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Director of Innovation

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Save the Children UK
Closing date: 03 Dec 2017

Fixed term contract for 12 months

Salary :An attractive national offer & benefits package will be offered to successful applicants.

We are looking for an experienced and committed individual to join us the Global Alliance of Humanitarian Innovation (GAHI) as Director of Innovation. You will be instrumental in bringing the alliance together, facilitating development of an inventory of innovations and leading the process of scaling.

GAHI was created by the World Humanitarian Summit with a simple mission: to help drive innovation to scale across the humanitarian system. GAHI is a start-up, in its first month of real operation, and the founding Director urgently needs to recruit a stellar team to help build the organization and have a substantial impact.

GAHI is an entity with no independent legal status. During its start-up phase, and possibly beyond, it functions as a part of Elrha, which is a ‘hosted agency’ within Save the Children. GAHI has its own strategy and governing body. Its staff work on Save the Children contracts and core services such as IT, HR and legal services are provided through Save the Children.

As Director of Innovation, you will be instrumental to the success of the GAHI, which is a relatively unique and ambitious concept. The role will require the post holder to take on four primary responsibilities:

  • Build issue-based alliances around innovation, working closely with the senior management team you will be responsible for identifying key stakeholders in 2 of 6 GAHI focus areas
  • Engage GAHI with the innovation infrastructure and be responsible for understanding how the humanitarian system innovates, and finding ways to support increasing experimentation and learning
  • Help build a knowledge base of what works in innovation in the humanitarian system and how
  • Develop a robust methodology, developing an understanding of what is scalable.

To be successful you will have had a career that demonstrates the ability to question and change with experience within a small or large humanitarian organisation. Calm, meticulous and passionate, you will have excellent people skills and the ability to write clearly. In addition, you will need to be operationally effective in a humanitarian innovation start up.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 3rd December 2017

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. And interviews may commence prior to the advert closing date.

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