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 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.
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 a 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 partnership between DIAL and ITU) helps policymakers identify reusable ICT “building blocks” (e.g., ID, messaging and payment services) that can help deliver priority SDG use cases. A key tenet of the framework is that common business processes exist across the ICT systems that support the SDGs. By prioritizing these common use cases, we can map functionality across sectors in order to amplify investment in a comprehensive infrastructure comprising these reusable software components.
The SDG Digital Investment Framework’s calls for a “whole-of-government” (WGA) approach to ICT investment planning. The methodology for discovering building-block-level requirements, however, requires further work to translate high-level use cases and workflows into concrete requirements for existing and new T4D products. DIAL is seeking a Technical Associate to support the effort to map and develop actionable, common requirements and use cases.
The Technical Associate will report to and work closely with Sr. Technical Program Manager, Platforms & Services for overall guidance, work planning and performance reviews. She/he will work closely with DIAL’s Director of Technology, DIAL’s lead consultant for the ICT4SDG work, and members/delegates of the ITU.
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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.
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 (preferred) or Portland. DIAL will consider non-US based candidates for long-term consulting roles.