Programme Policy Officer (Innovation Advisor)

at WFP - World Food Programme
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted October 18, 2021
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Source, select and support innovations
Identify key opportunities for innovation to enhance WFP Uganda’s impact and programmes, bringing bespoke support to develop pilots.
Build a network with local innovation entities (innovation centres, incubators, accelerators, etc.) to understand partnership opportunities and latest innovations.
Recruit, review and select innovative projects to attend innovation programmes and bootcamps.
Lead preparation and writing of all fundraising proposals and scout innovation funding and partnership opportunities.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Bachelor’s degree in business, innovation, design, technology, international development or other related degrees
Language: International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
A minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible national or international experience in an innovation function in a private business or start-up and/or in innovations in the humanitarian or international development sector.
Experience working in the humanitarian or international development sector and/or in the start-up or innovation world with a focus on humanitarian and/or development issues, especially in Uganda.
Experience owning and building strategies to develop new concepts
Experience navigating a complex network of stakeholders

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