Employer: Village Enterprise
Industry: Nonprofit/International Development/Social Entrepreneurship
Duration: Two-year commitment with opportunity to extend
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.
Provide Strategic and Management Direction for Digital Solutions
Design, Lead, and Implement High Value Partnerships to Support Technology and Innovation
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:
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.
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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