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About Walking for Water

Walking for Water is seeking an enthusiastic Project Manager Developer to join our Project Group. As a nonprofit organization that provides clean water solutions in developing countries, we rely on volunteers to help fulfill our mission.


About Project Manager Role

In this role, you will work with our Project Group to manage the validation process for project applications.

A successful candidate will have strong leadership experience and skills and be able to step into our Project Group as a team leader.

We look for a person who can understand the bigger picture behind our projects, and is able to make rational decisions for rejecting or accepting applications based on our guidelines, delegate work, and motivate our volunteer-run team.

Experience with project management software is a plus, but not a prerequisite. You will be given an opportunity to restructure our project funnel and to lead the groups’ operations as you see fit. 

Your work will directly impact our on-site projects and contribute to our mission of establishing clean water access in African communities.


Qualifications

  • Leadership and managerial experience.

  • Project management, design, and implementation experience.

  • Skilled at team management and team building, preferably in a remote setting.

  • Creative problem solver and good at creating and maintaining structure.

  • Experience with project management and/or pipedrive software, such as Monday, Atlassian, Pipedrive, or HubSpot, is a plus.

  • Motivational or transformational leadership style.

  • A degree in General Management, Project Management, Engineering, Business, or other related fields is a plus.

  • Fluent in English. Fluency in Danish is a plus.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Remotely manage and lead our Project Group responsible for all on-site water projects in Africa.

  • Manage our Project Validation Process from reviewing an application to handing over finished pumps.

  • Establish a consistent meeting schedule within your team and delegate work as you see fit.

  • Motivate and activate your team as needed.

  • Customize and renew our project management systems if you see fit.

  • Cooperate with our other working groups and on-site partners as needed.


Additional Information

Please note, that no monetary compensation is provided with this position. Walking for Water is a 100% volunteer-run NGO. 

However, you will gain valuable project management and NGO management experience. More importantly, you can make a big difference in communities lacking safe drinking water.

Eager to leverage your web skills for a good cause? Submit an application if you are interested in this opportunity.

For more information or questions please contact us at tiia@walkingforwater.dk

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Remote work allowed
Remote work allowed

You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.

Unlimited holiday
Unlimited holiday

Take time to relax and reboot when you need it.

Work life balance
Work life balance

Carve out time for your kids, friends and personal cider projects.

Working at
Walking for Water

W4W is a danish NGO working for Clean Water and Sanitation for all. Our main area of operation is Africa. So far we've raised funds for about 50 water pumps for poor communities across five African countries. Communities in need apply on our website for clean water assistance. We review the requests and our local partners visit promising communities to evaluate needs and provide borehole installation quotes. We then fundraise, mainly from Danish companies and donors, to sponsor water projects matched to communities. Our partners handle borehole establishment and provide project updates and photos to sustain engaged support. This model allows donors to directly aid worthy recipients in achieving life-changing clean water access. Our organisation is completely run by volunteers: - The Board of Directors (Elected annually by members. Take major decisions and give directions) - The Project Group (Validating applications, communicating with local partners, bargaining with contractors and sending funds) - The Web Group (Updating the website) - The SoMe group (Handing content creation and posting of annonces and organic posts on the organisations SoMe handles) - The Members Group (Responsible for recruiting and keeping passive members and volunteers) *Group currently empty* - The Sponsor Group (Responsible for finding sponsors for our projects) *Group currently empty* We need assistance to innovate and run vital parts of our operations. Let us hear from you, if you'd like to get involved!

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