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ESARO has entered a partnership with Botnar aiming at the creation of a new platform that supports digital innovation across Africa. A relational ecosystem emerged as a result of an one year design process, where different ecosystem partners agree to the key principle of Agency or Players First. At the core of the system is the young person with his/her identity and his/her control over his/her data and growth journey (Autonomy). The ecosystem facilitates interaction with other youth, communities, service providers, employers,… based on shared values (Relatedness). Young people are offered the opportunity to participate in tailored skills acquisition that involves growth in action through impact tasks (Competence). The ecosystem is basically a market place that mediates along three lines: (a) between the demand for impact and youth that can achieve the impact, (b) between the personal aspirations and psychometric profile of young people and on/offline learning/skills acquisition opportunities and finally (c) between a more rich CV of the youth and employers/entrepreneurship opportunities. Given its focus on the agency of young people the ecosystem is called the youth agency market place or yoma.africa. Yoma builds upon exponential technologies such as blockchain and seamless ledgers, Self Sovereign Identity, privacy preserving and open AI/Machine learning and psychometric matching.
The first large scale minimum viable product (MVP) of yoma was initiated in mid-May 2020 through a challenge around COVID-19: More than 90,000 young people in Africa registered for the challenge, exceeding expectations and showing the potential for scale. Since then, yoma – together with its partners – has launched several challenges that reached over 300,000 youth across Africa. Rich data has been collected and consolidated in a first version of a dashboard. In future, the important metrics will need to be defined further to be able to prove the concept to potential partners and allow for internal and external transparency and success monitoring. For certain key performance indicator the dataset will need to be complemented by the insights from the challenges and, hence, will have to allow for the integration of data from yoma partners and the google analytics data.
The contractor will focus on the data management and presentation and monitoring of key performance indicators across all workstreams of yoma.
How can you make a difference?
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Education: Postgraduate degree in an academic field related to data science.
- Experience in cleaning and working with large datasets.
- At least six months of experience working with data and monitoring post-graduation
- Strong analytical skills
- Good drafting skills
- Fluency in English, Knowledge of French an asset
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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