Head of Experimentation (Accelerator Labs, 60 positions, Varying deadlines depending on country)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
0-2 Years
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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As head of Experimentation, you institute rapid learning about emerging challenges by designing and conducting a portfolio of experiments to better understand which development solutions work and which ones don’t. You iterate and strengthen the design of solutions based on learnings from experiments and from intensive interaction with partners. Your work supports both the Accelerator Lab and the UNDP Country Office more broadly.

The Head of Experimentation has four main areas of work:

Works with UNDP and partners to lead mapping the context and nature of development challenges, with a particular focus on understanding systemic issues beyond traditional silos and classifications and identifying drivers of change, and levers for intervention

Mapping systems and assets, identifying levers and logic for intervention, building hypotheses of change that are a fit to the system level challenges identified

Identify logic against which to asses fit and coherence of the individual portfolios with the frontier challenges on which they are meant to generate learning