UNICEF recruits 01 Giga Technical Coordinator

UNICEF recruits 01Giga Technical Coordinator « Ghana Nationals only »


Accra, Ghana
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Individual National Consultant – Giga Technical Coordinator (Ghana Nationals only), Accra Ghana
Job no: 540629Contract type: ConsultancyLevel: ConsultancyLocation: GhanaCategories: Innovation
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,In Ghana, UNICEF cooperates with the Government and other partners to defend the rights of children and help them fulfill their potential. With offices in Accra and Tamale, the UNICEF team seeks to achieve results in strategic programme areas. The overall goal is for every child to survive and thrive, to live in a safe and clean environment, to learn, to be protected from violence and exploitation, and to have an equitable chance in life. The current Country Programme of cooperation is aligned with the Government priorities, the UN Sustainable Development Partnership (UNSDP), and Key Results for Children (KRCs) in the West and Central African Region (immunization, nutrition, learning outcomes, ending child marriage, and ending open defecation). UNICEF main strategies include evidence-based advocacy, system strengthening, integrated programming across sectors, emergency preparedness and response, and innovation. 

How can you make a difference?The consultant will act as the technical focal point and coordinator for the mapping and data components of Giga implementation in Ghana. S/he will interact with the Data and Product Lead at Giga on global school mapping efforts, with relevant UNICEF specialists and national stakeholders, comprising government, development partners and the private sector including mobile network operators (MNOs). The consultant will engage their partners’ respective technical teams, ensuring that the comprehensive data required (e.g. schools’ geolocation; schools’ connectivity status, including availability, speed, type; infrastructure, including electricity grid, mobile/ satellite/ fiber network coverage; and other school, socioeconomic, technology indicators) is obtained. The consultant will also coordinate and execute other required activities to support completion and dissemination of the Giga mapping work in Ghana.

Specific Tasks
The scope of work will include:Working with relevant government stakeholders such as the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, and the Ghana Library Association to collect, clean, classify the required data for Giga mapping (including data related to kindergartens, primary schools, Junior High Schools, Senior High Schools; and other relevant points, such as Ghana Library Association facilities.)
Providing technical assistance (within various fora) and capacity development to the Ghana Education Service team, and other relevant partners, to enhance understanding of and readiness to complete the mapping phase of Giga.Developing new and maintaining existing technical relationships with relevant government, development and private sector partners (including MNOs) engaged in Giga implementation in Ghana.Working closely with relevant programme specialists within UNICEF in Ghana, including those working in the Education sector (particularly the Chief of Education and Education Officer leading on digital learning) to obtain school mapping and connectivity data.Supporting the establishment of data sharing agreements with MNOs and internet service providers (ISPs) and managing relationships to establish and sustain data sharing.Supporting the deployment of the school mapping visualization tool and dissemination of mapping data to key stakeholders and potential partners.Reviewing publicly available datasets and technical analyses relevant to Phase 1 of Giga in Ghana and applying those that can add to school geolocation, school connectivity and regional infrastructure mapping.Project management activities for Giga, including progress reporting, project communications, risk management and documenting lessons learned.
Deliverables and Time Frame for Submission

TasksEnd Product/ DeliverablesTime Frame
1Coordinating collection of relevant data sets for the school mapping pillarRelevant data sets of school locations, their connectivity and the surrounding infrastructure are identified from multiple sources. Data is made available in excel, .csv, .json or other similar formats.Month 3
2Working with global Giga Mapping Team to integrate obtained data sets into the Project Connect platformAn accurate and verified national mapping of schools’ locations (triangulated) and level of connectivity is live on the Project Connect platform.Month 6
3Developing new and maintaining existing relationships with government, development partner and private sector stakeholders who can contribute to the Phase 1 of Giga in GhanaCreation and continuous update of nationally contextualized materials for Giga roll-out in Ghana (specifications to be determined), including the national roll-out plan with agreed milestones and timelines.Technical partnership opportunities are identified, scoped and followed-up. Relevant documentation including an up-to-date matrix of contacts and discussion status is made available.Ongoing,Month 2, 4

4Reviewing publicly available datasets and technical analyses relevant to Giga Phase 1 in Ghana. A database of available datasets and technical analyses relevant to Giga Phase 1 in Ghana, including list of organizations and the focal points within these organizations who developed the analysesDelivering this database to Giga Mapping Team with recommendations how it should be applied to the Project Connect PlatformMonth 3     Month 3-6
5Handing over of completed work documentation supervisors.A database with information about all data sets and analyses of school geolocation, school connectivity and regional infrastructure obtained, including their sources, focal points, scope, and relevant documentation.Monthly progress report on deliverables.For all deliverables, hard and soft copies for all products are made availableMonth 6

Supervision, reporting arrangements, payment and payment scheduleThe consultant will be supervised by the UNICEF Deputy Representative, Ghana. In implementing the terms of reference, the consultant will work closely with the Youth Entrepreneurship, Innovation and DPG Specialist, the Youth Policy and Programming Specialist, and the Chief of Education and team and other relevant UNICEF staff in Ghana.

The consultant shall receive a monthly payment upon satisfactory submission of monthly deliverables as agreed with the supervisor..
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
University degree, preferably in GIS or data science; alternatively in business administration, management, communications, international development, computer science, software engineering or other related field, with the provision of practical technical experience .
A minimum of  four years of relevant professional experience inFamiliarity working with big data, e.g.: MNOs, Twitter, satellite data sets.Ability to triage effectively between different, fragmented data sets from multiple sourcesAbility to communicate data insights and to translate into programmatic impactProven project management experience; ability to work with multiple stakeholders.Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.Fluency in English is required. 
Asset:Familiarity working with quantitative and qualitative statistics and government data, e.g.: census, EMIS, location data
Experience in developing and managing relationships with MNOs and ISPsExperience working with software tools, ideally in the phases of adoption and user requirements (e.g. user testing, user interaction)Experience with early stage technical productsDevelopment or government experienceFamiliarity with government structures and ability to independently liaise within government unitsFamiliarity with the UN system and UNICEFExcellent writing skills NB: Candidates should attach a two-page note on how he/she intends to effectively accomplish this assignment within time frame. Candidates should indicate proposed Monthly fees in Ghana Cedis

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.

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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.
Remarks:Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.
Deadline: 01 Jun 2021 Greenwich Standard TimePOSTULER

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