Job Opportunity for Country Director, India at Digital Green in New Delhi

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Digital Green Trust is an organization that empowers smallholder farmers to lift themselves out of poverty by harnessing the collective power of technology and grassroots-level partnerships. We join forces with governments, private agencies and, most importantly, rural communities themselves to co-create digital solutions that are of the community and for the community. When farmers have the tools they need to connect with one another, they’re far more likely to apply what they’ve learned on their farms and in their households–improving their own livelihoods and those of others in their community, in a manner that’s nutrition-sensitive, climate-resilient, and inclusive.

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Job Summary

Are you passionate about influencing the agricultural landscape in India? Lead transformative initiatives as our Country Director at Digital Green Trust. Drive innovation and sustainability in farming practices. Join our dynamic team and play a key role in revolutionizing agriculture through technology. Make a lasting impact on Indian agriculture through your leadership. Explore possibilities and contribute to a brighter future for farmers nationwide. Join us on this impactful journey!

Responsibilities and Duties

Provide overall strategic direction and guidance for product direction of programs, projects and additionally work closely with the national and state government on these major projects

  • Develop objectives and key results for program leadership to deploy a unified product direction on the ground with Extension Agents & Farmers within India
  • Oversee ongoing program operations in India as it relates to financial, personnel, and overall administration
  • Ensure ongoing alignment and development of the tech partners with the goal of strong program-related support in coordination with the programs team
  • Manage donor projects across the India team in alignment with DGT’s overall strategic objective of maximizing farmer impact and ensure financial management of projects in alignment with budget/financials of the organization.
  • Integrate and advance gender and climate strategic pillars within program objectives, ensuring that technology solutions and human-centered design principles align with these key areas, fostering inclusive and sustainable agricultural practices for farmers in India.
  • Develop and implement the strategy for enabling the organization’s product approach in India.
  • Utilize technology and human-centered design principles to design implementation, scale-up strategies, and establish strategic government and technology partnerships in support of specific program objectives
  • Partner closely with internal stakeholders to track progress against program objectives to ensure ongoing strategic alignment; provide ongoing guidance on program implementation through regular project reviews

Lead and build high performing teams, manage financial budget and compliance, and mitigate risk

  • Develop and sustain a high performing team by ensuring calibration of current team structure and the continuous growth of Digital Green Trust.
  • Provide overall leadership by setting clear objectives, managing performance, and cultivating a strong collaborative and inclusive team culture aligned with Digital Green Trust’s values.
  • Develop and nurture a strong team within India and grow individuals through succession planning and regular performance reviews
  • Provide coaching and professional development opportunities for team members
  • Develop and manage budget to ensure India budget is optimized to support both short and longer-term staffing and resourcing needs
  • Supervise the overall support function in country (HR, Fin & Ops) and responsible for compliance/audits, risk management, and donor tracking and reporting within India.
  • Establish strong governance practices and support the Board of Trustees’ needs and relationships, ensuring alignment with Digital Green Trust’s strategic goals.

Develop Digital Green Trust’s business development opportunities within India through advocacy, outreach, and relationship management

  • Nurture existing government relations through ongoing program and project alignment and success; build new ones with the goal of highlighting complementary investments and policies in support of DGT’s strategy and to secure support for future opportunities
  • Work in close collaboration with the government embedding customer support services within program teams
  • Nurture and grow relationships with domestic India sources such as Corporate Social Responsibility and Indian Foundations, and a diversified set of donors by developing a strong communication strategy and cultivating thought leadership among the community
  • Lead community outreach efforts through events hosted by DGT
  • Build internal and external support network to capture opportunities
  • Support the expansion and ongoing management of DGT’s growth in India and operationalize Digital Green’s strategy.

Qualifications And Skills

  • 5+ years of experience in executive roles synonymous with Country Director or Chief Executive Officer, demonstrating strategic leadership excellence
  • Demonstrate a strong capability to shape and foster a positive organizational culture, showcasing leadership skills in building diverse and inclusive environments that leave a lasting impact on the workplace.
  • Successfully navigated an organization through substantial periods of growth and expansion.
  • Advanced degree and/or training in Management, Business Administration, Technology, or related field
  • Experience building, managing, and coaching high performing teams.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing million-dollar complex projects, with proven ability to work effectively with diverse partners
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing funding proposals from a range of donors or securing funding from a range of donors
  • Experience representing externally to senior stakeholders across public, social, and private sectors
  • Experience working with the Indian government
  • Familiarity with the software development life cycle and experience partnering with technology teams in the product development cycle;
  • Appetite and ability to grasp and apply complex technical concepts.
  • Experience managing a diverse, multicultural team
  • Expert multitasker
  • Comfort with unstructured problems and ability to manage complexities under pressure
  • Collaborative leadership style
  • Fluent in oral and written English

Competencies and Skills

The following competencies are critical towards fulfilling the requirements of this position. These competencies have been determined by specifically assessing and prioritizing the key responsibilities for the role. More details around these competencies will be shared as a supplementary document.

  • Farmer Focus – anticipating, meeting and/or exceeding the needs, wants and expectations of the small-holder farmer. This also means influencing donors and partners to ensure alignment with Digital Green’s overall objectives
  • Leadership- building strong leaders who are capable of achieving extraordinary results in an autonomous manner
  • Goal Orientation – setting, pursuing and attaining goals regardless of obstacles or circumstances
  • Decision Making- building and utilizing frameworks and processes with the goal of making data-driven, thoughtful and effective decisions
  • Teamwork – working effectively and productively with others and cultivating a team culture that reflects Digital Green Trust’s values.

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