Investor Relations Consultant - Food Fortification

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The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We are currently seeking to fill an Investor Relations Consultant - Food Fortification position in the INKA division, based in Munich, Germany.

Brief description of WFP Innovation Accelerator, INKA:

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency fighting hunger. WFP reaches more than 100 million people every day - delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with smallholder farmers, communities, and governments to improve nutrition and build resilience.

The WFP Innovation Accelerator was named by Fast Company as Most Innovative Non-Profit Organization 2021 for its work in identifying, nurturing, and scaling disruptive start-ups and innovations to end global hunger. Based in Munich, Germany, the Innovation Accelerator provides WFP employees and start-ups with funding, hands-on support, and access to WFP’s global operations. Through the Accelerator, WFP is leveraging unprecedented advances in digital innovation - such as mobile technology, artificial intelligence, and blockchain - and new business models to transform the way it serves vulnerable communities across the world. In 2021, Accelerator supported innovations that positively impacted the lives of 9 million people globally. Most recently, the Accelerator runs programs for external partners such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others.

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About the Project:

While Large Scale Food Fortification (LSFF) has been shown to be a cost-effective way of increasing micronutrient intake, several key challenges remain in scaling: donor funding for nutrition is comparatively low in general and specifically for LSFF; there are few financial incentives for businesses to adopt fortification; compliance monitoring is expensive and complex; there remains a need to demonstrate the link more strongly between food fortification and its impact on malnutrition; and lastly, there is no existing system to track fortification and its impact on public health.

WFP has identified an opportunity to leverage emerging digital technologies to develop systems whereby actions along the LSFF value train are trackable, traceable, and verified. WFP will implement on a strategy that brings together these digital elements in a way that enables the possibility to measure and then value the impact that LSFF has on the end consumers of the fortified staple and condiments. Once a value has been determined for the impact that LSFF can have there is then a further opportunity: the tokenization of that value (and impact) which in turn allows for streamlined and innovative new investment opportunities.

The focus of the project is to develop and implement a roadmap to test and ultimately scale impact tokenization in service of LSFF.

General Information:

  • Job title: Investor Relations Consultant - Food Fortification
  • Unit: Innovation Accelerator, Innovation and Knowledge Management Division (INKA)
  • Country: Germany
  • Duty Station: Munich
  • Initial contract duration: 5 months (extendable)
  • Expected Start Date: 01.12.2022

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The incumbent will report to the Head of Scale Up Enablement and is expected to lead ecosystem development activities to ensure adoption and integration of products.

1. Ecosystem Development

  • Development and establishment of consortium for strategic recommendations, feedbacks in collaboration with global ecosystem partners;
  • Development and continuous revision user centered innovation thesis;
  • Conception and implementation of market surveys and customer interviews incl. problem area analysis for B2B customer;
  • Development of strategic pain point maps for ecosystem actors;
  • Observation of business, social, ecological, economical, political and technology trends to develop and prepare strategic future foresights for the team lead.

2. Stakeholder Engagement

  • Understand the needs and core objectives of the team, acting as an internal advisor around the type of engagement required to curate activities to achieve the desired outcome;
  • Co-create and manage the strategies and tactics that will allow the Venture team to achieve its objectives for each stage of venture development;
  • Partner with WFP colleagues as well as the external partners, donors and Country Offices , to effectively manage many complex, multi-stakeholder workstreams, projects and processes;
  • Assess and evaluate needs of the Venture team; understand program visions and translate this into overarching project plans; enhance the experience of engagement through well-orchestrated operational plans;
  • Manage the team toward continuous learning - what is working and what is not, troubleshoot, and offer solutions.

3. Convenings

  • Plan and manage a best-in-class slate of in-person and virtual events, meetings, and engagements for Ecosystem players;
  • Serve as a valuable contributor during convening design sessions; proactively look for and act on potential needs, problems, and solutions as appropriate -- especially with regard to envisioning the event flow; anticipate and communicate possible challenges and present alternative options for consideration;
  • Manage the team toward continuous learning - what is working and what is not, troubleshoot, and offer solutions.

4. Support the overall Innovation Accelerator operations

  • Provide analysis & content preparation (data on projects, PowerPoint presentations, briefs, etc.) for corporate priority topics and management meetings;
  • Participate and carry out discussions with colleagues in other divisions or external stakeholders on topics related to innovation;
  • Support other core processes of the Innovation Accelerator (e.g. innovation sourcing; innovation bootcamps; sprint programme; thought leadership; scale-up enablement; innovation services; knowledge management) as required;
  • Support the Head of the Innovation Accelerator and the Director of Innovation and Knowledge Management with any other activities as required.


Education: Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree is a plus

Experience: At least 5 years of progressively responsible international experience as an ecosystem manager, including in a start-up or innovation accelerator, innovation vertical in private businesses or innovations in the humanitarian or international development sector. Experience in Tokenization, Blockchain and Decentralized autonomous organizations is an advantage.

Languages: Fluency in oral and written English is mandatory. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages) is considered advantageous.


  • Passion and understanding of stakeholder management and ecosystem development lifecycles.
  • Substantial experience in building and supporting stakeholders from different life cycles.
  • Worked in cross-functional teams and get things done in a scrappy and hands-on way.
  • Experience working in a large scale-organization or with a client/in partnership with a large-scale organization.
  • Proven track record of driving products and projects - effectively delivering impactful elements of projects in a fast-moving environment, ideally for new businesses, new business models, start-ups etc.
  • Able to generate new and original solutions to complex problems and to design new products ideas.
  • Strong conceptual thinking to develop new strategies & innovative products and projects.
  • Able to interact with a broad range of stakeholders and external audience with maturity and tact.
  • Excellent communication/presentation skills, with the ability to write strategy documents, to develop business plans and to write and deliver presentations.
  • Collaborative spirit, able to partner with a wide range of people at all levels and across different cultures and to act with credibility and diplomacy.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Sets high-level of ambition for the project and own work to achieve impact for the hungry people we serve.
  • Fully committed and motivated to achieve the aims of the UN World Food Programme.


WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

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Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.


Closing Date: 31 October 2022

VA Reference number: 174037


Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply. WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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