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Program Manager

Posted over 1 year ago by Re:Coded
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO

ABOUT THE ROLE

To support this mission, we are looking for someone to lead our team in Erbil, Iraq, as a Program Manager for our upcoming coding bootcamp. This role is essential for the successful rollout of the program as she or he will be responsible for the project life-cycle from A to Z - always in coordination with the Re:Coded management team globally. The Program Manager will supervise a local team of socially and tech-driven individuals whilst being the engine behind small and big components of our work in Erbil. This is also an opportunity to play a significant role in the growth and shape of a humanitarian startup leveraging innovation and entrepreneurship to create education and livelihoods opportunities for youth in challenging contexts.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • While supervising a small team based in Erbil, oversee day to day program activities to ensure they are implemented in accordance with work plan and budget.

  • Apply proven project management framework throughout project life-cycle, including assigning responsibility and ownership of project components, setting milestones for the completion of major tasks; breaking a complex project into manageable parts; organizing and sequencing tasks; managing budget, performance and donor expectations; and developing a project plan.

  • Personally drive project delivery and willingness to problem solve issues and actively remove obstacles to the completion of a project, including applying a "roll up the sleeves and fix it" attitude when necessary.

  • Closely manage progress against objectives, including highlighting roadblocks, managing the work-streams of others on the team, and driving full-team problem solving as required.

  • Effectively communicate the progress of projects across all stakeholders. 

  • Adopt a learning mindset and take personal responsibility for continuous performance improvement, and for supporting the ongoing growth and success of the team against its broader objectives.

  • Work with the Re:Coded management team to track program budgets, expenditures and ensure accurate projections. 

  • Document and communicate lessons learned on an ongoing basis with team. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in relevant field; or bachelor's degree with at least 5 years of progressive professional experience.

  • At least 3 years experience in project management and coordination. 

  • Experience in developing and managing a range of partners and teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with different audiences. 

  • Broad level understanding of programming (programming skills not necessary but a plus) or previous experience coordinating coding bootcamps is an asset. 

  • Experience with communication tools such as Slack and Trello. 

  • Experience with agile project management methodologies such as SCRUM.

  • Fluency in English; working knowledge of Arabic is an asset. 

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

  • Airfare to facilitate getting there, subsided housing and healthcare.   

  • A range of training and further growth opportunities for further professional development.

  • A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet amazing people, influence countless lives, and leave your mark on the global effort to combat the largest humanitarian crisis since WWII.

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Re:Coded is world-class coding bootcamp for refugees and displaced youth, the first of its kind in Iraq and Turkey, and digital pioneers in the MENA region. We provide technical and language traini...

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