Vice President of Digital Solutions

Technology Solutions · Remote, California
Department Technology Solutions
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Executive

Employer: Village Enterprise

Industry: Nonprofit/International Development/Social Entrepreneurship

Function: Technology

Duration: Two-year commitment with opportunity to extend

Location: Remote

Job Title: Vice President of Digital Solutions

Position Type: Full time

Start Date: August 2021

Travel: 25%+ - This role would include travel to field offices in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Sub-Saharan Africa

 

About the Job:

Village Enterprise is looking for a dynamic and passionate Vice President of Digital Solutions with the desire and skills to lead a growing organization through transformational technological change. The position will be responsible for defining the digital roadmap for increasing the scale and impact of our program which supports the organization’s ambitions around using technology and innovation to end extreme poverty across sub-Saharan Africa. S/he will need to be a true enterprise ICT architect with a vision for how technology affects the delivery and effectiveness of our entrepreneurship training and mentoring program. S/he will have a deep understanding of how to deliver appropriate solutions, tools, and training that are beneficial to our staff and business owners living in remote and rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. This position will be based remotely, and will require travel to our field offices in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and possibly Ethiopia.


Job Description:


Provide Strategic and Management Direction for Digital Solutions

  • Define digital roadmap and strategy for the organization that integrates use of technology for increased organizational scale and impact
  • Support the communication strategy and delivery of information around the organization’s use of technologies to end extreme poverty
  • Demonstrate international thought leadership around the use of digital solutions for development
  • Contribute to the business development life cycle through preparation of strategies, approaches, proposals, concept notes, and other relevant activities that generate additional revenue and partnerships for the development of technological solutions
  • Responsible for monitoring, maintenance, troubleshooting and improvement of performance of cloud-based organizational systems with a strong emphasis on Salesforce and its integrations
  • Conduct regular systems evaluations to ensure cross-system consistency and compliance with best practices/legal requirements


Design, Lead, and Implement High Value Partnerships to Support Technology and Innovation

  • Drive innovation by developing partnerships with ICT4D organizations and recommending new solutions and ideas across the organization that are designed to meet the future challenges of our operations and program participants
  • Engage with Village Enterprise stakeholders to raise awareness of digital platforms, tools and techniques
  • Perform market analysis and identify partnerships that demonstrate shared value. Assess the value of partnerships and innovations through human centered design with a focus of pushing forward go to market ideas that integrate or utilize technology solutions 
  • Strategize, develop and nurture relationships within the technology partners, funders and advocates in the United States. Effectively communicate and contribute to the global conversation on digital transformation and advocate for the Village Enterprise Graduation program. 


Who we are looking for:

We are looking for an individual with a strong background working in international development organizations to deliver digital solutions to the extreme poor, with a deep understanding of available, cutting-edge technologies in digital training, financial services, etc. S/he would have a track record of evaluating customer/program participant needs and managing innovation delivery from ideation to implementation. S/he would enjoy being a technology ambassador and cultivating a culture of trust and excitement around technological changes.


Candidates that meet the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Minimum of 9 years of related professional experience, post-undergraduate experience providing technical assistance for digital interventions; demonstrated understanding of the constraints to introducing and sustaining digital interventions in low income rural settings.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant computer science, information systems or other related fields. Preferred Master’s degree in relevant IT field
  • Demonstrated experience in assessing organizational needs and developing and implementing technology plans, policies, and systems
  • Ability to develop, promote and work across cross-functional teams. Strong ability to manage in all directions including with direct reports, other staff, supervisors, and lateral directors 
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to mentor and grow staff.
  • Deep knowledge of nonprofit enterprise solutions and ability to quickly evaluate new tools
  • Knowledge of best practices for IT infrastructure management and digital security
  • Vast experience with hardware and device management strategies, both on premise and remote
  • Passionate about ending extreme poverty in sub-­Saharan Africa
  • Experience working in international development, preferably serving vulnerable populations


To Apply

Please apply through our application portal at this link: https://villageenterprise.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=48

Your cover letter should explain why your experience and background make you the ideal candidate for this position, and should be no more than one page.

 

Note: Please do not contact Village Enterprise to enquire as to the status of your application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted through June 30th, 2021. 

 

Equal Opportunity

Village Enterprise will provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. Employment decisions at Village will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. Village does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or any other characteristic protected by the law. Village will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship to daily operations.

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  • Location
    Remote, California
  • Department
    Technology Solutions
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Executive