The Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) is a “think, do, replicate” tank that investigates digital transformation best practice at the national, regional, and global level. We combine practical research with evidence-based advocacy to identify which digital efforts work, package them as re-usable solutions and encourage their use.
DIAL is funded through a collaboration among the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the United Kingdom’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCDO) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), and hosted within the UN Foundation in Washington, D.C.
The Insights and Outreach team’s goal is to disseminate insights and replicable models and help support standards and communities that drive digital transformation. We carry out policy advocacy and research, manage our communications, events and brand, and strengthen and manage the communities of practice that DIAL supports, including the Principles for Digital Development, a donor contact group called Digital Donors Anonymous, and the Open Source Center.
As part of DIAL’s mandate, we steward the Principles for Digital Development (Digital Principles). The Digital Principles are a set of nine guidelines meant to help digital development practitioners better integrates digital tools and technology in their projects and programs. In this role, DIAL encourages community conversations about digital development; curates new ideas and resources for digital development practitioners, including implementing organizations (international and humanitarian NGOs), donors, and country governments, and promotes awareness, endorsement and adoption of the Digital Principles.
One such funder is the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s Digital Access Program (FCDO). Under this program, DIAL, working with local partners, proposes to adapt direct training resources, build a network of trainers, and develop core materials (e.g., guides, case studies) that can be evaluated against this hypothesis. DIAL and interested local partners in Kenya will build on existing context-relevant resources and offer an accreditation program to local groups that will allow them to deliver existing and future Digital Principles trainings in their region as well as training-of-trainers courses.
Working under the Manager, Principles for Digital Development and closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Team, Training Lead, and partner, the Program Associate will help deliver DIAL’s strategy for enabling the digital development community’s capacity. This will be done through promoting the adoption of good practice and collaboration between funders, implementers, governments, and other actors, coordinating logistics and outreach, and supporting other programmatic duties as required.
S/he will also work closely with DIAL’s Communications team to assist with mission and messaging delivery, resource dissemination, and relationship building for the Digital Principles. The Program Associate will assist with advancing the vision and direction for DIAL’s stewardship of the Principles for Digital Development; lead and oversee the design and development of new content, resources, publications, and tools related to the Digital Principles; support dissemination of products, deliver communications campaigns and events for external stakeholders, and support programmatic support to DIAL and its partners to meet these initiatives.
This position is temporary, full-time with benefits based in Washington D.C. through March 31, 2022.
The Program Associate, Principles for Digital Development will have the following main responsibilities:
Benefits & Compensation
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 family leave care.
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