Mercy Corps Technical Project Manager (Kenya Catalytic Jobs Fund) Jobs in Kenya

Mercy Corps Technical Project Manager (Kenya Catalytic Jobs Fund) Jobs in Kenya


Through the Kenya Catalytic Jobs Fund, the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) is looking to test and support innovations with the potential to stimulate large-scale job creation.

The Kenya Catalytic Jobs Fund (KCJF) is a 4-year catalytic jobs fund that will, through a mix of technical assistance and grant support, test competitively selected innovations that have potential to unlock market constraints and create jobs, including for the most vulnerable, e.g. people living with disability.

Responsibilities

  • Work with Ten Senses and the contracted tech firm to ensure understanding of all project activities, schedules and deliverables.
  • Manage the execution of the project alongside the contracted firm by ensuring the adherence to timelines, execution of modalities according to plan and completion of deliverables
  • Implement the project with TSA stakeholders against the agreed upon work plan schedule, participate in all project-related meetings within Ten Senses management and with the contracted tech firm, follow-up on action items from project meetings, and update reports to KCJF on a regular basis.
  • Assess and report on mitigation measures for project risks.
  • Recognize problems related to completion of the deliverables and advise on solutions to resolve the challenges.
  • Manage and facilitate information flows between the contracted firm and Ten Senses to ensure timely execution of the app development.
  • Provide hand-on support on the suitable UX/UI design for end-uses and
    stakeholders
  • Identify the right technology to make sure the business plan is successfully meet the intended objectives.

    Requirements:

  • Qualifications & experience. The ideal consultant’s profile will include:
  • 4+ years of experience in managing IT project deployments
  • Academic background in technology and software development
  • Project implementation approach & workplan specifically for piloting the software with field / regional staff and farmers and promoting user adoption.
  • 3 work samples of recently completed project management of a similar nature. Preferred / acceptable samples:
  • Dashboard or work plan from collaborative, ideally web-based, project management platform
    Database schema
  • Technical architecture chart
    UX/UI design: Wireframes, prototype, or working application (mobile or web-based)
  • Community-based evaluation or impact report for new system adoption in the field (system does not have to be a technical / IT system)
  • Independent verified references preferably with organizations you have worked with
    Cost budget

    How To apply

    Proposals must be sent digitally by 5:00 pm, Monday 26th August 2019 to ke-pr@mercycorps.org

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