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 an Advisor to support the growing Data for Development (D4D) team, initially as a six-month temporary position with the potential for renewal.
The Advisor, Technology will support the build out of the Technology and Analytics functions for DIAL and its partners. S/he will be responsible for steering the team’s technical and implementation partners and driving our research partners’ delivery agenda. Working with our technology partners, including leading system integrators, analytics firms, and developmental organizations, s/he 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.). S/he will lead the in-country delivery of these solutions, and enable compliance with regulatory and data protection regimes. S/he 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, s/he 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 support for decision-making in the public sector.
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.