CHIEF, INNOVATION (P-5) Director s Office UNICEF Supply Division

(Temporary Appointment for 12 months) Duty Station: Copenhagen, Denmark

UNICEF, the world s leading organization working for the rights of children, seeks a Chief, Innovation at the P-5 level for a 12-month Temporary Appointment in the Supply Division s Director s Office. PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: Under the guidance of the Deputy Director, support the Director s Office on innovation strategies for products, services, processes and concepts to solve essential problems for children and to reach MDGs. Particular focus on establishing and maintaining collaboration and frameworks w technical counterparts. The ith Chief, Innovation will provide support to encourage innovation in UNICEF Supply Division and beyond, and manage the work planned to embed innovation into UNICEF SD work culture. MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Coordinate and manage the UNICEF SD activities and workplan in innovation, and link with other parts of UNICEF and external partners for coordination of their engagement to investing in product research for children . 2. Responsible for implementing the tools, processe and culture to help each s UNICEF SD centre record and evaluate ideas and move the best ones forward. This work includes the running of an advisory board on innovation. 3. Engage in reviewing, applying and monitoring funds and other resources to nurture great ideas and to provide some assistance to teams within the organization. 4. Report on an innovation pipeline, consisting of ideas that relate to products, and processes, and services, to the senior management team . QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES: Education: Advanced University degree in business administration, marketing or any related field.


Work Experience: Minimum ten years progressively responsible professional work experience in Innovation, Supply Chain and Marketing. Excellent knowledge ofinnovation agenda and possesses a track record of work with business to encourage the takeup of innovation funding and support. Competencies: y Current knowledge of the latest developments and technology in the field of work. y Very good organizational skills y Good communication skills y Ability to work effectively with other UNICEF Division and country offices, academia, businesses y Demonstrate the ability to carry out innovation/ technology audits linked to prioritising UNICEF Supply Division innovation agenda and projects y Ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas as well as transfer knowledge and skills y Teamwork abilities y Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships y Able to work independently and problem solving oriented y Computer skills, including internet navigation and vari us office and web o applications Languages: Fluency in English and proficiency in other UN language is an advantage APPLICATION: Please send detailed CV/resume, cover letter and completed United Nations Personal History Form (P11), in English, quoting Chief, Innovation, DO, TA to Further queries can be directed to: The UN Personal History Form (P11) can be found in the Forms box on the following web address: Applications for this position must be received by Friday, 5 November 2010. Please note that candidates will be assessed on foundational and functional competencies and that diversity and gender balance are also factors in the selection process. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Visit us at


Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful