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’s value proposition includes its ability to strengthen linkages throughout the digital development ecosystem. This role requires the ability to develop strong, productive partnerships with key for- and non-profit actors, as well as shaping strategic funding and co-investment opportunities with donor institutions and corporate partners. For example, DIAL currently is working with global and Africa-based non-government organizations, African government ministries, global software and mobile network companies and several academic institutions on technology implementations across multiple program teams. The Director would be a key thought partner with these programmatic teams, acting as a focal point to ensure consistent communications and the delivery of results. As the volume of DIAL’s partnerships has grown, so has its need for a strategic, senior steward of these implementation and fundraising partnerships.
To meet this growing need, DIAL is creating the role of Director of Partnerships to play a leadership role as the team plans and delivers results from key implementation and funding relationships. The Director will design and lead a collaborative planning process to map priority partnerships, conduct outreach with a significant subset, and create linkages across the organization. S/he will collaborate closely with the CEO on key fundraising and other DIAL-wide relationships, and will mentor and support colleagues as they develop, close and manage implementation partnerships they each lead. S/he will also be responsible for building and maintaining collaborative relationships with the UN Foundation partnership team, working closely with UNF colleagues when the relationship affects multiple Alliance partners. S/he will develop simple processes and tools to communicate opportunities to potential partners, operationalize new partnerships, develop funding opportunities, and close them as needed.
The Director will report directly to DIAL’s CEO. Key performance metrics for this role will reflect successful development and management of the team-wide plan and delivery of results associated with a sub-set of key implementation and funding partnerships.
For full-time employees we offer an excellent range of benefits, including a choice of two health plans through CareFirst (PPO or HDHP), dental insurance, vision discount plan, Life Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Long-Term Care Insurance, Health Club Discounts, Commuter Benefits, and Employee Assistance Program.
12 Paid holidays, 4 weeks of vacation, 10 sick days, 3 personal days and 8 weeks of parental leave (mother or father), access to the UNFCU Credit Union, 150% match on our 403b retirement plan, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, and discounted Zipcar membership.
The Director of Partnerships ideally will work in Washington D.C., relocating if s/he does not presently live in the area. 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 locations will be considered. Candidates must have prior work authorization for his/her agreed location, and willing to commit to global travel up to 30% of the time.