Technology Project Manager Job Placement – Living Goods (LG)

Job Title:             Technology Project Manager
Organisation: Living Goods
(LG)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda or Nairobi, Kenya
About US:
Living Goods (LG) seeks to improve the lives of tens of millions of
underserved customers by revolutionizing the way community health is delivered
in the developing world.  To do this,
Living Goods not only grows its own business operations, but also dramatically
magnifies its impact through large-scale partnerships.  Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’
micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their
health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic
medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights.
Job Summary: The Technology
Project Manager 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.
Key Duties and
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, Skills and
Experience:  
·        
The applicant must hold a BA/BS degree in
Project Management, Computer Science, Software Engineering, IT or related
field.
·        
At least three years’ experience in project
management with experience in Project Management tools.
·        
Previous 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.
·        
Be based in Kenya /Uganda and/or have legal work
permits for Kenya/Uganda.
Compensation:  A competitive salary and benefits package
commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity.
How to Apply:
All Ugandan candidates are strongly encouraged to Apply Online at the
web link below.
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