Children's Aid Organization UNICEF Seeks Blockchain Lead
The United Nations Children's Fund is seeking a software developer and consultant who can help shape the organization's blockchain strategy.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is seeking a software developer and consultant who can help it lead its blockchain efforts.
A terms of reference sheet published last week outlines in detail how the international aid organization is seeking to leverage the technology in accordance with its goals to improve child welfare around the world.
Specifically, the prospective developer and consultant would aid in "research, consulting and prototyping applications for humanitarian purposes".
UNICEF goes on to highlight existing projects focused on identity and remittances – two areas the organization has said in the past represent key use cases.
UNICEF representative Dana Zucker told CoinDesk:
The role will likely form one aspect of the agency’s overall strategy toward blockchain applications, which includes a commitment to funding startups through its innovation arm.
Image Credit: Lucky Team Studio / Shutterstock.com
The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. As part of their compensation, certain CoinDesk employees, including editorial employees, may receive exposure to DCG equity in the form of stock appreciation rights, which vest over a multi-year period. CoinDesk journalists are not allowed to purchase stock outright in DCG.
Learn more about Consensus 2024, CoinDesk’s longest-running and most influential event that brings together all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Head to consensus.coindesk.com to register and buy your pass now.