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Head of Innovation Services

  • WFP Innovation Accelerator Munich Germany (map)

The Head of Innovation Services will be in charge of the build-up and leadership of new accelerator programmes for external partners/clients, reporting directly to the Head of the Innovation Accelerator.
Specific responsibilities include:

  • Lead the delivery of new accelerator programmes (‘innovation services) for a portfolio of external partners/clients, ranging from business development, overall management to client handling;

  • 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.

  • Provide input and advice into strategy 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.

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

  • Working with project managers and team members 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 the Accelerator with any other activities and tasks as required

The Head of Innovation Services will be managing multiple client relationships in multi-year agreements and managing multiple teams to deliver design sprint “bootcamps”, venture advisory support and consulting on teams transitioning to scale.

For more information and to apply, please click here.