Giga Jobs

Mapping and Tech Program Coordinator

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Contract type: Consultancy

Duration: 12 months

Application deadline: 21 April 2024, at 11.55 pm CET

Link to apply via UNICEF Portal


We are seeking a talented, passionate Mapping and Tech Program Coordinator 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 Mapping and Tech Program Coordinator will work with a multidisciplinary team to support the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of different cutting-edge products and activities that will help us achieve the ambitious goal of connecting every school, and every young person to the internet.

Your responsibilities will be…
  • Support the Mapping and Tech Lead in day-to-day operations and strategic planning.
  • Conduct data analysis and progress reporting, in support of goals and key objectives.
  • Support the coordination of the work of vendors and other tech partners that are supporting us build different products.
  • Create tools and processes to enable seamless scale of the work and in country deployment of products.
  • Ensure adoption of best practices and guidelines, including open-source guidelines across tech stack.
  • Support product leads in analyzing the impact of different products and user adoption & satisfaction by defining and tracking key metrics.
  • Create relevant documents and communication materials and communicate quantifiable impact of the work to internal and external audiences.

Please access the full Term of Reference (ToRs) and read a more detailed description of the assignment in this file in order to prepare your financial proposal and know more about the role: Mapping and Tech Program Coordinator ToRs.pdf.

To qualify for this position, you will have…
  • A Master’s degree in Engineering, Business Development, Public Administration or a related field is essential for this role. *An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline combined with an additional 2 years of professional experience may substitute the Master’s degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant professional experience in technology and program management.
  • Experience working with technology products and tech private sector companies.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Experience working in innovation projects is an asset.
  • Good verbal and writing communication skills.
  • Experience working with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of project management tools like Jira, Asana, Trello is an asset.
  • Work experience in developing countries and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.
  • The consultant is expected to travel to Geneva one time (1 trip), for a stay of 4-5 nights.
  • The consultant is responsible for arranging his/her own travel, including visa and travel insurance.
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 for arranging his/her own travel, including visa.
  • This consultancy is based in Geneva.
How to apply:
  • Interested applicants are required to submit a financial proposal with an all-inclusive fee. Please see the financial proposal template here: Consultancy Financial Offer template.docx
  • 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.
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.