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SANGONeT: Project Manager - Mobile Solutions

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 22:38
SANGONeT

SANGONeT: Project Manager - Mobile Solutions

Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, September 14, 2012
Opportunity type: 
Employment
(This is a re-advertisement, people who have applied before don't have to re-apply)

The Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) is a dynamic NGO providing a wide range of information communication technology (ICT) services to NGOs and other development organisations in the Southern African region.

SANGONeT seeks to appoint a Project Manager for a major multi-year Mobile Solutions for African Agriculture project.

The project aims to implement a number of mobile phone applications in conjunction with agricultural support organisations, to boost the income of small-scale farmers and increase the effectiveness of agricultural support programmes in Africa.

The position will be based in Johannesburg, with extensive travel required in Southern and Eastern Africa.

Responsibilities:
  • Manage the development and implementation of a number of mobile applications aimed at small-scale farmers;
  • Manage relationships between implementation partners, technical service providers and long-term sustainability partners;
  • Manage support and training staff in Zambia and Kenya;
  • Produce project and other reports for donors and project partners;
  • Explore opportunities for additional work/opportunities in the field by presenting at workshops and conferences
Requirements:
  • Relevant degree in development or related field;
  • Minimum of five years experience in an NGO or similar organisation, preferably with some experience of a rural OR technology environment;
  • Postgraduate project management, technical or business qualification would be a recommendation;
  • Experience in managing a monitoring and evaluation process within a project context;
  • Interest, experience, or knowledge of mobile technology;
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to travel between 25-35% of the time;
  • Valid driver’s licence and passport.
SANGONeT offers a competitive salary, appropriate benefits and an interesting and supportive work environment.

This will be a two-year contract.

To apply, submit a CV with the contact details of three references and a short covering letter speaking directly to the job requirements, to info@sangonet.org.za.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more about SANGONeT, refer to www.sangonet.org.za.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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