africanDRONE (aD) is seeking a part-time (4 half-days per week) Project Manager in Nairobi, Kenya to assist the ExCo Fellow with project related tasks, but also independently grow the organisation. The Project Manager will be working directing with the ExCo Fellow but will be reporting into the COO in Cape Town.
aD is incubated and supported by Code for Africa, and has a presence in Cape Town, Tanzania and Kenya, with members from across the continent. aD is developing an on-the-ground presence in Kenya to facilitate growth of the organisation in East Africa. aD wants to be the primary catalyst and change agent in the UAV-for-good space in Africa.
The East African hub will be managed by the aD ExCo Regional Fellow, whose focus will be on identifying strategic organisations, institutions, and individuals for affiliation/partnership, and then spearheading recruitment. Institutional partners are what will help aD build its member services, create credibility amongst funders / commercial operators, and underpin any advocacy/lobbying.
The Project Manager will assist the ExCo Fellow in managing the Kenya office and its projects, in particular drive regional network development by identifying and recruiting potential members, as well as identifying and building relationships with institutional partners.
The project will run for six months initially, with an option to renew.
You have experience managing projects. You’re passionate about innovative systems, processes, and productivity hacks and comfortable working with diverse teams. You are a self-starter who does independent research, takes initiative and goes above and beyond to deliver results. You might already be managing projects in the civic tech space, which would be an advantage. Experience and skill in project management and communication tools such as Slack, Trello and Google products is essential. Experience in social media curation and management is highly advantageous, as is the ability to network and communicate with a variety of people, from civic leaders at policy-making level through to drone pilot members from across the continent.
Applicants should send their CV and cover letter to email@example.com before December 5, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.