PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Innovation and Private - Corporate Partnership Manager facilitates innovative programming and approaches to improve the well-being of the most vulnerable children and their families and communities in Nepal and beyond, through the use of technology and collaborative partnership with internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to private and corporate donors, start-up/IT companies, social innovators and entrepreneurs; and World Vision International (WVI) Nepal’s programs, acquisition, MEAL, field implementation, IT and broader innovation communities of practices of World Vision International.
Innovation Management and Leadership
Pro-actively taking leadership to facilitate, promote, and convene the creation of innovative programming approach, for new or existing development and humanitarian projects or advocacy initiatives of WVI Nepal, adding values to create more impactful, sustainable and innovation-at-scale initiatives to improve the well-being of the most vulnerable children and communities in Nepal.
In doing so, the following activities may include but not limited to:
- Proactively build new pipelines for innovative programming approaches across WVI Nepal’s projects, in partnership with cross-function team in WVI Nepal and other external partners
- Facilitate design thinking processes with relevant WVI Nepal’s team to develop ideas for prepositioning or to respond to grant opportunities and or funding from/or strategic engagement opportunities with private/corporate partners
- Contribute to the write up of the section on innovation section in new concepts/proposals development. This includes; specifying or outlining the proposed innovative approaches, framework, timeline, activities or tools, and associated costs, partnership and sustainability plan.
- In close coordination with the Programs Development and Quality Director and the Field Operations Director, co-lead efforts to promote innovation-at-scale across WVI Nepal’s projects in order to crate impactful and sustainable results for the well-being of the most vulnerable children and communities in Nepal
- Lead efforts to communicate to internal and external partners on innovative approaches in WVI Nepal’s projects contributing
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Information Technology/Management, or other Sciences or Social Sciences background
Maturity to handle multiple deadlines and pressures within a fast-paced working environment especially in humanitarian settings (preferred)
Proven experience in delivering innovative projects or platforms, managing teams and resources to systematically problem-solve and arrive at new solutions (Innovation Management)
Strong grounding in strategic design, with proven ability in working at the planning level of complex projects or organizations (strategic design)
Proven track record of managing activities, resources, equipment and information to ensure excellence in operations in complex project environments (project management)
Proven experience managing social impact-driven projects, and an understanding of humanitarian aid and development systems, both at a global and Nepal-specific level (social impact management)
Strong creative capacity across communications and problem-solving, and the ability to challenge the status quo through creative and design processes (creative problem-solving)
Ability to facilitate connection and collaboration amongst groups of diverse professional and cultural backgrounds (Hosting + inclusivity)
Minimum 2-3 year experiences working on social innovation projects with local and or international organizations, in private or non-profit organizations in Nepal/abroad (relevant experiences)
Clear analytical and communications skills, including relevant experiences with crosscultural communications (communication)
Good understanding on development, advocacy and humanitarian relating issues affecting children’s lives in Nepal, and the role of International Non-Government Organization to promote solutions and partnership
Project Management Certificate (or other relevant training)
30% Travel requirement. Ability to travel to remote project sites/and overseas
Must be able to interact with a diverse groups Able to work on a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff
Full adherence to World Vision Child Protection & Adult Safeguarding, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.
World Vision International Nepal is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourage candidates of diverse background, women and differently abled, to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be called for the subsequent selection procedure. WVIN reserves all rights to qualify/disqualify applications in any case.
World Vision International Nepal (WVIN), an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice,