Information, Communication, Technology for Development / Digital Development Officer (ICT4D)
Our client has created an exciting new role to help develop and shape its Information, Communication, Technology (ICT4D) programme and policy work.
They are seeking a highly motivated person, who brings his/her skills to successfully enhance their digital technology focus in their main sectors: agriculture, DRR, energy and Urban Wash. The successful candidate will be identifying opportunities and barriers with a view to introducing and transforming the use of digital technologies to make a difference in the lives of people living in poverty.
Our client is an international non-governmental organisation developing and demonstrating practical, technology based solutions that enable women and men living in or vulnerable to poverty, to lead dignified lives. They partner with people whose lives are transformed by these efforts and ensure local ownership and solutions that work in the longer term, without them.
The successful candidate will keep abreast of trends in digital technology innovation and engage with key forums and stakeholders externally, working work with Regional and Country Offices and partners to develop integrated approaches and strengthening existing and developing new partnerships and alliances.
This role is an exciting opportunity for someone with ideas as well as the ability to listen, analyze and co-create new, exciting digital technology for development interventions. It will suit an individual who ideally has experience in the application of digital technology in development and a sound understanding of, or ability to, quickly get up to speed on digital divide. With excellent communication and analytical skills, you will enjoy working in a complex, multicultural environment.
The role is initially a 12-month fixed term contract and will be based from our clients Rugby office, with some international travel involved.
If you would like to learn more about this role, please refer to the full recruitment pack. We look forward to hearing from you.
All applicants must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK.
We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.
Salary approx. £25,000 per annum depending on experience
Closing date: 4th September
Interview date: 8th September
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