Thursday, 18 June 2015

Volunteer Project Manager / Coordinator

Vacancy: Volunteer Project Manager / Coordinator 

Multiple Positions Available

Location: 
Nairobi, Kenya

About the Organisation: The Nobeah Foundation is the not-for-profit counterpart of Nobeah Technologies Ltd., a technology company focusing on technology with deep potential for social impact as well as the strong growth prospects required for sustainability. 

The innovative technology developed by Nobeah Technologies Ltd. targets transformative change, aiming to dramatically impact areas such as literacy, and health care. 

But in addition to these immediate potential impacts, Nobeah's core values are to seek deeply insightful solutions that reach the heart of social challenges, changing the very equations so that they solve themselves in a sustainable way. 


The Nobeah Foundation was created to distribute technologies from Nobeah Technologies Ltd. on a subsidized or free basis where those technologies could have dramatic impact. 
Across Africa the Nobeah Foundation will raise money from both local and international donors to sponsor free distribution of the technologies from Nobeah. 

Through these activities the foundation will achieve its goal of supporting insightful game-changing innovations that impact the very equations of human suffering and limited opportunity so solutions emerge organically, then building capacity for the solutions to sustain themselves and provide a solid platform on which further innovations may find anchor.

Compensation: This position is Volunteer, but given a good mutual fit between the individual and the organization, the role may potentially transition into a paid full-time or part-time role within 3 months.

Summary of Position: The newly formed Nobeah Foundation is seeking a Volunteer Project Manager/Coordinator in Kenya.

This is an exciting position doing meaningful work Rolling-out/Implementing Nobeah’s signature ‘Distributed Discrete Work Management Methodology’ (DDWMM) to produce timely and accurate management information, and then proactively use this information to monitor performance, propose improvements and identify potential for future solutions. 

This is about more than simply presenting data. It’s about offering analysis and insight and working collaboratively with our operational teams on a daily basis to find the best solutions.

Along with analysing trends and tracking performance, you’ll ensure that your findings are as insightful as they are accurate, and that we can easily satisfy any reporting requests. 

You’ll be responsible for making recommendations at an early stage so that we can take action to prevent problems arising.

This position requires between 5-40 hours a week, M-F from 9-5:00 pm. 

The position is flexible to accommodate up to 100% remote work.

This is a volunteer position.

The detailed responsibilities include but are not limited to those below:
  • Learn the main procedures of the ‘Distributed Discrete Work Management Methodology’ (DDWMM).
  • Assist in ensuring the (DDWMM) is used successfully throughout the organization to collaboratively execute, track, and manage tasks.
  • Identifying bugs in the various DDWMM procedures and actively participate in formulating viable solutions.
  • Understanding the mapping between the DDWMM and other various methodologies including Agile.
Qualifications:
  • A bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Project Management or relevant social science.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Previous experience working with ‘Agile’ methodologies is desirable.
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical, organizational and presentation skills.
  • Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Interest in new technologies and willingness to learn new tools.
  • Able to meet commitments and deadlines
  • Committed and passionate for results
  • Finally, along with your excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, you should have the confidence to ask senior management questions to ensure data integrity.
How to Apply:

To apply for this position send an email to hr@nobeahfoundation.org with your resume attached and with the subject line: “Re: Application for Project Manager/Coordinator”. 

Please ensure your name and other contact details are both in your resume and in the email itself.
 
Closing Date: 30 June 2015

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