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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, submit your application with a cover note, current CV and at least three references to jobs@digitalgreen.org. If you are student, you can also apply for an internship position.

Niger

Digital Green is partnering with Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) to introduce its community focused ICT approach using participatory videos to promote best practices around maternal, infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN) and hygiene in Maradi region, Niger. The project will test the feasibility and effectiveness of the Digital Green approach in the Niger context, in collaboration with the Resilience in the Sahel Project (REGIS-ER), Mercy Corps and Save the Children.

Project Coordinator

Digital Green is a US based international, non-profit development organization that builds and deploys information and communication technology (ICT) 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 currently works in collaboration with local partners in seven states in India, and is extending its operations in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Niger.

Digital Green is inviting applications for the position of Project Coordinator from suitable candidates to oversee, manage and coordinate this new project based in Maradi, Niger. The position will report to Digital Green’s India based Deputy. Director Programs and will work in collaboration with partners and local government counterparts in achieving project goals. This is a one year project and is likely to be extended based on the results of the first year’s performance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish strategic relationships with implementing partners and other stakeholders;
  • Working closely with the Digital Green Deputy. Director Programs and implementing partners, develop annual work plan and ensure its timely execution;
  • Implement project activities through a project management committee consisting of implementing partners;
  • Plan and support capacity building of partner staff and community intermediaries by Digital Green teams in video production, dissemination and data management;
  • Collaborate with the SPRING point person to develop the technical content for nutrition and hygiene videos, and ensure that videos of high technical quality are produced by partner staff;
  • Provide supportive supervision and training to project staff to assure timely and high quality implementation of project activities;
  • Conduct quality assurance site visits in collaboration with on-ground partners and partner teams;
  • Use Digital Green’s data management system to monitor project activities and apply correctives to improve project implementation;
  • Participate with SPRING in the development of an evaluation plan and follow-up on its quality implementation;
  • Perform other related tasks as required.

Qualification and Skills

  • Master's degree in rural management, development, and/or communications desirable
  • 5 to 12 years of experience in program development, implementation, and management of agricultural, health, and/or rural development activities in Niger
  • Understanding of government structures, health and agricultural extension policies, protocols and guidelines in Niger
  • Proficient in writing and speaking English and French
  • Proficient in speaking Hausa
  • Rigorous capacity to think through, evaluate, justify, and make decisions to manage a project
  • Able to represent the organization in high-level meetings with donors, partners, and other stakeholders
  • Record of working well with others in teams; sense of humor and humility
  • Ability to travel on motorcycle under difficult circumstances

Digital Green (www.digitalgreen.org) is an equal opportunity employer and offers an enabling environment with a competitive compensation. Interested candidates should send their current CV along with a statement of their motivation for the position (not more than 250 words), expected salary and three references to supriya@digitalgreen.org by September 30, 2014. All positions are contingent upon funding.

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 to affect sustained, social change globally. Digital Green’s approach combines technology and social organization to improve the cost-effectiveness and broaden the community participation in existing best practices. Digital Green partners with public and civil society organizations in areas ranging from agricultural development to public health and is supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, DFID, Ford Foundation, and Government of India. Digital Green's headquarters is in New Delhi, India with state offices in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, and Karnataka. Digital Green’s has extended its work in Sub-Saharan Africa with partners in Ghana and Ethiopia.

Assistant Program Manager/ Program Manager-Bihar / Odisha / MP

We invite applications from suitable candidates for the positions of Training Specialists to be based in state capitals with state teams, and also at the headquarters in New Delhi. The Training Specialists placed in the states will report to the State Managers and at headquarters to the Training Director.

Key Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the Training Director, develop sets of training modules for different components of Digital Green system: initiation, production and diffusion
  • Develop a profile of the training output and a training manual that details how training will be imparted at various levels
  • Participate in the delivery of training at various locations assuring highest quality standards
  • Develop a suitable and appropriate methodology for supportive supervision to be followed to observe trainees at workplace
  • Evaluate training inputs over time to assure that training is leading to performance enhancement and work with Team Leaders to refine and fine-tune the training materials for greater efficacy
  • Document lessons learned and best practices ensuring that these are incorporated into program guidance and capacity building tools
  • Keep abreast of latest advances in training technologies and adapt them to Digital Green work
  • Identify areas for support and interventions within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualification and Skills

  • University degree in Rural Development, Social Sciences or any other relevant discipline
  • Five years of relevant experience in providing performance based training using adult learning principles
  • 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
  • Excellent 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

Interested candidates can submit their resume along with cover note at jobs@digitalgreen.org

Ethiopia

Digital Green 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 approach blends appropriate technology with community and social organizations to improve the cost-effectiveness of extension systems globally, and broaden the community participation in existing best practices. While most of Digital Green’s work has been in the agriculture and livelihood domains, it has now been extended to health and nutrition. The organization is supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Department for International Development (UK Government), the Government of India, Ford Foundation, Vodafone Foundation and others.

Incubated in Microsoft Research in 2006, Digital Green has now scaled its operations across seven states in India and works in Ghana, Tanzania, Mozambique and Ethiopia in Africa. Digital Green is now expanding its work rapidly in Sub-Saharan Africa, and is establishing a country office in Ethiopia. Digital Green works with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Agriculture and NGO partners such as Oxfam America, Sasakawa Africa Association, PATH and International Development Enterprises.

Digital Green is currently working with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Agriculture and other NGO partners in the country, such as Oxfam America, Sasakawa Africa Association, and International Development Enterprises. Within the next few years, Digital Green will increase its scale significantly in the country.

Deputy Country Representative - Ethiopia

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

Key Responsibilities

  • As a member of the Digital Green-Ethiopia Senior Management Team, contribute to strategic and operational delivery of Ethiopian-based programming.
  • Responsible for managing all aspects of the implementation and development of programs and support functions to facilitate the implementation of work plans in collaboration with partners; When necessary, ensure corrective and preventative action is taken;
  • Provide mentorship and leadership to the program management team, build capacities of team to roll-out program effectively;
  • Provide support in roll-out of Digital Green policies and procedures to on-ground team in collaboration with, and through leadership from Country Representative
  • Prepare and implement policies, procedures and guidelines as appropriate, with relevant staff members to ensure effective program management and supportive supervision.
  • Working directly with the Country Representative – Ethiopia, facilitate workshops, conferences to externally communicate about Digital Green with key stakeholders;
  • Provide technical, financial and operational support to the Country Representative as required;
  • Other duties as assigned by the country representative.

Qualification and Skills

  • Graduate degree in social-sciences degree (MA, MS, MPA, etc.) and/or MBA or equivalent;
  • Minimum 5-7 strong years of experience in a leadership role working in an international development organization or agency;
  • Excellent working knowledge of Ethiopian context;
  • Experience in program development and good knowledge of Ethiopian-based, and specifically, East African-based organizations working within the agricultural and nutrition domains, as well as donors (including multilateral, institutional & private companies);
  • Proven experience of building, leading and developing a team with different backgrounds and expertise;
  • Ability to determine accurate and effective project-management pathways and respond rapidly to challenges with partnerships and projects
  • Strong communication, program management, managerial, financial and budgeting skills;
  • Ability to work under little to no supervision under the premise of an organizational structure.
  • 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.

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.

Administration, Finance and Human Resources Manager- Ethiopia

The role of the Administration, Finance and Human Resources Manager is to provide superior administrative, financial, human resources and operational management support to Digital Green Ethiopia Office and to effectively run the office in regards to the execution of its operations both internally and externally.
S/He will be responsible for all administrative and financial functions. S/He will be responsible for administration, logistics, and oversight of DG’s grants for the region. S/He will oversee all internal operations, including facility management, IT requirements and human resources. As the financial team leader, assures country office is administered efficiently, meeting Digital Green’s and the Ethiopian Government’s requirements and that country office finances are set-up and managed so as to meet the highest of accounting standards in a manner reflecting DG’s guidelines/requirements and the requirements of our donors.
Other key relationships:
• Contact point for the DG Administration, Human Resources and Finance
• Contact point for Independent Auditors

Key Responsibilities

  • Finance:
  • Monitors project expenses, determines need for additional funds and prepares an analysis for cash advance request.
  • Assists in monitoring bank account and organizes fund transfer.
  • Reconcile Bank account on monthly basis.
  • Responsible for ensuring the close of books in Ethiopia by the 10th of the month.
  • Prepares for and participates in all financial reviews/audits required for the operation of the office and programs. Keeps CFO informed of audit findings/questions.
  • Calculates latest pipelines and burn rates for various programs and that of partners and keeps the CFO well informed on our current expenditure limits. Presents Budget Vs Actual expenses to the team by 20th of every month.
  • Submit quarterly balance sheet for Ethiopia office by the 15th of next month after the end of every quarter.
  • Works closely to sort out financial discrepancies
  • Review program related invoices and check for accuracy and coding.
  • Manages and reports in-country capital assets along with the depreciation schedule in the accounting system every year.
  • Supports preparation of Balance Sheet for the Ethiopia office and Liaison with external auditors for audit.
  • Submit quarterly analysis of awards/contracts by the 15th of next month after the end of every quarter.
  • Administration:
  • Oversee and monitor all logistical arrangements within the office regarding travel, accommodation etc.
  • Responsible for all facilities within the office.
  • Responsible for all assets and IT requirements within the office.
  • Human Resources:
  • Support new hiring processes, e.g.: interview procedures, input into the drafting of job descriptions etc.
  • Prepare consultant contracts and manage and monitor consultancy agreements
  • Oversee personnel files including access and control of confidential information.
  • Providing advice where appropriate for staff, regarding pensions, benefits, work permits, etc
  • Review timesheets for relevant staff and quarterly reporting requirements
  • Support DG’s cores values policy.
  • Monitor staff leaves. Monitor the employment manual.
  • Lead and oversee all performance related issues and reviews
  • Ensure local & expatriate staff and consultant contracts are in compliance w/ local laws
  • Operational Management:
  • Support Regional Director and Senior Program staff in strategic planning
  • Participate in Core Management Team
  • Participate in organisational development activities
  • Facilitate the smooth running of the office.
  • Assist in relationship management of external stakeholders
  • Any other tasks as assigned.

Qualification and Skills

Must have related work experience and proven track record.
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.

Technical Support Engineer - Ethiopia

The technology team at Digital Green works on exciting new technologies, innovating to create software tools that solve problems faced by development organizations everywhere. Digital Green is a platform for knowledge sharing amongst rural communities. At the heart of our work is a system to collect data on operations that helps us to assess our impact at the level of an individual farmer. We use this data to create aids for business analytics that allow us to scale our operations and maximize our impact. Our web presence, digitalgreen.org, takes this content beyond the communities we work directly with to a global audience. Our ambition is to create tools that benefit rural development efforts worldwide, using innovative and appropriate technology solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing high-quality technical support for the Digital Green's software technology stack
  • Delivering effective technical customer support to our rapidly growing partner base
  • Delivering solutions to both technical and non-technical end users while also supporting a wide range of technologies
  • Programming and documentation projects as required
  • Taking ownership of technical issues, and working with our Software Development Team to resolve more advanced issues when necessary
  • Responsible for providing data query and analysis results using SQL
  • Documenting troubleshooting and problem resolution steps
  • Participation in providing training to customers as required

Qualification and Skills

  • At least 3 years of software development experience
  • Firm grasp of how the web works, and how software products function
  • Experience with web site development, HTML, and SQL
  • Knowledge of Windows, XP, Vista and general desktop support issues
  • Able to find creative solutions to unique problems
  • Prior experience in a client-facing role would be a great asset
  • Strong commitment to making a difference in the developing world

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.