Join the Summer Team
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.
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 30th March 2018
|Application deadline||Until Filled|
Summer Team Training
Crisis Management Training
Project Manager Training
|Project Dates||30th June - 8th September 2018 (Provisional)|
|Summer Team Debrief||TBC|
Other Summer Team Roles
Chris is a Project Coordinator in both Kakamega and Kisii over Summer 2016.