Country Director, Uganda
Mobile technology is revolutionizing how organizations engage with the people they serve. 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. The organizations 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 believes that information is power. We connect individuals and organizations using digital technology to make better decisions.
Viamo is the #1 Digital Platform connecting these organizations to the Next Billion users who don't have access to the internet., and we are well on our way to meeting our goal of reaching 100 million people annually.
About the role
You will be our senior leader in Uganda and a passionate ambassador within the Digital for Development movement. Your role is to drive impact, leading the development, sale, and launch of innovative and effective digital engagement campaigns that address some of the most intractable development challenges. You will ensure that every large development sector organization knows about Viamo’s latest solutions and understands the value of incorporating these solutions into their programs.. Read more about Viamo’s suite of solutions here.
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Why we love working for Viamo
Viamo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from all candidates. We believe that diverse perspectives help our teams to create innovative solutions and understand our global clients' needs. In alignment with our values, we are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse global workforce without discrimination.
Apply now with a CV and a short cover letter. Please note that interviews will be done on a rolling basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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. 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 organisational goals.
Viamo connects individuals and organisations using digital technology to make better decisions. Having reached more than 21 million people in 2022 and more than 4 million monthly active users , we have our eyes on our goal of reaching 100 million monthly active users by 2026.
We manage the Viamo Platform, a national toll free public information service called the 161 Service, accessible through IVR (Interactive Voice Response) and USSD channels. By calling 161 through your Airtel connection in Uganda, anyone with access to a mobile phone will be able to access information on topics such as health, agriculture, financial literacy and more. In a series of “listen, then choose” steps, callers will use their phone to select from among hundreds of recorded voice messages to help them make informed decisions and improve their lives.