Technology Project Manager

  • Living Goods
  • Kenya, Uganda
  • Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
Full time Project Management

Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Manage and coordinate the ‘path-to-deployment’ and ‘path-to-scale’ for multiple innovation projects; coordination of projects activities which include conceptualization, designing, development and configuration, functional and user testing of projects spanning multiple year, driving potential for large scale impact.
  • Work with the design team to design and iteratively improve on the health service delivery workflows incorporated in Living Goods products.
  • Develop Impact and activity metrics/indicators and monitoring plan for portfolio projects to track and address issues as they arise for successfully transition to full-scale and realize health impact and monitoring overall progress and use of resources, initiating corrective action where necessary.
  • Lead the process of documenting and communicating lessons learned from projects both internally and externally. Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Support the communication team with the development of external communication material including; proposal, reports, presentations and write-ups for various audiences ensuring timely reporting and communication with all stakeholders.
  • Prepare and manage work plans and budgets for all projects under various scenarios to facilitate quality project management and decision making in an ambiguous environment.
  • Identify all the internal and external resources whether financial or human resources required completing the project successfully and recruiting for junior positions within the project.
  • Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs
  • Provide coaching and guidance to the team members about every aspect of the project so that the team members can understand their tasks fully and act on them efficiently.
  • Manage team members on assigned projects.
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Recommending information technology strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organization outcomes; identifying problems; evaluating trends; anticipating requirements.
  • As Living Goods is a dynamic organization, perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Be based in Kenya /Uganda and/or have legal work permits for Kenya/Uganda.
  • BA/BS degree in Project Management, Computer Science, Software Engineering, IT or related field.
  • 3+ years’ experience in project management with experience in Project Management tools.
  • Experience working with marginalized communities in any social impact programs.
  • Excellent work planning and budget management skills.
  • Experience in collaborating multiple internal and external stakeholders and teams.
  • Experience with managing expectations and change directly and indirectly.
  • Good understanding of data collection, analytics and ability to interpret research for program design and implementation.
  • Willingness to travel to project implementation geographies in Africa up to 50% of the time.
  • Adaptable, self-motivated, inquisitive and a team player who is interested in being part of a fast-paced, growing and diverse team with a start-up atmosphere.
  • Detail oriented with demonstrated ability to multitask and manage timeline pressure focusing on quality.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.