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Technology Project Manager

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Project, program management
  • Manager (team leader)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

Living Goods is looking to hire a Project manager who will be responsible for delivering our Technology projects on time within budget and scope. An ideal candidate for this role should possess business management, budgeting and analysis skills and have a track record of delivering results in a fast-paced environment.

Project managers are skilled at getting the best out of the people and projects that they oversee.
Ideally, you are proactive, a strong written and verbal communicator, self-directed, self-motivated, committed and passionate about Living Goods mission, and excited to join a dynamic, growing team.
A successful candidate will work cross functionally with different regional and global teams to ensure the successful deployment of projects in Africa.


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.


General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Manager (team leader)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Risk management; Project management; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Mentoring and coaching; Project Financial Management
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Living Goods

Non-profit, social work

At Living Goods we empower people to improve the health of their families, friends and communities. Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ health entrepreneurs who go door to door to teach families how to improve their health and wealth and sell life-changing products such as simple treatments for malaria and diarrhea, safe delivery kits, fortified foods, clean cook stoves, water filters, and solar lights. By combining the best practices from business and public health, we are dramatically lowering child mortality AND creating livelihoods for thousands of enterprising women.