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Technology Advisor, Digital Strategy
Posted on 2/1/2022
Washington, DC, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • We're looking for a bold, capable, and creative professional who wants to make a difference. The right candidate will understand how to communicate complex technology concepts to development experts
  • This position requires at least ten (10) years of experience working in technology, cybersecurity, and/or digital development. You need to demonstrate broad experience with digital technology as cross-cutting field, and working knowledge of an array of digital specialties (i.e., AI/ML, data ecosystems and governance, digital government and infrastructure, FinTech and e-commerce, gender digital divide, geospatial technology, internet connectivity, mis/disinformation, telecommunications, etc.)
  • Educational requirements: Bachelor's degree in relevant field (i.e., technology, cybersecurity, international development)
  • The Technology Advisor is responsible for advising the Activity, buy-in clients, and USAID on emerging technologies and cybersecurity, overseeing deliverables that raise the capacity of partner countries to build open, inclusive, and secure national digital ecosystems. Specific responsibilities include:
  • Provide technical assistance to the design or management of activities to ensure responsible approaches to underutilized and emerging technologies
  • Generate guidance for USAID staff on cybersecurity programming and enhancing cybersecurity in sectoral programming
  • Draft guidance on safeguarding the privacy and protection of data in development and humanitarian-assistance programming
  • Provide specialized capacity building and technical support to the Agency's new and onboarded Digital Development Advisors
  • Advance partnerships with private technology, civil society, and cybersecurity companies to build the cybersecurity capacity and resilience of beneficiaries, especially vulnerable communities
  • Expand Ecosystem Country Assessments to analyze country progress toward a national digital strategy (i.e., through stakeholder analyses, sector research, etc.)
  • Represent Bixal to USAID technical officers and implementing partners
  • Lead trainings and capacity building sessions related to technology and cybersecurity for project team and USAID as requested
  • Apply an Agile mindset to activity implementation, promoting a culture of continuous learning and improvement
  • Perform other duties as required
Desired Qualifications
  • Master's degree in relevant field (i.e., technology, cybersecurity, international development)
  • 2+ experience working in a developing country
  • Fluency in language(s) other than English strongly preferred

51-200 employees

Business management consultant
Company mission
Bixal is a mission-driven organization determined to improve people’s lives through human-centered strategies and transformative technologies. They deliver on this promise by partnering with leading federal agencies to conceive and create powerful data-driven customer experiences.
  • Competitive base salary
  • Flex hours/Telework options
  • Generous PTO
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance
  • New business referral bonus
  • Professional development inventives
  • WMATA commuter benefits program
  • Company provided short-term disability
  • Company provided life insurance
  • 401(k) with employer match
Company Values
  • A shared sense of purpose
  • A focus on federal
  • A people-first approach
  • A diverse perspective
  • An agile environment
  • An outcomes mindset
  • An empowering culture
  • A higher standard