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Pact is an international nonprofit that works in nearly 40 countries building solutions for human development that are evidence-based, data-driven and owned by the communities we serve. Founded in 1971, Pact works with partners to build resilience, improve accountability, and strengthen knowledge and skills for sustainable social impact.
Innovation - Pact has a dedicated innovation practice for finding and scaling solutions to social problems in the form of products, processes, and wider business models with a focus on human centered design. Pact has several methods to facilitate idea generation from an online Innovation Marketplace on its social intranet system called Mosaic to an in-country innovation workshop that uses Human-Centered Design (HCD) to tease out new ideas. Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions and take ownership of their future. The Innovation team contributes to realizing this by: • Creating enabling environments for innovation to thrive in Pact’s country offices and HQ. • Providing technical assistance to internal departments, country offices, and projects through project development and innovation methodologies. • Building internal innovation assets: capacity building in country offices through curriculum development and implementation; sourcing internal innovations and seeking innovation funding opportunities; facilitating knowledge sharing across Mosaic and other platforms. • Business Development: contributing to pre-positioning and proposal development with the Opportunity Development team and building external innovation partnerships. • Thought-leadership; participating in the innovation in development conversation by attending events, hosting meetings, and making relationships with potential partners and donors.
The Innovation Officer will provide technical expertise, facilitation and coordination for Innovation work as part of the larger Capacity Development and Innovation team. The Innovation Officer will be central in supporting the team’s efforts in creating lasting infrastructure and capacity for embedding innovation and participatory facilitation and design into Pact and our programming. They will lead coordination of innovation project activities and contribute to technical components including design, iteration and measurement of new tools/approaches, management of Pact’s online Human-centered Design (HCD) course and/or exploring engaged community as Pact’s guiding star. In coordination with the Senior Innovation Manager, they will provide technical input to Innovation’s strategic priorities and will be responsible for collaborating with other technical teams to ensure that Innovation approaches and activities are integrated across all areas of relevant projects and proposals.
Innovation Design, Implementation and Measurement