Requisition ID: req2549
Job Title: Innovation Advisor
Sector: Research & Development
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: USA-New York, NY – HQ
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities that support them, as well as with those who remain within their homes and communities. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.
As a global humanitarian organization, the IRC has unique capabilities – and is particularly known for rigorous research and evidence-based programs. The IRC’s strategy over the next 5 years builds on these capabilities, and its mission is to extend IRC’s thought and operational leadership in the sector.
A key initiative that supports this strategy is the IRC Research & Development (R&D) lab, aimed at investing in the design, development, and scaling of new humanitarian interventions and delivery models. The lab seeks to apply best practices from human-centered design, rapid iteration, multi-disciplinary problem-solving, and an innovation portfolio management function in the humanitarian context. Combining these capabilities in IRC’s extensive field presence, supported deep sector expertise from our research capability, we believe it is possible to design and scale breakthrough humanitarian programs that could impact millions of people most affected by conflict and disasters.
How do you drastically reduce the time and cost it takes to get cash to families in a war zone? How do you create employment opportunities for refugees living in fragile economies? How do you vaccinate the 22 million children who live in the most remote, crisis-affected areas on Earth? How do you reduce violence against women and children in a scalable, culturally appropriate way? – These and other high priority areas is where the R&D lab wants to innovate and we want you to help us develop projects to address these critical questions.
The Innovation Advisor will contribute to the strategic and analytic development of current and new R&D investments, and will support the ongoing management of projects throughout the design and scaling lifecycle. Applying your experience with analysis, project planning, and research methodologies, you will play a critical role in ensuring the quality and viability of R&D project investments.
The Innovation Advisor will be critical in contributing to the strategic and operational direction of the IRC’s R&D lab. This role will be a high-visibility position, and will have the unique opportunity to engage leading humanitarian sector innovators, social entrepreneurs, and private sector leaders, and innovation thought leaders in the world.
Length: 1 year, potential to extend
* Contributing to the design and development of current projects in the portfolio as well as new projects for the Airbel pipeline, including:
* Supporting on ideation and project creation;
* Supporting on program launch and implementation for current projects in the portfolio and new projects:
* Supporting the successful launch of new programs to ensure operational excellence and iterative program deign in line with the R&D approach;
* Support Airbel’s growth, strategy and programming, including:
* Contributing to the strategy and implementation of portfolio management, stage gates, and pipeline management;
Key Working Relationships
Position Reports to: Director of Innovation Strategy
Indirect Reporting: N/A
Chief Innovation Officer
Senior Director, Research, Learning and Evaluation
Technical Unit Directors and Team Members
Country and Regional Directors
R&D and Strategy Project Managers
* Bachelor’s degrees with 3-6 years of experience
* Experience in a strategy role at either a top tier strategy consulting firm or in the strategy development function of a global organization
Standard work office environment
|Pays||Amérique du Nord, Etats-Unis|
|Salaire / Indemnité|
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|Date de fin de validité||10/11/2018|