Job Posting: Project Coordinator for the Self Help Group Digital Platform

Hello ICT4D community,

We’re happy to announce a job opening for a Project Coordinator for our
Self Help Group digital platform. This position is location independent and
half-time, and we’d be very grateful if you’d circulate this with your

Thanks in advance!

  • Elie Calhoun

Director of Operations, Code Innovation
Faculty, Singularity University

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Title: Project Coordinator for the Self Help Group Digital Platform

*Thematic areas: *Education, m-learning, poverty alleviation,
entrepreneurship, ICT4D, women’s empowerment, micro-finance, micro-savings,
Africa, India

Commitment: Half-time, with some international travel

Location: Location independent, with Internet access required

*Duration: *18 months, starting in November 2016

*Salary: *USD $4,000 per month

*Project overview: *In 2013, Code Innovation partnered with Tearfund
Ethiopia and One Hen, Inc. to digitize a powerful development program
called Self Help Groups (SHG), creating a free and open mobile resource in
Swahili and Amharic to help these groups self-organize and self-advance. To
date, the Self Help Group mobile app has reached over a thousand users with
its curriculum and facilitation guide. For the next 18 months, we will be
significantly building out the app, including new language versions, new
thematic content and new features and functionality, so that it can be used
by new global partners implementing SHGs and similar approaches.

Activities: The Project Coordinator will support the SHG Digital Platform
team with the following:

  1. Test new versions of the app for quality assurance before they are

released. This includes formal bug and issue tracking;

  1. Coordinate User Acceptance Testing with teams in the field before

each new version can be released with our implementing partners;

  1. Track and report on the statistics generated by the app’s admin

dashboard and Google analytics;

  1. Train new partners in how to use the app and assist in the creation

of digital training materials;

  1. Help to provide ongoing technical and program support to

facilitators and coordinators in the field;

  1. Assist with developing new content for the app and ensuring quality

of different curricular texts in a variety of languages
(translator-assistance will be provided);

  1. Draft internal communications materials for our coalition of

partners and stakeholders; Moderate the social section of the platform to
encourage purposeful sharing of stories and best practices between

  1. Contribute to the team’s day-to-day discussions and problem solving.

During the last 6 months of the project, the Project Coordinator will train
and supervise a Product Tester to assist her with quality assurance and app

*Qualifications: *We’re seeking a Project Coordinator who is engaged in
using technology for social impact. As our product scales and attracts
wider buy-in and support, we need a technical, detail-oriented Coordinator
to keep track of all the moving pieces of a significantly complex build and
to shepherd the SHG app through this exciting phase of development.
Attention to detail is a must, combined with the ability to organize and
maintain large, dynamic spreadsheets and databases. You will be working on
your own schedule without close supervision, so you will need to show that
you have experience working in this kind of open environment successfully.
Because our partners are scattered around the globe, you must also be
willing to join phone calls at awkward times of day, at least a couple
times each month. International experience is highly relevant, particularly
in the ICT4D sector. A track record of working in Sub-Saharan Africa is a
big advantage. Experience training people in the use of complicated
technology is also an advantage.

There is room for growth within our organization, up into strategic and
leadership positions. If you’re interested in development work and program
design and in becoming more expert in any of the areas that we operate,
please describe this ambition within your cover letter so that we see your
motivation and growth potential. This is not a requirement by any means, as
we will also have a steady supply of positions like this one.

To apply: Please email your CV and cover letter to Elie Calhoun, Director
of Operations at Code Innovations: Applications
should be submitted by COB on 11 November 2016. Shortlisted candidates will
be contacted by 18 November 2016. Strong candidates who respond quickly may
be interviewed and accepted even quicker.