysis, and use of gender data at country, regional, and global levels.   We are seeking a senior professional to join our team, with experience, relationships, and understanding of the inner-workings of multilateral and/or donor communities, to shift practices over time in the development data sphere. This new position will work to elevate advocacy for gender data, with a focus on increasing tangible actions, collaboration, and investment in gender data among multilateral, donor, and policymaker communities. The position will lead Data2X’s efforts to identify the necessary changes in policy and investments to close gender data gaps – particularly those required for SDG achievement.
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The Manager, Monitoring, Impact, and Learning (MIL), Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, will provide analytical, technical, and programmatic support to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves’ (Alliance) team in support of its overall mission to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. The Manager will conduct desk research, maintain analytics to track market health and resulting impacts, and support the maintenance, development and widespread application of impact assessment tools, including potential application for social impact investing, such as results based financing. The Manager will also be responsible for MIL-related learning and communication, including interpretation and translation of key data and results into accessible information for stakeholders.
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Girl Up is “by girls, for girls”– girl-led and girl-driven – and engages girls to take action to achieve global gender equality and change our world. Through our leadership development programs, Girl Up inspires, convenes, trains and connects girls globally, helping to position them as leaders and changemakers. With more than 700,000 supporters, Girl Up leaders are a proven force for social good. Girl Up is a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, working across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide.   The In-Country Consultant, Latin America will support expansion efforts on behalf of Girl Up in Latin America towards the goals of building new Girl Up Clubs and growing an engaged constituency of supporters throughout the region, with an emphasis on Mexico and Colombia. The In-Country Consultant, Latin America will manage multiple deliverables including Girl Up Club recruitment and support, student outreach, local partner cultivation, event management and communications efforts throughout the region, especially Mexico and Colombia. The In-Country Consultant, Latin America will work closely with the program, communications, and partnership teams to ensure cohesion in Girl Up’s efforts to expand in Latin America in 2018.
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Girl Up is “by girls, for girls”– girl-led and girl-driven – and engages girls to take action to achieve global gender equality and change our world. Through our leadership development programs, Girl Up inspires, convenes, trains and connects girls globally, helping to position them as leaders and changemakers. With more than 700,000 supporters, Girl Up leaders are a proven force for social good. Girl Up is a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, working across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide.   The In-Country Consultant, India will support expansion efforts on behalf of Girl Up in India towards the goals of building new Girl Up Clubs and growing an engaged constituency of supporters throughout the country. The In-Country Consultant, India will manage multiple deliverables including Girl Up Club recruitment and support, student outreach, local partner cultivation, event management and communications efforts throughout India. The In-Country Consultant, India will work closely with the program, communications, and partnership teams to ensure cohesion in Girl Up’s efforts to expand in India in 2018.
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Girl Up is “by girls, for girls”– girl-led and girl-driven – and engages girls to take action to achieve global gender equality and change our world. Through our leadership development programs, Girl Up inspires, convenes, trains and connects girls globally, helping to position them as leaders and changemakers. With more than 700,000 supporters, Girl Up leaders are a proven force for social good. Girl Up is a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, working across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide.   The In-Country Consultant, Europe will support expansion efforts on behalf of Girl Up in Europe towards the goals of building new Girl Up Clubs and growing an engaged constituency of supporters throughout the region, with an emphasis on the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy. The In-Country Consultant, Europe will manage multiple deliverables including Girl Up Club recruitment and support, student outreach, local partner cultivation, event management and communications efforts throughout the region. The In-Country Consultant, Europe will work closely with the program, communications, and partnership teams to ensure cohesion in Girl Up’s efforts to expand in Europe in 2018.
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Girl Up is “by girls, for girls”– girl-led and girl-driven – and engages girls to take action to achieve global gender equality and change our world. Through our leadership development programs, Girl Up inspires, convenes, trains and connects girls globally, helping to position them as leaders and changemakers. With more than 700,000 supporters, Girl Up leaders are a proven force for social good. Girl Up is a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, working across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide.   The In-Country Consultant, China will support expansion efforts on behalf of Girl Up in China towards the goals of building new Girl Up Clubs and growing an engaged constituency of supporters throughout the country. The In-Country Consultant, China will manage multiple deliverables including Girl Up Club recruitment and support, student outreach, local partner cultivation, event management and communications efforts throughout China. The In-Country Consultant, China will work closely with the program, communications, and partnership teams to ensure cohesion in Girl Up’s efforts to expand in China in 2018.
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Girl Up is “by girls, for girls”– girl-led and girl-driven – and engages girls to take action to achieve global gender equality and change our world. Through our leadership development programs, Girl Up inspires, convenes, trains and connects girls globally, helping to position them as leaders and changemakers. With more than 700,000 supporters, Girl Up leaders are a proven force for social good. Girl Up is a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, working across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide.   The In-Country Consultant, Brazil will support expansion efforts on behalf of Girl Up in Brazil towards the goals of building new Girl Up Clubs and growing an engaged constituency of supporters throughout the country. The In-Country Consultant, Brazil will manage multiple deliverables including Girl Up Club recruitment and support, student outreach, local partner cultivation, event management and communications efforts throughout Brazil. The In-Country Consultant, Brazil will work closely with the program, communications, and partnership teams to ensure cohesion in Girl Up’s efforts to expand in Brazil in 2018.
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Event Overview The Global Climate Action Summit will convene more than a thousand leaders who see climate change as an existential threat and are committed to rolling back the forces of carbonization. Hosted by Governor Jerry Brown, the Summit will underscore the urgency of the threat and channel the energy and idealism of people everywhere to overcome it. Summit leaders will quantify the carbon emissions sub-national actors have already cut, secure bold commitments from them to do even more, show that decarbonization and economic growth go hand-in-hand, and galvanize a global movement that embraces people from all walks of life. More than just an event, the Summit will catalyze climate action through 2020 and beyond. Position Overview The Director of Strategic Communications for the Global Climate Action Summit will be employed by the United Nations Foundation and seconded to the office of the Governor of California. The Director of Strategic Communications will lead a team to develop and execute a communications strategy, engaging both traditional and non-traditional media outlets and platforms. The Director of Strategic Communications will be responsible for identifying and cultivating relationships with the media, including relationships with existing media partners of UNF and the State of California. Additionally, the Director of Strategic Communications will collaborate with the Director of Partnerships and the fundraising team to produce marketing material for a variety of potential sponsors. This role will also work closely with Governor Brown’s press office and the UNF communications team, to ensure that all communications align with the objectives of the Global Climate Action Summit. This is a full-time position beginning on December 1, 2017, and ending on December 31, 2018.
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Event Overview The Global Climate Action Summit (Summit) will convene more than a thousand leaders who see climate change as an existential threat and are committed to rolling back the forces of carbonization. Hosted by Governor Jerry Brown, the Summit will underscore the urgency of the threat and channel the energy and idealism of people everywhere to overcome it. Summit leaders will quantify the carbon emissions sub-national actors have already cut, secure bold commitments from them to do even more, show that decarbonization and economic growth go hand-in-hand, and galvanize a global movement that embraces people from all walks of life. More than just an event, the Summit will catalyze climate action through 2020 and beyond. Position Overview The Director of Operations for the Global Climate Action Summit will be employed by the United Nations Foundation and seconded to the office of the Governor of California. The Director of Operations will work with the Chief Operating Officer and Summit staff to oversee development and execution of all Summit-related activities. This will include helping develop and execute on an overall strategy for the Summit and helping manage the Summit Directors (of Production, Strategic Communications, Partnerships, and Fundraising) and their teams.   This is a full time position lasting until December 31, 2018.
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Event Overview: The Global Climate Action Summit will convene more than a thousand leaders who see climate change as an existential threat and are committed to rolling back the forces of carbonization. Hosted by Governor Jerry Brown, the Summit will underscore the urgency of the threat and channel the energy and idealism of people everywhere to overcome it. Summit leaders will quantify the carbon emissions sub-national actors have already cut, secure bold commitments from them to do even more, show that decarbonization and economic growth go hand-in-hand, and galvanize a global movement that embraces people from all walks of life. More than just an event, the Summit will catalyze climate action through 2020 and beyond.   The Policy Manager for the Global Climate Action Summit will work with the Summit team to develop and deliver headline outcomes for the Summit. The Policy Manager will be employed by the United Nations Foundation and seconded to the office of the Governor of California.   This is a full time position lasting until December 31, 2018.
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Event Overview The Global Climate Action Summit will convene more than a thousand leaders who see climate change as an existential threat and are committed to rolling back the forces of carbonization. Hosted by Governor Jerry Brown, the Summit will underscore the urgency of the threat and channel the energy and idealism of people everywhere to overcome it. Summit leaders will quantify the carbon emissions sub-national actors have already cut, secure bold commitments from them to do even more, show that decarbonization and economic growth go hand-in-hand, and galvanize a global movement that embraces people from all walks of life. More than just an event, the Summit will catalyze climate action through 2020 and beyond. Position Overview The Director of Partnerships for the Global Climate Action Summit will be employed by the United Nations Foundation and seconded to the office of the Governor of California. The Director of Partnerships will lead a team to develop and execute a partnership strategy, engaging partners from the corporate, non-profit, academic, and government sectors, as well as individuals. The Director of Partnerships will be responsible for identifying and cultivating relationships with new partners for the Summit, as well as leveraging relationships with existing. The Director of Partnerships will collaborate with the Director of Communications and the fundraising team to define and execute partner and fundraising engagement strategies.   This is a full time position lasting until December 31, 2018
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Event Overview The Global Climate Action Summit (Summit) will convene more than a thousand leaders who see climate change as an existential threat and are committed to rolling back the forces of carbonization. Hosted by Governor Jerry Brown, the Summit will underscore the urgency of the threat and channel the energy and idealism of people everywhere to overcome it. Summit leaders will quantify the carbon emissions sub-national actors have already cut, secure bold commitments from them to do even more, show that decarbonization and economic growth go hand-in-hand, and galvanize a global movement that embraces people from all walks of life. More than just an event, the Summit will catalyze climate action through 2020 and beyond. Position Overview The Chief Operating Officer for the Global Climate Action Summit will be employed by the United Nations Foundation and seconded to the office of the Governor of California. The COO will work with the Governor and his staff to oversee development and execution of all Summit-related activities. This will include developing and executing on an overall strategy for the Summit and managing the Summit Directors (of Production, Strategic Communications, Partnerships, and Fundraising) and their teams.   This is a full time position lasting until December 31, 2018. 
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The Staff Accountant will work closely together with the Chief Financial Officer on regular and ad-hoc projects. Additionally, the Staff Accountant will be responsible for a set of regular duties related to the different functions performed by the Finance Department. At the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Staff Accountant will be designated to be the primary back-up for other positions within the Finance Department.
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The Jr. Budget Analyst works with a variety of teams to track and analyze UNF’s budgets and management reports, prepare ad hoc financial analyses, and provide analytical and project support to the Executive Director and CFO.
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DIAL Overview The Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) is a new global alliance to enable the digital ecosystem to deliver greater scale, efficiency, and social impact as it creates more inclusive digital economies in emerging markets. Working with partners, DIAL generates evidence of what works through a series of demonstration projects, distils insights and tools to promote scale-up and replication, and provides mechanisms to encourage knowledge sharing, collaboration, and co-investment throughout the ecosystem.   DIAL is funded through a collaboration among the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and hosted within the UN Foundation in Washington, D.C. Position Overview The DIAL (Digital Impact Alliance) is looking for a Program Lead for a new program delivering technical assistance and financial support to open source software projects designed for the international development and humanitarian communities. Many such software projects currently exist, but a large number of them are prevented from scaling -- due to poorly-implemented governance, and other basic structures needed for ongoing investment and growth. DIAL’s new Open Source Center (OSC, or “the Center”), provides a collaborative space for, and professional technical assistance to, these open source projects. The Center assists in the establishment of effective governance, software project management, and contribution models for member projects. It also provides technical, architectural, and programming support for projects; and assists those projects in support, engagement, management of their communities of contributors and implementers. More information about the program is available online: http://osc.dial.community/ DIAL is hiring a Program Lead of the Center. Together with existing Center staff, this role will assist in overall leadership and vision to the program. Its primary responsibility is promoting and recruiting for a collaborative, effective, and successful ecosystem of hosted projects, implementers, and donors. Specifically, this role will:   - In collaboration with the Center’s Director of Community and Director of Technology, and with oversight by the Center’s governance board, manage day-to-day operations of the Center and deliver its services to participating open source projects; - Be primarily responsible for ongoing design, implementation, and improvement of Center governance structures and processes, together with participation from key stakeholders; - Serve as the primary representative of the project to existing, new, and potential external partners, as well as on boards of other entities; - Prepare and refine a long-term program sustainability plan, including identifying sources of revenue and funding for the Center’s core staff and activities, as well as potential collaborative funding processes for participating member projects; and - Serve as a sustainability advisor to supported member open source software projects.
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DIAL is a global alliance to enable the digital ecosystem to deliver greater scale, efficiency, and social impact as it creates more inclusive digital economies in emerging markets. Working with partners, DIAL will generate evidence of what works through a series of demonstration projects, distill insights and tools to promote scale-up and replication, and provide mechanisms to encourage knowledge sharing, collaboration, and co-investment throughout the ecosystem.   The Social Media and Website Associate (SWMA) will be a strategic doer with responsibility for executing on strategies to build online engagement with DIAL and for maintaining all of DIAL’s digital properties including DIAL’s website, multimedia, and social media accounts and content. The SMWA will report to the Director of Communications and collaborate closely with the Communications Manager on day-to-day work to develop online strategy, content and tactics. The SMWA will work closely with other DIAL team members, including Focus Area Directors, Senior Director of Business Operations, on a project-specific basis. The SMWA will coordinate with United Nations Foundation digital production and social media staff to jointly produce and share digital content.
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The Contracts Associate is responsible for the review of contracts and agreements as assigned and serves as a point of contact for all contracting systems, internal processes, and procedures. The Contracts Associate liaises with and provides support to contracting points of contact in other departments/teams, and external partners. Additionally, the Contracts Associate provides administrative and accounting/finance support to the Finance Department.
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Overview:    The Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) is a new global alliance to enable the digital development (ICT4D) ecosystem to deliver greater scale, efficiency, and social impact in service of more inclusive digital economies in emerging markets. Working with partners, DIAL generates evidence of what works through a series of demonstration projects, distills insights and tools to promote scale-up and replication, and provides mechanisms to encourage knowledge sharing, collaboration, and co-investment throughout the ecosystem.   DIAL is funded through a collaboration among the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and hosted within the United Nations Foundation in Washington, D.C.   Investment Evaluation:   The Investment Evaluation unit, part of Business Operations, is key to DIAL’s ability to measure and learn from its successes (and failures) and to contribute to the ICT4D sector’s understanding and ability to improve.  DIAL’s approach to Investment Evaluation involves learning from individual investments and projects while also focusing on how these investments as a whole are addressing the challenges of the digital ecosystem and improving lives for underserved populations in emerging markets.  DIAL uses a developmental evaluation approach to ensure adequate learning and support adaptive management.  It also has a Results Framework with a set of indicators to be measured at multiple levels, including the global ecosystem.   The Investment Evaluation unit oversees these key and interrelated components – developmental evaluation, results framework measurement and management, investment-level M&E, and a Learning Agenda.  The Investment Evaluation (IE) Manager will play an important role in helping create, support and implement the systems, tools, approaches, and culture needed to measure responsibly, learn collaboratively, and demonstrate effectiveness at all levels of DIAL’s work.  This role demands a committed, experienced and monitoring and evaluation professional, with experience in digital services and advanced technological skills and aptitude.    Position Description:   The IE Manager supports the Director of Investment Evaluation in enabling the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) to track its progress and impact, share lessons learned and contribute to the wider ICT4D sector.  The evaluation function works across the three key focus areas (platforms and services, data for development, and insights and impact) to develop and implement tools and processes for project management, develop evaluation strategies for individual investments and initiatives, facilitate and extract internal learning and adaptation, and participate in ecosystem-level, organization-wide studies.    Under supervision of the Director of Investment Evaluation, the IE Manager will serve principally in helping design and implement M&E strategies for investments/initiatives, using the latest methods and approaches, and working on data collection and integration across projects and teams and intra-organization.  He or she will also help research and monitor secondary data sources of interest to DIAL’s work, and help promote an overall data-driven approach to DIAL’s work.  The IE Manager may help lead and facilitate internal planning, learning and reflection processes like theory of change and lessons learned, help manage data collection and integration for DIAL’s Results Framework tracker, and provide assistance/insight on DIAL’s overall ecosystem measurement strategies.  Overall, DIAL seeks to implement innovative approaches to monitoring and evaluation, particularly those that support an adaptive, learning context that is transparent and committed to sector-wide sharing, communication, and learning. 
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DIAL is a new global alliance to enable the digital ecosystem to deliver greater scale, efficiency and social impact as it creates more inclusive digital economies in emerging markets. Working with partners, DIAL will generate evidence of what works through field-based projects, distil insights and tools to promote scale-up and replication, and provide mechanisms for co-investment throughout the ecosystem. DIAL is hosted by the United Nations Foundation, and the team is based in Washington, D.C.   DIAL is seeking an Fellow ready to contribute to its research and advocacy work. The Fellow would conduct preliminary background research on digital development trends and topics, support the editing and curating of our organization’s content (blog posts, content, website materials) and offer overall support for the knowledge generation work of the organization.