IT Projects Manager Job Placement – Living Goods (LG)

Projects Manager
Organisation: Living
Goods (LG)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Technology
& Innovation Manager
About US:
Living Goods (LG) seeks to
improve the lives of tens of millions of underserved customers by
revolutionizing the way community health is delivered in the developing world. 
To do this, Living Goods not only grows its own business operations, but also
dramatically magnifies its impact through large-scale partnerships. 
Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go
door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while
selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods,
water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights.
Job Summary: The IT
Projects Manager will 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 IT 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.
Key Duties and 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
  • Create
    and maintain comprehensive project documentation
Key Performance Indicators/ Performance Goals:
Number of projects delivered
on-time within scope and budget

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    applicant for the Living Goods IT Projects Manager must hold a relevant educational
    background, preferably in the fields of computer science or engineering
  • Four
    years of work experience in information technology.  One year in a similar position
  • 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
Compensation: A
competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including
health insurance, vacation, and a bonus opportunity. The opportunity to enter
an exciting career path within a fast and growing mission driven team.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online at the web link
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