Innovation Journey Learning Initiative Consultancy at DanChurchAid (DCA)

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

DanChurchAid (DCA)

"DanChurchAid (DCA) offers impactful career opportunities globally, empowering individuals to drive positive change through humanitarian aid and development work. Join us in making a difference, where your skills and passion contribute to creating a more just and equal world."

Innovation Journey Learning Initiative Consultancy

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience 5 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Project Management 

The consultancy is aimed at reviewing and interrogating:

  • The process undertaken at CO level – by DCA and partners; how innovation projects are have been identified, designed and framed. Are there examples where a scaling eye from the outset could better have been applied? What barriers to generating proof of concept have been experienced?
  • Strengths and challenges: looking at past innovation initiatives undertaken, examine the partnerships; technical support/expertise; approach; communication pathways; funding levels; implementation methodologies. What do these tell us about considerations for future innovation initiatives and partnerships?
  • Complexity and viability: Looking at levels of ambition versus reality, what can we learn about the pathway needed to fully assess innovation potential – whilst also embracing the level of risk needed to spearhead innovation?
  • Innovation management capacity: What does it take at CO level, SLT level, technical level and project level to spearhead a successful innovation initiative? How well are DCA’s internal systems and processes suited to support successful innovation initiatives; with a specific focus on procurement, finance and partnerships systems. How could DCA’s systems be adapted to better support innovation ambitions, both at CO and at global levels? To what extent are the principles from the ISO standard for innovation management known and utilized by DCA and partner staff in Kenya, and how could these better be applied?
  • Geographical area of the assignment is Nairobi main Country office and, Nakuru & Turkana field offices.
  • Interested firms should provide the following information to the Contracting Authority using the contact details below:

Provide the following information (mandatory documents)

  • Brief company profile with the company’s brief background, name, contact details and physical address.
  • Company’s statutory documents (Certificate of registration or incorporation, CR12 and KRA Pin )
  • A brief word document summary of the skills and experience of the proposed lead consultant and the consultant(s) showing briefly the relevant previous assignments and education level. Maximum, 3 pages.
  • At least two recommendation/reference letters.

Below is the required education level and years of experience;

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in one or more of the following, in the Kenyan context: innovation scaling, innovation management, or planning of innovation activities/projects supporting scale, solution or service design.
  • Experience in innovation management in the international social development and/or humanitarian fields.
  • Experience in measuring impact through design or implementation of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning frameworks or other impact measurement models.
  • Experience in designing and implementing innovative concepts for improved impact and service offering.
  • Knowledge of innovation scaling in theory and in practice and knowledge of the most recent best practices. Familiarity with and application of the ISO standard for innovation management preferred.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing innovations through prototyping, piloting and towards successful scaling is a plus.

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