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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.

United States of America

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, San Francisco 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, supporting our ongoing programs, business development and start-up operations.

Advocacy and Communications Manager

The Advocacy and Communications Manager is a critical part of the U.S.-based team, working closely with other project staff, partner organizations, and other members of Digital Green in Asia and Africa. S/he will be able to write clearly and succinctly, develop and communicate strategic messages, and devise strategies to reach and influence audiences, while working closely with ongoing individual project activities in multiple countries. S/he will also track influential thinkers and global dialog in the broader rural advisory services sector. S/he writes with clarity and passion, and understands the catalyzing nature of discrete events and reaching audiences. A primary responsibility of the position will be to contribute to the Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) project funded by the USAID Bureau of Food Security to support the development of pluralistic agricultural extension models in target countries. The project will assess “best fit” extension models, generate evidence through field activities, and promote a global community of practice to support pluralistic extension and advisory services. We are looking for a critical thinker who can make meaningful connections among DLEC, current and future USAID Feed the Future projects in target countries, and other extension-related activities. The position is preferred to be based in the Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA areas, and reports to the Director, Global Agriculture Strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • • Contribute to the advocacy and communication objectives within Digital Green’s global agriculture portfolio
  • • Establish coherent and consistent brand image across all collateral; ensure all projects comply with Branding Strategy and Marketing Plan
  • • Work with Digital Green’s program, technology, and learning teams to coordinate and promote advocacy priorities with donors and other stakeholders for targeted issues, including sustainable agriculture, nutrition, and child survival
  • • Contribute to the development of a social media strategy and produce content
  • • Track ag sector and development community interest in extension and advisory services by tracking relevant online discussion fora, etc
  • • Lead content development and produce written materials for knowledge management and virtual platforms
  • • Lead content development and produce written materials for knowledge management and virtual platforms
  • • Draft quarterly success stories, press releases, blog posts, and other content to advance the principal messages of individual projects and the organization as a whole
  • • Contribute to drafting individual program progress reports, and ensuring consistency
  • • Conduct site visits to capture stories, films, and photographs
  • • Provide general copy-edit/editorial tasks for other communication materials including the Digital Green website, newsletters, and the annual report
  • • Maintain mailing lists and contact information for Digital Green community members
  • • Provide relevant communications training to team members
  • • Support other functions of the US office as appropriate for a small multipurpose team supporting start-up operations
  • • Support the development and implementation of the communication and advocacy strategy for engagement with USAID/Washington and Missions as well as coordination and engagement with stakeholders in support of program objectives, including the DLEC virtual community of practice
  • • Design and implement a plan to reach policy makers and other target audiences to build support for DLEC’s advocacy priorities
  • • Provide strategic guidance to Project Director and Digital Green’s leadership team on critical messaging and media-related issues
  • • Organize virtual community of practice events, roundtables and workshops
  • • Coordinate with Mission-based FTF projects on major themes and learning events
  • • Serve as spokesperson and primary liaison for journalists and provide communications support
  • • Develop platforms for the DLEC website, knowledge management, and virtual community of practice
  • • Maintain project website; publicize project activities through web, print, social media and events
  • • Communicate with DLEC core management on communications progress and flag trouble spots
  • • Represent DLEC at events and facilitate online and in-person discussions and webinars

Qualification and Skills

  • • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred
  • • Minimum of 4 years relevant professional experience in communications and/or advocacy, preferably working in agriculture or food security
  • • Experience combining print and social media platforms in a coherent strategy
  • • Experience working with US government contracts and cooperative agreement rules and regulations
  • • Experience working on agriculture and food security support projects is preferred
  • • Experience developing content for print and online platforms is preferred
  • • Technical experience in the areas of agriculture, health, nutrition or ICT is preferred
  • • Demonstrated communication, writing, and team skills to effectively collaborate with other professionals, particularly in a communications or marketing setting
  • • Demonstrated excellence in effective writing and verbal communication. (English required; language competency in French or Spanish is a plus)
  • • Demonstrated strong computer skills in all Microsoft Office applications
  • • Exceptional writing and verbal communication skills
  • • Ability to meet deadlines and produce material with short turnaround time when necessary
  • • Ability to take initiative within their authority, work well with others on small teams, be detail-oriented and well organized
  • • Inquisitive and critical thinking skills capable of drawing thematic connections as well as attending closely to detail
  • • Willing and able to work in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment
  • • Willing to travel occasionally to different offices and engage with people of multiple cultures
  • • Flexible attitude towards changing priorities and ability to multi-task
  • • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • • 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 –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

Please email your resume and cover letter indicating your daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three references, at least one from a supervisor in your current or former employment to recruitmentus@digitalgreen.org latest by September 30, 2016 (no calls, faxes, or drop-ins, please) with a title Advocacy and Communications Manager in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applicant response, not all applicants may not 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. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Senior Program Manager- Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

The Senior Program Manager for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning is a critical part of the U.S.-based team, working closely with other staff, partner organizations, and other Digital Green staff in Asia and Africa. We are looking for a detail-oriented critical thinker who can design M&E systems for and track progress within individual projects underway in multiple countries, as well as identify learning opportunities and connections among multiple projects for the purpose of advancing the agriculture portfolio learning agenda. A primary responsibility of the position will be to contribute to the Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) project funded by the USAID Bureau of Food Security to support the development of pluralistic agricultural extension models in target countries. The project will assess “best fit” extension models, generate evidence through field activities, and promote a global community of practice to support pluralistic extension and advisory services. The position is preferred to be based in the Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA areas, and reports to the Director, Global Agriculture Strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • • Support the development of a research and learning agenda across the global ag portfolio
  • • Contribute to the design and implementation of research and evaluation studies using qualitative and quantitative methods and identify areas for new applications for Digital Green’s ag learning agenda
  • • Perform rigorous quantitative analysis that informs program and/or research design and provides insights on program and portfolio performance and impact using statistical tools
  • • Develop visualizations, presentations, and narrative written briefs, whitepapers, and research papers that summarize research studies and their findings
  • • For individual programs, define performance and impact indicators, structure operational data collection and survey instrument and tools (esp., those leveraging ICTs), and develop and execute protocols for data quality assurance
  • • Develop program and operational reporting templates that facilitate the acquisition and aggregation of information across Digital Green’s program teams
  • • Contribute to drafting progress reports and deliver high quality analysis and reports based on secondary and primary data collection activities
  • • Travel to project countries to support field activities, data collection and M&E
  • • Participate and contribute to workshops, conferences and learning events
  • • Provide relevant MEL training to Digital Green staff
  • • Work closely with Digital Green’s technology team for database related activities
  • • Support other functions of the U.S. offices as appropriate for a small multipurpose team supporting start-up operations
  • • Finalize Performance Management Plan for core project and demonstration activities; monitor indicator data consistency and quality
  • • Manage day-to-day operations of M&E activities that are assigned as per project work plan
  • • Lead quarterly reviews of goals and targets
  • • Coordinate M&E for demonstration activities and assess comparison of approaches across demonstration projects
  • • Identify learning opportunities between DLEC and Digital Green’s other programs
  • • Assess and monitor IEE conditions; prepare IEE amendments, EMMP and PERSUAP if/when needed
  • • Communicate with DLEC core management on progress and flag trouble spots

Qualification and Skills

  • • 7-8 years of monitoring, evaluation, and/or learning experience, preferably in agriculture and food security sector
  • • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred
  • • Experience in large-scale USAID-funded programs and donor reporting as well as using data for program decision-making and improvement
  • • Experience in designing survey instruments, data collection tools, as well as training and managing decentralized research teams and firms
  • • Experience developing portfolio-level learning agendas
  • • Experience working with US government contracts and cooperative agreement rules and regulations
  • • Familiarity with theory of change analysis, impact pathway analysis, logical framework analysis, results based management
  • • Ability to present analysis in presentation (PowerPoint), narrative (Word), or numerical (Excel) forms
  • • Ability to perform modeling and synthesize quantitative data using a variety of software packages (SPSS or equivalent statistical package, Excel)
  • • Excellent quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills
  • • Familiarity with impact evaluations and randomized control trial methodologies
  • • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, preferably with a peer-review publication record
  • • Ability to meet deadlines and produce material with short turnaround time when necessary
  • • Inquisitive and critical thinking skills capable of drawing thematic connections and attending closely to detail
  • • Demonstrated communication, writing, and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with other professionals, particularly in a communications or marketing setting
  • • Demonstrated excellence in effective writing and verbal communication. (English required; language competency in French or Spanish languages is a plus)
  • • Demonstrated strong computer skills in all Microsoft Office applications
  • • Candidates should be comfortable taking initiative within their authority, work well with others on small teams, be detail-oriented and well organized
  • • Willing and able to work in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment
  • • Willing to travel occasionally to different offices and engage with people of multiple cultures
  • • Flexible attitude towards changing priorities and ability to multi-task
  • • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • • 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.

Please email your resume and cover letter indicating your daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three references who must have been your supervisor in your current or former employment to recruitmentus@digitalgreen.org latest by September 30, 2016 (no calls, faxes, or drop-ins, please) with a title Senior Manager – Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning in the subject line . 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. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Position Description
Reporting directly to the CEO, the Executive Assistant provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship through day-to-day administration and effectively management of the CEO’s time to maximize influence and impact. The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies; as a liaison to the board of directors, global teams, and partners; organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts; and oversees special projects. We are looking for someone can move in a fast paced environment along with an entrepreneurial leader. The successful candidate will be creative and enjoy working in international development and is mission-driven, results-driven and relentlessly committed to the elimination of the disparity that poverty creates. The candidate ideally will have experience in multi-cultural environments and coordination with remote teams. This position requires good judgment in a variety of situations, strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills. The position is located in San Francisco with a small executive team, and will require the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion and a high degree of communication with the extended team located internationally.

Roles and Responsibilities
Executive Support

  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the CEO including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.
  • Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the CEO. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response, maintaining confidentiality as appropriate.
  • Works closely and effectively with the CEO to keep him well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.
  • Provides leadership to build relationships crucial to the success of the organization, and manages a variety of special projects for the CEO.
  • Ensures that all team members, board members, and strategic contacts have adequate access to the CEO, and coordinates responses to urgent issues.

Board Support and Global Team Liaison
  • Serves as the CEOs administrative liaison to Digital Green’s board of directors.
  • Participates as an adjunct member of the global team including assisting in scheduling, attending, and documenting meetings.
  • Assists in coordinating the agenda of global team meetings and off-sites, and all-staff meetings.
  • Captures and relays meeting outcomes to make sure ‘next steps’ are completed in a timely fashion.
  • Facilitates cross-divisional coordination with daily outreach to global leaders to advance the CEO’s agenda.

Communications, Partnerships, and Outreach
  • Responds to requests for materials regarding the CEO and the organization in general.
  • Assists with recruitment and hiring processes.
  • Edits and completes first drafts for written communications to external stakeholders
  • Follows up on contacts made by the CEO and supports the cultivation of ongoing relationships
  • Provides administrative and office management support to a team in San Francisco, CA

Skills and Competencies
Qualifications
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors.
  • Experience with coordinating complex international and domestic travel.
  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.
  • Emotional maturity to negotiate with diverse internal and external stakeholders.
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response.
  • Genuine passion about the opportunity improve the livelihoods of the poor.
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.

Education and Experience Requirements
  • Bachelors degree required.
  • Prior experience supporting an executive.
  • Comfort with virtual interaction and long-distance collaboration, and a self-starter attitude
  • Understanding of international development, and non-profit/NGO issues and organizations.
  • Experience and interest in internal and external communications, partnership development.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, and social media.

Compensation

Digital Green offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with experience.


Location:

San Francisco, CA


To Apply:

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to jobs@digitalgreen.org with Executive Assistant in the subject line.

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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Executive Assistant to COO - 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.

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

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, colour, 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 and a cover letter by email to jobs@digitalgreen.org (no calls, faxes, or drop-ins, please) with a title: Deputy Director - Finance in the subject line. 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.

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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Director-Ethiopia Programs

Director-Ethiopia programs will be responsible for leading and ensuring high quality implementation of program activities in the country, including:

  • Country program planning and implementation management;

  • Program staff management and organizational development;

  • Donor, partner and key stakeholder management.

The position will report to the Country Director – Ethiopia, will supervise Project Directors and their state teams based at the country office, and will receive support from the various technical units based at the country office.

Key Responsibilities

  • Country program planning and implementation management

    • Provide leadership, management, and technical direction to the Project Directors and their teams in order to:
    • Ensure achievement of strong program results by: o Managing the implementation of all project activities and performance schedules according to work plans and budgets;

  • Donor, partner and key stakeholder management

    • Deepen, scale and embed implementation activities with project partners such as the MoANR and Regional Bureaus of Agriculture;
    • Engage with key stakeholders, further build engagement opportunities and create pathways to diversify agriculture production-related activities;

  • Link and connect complementary donor-funded, public-funded programs and partnerships;

    • Engage with Digital Green current donors, future donors and other key
    • Create and implement strategies to further link USAID’s Feed the Future
    • Represent the organization at various donor-requested; program-related; stakeholders to build an understanding of the developme
    • Program staff management and organizational development
      • Develop and implement contextualized strategies to further build team maturity and innovativeness;
      • Create and rollout team-based communication methods to strengthen channels of collaboration and innovativeness;
      • Lead improvement-discussions with team/individual members to support the identification of performance-related challenges;

    Qualification and Skills

    • Minimum of 8-10 years managing the implementation of various development programs overseas;
    • Minimum of 3 years overseas supervising and providing leadership to cross- cultural teams;
    • Master’s degree in the development-related sector from an internationally well-recognized university;
    • Knowledge of and strong experience with organizational development across NGO, public and private sectors;
    • Significant experience engaging collaboratively with partner organizations such as government institutions, donor agencies (specifically USAID), as well as other key stakeholders;
    • Knowledge of and strong desire to work on issues related to smallholder development across agriculture, nutrition and health;
    • Excellent planning, organizational, administrative and analytical skills;
    • Exceptionally strong oral and written communication skills in English.
    • Additional preferred qualifications
      • Deep understanding of rural Ethiopia and smallholder farming communities across the country;
      • Ability to conduct meetings in Amharic (oral language skills);
      • Energetic, passionate and enthusiastic;
      • Willing and able to travel throughout rural Ethiopia.

    Position Type: Full-Time Appointment Job Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Reporting to: Country Director Please share your CV alongwith cover letter to - lakshmi@digitalgreen.org

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 jobs@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 jobs@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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