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Innovation Field Hub Associate (121848) at The United Nations World Food Programme

Posted in NGO Jobs in Tanzania

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

BACKGROUND

WFP Tanzania is implementing its new Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2017-2021, which focuses on supporting the Government of Tanzania in its effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and in particular the Zero Hunger 2030 agenda.

The Tanzania CSP aims to progressively shift the focus of its work from direct implementation of food assistance programmes towards capacity strengthening and technical assistance to national partners.

As part of Strategic Outcome 5 of the CSP (WFP and its partners in Tanzania and beyond are facilitated to foster, test, refine and scale up innovation that contributes to the achievement of the SDGs by 2030), Tanzania works in close collaboration with the WFP Innovation Accelerator in Munich (INCA) to test, refine and scale up innovations.

The Tanzania field innovation hub has been in place since May 2017 with promising results. During this time, the field hub has helped source, test, refine and look to scale relevant global innovations that can further Tanzania’s strategic objectives.visit: https://innovation.wfp.org/tanzania

Tanzania Country Office is therefore seeking an Innovation Project Associate to support the growth of the Innovation Hub and help prepare and conduct innovation events, such as our flagship one week intensive bootcamps.

PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT AND CONTRACT TYPE:

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Policy Officer Innovation, the candidate will support the CO in growing and managing the innovation services offered by the Innovation Hub, such as innovation bootcamps, among others. Service Contract at G 6 Equivalent.