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Software Projects Manager -Uganda

Do you want your work to matter? Do you want to use your skills to make a difference, not just a living? Do you want to improve millions of lives, including your own?
 
Living Goods works to reinvent how we improve the lives of the under-served. We think big, but operate lean and nimble. We train community health workers to bring life-saving products and health services to families’ doorsteps.   Services like prenatal assessments and well baby visits. Products like medicines, fortified foods, and modern contraceptives.  


We also empower community health workers through mobile phones. We teach them how to detect and treat common illnesses like pneumonia, malaria, malnutrition, and diarrhea. We develop smart phone apps to guide home visits and create predictive algorithms to make the best use of community health workers' time.  And we test new cool tools like paperless referrals to clinics and biosensors to monitor infant and child growth.
 
At Living Goods, you will have the chance to apply your ideas and creativity at work every day.  If you work well in a dynamic collaborative culture, set high standards, and meet challenges with determination and a sense of humor, you’ll thrive here at Living Goods.


The Opportunity

Living Goods (LG) has an exciting opportunity and seeks an IT professional to coordinate new IT initiatives and ensure proper roll out across our network of Community Health Promoters (CHPs) and potential new partners.  This role is critical to our efforts to scale our impact and achieve our mission through high impact user focused technology...

The Software Projects Manager will plan, organize, and integrate cross-functional information technology projects that are significant in scope and impact and will also coordinate the work of other IT and administrative staff to deliver new systems/software. The core elements of the job are about organizing people and time resources, and seeing projects through from inception to completion.

Up to 30% upcountry travel required


Responsibilities:

  • Develop project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Develop detailed project plans, goals, and budgets; identifying resources needed and perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Organise and manage all phases of the project to ensure on-time completion, within scope and within budget
  • Initiate, review, or approve modifications to project plans.
  • Develop schedules and methods for tracking projects and measuring results
  • Prepare project status reports by collecting, analysing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Schedule and facilitate meetings related to information technology projects.
  • Identify need for initial or supplemental project resources.
  • Coordinate recruitment or selection of project personnel.
  • Prepare requests for proposals and conduct all necessary meetings to facilitate selection of project services and products
  • Plan and oversee the preparation and dissemination of project communications.
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Key Performance Indicators/ Performance Goals:
  • Number of projects delivered on-time within scope and budget

Minimum Qualifications     

  • 5 years+ of work experience in information technology.  A minimum of 1 year in a similar position
  • Relevant educational background, preferably in the fields of computer science or engineering
  • Solid technical background, with understanding or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies
  • Proven working experience as a project administrator in the information technology projects. PMP/PRINCE II certification is a plus
  • Excellent client-facing and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrable attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
  • Please note that only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be considered.

Compensation:

A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity.  The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

 

Living Goods is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. Living Goods does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Our current job openings are displayed on our website, where you can search for open positions and apply directly.  Living Goods does not offer any positions without an interview and never asks candidates for money.  If you are asked for money, we strongly recommend that you do not respond and do not send money or personal information.

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