Farringdon, Greater London
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Duration: Two Years Fixed-Term (extension subject to funding)

Location: London/Cardiff

Are you driven to learn and to help others apply new ideas? Are you familiar with particular innovation approaches such as user-centred design or systems thinking, but open to finding the right tools and methods to match the circumstances? Are you committed to improving humanitarian outcomes and do you believe that research and innovation should be at the centre of efforts to improve humanitarian effectiveness?

We are looking to recruit a highly effective Innovation Manager to join our dynamic Humanitarian Innovation Fund team. You will explore, document, and develop appropriate tools, methods and approaches for managing innovation in humanitarian contexts, and support implementation by HIF grantees and others in the sector. You will be equally comfortable commissioning and curating online resources, developing capacity-building support packages, and facilitating online and in-person events.

To be successful, you will be curious and creative, with the ability to communicate clearly and work well in a busy and constantly changing environment. You will have advanced understanding of the theory and practice of innovation management, and extensive experience of designing and delivering structured innovation processes, bringing ideas from conception to completion.

We are a global charity, working to find solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation. We fund and support work that goes on to shape the way in which people across the world are supported during a crisis.

We are based in London and Cardiff but our roles have a global reach. As an established and respected part of the humanitarian community, we work closely and meaningfully with our fellow networks and actors to make change happen.

If you are passionate about supporting people affected by crises through innovation and want to be part of an organisation that creates positive change in the humanitarian sector, and you strongly believe you can contribute, then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed.


We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable people in our work. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure. 

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promote equality, and are committed to improving employment opportunities for minority groups. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled candidates, as BAME and people with disabilities are currently under-represented throughout our work. We also welcome applications from LGB and Trans, and non-binary candidates. 

Closing date: Sunday, 2 August 2020  

Interview date: Tuesday, 18 August 2020


Posted on: 14 July 2020
Closed date: 02 August 2020
Tags: Intl Development, Project Management

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