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The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) is a fast-growing, dynamic international partnership bringing together over 250 different organizations including governments, UN agencies, private companies, civil society organizations, and many others. GPSDD convenes, connects and catalyzes action to address the problems of poor data use, access, quality and production, and to work with stakeholders to fully harness the new opportunities of the data revolution in the service of sustainable development. GPSDD aims to link and align action, capacities and resources across geographies, sectors and data communities.

 

The Administrative Assistant supports GPSDD by assisting with grants and contracts processes and providing logistical support to the Secretariat. Reporting to the Manager of Grants, Proposals and Compliance, the Administrative Assistant will help ensure that GPSDD is meeting all UNF and funder requirements as it implements its activities. Working closely with the Associate for Coordination, Planning & Finance, the Administrative Assistant will be integral to ensuring that internal and external events are successful by helping to arrange travel and logistics

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The Senior Associate, Business Services is responsible for providing exemplary customer service to all stakeholders, acting as the focal point for documents and requests coming in to the Business Services, Budgets and Reporting (BSBR) Department of the Foundation. This includes assessing information for completeness and accuracy, maintaining document tracking logs, electronic databases and files, and routing and sharing information with colleagues. In addition, it requires drafting all contracts and grants for partnerships administered by BSBR and addressing partner questions and concerns. Further, this position is responsible acting as the liaison for BSBR and the manager of the partner vetting process.

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Overview: 

 

The Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) is a new global alliance to enable the digital development (ICT4D) ecosystem to deliver greater scale, efficiency, and social impact in service of more inclusive digital economies in emerging markets. Working with partners, DIAL generates evidence of what works through a series of demonstration projects, distills 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 United Nations Foundation in Washington, D.C.

 

Investment Evaluation:

 

The Investment Evaluation unit, part of Business Operations, is key to DIAL’s ability to measure and learn from its successes (and failures) and to contribute to the ICT4D sector’s understanding and ability to improve.  DIAL’s approach to Investment Evaluation involves learning from individual investments and projects while also focusing on how these investments as a whole are addressing the challenges of the digital ecosystem and improving lives for underserved populations in emerging markets.  DIAL uses a developmental evaluation approach to ensure adequate learning and support adaptive management.  It also has a Results Framework with a set of indicators to be measured at multiple levels, including the global ecosystem.

 

The Investment Evaluation unit oversees these key and interrelated components – developmental evaluation, results framework measurement and management, investment-level M&E, and a Learning Agenda.  The Investment Evaluation (IE) Manager will play an important role in helping create, support and implement the systems, tools, approaches, and culture needed to measure responsibly, learn collaboratively, and demonstrate effectiveness at all levels of DIAL’s work.  This role demands a committed, experienced and monitoring and evaluation professional, with experience in digital services and advanced technological skills and aptitude. 

 

Position Description:

 

The IE Manager supports the Director of Investment Evaluation in enabling the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) to track its progress and impact, share lessons learned and contribute to the wider ICT4D sector.  The evaluation function works across the three key focus areas (platforms and services, data for development, and insights and impact) to develop and implement tools and processes for project management, develop evaluation strategies for individual investments and initiatives, facilitate and extract internal learning and adaptation, and participate in ecosystem-level, organization-wide studies. 

 

Under supervision of the Director of Investment Evaluation, the IE Manager will serve principally in helping design and implement M&E strategies for investments/initiatives, using the latest methods and approaches, and working on data collection and integration across projects and teams and intra-organization.  He or she will also help research and monitor secondary data sources of interest to DIAL’s work, and help promote an overall data-driven approach to DIAL’s work.  The IE Manager may help lead and facilitate internal planning, learning and reflection processes like theory of change and lessons learned, help manage data collection and integration for DIAL’s Results Framework tracker, and provide assistance/insight on DIAL’s overall ecosystem measurement strategies.  Overall, DIAL seeks to implement innovative approaches to monitoring and evaluation, particularly those that support an adaptive, learning context that is transparent and committed to sector-wide sharing, communication, and learning. 

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The Graphic Designer, as part of Girl Up’s communications team, is responsible for designing, creating, and maintaining Girl Up’s brand identity across print and digital media. The Graphic Designer will work closely with the Digital Producer and Campaign Manager to design all assets and update all website design related to Girl Up’s global expansion into multiple languages.

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The Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) is a new 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. 

Business Operations:

The Business Operations team is the administrative hub for DIAL’s fast moving, global, tech oriented team and ensures a clear alignment among strategy, program operations, financial management, talent management and impact. The Administrative Coordinator will play an important role in fostering sound team management and as assistant to the CEO.  If you want to apply your administration skills in an environment that is working to advance an inclusive digital society, then this may be the right fight for you.

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DIAL is a new 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 will generate evidence of what works through field-based projects, distil insights and tools to promote scale-up and replication, and provide mechanisms for co-investment throughout the ecosystem. DIAL is hosted by the United Nations Foundation, and the team is based in Washington, D.C.
 
DIAL is seeking an Fellow ready to contribute to its research and advocacy work. The Fellow would conduct preliminary background research on digital development trends and topics, support the editing and curating of our organization’s content (blog posts, content, website materials) and offer overall support for the knowledge generation work of the organization.

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About DIAL (Digital Impact Alliance)

 

DIAL is a new global alliance to enable the digital ecosystem to deliver greater scale, efficiency and social impact by creating more inclusive digital economies. Working with partners, DIAL will generate evidence of what works through field-based projects, distil insights and tools to promote scale-up and replication, and provide mechanisms for co-investment throughout the ecosystem. DIAL is hosted by the United Nations Foundation, and the team is based in Washington, D.C.

 

Team: D4D/ Data for Development 

 

While millions of low-income and otherwise vulnerable communities remain generally underserved, new data generating technologies such as mobile devices, high-resolution satellite imagery and digital services have become more affordable and mainstream. Nearly 70 percent of the economically bottom fifth of the population in developing countries own a mobile phone – more than have access to electricity or clean water. The proliferation of various forms of digital, geospatial and programmatic services – from mobile operator call data records (CDRs) and satellite imaging to mobile apps and value added services (VAS) delivering health, education and other services over mobile channels – holds the potential to greatly inform social impact initiatives.

 

A number of private- and development-sector D4D efforts are underway, from elevating the development sector’s use of all types of sectoral data to corporate initiatives that utilize digital data for initiatives that ultimately impact the bottom-line. An ecosystem of organizations is emerging to realize the societal and commercial impact of these opportunities. New techniques and business models for analyzing and drawing insights from multiple and large data sets are becoming more available, enabling new ways of understanding user needs for both commercial and public good uses.

 

This opportunity combined with its deep technical expertise and an issue-first and partner-first approach, as well as a fundamental understanding of and sensitivity to the commercial needs of partners - positions DIAL as a cutting-edge, agile, neutral, global service provider that can advance the field of D4D.

 

Principal Architect, Data for Development (D4D)

 

DIAL is seeking a Principal Architect to join the Data for Development (D4D) team. The Principal Architect will set the vision and the strategic technical roadmap for the Data for Development (D4D) portfolio of investments.

 

The Principal Architect will support the buildout of the Data & Analytics functions for the D4D team with the strategic intent of pushing the field of D4D forward. The Principal Architect will be responsible for steering our technical and implementation partners and driving our research partners’ agenda and investigations. Working with our technology partners, she will develop the required infrastructural components (technical, commercial) that will match data supply (e.g., MNOs) with data demand (e.g., programmatic partners in public health, agriculture, etc.). She will lead the in-country delivery of these solutions, and enable compliance with regulatory and data protection regimes. She will also drive the development of common data architecture and standards for utilizing telco and digital data for social good. Finally, she will work with partners to develop insights and indicators that can provide accelerated support for decision-making in the public sector.

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DIAL Overview: DIAL is a new, $55 million 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 will generate evidence of what works through a series of demonstration projects, distil insights and tools to promote scale-up and replication, and provide mechanisms to encourage knowledge sharing, collaboration and co-investment throughout the ecosystem.

 

Core Mobile Services Aggregator Program:

 

In emerging markets, many digital services are delivered through core mobile service (CMS) channels—voice, SMS, and USSD. Accessing these services requires relationships and technical integration with mobile network operators (MNOs). Establishing these partnership agreements and delivering the technical integrations can be slow and time-consuming, creating barriers to efficiently and effectively delivering new mobile services at scale.

 

In this environment, aggregators—companies that establish intermediary relationships and provide integration with multiple MNOs—play a critical role in reducing the barrier to service delivery of new mobile services, providing digital service providers (e.g., NGOs, companies) with a low-friction single-point-of-connection. This enables a faster time to market in any given country.

 

DIAL's CMS Aggregator Program will reduce the barrier for service providers by stimulating new aggregators to enter the market. We do this by working across digital service providers to aggregate demand for common technical standards and establishing viable business models that benefit all.

 

DIAL is seeking a Technical Lead to drive the development of a comprehensive set of aggregator service APIs and standards, and to catalyze the adoption of these standards among providers of core mobile service aggregation services. The Technical Lead will report to the Technical Program Manager of the Aggregator Program.The standards development process will be: driven from a clear understanding of aggregator customer needs, transparent, and open to participation of any and all interested parties.DIAL is a donor-funded program hosted within the UN Foundation, and is based in the UN Foundation’s Washington, D.C. office. The incumbent will be an employee of the UN Foundation. All candidates must have prior US work authorization.

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DIAL Overview:

DIAL is a new, $55 million 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 will generate evidence of what works through a series of demonstration projects, distil insights and tools to promote scale-up and replication, and provide mechanisms to encourage knowledge sharing, collaboration and co-investment throughout the ecosystem.

 

Core Mobile Services Aggregator Program:

In emerging markets, many digital services are delivered through core mobile service (CMS) channels—voice, SMS, and USSD. Accessing these services requires relationships and technical integration with mobile network operators (MNOs). Establishing these partnership agreements and delivering the technical integrations can be slow and time-consuming, creating barriers to efficiently and effectively delivering new mobile services at scale.

 

In this environment, aggregators—companies that establish intermediary relationships and provide integration with multiple MNOs—play a critical role in reducing the barrier to service delivery of new mobile services, providing digital service providers (e.g., NGOs, companies) with a low-friction single-point-of-connection. This enables a faster time to market in any given country.DIAL's CMS Aggregator Program will reduce the barrier for service providers by stimulating new aggregators to enter the market. We do this by working across digital service providers to aggregate demand for common technical standards and establishing viable business models that benefit all.

 

DIAL is seeking a Technical Program Manager (TPM) to oversee the design and implementation of the Program. The TPM will report to the Senior Director of Platforms & Services and manage the Core Mobile Services Aggregator Program. DIAL is a donor-funded program hosted within the UN Foundation, and is based in the UN Foundation’s Washington, D.C. office. The incumbent will be an employee of the UN Foundation. All candidates must have prior U.S. work authorization.