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UNICEF volunteer opportunity: Primero/Child Protection IMS Volunteer

The Child Protection Section within the Programme Division (PD) of UNICEF HQ is leading the development of open source software called Primero (see: www.primero.org). Primero is an application that  supports protection-related case management, incident monitoring, and family tracing and reunification. Primero v1 is already live in several countries, and UNICEF and partners are now planning to take the application to scale. In order to do this, a series of important steps must be taken to ensure that the application and its supporting infrastructure is prepared for global deployment.

Technology for Development (T4D) and Informaton and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) are emerging areas of work and there is increasing demand for people with this skillset. The purpose of this volunteer assignment is to conduct various software-related tasks to prepare Primero for accelerated deployment. The volunteer with support the development and testing of the tools, artefacts, processes and documentation that will be used to bring Primero to scale. The volunteer will not be required to write code, but developer experience is an asset.

The volunteer is expected to remotely work approximately 5-10 hours per week from 02 May to 26 August 2016 (four months). The exact days and duration to be negotiated and/or based on need and availability of the volunteer.

Key Skills, Technical Background, and Experience Required

Relevant experience in software development/computer science
Agile and Scrum methodologies
Drafting, reviewing, managing and version controlling technical software documentation
Good knowledge of GitHub/GitBooks an asset
Knowledge of Linux, Ruby, JavaScript, and shell scripting
High level proficiency in standard computer software, in particular, Microsoft Excel.
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines;
Good written English
Familiarity with the UN and UNICEF programmes.

Read the full volunteer description here.

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