The Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) is a global alliance formed 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 for knowledge sharing, collaboration, and co-investment throughout the ecosystem.
DIAL is a donor-funded program hosted within the UN Foundation and based in the UN Foundation’s Washington, D.C. office. The Technical Business Analyst will be an employee of the UN Foundation.
About the ICT4SDGs
Software platforms have yet to reach ubiquitous scale in the sector, and commercial software providers have not appreciably adjusted their product design to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Digital investments in global development are most often siloed by programmatic sector and working within constricted timelines, resulting in fragmentation and duplication of effort, de-prioritization of reuse, increased overall cost, and limited the number of Information Communications Technology (ICT) applications that have built sufficient momentum to develop into broadly reusable software platforms. These ICT investments don’t address the end-to-end needs of government programs, leaving governments to determine how to integrate multiple, often fragmented technologies.
The SDG Digital Investment Framework (a product of the ICT4SDGs program) helps policymakers identify reusable ICT building blocks (e.g., ID, messaging and payment services) that can deliver priority SDG use cases. A key tenet of the framework is that there are recurring business processes across the SDGs that common ICT services can support, and multiple sectors can invest in and share. By prioritizing use cases according to citizens, we can map functionality across sectors and then invest in comprehensive infrastructure comprised of reusable software components, called ICT building blocks.
Following the publication of the ICT4SDGs call to action for an “all-of-government” approach to product design, and methodology for discovering building-block-level requirements, further work is needed to translate high-level use cases, workflows and building blocks into tactical actions to be taken on existing T4D products. Therefore, DIAL is seeking a Technical Business Analyst to facilitate this mapping and to develop sufficient requirements documentation that can then be directly implemented by engineering teams at DIAL and other partners.
The Technical Business Analyst will report to the Director of Technology for overall guidance, work planning and performance reviews. S/he will work closely and may be supervised by DIAL’s lead for the ICT4SDG work.
Analysis and Solution Definition
Project Planning and Execution
For full-time, benefit eligible employees, UNF offers an excellent range of benefits, including:
Additionally, all benefit eligible employees have 12 paid holidays, 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days, and 8 weeks of parental leave.