Head of Solutions Mapping (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 Solutions Mapping, you are doing deep immersions into the dynamics of grassroots communities, identifying and working with lead users who have addressed social and environmental challenges for themselves, and surfacing the implications of bottom up solutions for the design of policies.

The Head of Solutions Mapping has four main areas of work:

Developing and sustaining positive relationships with a range of local community and citizen groups

Identifying and training local volunteers, recruiting Universities and think tanks for sustaining long term community outreach and engagement and identification of lead users, providing training and mentoring

Translation of ethnographic and field research findings into learning and action for the acceleration lab activities

Design specific field research and participatory methods to focus on the most vulnerable populations and those not usually engaged in public policy debates on development methods

Explore, document and increase understanding on emerging methods of tapping into collective intelligence for sustainable development