World Vision Ethiopia Social Innovation Challenge Project Manager Jobs

World Vision Ethiopia Social Innovation Challenge Project Manager Jobs

Job Id: 206580

Category: Development and Project Management Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Career Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)
Employment Type: Full time

Job Description

Job Purpose

To co-lead the Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) project for World Vision Ethiopia. Social innovation is the process of developing and deploying effective solutions to challenging and often systemic social and environmental issues in support of social progress.

The objective of the Social Innovation Challenge project is to design, test and prototype a new business processes for an innovative holistic engagement platform for supporters and communities where local problems can be tackled by collaborating globally. The Project Manager will be responsible for specific inputs and deliverables as outlined below.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Project Management
  • Identify, socialize and co-lead a cross-functional team to implement the Social Innovation Challenge
    Ensure the delivery of all project milestones and outcomes as it pertains to the Logic Model
  • Partner Engagement, Industry Liaison & Funding
  • Identify, seek and build strong partnerships across different sectors (including but not limited to governments, businesses, other NGOs, and donors that contribute to acquisition of new innovative business opportunities for the Social Innovation Challenge. Agree to travel across regions for meetings whenever necessary.
  • Source out the resources needed for SIC both technical and financial from identified strategic partners.
  • Negotiate skillfully with partners/supporters to ensure agreements are realistic and achievable and in line with World Vision strategies. Promote a sense of mutual understanding, shared values
    and approaches, and shared goals between the partners/supporters and World Vision.
  • Crowd sourcing of solutions
  • Engage strategic networks of innovators to join the competition

  • Participate in the screening and shortlisting of entries

  • Organizing Social Innovation Challenge Events

  • Support the planning and implementation of Social Innovation Boot Camp, Community Experience and Social Innovation Night

    Job Requirements

    Relevant skills and experience may include:

  • Marketing & communications
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable development
  • Design thinking/human centered design
  • Project management
  • Social campaign and public engagement

    Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

    The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Qualification required: BA/BSc Degree in Marketing, Economics and/or Development Studies
  • Experience: 2 years in supervisory level
  • Preferred: MA in /MSc in Marketing. or Economics and related field

    Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field where disasters strike and sometimes to conflict areas and under stress conditions
  • Travel: 30% Domestic/international travel is required.
  • On call: 20%

    Place of Work Addis Ababa

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants must require to attach Current CV & fill employment application form which can be found ) and email before the closing date of this announcement to

    World Vision Ethiopia is a child focused Organization and is striving to keep children safe and is committed to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for this position.

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