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Country Offices

$10.8M

Organizational Budget

150

Staff

Stand with Farmers

Joining the Digital Green family means standing with farmers around the world. To date, we’ve touched the lives of more than 1.5 million smallholder farmers – eighty percent of whom are women – in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. And we’re just getting started.

Current Openings

Ethiopia

Senior Program Manager

Programs
Mekele and Hawassa

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

Application Process: Interested candidates are requested to email their resume alongwith a cover letter 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. Please mention the title of the position applied in the subject. All positions are contingent upon funding. Knowledge of local language is essential.

Our Multi-Disciplinary Team

From a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, our team is diverse in almost every way – but united by our shared commitment to the world’s farmers.

Technology Team

We build cutting-edge software to benefit farmers worldwide. Our strong rural presence, data-driven decisions and human centered design enables us to pioneer new applications for rural users.

Program Team

We bring together deep experience in development and an entrepreneurial mindset. The farmers are our clients and we are excited to keep pushing the status quo to improve their lives.

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