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Grameen Foundation USA is seeking a passionate and driven technical project manager to lead Grameen Foundation’s work in conducting a three-country ICT assessment as part of a consortium implementing the Africa Health Markets for Equity (AHME) project in Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria. Keys to success in this role will be strong project management skills, experience in software development and implementation, ability to manage multiple activities simultaneously and operate in an entrepreneurial, start-up atmosphere. The candidate will be highly organized, with excellent analytical and communication skills.
The Technical Project Manager will be responsible for the planning, coordination, research and oversight of Grameen Foundation’s role in the AHME initiative. The AHME initiative is a five-year, multi-country program co-funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and DFID. Led by Marie Stopes International (MSI), the consortium includes PSI, Society for Family Health (SFH – based in Nigeria), PharmAccess International/Medical Credit Fund, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Grameen Foundation. The AHME partnership will demonstrate the feasibility and value of integrating supply and demand-side interventions at scale in Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana. In each country, MSI, PSI and SFH will increase both the scale of their private provider health care networks and the scope of services provided. Access to accreditation, business development training and credit will be provided through PharmAccess and their Medical Credit Fund (MCF). Supply-side interventions will be complemented by demand-side financing mechanisms such as insurance, medical savings accounts, and vouchers in order to reduce financial barriers for clients to access priority services. Supply and demand-side interventions will be supported by policy and regulatory work led by the IFC and information and communication technologies led by Grameen Foundation.
Grameen Foundation will conduct the ICT assessment in the first year of implementation to make recommendations on specific ICT interventions that would be most helpful to the consortium’s partners in increasing efficiencies and enabling them to meet their targets. The Project Manager will have overall responsibility for the management and successful execution of Grameen Foundation’s AHME activities and for managing the on-the-ground efforts and resources in Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria. The Project Manager will work in close coordination with the AHME leadership team and country representatives from each of the organizations represented in the AHME consortium. The assignment will last through the end of 2013 with likelihood for extension, and will be based either in Accra, Ghana or Nairobi, Kenya, with frequent travel to the other two countries.
Reporting and relationships:
The Technical Project Manager reports directly to the Director of Mobile Health Innovation, with dotted line reporting to the relevant Country Manager.
The Technical Project Manager will be expected to work a standard workweek of 40 hours plus additional hours as necessary to complete the tasks assigned.
Essential Job Functions
The Technical Project Manager will be responsible for:
- Maintaining current work plans and adhering to those plans;
- Understanding specific pain points and inefficiencies among AHME partners and clients that could be addressed by ICT interventions through:
- in-country meetings with stakeholders and partners
- managing a firm conducting ethnographic research
- competitive landscape analysis
- macro level research
- evaluating partners’ business processes
- coordinating partner visits and field visits
- Understanding ICT solutions that exist locally and globally, country-level services and regulations, operational feasibility of implementation, and potential solutions that could be developed to help AHME partners meet set targets;
- Recruiting and managing consultants based in each of the three countries, as needed;
- Coordinating with each of the consortium’s partners in each country;
- Representing Grameen Foundation in relevant consortium meetings;
- Present AHME leadership with ICT assessment findings, proposed ICT interventions and comparative costs, and final recommendations
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Deep commitment to eradication of poverty and alignment with Grameen Foundation’s mission
- Knowledge of software development and ICT4D implementations
- Excellent writing, research and communication skills; ability to gather, synthesize and present information in a professional, compelling and practical manner with senior management, staff and external partners
- Extensive knowledge of ICT solutions and their application in development
- Ability to evaluate business processes and identify areas for ICT intervention
- Ability to evaluate technical and functional specifications necessary for software development
- Knowledge of public health and m-Health initiatives in Africa is preferred
- Ability to work well with others and collaboratively across the organization
- Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced, energetic, highly creative and entrepreneurial environment
- Highly motivated, self-directed and strong attention to detail
- Excellent organizational, project management and time management skills
- Experience working in Ghana, Kenya, and/or Nigeria and local-language skills is a strong plus
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, business or IT;
- 10 years experience in software development and project management;
- Experience in evaluating of business process methodologies (BPM)
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