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Innovation Services Lead

  • WFP Munich Germany (map)

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We are currently seeking to fill an Innovation Services Lead intern position in our Innovation Accelerator (INCA), Innovation and Change Management Division, based in Munich, Germany.

More information: http://innovation.wfp.org and a video of our Innovation Bootcamp from us and from Google.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Support Innovation Accelerator managerial and operative tasks, oversight of service delivery across a key client account/s and related service lines, including taking lead roles in running bootcamps, workshops, advisory “sprint” support to innovation teams and other emerging offerings suited to client needs;

  • Management of a 10+ person innovation services team (internal and external) responsible for delivering to each client, including consultants delivering to bootcamps, sprints and workshops, and relevant business support staff such as communications, administration and partnerships.

  • Input into strategy and operations for Innovation Services as a whole, including regular review of strategy and ensuring compliance with WFP policies in operations including facets such as the use of vendors and sub-contractors, partnerships, contracts and reporting.

  • Input into the impact assessment, developing and monitoring the theory of change of why/how innovation services are helping with client objectives.

  • Working with other innovation service leads to provide oversight for the development and growth of a support community and alumni from which we can engage experts, mentors and partners for all clients.

  • Working closely with other members of the Innovation Accelerator team to maintain a strong single team as we collectively undergo considerable growth.

  • Support the Head of Innovation Services and the Head of the Accelerator with any other activities and tasks as required

The Innovation Services lead will be managing client relationships in multi-year agreements and managing a team to deliver design sprint “bootcamps”, venture advisory support and consulting on teams transitioning to scale. Over time, the Innovation Services leads will work with WFP leadership to refine strategy and operationally deliver innovation services and consolidate WFP’s leadership position in innovation.

For more information and to apply, please click here.