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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.

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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.

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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.

Assistant Software Engineer - Delhi

At Digital Green, we are seeking passionate engineers to create leading-edge web and mobile applications for the benefit of rural communities. As a member of the technology team, you will play a key role in designing, building, enhancing and testing the products. If you have solid coding skills, sound software design concepts and a willingness to learn quickly, this is your opportunity to code away in a result-oriented and fun work space 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 the building the technology that powers Digital Green
  • Learn and apply new technologies
  • Build, test, and launch software for use in the field
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and design new features
  • Be excited not just on the technology but also the problem we are trying to solve
  • Help grow the team and shape our future

Qualification and Skills

  • Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent from a reputed university
  • Experience in Python or any of the following languages: Ruby, PHP, C, C++, Java
  • Exposure to advanced Javascript libraries such as Jquery, Bootstrap
  • Knowledge of SQL, relational databases, and other data storage solutions
  • Solid OOP and software design concepts
  • Sound knowledge of Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Hands-on experience with production websites (HTTP, HTML5, JavaScript)
  • Experience working in Unix/Linux environments
  • Experience with Android application development is a plus
  • Showcase your code and built apps

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.

Program Manager - Training - Delhi

Digital Green (DG) is an international, non-profit development organization that builds and deploys information and communication technology to amplify the effectiveness of development efforts to affect sustained, social change. The Digital Green system combines technology and social organization to improve the cost-effectiveness and broaden the community participation in existing best practices. It is supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, DFID, AGRA, Ford Foundation, and Government of India. Digital Green works in nine states in India and several countries in Africa (Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Niger, Ghana) and in Afghanistan.
One of the core activities of DG is to build capacity of community members, frontline extension workers and partner organizations in DG systems and approaches to enable them to function and implement project activities relatively independently. This effort is coordinated by the training unit at Digital Green’s headquarters in New Delhi.
Digital Green is looking for a Training Manager who is an outstanding professional with experience in transfer of learning approaches to assist the training unit in developing and implementing effective performance based participatory training at scale. The position will report to the Training Coordinator.

Key Responsibilities

  • In consultation with the Training Coordinator and Digital Green’s internal training community, refine and improve sets of training modules for different components of Digital Green system: initiation, video production and video dissemination.
  • Bring latest approaches to participatory training in low resource settings using appropriate tools of technology and incorporate them into training activities for improved learning.
  • Build on the methodology developed for supportive supervision, training follow up and refresher trainings to ensure that trained personnel use the knowledge and skills gained during training effectively during program implementation.
  • Work with regional teams to refine and fine tune the training materials according to local context for greater effectiveness.
  • Evaluate training outputs and identify gaps that might be leading to sub-optimal performance of project personnel and work towards bridging them for enhanced performance.
  • Document lessons learned and best practices ensuring that they are incorporated into program implementation and capacity building tools.
  • Assist in developing a cadre of very high quality of trainers within Digital Green and partners.
  • Participate in the delivery of training at various locations, both national and international, assuring highest quality standards.
  • Support in coordinating training activities at national and international level.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualification and Skills

  • University degree in Rural Development, Social Sciences or any other relevant discipline.
  • Relevant experience in developing and providing performance based training using participatory approaches to training.
  • Experience in transfer of learning to semi-literate and rural populations with an aptitude to use ICT tools for social change.
  • Excellent writing, communication and negotiation skills; ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Good leadership, coordination and information management skills.
  • Strong strategic and creative thinking.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills applied on a wide range of factors, parameters, policies and priorities for the assessment and resolution of complex situations.
  • Personal commitment, drive for results, efficiency and flexibility.
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team and with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds.
  • Passionate about training.

Interested candidates are requested to send their current CV, a cover note with motivation for applying for the position and three references to jobs@digitalgreen.org. They should mention the title of the position applied in the subject.
Last date to apply: August 15, 2015.

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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Program Manager - Ethiopia

Digital Green is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Program Manager to be based in Addis, Ethiopia to help oversee, manage and backstop various sets of programs. This position will report directly to the Deputy Country Representative in Ethiopia and will work in collaboration with the entire Digital Green Ethiopia team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish strategic relationships with implementing partners and other stakeholders;
  • Provide leadership to project planning; Assist program implementation by providing technical and administrative support;
  • Work directly with partner organizations in order to develop and execute annual work plans
  • Monitor and evaluate field project activities; Conduct regularly scheduled quality assurance site visits in collaboration with on-ground partners and partner teams;
  • Report on program-based challenges to Digital Green Deputy Country Director;
  • Coordinate field travel for team as well as external stakeholders; Prepare efficient trip agendas and lodging logistics in short notice;
  • Backstop programs by reviewing/editing program documents such as briefs, case studies and success stories;
  • Logistically plan and track program events and write/edit documents based on these to be shared with Digital Green headquarters and an external audience;
  • Use Digital Green’s data management system to monitor project deliverables, achievements, and regularly report to the team on activities, milestones and accomplishments;
  • Actively participate in Digital Green’s master training on video production and dissemination
  • Provide supportive supervision to project activities by conducting regular trainings for on-ground partner teams;
  • Coordinate review of project documents and submit necessary documents for home-office approval processes;
  • Familiarity with the country and East Africa required;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualification and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Rural Development, Social Sciences or Information Technology;
  • 3-4 years of relevant experience in project/ program design and implementation with national and international consortiums and partners
  • Excellent writing, communication and negotiation skills - ability to prepare clear and concise reports;
  • Excellent leadership, coordination and information management skills – detail orientation is required;
  • Demonstrated analytical skills applied on a wide range of factors, parameters, policies and priorities for the assessment and resolution of complex situations;
  • Ability to work within a team as well as independently
  • 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 jobs@digitalgreen.org. They should mention the title of the position applied in the subject. All positions are contingent upon funding.

Assistant Program Manager - Ethiopia

Digital Green is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Assistant Program Manager to be based in Addis, Ethiopia to help provide programmatic, administrative and logistical support to a various sets of programs. This position will report directly to Program Manager in Ethiopia and will work in collaboration with the entire Digital Green Ethiopia team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative and logistical support to project planning;
  • Work directly with Digital Green Program Manager in order to execute annual work plans
  • Monitor and evaluate field project activities; Conduct regularly scheduled quality assurance site visits in tandem with Digital Green Program Managers, on-ground partners and partner teams;
  • Report on appropriate program-based challenges to Digital Green Program Manager;
  • Coordinate field travel for team as well as external stakeholders; Prepare efficient trip agendas and lodging logistics on short notice;
  • Provide support in gathering evidence from field to be included in various written program materials such as briefs, case studies and success stories;
  • Logistically plan and track program events and regularly report them to Digital Green Program Manager;
  • Use 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 the country and East Africa required
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualification and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Rural Development, Social Sciences or Information Technology;
  • Desired at least 1 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 jobs@digitalgreen.org. They should mention the title of the position applied in the subject. All positions are contingent upon funding.

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