Technical Project Manager
Deliver great technology that matters.
Simprints is a nonprofit tech company from the University of Cambridge. Our mission is to transform the way the world fights poverty. We build technology to radically increase transparency and effectiveness in global development, making sure that every vaccine, every dollar, every public good reaches the people who need them most. We have already reached over 1.5 individuals and are contracted to reach more than 2.5m people by the end of 2021 through flagship projects like our work with the Ministry of Health in Ghana and Rajasthan.
What you’ll be doing
We are looking for a full-time Technical Project Manager who is passionate about building and implementing technology-based solutions in service delivery and research projects around the globe.
You will work closely with Simprints’ partners to gather requirements and oversee the delivery of robust solutions. At times you will also take the lead on small to large projects (in their entirety, not just the technical component) overseeing their full lifecycle from design to final report. This role is unique in its breadth, offering the opportunity to collaborate with almost every team at Simprints. You’ll have the chance to collaborate with partnership managers to build relationships with external stakeholders, work with engineers to build custom technical solutions, coordinate on-the-ground activities with our in-country teams; and analyse data with monitoring & evaluation (M&E) specialists.
This post can be based in Cambridge, UK, or remote and requires a UK working permit
- Support the day-to-day technical project management needs of the engineering team making decisive decisions and responding to requests within established SLAs.
- Lead or contribute to the designing of appropriate technology solutions, defining clear technical scopes, objectives and functional requirements including, where necessary, writing project proposals and budgets, while involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.
- Collaborate with M&E to establish theories of change, define project metrics, monitor and analyse data, and close the feedback loop with partners to support successful implementation on the ground
- Oversee successful integration and delivery of the technical components of our projects, and mentor colleagues on TPM best practices and growth. This will include travelling to project sites as per the project needs to conduct or support trainings and monitor field activities, to ensure they are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget at the highest attainable quality standards
- Proactively identify project and technical risks early, taking ownership and/or collaborating with the team to mitigate them.
- Significant project management and/or product management experience, ideally in the ICT4D space. You’ve deployed projects in developing country contexts.
- Significant technical project design experience (or solutions architecture or technical pre-sales), ideally in the tech for development space where you’ve designed projects with clients in developing country contexts.
- Experience configuring or implementing 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).
- Knowledge and experience working with agile methodologies. You have worked in an organisation using agile principles and you are familiar with typical technical project management tools (e.g. Jira, Trello, etc.).
- Permission to work in the UK unless we are considering you for a remote post.
- Ideally: Interest in and/or experience in M&E or data analysis
5 Reasons to join Simprints
- Purpose: Purpose means different things to different people. But whatever you’re doing, whether it’s building technology, deploying projects, or writing grants—you’re working on something meaningful and out of the ordinary that has the potential to impact millions of lives.
- Flexible hours. More efficient late at night? Better before the sun rises? That’s fine by us. We are looking for people who get the job done, not for people who work between 9am and 5pm.
- Unlimited paid time off. We set high standards and goals, but give people the freedom to choose when and how to recharge. Join a team that trusts you with the job.
- Incredible, diverse team. Ask any “Simployee” what their favourite thing about working at Simprints is, and the answer is likely to be “the people.” Our work is at the intersection of technology and global development, and we’ve managed to build an amazing team drawn from the best technology companies, iNGOs, UN agencies, and universities around the world.
- Professional development and wellbeing. We promote continual learning with self-directed learning objectives, external mentors, and regular one-on-one feedback. We also put our money where our mouth is with a dedicated ‘Learning & Wellness’ budget, managed by our Talent and Operations team.
Life is short. So we believe work should be awesome, meaningful, and fun.
How to Apply
Share your CV with us at www.simprints.com/careers. We respond to every application and look forward to meeting you!
The application closing date is 15 January. However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the vacancy might close earlier if a suitable applicant has been identified. Please apply as soon as possible.
Simprints is an equal opportunity employer. We pride ourselves in our firm commitment to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace. We aim to attract, hire, grow, and retain the most qualified candidates regardless of race, gender, ability, religion, nationality, age, sexuality, and other differences. We encourage interested and suitable candidates who are part of underrepresented groups to apply for this position.
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