Regional Technical Coordinator, Hawassa, Ethiopia

Digital Green

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Posted 6 days ago

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Job CategoryEngineering(Architecture/Environmental/Chemistry/Geo-technical/Survey/Maintenance/Electrician/Sanitation/Technician/Adviser)

Company Overview

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 8000 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 4000 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.

Job Title:

Location

Regional Technical Coordinator

SNNPR Ethiopia with frequent travel within the region

Reports to:

Supervises:

Regional Manager

None

Job Summary

Reporting to the Regional Manager the position provides technical support to the regional team and partner organizations. The position holder will also use Digital Green’s project management system monitor project activities and report on activities milestones and accomplishments in a timely fashion. It involves working closely with government extension functionaries and partners at the service delivery level to assure high quality program implementation. It involves independently customizing and delivering training of partner staff and community intermediaries in different components of Digital Green approach.

Job Purpose

To ensure effective and efficient coordination of DGE programs and achievement of set project goals and objectives in the region.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the Regional Manager in providing technical support and guidance to Field Coordinators.
  • Supports field coordinators in developing work plans periodic reports and compilation of case stories.
  • Compile periodic reports (monthly quarterly and biannually) and progress update for submission to Regional Manager
  • Guides data entry processes in to COCO and using analytic dashboard alert FCs on their level of performance and area of improvement
  • Conduct video quality review and provide technical feedbacks on the improvement area and ensures that FCs upload reviewed videos on YouTube

In liaison with the Regional Program Manager support field coordinators in facilitation of execution of decisions on technical matters taken by the DEMCServe as the regional technical focal person for M & E training initiatives and for projects implemented in the region.Responsible for customizing all capacity building materials to regional context in collaboration with the training team in Addis Take direct responsibility for supporting partners for implementation of Digital Green activities in woredas where field coordinators are not assigned to. Responsible for testing and scaling of the new Digital Agricultural Advisory Services Project (FarmStack) initiatives such as the wheat use-case quality certification and others-as necessary.Provide technical support to the handed-over Digital Green project woredas when the need arises and demanded by the woredas.Working with the partner organizations develop annual work plans and quarterly activity plans and ensure their timely execution with proper approval from the Regional Manager.

  • Provide complete support to partners to ensure high quality in all processes of program implementation including building strong sense of ownership and institutionalization.

Qualifications and Experiences

Knowledge Skills and Core Competencies

  • Strong Project Management Skills.
  • Very good analytical skills in data management and experience in using data analysis tools like MS Excel.
  • Ability to speak one or more of the regional languages
  • Coaching and training facilitation skills highly preferred.
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Has requisite social skills to build cordial relationships with internal / external stakeholder
  • Strong work ethic and self-driven. Displays the ability to take timely actions and effectively accomplish work results with limited supervision and guidance
  • Willingness to take on challenging tasks/ assignments beyond immediate responsibility
  • High level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment.

Deadline to submit applications is the 23rd of March 2020 5:00pm.

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  • Assist the Regional Manager in providing technical support and guidance to Field Coordinators.
  • Supports field coordinators in developing work plans periodic reports and compilation of case stories.
  • Compile periodic reports (monthly quarterly and biannually) and progress update for submission to Regional Manager
  • Guides data entry processes in to COCO and using analytic dashboard alert FCs on their level of performance and area of improvement
  • Conduct video quality review and provide technical feedbacks on the improvement area and ensures that FCs upload reviewed videos on YouTube
  • Provide complete support to partners to ensure high quality in all processes of program implementation including building strong sense of ownership and institutionalization.
  • Strong Project Management Skills.
  • Very good analytical skills in data management and experience in using data analysis tools like MS Excel.
  • Ability to speak one or more of the regional languages
  • Coaching and training facilitation skills highly preferred.
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Has requisite social skills to build cordial relationships with internal / external stakeholder
  • Strong work ethic and self-driven. Displays the ability to take timely actions and effectively accomplish work results with limited supervision and guidance
  • Willingness to take on challenging tasks/ assignments beyond immediate responsibility
  • High level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment.

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