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The Project Manager Role

Our Project Managers are key to the success of our summer programme. They are responsible for ensuring our projects run smoothly, supporting our volunteers, and managing the rest of the Summer Team. The role offers a great opportunity to gain leadership experience in the early stage of your career.

Role Outline

Project Managers have the following responsibilities:

Managing our volunteers

This position involves pastoral duties such as visiting project workers in schools and accompanying volunteers to hospital when needed, providing advice on school-related issues, and ensuring that our code of conduct is adhered to.

Managing the Summer Team

As part of this role you will need to make sure that our Project Coordinators are briefed upon arrival in East Africa; hold regular meetings with the team to plan, support, and monitor their work; and ensure that our code of conduct is adhered to.

Managing project delivery

The job requires you to: ensure that all volunteers complete their projects where able; deliver training on site; manage and support the implementation of our programme; collaborate with the Pre-summer Team to ensure that all necessary information is given to our volunteers; prepare and organise meetings such as the HT Conference, Mid-summer Meeting, and HT Debrief; manage the summer budget; and update all incident logs.

Managing communications within EPAfrica

Project Managers will act as the principal point of contact between our sites in East Africa and the charity in the UK. The role, also, involves sending weekly updates to both Project Workers and Coordinators.

Managing relationships with our East African contacts

As part of this position you may have to: make official visits to NGOs and government offices; work with local friends of the charity; and distribute our Annual Report to the charity’s stakeholders.

Managing School Selection and Progression

When in East Africa our Project Managers will visit potential and past partner schools to assess their suitability to work with EPAfrica in the future and update stakeholders on changes within the charity.

Application Deadline: Friday 10th March 2017

Important Dates

 Application deadline  Until Filled
 Training  Summer Team Training

 Crisis Management Training

 Project Manager Training

 Project Dates  27th June - 7th September 2017
 Summer Team Debrief  23rd September 2017

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