Viamo is a global Mobile for Development (M4D) organisation that aims to improve lives via the power of mobile technology. With a presence in more than 20 major markets in Africa and Asia, Viamo is a global social enterprise that specialises in mobile engagement and Information and Communication Technology for Development. More than 96% of the world’s population has access to a mobile phone, meaning it is now possible to reach nearly every single person on the planet. Yet 3 billion people living in emerging markets still lack access to relevant, timely, and engaging information in their local languages, and their voices remain underheard. Viamo works in partnership with organisations to connect them and individuals through digital technology, in order for everyone to make better decisions. Viamo envisions a world where all people have access to the information they need to make decisions for healthy, prosperous lives, and have meaningful relationships with governments, civil society, and businesses. With more than 18 million people reached in 2018 alone, Viamo is well on its way to meeting its goal of reaching 50 million people annually by 2023. Viamo are seeking exceptional individuals to join their fast-growing team, and help shape a young, ambitious company that is powering a global mobile movement.
As a Country Manager at Viamo, you will be the in-country representative and a passionate leader within the Digital for Development movement. Reporting to the Regional or Deputy Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, your role will be to drive impact, working with partners to develop and launch innovative and effective digital engagement campaigns via mobile. You will ensure that every large development organisation knows about Viamo’s solutions and you will supervise the delivery of Viamo’s work across their projects. In Zambia, the team already have significant contracts in place with international development organisations, and more are in the pipeline.
What does success look like:
N.B. Please be advised that a cover letter is a mandatory requirement for this opportunity - your application will not be considered without one. Please ensure that:
1. Your cover letter addresses your motivations for the role and passion for Viamo's mission
2. You specify your preferred location(s), and relevant language proficiency when completing the application questions
Key Performance Indicators:
Mobile technology is revolutionising how organisations engage with their end users. More than 96% of the world’s population has access to a mobile phone, meaning it is now possible to reach nearly every single person on the planet.
And yet 3 billion people living in emerging markets still lack access to relevant, timely, and engaging information in their local languages, and their voices remain underheard. The organisations that serve them lack the technology and capacity to reach them, and many are unaware of the power of mobile technology to meet their organizational goals.
Viamo aims to catalyse a mobile movement, connecting non-profits, governments, and businesses to the people they serve using the digital technologies they have in their pockets. Viamo envisions a world where all people have access to the information they need to make decisions for healthy, prosperous lives.
With more than 8 million people reached to-date, Viamo is well on its way to meeting its goal of reaching 100M people by 2021. Viamo now has representation in more than 20 major markets in Africa and Asia.
Viamo enables organisations to collect information at a speed, frequency and cost previously impossible with in-person methods. It also enables them to share valuable information with local and national populations and their field staff, in any language. In doing so, organisations are able to involve the people they serve in the design, management, and evaluation of programs and policies.