Project Manager, TEGA USA

  • Location
  • Other
  • Department
  • Project Management
  • Salary & Benefits
  • Competitive
  • Vacancy Type
  • Fixed Term Contract
  • Job Advert Description
  • Location:                     Denver, Colorado

    Contract:                     Full time - 12 month contract

    Research is key way we inform our work and one of the ways that we ensure girls and young people are at the heart of what Girl Effect and its partners do is through TEGA.

    TEGA stands for Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors. TEGAs are girls aged 18-24 who are trained to conduct research via a mobile application. We’ve designed the app so girls can become digital interviewers, collecting real-time data about their communities in the form of audio, videos and photos, as well as traditional survey data.

    Over 200 TEGAs are currently collecting qualitative data in Nigeria, Malawi, Rwanda and India on subjects including education, health, safety and economic empowerment. Last year we set up our first TEGA network in the US, in Saginaw, Michigan. We’re now looking to launch a second network in Adams County, Denver, Colorado. This network will focus on conducting research to inform partners working to improve educational outcomes for young people in the area.

    What You’ll Do

    The Project Manager will be required to work on a full-time basis, based in Denver with the potential to travel on business.

    The Project Manager will work in close collaboration with the TEGA Team, Evidence team, Girl Specialist team and Finance and Operations teams - both in London and the country offices. The Project Manager will also work closely with our external global research and technology partners based in London.

    Key Responsibilities

    1. Project Management:

    • Managing the set-up of a TEGA network in Adam’s County;
    • Management of local implementing partners;
    • Track teams, agencies and local partners’ deliverables and flag to team if they are off track in terms of timeframe and/or budget;
    • Work closely with the team to ensure project management and reporting tools are in place and fit for purpose;
    • Field visits to support coordination and organization of TEGA research projects and/or training;
    • Invoicing and processing;
    • Conduct ongoing risk assessments with local partner and manage safety assessments and safeguarding procedures where necessary;
    • Manage TEGA fieldwork and training activities alongside the local partner, leading on respondent recruitment, research consent and other fieldwork activities;
    • Supporting Girl Effect and local partner on TEGA training agendas and delivering TEGA training, assisting with all operational logistics;
    • Supporting with tech troubleshooting of the TEGA phones where necessary and keeping a log of all tech issues.

    2. Research Consortium Management:

    • Management of setup of local Denver research consortium;
    • Creation and management of Denver TEGA research calendar; 
    • Leading on regular research consortium meetings - recording outputs and following up on actions.

    3. General support and coordination:

    • Organise and lead project meetings, logistics, team attendance and note taking (for consortium and other external projects);
    • Manage TEGA budget;
    • New research location process management in collaboration with other team members;
    • Maintaining a database of TEGA’s and local partners.

    Expected results/outcomes

    These will be finalised in collaboration with the selected candidate but are likely to include:

    • Successful management of Denver TEGA network;
    • Successful development of project management tools, quality assured and approved by Girl Effect London;
    • Management of project management tools and status reports highlighting; progress made on consortium setup and network management, as well flagging any risks on delivering to timeframe and budget;
    • Management of strong relationships with, and successful coordination of, the relevant Girl Effect teams, consortium members and local partner, tracking their progress against timeframe and deliverables, escalating to the Global TEGA team as/when risks arise;
    • Successful set up of a consortium of partners who would serve as research clients including recruiting members and managing engagement.

    Who You Are

    • Minimum 5 years project management experience;
    • Proven experience and success in project managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders;
    • Ability to communicate and build strong relationships with senior stakeholders, consultants, vendors and clients;
    • Pioneers attitude: Thrives in being part of a pioneering team, who often break new ground and invent new and disruptive ways of working;
    • Have a strong network of connections within Denver.

    General: 

    • A collaborative team player;
    • Culturally aware and respectful - curious and sensitive about the cultures in which we operate;
    • Ability to work effectively in multicultural teams with varying expertise, skills and backgrounds;
    • Adaptable - able to work in complex, unfamiliar and changing environments;
    • Excellent critical analysis and thinking skills;
    • Positive, energetic, can-do attitude;
    • Right to work in the USA and valid passport. 
  • Closing Date
  • 26/02/2018