Netherlands: Program Manager Digitalization for Agriculture

Are you the go-to person regarding digital solutions? Do you get energy from working with different internal and external stakeholders? Do you have 5+ years’ experience in technology consulting or industry experience? If yes, then join the IDH as a Program Manager Digitalization for Agriculture.

The role

Using digital technologies and data, IDH program teams are creating additional value for our partner companies by increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of smallholder engagement. As the Program Manager Digitalization for Agriculture, you are the go-to person for IDH staff to identify and define technology solutions that address key challenges in cash and food crop value chains such as cocoa, coffee, tea, cotton, palm oil, soy, spices, cassava, fruits, and nuts.  Solutions may include domains such as supply chain, financial services, farmer & farm management solutions, and technologies such as remote sensing, digital financial services, blockchain, & IoT. You will support IDH investments by doing market research and providing actionable insights. You are responsible to keep the easy to use internal tech knowledge base up to date.  You will be part of a small tech team and bigger learning and innovation team. You will work closely with our program teams, Farmfit team, external partners and knowledge partners. You are reporting to the Senior Manager of Learning and Innovation-smallholder inclusion.

Who you are

You are a IT Business Partner that is comfortable communicating and consulting with all the different stakeholders. As an all-round communicator you are equally comfortable discussing technology details with engineers as you are actively listening to our businesses and users. In your work you are able to think about technology product design and their usability’s and translate them into a manner that appeals to a wide audience within the IDH network. From your experience as a consultant you are used to working with various stakeholders, senior managers and executive clients. You get energy from working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment like IDH. Where you meet your deadlines and are effectively prioritizing your workload. You like to actively solve problems and use your troubleshooting skills while exercising a mature judgment.

What you bring

  • A bachelor or master degree in IT, Computers Science, Finance, Business, Agriculture, Engineering or other relevant disciplines;
  • 5+ years of relevant technology consulting or industry experience. With 2 to 3 years’ experience in implementing technology solutions in agricultural value chains (preferably in Africa/South Asia/ Latin America);
  • Familiarity with more than one of the following: Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology, Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Mobile Apps, Mobile Payments, and Cloud;
  • You are based in the Netherlands or should have permission to work in the Netherlands.

Who we are

IDH brings companies, CSOs, governments and others in public-private partnerships together to realize green & inclusive growth at scale in commodity sectors and sourcing areas. Our approaches are designed to drive sustainability from niche to norm in mainstream markets, delivering impact on Sustainable Development Goals. We focus on creating positive impact on deforestation, living incomes and living wages, working conditions, toxic loading and gender. In this we are supported by multiple European governments, including our institutional donors: BUZA, SECO and DANIDA. IDH is a company that works together with over 600 companies, CSOs, financial institutions, producer organizations and governments in 12 sectors and 12 landscapes in over 40 countries worldwide

What we offer

IDH offers a dynamic international environment and an enthusiastic and passionate team. As an IDH team member you can contribute to positive global change. The position is for 32-40 hours per week. We offer a gross monthly salary between € 3300,- and € 4000,- (based on a 40 hour week) and solid fringe benefits, including a good pension scheme.


Please feel free to contact Jayadeep Akkireddy, Senior Manager-Learning & Innovation, at +31 (0)6 50067011 with any question about this position.

Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume in English by using the following hyperlink: We encourage applicants to respond as soon as possible, latest by the 23rd of August, 2019.

Candidates should be EU nationals or have permission to work in the Netherlands.  For more information about IDH, please visit


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