India: Project Director
|Closing Date : 2017-03-01|
Duty Station : Bangalore, India
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Closing date: 01 Mar 2017
Founded out of Harvard and MIT in 2002, Dimagi is a small, award-winning global technology company with an impact-focused business model that delivers open source technology to help under-served communities in over 50 countries around the world. Our team of exceptional software developers, engineers, public health and development specialists, and field staff apply their experience in technology development, implementation, and global health care delivery to further public health and well-being.
Dimagiis seeking a Project Manager to drive the implementation and delivery of mHealth projects in India. We are looking for a dedicated and versatile individual who is eager to work in a small, team-oriented, and impact-driven organization.
The objectives for this position are to take on overall accountability for a project, to ensure all business requirements are managed correctly, expectations are coordinated across multiple stakeholders, and deliverables are implemented in a timely fashion. The Project Manager will also coordinate project teams and senior client relationships, as well as the scope of the intervention.
The successful candidate will drive industry-changing improvements to frontline healthcare delivery in low resource settings. The position will include some travel around India, both to larger metropolitan areas for partner meetings as well as the remote corners of the country where community workers use our products to improve rural health. You will join our team of local and international staff to learn and share best practices and expertise from across the globe.
Compensation will depend on level of experience and qualifications but will be competitive with local rates. We request a 2-year commitment for this position, but employment is at-will according to company policies.
ResponsibilitiesManaging the coordination and implementation of mobile technology projects working with project partners, our field team, and occasionally with international team of software developersCoordinate and support Field Managers and other staff to leverage diverse skill sets and maximize team effectiveness and satisfactionIn keeping with Dimagi s culture as a flat organization, work alongside Field Managers in building applications, visiting community field sites, and training partner staffDrive the definition of requirements, design and development of CommCare implementationsManage expectations of a wide range of project stakeholders in terms of functionality, scope of the system, and supportCoordinate with vendors both within and outside of India to ensure an end-to-end solution.Stay on top of the bigger picture. Prepare and maintain a detailed project plan outlining the activities, necessary steps, critical paths, resources and risks and dependencies as the project progressesLead team meetings to review project progress, mitigate risks, coordinate tasks, ensure quality implementation.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesPassionate about making an impact by serving the under-servedExcellent communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written. Able to drive strategic conversations with a range of stakeholdersDemonstrated initiative and comfort with unstructured problemsSelf-motivated team player, with proven capabilities to lead a project independentlyAbility to work with all levels of an organization and to excel working in a cross cultural team environmentStrong, innovative and creative problem solverFlexibility in order to manage multiple tasks at the same time.Excellent time management and efficient working practicesAdaptability and interest in wearing many different hatsQuick learner, collaborative, and client-orientedFluent in oral and written EnglishAnalytical problem-solver
Required Education and ExperienceBachelor s or Master s degree in public health, international development, engineering, technology, or other related fields6+ years of relevant work experienceProject management experience. Planning and organizational skills that result in successful implementation and follow through on project-based workExperience managing people directly, or through a small project team when leading a projectCommunication skills necessary to work with a variety of partners and constituents at all levels of the health system.
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesMBA/Management Degree/Diploma or some equivalent management courseStrong understanding of project management tool and methodologiesSignificant preference for fluency in HindiExperience working on technology projects or productsExperience working in an international team
Other Job PerksTeam Summits. The entire team will get together at least annually to meet each other, discuss goals, debate strategy, and have some fun. Read about two staff members takes on summits in Cape Townand Dakar.Each year, you will get 30 days paid time off.Trust and flexibility. We conduct extensive interviews to make sure we only hire the best. From the moment you join, you will not only take on significant responsibility, you will also be trusted to flexibly manage your hours and balance office time with working from home. 12 weeks of parental leaveDo you like travel? You will get significant travel experiences, if so desired, often to very off-the-beaten-path locations (where the real work happens). You will also get unique opportunities to travel internationally within your first two years, either to a different country for project travel, to a different country office, or both.Extensive onboarding. This includes 2 weeks of training, followed by shadowing on existing projects, location depending on project availability. In your first months with Dimagi, you will be trained and get to practice all the core skills of our team, including application configuration, field testing, and training, so that you are well equipped to play a leadership role in our organization.If you are asked to move to a country that is not where you are from, you are eligible for one round-trip flight home per year, paid for by Dimagi.
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