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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
The Monitoring and 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 Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) involves learning from individual programs and projects while also focusing on how these programs 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. (A consultancy is currently engaged on a baseline study to help inform the work and enable us to talk about impact of DIAL’s work at the ecosystem level.) The Monitoring and Evaluation unit oversees these key and interrelated components – developmental evaluation, results framework measurement and management, program-level M&E, and a Learning Agenda. The Monitoring and Evaluation (IE) Manager will play an important role in helping 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.
The M&E Manager supports the Director of Monitoring and 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 and measurement, implement (or manage) evaluation strategies for individual programs and initiatives, facilitate and extract internal learning and adaptation, and participate in ecosystem-level, organization-wide studies.
Under supervision of the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, the M&E Manager will serve principally in helping implement existing M&E strategies for programs/initiatives and developing them for new work, using the latest methods and approaches, quantitative and qualitative, and working on data collection and integration across projects and teams and intra-organization. He or she will work with Grants Administrators to maintain project management systems, data platforms, and/or dashboards. 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 M&E Manager may help with internal planning, learning and reflection processes like theory of change and lessons learned, and help manage data collection and integration for DIAL’s Results Framework tracker. Overall, DIAL seeks to implement innovative approaches to monitoring and evaluation that model use of technology and best M&E practice, particularly those that support an adaptive, learning context that is transparent and committed to sector-wide sharing, communication, and learning.
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.
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.
Mobile Network Integration 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 Mobile Network Integration Program will reduce the barrier for service providers by incentivizing aggregators to enter new markets and/or making it easier for them to work with aggregators in current markets. We do this by promoting common service and technical standards as well as trialing viable business models that benefit all.
DIAL is seeking a Technical Lead to help support the definition of a common set of CMS service offerings (to be done in conjunction with the team) and then to lead the development and promotion of open technical standards (in the form of common API specifications) that support these common service offerings together with the aggregator and service provider ecosystem. The Technical Lead will report to the Program Director. 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.