As the Accelerator team, we support other entrepreneurs (could be WFP innovators or external startups, NGOs, companies) to take their innovations to the next level - either getting ideas to the first proof of concept or already implemented solutions to the next scale-up. We either remote coach teams, work with them for a couple of weeks on the ground or even co-locate New Venture Consultants in the developing countries with the teams where the innovation’s user is also located for a 3-6 month period, helping drive the innovation/startup very much like a co-founder in a startup would.
Most of the team is based in Munich, Germany and some colleagues are based in locations such as Ethiopia, Lebanon, Tanzania and Kenya, but every New Ventures Consultant is also expected to travel to developing countries for shorter business trips. The countries where we operate could be any of the 83 countries where WFP operates and has included Lebanon, Jordan, Tanzania, Iraq, Uganda, Kenya, Cambodia, El Salvador, Colombia and others in the past.
WFP offers a competitive compensation package, including an honorarium and living allowance - the total net package is expected in the range of USD6,000-USD 8,500 per month
Living allowance of USD 2,500 monthly included in (this amount does not apply for candidates that are based in the Munich area)
The actual amount will be determined by WFP HR considering the selected candidate’s relevant qualifications and experience.
The incumbent, reporting to the Head of Accelerator Operations or Head of Scale-up Innovation Enablement, is expected to:
Drive forward innovations/new ventures that have potential towards zero hunger:
Act as overall entrepreneurial team member/‘temporary startup team member‘ for an innovation project
Support and coach project teams during ideation & product design
Define key performance indicators and milestones for the innovation project and assure their implementation
Participate and carry out discussions with managers in other divisions or WFP operations to align on project scope and objectives
Advise and support teams on key decisions regarding product features and technology options
Provide project management support, including supporting the development of innovative solutions as well as operational processing of activities
Support product testing and improvements as required
Execute any other task as required
Support Accelerator innovation services offering
Support workshops, events and other services, e.g. innovation bootcamps by facilitating sessions or project teams/startups as required
Support the innovation accelerator operations
Provide analysis & content preparation (data on projects, powerpoint presentations, briefs, etc) for corporate priority topics and executive management meetings
Participate and carry out discussions with colleagues in other divisions or external stakeholders on topics related to innovation
Support core processes of the Innovation Accelerator (e.g. innovation sourcing; innovation bootcamps; sprint programme; thought leadership; scale-up enablement) as required