We’re seeking passionate individuals, regardless of background for our mHealth Project Manager position in Niger.
Niamey, Niger with possible travel within and out of the country.
Mobile technology is revolutionizing how organizations engage with their end users. More than 96% of the world’s population has access to a mobile phone, meaning it is now possible to reach nearly every single person on the planet.
And yet 3 billion people living in emerging markets still lack access to relevant, timely, and engaging information in their local languages, and their voices remain underheard. The organizations that serve them lack the technology and capacity to reach them, and many are unaware of the power of mobile technology to meet their organizational goals.
Human Network International (HNI) and VOTO Mobile are joining forces to catalyze a mobile movement, connecting non-profits, governments, and businesses to the people they serve using the digital technologies they have in their pockets. Our new social enterprise – coming in Quarter 1 2017 –envisions a world where all people have access to the information they need to make decisions for healthy, prosperous lives.
With more than 8 million people reached to-date, we are well on our way to meeting our goal of reaching 100M people by 2021.
We are looking for exceptional individuals to join our fast-growing team. If you are motivated to use your skills to tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges, and do it at a place where you can learn and grow, we want you on our team.
As one of the first employees of our new joint entity, you will be joining more than 100 colleagues working to amplify the voice of the underheard through mobile technology. You will be asked to problem-solve on a daily basis, work to develop yourself and those around you, and help shape a young, ambitious company that is powering a global movement.
About the Role
We are looking for an experienced project manager to lead the 2nd phase of an innovative mobile-enabled disease surveillance project in Niger. We are working with the Ministries of Health and Livestock in collaboration with two other multilateral agencies, to enhance the country’s surveillance of four diseases currently reportable in the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) System.
- Take ownership of the project and deliver on all expected outcomes.
- Actively coordinate the activities of all project partners. This includes regular communications and tracking progress with local partners and other colleagues.
- Work closely and creatively with the relevant Ministries to train their staff, and support them as they follow-up on reported disease cases.
- Analyze weekly project datasets and create reports to summarize insights.
- Develop and implement continuous improvements to the methodology to enhance surveillance staff engagement and data accuracy.
Objectives and Key Performance Indicators
- Increase the number of surveillance staff involved in the project.
- Increase the amount and quality of data collected by the surveillance system.
- Increase the ownership and participation of the relevant Ministries.
- Excellent project management skills: meeting deadlines, problem solving, etc.
- Excellent communication skills (French and English, oral and written).
- Ability to navigate complex multi-stakeholder relationships.
- Experience working in West Africa and in mHealth (epidemiology).
- Skills in MS Excel, statistical analysis, data interpretation, and presentation.
- Will be asked to provide work and writing samples.
Team and Reporting Structure
Reports to Louis Dorval, Chief Operating Officer.
Why Work With Us
Purpose + Ambition
We are solving one of the world’s toughest challenges: connecting organizations to people in low-resource settings in a meaningful, respectful, and equitable way. And we’re doing it at a global scale: We aim to reach 100M unique individuals by 2021, creating a movement of more than 2,000 organizations who are using our products to engage with their end users.
Autonomy + Responsibility
As a young organization, every person on our team plays a critical role in creating the organization they want to work at. Our people work with their managers to create their KPIs and are responsible for meeting their goals with little direct oversight. If something doesn’t exist, it’s because one of us hasn’t created it yet.
As a distributed team, we work extra hard to stay connected. We have virtual parties across 15 time zones, use Slack, Skype, and WhatsApp to collaborate and share internet memes, and have formed rituals that remind us who we are and why each of us does the work that we do.
Who You Are
You are passionate about the potential for technology to create social change, and believe that access to information leads to better decision-making.
You know the challenges of working in emerging markets and are eager to tackle them. You thrive on learning new skills, and are motivated to learn and grow. You are intellectually curious, but also like to roll up your sleeves and get things done.
You want to be a part of building something new, and are looking for a fast-paced, dynamic environment where you can take ownership of your work and be a core part of a global team.
With more than 100 employees and a growth rate of more than 50% each year, we are the largest and fastest-growing mobile engagement provider in Africa and Asia. We have regional offices in Accra, Antananarivo, Mumbai and Washington, D.C, and field offices in more than 15 countries.
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Why We Love Working Here
Every day, I get to use my tech skills to help people in communities like the one I grew up in.
– Shirish, Mumbai
I love the commitment and support for staff’s professional growth.
– Jojoo, Accra
I love that we’re an organization that wears ugly Christmas sweaters to hold a global Christmas party across eleven timezones on Skype!
– Adam, Dakar
My favorite moment was witnessing our Partner Success Team in Accra conduct a virtual training for election monitors in Caracas, from my desk in Toronto. There’s no doubt we are a global company!
– Levi, Toronto
There’s rarely a day when I don’t feel like I’m learning something new. It keeps me on my toes and ensures I’m always growing.
– Shamiso, Harare
Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject line: “mHealth Project Manager — Niger Position” + name of the site that referred you).