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Digital Green is an international non-profit development organization that builds and deploys information and communication technologies to amplify the effectiveness of development efforts for sustained social change, globally. Our approach combines technology and social organization to improve the cost-effectiveness and broaden community participation in existing best practices. We partner with public and private organizations across domains such as agriculture, livelihood, health and nutrition.

We are headquartered in New Delhi, India with regional offices in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. We have a country office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

We are looking for highly qualified and passionate individuals to be part of our movement to ensure communities worldwide live with dignity. We offer a dynamic and enabling work environment and competitive compensation, based on experience and qualifications, comparable to leading national level development sector organizations. If you would like to be part of the Digital Green family, email your application with a cover note and resume to jobs@digitalgreen.org. If you are student, you can also apply for an internship position.

Washington D.C.

Digital Green is a not-for-profit international development organization that uses an innovative digital platform for community engagement to improve livelihoods of rural communities across South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. We partner with public, private and civil society organizations to share knowledge on improved agricultural practices, livelihoods, health, and nutrition, using locally produced videos and human mediated dissemination. So far, Digital Green has reached more than 750,000 rural community members across over 8,000 villages in India, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Ghana, Niger and Tanzania. Collaborating with over 20 partners, Digital Green has helped facilitate the production and dissemination of nearly 4,000 localized videos in 28 languages. Digital Green operates from headquarters in New Delhi, and has offices in Addis Ababa and Washington, DC. Digital Green is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the US. Digital Green is entering an exciting phase of development as it expands its activities in Asia and Africa. As part of this expansion, Digital Green will cultivate a small team of exceptional individuals based in the US with a passion for finding solutions to pressing development problems, a curiosity about complex issues facing the world’s poor, and a drive to tell our story. This is an exciting opportunity to join a new and growing team in Washington, DC, supporting our ongoing programs, business development and start-up operations.

Chief Strategy Officer

The Chief Strategy Officer will report to the CEO and will be a member of Digital Green’s executive leadership team. They will :

- Develop and coordinate both long- and near-term strategic plans across the organization to foster expansion while simultaneously ensuring a dynamic, nimble and efficient organization;
- Ensure that Digital Green, at every level, thinks and acts strategically at all times; engage the executive leadership team and senior management team more directly to set programmatic and budgetary priorities;
- Develop processes to source ideas, adapt and integrate approaches, and drive innovation within Digital Green’s technology, program, research and learning, and training teams as well as execute pilots of their own that enhance Digital Green’s impact;
- Identify new opportunities by setting and coordinating the organizations’s research and learning agenda, setting success criteria and metrics, and reviewing and analyzing data to ground strategies in field realities
- Recruit and mobilize a team of internal and external technical experts in areas such as agriculture, nutrition, and training, to inform program design;
- Partner with Digital Green’s human resources team to align program strategy with organizational development;
- Align strategic initiatives and mission-critical objectives across the organization, including planning and developing new or expanded programs/initiatives, collecting/evaluating metrics and data to supporting strategy, and driving innovation and partnership activities;
- Critically, lead concept development for new products, partnerships, and initiatives, including business cases and communications strategies for new initiatives;

Specifically, they will oversee :

- Strategic planning & innovation
- Business development & partnerships
- Measurement & evaluation, research, learning
- Innovations and pilot initiatives
- Technical & thought leadership functions
- Engagement, communications, & external affairs

Key Responsibilities

  • Demonstrated experience in progressively responsible management and leadership positions
  • Prior experience successfully conceiving of, and implementing, a growth strategy and innovations and change management in an international environment, with a systems-oriented mindset
  • Demonstrated familiarity with non-profit international development landscape, preferably with hands-on technology development experience
  • Experience building, partnering and maintaining excellent relationships with a variety of donor organizations, government agencies, corporations, civil society, etc
  • Excellence in working effectively with diverse groups, including technical and program leads of different disciplines, including agriculture, health and training
  • Demonstrated initiative and creativity in innovation and problem solving, preferably in rural development
  • Data-driven decision maker that evaluates trade-offs and cost-benefit ratio of multiple options and can zero in and drive priorities with laser-like focus
  • Experience with multi-location, multi-cultural teams, especially in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Demonstrated experience in leading the design and building of protocols and systems in a startup environment
  • Track record in successfully and effectively managing complex global programs with the ability to leverage strengths across the organization.

Qualification and Skills

  • Genuine passion about the opportunity improve the livelihoods of the poor
  • Willingness to roll up one’s sleeves; non-hierarchical, collaborative, self-aware, ambitious, energetic
  • Takes responsibility and independent charge while bringing together other view points and garnering broader buy-in. Ability to influence organizational change without authority
  • Seasoned social entrepreneur that is able to see the value of engaging donor resources and government partnerships as well as private enterprise and civil society for different streams of activity and has a sense of how disparate mandate and incentive structures can be brought together to create shared value
  • Clear evidence of an entrepreneurial, innovative approach
  • Curious problem-solver who challenges assumptions
  • Sense of the opportunities and limitations of technology in rural development
  • Able to seamlessly transition between seeing the forest for the trees and nurturing one tree at a time
  • Possesses a global outlook, capable of working comfortably in a cross-cultural team-oriented environment
  • A strong impact orientation, prioritizing the path to maximize impact of Digital Green’s work
  • A committed and effective communicator with excellent English language, public speaking, written and verbal communication skills that extends from the board room to farmers’ fields
  • Drive, discernment, humility, passion of purpose
  • Impeccable integrity and credibility; high professional and personal bar; an individual others can trust without reservation

Location

- The position will be based in either Washington, DC or in San Francisco, CA
- Ability and willingness to travel (and potentially live on a short-term/project basis) internationally

To Apply

- Please submit your resume and cover letter to Tory Clarke at our search firm, Bridge Partners: Tory.Clarke@bridgepartnersllc.com
- Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible

India

Digital Green is an international non-profit development organization that builds and deploys information and communication technologies to amplify the effectiveness of development efforts for sustained social change, globally. Our approach combines technology and social organization to improve the cost-effectiveness and broaden community participation in existing best practices. We partner with public and private organizations across domains such as agriculture, livelihood, health and nutrition.

We are headquartered in New Delhi, India with regional offices in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. We have a country office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Chief of Party – India Nutrition Project

Digital Green seeks applications from outstanding candidates for the position of Chief of Party for overall leadership and management of this project for 4 years (2015-2019). S/he will provide strategic guidance, vision and leadership to the entire program effort. S/he will oversee the project’s strategic planning functions and ensure proper implementation, a focus on results, and financial accountability for all project activities. Based in New Delhi, India, the position will report to Digital Green’s Chief Operating Officer.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide overall strategic leadership, management, and technical direction to achieve financial and contractual accountability and program results Serve as the project's primary liaison with USAID, other corporate and private foundation donors, the government of India, and local partners to exchange information and develop deep professional relationships
  • Identify and develop partnerships with corporations and private foundations that co-invest in the project
  • Supervise project personnel and subcontractors in compliance with USAID rules and regulations.
  • Work with government counterparts and other corporate and private donors in defining project activities and targets and ensure close collaboration in achieving project objectives.
  • Coordinate and ultimately be responsible for project work planning, performance management, strategic communications, and reporting.
  • Lead the process and work collaboratively in developing and gaining approval for work plans and budgets for all country-level work.
  • Supervise the implementation of all project activities, ensuring that performance schedules are observed and outputs are completed and delivered according to schedule and within budget.
  • Ensure that financial and administrative activities are conducted according to USAID’s and Digital Green’s policies and procedures
  • Responsible for the design, quality, development, and completion of all assessments, analytical reports, and evaluations
  • Ensure quality control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the contract, including necessary adjustments to operations to fit the requirements of USAID, the Indian government, and other donors.
  • Represent the project at periodic meetings with stakeholders to report on planned activities and actions, including implementation status.

Qualification and Skills

  • Minimum 10 years of relevant work experience in public health projects; preferably supported by the U.S. government.
  • Masters level degree in public health or related field.
  • Extensive experience in public health program management; preferably planning, implementing, and managing nutrition programs.
  • Proven history of managing public health projects, including experience working with country ministries of health; preferably in India.
  • Strong USAID program and financial management background.

Skills and Competencies
• Demonstrated ability to on-board and nurture new partners and donors, especially those involved in corporate social responsibility and private foundation activities, to drive project scale and sustainability.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to hold staff accountable for quality outputs and results, to communicate with external stakeholders, and to interact regularly and professionally with senior government counterparts, USAID, and other corporate and private foundation donors on policy and other strategic issues at both national and community-levels.
• Ability to work collaboratively with other contractors, local implementing partners, and teams implementing U.S. government and other donor-funded programs, including activities in different sectors, such as health, nutrition, agriculture, and livelihood development.
• Experience managing complex donor-funded programs in health and nutrition, capacity building or training activities in developing countries, preferably in South Asia.
• Strong understanding of monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL), with experience overseeing MERL systems and ensuring data quality.
• Well balanced professionally and able to see the big picture with attention to detail.
• Critical thinker, with the ability to lead a team toward innovation and creativity.
• Excellent organizational, analytical, supervisory, and team-building skills.
• Fluency in English required; proficiency in Hindi preferred.
• Ability to travel up to 40 percent in-country; limited international travel expected.
Compensation:
Digital Green is a great place to work and prides itself on a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package. Digital Green is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Application Procedure:
Please email your resume and cover letter indicating your daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees who must have been your supervisor in your current or former employment to jobs@digitalgreen.org (no calls, faxes, or drop-ins, please) to with “Chief Of Party- India Nutrition Project” as the case might be in the subject line. The last date for applying for this position is 30 September 2015.
Due to the high volume of applicant response, not all applicants may receive a response from Digital Green.
Digital Green is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.

Executive Assistant - Delhi

Digital Green is seeking Executive Assistant for Chief Operating Officer(COO). Digital Green’s Executive Assistant will provide high-level administrative support to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the program team. Responsibilities and duties will include:

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide operational support and managing sensitive internal and external correspondence, compiling and organizing relevant background materials, and handling complex calendar and international travel arrangements.
  • Scheduling meetings, preparing agendas, and recording meeting minutes
  • Coordinate with internal contacts and external global stakeholders to prioritize and schedule meetings
  • Coordinate high-level conferences and meetings at the request of the COO, including issuing invitations, arrangements for guests, venue selection, meeting rooms, AV, and communications
  • Support the COO in managing and fulfilling its role as Digital Green’s representative to local and international organizations
  • Assist in development and maintenance of information management systems within Digital Green.
  • Provide appropriate administrative support on sensitive and confidential issues and help manage the flow of activity on various actions points
  • Any other task assigned by COO

Qualification and Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proven effectiveness in prioritizing competing demands, maintaining confidentiality, and in adapting easily and quickly to changing priorities.
  • Collaborative working style with the ability to independently initiate and coordinate projects
  • Proven experience supporting high-level projects and exercising appropriate discretion
  • Proven success in drafting and editing documents; proofreading abilities a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain tracking and data management systems
  • Excellent computer skills using MS Office Suite

Please email your resume and cover letter indicating your daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees who must have been your supervisor in your current or former employment and a cover letter by email to jobs@digitalgreen.org (no calls, faxes, or drop-ins, please) with a title: Executive Assistant in the subject line.

Front Office Executive - Delhi

Digital Green is seeking Front Office Executive for New Delhi office. Digital Green’s Front Office Executive will provide high-level front office and administrative support. Responsibilities and duties will include:

Key Responsibilities

  • Handling Reception
  • Attend and ensure customer satisfaction to every person coming to the respective counter/Reception
  • Handle all internal and external telephone calls with courtesy and promptness
  • Guiding the customers in a proper direction, solving their issues
  • Taking appointment, Schedule and Co-ordinate appointments as and when required
  • Arranging conference meeting
  • Maintaining a database, Attendance of employees
  • Maintain & Handling inward and outward files
  • In charge of Printing and stationery
  • Receiving Courier and distributing it to concern department

Qualification and Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proven experience in handling above tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain tracking and data management systems
  • Excellent computer skills using MS Office Suite

Please email your resume and cover letter indicating your daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees who must have been your supervisor in your current or former employment and a cover letter by email to jobs@digitalgreen.org (no calls, faxes, or drop-ins, please) with a title : Front Office Executive in the subject line

Nutrition Manager - Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning

Digital Green is an international non-profit development organization that builds and deploys information and communication technologies (ICTs) to amplify the effectiveness of development efforts for sustained social change, globally. We partner with public and private organizations in areas of agriculture, livelihood, health and nutrition.
Our Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) team is based in New Delhi, India with regional offices in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. Digital Green also currently operates in Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Ghana, and Niger.
Digital Green has significantly expanded its health and nutrition programs with support of USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and others. In September 2015, Digital Green began a four-year project to scale its gender-sensitive social and behavior change communication (SBCC) to engage 1 million individuals and reduce the burden of under-nutrition in India. Digital Green is also working with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on a four-year, cluster randomized controlled trial to assess the impact and cost-effectiveness the Digital Green intervention to improve nutrition outcomes.
Digital Green seeks to hire a MERL-Nutrition Manager with significant experience in monitoring and evaluation in the health and nutrition space. The MERL-Nutrition Manager will work closely with other Digital Green units, including its operations, training, and technology teams,to identify learning questions as well as coordinate with internal and external implementation, research, and knowledge partners to conduct operational research studies as well as impact assessments for Digital Green’s health and nutrition programs. The MERL-Nutrition Manager will introduce innovative ideas and approaches and have an ability to work proactively and autonomously while serving as a key contributor to the strategic objectives of Digital Green’s MERL team. He/she should also be able to manage tight deadlinesand multiple simultaneous deliverables.

Key Responsibilities

  • Co-create research and learning questions, design study approaches, define scopes of work, and implement them from end-to-end in coordination with external research partners and survey agencies; internal program, training, and technology teams; and implementing government and NGO agencies
  • Define performance and impact indicators, structure operational data collection as well as survey instrument and tools (esp., those leveraging ICTs); train investigators at headquarter and field-based levels; and develop and execute protocols for data quality assurance
  • Perform rigorous quantitative analysis that informs program and/or research design and provides insights on program performance and impact using statistical tools
  • Develop visualizations, presentations, and narrative written briefs, whitepapers, and research papers that summarize research studies and their findings
  • Facilitateexplaining MERL health and nutrition strategies to seek input, instill culture and processes for organizational learning, and garner buy-in from internal and external stakeholders; and present and communicate findings
  • Review, integrate, and finalize reports submitted by external research collaborators and consultants
  • Monitor and mine data collected from health and nutrition programs on an on-going basisto identify trends, issues, and insights that inform project implementation and synthesize concrete recommendations
  • Ensure collection, analysis, and presentation of timely, relevant, and quality data as per donor reporting standards
  • Develop quarterly and annual donor reports, including but not limited to, quality assurance reports, performance management plans, M&E plans, and research briefs; have primary accountability for accuracy of reported progress indicators and learnings
  • Coordinate with donors, technical partners, and implementation partners and Digital Green’s own teams at Delhi and in its regional offices to design and roll-out MERL strategies for nutrition and health programs

Qualification and Skills

  • Master's Degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Statisticsor other relevant disciplines
  • 7-8 years of monitoring, research, evaluation, and/or learning experience of in public health and nutrition programs
  • Ability to perform modeling and synthesize quantitative datausing a variety of software packages (SPSS or equivalent statistical package, Excel)
  • Ability to present analysis in presentation (PowerPoint), narrative (Word), or numerical (Excel) forms
  • Experience in large-scale USAID and BMGF funded programs and donor reporting as well as using data for program decision-making and improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to design and execute large scale community based nutrition surveys
  • Familiarity with impact evaluations and randomized control trial methodologies
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills
  • Experience in designing survey instruments, data collection tools, as well as training and managing decentralized research teams and firms
  • Ability to travel to field locations frequently and collaborate with partners and colleagues remotely.

Please email your resume and cover letter indicating your daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees who must have been your supervisor in your current or former employment and a cover letter by email to jobs@digitalgreen.org (no calls, faxes, or drop-ins, please) with a title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning - Nutrition Manager in the subject line

Senior Software Engineer - Delhi

At Digital Green, we are seeking a senior software engineer to lead the development of robust and innovative systems for the benefit of rural communities. This is a terrific opportunity to develop leading-edge technologies and be at the forefront of innovation to bridge the rural information gap. As a senior member of the technology team, you will play a key role in all aspects of software development. If you have a passion for coding, building scalable solutions, and a portfolio to prove it; then join us in a result-oriented and fun workspace to build exciting products while getting exposure to the rural landscape and contributing towards our mission ‘to integrate innovative technology with global development efforts to improve human well-being’.

Digital Green is an international development organization that builds and deploys information and communication technology to amplify the effectiveness of development efforts to affect sustained, social change. We build capacity in rural communities to create and share locally-relevant content to promote best practices in agriculture, health and nutrition. Incubated as a project at Microsoft Research India’s Technology for Emerging Markets Group in 2006, Digital Green spun off as an independent entity in 2008. Over the years, we have been funded by organizations such as Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, Google and CISCO. In 2011, we became a National Support Organisation to the Ministry of Rural Development in India. Bill Gates named Digital Green as one of the four most promising innovations for poor farmers in 2014. As of mid-2015, we have reached nearly 8,000 villages across India and Africa, produced more than 4,000 videos in over 28 languages, and touched the lives of more than 640,000 people.

The technology team at Digital Green works on exciting new technologies with the aim to build software tools that benefit rural development efforts worldwide, using innovative and appropriate solutions. At the heart of our work is a ground breaking data management system, COCO (Connect Online | Connect Offline), which enables data collection in regions of limited internet connectivity. We use this data to feed interactive Analytics Dashboards to help monitor and improve our program performance. Our web presence, digitalgreen.org, with a powerful video library takes this content beyond the rural communities to a global audience. Our core tools are powered by HTML5 & Javascript front-end, Django web framework, Python as the main logic layer and mySQL database. We keep pushing our boundaries with exciting prototypes such as VideoKheti-a multimodal navigation interface using graphics, voice and touch interactions to access our video library; Farmerbook-a social network for farmers; and Wonder Village-a facebook game giving urban audiences insights into a village economy. Increasing penetration of mobile internet coupled with our strong presence in rural communities give us a unique opportunity to pioneer new applications for rural users. We are piloting products on Android Apps, Responsive websites and Interactive Voice Response Systems (IVRS) to inform the design of our next generation of software products to further bridge the rural information gap. Digital Green believes in open access to knowledge and information and all our code is, and is based upon, open source technologies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Play a key role in building the technology that powers Digital Green
  • Architect robust and scalable applications
  • Develop, test and launch software in the field
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and design new features
  • Ensure stable production environment and code repository
  • Oversee close integration of web and mobile tools with existing content
  • Able to, and excited to, learn and apply new technologies independently
  • Mentor junior engineers and help recruit top talent to grow our team
  • Be excited about not just the technology, but the problem we are trying to solve for our users

Qualification and Skills

  • BSc/B.Tech, M.Tech in Computer Science or equivalent from a reputed university
  • 5+ years of experience in software development
  • Ability to act with urgency for continuous improvement and with a bias towards action, promote development of breakthrough solutions, and embrace innovations that improve results
  • Extensive working experience with Python and Django web development framework
  • Strong expertise in any Javascript MVC Framework such as BackBone, Angular
  • Advance knowledge of SQL and relational database design
  • Implementing production websites (HTTP, HTML, JavaScript)
  • Solid OOP and software design concepts
  • Sound knowledge of Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Mobile development experience is a plus
  • Passion for open-source technologies
  • Strong ability to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively
  • Commitment to making a difference in the developing world

Interested candidates are requested to send their current CV and a cover note with motivation for applying for the position to jobs@digitalgreen.org. Please mention the title of the position in the email subject.

Last date to apply: September 10, 2015.

Software Engineer - Android Developer - Delhi

At Digital Green, we are seeking talented mobile engineers to lead the development of Android applications for the benefit of rural communities. This is a terrific opportunity to develop leading-edge technologies and be at the forefront of innovation to bridge the rural information gap. As a member of the technology team, you will play a key role in all aspects of software development. If you have passion for coding, building scalable Android applications, and a portfolio to prove it; then join us in a result-oriented and fun workspace to create Digital Green’s next generation of software products on mobile while getting exposure to the rural landscape and contributing towards our mission ‘to integrate innovative technology with global development efforts to improve human well-being’.

Digital Green is an international development organization that builds and deploys information and communication technology to amplify the effectiveness of development efforts to affect sustained, social change. We build capacity in rural communities to create and share locally-relevant content to promote best practices in agriculture, health and nutrition. Incubated as a project at Microsoft Research India’s Technology for Emerging Markets Group in 2006, Digital Green spun off as an independent entity in 2008. Over the years, we have been funded by organizations such as Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, Google and CISCO. In 2011, we became a National Support Organisation to the Ministry of Rural Development in India. Bill Gates named Digital Green as one of the four most promising innovations for poor farmers in 2014. As of mid-2015, we have reached nearly 8,000 villages across India and Africa, produced more than 4,000 videos in over 28 languages, and touched the lives of more than 640,000 people.

The technology team at Digital Green works on exciting new technologies with the aim to build software tools that benefit rural development efforts worldwide, using innovative and appropriate solutions. At the heart of our work is a ground breaking data management system, COCO (Connect Online | Connect Offline), which enables data collection in regions of limited internet connectivity. We use this data to feed interactive Analytics Dashboards to help monitor and improve our program performance. Our web presence, digitalgreen.org, with a powerful video library takes this content beyond the rural communities to a global audience. Our core tools are powered by HTML5 & Javascript front-end, Django web framework, Python as the main logic layer and mySQL database. We keep pushing our boundaries with exciting prototypes such as VideoKheti-a multimodal navigation interface using graphics, voice and touch interactions to access our video library; Farmerbook-a social network for farmers; and Wonder Village-a facebook game giving urban audiences insights into a village economy. Increasing penetration of mobile internet coupled with our strong presence in rural communities give us a unique opportunity to pioneer new applications for rural users. We are piloting products on Android Apps, Responsive websites and Interactive Voice Response Systems (IVRS) to inform the design of our next generation of software products to further bridge the rural information gap. Digital Green believes in open access to knowledge and information and all our code is, and is based upon, open source technologies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Play a key role in building the technology that powers Digital Green
  • Lead development of mobile applications on Android
  • Architect robust and scalable applications
  • Play a critical role in end-to-end mobile application development from initial conception to development, testing and delivery
  • Ensure close integration of mobile apps to existing content and web tools
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and design new features
  • Keep in sync with the latest industry trends and apply appropriate solutions
  • Mentor junior engineers and help recruit top talent to grow our team and build our future
  • Be excited about not just the technology, but the problem we are trying to solve for our users

Qualification and Skills

  • BSc/B.Tech, M.Tech in Computer Science or equivalent from a reputed university
  • 3+ years of experience developing native Android apps with Android SDK and advanced APIs
  • Published one or more apps on Google Play Store
  • Experience in Android development frameworks and methodologies for designing apps that scale and optimize across both phones and tablets
  • Comprehensive understanding of Android application architecture
  • Exposure to location-based services, supporting multiple screens, security and permissions, widgets, PhoneGap and social APIs integration on mobile
  • Experience in one or more of the following languages: Java, C#, C++, C, Python, Ruby, PHP
  • Working knowledge of SQL and relational databases
  • Knowledge of advanced Javascript and/or Python libraries is a plus
  • Solid OOP and software design concepts
  • Sound Knowledge of Data Structure & Algorithms
  • Portfolio of code and built applications
  • Knowledge of the general mobile landscape, architectures, trends, and emerging technologies
  • Strong ability to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively

Interested candidates are requested to send their current CV and a cover note with motivation for applying for the position to jobs@digitalgreen.org. Please mention the title of the position in the email subject.

Last date to apply: September 10, 2015.

Deputy Director – Finance

Job Summary
The Deputy Director - Finance develops and manages implementation of the short and long term finance strategy for Digital Green. The position manages the finance team and is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the finance and accounting department, including, but not limited to, the annual audit, compliance, budget process, financial reporting, grant/donor, reporting, field office accounting, and centralized payroll and accounting. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Digital Green.
Key Responsibilities
A. Strategy & Financial Planning
1. Oversee analysis and provide leadership with financial information to support effective financial resource allocation and decision-making during organizational strategy refreshes and reviews. Oversee the building of long-term financial investment, forecast, and annual plan.
2. Create financial models/forecasts to determine future funding needs
3. Provide recommendations to senior management based on financial and risk analysis on making right investments and allocating spends.
4. Train staff on financial management and compliance requirements and procedures
B. Budgeting
1. Create tools and processes, and oversee the implementation of unit-wise and organizational-wide budgeting and review processes. Monitor usage of budget and overall cash flow and provide recommendations to senior management to streamline the process.
2. Design and conduct internal capacity building workshops to coordinate budgeting and compliance.
C. Reporting & Documentation
1. Oversee the regular preparation and management of internal and external financial reports and ensure the required financial documentation are prepared accurately and submitted on time to the right external authorities.
2. Analyze and review key insights and take away strategic actions on data related to key finance indicators, monthly reports, and the finance function and share with senior management
3. Serve as a legal advisor and liaison to review agreements and contracts with donors, partners, vendors, and employees
D. Accounting
1. Develop and supervise implementation of accounting policies, systems, and procedures
2. Design and oversee the process for cash reconciliation each month and closing of monthly books and bank statements in a timely manner
3. Oversee the process for tax returns, financial statements and period closings and resolve issues as they arise
4. Design and oversee implementation of efficient and effective expense claims process and system
E. Audit & Compliance
1. Review proposed and ongoing controls and investments for compliance with organizational, statutory, and donor financial policies and guidelines
2. Oversee the completion of all necessary tasks required for internal and external audits for Digital Green and its sub-contractors
3. Oversee management of investment and grants through monitoring of execution, financial forecasting, and advice to senior management
F. Donor Compliance
1. Develop a framework for various areas of donor and statutory compliance across programs and institute efficient checks and balances within operations and programs to track those areas.
2. Anticipate and pro actively resolve the issues around donor compliance. Institute processes and systems which would help mitigate potential issues
3. Review information for donor and statutory reporting and develop key insights from the information for senior management. Ensure that the donor receives the information on a timely basis and with the highest quality

Key Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of strategy development, business/financial planning, risk management, and general management practices
  • Technical and complex financial like activity-based costing, portfolio analysis, NPV analysis.
  • Skills for project management and coordination of multidisciplinary teams
  • Strong analytics (especially financial modeling).
  • Knowledge of systems and processes related to financial management
  • Experience managing teams
  • Ability to adopt new software and financial management systems.
  • Extremely detail oriented and organized
  • Experience in implementing financial control systems
  • Adept at using Excel and other Microsoft Office applications
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Training/capacity building and management skills and experience
  • Results oriented; commitment to quality and efficiency
  • Willing and able to work in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment
  • Willing to travel to different offices and engage with people of multiple cultures
  • Flexible attitude towards changing priorities and ability to multi-task
  • Strong initiative and leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills

Qualification and Skills

  • Qualified CA or MBA (Finance)
  • 10+ years of experience in financial analysis, accounting or financial management
  • Professional experience working at a global level in a multi-country, multi-donor supported not-for-profit organization
  • At least 5 years of experience managing programs funded by the U.S. Government, including experience managing finances for USAID-funded projects
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID financial management rules and regulations and other key USG regulations, including USAID 22 CFR Part 226 Administration of Assistance Awards to U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations, 22 CFR Part 145 Grants and Agreements with Non-Profits, OMB Circulars A-122, Cost principles for non-profit organizations, and A-133 Audit of states, local governments, and non-profits
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) applicable to USA accounting procedures and processes

To be successful as a member of the Digital Green team, you will also:
• Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact an up-and-coming non-profit organization.
• Be an innovative and creative thinker – you are not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so.
• Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness.
• Have a strong work ethic, take initiative, and require minimal direction.
• Work well independently as well as part of a team.
• Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment.
Compensation:
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Ethiopia

Digital Green is an international non-profit development organization that builds and deploys information and communication technologies to amplify the effectiveness of development efforts for sustained social change, globally. Our approach combines technology and social organization to improve the cost-effectiveness and broaden community participation in existing best practices. We partner with public and private organizations across domains such as agriculture, livelihood, health and nutrition.

We are headquartered in New Delhi, India with regional offices in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. We have a country office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Assistant Program Manager - Ethiopia

Digital Green is currently working with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Agriculture and other NGO partners in the country. Within the next two years, Digital Green will increase its scale significantly in the country. Digital Green is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Assistant Program Manager to be based in Oromia and Amhara Regions of Ethiopia to help provide programmatic, administrative and logistical support to a various sets of programs. This position will report directly to Program Manager and will work in collaboration with the entire Digital Green Ethiopia team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work directly with Digital Green Program Managers to execute annual work plans and achieve targets and deliverables;
  • Ensure progress and achievements are tracked against established work plans;
  • Ensure quality assurance standards are met by gathering data captured while observing video disseminations on kebele levels; Conduct technical quality audits on videos produced on woreda levels in closely working partnership with Digital Green Program Managers, on-ground partners, partner teams and government extension functionaries;
  • Provide guidance and support to government extension functionaries and partner teams on all aspects of video production, dissemination, and data management processes;
  • Ensure accurate and proper data management processes on woreda and kebele levels;
  • Report on appropriate program-based challenges to Digital Green Program Manager to resolve and mitigate future operational gaps
  • Coordinate field travel for Digital Green team members as well as external stakeholders;
  • Provide support in gathering evidence from field to be included in various written program materials such as briefs, case studies and success stories;
  • Collate information about the regional programs and understand on-ground various practices and trends observed;
  • Support the implementation of the various evaluation methods determined by the Digital Green Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning team;
  • Logistically plan and track program events and regularly report them to Digital Green Program Manager;
  • Regularly review Digital Green’s data management system to monitor project deliverables, achievements, and regularly report to the team on activities, milestones and accomplishments;
  • Provide supportive supervision to project activities by conducting trainings for on-ground partner teams;
  • Familiarity with Ethiopian rural context required;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualification and Skills

  • BA in Rural Development, Agricultural Extension, Social Sciences or Information Technology;
  • Desired at least 3 year of relevant experience in project/ program design and implementation with national and international consortiums and partners;
  • Interest in food security, health-based and/or ICT4D-related development innovations;
  • Commitment to 2 years required;
  • Ability to meticulously plan for events; Strong detail-orientation required;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to work within a team as well as independently;
  • Ability to take initiative and conduct tasks with highest level of quality;
  • Personal commitment, drive for results, efficiency, flexibility and a sense of humor.

Interested candidates are requested to send their current CVs, a cover note with motivation for applying for the position and three references to habte@digitalgreen.org. or to Digital Green Foundation, P. O. Box 100056, Addis Ababa. They should mention the title of the position applied in the subject. All positions are contingent upon funding. Knowledge of local language is essential.

Senior Program Manager - Ethiopia

Digital Green is currently working with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Agriculture and other NGO partners in the country. Within the next two years, Digital Green will increase its scale significantly in the country. Digital Green is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Senior Program Manager to be based in the Regions (Mekele and Hawassa) of Ethiopia to help provide programmatic, administrative and logistical support to a various sets of programs. This position will report directly to the Deputy Country Director and will work in collaboration with the entire Digital Green Ethiopia team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for program planning, overseeing, guiding and monitoring all day-to-day technical implementation and financial operations within the assigned region;
  • Monitor, support and ensure implementation of regional work plan by reviewing program data with Digital Green regional team and other key stakeholders
  • Determining key mitigation strategies to meet timely deliverables and to embed the video-based approach into the mapped-out regional extension system;
  • Provide support on regional level to ensure that video content is technically sound and is in accordance with government/research packages of practices available in extension materials and manuals;
  • Ensure quality assurance is upheld in region assigned by aggregating quality assurance visit data, conducting spot-quality assurance visits to various sites, and by monitoring video production quality in close collaboration with Digital Green regional team members and government extension functionaries;
  • Provide performance review/progress reports against deliverables per engaged woreda in assigned region to NPC on a monthly basis;
  • Conduct presentations (such as data day presentations), in close collaboration with PMs and APMs, with support from the NPC on regional achievements and challenges faced;
  • Build relationships across the regional bureau, zonal offices and woreda offices to further institutionalize and embed the video-based approach into the pre-existing national agricultural extension system;
  • Facilitate the implementation of all video-based activities and other ICT-enabled services of the assigned region by working closely with key stakeholders from regional bureau, woreda bureau and other NGO partner;
  • Establish links with regional pre-existing programs and committees (PMC/TAC) that exist on regional level, and work in close partnership with them;
  • Facilitate meetings with ATVET colleges in the region and ensure inclusion of the video-based approach into their curriculum;
  • Organize regional review of the regional progress at least once in a year by working closely with key stakeholders on regional level (in collaboration with Digital Green regional team);
  • Strategically communicate roles and responsibilities with partners;
  • Follow up and support partners to meet timelines and quality standards of deliverables;
  • Facilitate and help organize concept seeding meetings on regional level by leveraging various platforms.

Qualification and Skills

  • MSc in Rural Development, Agricultural Extension, Sciences or Information Technology; Desired at least 6 year of relevant experience in project/ program design and implementation with national and international consortiums and partners; or BA degree and 10 years of experience;
  • Interest in food security, health-based and/or ICT4D-related development innovations;
  • Ability to meticulously plan for events; Strong detail-orientation required;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to work within a team as well as independently;
  • Ability to take initiative and conduct tasks with highest level of quality;
  • Personal commitment, drive for results, efficiency, flexibility and a sense of humor.

Interested candidates are requested to send their current CVs, a cover note with motivation for applying for the position and three references to habte@digitalgreen.org. or to Digital Green Foundation, P. O. Box 100056, Addis Ababa. They should mention the title of the position applied in the subject. All positions are contingent upon funding. Knowledge of local language is essential.

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