3 JOB POSITIONS AT UNDP-RWANDA : ( Deadline : 20 March 2019 )

3 JOB POSITIONS AT  UNDP-RWANDA  :   ( Deadline : 20 March 2019 )


 

 

3 JOB POSITIONS AT UNDP – RWANDA : ( Deadline : 20 March 2019 )

 

 

JOB AT UNDP – RWANDA  : Head of Solutions Maping , Kigali : ( Deadline : 20 March 2019 )

 

 

Job Description

 

Agency ; UNDP

Title ; Head of Solutions Maping
Job ID ; 21427
Practice Area – Job Family  : Management
Vacancy End Date : (Midnight New York, USA)
20/03/2019

Duty Station : Kigali, Rwanda
Education & Work Experience
G-Bachelor’s Level Degree – 4 year(s) experience, I-Master’s Level Degree – 2 year(s) experience
Languages
Required:French
Desired:English

GradeNOB

Vacancy Type FTA Local

Posting Type  : External

Bureau : Africa

Contract Duration : 1 Year with possibility for extension

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Background

 

II. Job Purpose and Organizational Context

The UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021 embraces the complexity of development and commits the organization to helping countries find faster, more durable solutions to achieve Agenda 2030. Important development trends like urbanization, climate change, and rising inequalities pose significant challenges on our path to achieve the 2030 agenda of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UNDP has begun incubating a number of strategic initiatives aimed at ensuring UNDP is ‘fit for purpose’ to deliver a new generation of solutions in line with the challenges the world faces. One such key strategic initiatives is the Country Accelerator Lab Network. The initiative is a recognition that increasingly interrelated development challenges require going beyond business as usual and single point, linear and silver bullet responses in development. Instead, they call for an interdisciplinary approaches and non-linear solutions that crowd in the collective efforts of variety of partners and tap into local insights and the knowledge of people closest to the problem and the solutions. The initiative is also a recognition and an investment in the emerging momentum among a growing number of UNDP Country Offices around joining together disruptive, cutting edge methodologies with contextual, country-based insights and expertise to accelerate impact and progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

US:

 

We are building the largest and fastest learning global network of Accelerator Labs (initially setting up 60 labs in 60 countries) embedded within UNDP’s global architecture and country platforms. The new offering builds on the latest thinking from the fields of complexity science, lead user innovation and collective intelligence to accelerate development impact.

Our network will surface and reinforce locally sourced solutions at scale while mobilizing a wide and dynamic partnership of actors contributing knowledge, resources and experience. The idea is to transform our collective approach by introducing new protocols, backed by evidence and practice, which accelerate the testing and dissemination of solutions within and across countries. This will enable the global community to collectively learn from local knowledge and ingenuity at a speed and at a scale that our societies and planet require. This will be achieved by:

 

– Building on locally-sourced solutions, finding things that work and expanding on them;

– Rapid testing and iteration to implement what works and go beyond the obvious solutions;

– Combining the best understanding, ideas and expertise to generate collective knowledge;

– Accelerating progress by bringing expertise, creativity and collective intelligence to bear.

The Accelerator Lab will undertake i) external facing interventions addressing priority development challenges, and ii) internally facing experiments to embed new ways of doing development within the existing UNDP portfolio.

 

You:

 

You are capable and excited about starting, design and managing activities, direct engagement with local communities and collaboration across global networks. You are driven by learning new things, figuring out how they work and translating them across sectors. You tell stories of emergent solutions and you gravitate to solving global development challenges.

You have a natural inclination to interdisciplinarity, cross cultural mindset and cross sectoral experience with the cosmopolitan attraction for diversity. You are driven by a strong sense of purpose and commitment to make change happen and a keen eye to identify emerging opportunities and ‘at the edge’ trends. You are open to discovery and exploration, capable of articulating insights and ideas through visual thinking, open to serendipity and discovery yet are pragmatic and constructive working with public sector authorities. You are comfortable with ambiquity, capable of zooming out for context and zooming in for content and execution- sharp in pursuit of objectives, fast at adapting and changing course when needed. You have superb compentencies in program and portfolio management, are at ease with decision-making processes and dynamics of different models of governance.

You are curious, quirky and fun, natural strategic thinkers and a talented designer. You understand systems, the good, the bad and the ugly, and are capable of working within bureaucracies to make change, leverage technology to extend, enhance and multiply exploration, discovery and execution. You are digitally savy, you hack tools, and you are keen to be a part of a large global organization exhibiting United Nations values.

 

 



 

Duties and Responsibilities

III. Duties and Responsibilities

 

Lead lab efforts in deep community immersion, collective intelligence and solutions mapping

Developing and sustaining positive relationships with a range of local community and citizen groups
Identifying and training local volunteers, recruiting Universities and think tanks for sustaining long term community outreach and engagement and identification of lead users, providing training and mentoring
Translaton of ethnographic and field research findings into learning and action for the acceleration lab activities
Design specific field research and participatory methods to focus on the most vulnerable populations and those not usually engaged in public policy debates on development methods
Explore, document and increase understanding on emerging methods of tapping into collective intelligence for sustainable development
Convene the processes of solution intake, assessment and designing prototypes for diffusion

Design and implement methodology for intaking indigenous knowledge and local solutions, consolidating, screening and further describing incoming ideas
Design criteria/metrics for assessing consolidating incoming local solutions
Conduct field research to determine best methods fo making solutions transferable
Test the solutions and potential ideas in real life context to understand potential channels of spreading (including identifying private and public sector venues for uptake)
Analyse system level issues that local solutions address (and don’t address, therefore exposing gaps)
Design of ‘things and tools’ needed to successful scale indigenous knowledge, lead user solutions, turning its insights into systemic change
Design methods for integrating collective intellengence into UNDP programmes and engage with programme and project managers to translate ideas into concrete practice
Undertake cultural and behavioral analyses for the accelerator lab portolio of experiments

Advise on the accelerator lab’s experiment portfolio to ensure experiments are designed based on people’s knowledge, behaviors and peer to peer methods of managing and diffusing knowledge about sustainable development issues.
Ensure ethics framework is implemented for the lab’s portfolio of experiments
Design methods to test accelerator ideas for their applicability and diffusion
Integrate cultural norms, peer to peer methods and behaviorial insights into technology based experiments
Convene a broad range of new partners with UNDP including artists, community organizers and emergent movements to explore areas for collaboration on sustainable development
Work out loud and Organizational Learning

Lead communication efforts and proactively use blog and social media to share findings from field research
Ensure UNDP’s communication efforts respect privacy and ethics considerations
Liaise with the broader Accelerator Lab network and the support team to share learnings and insights from the country-specific experience
Help embed solutions mapping lead user methodology within the CO portfolio, design and provide trainings that include various methodologies and steps to identify and work with lead users

Competencies
Core

Innovation

Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully

Leadership

Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Level 4: Models independent thinking and action

Communication

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

Delivery

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Technical/Functional

Innovation

Ability to manage organizational resources and deployment in pursuit of innovation

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise approaches and initiatives.

 

 




 

Required Skills and Experience

V. Recruitment Qualifications

 

Education:

 

Master’s degree in Anthropology, Sociology, Behavioral psychology, Design, Communications or related field and minimum of 2 years of professional experience in development programming or policy; social innovation; partnership building; engagement (public and private sector) and/or resource mobilization

OR

Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Sociology, Behavioral psychology, Design, Communications or related field and minimum of 4 years of professional experience in development programming or policy; social innovation; partnership building; engagement (public and private sector) and/or resource mobilization

Experience:

Demonstrated ability to undertake field research in remote communities and document ethnographic evidence and honor expertise in usual places

Demonstrate ability to work in participatory methods, follow the lead of people as experts in their own sustainable development

Experience in following areas is desirable but not necessary:

Professional experience in development programming or policy and social innovation.
Proven professional knowledge and experience in approaches such as Ethnography, behavioral insights, Qualitative and Quantitative User Research, service journeys or human centered design
Demonstrated ability to work with partners to help surface unarticulated needs
Proven ability to design ethical frameworks for managing public sector experiments
Language Requirements:

Proficiency in written and spoken English.

* The Accelerator Labs will be comprised of a core team with niche capabilities that focus on exploration, experimentation and ethnographic solutions mapping. Within the first 6-8 months of the Lab fully functioning, each member of the Core team will take the lead on one of the following functions:

1) Coordination

2) Training

3) Communications

 

The Core team of the Accelerator lab will have capabilities in:

 

Experimentation (instituting rapid learning about emerging challenges through design and running of a portfolio of experiments that is coherent with the type of challenges that are part of UNDP’s strategic plan, and
Ethnographic solutions mapping: deep immersion in community dynamics, identification of and work with lead users, and implications of bottom up solutions for the policy design
Exploration: The exploration function focuses on discovery and sensemaking of emerging trends, implications for systemic impacts and risks, and their potential for accelerating progress toward SDGs. Its work feeds into the portfolio of experiments ensuring its coherence with the emerging risks and opportunities (direct collaboration with the Experimentation Lead), and connects local dynamics and solutions (link with the Ethnography Lead) into the broader national and international ecosystem of potential funders, partners, and allies thereby increasing the chances for acceleration. While critical for the functioning of the Accelerator Lab, the exploration function will also service the Country Office as determined and agreed with the UNDP senior management.
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JOB AT UNDP – RWANDA : Head of Exploration , Kigali : ( Deadline : 20 March 2019 )

 

 

Job Description

 

Agency : UNDP

Title : Head of Exploration( Rwandese Nationals only)

Job ID : 21411

Practice Area – Job Family : Management

Vacancy End Date : (Midnight New York, USA) : 20/03/2019

Duty Station : Kigali, Rwanda

Education & Work Experience : G-Bachelor’s Level Degree – 4 year(s) experience, I-Master’s Level Degree – 2 year(s) experience

Languages

Required:French
Desired:English

Grade : NOB

Vacancy Type : FTA Local
Posting Type : External
Bureau : Africa
Contract Duration : 1 Year with possibility for extension

 

Background

II. Job Purpose and Organizational ContextII. Job Purpose and Organizational Context
The UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021 embraces the complexity of development and commits the organization to helping countries find faster, more durable solutions to achieve Agenda 2030. Important development trends like urbanization, climate change, and inequality pose significant challenges on our path to achieve the 2030 agenda of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UNDP has begun incubating a number of strategic initiatives aimed at ensuring UNDP is ‘fit for purpose’ to deliver a new generation of solutions in line with the challenges the world faces. One such key strategic initiatives is the Country Accelerator Lab Network. The initiative is a recognition that increasingly interrelated development challenges require going beyond business as usual and single point, linear and silver bullet responses in development. Instead, they call for an interdisciplinary approaches and non-linear solutions that crowd in the collective efforts of variety of partners and tap into local insights and the knowledge of people closest to the problem and the solutions. The initiative is also a recognition and an investment in the emerging momentum among a growing number of UNDP Country Offices around joining together disruptive, cutting edge methodologies with contextual, country-based insights and expertise to accelerate impact and progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

US:

 

We are building the largest and fastest learning global network of Accelerator Labs (initially setting up 60 labs in 60 countries) embedded within UNDP’s global architecture and country platforms. The new offering builds on the latest thinking from the fields of complexity science, lead user innovation and collective intelligence to accelerate development impact.

Our network will surface and reinforce locally sourced solutions at scale while mobilizing a wide and dynamic partnership of actors contributing knowledge, resources and experience. The idea is to transform our collective approach by introducing new protocols, backed by evidence and practice, which accelerate the testing and dissemination of solutions within and across countries. This will enable the global community to collectively learn from local knowledge and ingenuity at a speed and at a scale that our societies and planet require. This will be achieved by:

– Building on locally-sourced solutions, finding things that work and expanding on them;

– Rapid testing and iteration to implement what works and go beyond the obvious solutions;

– Combining the best understanding, ideas and expertise to generate collective knowledge;

– Accelerating progress by bringing expertise, creativity and collective intelligence to bear.

The Accelerator Lab will undertake i) external facing interventions addressing priority development challenges, and ii) internally facing experiments to embed new ways of doing development within the existing UNDP portfolio.

 

 



 

You:

 

You are capable and excited about starting, design and managing activities, direct engagement with local communities and collaboration across global networks. You are driven by learning new things, figuring out how they work and translating them across sectors.

You have a natural inclination to interdisciplinarity, cross cultural mindset and cross sectoral experience with the cosmopolitan attraction for diversity. You are driven by a strong sense of purpose and commitment to make change happen and a keen eye to identify emerging opportunities and ‘at the edge’ trends. You are open to discovery and exploration, capable of articulating insights and ideas through visual thinking, open to serendipity and discovery yet are pragmatic and constructive working with public sector authorities. You are comfortable with ambiquity, capable of zooming out for context and zooming in for content and execution- sharp in pursuit of objectives, fast at adapting and changing course when needed. You have superb compentencies in program and portfolio management, are at ease with decision-making processes and dynamics of different models of governance.

You are curious, quirky and fun, natural strategic thinkers and talented designers. You understand systems, the good, the bad and the ugly, and are capable of working within them to make change, leverage technology to extend, enhance and multiply exploration, discovery and execution. You are digitally savy, you hack tools, and you are keen to be a part of a large global organization exhibiting United Nations values.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

III. Duties and Responsibilities

 

Horizon scanning and market intelligence for the Rwanda Accelerator Lab

Identify, visualize and communicate emerging development trends,data, technologies and issues with a particular focus on the edges and “below the radar screen” events, opportunities and players, and systemically map their impacts on economy, environment, society, and livelihoods of the poorest.
Together with the Accelerator lab team, map and assess local solutions and define pathways for their scale up in policies or markets;
Identify new sources of evidence and insights, analyze and visualize patterns in unstructured sources of data, present new insights in accessible and comprehensive ways to enable sensemaking and analysis;
Proactively explore and identify the new methods/approaches and frontier knowledge to tackle development challenges, collaborate with the Experimentation lead to turn these into learning options for addressing specific policy issues in the country
Contribute to the formulation of the Accelerator Lab service lines to the UNDP Country Programme based on findings from horizon scanning, systems’ mapping, and local knowledge
Partnership and resource mobilization

Map potential partners across the public and private sectors with versatile expertise to strengthen the Lab’s capacities for acceleration thereby expanding the Lab’s distributed network both nationally and internationally
Explore the diversification of funding and investment sources through proactively mapping potential partners and building value proposition for their investment in the Lab and its portfolio of experiments
Collaborate with programme / project managers and CO senior management to anticipate the emerging needs, shape the demand from the clients and support the CO to develop a pipeline of emerging projects responding to those
Contribute insights and provide input to the programme managers and CO senior managemnte to coordinate targeted partnership and communicationactivities for relevant projects / initiatives.

Organizational learning and interface with the core business of UNDP

Support identification of future skills required for the Accelerator Lab, the Country Programme and Lab’s clients
Design and deliver horizon scanning trainings for partners and UNDP, help embed horizon scanning and attention to the ‘edge’ activities in the CO and with the partners
Organize and implement knowledge sharing and network events;
Lead other activities related to the design and operations of the Accelerator Lab

 

Working out loud

 

Share findings from the exploration on future trends, new methodologies/approaches, potential partnership, funding opportunities, and others within UNDP and with partners;
Proactively use blog posts and social media to share insights, attract partners and help position Accelerator Lab at the forefront of the exploration of new trends.
Competencies
Core

Innovation

Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully

Leadership

 

 




 

Ability to persuade others to follow

 

Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Level 4: Models independent thinking and action

Communication

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

Delivery

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services

Technical/Functional

Innovation

Ability to manage organizational resources and deployment in pursuit of innovation approaches and initiatives

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

 

Required Skills and Experience

V. Recruitment Qualifications

 

Education:

 

Master’s degree in Social sciences, Data science, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, or related field and minimum of 2 years of professional experience in development programming or policy; social innovation; partnership building; engagement (public and private sector) and/or resource mobilization

OR

Bachelor’s degree in Social sciences, Data science, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, or related field and minimum of 4 years of professional experience in development programming or policy; social innovation; partnership building; engagement (public and private sector) and/or resource mobilization

 

Experience:

 

Professional experience in development programming or policy and social innovation;
Demonstrated capacity in horizon scanning;

Experience in following areas is desirable but not necessary:

Professional experience in partnership building and engagement (public and private sector) and resource mobilization;
Proven professional knowledge and experience in at least one of the following: Future thinking and Foresight, research, and Systems Mapping;
Key awareness of key global and regional trends;
Demonstrated access to networks of edge innovators.
Language requirement

Proficiency in written and spoken English.

 

Other:

 

* The Accelerator Labs will be comprised of a core team with niche capabilities around that focus on exploration, experimentation and ethnography. As such the Accelerator Lab team will report directly to the UNDP Resident Representative/Deputy Resident Representative. Within the first 6-8 months of the Lab fully functioning, the core team will be expected to double up on the functional roles and in consultation with the UNDP Country Office, manage operations and scale innovations into the UNDP Country Office, story-telling and communications, and interface with the broader Accelerator Lab network. Accelerator lab capabilities will cover:

Experimentation (instituting rapid learning about emerging challenges through design and running of a portfolio of experiments that is coherent with the type of challenges UNDP COs are mandated to address), and
Ethnography: deep immersion in community dynamics, identification of and work with lead users, and implications of bottom up solutions for the policy design
Exploration: The exploration function focuses on discovery and sensemaking of emerging trends, implications for systemic impacts and risks, and their potential for accelerating progress toward SDGs. Its work feeds into the portfolio of experiments ensuring its coherence with the emerging risks and opportunities (direct collaboration with the Experimentation Lead), and connects local dynamics and solutions (link with the Ethnography Lead) into the broader national and international ecosystem of potential funders, partners, and allies thereby increasing the chances for acceleration. While critical for the functioning of the Accelerator Lab, the exploration function will also service the Country Office as determined and agreed with the UNDP senior management.

 

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JOB AT UNDP – RWANDA : Head of Experimentation, Kigali : ( Deadline : 20 March 2019 )

 

Job Description

Agency : UNDP
Title : Head of Experimentation(For Rwandese Nationals only)
Job ID : 21408
Practice Area – Job Family : Management
Vacancy End Date
(Midnight New York, USA)
20/03/2019

Duty Station : Kigali, Rwanda
Education & Work Experience : G-Bachelor’s Level Degree – 4 year(s) experience, I-Master’s Level Degree – 2 year(s) experience

Languages

Required: French
Desired: English

Grade : NOB
Vacancy Type : FTA Local
Posting Type : External
Bureau : Africa
Contract Duration : 1 Year with possibility for extension

Background

The UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021 embraces the complexity of development and commits the organization to helping countries find faster, more durable solutions to achieve Agenda 2030. Important development trends like urbanization, climate change, and rising inequalities pose significant challenges on our path to achieve the 2030 agenda of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UNDP has begun incubating a number of strategic initiatives aimed at ensuring UNDP is ‘fit for purpose’ to deliver a new generation of solutions in line with the challenges the world faces. One such key strategic initiatives is the Country Accelerator Lab Network. The initiative is a recognition that increasingly interrelated development challenges require going beyond business as usual and single point, linear and silver bullet responses in development. Instead, they call for an interdisciplinary approaches and non-linear solutions that crowd in the collective efforts of variety of partners and tap into local insights and the knowledge of people closest to the problem and the solutions. The initiative is also a recognition and an investment in the emerging momentum among a growing number of UNDP Country Offices around joining together disruptive, cutting edge methodologies with contextual, country-based insights and expertise to accelerate impact and progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

US:

 

We are building the largest and fastest learning global network of Accelerator Labs (initially setting up 60 labs in 60 countries) embedded within UNDP’s global architecture and country platforms. The new offering builds on the latest thinking from the fields of complexity science, lead user innovation and collective intelligence to accelerate development impact.

Our network will surface and reinforce locally sourced solutions at scale while mobilizing a wide and dynamic partnership of actors contributing knowledge, resources and experience. The idea is to transform our collective approach by introducing new protocols, backed by evidence and practice, which accelerate the testing and dissemination of solutions within and across countries. This will enable the global community to collectively learn from local knowledge and ingenuity at a speed and at a scale that our societies and planet require. This will be achieved by:

– Building on locally-sourced solutions, finding things that work and expanding on them;

– Rapid testing and iteration to implement what works and go beyond the obvious solutions;

– Combining the best understanding, ideas and expertise to generate collective knowledge;

– Accelerating progress by bringing expertise, creativity and collective intelligence to bear.

The Accelerator Lab will undertake i) external facing interventions addressing priority development challenges, and ii) internally facing experiments to embed new ways of doing development within the existing UNDP portfolio.

 

You:

 

You are capable and excited about starting, design and managing activities, direct engagement with local communities and collaboration across global networks. You are driven by learning new things, figuring out how they work and translating them across sectors. You tell stories of emergent solutions and you gravitate to solving global development challenges.

You have a natural inclination to interdisciplinarity, cross cultural mindset and cross sectoral experience with the cosmopolitan attraction for diversity. You are driven by a strong sense of purpose and commitment to make change happen and a keen eye to identify emerging opportunities and ‘at the edge’ trends. You are open to discovery and exploration, capable of articulating insights and ideas through visual thinking, open to serendipity and discovery yet are pragmatic and constructive working with public sector authorities. You are comfortable with ambiquity, capable of zooming out for context and zooming in for content and execution- sharp in pursuit of objectives, fast at adapting and changing course when needed. You have superb compentencies in program and portfolio management, are at ease with decision-making processes and dynamics of different models of governance.

You are curious, quirky and fun, natural strategic thinkers and talented designers. You understand systems, the good, the bad and the ugly, and are capable of working within bureaucracies to make change, leverage technology to extend, enhance and multiply exploration, discovery and execution. You are digitally savy, you hack tools, and you are keen to be a part of a large global organization exhibiting United Nations values.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Experiment portfolio design

 

Works with UNDP and partners in mapping the context and nature of development challenges, with a particular focus on understanding systemic issues beyond traditional silos and classifications and identifying drivers of change, and levers for intervention
Mapping systems and assets, identifying levers and logic for intervention, building hypotheses of change that are a fit to the system level challenges identified
Identify logic against which to asses fit and coherence of the individual portfolios with the frontier challenges on which they are meant to generate learning
Management of prototype experiments for sustainable development challenges

Collaborate with UNDP colleagues and stakeholders on the design of experiments across to validate the hypotheses and test the effectiveness of identified prototypes, including (but not limit to) defining variables, formulating hypotheses, and coordinating experimental protocols
Develop a framework to capture the learning from the experiments in such a way that it favours critical reflection and rapid adaptation over static reporting
Provide technical guidance for experiment design, roll-out and validation based on the experiment conditions, resources available, and requirements
Proactively manage risks within experiments including those related to ethics and privacy
Examine the results from the testing of prototypes and translate them into proposals informing programmatic decisions on next steps and implications for improvement, spin offs and scaling-up, where warrented.
Working out Loud

 

 




 

Proactively use blog and social media to ahare findings from the portfolio implementation
Help UNDP and partners disseminate insights from Accelerator lab experiments via social media platforms as a way to regularly reflect and engage with external audiences.
Liaise with UNDP’s global Accelerator Lab network and share learnings and insights from the country-specific experience
Jointly with the CO, support lab partners to develop an emerging pipeline of new initiatives, support other activities related to the design and operation of the Lab
Design and deliver engaging and meaningful methods for reflection on learning from experiments
Proactively use blog posts and social media to share insights, attract partners and help position Accelerator Lab at the forefront of the exploration of new trends.
Lead other activities related to the design and operations of the Accelerator Lab
Organizational learning, working out loud and grafting experimentation onto the core business of UNDP
Help embed a portfolio logic in clients’ work including the existing UNDP Country Programme (as determined and agreed with the senior management)
Working with clients to encourage reflection and capturing of insights from individual experiments, as they related to the overall portfolio logic
Provide technical consultation and training for national partners and the CO through various phases including asset mapping, developing a strategic portfolio logic, experiment design, prototype testing, and evaluation;
Competencies
CORE

Innovation

Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully

Leadership

Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Level 4: Models independent thinking and action

Communication

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

Delivery

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services

Technical/Functional

Innovation

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise



Required Skills and Experience
Education:

Master’s degree in Social Science, International Development, Science, Engineering, Design (eg. industrial or architecture), Psychology or a related area and minimum of 2 years of professional experience in development programming or policy; social innovation; partnership building; engagement (public and private sector) and/or resource mobilization

OR

Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, International Development, Science, Engineering, Design (eg. industrial or architecture), Psychology or related area and minimum of 4 years of professional experience in development programming or policy; social innovation; partnership building; engagement (public and private sector) and/or resource mobilization

Experience:

Demonstrate ability to design experiments, validate hypotheses and test prototypes;
Professional experience in development programming or policy and social innovation.

Experience in following areas is desirable but not necessary:

Proven professional knowledge and experience in social innovation approaches such as Design Thinking, behavioral insights, Qualitative and Quantitative User Research, Experiment Design & Validation, data empowerment, and collective intelligence
Demonstrated ability to work with clients to help surface unarticulated needs
Demonstrated ability to apply a portfolio logic to experiments
Demonstrated ability in running co-design sessions and capacity-building in experimental design, lean iteration and impact evaluation.
Language Requirements:

Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Other:

The Accelerator Labs will be comprised of a core team with niche capabilities that focus on exploration, experimentation and ethnography. Within the first 6-8 months of the Lab fully functioning, each member of the Core team will take the lead on one of the following functions:

1) Coordination

2) Training

3) Communications

The Core team of the Accelerator lab will have capabilities in:

· Experimentation (instituting rapid learning about emerging challenges through design and running of a portfolio of experiments that is coherent with the type of challenges that are part of UNDP’s strategic plan, and

· Ethnography: deep immersion in community dynamics, identification of and work with lead users, and implications of bottom up solutions for the policy design

Exploration: The exploration function focuses on discovery and sensemaking of emerging trends, implications for systemic impacts and risks, and their potential for accelerating progress toward SDGs. Its work feeds into the portfolio of experiments ensuring its coherence with the emerging risks and opportunities (direct collaboration with the Experimentation Lead), and connects local dynamics and solutions (link with the Ethnography Lead) into the broader national and international ecosystem of potential funders, partners, and allies thereby increasing the chances for acceleration. While critical for the functioning of the Accelerator Lab, the exploration function will also service the Country Office as determined and agreed with the UNDP senior management.

 

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