Youth Business International is seeking a Head of Innovation to help us deliver our ambitious strategy to deliver a step change in the number of young people accessing our products and services and, in our ability, to equip them to thrive in a digital, globalised world. This role provides an exciting opportunity to become a key member of a dynamic international NGO supporting under-served young entrepreneurs around the world.
Youth Business International (YBI) is a global network of expert organisations supporting underserved young people to turn their ideas into successful businesses, creating jobs and strengthening communities.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for innovation to work for a dynamic, international charity, leading and championing innovation across the YBI Network. You will be working with the team in London and our network members around the world to ensure they receive the support they need to ideate and develop new and innovative products and services that can have a positive impact for young entrepreneurs and be scaled on a regional and global level.
As the Head of Innovation, you will be a strong motivator who views innovation as a way to unlock the ideas of others through using user-centred design and creating the right conditions for innovation to flourish. You will lead this relatively new area of our work looking to test new approaches and evolve our emergent innovation services for our members. You will also explore and test our very early plans around an “Innovation Lab” approach to support our work and will be essential in guiding our medium and long-term strategy as well as an approach on innovation in general.
We are looking for a professional who has extensive knowledge and experience in the innovation space, ideally with digital and non-digital innovations, demonstrating ability to take a pragmatic and hands-on approach to finding creative ways to resolve issues and drive the benefits of adoption of innovation approaches and thinking in our work. It is also essential that you can work from a place of empathy with our various stakeholders: members, YBI network team, young entrepreneurs and finally our partners/funders.
How to apply
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Closing date: Monday, 6th January 2020, 9:30 am
Youth Business International is an equal opportunity employer and we are opposed to discrimination on any grounds. We are committed to creating a diverse environment, therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or ethnic or national origin.
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