Director, Connectivity

Girl Hub’s mission is to empower the 250 million adolescent girls living in poverty to reach their full potential. We believe that girls are a proven force for change and the catalyst to end global poverty. When you improve girls’ lives through education, health, safety and economic opportunity, these changes have a positive ripple effect on their families, communities and nations. Our work aims to shift the social norms that hold girls back, and drive better investments that directly benefit girls. Everything we do is built on what girls tell us they need and what they tell us will work for them.

Girl Hub is a strategic collaboration between the DFID and the Nike Foundation, designed to bring together the expertise of both organisations to transform the lives of adolescent girls. We currently operate in Rwanda, Nigeria and Ethiopia.

Connectivity is a new team in Girl Hub, one that has been born out of more than five years of research, experimentation, and evidence gathering. The work of the Connectivity team aims to connect girls and provide a safe space to unleash their potential. We know that when girls connect to each other and to the things they need, this can have a significant impact on their lives.

The team leverages both technology and physical assets, and the infrastructure and assets of partners, to connect and deliver for girls in poverty. We are teaming up with the world’s largest networks, infrastructure players, and content, asset, and service providers – be they NGOs, governments, or businesses – to ensure that girls are not left behind in terms of the massive benefits of connection. With partners like Facebook and BRAC, we are removing barriers and connecting girls in poverty to each other. After only nine months of work, we are already live with minimum viable products in over fifteen countries.

We are looking for a Director to join the Connectivity team who can work with the Senior Director to help establish our strategy for Connectivity going forward, building on the work we have already done and also looking at how we might further leverage combined digital and non-digital assets, including the part that big data and narrative analytics may have to play. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, organized, passionate, and charismatic leader, someone with an insatiable curiosity who lives and breathes a human-centred approach. Candidates should have substantial experience of technology strategy and product development in the private sector and/or international development space. This is an opportunity to get involved in fantastic work that will be complex, creative, challenging, fun, and meaningful, all at the same time.

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