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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 a Fellow ready to contribute to its Monitoring and Evaluation work. The Fellow would assist in some of a range of tasks such as implementing systems for DIAL-wide data management and reporting, following up on specific project-level M&E needs such as surveys, data analysis, research projects, and internal learning exercises, or conducting research on specific ICT4D and M&E topics.  This position and the M&E department works closely with the Senior Director of Business Operations, the programmatic teams, and the Insights and Impact team, which focuses on research and advocacy in the digital development sector.
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The Energy and Climate team at the United Nations Foundation works with the UN and our partners to fight climate change and promote sustainable energy globally. Our goal is to move the world toward a safer, cleaner, more equitable, and climate-friendly energy future – a world where sustainable energy powers a better future for everyone. The Administrative Assistant, Energy and Climate supports the Energy and Climate team to develop, coordinate, and execute contracts and grants, manage events, and provide other administrative support to the team.
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Position Overview DIAL (Digital Impact Alliance) originated to bring the public and private sectors together to realize an inclusive digital society that connects everyone to life-enhancing and life-enabling technology. DIAL is staffed by a global team of technology researchers, developers, investors, negotiators, and policymakers. It is supported by world-class foundations and development agencies and guided by a board of leading emerging market entrepreneurs, technologists and international development experts. With this leadership, DIAL is uniquely positioned to serve as a neutral broker, bringing together governments, industries, and other stakeholders in international development to promote new solutions to old problems.  DIAL is investing in three big bets. One of these, DIAL’s Open Source Center (OSC), provides a collaborative space and services to open source projects used in global development. The OSC assists proven technology platforms to mature by working with open source projects to establish effective governance, deepen software project management, improve technical architecture, build effective contributor and implementer communities, and develop sustainable project financing models. More information about the program is available online: http://osc.dial.community The OSC is expanding its team to bring on board more strategic planning, program management, and business expertise. These skills will be applied to the challenge of scaling the OSC’s services and securing its ongoing operations, as well as providing guidance to OSC client projects.  The Director of Business Planning will be responsible for designing the OSC’s strategic plan for financial sustainability, setting growth targets, and working with the OSC’s Director of Community and Director of Technology to achieve these targets.  The Director of Business Planning will develop a financial model for expansion of the OSC’s services and the ongoing operations of the OSC beyond its existing multi-year runway of core funding. S/he will analyze analogous revenue models, work with the other directors to determine service delivery costs and capacity limitations, design sustainable financial models, and test key components of the model. S/he will work with colleagues to design and implement new services, refine existing services and operating models as needed.    The director must be able to develop parallel roadmaps for implementing and proving out various aspects of the overall financial model. The director must have excellent leadership, collaboration, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
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Background The UN Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help drive access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. We build momentum and high-level support for energy access with our unique set of partners, including the United Nations, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), and practitioners from around the world. We do this by creating and leading pioneering initiatives that support new ways of expanding energy access – particularly through clean distributed power – while ensuring that they address the needs of vulnerable and hard to reach people. The UN Foundation has invested and mobilized tens of millions of dollars in support of these causes and is assisting – through thought leadership, partnerships, communications, and our convening power – thousands of practitioners and stakeholders to expand energy access.   Position Overview The UN Foundation is seeking a motivated energy professional to contribute to the success and growth of its Energy Access program. As a Manager, you will work as part of a dynamic international team to contribute to several programmatic initiatives, particularly the Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network and Mini-Grids Partnership, both of which support the development of the off-grid energy sector. In this role, you will be responsible for providing day-to-day management of and substantive input to both initiatives, including helping identify new areas of growth. The Manager may also get involved, on a more limited basis, in other initiatives, including our work to advance energy access in health care and humanitarian settings. The Manager reports to the Senior Director for Energy Access, and works closely with other members of the Energy Access team.   Duration: This is a full time, 12-month position, with the possibility for extension. Candidates should be available to start by March 1, 2018.   Location: This position is based in the UN Foundation’s headquarters in Washington D.C., USA
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The Senior Communications Officer, Editorial and Media will play a key role in the Foundation’s Public Affairs operations, spearheading efforts to raise awareness of Foundation issues, work, and leadership with media; building relationships with journalists; and serving as a point of contact for media. This role will also help develop and execute communications plans to advance UN Foundation priorities, develop messaging and media strategies, and produce and pitch content for the UN Foundation, and its campaigns, initiatives, and alliances. The position will support the Public Affairs needs of the Foundation’s leadership and advance the foundation’s editorial strategies, calendar, and content. This is a new position that will work closely with the Senior Communications Officer, Editorial and Writing, and the Communications Officer, under the leadership of the Senior Director, Communications.
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As part of the United Nation Foundation’s ongoing effort to deepen our alignment with UN priorities, build our capacity for thought leadership on policy issues, and strengthen collaboration across the Foundation, the UN Foundation is developing a Policy Planning Team. The Deputy Director, Policy Planning will work with the Head of Policy Planning in a variety of functions to help build this effort and to connect, leverage, and support policy-related work across the organization.   The Deputy Director, Policy Planning, working across the Foundation, will help track and scope emerging, cross-cutting, or time-limited issues and initiatives; lend surge support to select Foundation priorities; and work to create a hub for integrating policy thinking, forward planning, and guidance across the Foundation. The Deputy Director will work with policy-oriented colleagues in the NY and DC offices, including our communications team. S/he will track sustained policy developments related to international cooperation and global development to help complement ongoing work already taking place in the Foundation. This role offers an opportunity to work on a broad range of issues relating to multilateralism and global development in a fast-paced environment, and to scope new, emerging, and cross-cutting areas of focus.
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The Senior Communications Officer, Editorial and Writing will play a key role in developing and executing communications plans to advance UN Foundation priorities, developing messaging, media, and content strategies, as well as producing and pitching content for the UN Foundation and its campaigns, initiatives, and alliances. The Senior Communications Officer will work with team members across the Foundation on a variety of issue areas and will be an integral part of the Foundation’s public affairs activities. This position will also support the leadership team of the Foundation with public remarks and writing content, develop content for Foundation owned and operated media channels, and support the development of UN Foundation brand collateral. This is a new position that will work closely with the Senior Communications Officer, Editorial and Media, and the Communications Officer, under the leadership of the Senior Director, Communications.
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The Junior Staff Accountant will work closely together with the Chief Financial Officer on regular and ad-hoc projects. Additionally, the Junior 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 Junior Staff Accountant will be designated to be the primary back-up for other positions within the Finance Department.
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The Technical Support Manager is the leader of the technical support group of the Information Technology Department and is responsible for the management of the United Nations Foundation’s desktop support staff; the delivery of technical support and services; and the overall satisfaction of our customers.   This is a role with a wide range of responsibilities. The position requires a learning mindset and a strong customer service background coupled with technical skills in all aspects of desktop support, network connectivity, audio/video conferencing, computer operating systems, mobile devices, cloud services, desktop hardware and software applications.   The key purpose of this role is to ensure excellent support to the UN Foundation’s staff. This role will also participate in evaluating emerging technologies and helping to align business processes with technology by recommending, implementing, and maintaining systems to support functional requirements of the UN Foundation.
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The Senior Communications and Digital Media Associate, Nothing But Nets will assist the Communications and Digital Media Manager in implementing a comprehensive digital communications strategy that supports fundraising, constituency building and advocacy objectives. She/he will be responsible for the implementation of Nothing But Nets’ social media, email marketing and fundraising efforts, and press outreach. She/he will create, edit and post web content to NothingButNets.net, will manage social media outlets, and email lists. She/he will assist the Communications and Digital Media Manager in developing new digital strategies to increase online reach and engagement, traffic, and action rates. She/he will conduct press outreach, and write op-eds, press releases and write compelling content, and assist with communications metrics and reporting.   The ideal candidate will have an editorial background with a strong capacity for communicating brand messaging, run the day-to-day execution of Nothing But Nets’ multifaceted communications and digital platforms, and contribute to long-term strategic communications planning for Nothing But Nets.
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Duration: through December 31, 2018, with the potential for renewal   This Consultancy description is intended to describe the role and requirements for performance of a consultancy position that works across the Global Health Department and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.   The consultant will serve as a Senior Advisor, around Public Health Advocacy and Mainstreaming for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance). The consultant will responsible for advocating to UN agencies, the World Bank, other development banks, major global platforms like GAVI, think tanks with a focus on health outcomes and policy, and large implementation agencies, for the inclusion of clean cooking as a major intervention to achieve health outcomes. The consultant will also provide technical guidance, analysis and strategic thought leadership to accelerate the public health benefits of scaling clean cooking. This would involve actively maintaining a thorough knowledge of the health benefits of clean cooking adoption, as well as a keen understanding of the implementation challenges that could limit the health impacts observed. The consultant should be seen as a credible source of public health evidence, with the credibility and ability to influence the broader health sector to actively integrate clean cooking into their efforts. The consultant must be able to represent the breadth of the Alliance’s broader work in meetings, events, conferences and other forums. This position could be a part time, consulting opportunity.  
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The Senior Associate is an integral member of the Strategic Planning and Implementation team and will support organizational strategy development, resource allocation, strategy execution, and operational effectiveness for the UN Foundation. The Senior Associate is responsible for both (1) providing internal consulting services across UNF; and (2) supporting Pan-Foundation projects. S/he will be responsible for providing internal project management for Pan-Foundation initiatives, coordinating with team leaders and ensuring that timelines, milestones and policies are met by Foundation staff. Additionally, the Senior Associate will help drive strategic and tactical analysis spanning financial, operational and performance management issues across UNF campaigns, alliances and initiatives. S/he will support strategic initiatives, operational processes improvement, and new business evaluation and organization wide strategy.
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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.