Country Implementation Manager

from Flowminder Foundation
Closing date: 03 Nov 2019

Country Implementation Manager

Southampton, Hampshire (with international travel)

About Us

Flowminder is a pioneering, internationally operating non-profit organisation that supports disaster relief and development efforts through the analysis of de-identified data gained from mobile phones and household surveys.

We’re now looking for a French-speaking Country Implementation Manager to support the delivery of the GRID3 programme.

The GRID3 programme, funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), is a global initiative that aims to improve the capacity of low- and middle-income countries to create, use and share high-resolution data on population distributions, administrative boundaries and other key geospatial features to support countries’ decision-making processes. The programme has a strong potential to positively influence the lives of millions of vulnerable people.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £45,181 - £55,064 per annum

  • Potential for some home working - Enhance your experience with a leading not-for-profit

  • Collaborate with a talented, passionate team You’ll have the chance to collaborate with a talented team of researchers, GIS (geographic information system) specialists, project managers and technical staff who are all working towards the same goal.

So, if you’re looking to take on an exciting role and get involved with work that’s making a difference on a global scale, we’d love to hear from you.

The Role

As the Country Implementation Manager, you’ll co-ordinate the successful delivery of Flowminder’s components of the GRID3 programme, as well as the components of WorldPop, an organisation dedicated to providing accurate global datasets on human populations. Specifically, you’ll co-ordinate aspects of the GRID3 programme in a variety of low and middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

You’ll act as a vital bridge between academic and technical teams, as well as the governments and partners in your designated countries. You’ll ensure that project deliverables match government requests, products are delivered on time and governments are supported to make best use of the data provided by researchers.

Additionally, you will:

  • Work with colleagues to establish and maintain clear lines of communication in-country with relevant partners and stakeholders - Research and report on data and training needs and priorities

  • Encourage governments to utilise our data products

  • Identify, log and take steps to mitigate project risks About You To join us as a Country Implementation Manager, you’ll need:

  • Significant experience of working within international development projects or on government projects in low and middle-income countries

  • Experience of working in multicultural environments - Previous experience of working with international partners in programmes funded by international donors, such as DFID and/or BMGF

  • A track record of liaising with academic researchers - Demonstrable experience of managing complex projects

  • A postgraduate qualification in geography, demography, GIS applied in the social sciences, statistics or equivalent experience with significant quantitative elements

  • Fluency in French, in addition to English (fluency in any other languages would be beneficial)

  • The willingness and ability to travel internationally Other companies may call this role Project Implementation Manager, Programme Implementation Manager, Project Manager, Programme Manager, International Development Project Manager or International Development Programme Manager.

Flowminder are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be. So, if you’re looking to make a real difference as a Country Implementation Manager, please apply today.

How to apply:

Applicants should email with your cv and covering letter (preferably in pdf format):

The closing date for this role is the 3rd November 2019.

Please note that due to the very high volume of applications we receive, we greatly regret that we are unable to send personalised acknowledgements or give feedback on applications. If you do not hear from us by the 17th November 2019 you should assume that you have not been shortlisted. Only applications with both of the requested components will be considered.