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 Technical Program Manager to join the Data for Development (D4D) team. DIAL provides the enabling environment for release of public goods such as open source software, analytical methods, data models, APIs, algorithms, dashboards and visualizations that will aid the D4D ecosystem in effective program delivery. The Technical Program Manager shall manage and coordinate cross-functional technical partners in the delivery of these integrated data analytics solutions to deployment. Such solutions will be designed for rapid deployment in humanitarian and development settings and will leverage structured, semi-structured and unstructured datasets, such as mobile operator data, geospatial data, digital platforms and routine/ aggregate datasets. The Technical Program Manager shall ensure that technical partners deliver high quality and fit for purpose products with continuous improvements, feedback mechanisms and field learnings through the development cycle from inception to post production support.
The Technical Program Manager will work closely with the Director of Technology in translating the technical and operational needs of DIAL and its partners such as MNOs, program partners in public health, agriculture, humanitarian response, country ministries and multilateral organizations to tangible, easy to deploy D4D solutions, at scale in priority low-income countries. Finally, they will work closely with the D4D team and key partners such as GSMA to craft a learning agenda capturing ecosystem experiences from program delivery.
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 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.