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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.

Country Engagement Manager, Location: Washington D.C., San Francisco or field-based in Africa or Asia

Digital Green is a global development organization that empowers smallholder farmers to lift themselves out of poverty by harnessing the collective power of technology and grassroots-level partnerships. We join forces with governments, private agencies and, most importantly, rural communities themselves to co-create digital solutions that are of the community and for the community. When farmers have the tools they need to connect with one another, they’re far more likely to apply what they’ve learned on their farms and in their households–improving their own livelihoods and those of others in their community, in a manner that’s nutrition-sensitive, climate-resilient, and inclusive. So far, Digital Green has reached 1.5 million 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 over 4,000 localized videos in 28 languages. Digital Green operates from offices in San Francisco, New Delhi, Addis Ababa and Washington, DC. Digital Green is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the US. For more information, please visit Digital Green’s website: www.digitalgreen.org. Digital Green is entering an exciting phase of development as it expands its activities to additional countries in Asia and Africa. As part of this expansion, Digital Green is building a small team of exceptional individuals 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 Digital Green’s new and growing team, supporting our ongoing programs, country expansion and start-up operations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and Launch New Country Activities
  • Taking a portfolio approach across existing and future country on-the-ground activities to identify and ensuring a diversity of learning questions, types of activities and countries and innovations under DLEC, the CEM will:
  • Use existing knowledge, DLEC partner experience, and Digital Green’s history and approach to source, design and launch two or more country activities in Africa or Asia
  • Travel to countries to meet with stakeholders and otherwise communicate with them
  • Identify critical EAS country needs the project could play a role in addressing with action research and/or an on-the-ground intervention, matching them to DLEC learning questions and ensuring a well-rounded portfolio;
  • Identify partners, staff and Digital Green/DLEC resources to design and implement an activity that meets DLEC criteria; motivate partners, local stakeholders and USAID mission to garner on-the-ground support
  • Draw on existing Digital Green or DLEC partner resources and teams (e.g. technology, training, human resources, monitoring and evaluation, finance and grants, business development) to ensure country activities have adequate institutional support
  • Lead the project design, implementation and management: form partnerships with country-based implementing partners and stakeholders; identify and hire staff; supervise local staff and ongoing activities; monitor performance and learning
  • Project Management
  • Communicate regularly with DLEC Project Management Committee
  • Draft and share updates on activities with Communications and Advocacy 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 MEL Manager regarding learning from the project and ensuring coherence across all DLEC countries
  • Serve as DLEC and Digital Green’s representative in countries by attending meetings and communicating with partners and stakeholders regarding project design, implementation, relationship development and maintenance
  • Coordinate country activities to support the project design, implementation and outreach activities
  • Maintain contact with stakeholders including host country government, USAID, Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services country forums where applicable, and NGO and private sector partners
  • Prepare project concept notes, activity budgets, work plans, calendars, and timelines
  • Prepare semi-annual and annual, occasional and ad-hoc summaries, reports, and related materials on project and theme activities as required
  • Track spending and participate in financial reviews; ● Work with Digital Green’s Administration, Finance and HR team to ascertain requirements for in-country registration (where needed) and outline necessary steps; serve as focal point for securing office space and supporting in-country operations and logistics
  • Work with Digital Green’s Administration, Finance and HR team to ascertain requirements for in-country registration (where needed) and outline necessary steps; serve as focal point for securing office space and supporting in-country operations and logistics
  • Travel to rural areas to meet with farmers and other partners as needed

Qualification and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience with project/program management, preferably in developing countries
  • Experience working with USAID and/or other donors
  • Experience developing and managing country-based activities
  • Technical experience in the areas of agriculture extension, private sector and ICT preferred
  • The ideal candidate will also possess the following skills, behaviors, and competencies:
  • Ability to meet deadlines and produce material with short turnaround time when necessary
  • Inquisitive and critical thinking skills capable of drawing thematic connections as well as close attention to detail
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and approach to making partnerships and developing activities
  • Demonstrated excellence in effective writing and verbal communication. (English required; language competency in other languages is a plus)
  • Skills related to developing and managing project work plans and budgets, and writing narrative reports
  • Demonstrated strong computer skills in all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Proactive and initiative-taking approach within their authority, works well with others on small teams, detail-oriented and well organized
  • Willing and able to work in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment that spans many time zones
  • Willing to travel to different countries and engage with people of multiple cultures

The Country Engagement Manager (CEM) will be focused on the end-to-end project management of two or more country activities as part of the USAID-funded Feed the Future Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) program. Engagement, in this context, refers to on-the ground country activities specific to DLEC, partnerships, & representation. She or he will also ensure coherency among all the country activities and liaise with the project management staff. The Country Engagement Manager will lead the sourcing, design and launch of extension and advisory services projects with a focus on agriculture and technology-enabled services. Taking a portfolio approach to the 4-9 DLEC country activities, the CEM will oversee DLEC country-level activities to incorporate learning questions, innovation, and elements of the project’s theory of change. The CEM will also help assess and design approaches to technology-enabled development, private-sector led initiatives or nutrition-sensitive agriculture. S/he will drive country activities to diagnose, test and share locally-customized, best-fit solutions for agricultural extension systems and services. This position requires a passionate individual who is entrepreneurial in spirit and can manage multiple priorities, build strong partnerships and effectively communicate DLEC’s in-country work. We are looking for a critical thinker and communicator who makes connections within DLEC activities, among Digital Green’s current and planned projects, and innovative extension and private sector initiatives in agriculture and nutrition. The position is ideally based in Washington, DC or San Francisco initially, with the possibility to be based in the field. The position reports to the Deputy Director of the Developing Local Extension Capacity project. Please email your resume and cover letter to recruitmentus@digitalgreen.org with the title Country Engagement 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.

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.

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.

Assistant Manager – Communications

The Assistant Manager – Communications will work with the Manager – Communications to develop and implement communications strategies aligned to Digital Green’s organizational goals and strategy. This position will also collaborate with others in the organization to achieve brand consistency and coordination of messages maintaining the highest standards for external communications. This position is also responsible for coordinating organization-wide design, message, and content generation, including electronic and print communications and especially social media channels.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the development and implementation of communications strategies across message platforms that advance Digital Green’s brand recognition.
  • Manage content – develop, edit and upload content on the website, social media channels & Google AdWords.
  • Collaborate with other teams to optimize use of social media and push online content (e.g., blog posts, stories, slideshows, videos) to increase reach.
  • Support story-gathering efforts - remotely through regional staff as well as by traveling to the field.
  • Provide archival support to the organization for photos, videos, contact database etc.

Qualification and Skills

  • Graduate in Mass Communication, Development Communication, Journalism, English or related field
  • 2-3 years of experience in handling content development and communications for an NGO/non-profit, especially social media will be preferred
  • Experience in producing communications materials, including planning or leading field visits for documentation (print/photo/audio-video)
  • Excellent verbal & written communication and collaborative skills
  • Ability to connect with diverse set of people spread across geographies
  • Open to travel across locations
  • Excellent knowledge of MS-Office/iWork Suite/Google for Office Suite
  • Working knowledge of web content management tools
  • Desire and ability to learn new software and technologies to tell stories in a more efficient and effective manner

Interested candidates should send their applications along with an updated CV to communications@digitalgreen.org latest by 30 June, 2017.

Program Manager - Bhubaneshwar

Digital Green (DG) is an international development organization that builds and deploys information and communication technology to amplify the effectiveness of development efforts to affect sustained, social change. We build capacity in rural communities to create and share locally-relevant content to promote best practices in agriculture, health and nutrition. Incubated as a project at Microsoft Research India’s Technology for Emerging Markets Group in 2006, Digital Green spun off as an independent entity in 2008. Over the years, we have been funded by organizations such as Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, Google and CISCO. In 2011, we became a National Support Organisation to the Ministry of Rural Development in India. Bill Gates named Digital Green as one of the four most promising innovations for poor farmers in 2014. As of mid-2016, we have reached nearly 10,000 villages across India and Africa, produced more than 4500 videos in over 38 languages, and touched the lives of more than 1 million people. Digital Green currently employs around 100 people in India, Ethiopia and US. Our India country office is located in New Delhi with state offices in Patna, Hyderabad, Ranchi and Bhubaneshwar. To find out more, visit us at www.digitalgreen.org. This role works closely with the partners and responsible for capacity building, trainings, project planning at the state and district level and monitoring of activities on a day to day basis. It ensures quality assurance, provides monitoring & evaluation support, support for research studies, and helps other members in the team with respect to DG operations. The position will report to the regional head or as decided by the organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring coordination of roles and responsibilities of DG staff and those of the partner staff.
  • Influence partners to meet timeline and deliverables as per DG quality standards.
  • Hold joint strategy meetings with partner at state and district level to develop workplans, identify communities (plan for baseline survey, if needed), and creation of implementation roadmap at district/ block level
  • Ensure the implementation of the work plans through the partners
  • Provide input to the training team on any customization needed in the trainings for the partner. In partnership with the training team, support capacity building for the partners. Provide guidance and support to the partner at stare and district level for capacity building among local intermediaries through training on video production, dissemination, and data management
  • Support the training team and the partners to implement findings from the research/studies for capacity building besides training at district level
  • Provide supportive supervision and inputs to ensure that partner and local teams produce videos at district level and disseminate videos at village level using DG approach
  • Help partners designing the technical contents for various videos and provide onsite support during shooting
  • Ensure Partners complete necessary documentation and enter data acquired at state and district level
  • Document case studies, best practices, and success stories at district level
  • Ensure quality assurance by gathering data captured through observation sheets and cheat sheets while observing video disseminations and video content and technical quality audits at district level. Ensure partner reviews video quality with technical experts before dissemination
  • Support the implementation of the various evaluation methods determined by the DG Monitoring & Evaluation team to measure impact of DG programs at state and district level

Qualification and Skills

  • Master degree from a reputed institute with working experience of 5-10 years in development organizations, CSR or corporates engaged in development sector
  • Technical expertise in agriculture is a must. Health & Nutrition expertise would be plus
  • Seeks information and tests assumptions
  • Shifts approach in response to the demands of a changing situation
  • Demonstrates resilience, and maintains a positive attitude in times of change
  • Manages available resources to complete projects efficiently and on time
  • Develops and implements sound plans by determining the time, complexity, and processes required to successfully achieve the final outcome
  • Shifts priorities as required and mitigates risk
  • Initiates collaboration with others and listens carefully to how they perceive mutual issues or opportunities
  • Builds trust and respect with other team members
  • Listens for the priorities and concerns of others, and acknowledges differing perspectives
  • Perseveres in completing tasks, even in the face of resistance or setbacks
  • Program Management Skills
  • Good knowledge of using applications, MS word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, internet/cloud etc
  • Video shooting and editing skills will be preferred
  • High level of spoken and written skills in English and Odia with working knowledge in Hindi

Candidate must have legal authorization to work in India. DG is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued. DG is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. DG does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Application process - If you are interested in working towards improving the well-being of rural communities, have excellent programme management skills and a knack for managing multiple activities across different locations, we look forward to hearing from you. Please email your latest resume and a note explaining your interest and motivation to apply for the position to jobsodisha@digitalgreen.org on or latest by 31th May 2017.

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

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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