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Portfolio Lead

Skoll World Forum

Skoll World Forum

Remote, OR, USA · Remote
Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2023

About Dimagi

Dimagi is an award-winning social enterprise and a certified B Corp and Benefit Corporation. Our primary product, CommCare, is the most widely-deployed open-source digital platform for enabling Frontline Workers. Since 2002, Governments and organizations across all sectors have built customized mobile, web, and SMS applications on CommCare to deliver services to underserved populations. Dimagi is more than a tech company. We are an impact-first team of compassionate people from all parts of the world and all walks of life, dedicated to using business as a force for good in global health and development.

The Global Strategy and Operations (GSO) Division’s mission is to build high impact, mission-aligned, strategic partnerships across Dimagi’s products & offerings while maintaining highly efficient business, people, and regional operations across Dimagi’s divisions.

About the Position

Dimagi is seeking a Portfolio Lead to join its Global Strategy Partnerships (GSP) team. This remote working position is part of Dimagi’s Office of the CEO, and will report to the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships. They will work closely with members of Dimagi’s senior leadership team, including Dimagi’s CEO, Chief Strategy Officer, Chief of Staff, Global Director of Marketing, and others.  This position will be affiliated with our office in Cambridge, MA, but is open to remote employment within the US.

Together with the Senior Director of Partnerships and the Office of the CEO, the Portfolio Lead will be instrumental in realizing Dimagi’s Five-Year Strategy (2022-2026), and in supporting Dimagi’s vision of creating a world where all people receive the services they need to thrive.

The Portfolio Lead will advance substantial business opportunities and strategic partnerships with priority multilateral organizations, foundations, policy & regulatory bodies, and implementing & technical partners. These projects, which leverage Dimagi’s flagship product, CommCare and related product innovations, deliver high-impact digital solutions that amplify Frontline Workers and programs.

The Portfolio Lead will also support thought leadership activities, both directly representing Dimagi, and supporting leadership engagement in public forums to disseminate Dimagi’s ideas, new products, and strategies across the global health architecture.

The role will require leadership and autonomy to support a growing portfolio of opportunities. There will be a significant emphasis on relationship building, advocacy, strategic communications, stakeholder coordination, strategy development, and grant writing.


Independent Key Account Management

  • Identify and nurture key partnerships, and pursue opportunities to secure revenue generation opportunities (e.g., materials development; proactive outreach and communication; disseminating Dimagi knowledge / value; coordinating, preparing for, and following up on key engagements; project scoping).
  • Serve as the executive key account manager for 3-5 large opportunities with partner organizations (e.g., BMGF, World Bank, Gavi, Rockefeller Foundation, PEPFAR, Global Fund).
  • Provide oversight and manage coordination with operations & delivery teams during project design and implementation phases.
  • Support the Senior Director, GSP to manage emerging opportunities, document progress and challenges, and facilitate internal communications and reporting for core business functions (e.g., key results, project milestones, internal coordination).
  • Provide Portfolio Management support to the GSP team, including managing recurring internal meetings and tracking key team deliverables.


Core Business Initiatives

  • Orchestrate ongoing advocacy initiatives with operations, business strategy, and project delivery colleagues to elevate the company’s impact and streamline processes (e.g., improving knowledge management, achieving cross-divisional efficiencies, leveraging implementing partner engagements for BD).
  • Lead market research projects, including analyzing and synthesizing qualitative and quantitative research to identify and present general market trends and strategic challenges.
  • Provide surge support to Global Strategy Partnerships and delivery team members to advance priority opportunities with donors, governments, and implementing partners.


Thought Leadership

  • Responsible for developing business development materials, including proposals, slide decks, reports, concept notes, blog posts, in coordination with the Office of the CEO and the Marketing team.
  • Represent Dimagi through innovation-related knowledge sharing forums (e.g., presenting at industry conferences, joining working groups, engaging collaborators).
  • Serve as a critical thought partner in strategizing Dimagi product innovation launches, including strategy development, launch planning, and communication to key leaders, governing bodies, and funders as it takes shape.


Relevant Skills

We are looking for a capable, motivated, and impact-driven team member. As such, please consider the following areas listed to be general “guidelines” vs. strict qualifications:

  •  7-10 years of experience in mid-level to senior strategic advocacy and consulting, program management, grant writing, communications, and/or business development role in the social impact space.
  • Experience working with major funders and/or multilateral organizations (e.g., Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, Global Fund for AIDS, TB, and Malaria, the World Bank / Global Finance Facility, Gavi, FIND, END Fund, Rockefeller Foundation, Gavi)
  • Deep understanding of the international development space (e.g. multilateral agencies, iNGOs, government agencies, foundations, etc.), and a personal network of industry stakeholders, along with previous experience working alongside or inside one of these organizations.
  • Have owned a donor account portfolio or secured high-value opportunities (i.e., > US$ 1m, or achieved annual fundraising targets of US$ 2m).
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to rapidly iterate with leadership team members on concept notes, slide decks, thought leadership pieces, and enthusiasm for engaging external stakeholders, including delivering presentations to potential funders or at industry conferences.
  • Highly organized and able to multitask, while also maintaining a focus on small details.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.


Bonus Skills

  • Comfort using data analysis and visualization tools
  • Graduate-level degree in public health


Benefits and Compensation

We aim to make a difference, not just as a company but also as an employer. We are transparent about salaries at all levels of the organization and have a standard, global pay scale for all positions. Our salaries are cost of living adjusted and non-negotiable. The estimated salary range for this position is 78,543 – 121,940 USD annually. Your final salary within the range will be dependent on where you are geographically based and might fall outside of this estimated range.

The benefits we offer are geared towards having a strong impact on our staff’s well-being. A few of our key benefits are outlined below:

  • 100% employer-sponsored medical insurance paired with a generous Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) fund
  • Access to voluntary dental and vision insurance plans
  • A 401K plan with up to a 4% employer match
  • Employee stock option plan
  • 30 days paid time off inclusive of holidays
  • Unlimited sick time and excellent parental leave policy
  • Access to a flex-time policy that allows employees to work based on a flexible work schedule
  • Professional Development Benefit
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Magellan Healthcare


EEO Employer/Veteran/Disabled

Dimagi is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to providing a work environment that is inclusive and free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process for a posted position, please contact us at 617-604-2123 or send an email to accommodations@dimagi.com detailing your request.