NHQ:ISD - QDL: Tech-xploration Event Strategy Designer

NHQ:ISD - QDL: Tech-xploration Event Strategy Designer

This position supports the National Headquarters (NHQ) International Services Development (ISD) team. Specifically the Quality, Data, and Learning (QDL) unit. The International Services Department Data and Tech Readiness Team is searching for a Tech-xploration Event Strategy Designer to design and help facilitate events to engage corporate technology teams, open-source communities, humanitarian technologists, volunteer software developers, and others in creative exploration of possible solutions to challenges in humanitarian activities.

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Locations

Remote/Virtual Volunteer Opportunity

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of strategies for International Services Department to engage corporate technology teams, open-source communities, humanitarian technologists, volunteer software developers, and others in creative exploration of possible solutions to challenges in humanitarian activities.
  • Help design events that go beyond the stereotypical hackathon.
  • Help design ways to engage our partners and volunteers in brainstorming how technology can change humanitarian work. 

Qualifications

Required

  • Experience organizing events to engage a specific community of people
  • Experience applying user experience design and/or human-centered design principles in the context of coordinating technology or innovation events like hackathons, bootcamps, workshops, etc.
  • Can generate ideas on how to maximize diverse representation on design teams.
  • Experience with event management: specifically a hackathon, workshop, or similar event?
  • Understanding and experience with digital, web-based events.
  • Experience in an unconventional community event (such as a participant-oriented unconference)

 

Preferred

  • Helpful to have a general understanding of technological barriers in low-resource settings. 

Training

International Services provides standard orientation to the American Red Cross and the department

Development Opportunities

  • Design and lead events.
  • Learn about the use of open-source software in humanitarian programs in a variety of contexts around the world.
  • Support innovation of tools for disaster preparedness, resilience, and response.
  • Engage with corporate technology teams, open-source communities, humanitarian technologists, volunteer software developers, and others.
  • Engage with people from the Red Cross and Red Crescent global network. 

Length of Appointment

1 year committment; renewable

Time Commitment

6+ hours per week

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