Dakar, Dakar Region, Senegal
Global Services Team - Full-time
Terms of Reference for Consultant
Title : Project Manager - Consultant
Organization : Dimagi West Africa
Location of Assignment : Dakar, Senegal
Language(s) Required : English and French
Travel : Yes
Duration of Contract : 24 months
Founded out of Harvard and MIT in 2002, Dimagi is an award-winning global technology company with an impact-focused business model that delivers open source technology to help underserved communities in over 60 countries around the world.
Our team of exceptional software developers, engineers, public health and development specialists, consultants, and field staff apply their experience to further public health and well-being.
What We Do
We work on a broad range of international development issues, including strengthening community health programs, electronic medical records, care coordination, remote data collection, and in various other sectors such as agriculture.
We have projects in over 67 countries including Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Ethiopia, India, Bangladesh, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Mexico, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Kenya, Afghanistan and the United States.
We are highly collaborative with partner organizations, and strong advocates for open-source. At Dimagi, you will have the opportunity to grow your skill set as well as make a real impact across the world.
All of our Project Managers spend between 10 - 30% each year traveling to field sites, implementing projects, and interacting with different stakeholders from government officials to end users.
Scope of Work
Dimagi is seeking a Project Manager (PM) to drive the implementation and delivery of a number of ICT4D projects in West and Francophone Africa and support staff that manage those projects.
Dimagi’s West Africa team has partnerships with international non-profit organizations to implement national scale digital health systems which will involve the design, development and large scale deployment of mobile applications and data dashboards for community health programs.
The PM will be responsible for supporting these interventions in one or more of the following countries : Burkina Faso, Benin, Madagascar and Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In parallel, we are also expanding our technology to support small scale farmer holders. The PM will be part of a pioneering team that will demonstrate the value add of enterprise technology for the Agriculture sector.
We are looking for a dedicated and versatile individual who is eager to work in a small, team-oriented, and impact-driven organization.
The objectives for thisconsultancyare :
Potential for supporting organizations using Dimagi’s technology in other sectors such as microfinance or last mile supply management and distribution.
There may be potential to travel to other offices of Dimagi as well.
Roles & Responsibilities
The consultant will carry out all responsibilities of the Project Manager including but not limited to :
The consultant will report to a Senior Project Manager and / or the Country Director on a weekly basis to demonstrate fulfillment of their objectives and responsibilities.
Guidance and support will be provided by the Dimagi West Africa team.
Required Consultant Qualifications :
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
May also require working with private sector or government stakeholders in the agriculture sector.
DesiredKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Work Schedule and Duration :
This a full time consultancy for a duration of 24 months with a focus on project service delivery. It is expected that you will work with the staff in the Dimagi West Africa office in Dakar, Senegal.
There is flexibility to manage your hours and balance office time with working from home upon discussion with your manager.
Dimagi is a family friendly and flexible organization and tries to be accomodating for people who need family time. Consultants can work with their manager to determine time off, and adjust work schedules as needed, on a case by case basis.
The consultancy can be terminated by either party by giving 2 weeks of written notice.
Monthly consultancy fees will depend on level of experience and qualifications but will be competitive with local rates.
The consultant will be reimbursed for any travel or business related expenses and medical expenses incurred during the course of work.
For consultants not currently based in Senegal, Dimagi will pay for 1 return air fare to and from the consultant’s home base every 12 months during the consultancy.
You’ll have a stake in the future success of Dimagi by receiving stock options.
Why this is an amazing opportunity