We’re seeking passionate individuals, regardless of background for our Senior Project Manager position on our Global Design & Implementation Team.
Mobile technology is revolutionizing how organizations engage with people. 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
The Global Design & Implementation Team works closely with clients and our Country Managers to deliver world-class and socially impactful projects across Africa. With a special focus on projects in East Africa. This role will deliver value to our clients and end-users through use of the VOTO platform to run mobile based surveys, messaging campaigns, informational hotlines, surveillance systems and interactive media campaigns.
- Lead project implementation: manage projects for our clients using the VOTO software application
- Design innovative mobile engagement projects: develop creative approaches & run A/B tests to find the best way to achieve maximum user engagement and client goals
- Advise clients to design successful applications and use cases for mobile engagement projects
- Unearth insights for our clients by analyzing data and creating reports
Required and Desired Skills
- Strong candidates will have a university degree, 2-5 years of demanding professional experience, and demonstrable interest in the use of technology for development
- East Africa experience and Kiswahili skills a plus, but not a requirement!
- Independent thinker and problem solver with proven experience in a fast-paced environment
- Quantitative and analytical skills – experience with large data-sets and data analysis software a plus!
- Able to multi-task and manage numerous, complex and large scale projects at one time
- Technically proficient with software programs, and the desire to learn and embrace more.
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 people.
We work at a global scale! We aim to reach 100 million unique individuals by 2021, creating a movement of more than 2,000 organizations actively engaging with their end users. These figures offer unique challenges and unique opportunities too.
Autonomy + Responsibility
Every person on our team plays a critical role in creating the organization they want to work at. As a rapidly growing organization you can expect responsibility and ownership of your own projects from day one.
We’ve run projects in more than 50 countries and already have staff in more than 20. As a distributed team, we work extra hard to stay connected and to ensure we and our clients benefit from this breadth of experiences.
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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We offer a combination of software development expertise, design insights, and project management. We are trusted by the world’s leading NGOs, foundations, and companies.
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
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