Over time, following periods of review and reflection, we have made changes to the Humanitarian Innovation Fund that will help us to address bigger and more complex priority problems through innovation. Whilst we remain incredibly grateful to our Funding Committee members, for their support, time and expertise over the years; part of this change includes bringing our current Funding Committee to an end and building a new one, one that is more tailored to the HIF, as it is today.
We are now looking to recruit up to 10 members for our independent HIF Funding Committee (HIF FC). One of the 10 selected will serve as Chair. The Chair and other Funding Committee members will play a crucial role in selecting the best innovation projects to fund, and in shaping our innovation portfolio. To find out more about the function of the HIF Funding Committee, the role of its members and Chair, please read the Terms of Reference.
Individuals with interest and expertise in humanitarian aid and humanitarian innovation. We expect that members will have significant levels of experience and seniority in their respective fields, and that they are able to dedicate the necessary time and focus to the HIF’s detailed grant review and decision-making process. We are seeking to appoint Committee members with a mix of the following skills and backgrounds:
We want to make sure that Committee membership is gender-balanced and diverse, so encourage applicants from any country/nationality to apply. The language of operation for the HIF FC is English. We especially welcome applications from people with lived experience of being affected by a humanitarian crisis and people with disabilities.
View the full terms of reference
This is an important, interesting, and varied opportunity to engage with Elrha and its Humanitarian Innovation Fund. Members of the HIF Funding Committee will:
Members attend in a personal capacity and are remunerated on an annual honorarium basis (£5,000 for members, £7,000 for the Chair).
Read our HIF Funding Committee Terms of Reference for full details on what the role of a member or Chair entails.
If you are interested in joining the HIF’s Funding Committee, please submit a formal expression of interest (including full name, current job title and organisation, as well as key areas of relevant interest and expertise in 1 page or less) along with your current CV to email@example.com with ‘HIF Funding Committee’ included as the subject title.
If you are interested in the Chair position, please make this clear in your expression of interest and explain why. We will reconfirm which individuals would like to be considered for the Chair position during the induction process.
The deadline for expressions of interest is Sunday 21 June, 23:59 BST.
The first full meeting of this new Funding Committee will take place in November 2020, with all members selected, fully inducted and supporting other funding activity by the end of July 2020.
For more information on the HIF, read our 2018-2020 Strategy, our independent Evaluation of the HIF Programme undertaken in 2017, and read about the areas we work in as well as latest news.
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