Project management is critical to DataKind’s success—every project or event involves social impact partners, funders, and volunteer data scientists collaborating with DataKind staff to create tools and insights that maximize impact.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Product, the Project Manager (parental leave coverage) will ensure the success of key DataKind programming by managing select partner relationships and overseeing all aspects of project management. The Project Manager will set deadlines, assign responsibilities, and monitor and summarize the progress of projects while ensuring deliverables fall within the applicable scope and budget.
The Project Manager will support up to 4 projects, two for which are in Kenya, for the period of mid-July to end of November that are part of DataKind’s portfolio of work in Economic Resilience. They will be a cross-functional team member, coordinating projects and deliverables across DataKind. In this role, you’ll be part of the Product team and work closely with our Global Volunteers, Business Development, Communications, and Operations teams, as well as with our project partners.
This is a remote international position open to candidates who reside in Kenya and requires the majority of working hours each day to fall between 8am and 6pm Eastern Standard Time.
The Project Manager will be responsible for the following during the course of the engagement:
Engage with partners and volunteers in DataKind’s flagship program, the DataCorps
Manage the successful and timely execution of projects
DataKind is a global nonprofit dedicated to harnessing the power of data science and artificial intelligence (AI) in the service of humanity. DataKind matches skilled volunteers from academia and industry with visionary changemakers, collaboratively designing innovative solutions to tough social challenges.
People are at the center of our process: DataKind celebrates human-centered design principles that focus on the “why,” the “for whom,” and the “should we” long before we ever get going on the “what.” We’ll continue our work until all people and all communities can use digital technology for the outcomes they want to see, with an emphasis on including those who have historically been excluded from the technology sector or will be impacted by the intervention.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter with two references detailing their interest in our mission and qualifications for the position to Nelsa Pena at email@example.com.
DataKind is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups in tech to apply. DataKind does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected category.
Applicants must be legally able to work in Kenya.