Are you a technologist, always curious about what technology and innovation can achieve when brought to people and organizations in need? Are you convinced that technology can become a game-changer in the way humanitarian organizations and the UN work in their field missions, by providing them the right tools?
As our Expert Technology Adviser, you will be tasked to identify and analyse technologies that will make our initiatives unique and cutting-edge, while having a solid sense of what will work in a humanitarian environment and what might not be sufficiently mature, for instance in our Blockchain-for-Peace initiative or in our projects on supply chain solutions.
Your proposals and analyses are outcome- and solution-oriented. You understand the challenges in underdeveloped regions such as insufficient connectivity, distances, power outages and low availability of expert services and trained people.
Part of your task will be to organize and moderate technology workshops, help us to prepare presentations for conferences. You may also analyze and improve grant proposals, review project plans, and implementation roadmaps, as well as funding proposals. As our “Technology Ambassador”, you might also contribute by approaching possible industry partners and discussing their involvement as implementation partners.