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19 Jan 2024

Full-Time Global Innovation Advisor

FHI360 – Posted by ajwells Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

FHI 360 seeks a Global Innovation Advisor to design and conduct activities for promoting and supporting innovation in and for FHI 360’s programs. Developing and strengthening the company’s innovation architecture is part of the strategic changes outlined in FHI 360’s FY2023-25 organizational strategy. This new position sits in the Strategy, Innovation, and Evidence Office (SIEO) which is housed within the Office of the Chief Executive Officer and led by the Chief Strategy and Evidence Officer (CSEO.) The Advisor will work closely with the CSEO, the Strategy Manager, and other members of the SIEO team and will also collaborate extensively with teams across the organization.

This role will manage implementation of the FHI 360’s innovation architecture, which was developed through a staff engagement process in 2023. The duties of the Global Innovation Advisor will include but not be limited to:

  • Designing and piloting new activities emerging from the innovation architecture and monitoring progress
  • Facilitating design thinking activities for groups of staff across the operational pillars of FHI 360’s programs and research
  • Supporting needs identification and landscape analysis through communities of practice
  • Identifying and supporting coordinators and coaches for innovation among program and technical staff
  • Exploring innovation partnerships with social entrepreneurs and others
  • Identifying resources for staff learning
  • Providing templates and incentives for knowledge management
  • Developing internal and external communications.

The Global Innovation Advisor will combine intellectual creativity with demonstrated expertise in design thinking facilitation and innovation best practices at the organizational level. The successful candidate will have knowledge of international (and ideally domestic) programming across multiple sectors and be familiar with innovations both successful and failed, spanning processes and products, and ranging from adjacent to transformational. The successful candidate will also be experienced in evidence use with a strong knowledge of the methodologies used to assess contexts and needs and to evaluate innovations in pilot and at scale. The Global Innovation Advisor will be a strong communicator, collaborator, and workshop facilitator with a passion for organizational learning.

The Global Innovation Advisor will report directly to the CSEO initially and work closely with other members of the SIEO, including supporting other SIEO functions, especially strengthening learning systems. The Advisor may supervise interns and will be expected to contribute to mentoring of all team members. All staff in the SIEO work in-person in FHI 360’s DC office one day a week with the rest of the team. Occasionally SIEO staff are required to attend additional in-person meetings in the FHI 360 DC office or elsewhere in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Please note that a cover letter is required to be considered.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree or its international equivalent (or bachelor’s degree plus 3 years’ additional experience) in business, social science, or other relevant field.
  • 8+ years of relevant experience in innovation for programs funded by philanthropic and public-sector donors across multiple countries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of innovation methods and processes, as well as methodologies for testing pilot innovations and evaluating innovation at scale.
  • Relevant publications, presentations, reports, or manual, tool, or training development.
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private organization.
  • International development or overseas experience.
  • Demonstrated excellence in training and facilitation for both in-person and online events and communities.

Typical Physical Demands

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.

Technology to be Used

  • Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Teams), Zoom, applicable programming and data analysis software, cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.

Travel Requirements

  • 10% – 20%

The expected hiring salary range for this role is listed below. FHI 360 pay ranges represent national averages that vary by geographic location. When determining an offer amount, FHI 360 factors in multiple considerations, including but not limited to: relevant years of experience and education possessed by the applicant, internal equity, business sector, and budget.

Base salary is only one component of our offer. FHI 360 contributes 12% of monthly base pay to a money purchase pension plan account. Additionally, all US based staff working full-time, which is calculated at 40 hours/week, receive 18 days of paid vacation per year, 12 sick days per year, and 11 holidays per year. Paid time off is reduced pro rata for employees working less than a full-time schedule.

Hiring Salary Range:  $85,000 – $135,000

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