Innovation Programme Co-ordinator Frontier Technologies

Permanent position, Full-Time, United Kingdom

We are looking for a dynamic and creative individual early in their career in international development to join the Frontier technologies programme.

The Role
The Frontier Technologies (FT) programme is one of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s (FCDO’s) most pioneering, exciting, and widely recognised initiatives. FT enables FCDO to explore, understand, test, and scale cutting-edge technologies across its geographic and technical portfolio. The programme has earned several accolades, including recognition as the most innovative programme in the UK Civil Service in 2017.

There are four main components to the programme:
Frontier Technology Livestreaming (FTL) – Providing funding and coaching for FCDO pioneers to experiment with the application of frontier tech and generate learnings
Frontier Tech Futures – Exploring the future of frontier technologies, and their implications for FCDO priorities and work
• Evidence and Thought Leadership – Creating and curating evidence, insights and thought leadership to inspire and equip FCDO to understand how frontier tech can be applied
• Network – Fostering connections across FCDO staff, sharing opportunities and insights to deepen knowledge and learning about frontier technologies

Working closely with the Team Leader of FT, you will support IMC’s contribution to the programme by supporting across all components of the programme.

A typical day at work
A typical day might include working on the submission of an Expression of Interest in the morning followed by co-ordinating a horizon scanning workshop for FCDO staff in the afternoon on the future of money.

The programme and team take great pride in the culture and spirit of collaboration and innovation developed over the life of the programme. The team is also very highly motivated, committed to over-communication, and dedicated to keep delivering at (and improving upon) the high standard of its work. This role will give the right candidate an opportunity to take early responsibility and provides strong on-the-job learning opportunities from working with FCDO to innovators in the field.

FT itself is all about doing development differently by using a methodology developed specifically for the programme, employing innovative programme management methods, and continuously experimenting with new approaches and tools.

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How to apply
Please submit your CV and covering letter to explaining clearly why you are interested in this role and working for IMC, the skills and experiences you can bring to it, and how your experience meets the person specification. Your covering letter should also include your salary expectations.

The closing date for applications is 29 May. Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis, so it is recommended you apply as soon as possible.

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