Support the Head of the Innovation Accelerator and the Director of Innovation with any other activities as required


Developed project plans and milestones achieved for innovation projects/new ventures

Innovation projects/startups effectively supported

Effective support of operations of the Innovation Accelerator



Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree a plus


At least 3 years of progressively responsible national or international experience in a startup, innovations in private businesses or innovations in the humanitarian or international development sector.

Knowledge & Skills:

Passion and deep understanding of technology innovations (e.g. mobile apps, blockchain, artificial intelligence) and business model innovations (e.g. innovative finance, crowdsourcing)

Worked or led cross-functionally and get things done in a scrappy and hands-on way

Experience working in a large scale-organisation or with a client/in partnership with a large scale-organisation, how to make things happen in a large scale organisation

Proven track driving projects - effectively delivering impactful elements of projects in fast-moving environment, ideally for new businesses, new business models, startups

Able to generate new and original solutions to complex problems and to design new products ideas

Strong conceptual thinking to develop new strategies & innovative projects

Able to interact with a broad range of stakeholders and external audience with maturity and tact

Proven ability to work in a team, ideally experience in agile/OKR working style

Excellent communication/presentation skills, with the ability to write strategy documents, to develop business plans and to write and deliver presentations

Collaborative spirit, able to partner with a wide range of people at all levels and across different cultures and to act with credibility and diplomacy

Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy

Sets high-level of ambition for the project and own work to achieve impact for the hungry people we serve

Fully committed and motivated to achieve the aims of the UN World Food Programme


Fluency in oral and written English mandatory. An intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages) is a plus.

Terms and Conditions

WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

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