• Required No. of Employee's : 1
  • Salary : 0.00
  • Duration of Employment : Full Time
  • Prefered Sex : Male/Female
  • Sector of Vacancy : HUMANITARIAN

Qualification/Work Experience :

  • Required Skills and Experience Education: Master’s degree in Anthropology, Sociology, Behavioral psychology, Design, Architecture, 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, Architecture, 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: · At least, having a Master degree with a minimum of 2 years of professional relevant experience in development programming or policy; social innovation; partnership building; engagement (public and private sector) and/or resource mobilization OR a Bachelor degree with a minimum of 4 years of professional relevant experience in development programming or policy; social innovation; partnership building; engagement (public and private sector) and/or resource mobilization · Demonstrated ability to undertake field research in remote communities and document ethnographic evidence and honor expertise in unusual places · Demonstrate ability to work in participatory methods, follow the lead of people as experts in their own sustainable development Demonstrate knowledge of Cameroon development priorities, opportunities and challenges; Demonstrate knowledge of SDGs. Experience in following areas is desirable but not mandatory: (will be considered as advantages / assets) · Professional relevant experience in development programming or policy and social innovation. · Proven professional knowledge and experience in approaches such as Ethnography, Systems Thinking, Behavioral Insights, Co-creation, Qualitative and Quantitative User Research, Positive Deviance, Community Asset Mapping, Service Design 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. French Knowledge will be a strong asset Disclaimer FEMALE CANDIDATE ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED

Job Description:

  • 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 Accelerator 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 bottom up solutions, lead users and grassroots innovations related to sustainable development · Convene a broad range of new partners with UNDP including artists, community organizers and emergent movements to explore areas for collaboration on sustainable development Proactively manage risks with using ethnograpic tools and methods, including those related to ethics and privacy Convene the processes of solution intake, assessment and designing prototypes for diffusion Design and implement methods for sensing and building on indigenous knowledge and local solutions, consolidating, screening and describing incoming Design criteria for consolidating incoming local solutions Conduct field research to determine best methods fo making solutions transferable, design methods to test and stretch ideas for their applicability and diffusion as part of a portfolio approach. 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 those that they don’t address, therefore creating insights on the gaps) Design ‘things and tools’ needed to successful scale indigenous knowledge, lead user solutions, turning its insights into systemic change. 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. Design methods for integrating collective intellengence into UNDP programmes and engage with programme and project managers to translate ideas into concrete practice Working out loud 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 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 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. Advocacy, Organizational learning and interface with the core business of UNDP · Help embed solutions mapping and lead user methodology within the CO portfolio, design and provide trainings that include various methodologies and steps to identify and work with lead users 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; · Develop communication and other tools to transform field research into actionaable intelligence · Work together with your Accelerator Lab colleagues and experts to codify and advance the Accelerator Lab practice and solutions mapping in particular. · Lead other activities related to the design and operations of the Accelerator Lab Design and deliver engaging and meaningful methods for reflection on learning from field research and grassroots innovation. Competencies The Accelerator Labs will be comprised of a core team with niche capabilities that focus on exploration, experimentation and grassroots innovation. 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 Mapping Solutions: ethnographic methods and 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 and connects local dynamics and solutions 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. Interested candidates should apply via the website, https://jobs.partneragencies.net/

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