Manager, Impact Innovation - Ecosystem Development

Kuala Lumpur •  Business •  Fixed Term Contract

The Manager of Impact Innovation is responsible for the development, implementation, coordination and promotion of the impact-driven innovation ecosystem. Assist in the development and management of new and existing programmes in achieving MRANTI's aspiration to be a thought leader in the impact driven innovation space. This includes:

Advocacy: Manage with the team on events, outreach and other activities such as survey, campaign and thought leadership research to increase awareness on the importance of impact driven innovation in urban and rural communities.

Content curation: Manage the development of impact innovation related curriculum delivered via bootcamp and workshops to nurture social entrepreneurs and startups of various background and stages of development with objective to build talent pipeline in the sector

Network building: Seed/initiate and manage impact driven innovation related partnership initiatives to assist impact innovators and startups in obtaining access to capital, market and talent development opportunities to grow and scale their businesses.

Stakeholder management: Liaise with key stakeholders in all sectors, including the Government, to drive a national agenda towards cultivating and nurturing an inclusive community of impact driven innovators to help address our nation's biggest social challenges

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree or relevant experience in related fields
  • 6 years experience in entrepreneurship, sustainability, social innovation and impact management 
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the social innovation and entrepreneurship space
  • Excellent written, presentation skills, ability to highlight and explain relevant data
  • Strong team player that can work cooperatively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent and strong project management as well as stakeholder's engagement skills
  • Work well in a challenging, dynamic environment and under pressure circumstances.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks, familiar with and able to operate in the fast pace and multicultural environment.
  • People-oriented, a quick learner, and thrive on the excitement of a goal-oriented team
  • Soft Skills: Managerial/Supervisory skills, Negotiation skills, Presentation Skills, Business Acumen, Interpersonal skills.
  • Hard Skills: Specific programming skills, Specific MS (Microsoft Office) skills.

Responsibilities

  • Manages and support senior/general manager in execution and on the ground support as well as engagements for matters relating to all Impact Innovation initiative and activities (e.g., meeting with community leads, cap dev sessions, consultations)
  • Track and manage a working-level team and drive deliverables and task in accordance with Impact Innovation
  • Support in providing strategic directions and funnelling to Impact Innovation programs as well as partners related programs
  • Responsible for due diligence exercise and reviewing documents for executive committees and impact-driven innovators selections including consultation and engagements
  • Participate in planning, implementation and monitoring of key programs activities according to requirements and regulations to achieve market growth (e.g, ecosystem development in ESG and SDG related fields)
  • Ensure accuracy, consistency timeliness of financial and performance-oriented report to management and stakeholders
  • Monitoring and reporting tasks pertaining to the tracking of Impact Innovation program and specific program items (e.g., conversion report, outreach tracker)
  • Liaise on a regular and ongoing basis with partners and stakeholders
  • Develop and apply ESG best practices and approaches by introducing new programmes if needed and evaluate and promote cross-linkage opportunities for enterprise or innovator development
  • Develop and prepare business plans, briefing and public engagement related to Impact Innovation programs that may require representing the organisation at designated events
  • Assist in developing thought leadership strategy and plans to position MRANTI as a Impact Innovation hub
  • Ensure all programmes and initiatives are executed in line with MRANTI's risk appetite and internal guidelines, and where appropriate, provide feedback for improvement
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