Head of Exploration (Rwandese Nationals only)
Jun
3
to Jun 6

Head of Exploration (Rwandese Nationals only)

We are building the largest and fastest learning global network of Accelerator Labs (initially setting up 60 labs in 60 countries) embedded within UNDP’s global architecture and country platforms. The new offering builds on the latest thinking from the fields of complexity science, lead user innovation and collective intelligence to accelerate development impact.

Our network will surface and reinforce locally sourced solutions at scale while mobilizing a wide and dynamic partnership of actors contributing knowledge, resources and experience. The idea is to transform our collective approach by introducing new protocols, backed by evidence and practice, which accelerate the testing and dissemination of solutions within and across countries. This will enable the global community to collectively learn from local knowledge and ingenuity at a speed and at a scale that our societies and planet require. This will be achieved by:

-               Building on locally-sourced solutions, finding things that work and expanding on them;

-               Rapid testing and iteration to implement what works and go beyond the obvious solutions;

-               Combining the best understanding, ideas and expertise to generate collective knowledge;

-               Accelerating progress by bringing expertise, creativity and collective intelligence to bear.

The Accelerator Lab will undertake i) external facing interventions addressing priority development challenges, and ii) internally facing experiments to embed new ways of doing development within the existing UNDP portfolio. 

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Head of Solutions Mapping
Jun
3
to Jun 17

Head of Solutions Mapping

You are capable and excited about starting, design and managing activities, direct engagement with local communities and collaboration across global networks. You are driven by learning new things, figuring out how they work and translating them across sectors. You tell stories of emergent solutions and you gravitate to solving global development challenges.

You have a natural inclination to interdisciplinarity, cross cultural mindset and cross sectoral experience with the cosmopolitan attraction for diversity.  You are driven by a strong sense of purpose and commitment to make change happen and a keen eye to identify emerging opportunities and ‘at the edge’ trends. You are open to discovery and exploration, capable of articulating insights and ideas through visual thinking, open to serendipity and discovery yet are pragmatic and constructive working with public sector authorities. You are comfortable with ambiquity, capable of zooming out for context and zooming in for content and execution- sharp in pursuit of objectives, fast at adapting and changing course when needed. You have superb compentencies in program and portfolio management, are at ease with decision-making processes and dynamics of different models of governance. 

You are curious, quirky and fun, natural strategic thinkers and a talented designer.  You understand systems, the good, the bad and the ugly, and are capable of working within bureaucracies to make change, leverage technology to extend, enhance and multiply exploration, discovery and execution.  You are digitally savy, you hack tools, and you are keen to be a part of a large global organization exhibiting United Nations values

Duties and Responsibilities

1.       Lead lab efforts in deep community immersion, collective intelligence and solutions mapping

  • Developing and sustaining positive relationships with a range of local community and citizen groups

  • Identifying and training local volunteers, recruiting Universities and think tanks for sustaining long term community outreach and engagement and identification of lead users, providing training and mentoring

  • Translaton of ethnographic and field research findings into learning and action for the acceleration lab activities

  • Design specific field research and participatory methods to focus on the most vulnerable populations and those not usually engaged in public policy debates on development methods

  • Explore, document and increase understanding on emerging methods of tapping into collective intelligence for sustainable development

 2.       Convene the processes of solution intake, assessment and designing prototypes for diffusion

  • Design and implement methodology for intaking indigenous knowledge and local solutions, consolidating, screening and further describing incoming ideas

  • Design criteria/metrics for assessing consolidating incoming local solutions

  • Conduct field research to determine best methods fo making solutions transferable

  • Test the solutions and potential ideas in real life context to understand potential channels of spreading (including identifying private and public sector venues for uptake)

  • Analyse system level issues that local solutions address (and don’t address, therefore exposing gaps)

  • Design of ‘things and tools’ needed to successful scale indigenous knowledge, lead user solutions, turning its insights into systemic change

  • Design methods for integrating collective intellengence into UNDP programmes and engage with programme and project managers to translate ideas into concrete practice

 3.       Undertake cultural and behavioral analyses for the accelerator lab portolio of experiments  

  • Advise on the accelerator lab’s experiment portfolio to ensure experiments are designed based on people’s knowledge, behaviors and peer to peer methods of managing and diffusing knowledge about sustainable development issues.

  • Ensure ethics framework is implemented for the lab’s portfolio of experiments

  • Design methods to test accelerator ideas for their applicability and diffusion

  • Integrate cultural norms, peer to peer methods and behaviorial insights into technology based experiments

  • Convene a broad range of new partners with UNDP including artists, community organizers and emergent movements to explore areas for collaboration on sustainable development 

4.       Work out loud and Organizational Learning

  • Lead communication efforts and proactively use blog and social media to share findings from field research

  • Ensure UNDP’s communication efforts respect privacy and ethics considerations

  • Liaise with the broader Accelerator Lab network and the support team to share learnings and insights from the country-specific experience

  • Help embed solutions mapping lead user methodology within the CO portfolio, design and provide trainings that include various methodologies and steps to identify and work with lead users

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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Senior UX/UI Designer
May
21
to May 28
WFP

Senior UX/UI Designer

ShareTheMeal is developed as the first pilot project of the WFP Innovation Accelerator, part of the Innovation and Change Management Division, which aims to combine start-up lean thinking with non-profit projects to reduce food insecurity and malnutrition. This division reports to the Chief of Staff of WFP and seeks to create value through prioritizing and better harnessing innovative ideas, as well as scaling up transformative projects to a global level.

The ShareTheMeal app was launched in 2015 and currently has more than one million users. The team, located in Berlin, is focused on growing the user base and increasing engagement of existing users through marketing and communication initiatives as well as further developing the app to include new and innovative features.

 ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: 

 The Consultant, reporting to the Head of the ShareTheMeal initiative, is expected to:

  1. Lead, with the Head of Product and Tech and the Product Manager, the development of a state-of-the-art UX and UI

    1. Gather and validate business and end-user requirements

    2. Design user journeys based on the needs and the limitations of the users and of the context of use

    3. Develop wireframes, prototypes, storyboards, user flows, animations and mockups of new/optimized features

    4. Prepare and iterate visual assets and pixel-perfect layout specifications for the native mobile apps, working hand in hand with our Android and iOS developers and QA

    5. Ensure that usability principles and UX best practices are followed and define specifications for user interface behaviours

    6. Test the designs with end users at different stages of the product development cycle and refine the interface based on the findings to minimize fixes and rework during development

    7. Provide Quality Assurance on the correct implementation of interface designs and behaviour

  2. Manage ShareTheMeal's graphic design resources on a day-to-day basis

    1. Coordinate graphic design tasks across UX/UI, marketing assets and video

    2. Mentor and guide the Junior Graphic designer, the Video Editor and volunteer supporters

  3. Continue to develop a strong visual identity for ShareTheMeal

    1. Refine the brand identity

    2. Ensure a coherent visual identity across different channels

  4. Maintain strong coordination with the Communications, Advocacy and Marketing Division (CAM) and the Information Technology Division (TEC) on issues related to WFP’s visual branding, Human-Centred Design, User Interface Guidelines, and other design & technology standards

  5. Support other activities as required

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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Business Intelligence Analyst
May
21
to May 23
WFP

Business Intelligence Analyst

ShareTheMeal is developed as the first pilot project of the WFP Innovation Accelerator, part of the Innovation and Change Management Division, which aims to combine start-up lean thinking with non-profit projects to reduce food insecurity and malnutrition. This division reports to the Chief of Staff, Office of the Executive Director, of WFP and seeks to create value through prioritizing and better harnessing innovative ideas, as well as scaling up transformative projects to a global level.

The ShareTheMeal app was launched in 2015 and currently has more than 1,000,000 users. The team, located in Berlin, is focused on further developing the app to include new and innovative features, and on increasing the engagement of existing users and growing the user base through marketing and communication initiatives.

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The Consultant, reporting to the Head of Operations for the ShareTheMeal initiative, is expected to:

  1. Develop self-driven analyses on customer giving patterns and product usage and derive clear and actionable recommendations for business decisions

  2. Refining our user segmentation and triggers for marketing automation

  3. Design and implement experiments to evaluate the impact of product optimizations and new features by defining key metrics

  4. Measuring the effectiveness of marketing campaigns and developing our understanding of marketing attribution modelling

  5. Collaborate with Product and Tech, Marketing and Management to define and track relevant business goals

  6. Help foster a data-driven culture throughout our team and apply best practices

  For more information and to apply, please click here.

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Digital Media and Content Officer
May
9
to May 12

Digital Media and Content Officer

  • UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Digital Medal and Content Officer will be expected to:

  • Monitor news media, social media and other key sources to identify relevant content for publicationon PreventionWeb, as per PreventionWeb content strategy and editorial policy.

  • Maintain PreventionWeb content monitoring system and suggest new content sources.

  • Draft headlines, abstracts, captions and other text. Format entries with taxonomy, images, and related links to ensure comprehensiveness, timeliness, reliability of content published in PreventionWeb knowledge base.

  • Process user submissions and liaise with users as necessary. Answer public inquiries.

  • Create social media content (such as tweets, social tiles, surveys etc) to promote PreventionWebproducts and services and support UNDRR advocacy efforts.

  • Curate content from the knowledge base to create editorial packages on selected topics.

  • Conduct outreach activities to improve use and awareness of PreventionWeb products and services

  • Develop training material and user manuals, trains staff in use of content management system.

  • Monitor and analyse web and social media analytics

  • Contribute to developing, updating, maintaining and implementing editorial policies, contentmanagement guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures, and outreach strategies.

  • Provide input to technological development of site features from the editorial perspective.

  • Identify issues and trends in digital media and advise on appropriate action/responses

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UN Youth Volunteer in Digital Media and Content Officer
May
8
to May 12

UN Youth Volunteer in Digital Media and Content Officer

  • UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The UN Volunteer Digital media officer will:

  • Monitor news media, social media and other key sources to identify relevant content for publication on PreventionWeb, as per PreventionWeb content strategy and editorial policy.

  • Maintain PreventionWeb content monitoring system and suggest new sources.

  • Draft headlines, abstracts, captions and other text. Format entries with taxonomy, images, and relatedlinks to ensure comprehensiveness, timeliness, reliability of content published in PreventionWebknowledge base.

  • Process user submissions and liaise with users as necessary. Answer public inquiries.

  • Create and edit visual assets for social media and other digital products. Create social media content to promote PreventionWeb products and services and support UNDRR advocacy efforts.

  • Curate content from the knowledge base to create editorial packages on selected topics.

  • Provide assistance to UNDRR staff in the use of the content management system.

  • Provide input to technological development of site features from the editorial perspective.

  • Perform other related duties as required. Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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Core Operations /New Ventures Consultant
Apr
26
to May 10
WFP

Core Operations /New Ventures Consultant

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency fighting hunger. WFP reaches more than 80 million people every day - delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with smallholder farmers, communities and governments to improve nutrition and build resilience. 

The WFP Innovation Accelerator has been named one of the top 10 innovative companies 2017 by FastCompany for operating a real startup accelerator to disrupt global hunger at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

It identifies, supports and scales high potential solutions to hunger worldwide - both WFP innovators and external start-ups with $50-100K cash (equity free), hands-on support by our New Venture Consultants and access to WFP's global operations in developing countries in a 3-6 months sprint programme. The most promising innovations are supported in scaling further.  

Based in Munich, Germany, we are currently a team of 35 innovators, with over 20 different nationalities and a diverse background, e.g. as serial entrepreneurs, startup accelerator managers, management/HCD consultants, entrepreneurs-in-residence focused on building businesses or experts in developing country innovation. Lean start-up and human-centered design (HCD) approaches are at the core of everything we do.

We have built partnerships with leading innovation organisations such as Singularity University, XPRIZE and the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech). Several private sector partners and high-net-worth individuals support WFP in their work in disrupting global hunger, such as Google and others. 

We support the next-level innovation for WFP’s operations, such as Building Blocks, using blockchain technology for e-wallets for people receiving cash-transfers;  EMPACT, connecting refugees to online work after a 12 week training H2Grow (Hydroponics), helps refugees grow food in desert areas or camps; Farm to Market Alliance – an alliance between WFP and 7 private sector entities purchasing food from smallholder farmers and providing credit, and agricultural inputs as for profit business model, or new startups that could help make a difference to end hunger.

As the Accelerator team, we support other entrepreneurs (could be WFP innovators or external startups, NGOs, companies) to take their innovations to the next level – either getting ideas to the first proof of concept or already implemented solutions to the next scale-up.

The Accelerator Operations team drives the whole process from startup/innovation sourcing, across the innovation pipeline into our sprint programme into our scale-up enablement programme. Part of the role is to drive these processes and keep on improving them. Experience with a startup accelerator, the early stage venture-backed company ecosystem or corporate innovation / technology teams is preferred.

The candidate will be expected to:

  1. Support and drive the development of a healthy startup/innovation pipeline (both external and internal teams)

  2. Drive startups/innovations forward during the sprint programme phase

  3. Support other accelerator activities

To learn more and to apply, please click here.

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Marketing and Communications Lead
Apr
8
to Apr 18
WFP

Marketing and Communications Lead

  • WFP Innovation Accelerator (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you driven by creativity and a passion for social change? Look no further!

The World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator is looking to add a Marketing and Communications Consultant to our squad. As a lead on our dynamic team, you will put your wordsmithing and strategy skills to the test to build the public profile and presence of the Accelerator as we continue to identify and scale high potential solutions.

Based in Munich, Germany, we are a tight-knit team of 28 innovators, proudly representing 20 nationalities. From serial entrepreneurs and HCD experts to fundraising fanatics and everything in between, we all come together with one goal in mind - to reach #ZeroHunger by 2030.

The issue we are tackling is bold and big, and we need to get people’s attention to take our impact to the next level. If you are ready to put your skills to the test, we want you on Team Accelerator.

The consultant will report to the Head of Business Development, WFP Innovation Accelerator:

  1.  Lead the overall Marketing and Communications efforts of the WFP Innovation Accelerator

  2. Develop and implement an annual Marketing and Communications strategy for the Accelerator and supported innovations

  3. Grow and support the Accelerator’s in-bound marketing activities

  4. Manage engagement with the entrepreneur/start-up community

  5. Coordinate other communications, marketing and events needs as required:

To learn more and apply, please click here.

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Donor Relations and Partnerships Lead
Apr
8
to Apr 18

Donor Relations and Partnerships Lead

  • WFP Innovation Accelerator (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you believe that innovation is the answer to end hunger? We want to meet you!

The World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator is looking to add a Donor Relations and Partnerships Consultant to our roster. As a lead on a multi-disciplinary Communications and Partnerships team, your relationship management skills and proposal writing prowess will ensure that the Accelerator remains the top choice for donors looking to support the global innovation ecosystem.

Based in Munich, Germany, we are a tight-knit team of 28 innovators, proudly representing 20 nationalities. From serial entrepreneurs and HCD experts to fundraising fanatics and everything in between, we all come together with one goal in mind - to #disrupthunger by 2030.

The Consultant is expected to:

  1. Contribute to the overall development and management of a growing portfolio of government and private sector partnerships;

  2. Act as information and knowledge management focal point for partnerships and fundraising;

  3. Support other partnerships, communications and events needs as required;

To learn more and apply, please click here.

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