UPDWG community manager – United States of America – ReliefWeb

VillageReach transforms health care delivery to reach everyone, so that each person has the health care needed to thrive. We develop solutions that improve equity and access to primary health care**.** This includes making sure products are available when and where they are needed and primary health care services are delivered to the most under-reached. Radical collaboration with governments, the private sector and other partners strengthen our ability to scale and sustain these solutions. Our work increases access to quality health care for more than 58 million people in Africa. VillageReach in incorporated in Washington State and has offices in Seattle (USA), Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, and Mozambique.
VillageReach seeks an experienced and highly motivated individual to join the Communications Team as the UAV for Payload Delivery Working Group (UPDWG) Community Manager. UPDWG is a global knowledge and resource sharing community whose goal is to accelerate the introduction of drone delivery into supply chains. UPDWG started as a small community founded by VillageReach, and has grown into a global network of over 400 members from 60+ countries. As UPDWG’s reach has grown, so has its recognition as a thought leader and value as a connector within the drone delivery ecosystem.
The UPDWG Community Manager will work closely with community members (drone service providers, NGOs, donors, governments, academics and more) to foster a vibrant, effective and financially sustainable online community. This is a dynamic role requiring a candidate who will own the strategic direction, programming and financial sustainability of UPDWG. The ideal candidate is highly self-motivated, excellent in written and verbal communication, and capable of seeding and managing strategic partnerships. This is an excellent opportunity to join a mission-oriented, global organization.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
Financial Sustainability – 35%
Community Management – 35%
Event coordination and facilitation – 25%
Cross-Cutting – 5%
Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
The following competencies reflect what is expected of all VillageReach employees; including examples of how one might demonstrate each of these competencies in one’s role.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
VillageReach has no private offices, employees work in a shared, open environment with task and conference rooms accessible to employees for privacy and meetings. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Due to the time zone differences between our Seattle office and our Country Offices and location of other global staff and UPDWG community members, this position will be required to work flexibly between the hours of 8am – 6pm Eastern Standard Time. Applicant must be comfortable working outside of a physical office and using remote communication channels (MS Teams, Zoom, WhatsApp) to perform their duties.
VillageReach is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. We believe that diverse, equitably weighted perspectives foster an organizational capacity to create novel solutions that improve health in the most underserved and hard-to-reach areas. To align our values, innovations and impact, VillageReach is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse global workforce.
**Preference will be given to applicants legally eligible to work in Sub-Saharan Africa where VillageReach currently has staff (**Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zimbabwe) or Maryland, New York, Virginia, WA DC in the USA.
This is an immediate hire and therefore resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until August 19, 2022. To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter, and a professional business oriented writing sample, from a previous or current business project, to our online portal for initial screening: http://www.villagereach.org/join-us/
After initial screening, applicants may be requested to submit an additional writing or presentation sample before selection for final interview.
VillageReach is committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults, and beneficiaries with whom it engages. We expect everyone working with us to share this commitment through our code of conduct.All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which may include criminal records. VillageReach participates in the Misconduct Disclosure Scheme and, in line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By applying, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
VillageReach has an established compensation structure that is based on the relevant market and internally transparent. We hire people into the established range based on one’s experience and education and considering internal equity. We do not inquire about salary history.
To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter, and a professional business oriented writing sample, from a previous or current business project, to our online portal for initial screening: http://www.villagereach.org/join-us/
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