The Organization You Want to Work For
Development Gateway (DG) is an international nonprofit organization that creates innovative information management and data visualization technology, implements data-
focused programs, and conducts research and evaluation to further sustainable development :
Agriculture is a growing strategic focus for DG. We support public and private sector actors in collecting, analyzing and using data in the agriculture sector.
Our partners in this work include The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Governments of Malawi and Senegal, USAID, and the Hewlett Foundation.
We are a creative and dynamic group of people based around the globe. We value hard work, innovative thinking, a commitment to teamwork, and a good sense of humor.
For this position, the Senior Associate will be based in either Lagos (preferred) or Abuja, Nigeria. Applicants must have authorization to live and work in Nigeria.
The Elevator Pitch
DG is pleased to announce a partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on the implementation of a four-year program to improve, manage, and visualize fertilizer data in Africa.
Visualizing Insights on Fertilizer for African Agriculture (VIFAA) will aim to fill key fertilizer information gaps, increase data-
driven policy and investment decisions in the fertilizer sector, and ultimately result in comprehensive, user-centered fertilizer data dashboards that meet the analytical needs of diverse stakeholders and will become integrated into existing decision-making processes.
The Senior Associate is responsible for coordinating the VIFAA project in Nigeria, including managing stakeholder relationships and leading progress on project / technical implementations.
The role may also include supporting DG’s other work focused on assessing the needs of actors in the agriculture data chain and providing user-
focused tools for management of agriculture data. Our projects include (i) implementations of data management, visualization and dissemination tools, (ii) related data management and analysis services, (iii) technical training, and (iv) applied research on how data and technology influence development.
In this role, you will manage partners and projects, support product innovation, and lead assessments of systems and user needs.
A wide degree of creativity, latitude and responsibility is expected, along with domestic and potentially international travel.
The Work You Get to Do
Project Management and Implementation
The Education and Experience You Have and We Need
Gourmet chefs welcome, but more importantly :
We're also looking for : Excellent written and verbal communication and customer interaction skills. Understanding of business relationships and concepts.
Ability and willingness to travel up to 30% of the time.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.