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Senior Advisor on Connectivity Credits

Location: Remote (with travel to Geneva)

Contract type: Consultancy

Duration: 12 months

Application deadline: 26 March 2024, 11:55 pm CET

Link to apply via UNICEF Portal

Summary

Giga seeks a Senior Advisor on Giga Connectivity Credits to provide strategic advisory services to UNICEF’s Giga Connectivity Credits team, focusing on organizational structure, HR processes, MVP strategy development, and resource deployment for connectivity credits development in Geneva.

Your main responsibilities will be…
  • Organizational Structure Optimization and staffing needs development.
  • MVP Strategy Development and User Engagement.
  • Strategic Advisory and Implementation Support.
  • Performance Evaluation and Scaling Advice.
  • Knowledge Sharing and Partnership Facilitation.
  • Reporting and Strategic Recommendations.

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: Senior Advisor on Giga Connectivity Credits (Consultant).pdf.

To qualify for this position, you will have…
  • Master’s degree in business administration, Technology Management, or a related field. *A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • 8 – 10 years of extensive relevant work experience in leading and scaling technology companies internationally, with a proven track record in executive management, business development, and strategic advisory roles.
  • Demonstrated experience fostering innovation, growth, and positive leadership within technology sectors.
  • Experience in navigating high-level contracts, vendor selection, and government relations.
  • Strong background in blockchain, AI, and other emerging technologies is preferred.
  • Excellent analytical and strategic thinking skills, with a strong attention to detail and a commitment to achieving high-quality outcomes.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.
Travel
  • The consultant is expected to travel up to 6 times to Geneva for a stay of 1 night each.
  • 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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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.