Giga Jobs

Giga Telecommunications Partnerships Expert

Location: Remote-based with travel opportunities

Duration: 12 months

Application Deadline: 8 March 2023, Europe Standard Time

Link to Apply via UNICEF Portal


We are seeking a Telecommunications Partnerships Expert to join Giga, an initiative to connect every school in the world to the Internet and every young person to information, opportunity, and choice. The candidate will actively seek out new partnership opportunities with the telecommunications industry, and grow our public-private partnership in the field of technology and innovation.

Your main responsibilities will be…
  • Developing and managing across teams to deliver on key partnership objectives.
  • Design and lead the execution of a strategy to engage with the telecommunications sector.
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders from the telecommunications sector.
  • Developing powerful communications about the impact made possible by partners’ contributions, and identifying opportunities to bring existing and new partners closer to Giga’s work.
  • Manage the delivery of a data platform to be developed by Giga with other technology partners that allows internet service providers to report on their efforts in school connectivity.
Please click here to access the full ToR and related information.
To qualify for this position, you will have…
  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the following fields: public and/or private sector partnerships, communications, social sciences communication, public relations, business administration and management.
  • *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in partnerships/project management, and a track record of organizing and managing partnerships, especially between the technology sector and development/non-profit organizations
  • Knowledge of the telecommunications regulatory ecosystem, its actors, interactions between stakeholders, processes and trends.
  • Exposure to fundraising and partnerships management in the United Nations is a huge plus
  • Demonstrated planning, communication, fundraising and very strong writing and editing skills
  • Ability to manage multiple perspectives and sets of priorities, driving toward consensus across several stakeholders
  • Experience and strength in customer relationship management
  • Capacity to prioritize and manage a diverse range of partners, projects and activities
  • Must be a natural project manager – keeping resources and conversations organized a requirement
  • Fluency in English. Competence in another UN language preferred.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
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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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

  • Consultants are paid monthly 
  • Consultants are responsible for their own health and travel insurance 
  • Consultant is eligible for standard budget allowances for all work-related travel