TERMS: Full time (35 hours per week) Fixed term until March 2023 with potential to move to a permanent contract pending further funding
LOCATION: London, Cardiff, or remote within UK.
Elrha is looking for an experienced Innovation Manager to apply their skills in Elrha’s fast-paced and creative Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) and lead on the strategic development and delivery of the HIF’s thematic area on the inclusion of people with disability and older people. This is not a fundraising role; the HIF aims to improve outcomes for people affected by humanitarian crises by identifying, nurturing and sharing more effective and scalable solutions.
Our Innovation Managers are passionate about identifying the most pressing humanitarian problems, analysing opportunities for innovation, working with sector experts to investigate solutions and designing funding calls (innovation challenges) to address them.
This is a varied role which includes providing technical oversight and management of the innovation portfolio to achieve its maximum impact, through fostering effective partnerships and providing support to grantees. This role carries a high level of independence which requires the ability to work autonomously whilst working collaboratively with sector and technical experts in humanitarian inclusion. It includes targeted advocacy, developing and sharing technical expertise on managing humanitarian innovation both internally as well as externally through thought leadership and external representation of Elrha.
We are looking for exceptional candidates with a good mix of skills and experience across three areas: innovation, facilitation and inclusion.
Please demonstrate clearly in your application how your experience is different from standard programming or delivery experience. For example, how have you drawn on innovation tools and approaches to identify and solve priority problems? Please note that we will assess your communication skills on the quality of your personal statement and CV as well as any presented achievements.
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Elrha is a global charity that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation. We fund and support projects that go on to shape the way in which people across the world are supported during a crisis. We are based in the UK, but our roles have a global reach. We’re an established and respected part of the humanitarian community, working closely and meaningfully with our fellow networks and actors to make change happen.
Elrha employees are currently working remotely within the UK in line with UK Government guidance. In early 2022 we will transition to flexible and hybrid ways of working (i.e. a mixture of remote/home and office-based working) as social distancing restrictions ease.
We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview.
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Elrha is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.
Salaries and benefits
Jobs are positioned within the salary structure on the basis of evaluation. New employees will usually be appointed at the bottom of the grade, however the appointed salary may also take into account the relevant experience a candidate brings to a role. Elrha is committed to paying staff in a fair and equitable way and will benchmark all salary offers in line with the pay of existing staff.
Elrha also has a comprehensive benefits package including 25 days holiday entitlement which increases year on year, 5% employer pension contribution (3% employee contribution) and life cover.
Any employment with Elrha will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:
Elrha is a wholly owned subsidiary of Save the Children. We are able to benefit from a range of support services provided by Save the Children UK, including recruitment systems. For this reason you will be directed to Save the Children UK’s job portal upon clicking ‘apply’.
Please ensure you read the full job description and complete the Personal Statement as requested in the application process. We look forward to hearing from you.
Closing date: 3rd October 2021
Interviews: w/c 11th October 2021
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