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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.

Finance Manager

The Finance Manager is a new role that will be responsible for the overall financial management of Digital Green’s small US office and our new USAID-supported, multi-country Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) program. In addition, this role is critical in helping set up Digital Green for its next phase of growth by working closely with the global Finance Team based out of India and our Director of Growth on revisiting existing financial systems and processes to support an expanding global organizational presence. The DLEC program responsibilities include financial monitoring and support/guidance to program staff to ensure the fiscal well-being of this project. This role will work closely with the DLEC program team in the US and with our Finance and Compliance Team in India. The successful candidate will have strong analytical and management skills combined with the ability to influence, motivate, and negotiate with international teams. In addition, the candidate will have to demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and comfort with ambiguity.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute annual operating budgets for the DLEC program
  • Lead monthly review of project expenses
  • Assist with scenario planning for the DLEC program to determine trade-offs between different program paths
  • Conduct analyses of level of effort and identify coverage shortage and/or additional recruitment needs
  • Review bank statements, bank reconciliations and submitted expense reports to ensure all costs are reasonable, allocable and auditable
  • Ensure appropriate sub-award management, including reviewing performance reports against sub-award documents and budgets. Review and approve payment requests to subgrantees, vendors and consultants
  • Develop process for approving and monitoring spending (including LOE) to the DLEC program
  • In coordination with Finance team, identify key risk areas and suggest mitigation strategies
  • Support Finance team on key compliance issues, such as OMB A-133 audit
  • Review key processes and work closely with Director of Growth to suggest improvements for scale and efficiency, while managing risk
  • Work with Finance and Program team on regular reporting for DLEC
  • Develop cost modeling of Digital Green activities globally
  • Prepare and submit ad hoc reports on portfolio financial status to senior management
  • Work with US team and finance/compliance team in India on annual US team organizational budgets
  • Manage the annual fiscal close for US office
  • Reconcile Bank accounts and prepare monthly close in the US on monthly basis.

Qualification and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting or related field
  • CPA certification
  • Minimum 10 years related work experience
  • Experience working in fast paced and high growth environments
  • Experience in budgeting and financial analysis for USAID funded projects preferred
  • Experience with Quickbooks
  • Demonstrated advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Experience managing field-based projects in an international organization
  • Knowledge of applicable tax regulations

Please email your resume and cover letter to recruitmentus@digitalgreen.org (no calls, faxes, or drop-ins, please) with a title Finance Manager 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.

Strategy and Operations Manager

The Strategy and Operations Manager is a new role that will be responsible for building the internal operations and knowledge management for Digital Green in its next phase of growth. This role will play a critical role in ensuring Digital Green has the systems and processes in place to make the most impact on rural farmers. The successful candidate will have strong project management and strategic thinking skills, with experience helping companies scale operations. This role will be best suited for someone comfortable with ambiguity and willing to tackle messy problems with an eye towards efficiency and simplicity. This role will report to the Director of Growth and will be based in San Francisco, CA.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake a Process Improvement Project, working closely with various teams across the organization, including Finance & Admin, Programs, M&E and HR.
  • In coordination with Director of Growth, CFO, Compliance Officer, Global Leadership Group, prioritize risk areas and operational pain points for DG to focus on
  • Review policies and processes by obtaining information from various offices and teams on how processes and policies are being implemented. Recommend changes processes with aim to streamline and make more efficient, while managing risk
  • Create documentation and provide trainings. Obtain regular feedback and iterate on our operations as necessary.
  • Create knowledge management system for Digital Green, working closely across departments (Programs, Finance, HR, Monitoring & Evaluation, etc) to document and share systems, policies and learning, and ensure Digital Green is well poised to manage growth
  • Develop process for creation and approval of new policies, including how we ensure legal and risk review is complete
  • Work closely with Director of Growth and Director of Agriculture Strategy on Annual Planning, including determining resource needs and trade-offs in different scenarios
  • Support in setting cohesive goals across the organization that tie into Annual Plan
  • Support in developing process for regular review of progress both on program and finance side, ensuring effective tie in between the two

Qualification and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 10 years work experience in project management, operations, knowledge management or related field
  • Demonstrated skills in building scalable organizations
  • Experience working in fast paced and high growth environments
  • Experience managing field-based projects in an international organization
  • Detail-oriented with ability to step back and look at the big picture
  • Strong systems thinker
  • Experience working in fast paced and high growth environments
  • Experience in product management a plus

Please email your resume and cover letter to recruitmentus@digitalgreen.org with the title Operations Manager 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.

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 current operational directions, and strategically facilitating new avenues and opportunities. The position will report to the Regional Director – Africa and will supervise the Deputy Director-Program Operations, the Director-Finance & Administration as well as the Senior Manager-Human Resources within the Ethiopia office. This position will lead the Ethiopia Leadership Group, will collaborate with unit heads, and will receive support from the various technical leads based at the country office.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide high-level support to the Deputy Director – Program Operations, the Monitoring & Evaluation/Technology unit, as well as the Agriculture Extension unit to enable quality, impactful programming
  • Support the financial and administrative management unit of the office to increase efficiency and streamline operations by working directly with the Director – Finance & Administration
  • Determine key strategic avenues for country operational growth by working closely with the Ethiopia Leadership Group
  • Develop and implement contextualized strategies to further build and strengthen team maturity
  • Create and rollout team-based methods to strengthen channels of collaboration, empowerment, communication, and innovativeness
  • Leverage multiple supervisory hats - coaching, leadership, mentorship and managerial skills at appropriate times with employees to nurture potential as well as improve / increase successes
  • Engage with Digital Green current donors, future donors and other key stakeholders to build an understanding of the development landscape
  • Link and connect with complementary donor-funded, public-funded programs and partnerships
  • Represent the organization at various donor-requested; program-related; strategic meetings with key stakeholders

Qualification and Skills

  • Minimum of 15 years managing the implementation of various development programs and minimum of 5 years 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
  • Understanding and desire to develop strong, capable teams
  • Fast-paced, analytical thinker

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

Deputy Director, Program Operations

Deputy Director – Program Operations will be responsible for supporting the coordination and management of 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, and will facilitate strong coordination across programs, 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

  • Provide management and technical direction to the Project Directors and their teams
  • Manage the implementation of all project activities and performance schedules according to work plans and budgets
  • Effectively coordinate work planning processes and project reviews to mitigate challenges and jump-start innovation
  • Provide accurate and timely compiled information on key focal aspects, achievements, successes, and challenges
  • Oversee management of program partners, sub-grantees and sub-contractors in compliance with donor rules and regulations
  • 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
  • Engage with Digital Green current donors, future donors and other key stakeholders to build an understanding of the development landscape
  • Create and implement strategies to further link USAID’s Feed the Future program portfolio implementers with Digital Green’s activities
  • Develop and implement contextualized strategies to further build program team maturity and innovativeness
  • Create and rollout program team-based communication methods to strengthen channels of collaboration and innovativeness

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 a 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
  • Deep understanding of rural Ethiopia and smallholder farming communities across the country
  • Energetic, passionate and enthusiastic

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

Director-Finance and Administration

The Director - Finance and Administration for Digital Green-Ethiopia will be a strategic thought-partner, and will report to the Country Director with a dotted line reporting to the CFO based in Delhi, India. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and initiative-taking manager and will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting, administration, and IT. S/he will ensure compliance with organizational, donor, and government regulations in the country of operations. The Director - Finance and Administration will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as Digital Green-Ethiopia continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Finalize development of country, regional, departments’ budgets and ensure consolidation of organizational budgets
  • Collaborate with other departments to align financial planning with program design, streamline forecasting process in the development of budgets. Finalize budget development for new grant proposals. Ensure a funding pipeline system for the sustainability of operations.
  • Formulate, operate and anchor finalization of all formal Finance, Administrative and IT-related policies, procedures, processes, and ensure their implementation by leading these functions by taking into consideration Ethiopian law and regulations
  • Be the lead reference point on all financial management matters which include formulating financial strategic direction and supporting Directors to assess the implications of short and long term operations. Support financial planning and analysis for all Ethiopia-focused programs and projects, to round-out a more forward-thinking approach across the portfolio.
  • Monitor and review all sub-agreements for donor compliance and financial management processes, before, during and after (at specific intervals) contracting. Perform and conduct partner audit reports for sub-agreement compliance.
  • Responsible for donor and other stakeholder financial report preparation, including but not limited to: sub-grantee financial management, VAT claims, burn rates, budget forecasts, program-based financial sustainability, operational analysis, new program budgets.
  • Coordinate all financial and accounting audit activities and ensure all statutory compliances and work closely with the internal and external audit firms.
  • Address the findings of internal and external audits and ensure that internal control weaknesses and inefficiencies are identified and communicated to senior management, with adequate recommendations, in a timely manner.
  • Evaluate, participate and oversee high valued procurement related negotiations, thus providing the most financially and operationally feasible deals for DG.
  • Ensure Digital Green-Ethiopia team members work in a safe, secure, enabling physical environment.
  • Ensure that all legal and ethical compliances are in place including relevant compliance requirements. Support the organization’s statutory framework regulations under CSA and MoFA registration procedures and processes.
  • Supervise and manage the efficient operations of (in accordance with work plans), and ensure compliance of procurement processes.
  • Develop, establish and manage the unit-level work plan with separate deliverables for each unit member
  • Manage unit team members by leveraging the organization’s competency framework, performance management framework, goal setting structures, and facilitate their individual development plans in order to optimize team performance.

Qualification and Skills

  • Masters or higher degree in Accounting or Business Administration.
  • Certified accountant preferred; Advanced degree in Accounting or Finance accepted.
  • Minimum 10-15 years of experience in financial analysis and/or financial management.
  • Significant experience working under USG compliance and within USAID rules and regulations.
  • Significant experience managing finance and administration units within NGOs will be preferred.
  • Significant experience leading finance and administration units required.

Candidates should email their expression of interest and updated CV to HR-Ethiopia@digitalgreen.org on or before oct 21st of October 2016. Evidence of educational qualification and other supporting statements are not required at this stage of the recruitment.

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