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.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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 50 partners, Digital Green has helped facilitate the production and dissemination of over 5,000 localized videos in 50 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.
USAID’s Bureau for Food Security (BFS) and Digital Green have launched the five-year Feed the Future Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) project, in partnership with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), CARE International, the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS), and multiple resource partners. By collaborating with USAID missions, host country governments, public and private extension advisory service (EAS) providers, rural civil society organizations, and host country research institutes, DLEC will help host-country extension systems become more effective, accountable, scalable, and sustainable. DLEC will conduct diagnostics in multiple countries and implement on-the-ground activities in a select few
The Uganda engagement consultant will play a critical role in coordinating the DLEC-funded engagement activity in Uganda implemented by DLEC core partner International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Working closely with DLEC, Digital Green and IFPRI colleagues, the engagement consultant will serve as point of contact for activities in the country and will play a key role in (i) monitoring progress of the activity; (ii) establishing a community of practice in Uganda to galvanize discussion and action on the engagement results; (iii) managing partner relationships; (iv) representing Digital Green in stakeholder meetings, workshops and other fora in the country; (v) scaling current programs; and (vi) establishing relationships with the Government to institutionalize practices.
The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial approach, experience setting up and managing ICT-related agriculture programs, cultivating a network of relevant stakeholders, and experience representing organizations and projects at meetings with the Government, USAID and other donor representatives. The candidate will also have an understanding of rural farming communities, best practices in agricultural extension, and partner management.
The position will report to the Director of Africa Programs at Digital Green and will work closely with the DLEC team. The location of the position is flexible but must be within Uganda.
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.
Please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title Engagement Consultant – Uganda 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.
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