Project Manager – Camara Educational Foundation Kenya

http://camara.org/

Position Title: Project Manager – Camara Educational Foundation Kenya  (GEC Project)

Reporting to: Africa Operations Manager

Contract:  6 Months (with possible extension as project needs dictate) 

Background

Camara is an International organisation dedicated to using technology to deliver 21st century  skills, and as such improve education in disadvantaged communities around the world…

Founded in 2005 in Ireland, the organisation has built a proven  model of ‘education delivery’ that is both sustainable and highly scalable.  Camara has provided  eLearning Centres to 2,500  schools in Africa,  Ireland and  the Caribbean – installed nearly 50,000 computers and trained over 12,000 teachers how to use the technology for learning purposes.  Some 700,000 children in poor communities have  been made digitally literate by us over this period.

Camara adopts a social enterprise model that sells a wide range of products and services (reused computers, educational software, training programs, technical support) to our Educational Hubs at heavily subsidised prices. The Hubs then  sell the Camara package into the schools and provide after- market  support. 

Camara Educational Foundation (Camara Kenya)  is a registered Kenyan  NGO and  has been in operation since  2006,  the longest standing operation in the Camara network.  In this time, the Hub has received and  dispatched 10,000 computers filled with educational material, in the form of e-Learning centres or labs, to over 500 schools, introduced quality training, such  as the Kenyan  Institute of Education approved Intel Teach Program for teachers and Camara’s SkillBuilder course and in 2013 become an accredited Cisco Academy.

Basic objective of the Role:  Plan and implement the roll-out of large ICT Intervention to schools across 3 counties in Kenya over a 6 month period.

Key Responsibilities:

Planning and Coordination: Identify, manage and coordinate project tasks and timelines to support the project deployment.

Develop / maintain full-scale project plans and  associated communication documents.

Logistics: Provide  the project management and lead in cross functional teams to meet challenging project commitments in line with agreed metrics.

Financial Management: Forecast requirements and prepare budgets; schedule expenditures;

analyse variances and initiate corrective actions.

Team  Management: Recruit, select, train, assign, schedule and coach your team. Communications: Effectively communicate project expectations to team  members and project partners/stakeholders in a clear and  timely fashion. 

Deliverables:

Computers loaded with Camara content delivered to schools

Network of eLearning Centre

Teacher training

Consulting and project management support to schools in their preparation of the eLearning

Centre room

Technical support to schools

End-of-life take-back

Key Competencies: 

●  Demonstrates passion and  enthusiasm for Camara’s vision, and motivates, leads, and empowers others to achieve organisational goals.

●  Demonstrated ability to lead teams within a project and  give direction to fellow team  members

to complete tasks to a defined timeline.

●  Strong  ability to resolve problems and determine system improvements whilst working.

●  Excellent communication skills to establish and  maintain positive working relationships with schools, partners, government, staff and   key stakeholders.

●  Personal commitment to organisational excellence; displays honesty, integrity, and a strong sense of ethics in all decision and  actions.

●  Is resilient; remains calm and deliberate under  conditions of stress.

●   Has the ability to organise time to the best  advantage of Camara.

●  Excellent oral and written communication.

Qualifications and Experience Required:

●  3 years+ Project/Programme management experience

●  Must have  previous experience working in a developing country

●  Project Financial & Budgetary controls

●  Fluent in English, Knowledge of Swahili would be beneficial

●   Educated to degree level

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