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Published 13 days ago

March 1, 2020
February 15, 2020

J O I N T E A M I D E X !

P O S I T I O N S U M M A R Y

IDEX Accelerator & Global Fellows Program (www.idexfellows.com)

is looking for an exceptional Innovation Design Expert to lead one of its

consulting projects in the job-readiness/employability domain.

The IDEX Fellowship, which is in its 10th year, is on a mission to create

the next wave of “social intrapreneurs” who will support, lead and

advance the work of socially-focused enterprises around the world.

Since 2010, IDEX has welcomed over 300 fellows across the world to

India to work alongside IDEX’s social enterprise partners- learning how

to run and grow socially-focused enterprises.

In addition to its flagship Fellowship, IDEX supports its enterprise

partners through research, social innovation design and capacity

building,

How might mobile learning play a role in preparing young women for the workforce?

What are the hard and soft skills employers seek for hiring and consequently promoting a

worker?

What are the skills that young women want to build?

Will a mobile app provide a solution/ aid in the process of securing a job?

How do young women engage in mobile learning currently?

How should such an app be designed for maximum adoption and engagement with the ultimate

objective of securing a job?

IDEX is looking to engage an innovation expert to build a job readiness platform for its

client targeting low to low-moderate income youth. Keeping in line with the vision of the client, the

project will have a strong gender focus. The expert's primary responsibility will be to design and

implement a user-centered approach that engages methodologies of design thinking and real life

simulation to draw on key behavioural and motivating factors for the target audience to adopt such

a platform for skilling and eventually obtaining a job. The expert will also be involved in translating

his/her insights for development of a prototype of such a platform.

The project will seek to find answers to the following questions:

1.How might mobile learning play a role in preparing young women for the workforce?

2.What are the hard and soft skills employers seek for hiring and consequently promoting a

worker?

3.What are the skills that young women want to build?

4.Will a mobile app provide a solution/ aid in the process of securing a job?

5.How do young women engage in mobile learning currently?

6.How should such an app be designed for maximum adoption and engagement with the ultimate objective of securing a job.

The role is contractual, based in Bangalore with possibility of travel outside the city to engage with

different stakehlders. Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Understanding the historical context and overarching vision of the client with respect to the

project.

Conducting meetings with key stakeholders (NGO partners, Client, employers, app

developers, design thinking/adaptive learning agencies etc).

Conducting secondary research on previous job readiness platforms/employability platforms

Understanding and benchmarking the specific target segment of women

Engaging methodologies of design thinking and real life simulation to draw on key

behavioural and motivating factors for the target audience to adopt such an app for skilling

and eventually obtaining a job.

Designing an experience that includes the users in the designing process.

Forging strategic partnerships for the implementation phase.

Finalising the design framework after feedback from IDEX and client.

Finalising implementation of the design framework with involved stakeholders.

Finalising logistics of implementation.

Conducting the activity/programme while recording key insights.

Sharing a draft of key insights/learnings/suggestions for prototype development.

Translating identified needs and insights into a prototype of the platform.

Suggesting potential prototype developers for the next phase of the project.

The expert shall work closely with IDEX India office at each stage.

The expert shall make himself/herself available for feedback sessions with client.

The expert should be willing to take calls according to India and US time zones.

Mapping the Context

Designing a user-centered and inclusive approach

Implementing the user-centered approach

Translating knowledege/Insights for Prototype

Working closely with IDEX India office

R E S P O N S I B I L I T I E S

C A N D I D A T E R E Q U I R E M E N T S

Passionate about social entrepreneurship, technology, design and women empowerment.

Experience of having built something new and brought ideas to life.

Adaptability and comfortable with ambiguity.

Comfortable working in a startup environment.

Ability to draw out key themes and insights that immerge out of a non-linear process.

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A P P L I C A T I O N P R O C E S S

Please apply at the following

link https://fs22.formsite.com/idexfellowship/tmfhz7zmni/index.html

The application deadline is 15 January 2020. Please note that only candidates invited for

an interview will be contacted. For questions, please contact hr@idexfellows.com.

P R O F E S S I O N A L A T T R I B U T E S A N D WO R K E N V I R O N M E N T

Bachelors degree or higher

Proven experience of applying user/human-centered design, as well as including user in

designing solutions.

Experience of having worked in a design role in a social impact organisation or design firm,

service design, design thinking or innovation firm.

Experience of implementing programmes involving multiple stakeholders.

Experience of having used adaptive learning techniques in designing solutions.

Experience of taking innovation from idea to market.

Comfortable with English as well as Kannada/Telegu.

Knowledge and experience of building digital technologies in low resource settings.

J O I N T E A M I D E X !

P O S I T I O N S U M M A R Y

IDEX Accelerator & Global Fellows Program (www.idexfellows.com)

is looking for an exceptional Innovation Design Expert to lead one of its

consulting projects in the job-readiness/employability…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

English, Kannada/Telugu

English, Kannada/Telugu

Location

Bengaluru, KA, IN

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