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Senior Project Manager

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Simprints Technology Ltd
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Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana

Simprints Technology Ltd


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Published 9 days ago

$38,000 - $42,000£38,000- £42,000 GBP

We are looking for someone who is passionate about delivering technology-based solutions in the health sector in Ghana, through a partnership approach with the Ministry of Health and implementing partners. There is an opportunity to expand and grow within the organisation, whilst having an exciting role scope and the ability to contribute to social impact objectives. 

You will work closely with Simprints’ partners on the implementation of a large COVID vaccination project, ensuring that the biometric supported elements of the project are delivered to the highest possible standard. This role is unique in its breadth, offering the opportunity to collaborate with almost every team at Simprints. You’ll work closely with Simprints partnership managers to develop a deep understanding of our partners’ needs, work with our engineers to implement our technical solutions, lead our coordination in Ghana in collaboration with the leadership team, and analyse data with monitoring & evaluation (M&E) specialists. This post is based in Accra, Ghana, with frequent deployments to project sites.

Responsibilities

This role will report to a Technical Project Manager based in the UK, whilst maintaining close working relationships with the Director of Delivery and with the Director of Partnerships.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee our project in Ghana from start to finish, including preparation of pre-deployment materials, logistics coordination, and on-the-ground training and support. Ensuring we implement all project deliverables in coordination with the Technical Project Manager.
  • Closely monitor project statuses; investigate any significant issues reported by clients; communicate updates and issues; and provide appropriate, effective, and timely action.
  • Build and manage strong relationships with our partners through regular coordination with key stakeholders, from government officials to users of our technology. Demonstrating excellent stakeholder management and attention to detail whilst delivering our custom solution and providing detailed project input into donor reports. 
  • Proactively identify and mitigate project risks.
  • Travel to project sites to conduct or support the training of trainers and monitor field activities. 

What are the “must-have” skills and experience for this role?

  • Significant project management experience, ideally in the Technology for Development space. You’ve managed projects in Ghana and have an in-depth knowledge of the public health sector in the country. 
  • Familiarity with data collection platforms, such as DHIS2, CommCare, ODK, OpenSRP, and/or other technology platforms commonly used in global development. You are knowledgeable about, have designed, or implemented workflows common among frontline workers in development programs (e.g. health care, aid distribution, research, education).
  • Excellent written and verbal communications. You are empathetic and seek to understand different perspectives, bring clarity to ambiguous or ill-defined needs, can negotiate diplomatically when there are competing interests, and secure buy-in and alignment across stakeholder groups. 
  • Attention to detail. Global development work is complex and unpredictable. To proactively anticipate risks, assess implicit requirements on top of contractual deliverables, and successfully meet ever-changing needs, you need to be able to translate a high-level idea into concrete, detailed action steps and documentation.  
  • Strong training skills. We work across multiple sectors with a variety of stakeholders. Being able to tailor training to audiences of varying technical literacy levels, for a number of different use cases and workflows is crucial. You are comfortable hosting virtual training as well as conducting in-person training in resource-limited settings. 
  • Time management. You are organised, process-oriented, and attentive to following through on planned tasks and activities. You know how to allocate and shift resources to provide support to team members as needed, ensuring that project deliverables are met on time and on budget. 
  • Permission to work in Ghana

Ideally, you will also have

  • Grit and an appreciation of a challenging, fast-paced environment 
  • Working proficiency in French, Arabic, Spanish, or other common languages  
  • Experience with agile development methods and processes (e.g. scrum)
  • An engineering mindset and passion for building technology solutions
  • Interest in and/or experience in M&E or data analysis 

For more information on the job description, company, benefits and applying method, visit our site www.simprints.com or follow the link below https://app.beapplied.com/apply/dnxiuqqwil

We are looking for someone who is passionate about delivering technology-based solutions in the health sector in Ghana, through a partnership approach with the Ministry of Health and implementing partners. There is an opportunity to…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 2-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

Life is short. We believe work should be awesome, meaningful, and fun. At Simprints we’re taking on global development’s biggest challenges, powered by an amazing culture and incredible people. Work with us, and you will grow faster, learn more, and take on great responsibilities with potential to make lasting change.

Life is short. We believe work should be awesome, meaningful, and fun. At Simprints we’re taking on global development’s biggest challenges, powered by an amazing culture and…

Level of Language Proficiency

Working proficiency in English is mandatory. Working proficiency in French, Arabic, Spanish, or other common languages would be ideal.


Working proficiency in English is mandatory. Working proficiency in French, Arabic, Spanish, or other common languages would be ideal.


Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Accra, Greater Accra Region, GH

How to Apply

Traditional recruitment processes are open to a lot of subconscious bias: your name, where you studied, previous employers and a host of other factors can lead to your candidacy being treated differently by others. We’ve built a recruitment system that seeks to minimise that bias as much as possible. To apply: 

  • Submit your CV at www.simprints.com/careers. You’ll receive a response and a link to an initial assessment. Not everyone is great at face-to-face interviews, and we want to make sure that you have the best chance to show yourself off in the best light. 
  • Submit the initial assessment. Once we’ve received your completed assessment, they will be blinded and given to a panel of reviewers to be scored independently. 
  • Technical assessment. Top-scoring applicants will then be invited to a more detailed technical assessment. 

Video interview and digital experience half-day. The in-depth interview is an opportunity to understand your motivations for joining Simprints, assess cultural and technical fit, and provide you with a chance to ask any questions you have about the role and company. The final step of our recruitment process also includes a virtual “experience half-day.” While these are normally held in-person at our office in Cambridge, we’re currently holding these virtually because of the pandemic. The experience day is intended to ensure that Simprints is a good fit for you just as much as you are a good fit for us. You’ll have a chance to meet some of the team and demonstrate your skills in a few more technical exercises that simulate what it’s like to work at Simprints.

Traditional recruitment processes are open to a lot of subconscious bias: your name, where you studied, previous employers and a host of other factors can lead to your candidacy…

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