The United Nations Children's Fund UNICEF has announced it is seeking to hire software specialists to implement blockchain solutions in the organisation’s system.

UNICEF has published the terms of reference describing work requirements for new employees. The foundation is looking for developers of open code IT products who would help to cope with humanitarian problems in emerging markets. The listed tasks include the development of solutions based on new technologies, such as blockchain and smart contracts.

With their help, UNICEF intends to create decentralised platforms for people identification and money transfers. The money transfers solution prototype needs to be presented within a half-year from the start of the project.  

“Want to use your coding skills to do good in this world? Good, we want to talk to you,” the document say.

The candidates will work with an existing group of entrepreneurs, developers and researchers involved in various projects of the organisation. One of them is the platform for predicting the spread of infectious diseases, which processes climatological data and socioeconomic parameters from various sources.

“We want to grow our knowledge and thinking, so we want to bring someone on who can help lead the charge on thinking, researching and creating use cases for how blockchain will play a role in UNICEF's work,” UNICEF representative Dana Zucker told CoinDesk.

Fluency in English is one of the absolute requirements for the job, along with the possibility to live in the US for the length of the contract, which is 11.5 months.

Elena Platonova