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Country Offices

$10.8M

Organizational Budget

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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

India

Program Manager – USAID Project

Programs
New Delhi

Digital Green is a not-for-profit international development organization whose mission is to integrate innovative technology with global development efforts to improve human well-being. Digital Green’s core approach is to partner with and train public and private extension services to produce, disseminate, and monitor the impact of short, locally-relevant videos that share knowledge and prompt behavior change among targeted audiences, which in the case of India, are mostly rural, poor women and members of rural farming communities. Originally focused on improved agricultural practices, Digital Green is applying its innovative video-based extension approach to meet reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCH+A) nutritional goals under the four-year, USAID-funded Digital Integration to Scale Gender-Sensitive Nutrition Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) project, launched in October 2015.

Position Purpose: Digital Green is currently implementing a USAID-funded Digital Integration to Scale Gender-Sensitive Nutrition Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) project. Digital Green is looking for a Manager to support program implementation in USAID project as well as other international pilot projects.

Key Responsibilities

Program Management

  • Liaise with governmental authorities, especially the partner organizations either in person/remotely.
  • Responsible for creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy.
  • Manage partnerships with government, research, and other stakeholders at a state-level.
  • Support state teams to develop project yearly work plan on the lines of project proposal and log frame
  • Accomplish activities consistent with the work plan, goals and objectives of the program
  • Support state project teams in compiling monthly data
  • Support state teams in regular program reviews including budget utilization
  • Guide and assist the field team in planning and implementation of projects by undertaking field visits, supportive
  • Supervision, periodic mentoring and review of the respective projects.
  • Participate in meeting to represent organization and share project learning on various forum
  • Any other task assigned by the organisation

Coordination & Advocacy
  • Promote a positive profile of the program and good understanding among other sectors, partners and communities about the program.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with all stakeholders – including government, Represent Digital Green in various forums to enhance visibility of the project.

Financial Management

  • Manage program budget to maintain program expenditure within budget parameters.

Qualification and Skills

  • Post-Graduate degree in business management, social sciences, rural management or related field
  • At least 4-6 years of experience in leading and managing field level implementation
  • At least 3-4 years’ experience and demonstrated ability to manage projects
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, coordination and information management skills
  • Demonstrated analytical skills applied on a wide range of factors, parameters, policies and priorities for the assessment and resolution of complex situations
  • Personal commitment, drive for results, efficiency and flexibility
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team and with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds
  • Excellent facilitation skills, good communication skills, with good spoken and written English and Hindi
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills

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: Interested candidates may please send their applications indicating their suitability for this post along with an updated resume to ritika@digitalgreen.org no later than August 7, 2017. Please mention “Application for post of Program Manager – Delhi” in the subject line.

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.

Program Manager – Agriculture Strategy

Programs
San Francisco

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 our 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

The Program Manager- Agriculture Strategy position is a new role that will be supporting the Director, Global Agriculture Strategy in the implementation and operationalization of Digital Green’s new five-year strategy across our agricultural portfolio. This role will provide:

  • Technical, operational, and administrative support to existing and new projects within the agricultural portfolio
  • Work closely with the Director of Agriculture Strategy in providing general portfolio support
  • Staying on top of trends in agriculture, nutrition, ICT in extension, and last-miles agriculture value chain services
  • Working with country leadership on country-level strategy and scorecards for performance monitoring
  • Streamlining project review processes in partnership with project directors and teams
  • Preparing memos and/or research notes to help analyze strategic trade-offs for new investment opportunities
  • Writing, reviewing, and refining (as needed) donor reports
  • Specific portfolio support entails working closely with the India and Ethiopia program teams, as well as with pilot projects in other countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, to strengthen Digital Green’s core video-enabled extension approach in the following ways:
  • Building Digital Green’s evidence base of yield-maximizing agricultural practices as well as value-addition practices to inform the content we produce and disseminate for our target commodities through desk research; engaging researchers, scientists, and relevant institutions; and supporting our own field trials
  • Producing “crop fact sheets” for our priority commodities
  • Documenting lessons and learning related to better customization of content, enhanced quality assurance, the testing of multi-channel approaches (i.e. video, radio, IVR, SMS, mobile applications, etc.), and the integrating of other extension services like virtual training methods and performance management systems
  • Specific portfolio support also entails working closely with our program teams to to explore services beyond agricultural extension in the following ways:
  • Develop an Excel-based financial model for Digital Green’s aggregation and transportation service
  • Document learning and lessons from Digital Green’s aggregation and transportation service
  • Curate a pipeline of new initiatives that extend Digital Green’s reach to other parts of the value chain such as market linkages, digital financial services, and nutrition
  • Work closely with the Global Working Group for Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation to support Digital Green’s learning agenda and documentation of impact, including mining existing internal and donor reports for past learning
  • When needed, work closely with the Business Development team to identify opportunities for Digital Green to engage in new projects and obtain funding

Qualification and Skills

  • 3-5 years of program experience in agriculture and food security sector, with developing world field experience working with smallholder farmers on crop production preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred
  • Experience in large-scale donor-funded programs (USAID, BMGF) and donor reporting preferred
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience working with a diverse team, including across time zones, cultures, English-language ability, and backgrounds
  • Demonstrated research skills and familiarity with agricultural research resources
  • Ability to meet deadlines and produce material with short turnaround time when necessary
  • Strategic, analytical, and critical thinking skills capable of drawing thematic connections and attending closely to detail, with consulting management experience a plus
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with other professionals
  • Candidates should be comfortable taking initiative within their authority and not require a lot of guidance from supervisors, work well with others on small teams, be detail-oriented and well organized
  • Willing and able to work in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment
  • Willing to travel occasionally both domestically and internationally
  • Flexible attitude towards changing priorities and ability to multi-task

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, 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 Program 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.

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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