Project Manager

We’re looking for a hands-on Senior Project Manager with deep experience in implementing international development projects, preferable with “Information and Communication Technology” (ICT) components, with an emphasis in computing and wireless networking.
MISSION
Inveneo is a 501c3 nonprofit social enterprise, which means that we operate like a business with a social mission. Our mission is to get the tools of technology, through computing and regional networking, to organizations operating in rural and highly underserved communities of the developing world.
Our model is built on development, not aid. We operate in a number of countries. We work with local partners to develop homegrown ability to deliver quality communications technology and alternative power solutions. The organizations we serve address some of the most pressing problems in their communities: health care, education, economic development, and infrastructure.
We’re looking for an experienced Project Manager, with background leading multi-year, large-scale international and technical implementation projects (up to 100 locations), who can lead at least 2 projects at time in countries like Uganda, Ethiopia, Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, and Micronesica. The position will be based in San Francisco, CA, and will require travel in austere locations.
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GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
The Project Manager will be responsible for launching, leading, and completing large scale implementation projects with our local Inveneo “Certified ICT Partners” (ICIPs) in-country that will result in regional broadband network implementations and/or computing, and local area networking installations for 100s of schools or clinics.
 
Project Manager Responsibilities

  • Design, lead, and manage projects from conception (after the project is won) to completion.
  • Lead an internal team of engineering and program delivery resources (including trainers for technical and business skills).
  • Contract and manage local Inveneo partners as part of local delivery team.
  • Interface with multiple external organizations that are responsible for delivering certain projects’ components in partnership with Inveneo.
  • Develop and lead schedules and priority setting.
  • Lead work planning processes, monitoring and evaluation indicators (M&E), deliverables and milestones, report writing, and monitoring contract compliance.
  • Manage internal projects’ operation budgets, including monthly actual costs and projections.
  • Work with others on project management team to develop consistent, useful project management processes as the Inveneo portfolio of projects grows.

 
Examples of Potential Projects

  • Implementing regional rural broadband network with 1 – 3 local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in an African country.
  • Implementing a range of software, computing, and networking infrastructure solutions (including solar and battery power systems) in 500 rural schools.
  • Implementing a regional broadband network and complete computing and server infrastructure for rural clinics, hospitals and dispensaries.

 
Required Skills and Experience

  • BA or BS in related field, MA or MS preferred.
  • 4+ years experience in project management and contract compliance with large scale international development projects.
  • Leading projects with multiple external partners and contractors to deliver results for external clients.
  • International project management experience, preferably in developing countries.
  • Willingness to travel to different countries on Inveneo’s business.
  • Highly collaborative work style, flexibility, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must play well with others on the Inveneo team.

 
Desired Skills

  • Experience in systems integration projects – software, computing, networking and all elements for delivering, including skills transfer/training.
  • Previous experience implementing USAID projects and other international donor agencies.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.
  • Fluency in French or Spanish, in addition to English.
  • Subject matter expertise with development projects related to education, health, or economic development.

 
WORK LOCATION

  • Downtown San Francisco
  • International Travel – up to 30%
  • To apply, please send a resume and thoughtful cover letter to jobs [at] inveneo [dot] org