The Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) is a global alliance to enable the digital ecosystem to deliver greater scale, efficiency, and social impact as it creates more inclusive digital economies in emerging markets. Working with partners, DIAL generates evidence of what works through a series of demonstration projects, distils insights and tools to promote scale-up and replication, and provides mechanisms to encourage knowledge sharing, collaboration, and co-investment throughout the ecosystem.
DIAL is funded through a collaboration among the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and hosted within the UN Foundation in Washington, D.C.
DIAL is seeking a Director, Head of Technology to join the Data for Development (D4D) team and set the vision and the strategic technical roadmap for the D4D portfolio of investments.
The Director, Head of Technology will support the build out of the Technology and Analytics functions for DIAL and its partners. They will be responsible for steering our technical and implementation partners and driving our research partners’ agenda and associated investigations. Working with our technology partners, including leading system integrators and analytics firms, they will develop the required approach (organizational, technical and operational) that will match data supply (e.g., MNOs, digital and geospatial datasets, along with routine systems) with data demand (e.g., program partners in public health, agriculture, humanitarian response, Country Ministries, multilateral organizations, etc.). They will lead the in-country delivery of these solutions, and enable compliance with regulatory and data protection regimes. They will also drive the development of reference specification and reference implementations in select markets, with a goal to providing a robust set of common data architecture approaches for utilizing telco and digital data for social good. Finally, they will work with DIAL partners and D4D ecosystem participants to develop a shared value approach delivering targeted insights and big data indicators that can provide accelerated support for decision-making in the public sector.
The team will consider applicants living outside of the DC area who are interested in relocating to join the team, as well as individuals interested in working remotely from high tech hubs such as Seattle, San Francisco, New York City, or Portland. Non-US based candidates will be considered for long-term consulting roles.