Regional Innovation & Technology Advisor- Asia

CARE Nepal

CARE Nepal  is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 8+ Years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Mar 17, 2022

Job Description

CARE’s Global 2030 Vision articulates the organisation’s desire to deliver greater impact at greater scale in its mission to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. CARE has a particular focus on women and girls as key to fulfilling its goal of equal rights and opportunities for all. CARE supports locally led and globally connected approaches. Accordingly, the Impact + Innovation Department’s overarching goal is drive strategies to scale gender-transformative, evidence-based solutions across CARE and beyond to reach all those in need.

The Impact + Innovation Department’s overarching goal is to deliver greater impact at greater scale​. We drive strategies to massively scale ender-transformative, evidence-based solution across CARE and beyond to reach all those in need​. We do this by:

Identifying, nurturing, and validating solutions to maximize impact and minimize cost (external & internal)​

Developing organizational systems to track program quality, cost-effectiveness, and progress to scale​

Building staff capacity on pathways to scale (including market based approaches and advocacy), and innovation tools

This position will sit under the Innovation Team within the Impact + Innovation Department and will support solutions in CARE’s stage-gated innovation pipeline. The Regional Advisor will work closely with regional and in-country staff and the Impact + Innovation Team to identify internal and external solutions with potential to transform CARE and the sector, develop pathways to scale, and use rapid experimentation and iteration to refine and validate.

Key activities for this role include:

  • Identifying promising internal and external innovations for the team to support,
  • Coordinate with country office staff and technical experts to validate solutions,
  • Leading development and execution of experiments for proof of concept validation
  • Coaching teams to understand and utilize Innovation Tools,
  • Advising Country Directors and Regional Management Unit leadership on fostering an innovative culture
  • Support the development of local and regional partnerships with a range of stakeholders from local organizations to technology organizations to social enterprises to governments in countries of focus

Responsibilities:

  • Pipeline Sourcing and Partnership Development
  • Solution Validation – Leading Research & Development and Proof of Concept
  • Coaching CARE leadership and teams to utilize Innovation Tools and analyze data
  • Coordination and Communication with Global, Regional and Country Teams

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree in Design, Business Administration, Data Analytics or related field Concentration of studies in global development, social enterprise, advocacy, human-centered design, co-design, non profit management or other relevant fields of study preferred
  • 8+ years’ experience with international development, consulting, design, humanitarian, social enterprise organizations, or social movement groups
  • Extensive experience with lean design tools and methodology
  • Training and experience in human-centered design, co-design and/or lean startup methodologies
  • Experience structuring, managing, and executing design and experimentation engagements
  • Experiencing structuring and leading participatory and co-design engagements
  • Strong local ecosystem connections and networks
  • Experience in partnerships cultivation and management
  • Strong creative facilitation skills
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation tools and methodologies
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong organizational capabilities
  • Proficiency in English and regional written/spoken languages
  • Experience creating business models
  • Experience directly supporting social enterprises and/or social movement groups
  • Experience with data analytics
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation tools and methodologies
  • Experience with data analytics
  • Strong local ecosystem connections and networks
  • Experience in partnerships cultivation and management
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation tools and methodologies
  • Experience with data analytics
  • Strong local ecosystem connections and networks
  • Experience in partnerships cultivation and management

How to Apply

There are individuals who may use CARE’s name and trademark in emails and on websites in an attempt to solicit fees from interested job-seekers. Some examples of these fees are placement fees or immigration processing fees. CARE does not use recruiting or placement agencies that charge candidates an up-front fee of any kind. Occasionally, CARE does employ recruiting or placement agencies to help us identify candidates for specific employment within CARE. If you’re contacted by a legitimate recruiting or placement agency, there should be no charge to you. If you suspect that you have been a victim of fraud from someone purporting to be CARE, please contact us at legal@care.org.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

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