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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.

For every child, innovation

A steadily growing economy isn't benefiting all. Half the population still lives in poverty and children's changes can vary dramatically depending on their families’ wealth or where they live.

For more information, visit the UNICEF Indonesia Country Office website:

Title: National & International Contractor: Data and Technology Innovation (Solution Architect) to enhance children’s rights.

Type of Contract: Individual Contractor

Duration: August 2022 - July 2023 (11.5 months)

Duty Station: Jakarta, Indonesia

To anticipate the greater demand during COVID-19 and beyond, UNICEF is recruiting an international consultant (Solution Architect) for Data and Technology Innovation to contribute to enhancing children's rights in Indonesia. This role will contribute to strengthening the internal capacity of UNICEF ICO Data and Technology Innovation following the broader digital transformation by committing to support the integration of data and technology insights into decision-making processes, establishing a wider range of partnerships, and maintaining institutional agility and resilience to be able to respond swiftly to change while ensuring paths to scale and sustainability. This position is open to both national and international applicants.

Applicants who had previously applied need not re-apply

How can you make a difference?

Scope of Work:

Under the supervision of the Data Center Specialist, the consultant will be responsible for designing and implementing solutions to enhance the business performance of data and technology innovation work within UNICEF and relevant government counterparts, particularly the Ministry of Health. The consultant will work on strategic foresight to ensure that technology risks are accounted for and the proposed solutions meet all essential requirements, including introducing and implementing new technology and translating design into operational concepts for the deployment of real-time data platforms, applied technology solutions, and big data analysis, to support cross-sectoral program interventions during development and COVID-19 situations. The consultant will work with UNICEF ICO Data Innovation Team in close coordination with cross-cluster focal points and government counterparts as well as maintain liaison with the EAPRO ICT4D Unit and NYHQ Innovation Unit, and DAPM Unit, where applicable. The role is based in Jakarta, and occasional travel and field missions may be required, as prevailing conditions allow.

The Solution Architect will work based on the following scope of work, which is applicable both in development and humanitarian settings, including COVID-19: 1. Articulating and driving smart demand for and use of data and technology innovation to leverage the COVID19 data system to improve the integrated information system of the government, including in the Ministry of Health (MoH) - Based on the Digital Health Transformation Roadmap, document action plans, design and optimize system architecture, and create proof of concepts to support the development of the Indonesian Health Service (HIS), in collaboration with the Data Innovation team and the Digital Transformation Office of the MoH. - Shape and design solutions to optimize the overall health information system by leveraging the existing COVID19 data system, including transforming the PCare platform into Sehat Bersama/ Nakes Apps, and PeduliLindungi Apps into Citizen Health Apps, in consultation with the Data Innovation team and the Digital Transformation Office of the MoH. - Accelerate the adoption of appropriate technology services to support UNICEF program implementation in a timely manner by establishing effective communication with all stakeholders, close monitoring and troubleshooting of issues, providing clear guidelines and sufficient training.

2. Identifying and developing data and technology solutions for the most common challenges faced by UNICEF country offices and government counterparts in child-focused programming work, particularly due to the COVID19 situation. - Develop strategic notes/ solution blueprint with the Theory of Change (TOC), recommend new technology applications, functional design and enhanced system architecture to improve the business processes and delivery of services of the government, particularly the MoH and UNICEF priority programs. - Conduct relevant surveys, analyses, and synthesize feedback from users systematically whilst collaborating with respective technical teams to improve the design and system performance of the 3 (three) platforms mentioned above.

3. Mainstreaming the use of big data for the improvement of key program priorities in response to COVID19. - Develop a strategic note to identify and prioritize cross-sectoral big data initiatives in collaboration with the Data Innovation team and relevant partners. - Develop technical concept notes on 3 key projects on big data outlining clear objectives, expected outputs, methodologies, and implementation plans. - Create a summary of report outlining technical advice on the design and implementation of big data analytics processes and analyze non-conventional data sources.

4. Building and expanding the community and tools needed to support country offices and government staff in translating data innovation opportunities into results. - Provide technical inputs to proposals and/or concept notes with strong business cases to influence a variety of stakeholders, including donors, to demonstrate the technology solutions are aligned with the long-term goals of UNICEF and government counterparts. - Develop relevant case studies and document best practices for knowledge sharing and support the development of presentation materials for regional and global meetings. - Facilitate capacity-building sessions, including sharing best practices, presenting at events, and running workshops for UNICEF and government staff.

5. Provide relevant technical support to the overall Data Innovation workplan implementation based on needs.

Please refer to the Term of Reference attached for detail breakdowns of key tasks and deliverables.

TOR Individual Contractor for Data & Technology Innovation (Solution Architect)_TMS.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

- Master’s degree, technical degree, or higher in information technology, computer science, computer engineering, informatics engineering, data science, or other disciplines. - A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional work experience in data and technology innovation and development as a Solution Architect or similar. - Experience identifying, designing, and implementing data-driven digital innovation solutions for large-scale projects with technical components is desirable - Experience with web-based technologies including the database. Familiar with the fundamentals of software architectures. - Experience in leadership or at the senior/managerial level on information, communication, and technology for development projects on a national scale. - Experience in Open Source, mobile, and emerging technology applied to the development sector is a requirement. - Exposure to UNICEF priority programs, i.e., social policy, health, nutrition, WASH, communication, child protection, and education is an advantage. - Excellent data analysis and interpretation skills - Experience dealing with big data is an asset. - Experience in providing clear/simplified training to users, with low levels of experience and comfort with data and technology. - Experience in management developing data and technology strategies for development programme is an advantage

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.

Closing date: 10 August 2022

Remarks: The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your profile to ensure accuracy and completeness. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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