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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.

United States of America

Engagement Consultant (Contract Position)

Programs
Malawi

The Malawi engagement consultant will play a critical role in coordinating the DLEC-funded on-the-ground activity in Malawi implemented by DLEC core partner CARE International. Working closely with DLEC and Digital Green colleagues, the engagement consultant will serve as point of contact for activities in the country and will play a key role in monitoring progress of the activity, managing partner relationships, and representing Digital Green in stakeholder meetings, workshops and other fora in the country. S/he will be able to effectively track and coordinate multiple activities simultaneously. The job requires multiple skill sets, including experience in implementing agriculture and development projects, understanding of rural farming communities, representation and diplomatic skills necessary to meet with Government and USAID representatives; communication skills necessary to communicate progress and flag potential trouble spots; project management skills necessary to set priorities, stick to agreed timelines, and follow up.

The position will report to the Deputy Director of the DLEC project based in Washington, DC and work closely with DLEC program manager based in San Francisco as well as the larger DLEC team. The position is expected to be based in Lilongwe.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create linkages between and maintain contact with experts, donors, partners, stakeholders within the country to establish collaborative working relationships between national and international partners
  • Create and follow up on opportunities for further collaboration with EAS stakeholders for DLEC and Digital Green
  • Serve as Digital Green’s and DLEC’s representative in Malawi by participating in MAFAAS-hosted and other national events and scope opportunities to present DLEC findings and results at such events
  • Monitor the CARE-implemented DLEC on-the-ground activity on an ongoing basis including conducting site visits, regular meetings with the CARE to ensure the activity is on-track, delivering results and impact
  • Anticipate challenges in advance and prepare to address them
  • Track progress on multiple streams of work
  • Coordinate closely and communicate regularly with the DLEC team to communicate progress and challenges
  • Prepare annual, occasional, and ad-hoc summaries and reports on the project as required
  • Travel to rural areas to meet with farmers and other partners, as needed
  • Share updates on activities with Communications Manager relevant for outreach materials, and success stories
  • Communicate updates on activities with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager relevant for MEL and reporting materials
  • Support visits by DLEC and Digital Green staff by arranging meetings, planning training sessions, and helping with logistics and travel
  • Prepare progress reports and other deliverables of Digital Green project/s.
  • Coordinate other initiatives led by Digital Green in Malawi, as needed.

Qualification and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required in international development, agriculture or related field
  • At least 4 years of program management experience with international development projects, preferably in the area of agriculture, food security, or nutrition.
  • Previous USAID project implementation experience
  • Hands-on experience working with rural farming communities
  • Demonstrable analytical, organizational and written communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated programmatic, management, and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with other professionals
  • Familiarity with the farmer field business school model
  • Skills in managing projects in compliance with US Government contracts and agreements
  • Willing and able to work in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment
  • Flexible attitude towards changing priorities and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to act with urgency for continuous improvement and with a bias towards action, promote development of breakthrough solutions, and embrace innovations that improve results
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple processes at once
  • Have a passion for the Digital Green 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
  • Lead financial planning and oversight for the in-country engagement and other DLEC or Digital Green initiatives in Malawi as needed
  • Coordinate closely and communicate regularly with the DLEC team to communicate progress and challenges

Digital Green is a great place to work and prides itself on a competitive compensation package. This opportunity is on a contractual basis and has a fixed duration, with a potential for extension/renewal based on organizational needs. The hired consultant would be categorized as an Independent Contractor working with Digital Green. Digital Green is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Process: Please email your resume and cover letter to recruitmentus@digitalgreen.org with the title Engagement Consultant – Malawi 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.

Engagement Consultant (Contract Position)

Programs
Abuja or Lagos, Nigeria

The Engagement Consultant will play a critical role in establishing Digital Green’s presence in Nigeria, designing and implementing solutions, conducting field research, managing partner relationships, and representing the organization in the country. S/he will also be a critical part of the team implementing the USAID-funded Feed the Future Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) project and supporting multiple activities as they get underway. S/he will be able to contextualize technology and agriculture solutions and demonstrate impact to improve livelihoods and health of rural communities. Working closely with DLEC and Digital Green colleagues, s/he will serve as point of contact for all activities in the country. S/he will be able to effectively track and coordinate multiple activities simultaneously. The job requires multiple skill sets, including implementing private sector-based agriculture solutions, ICT4D approaches and tools, and an understanding of rural farming communities, best practices in agricultural extension. The role also requires the representation and diplomatic skills necessary to meet with Government and USAID representatives; communication skills necessary to communicate progress and flag potential trouble spots; project management skills necessary to set priorities, stick to agreed timelines, and follow up.

The position will report to the Deputy Director of the DLEC project based in Washington, DC and work closely with DLEC program manager based in San Francisco as well as the larger DLEC team. The position is expected to be based in Abuja or Lagos.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as Digital Green’s and DLEC’s representative in Nigeria by participating in agricultural extension-related events and identify opportunities to present DLEC findings and results at such events
  • Scope, set up and implement DLEC in-country engagement
  • Create linkages between and maintain contact with experts, donors, partners, stakeholders within the country to establish collaborative working relationships between national and international partners
  • Develop an in-country community of practice to translate learnings from the engagement to wider systemic change in EAS
  • Monitor ongoing activities including conducting site visits, regular meetings with partners to ensure the activity is on-track, delivering results and impact
  • Anticipate challenges in advance and prepare to address them
  • Share information and requirements for formal registration in Nigeria and work with Digital Green to plan and carry out necessary administrative and operational steps to complete registration in country.
  • Support in-country recruitment of partners and other team members / consultants
  • Share updates on activities with Communications Manager relevant for outreach materials, and success stories
  • Communicate updates on activities with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager relevant for MEL and reporting materials
  • Liaise with the broader Digital Green team based in India and Ethiopia to coordinate their involvement on the in-country engagement
  • Support visits by DLEC and Digital Green staff by arranging meetings, planning training sessions, and helping with logistics and travel
  • Track progress on multiple streams of work
  • Prepare annual, occasional, and ad-hoc summaries and reports on the project as required
  • Prepare progress reports and other deliverables of Digital Green project/s.
  • Leverage in-country and international network to identify business development opportunities for DLEC and Digital Green
  • Travel to rural areas to meet with farmers and other partners, as needed

Qualification and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required in international development, agriculture or related field
  • Experience setting up an enterprise, business or project
  • 4 years of program management experience with international development projects, preferably in the area of agriculture, food security, or nutrition preferred
  • Previous USAID project implementation experience preferred
  • Experience working in private extension, value chain development or ICT-related agricultural interventions
  • Hands-on experience working with rural farming communities
  • Demonstrable analytical, organizational and written communication skills in English.
  • Self starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and approach to forming partnerships, designing programs, and problem-solving
  • Demonstrated programmatic, management, and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with other professionals
  • Skills in managing projects in compliance with US Government contracts and agreements
  • Willing and able to work in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment
  • Flexible attitude towards changing priorities and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to act with urgency for continuous improvement and with a bias towards action, promote development of breakthrough solutions, and embrace innovations that improve results
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple processes at once
  • Have a passion for the Digital Green 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
  • Lead financial planning and oversight for the in-country engagement and other DLEC or Digital Green initiatives in Nigeria as needed
  • Coordinate closely and communicate regularly with the DLEC team to communicate progress and challenges

Digital Green is a great place to work and prides itself on offering a competitive compensation package. This opportunity is on a contractual basis and has a fixed duration, with a potential for extension/renewal based on organizational needs. The hired consultant would be categorized as an Independent Contractor working with Digital Green. Digital Green is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Process: Please email your resume and cover letter to recruitmentus@digitalgreen.org with the title Engagement Consultant- Nigeria 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.

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.

Finance & Operations

We are enablers of Digital Green's work around the world. We focus on developing our systems and people so we can reach more farmers with better solutions to improve their livelihoods.

Business Development & Communications

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