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The Graphic Designer, as part of Girl Up’s communications team, is responsible for designing, creating, and maintaining Girl Up’s brand identity across print and digital media. The Graphic Designer will work closely with the Digital Producer and Campaign Manager to design all assets and update all website design related to Girl Up’s global expansion into multiple languages.

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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. 

Business Operations:

The Business Operations team is the administrative hub for DIAL’s fast moving, global, tech oriented team and ensures a clear alignment among strategy, program operations, financial management, talent management and impact. The Administrative Coordinator will play an important role in fostering sound team management and as assistant to the CEO.  If you want to apply your administration skills in an environment that is working to advance an inclusive digital society, then this may be the right fight for you.

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Transitioning the knowledge, lessons learned, and assets/infrastructure that has been developed by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) to address other health goals and priorities is one of the key objectives of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2019. In the last three decades, the GPEI has mobilized and trained millions of volunteers, created networks of social mobilizers, mapped every household to reach and vaccinate every child in in hard to reach communities and established a standardized, real-time global surveillance and response capacity. As the initiative nears completion, GPEI and its partners have initiated a process to mainstream those polio functions that must continue to protect a polio-free world, through the Post-Certification Strategy (PCS). The partnership is also supporting 16[1] priority countries to develop transition plans that reflect the global polio funding ramp down for 2017-2019, to mainstream essential functions and transition – where appropriate – assets, functions and knowledge of the polio program to benefit other health priorities.

 

For transition planning to succeed, it is critical to communicate proactively and regularly, and to engage with a broad range of stakeholders at the global level who have long standing investments in polio eradication and who expect some essential functions (like surveillance and immunization) to be maintained and mainstreamed so that the world remains polio-free. In addition, it will equally be critical to engage with other stakeholders whose goals and priorities will be placed at risk with the ramp down of the polio program, or who could benefit from polio knowledge and assets. As a contributing part of the GPEI partnership, the consultant will support the GPEI’s efforts to ensure a smooth transition, including support for implementation of GPEI’s Transition Communications Strategy, which will form the basis for additional advocacy and external relations approaches to be developed moving forward.

 

Working closely with GPEI partners, and housed inside the GPEI secretariat at WHO, the consultant will provide advocacy and communications support for polio transition efforts, including:

  • Developing and communicating messages on polio transition priorities, strategies, country and agency level planning process;
  • Increasing awareness and understanding of global stakeholders on GPEI’s efforts to define and mainstream functions required to maintain a polio-free world;
  • Increasing awareness and understanding of global stakeholders on progress, challenges and priorities of country level transition planning; and
  • Engaging a broad range of development partners to better align the transition planning process with broader health and development priorities. 

[1] Angola, Cameroon, Chad, DRC, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, Sudan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

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The Senior Campaign Associate, Nothing But Nets acts as the "front-line" strategist and implementer of the campaign's grassroots engagement program, specifically in terms of champion cultivation, partnership support and grassroots advocacy efforts. The Senior Campaign Associate is a key member of the Nothing But Nets team, working closely with numerous campaign colleagues and the UN Foundation's advocacy team.

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Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, supports the empowerment of girls everywhere. Since its launch in 2010, the campaign has funded UN programs that promote the health, safety, education, and leadership of girls in developing countries and built a community of more than half a million passionate advocates. Our youth leaders, representing more than 1,800 Girl Up Clubs in more than 90 countries, stand up, speak up, and rise up to support the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl. Learn more at GirlUp.org.

 

The UN Foundation (UNF) was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner's historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. UNF is an advocate for the UN and a platform for connecting people, ideas, and capital to help the United Nations solve global problems including decreasing child mortality, improving disaster relief, protecting diverse cultures and environments, creating a clean energy future, empowering women and girls, and improving U.S.-UN relations. UNF is a public charity that engages in advocacy, grant making, and building partnerships.

 

Position Overview

 

The Partnerships Manager is a primary member of the fundraising team for the Girl Up campaign and is responsible for the day-to-day communication with, reporting for, and overall management of many of Girl Up’s high-level partners, champions and donors.  This position also works in close collaboration with the Girl Up grassroots team, on the implementation and tracking of partnership deliverables.

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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. 

Business Operations
 

The Business Operations team is the administrative hub for DIAL’s fast moving, global, tech oriented team and ensures a clear alignment among strategy, program operations, financial management, talent management and impact. The Project Administrator will play an important role in fostering sound project and financial management by supporting one of our three focus areas.  The role will ensure excellent project and contract management, all expenses meet internal and external standards, support budgeting and financial forecasting, and contract and grant administration.  If you want to apply your financial administration skills working closely as a thought partner with a small team advancing an inclusive digital society, then this may be the right fit for you.

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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 United Nations Foundation was created in 1998 as a US charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner. The Foundation uses innovative campaigns and transformative public-private partnerships to connect people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems, and it broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. The Foundation is driven by the belief that a better world is within reach - and that everyone has a role to play in helping the UN make this vision possible.

 

Data2X, an alliance housed at the United Nations Foundation, 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. Data2X works 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.

 

The Grants and Finance Officer supports the Data2X team through financial management, grant reporting, and strategic analysis of projects and operations for the Executive and Deputy Directors. The Officer also works closely with the entire Data2X team, the UN Foundation’s Business Services, Business Reporting, and Finance departments to execute all finance, operations, contract, and grant activities.

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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.

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The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance) is seeking a Local Program Coordinator to coordinate efforts for its program on Maximizing the Health Benefits of Clean Household Energy in Urban Nepal.  The program coordinator will be responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders within the private, public, and civil society sectors, and will work to establish cross-sectoral collaboration needed to implement the Nepal program, with a longer term aim of facilitating large-scale market-based adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels.  Partnership development, government engagement, program management, and advocacy are important parts of the role, as well as identification of local complementary sources of funding to leverage the project. 

 

The Local Coordinator is expected to bring a combination of strategic thinking, intellectual curiosity, focus on tangible results, a collaborative “can do” attitude, and a desire for continuous improvement. We are looking for a thinker, doer, and relationship builder with demonstrated experience in marketing and business development within the social/development sector who is up for the challenge to ensure successful and timely implementation of the current Nepal program; someone who can manage multiple moving parts independently while growing the Nepal portfolio in support of the Alliance’s broader goal of facilitating large-scale adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels reaching 100 million households by 2020. 

 

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About DIAL (Digital Impact Alliance)

 

DIAL is a new global alliance to enable the digital ecosystem to deliver greater scale, efficiency and social impact by creating more inclusive digital economies. 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.

 

Team: D4D/ Data for Development 

 

While millions of low-income and otherwise vulnerable communities remain generally underserved, new data generating technologies such as mobile devices, high-resolution satellite imagery and digital services have become more affordable and mainstream. Nearly 70 percent of the economically bottom fifth of the population in developing countries own a mobile phone – more than have access to electricity or clean water. The proliferation of various forms of digital, geospatial and programmatic services – from mobile operator call data records (CDRs) and satellite imaging to mobile apps and value added services (VAS) delivering health, education and other services over mobile channels – holds the potential to greatly inform social impact initiatives.

 

A number of private- and development-sector D4D efforts are underway, from elevating the development sector’s use of all types of sectoral data to corporate initiatives that utilize digital data for initiatives that ultimately impact the bottom-line. An ecosystem of organizations is emerging to realize the societal and commercial impact of these opportunities. New techniques and business models for analyzing and drawing insights from multiple and large data sets are becoming more available, enabling new ways of understanding user needs for both commercial and public good uses.

 

This opportunity combined with its deep technical expertise and an issue-first and partner-first approach, as well as a fundamental understanding of and sensitivity to the commercial needs of partners - positions DIAL as a cutting-edge, agile, neutral, global service provider that can advance the field of D4D.

 

Principal Architect, Data for Development (D4D)

 

DIAL is seeking a Principal Architect to join the Data for Development (D4D) team. The Principal Architect will set the vision and the strategic technical roadmap for the Data for Development (D4D) portfolio of investments.

 

The Principal Architect will support the buildout of the Data & Analytics functions for the D4D team with the strategic intent of pushing the field of D4D forward. The Principal Architect will be responsible for steering our technical and implementation partners and driving our research partners’ agenda and investigations. Working with our technology partners, she will develop the required infrastructural components (technical, commercial) that will match data supply (e.g., MNOs) with data demand (e.g., programmatic partners in public health, agriculture, etc.). She will lead the in-country delivery of these solutions, and enable compliance with regulatory and data protection regimes. She will also drive the development of common data architecture and standards for utilizing telco and digital data for social good. Finally, she will work with partners to develop insights and indicators that can provide accelerated support for decision-making in the public sector.

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DIAL Overview:


DIAL is a new, $55 million 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, distil insights and tools to promote scale-up and replication, and provide mechanisms to encourage knowledge sharing, collaboration and co-investment throughout the ecosystem.          
 

Core Mobile Services Aggregator Program


In emerging markets, many digital services are delivered through core mobile service (CMS) channels—voice, SMS, and USSD. Accessing these services requires relationships and technical integration with mobile network operators (MNOs). Establishing these partnership agreements and delivering the technical integrations can be slow and time-consuming, creating barriers to efficiently and effectively delivering new mobile services at scale.

 

In this environment, aggregators—companies that establish intermediary relationships and provide integration with multiple MNOs—play a critical role in reducing the barrier to service delivery of new mobile services, providing digital service providers (e.g., NGOs, companies) with a low-friction single-point-of-connection. This enables a faster time to market in any given country.


DIAL's CMS Aggregator Program will reduce the barrier for service providers by stimulating new aggregators to enter the market. We do this by working across digital service providers to aggregate demand for common technical standards and establishing viable business models that benefit all.


DIAL is seeking a Technical Lead to drive the development of a comprehensive set of aggregator service APIs and standards, and to catalyze the adoption of these standards among providers of core mobile service aggregation services. The Technical Lead will report to the Technical Program Manager of the Aggregator Program.

The standards development process will be: driven from a clear understanding of aggregator customer needs, transparent, and open to participation of any and all interested parties.

DIAL is a donor-funded program hosted within the UN Foundation, and is based in the UN Foundation’s Washington, D.C. office. The incumbent will be an employee of the UN Foundation. All candidates must have prior US work authorization.

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DIAL Overview:


DIAL is a new, $55 million 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, distil insights and tools to promote scale-up and replication, and provide mechanisms to encourage knowledge sharing, collaboration and co-investment throughout the ecosystem.      

    
Core Mobile Services Aggregator Program

 

In emerging markets, many digital services are delivered through core mobile service (CMS) channels—voice, SMS, and USSD. Accessing these services requires relationships and technical integration with mobile network operators (MNOs). Establishing these partnership agreements and delivering the technical integrations can be slow and time-consuming, creating barriers to efficiently and effectively delivering new mobile services at scale.

 

In this environment, aggregators—companies that establish intermediary relationships and provide integration with multiple MNOs—play a critical role in reducing the barrier to service delivery of new mobile services, providing digital service providers (e.g., NGOs, companies) with a low-friction single-point-of-connection. This enables a faster time to market in any given country.

DIAL's CMS Aggregator Program will reduce the barrier for service providers by stimulating new aggregators to enter the market. We do this by working across digital service providers to aggregate demand for common technical standards and establishing viable business models that benefit all.


DIAL is seeking a Technical Program Manager (TPM) to oversee the design and implementation of the Program. The TPM will report to the Senior Director of Platforms & Services and manage the Core Mobile Services Aggregator Program.

 

DIAL is a donor-funded program hosted within the UN Foundation, and is based in the UN Foundation’s Washington, D.C. office.  The incumbent will be an employee of the UN Foundation.  All candidates must have prior U.S. work authorization.