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Giga Community Manager, Blockchain Initiatives

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Duration: 12 months

Application Deadline: 27 July 2023, CEST

Link to Apply via UNICEF Portal

Summary

We are seeking an experienced, dynamic Community Manager to join the Giga team. The Community Manager will develop and nurture a vibrant open-source community centered around blockchain technology for UNICEF Giga’s initiatives. Additionally, the Community Manager will work closely with Giga´s technical and project teams to foster collaboration and enhance knowledge sharing that supports Giga’s goal of connecting every school to the internet.

Your main responsibilities will be…

1. Community Engagement

  • Develop and execute strategies to engage and grow the open-source community focused on blockchain technology for UNICEF Giga’s initiatives.
  • Proactively communicate and interact with community members through various channels, such as forums, mailing lists, social media, and events.
  • Cultivate a supportive and inclusive community culture that encourages active participation, respectful dialogue, and collaboration.

2. Community Development

  • Identify and attract potential contributors, developers, and stakeholders who share an interest in blockchain technology and its potential for social impact.
  • Facilitate the onboarding process for new community members, providing guidance, resources, and support to help them get involved.
  • Organize and lead community events, workshops, webinars, and hackathons to promote knowledge exchange, skill-building, and collaboration.

3. Collaboration and Coordination

  • Foster collaboration among community members, facilitating connections and encouraging the sharing of ideas and expertise.
  • Coordinate with internal teams, external partners, and other blockchain projects to align community efforts with UNICEF Giga’s objectives and promote cross-collaboration.
  • Identify opportunities for strategic partnerships and joint initiatives to further the adoption and utilization of blockchain for social impact.

4. Content Creation and Documentation

  • Develop and curate educational and informative content, including blog posts, tutorials, case studies, and documentation, to engage the community and promote blockchain understanding.
  • Contribute to the creation of resources that support community members in their use of blockchain technology and its applications in UNICEF Giga’s projects.
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation and knowledge bases to ensure easy access to relevant information and best practices.

5. Feedback and Reporting

  • Gather feedback from the community, monitor community activities, and act as a bridge between the community and UNICEF Giga teams.
  • Analyze community metrics and provide regular reports on community growth, engagement, and impact to internal stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to incorporate community feedback into the development and improvement of UNICEF Giga’s blockchain initiatives.

Please click here to access the full TOR and related information.

To qualify for this position, you will have…
  • A Bachelor’s degree in business development, engineering or a relevant field or equivalent practical experience.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in community management, preferably in the context of open-source projects and/or blockchain technology.
  • Strong understanding of blockchain principles, decentralized technologies, and their potential for social impact.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and connect with diverse stakeholders.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience organizing and facilitating community events, such as meetups, hackathons or conferences, focused on blockchain technology.
  • Familiarity with agile project management methodologies and tools, such as Jira et al.
  • Self-motivated and proactive with the ability to work independently and as part of a distributed team.
  • Passion for global connectivity, digital learning, and the use of emerging technologies, particularly blockchain, for positive social change.
Payment details and further considerations
  • Payment of professional fees will be based on the submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.   
  • Consultant is responsible for his/her own health and travel insurance.
  • Consultant is responsible to arrange his/her own travel, including visa.
How to apply
  • Interest applicant is required to submit a financial proposal with all-inclusive fee. 
  • Financial proposal must include travel costs (economy class) and daily subsistence allowance, if travel is required as per TOR and any other estimated costs: visa, travel/health insurance. 

Applications without a financial proposal will not be considered. Please find attached the financial proposal template.

About Our Team

We are a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team of software engineers, finance specialists, data scientists, policy experts, and much more. Our team is a distributed workforce and plans to remain distributed into the foreseeable future. We are growing fast. Our team has grown by over 400% in the last 6 months as we rapidly scale to meet our stated mission.

About Giga

Giga is a joint initiative of UNICEF and ITU to connect every school in the world to the Internet by 2030. Working with corporate and non-profit partners, Giga maps schools’ Internet access in real time, creates models for innovative financing, and supports governments contracting for connectivity. It is part of ITU’s Partner2 Connect Coalition, UNICEF’s Reimagine Education initiative, and the UN Secretary General’s Common Agenda and Roadmap for Digital Cooperation 

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About UNICEF

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. 

UNICEF has a 70-year history of innovating for children. We believe that new approaches, partnerships and technologies that support realizing children’s rights are critical to improving their lives. 

About ITU

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), driving innovation in ICTs together with 193 Member States and a membership of over 900 companies, universities, and international and regional organizations.

Payment details and further considerations

  • Payment of professional fees will be based on the submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.
  • Consultant is responsible for his/her own health and travel insurance.
  • Consultant is responsible to arrange his/her own travel, including visa.