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Executive Senior Innovation Advisor


  • UNDP New York USA (map)

UNDP is seeking to engage an Executive Senior Innovation Advisor with experience in sustainable development and ISO innovation standards to help elevate and capture UNDP’s innovation work. Leveraging its innovation experience, the selected bidder will be expected to:

(1)   Assess the feasibility of building an innovation management system in UNDP, using ISO guidance

a.     Develop UNDP’s understanding of the new ISO/FDIS 56002 on innovation management (currently under development), through executive training

b.     Conduct an assessment of UNDP’s innovation management and processes, identifying existing good practices and gaps.

c.     Recommend a strategy for UNDP to implement ISO guidance, including identifying areas for improvement and resources/capacities needed

(2)   Work with UNDP to broker new partnerships with academic institutions and capture UNDP’s best practices on innovation and transformation

a.     Identify and engage with business schools and academia to showcase UNDP’s work as a learning tool for academia, UN and other international organizations

b.     Document and develop a case study on UNDP’s innovation work, using ISO guidance as a framework

(3)   Provide high quality innovation advice to the Administrator and senior leadership on innovation and transformation

Activities may be taken on directly or relying on the administrative and professional support of the entity the bidder is engaged by/belongs to/manages. The technical offer should clearly delineate what inputs these entities would be expected to have and indicate how such support and inputs would reflect positively on the outputs.  If the bidder selects this, UNDP is prepared to consider entering into a Reimbursable Loan Agreement with the entity.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

Earlier Event: May 30
Research Assistant - EQUALS Project
Later Event: June 3
Head of Solutions Mapping