Ona Technical Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

Ona Technical Project Manager Jobs in Kenya



At Ona, we don't just strive for diversity, we thrive on it. For Ona, diversity has been a spring board for creativity, innovation, and growth. We are committed to giving equal opportunities to employees and applicants regardless of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, colour, nationality, age, marital status, or pregnancy status.

You'll work on projects that support democracy, drive social development, and reduce infant mortality. We build software that solves real problems and you will too. Since we're a startup, you'll have to be a self-starter who is organized and can manage multiple projects at the same time. Since some of our team works remotely, you'll also need great communication skills and to be empathetic.

Responsibilities:


  • Work everyday with the engineering team leads, project managers and designers to develop the right technical solutions across multiple platforms to meet the implementation needs.
  • Support the day-to-day technical project management needs of the engineering team, making decisive decisions, responding to requests within one business day and asking for help when needed.
  • Write software specifications, manage project execution, review UI/UX wireframes and mockups, and define product roll-out strategy, including writing product development timelines.
  • Convert high level project goals to ticket level tasks with a detail that can be executed by our engineering team.
  • Judiciously document and communicate project activities, plans and decisions, ensuring team members at different levels know their role and are supported to execute their assignment.
  • Work with clients/partners to define the problem they are trying to address and design an appropriate technology solution. This often involves travel to the partner site.
  • Lead the processes of project scope definition, objectives and functional requirements, including writing project proposals and budgets, while involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget at the highest attainable quality standards.
  • Identify project and technical risks early, raise them with our team and work together on mitigation strategies.
  • Actively engage with team members offering to assist if your skills
    can contribute to the project.
  • Develop and maintain industry leading technical understanding to translate program requirements into technical requirements, communicate and work closely with our engineers.
  • Communicate project progress in a timely manner to Ona’s senior management team and project stakeholders.
  • Attend stakeholder meetings, workshops, and conferences and present Ona’s products and work to diverse audiences (health, technical, etc).
  • Analyse user feedback and ensure the technical solution continuously improves and optimizes client satisfaction.

    Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, e.g. computer science, IT, economics, social science, engineering, etc.
  • At least 4 years of experience on a software development team, including 2+ years ideally leading technology solutions development teams.
  • Experience configuring and implementing widely-adopted, open source data and information platforms (e.g. OpenSRP, Ona.io, ODK, OpenMRS, DHIS2, RapidPro and OpenHIE).
  • Comfortable working in Linux environments, running web servers, testing Android APKs and triaging problems.
  • Able to read and understand the logic and flow of software written in Java (server and Android), JavaScript and Python.
  • Proficient in SQL
  • Knowledge and experience working with agile methodologies.
  • Willing to travel globally (potentially up to 20-30% of time).
  • Knowledge of project management tools a plus (e.g. GitHub projects, Harvest, Trello, JIRA).

    How To apply

    Please send the following to jobs+frontend@ona.io:

  • Note describing why you are interested in working at Ona.
  • Resume.
  • Examples of your work. Link to your GitHub page, projects you've completed, or your website.
  • (bonus points) Build something cool using our API, or extend some software we've written.
    Application deadline 20th September, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Ona Technical Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

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