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Project Manager

Company Name
Simprints (view profile)
Location Cambridge, United Kingdom
Date Posted August 7, 2017
Category Manager
Job Type Full Time
Duration Fulltime
Closing date for applications 10/31/2016
Experience Required < 1 year

Description

OVERVIEW

We are looking for a Project Manager who is passionate about working with our partners in developing countries. You are forward-thinking, deeply collaborative, a quick learner, and thrive in a fast-paced, start-up environment. From one day to the next you might be developing a training curriculum for community health workers in the villages of Northern Nigeria, helping a client achieve critical milestones for a cash transfers project in Turkey, or coordinating the logistics of a two-person team to the remote hills of Nepal.

RESPONSIBILITIES

-Oversee our projects from start to finish, including preparation of training materials for mobile operators and logistics for smooth on-the-grounds deployment.
-Manage deliverables of several ongoing responsibilities, such as scopes of work, project quote presentations, and client impact reports.
-Closely monitor project statuses, investigate any significant issues reported by clients, and provide effective and timely course of action.
-Build and manage strong relationships with our clients through regular feedback calls with key stakeholders, from HQ managers to end users of our technology.
-Actively support our Research, Sales, and Partnerships teams on projects-related assignments, providing material for grants, sales, and marketing initiatives.
-Provide leadership and strategic insights from the field on scaling our operations worldwide.

WHERE IS THE ROLE GOING?

We are looking for full-time candidates with the experience and ambition to lead international projects of your own. Eventually, you might manage a team of project managers as our operations grow. This is a great opportunity for someone with the right skillset to join a fast-paced start-up environment and take significant responsibility from day one. Simprints focuses on taking complex technology and making it available to some of the most challenging environments on earth, and we are looking for passionate, driven project managers to help us do that.

SKILLS

You either have these skills, or you’re willing to learn them quickly:

Technical Skills:

-Experience deploying international projects, ideally with an understanding of technology in frontline contexts. You should be excited about traveling to developing countries on deployments, working closely with our partners on a range of projects (30-40% time).
-Excellent communication and training skills. We work across multiple sectors, and you need to be able to clearly communicate via client presentations and trainings how Simprints adds value in different projects.You can actively listen and convey expectations, plans, and outcomes effectively.
-Attention to detail in project management. You understand there are countless challenges in international development, and deep attention to detail matters to make projects work.
-High prioritisation and organisational skills. You understand time is our most valuable resource, and can manage it strategically to achieve maximum impact for our beneficiaries

Human Skills:

-You can listen closely to both our partners and our beneficiaries, and care deeply about real impact.
-Strategic thinking. You proactively find challenges and offer creative ways to address them.
-Learning. You love learning new things and can pick up new tools quickly.
-Passion. If building technology that works in the fight against global poverty sounds exciting, we want to meet you.

NEXT STEPS:
Please submit your CV and cover letter via http://www.simprints.com/careers. For the cover letter, make sure to answer the following questions:

-What is your vision for your contribution to the world, what excites you?
-Why are you applying to Simprints and not somewhere else?
-What value do you think you can bring to the team?

SALARY:
Salary based on experience

JOB PERKS:

-Unlimited vacation & flex hours
-Field work around the world
-Fun, fast-paced Scrum culture
-Quarterly back-to-back ‘Lego’ days where you can work on any project you want
-Free gym memberships
-Coolest office in Cambridge (it’s a 14th century castle!)

DEADLINE: 31.08.2017

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