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Program Manager

Nairobi, Kenya
Full Time Senior Data & Technology - Data & Tech

Position Summary:
Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Look no further! Rainforest Alliance is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Program Manager to join our exceptional team. As a Program Manager, you will play a crucial role in leading all aspects of and managing our IT projects, ensuring their successful implementation and delivery.

As a world-class organization committed to sustainability and environmental conservation, Rainforest Alliance offers a unique opportunity for individuals who are passionate about making a difference.

Responsibilities:

  • Successfully manage and lead all aspects of a portfolio of IT data projects and programs, ensuring flawless execution and timely delivery

  • Accountable for relevant initiative level planning and alignment, data-based forecasting, reporting, identifying and resolving program level risks and blockers

  • Support IT and data program roadmap development, tracking delivery across initiatives, dependencies across the extended organization and maintaining consistency of approach and a clear governance framework

  • Coordinating testing and program quality assurance of the developed product and release to customers, e.g. readiness decisions and post release retro / lessons learnt discussions

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to determine project scope, objectives, and deliverables

  • Acting as a trusted advisor to the Product, Technology & Domain Leads collaborating with them to deliver business and customer value

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or a related field, or equivalent experience

  • Proven track record of at least 8 years in in leading IT programs and program management

  • At least 3 years of management experience in an international IT environment.

  • Demonstrated experience in IT strategic program development and implementation.

  • Strong experience with both commercial make and buy software development (SLDC), and offshore supplier management; using Agile methodologies such as SAFe

  • Knowledge of emerging technology trends such as LLM / AI, and their practical implementation are a major plus

  • A solid background in data orientated program delivery, data lake warehouse formation a major plus

  • Strong project and program management skills with an emphasis on delivering a portfolio of diverse date, software and technology vendors programs, professional certifications such as PMP expected

  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Experienced people manager with a proven ability to coach, supervise and motivatestaff, ideally through continuous transformation

  • Familiarity with environmental and sustainability issues is a plus.


At Rainforest Alliance, we believe in fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment. We are an equal opportunity employer and value the unique perspectives and contributions of all our employees. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations/adjustments for individuals with disabilities to ensure they have an equal opportunity to compete for this position.

If you are an ambitious and proven Project & Program Manager looking to make a real impact, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Join our team and be a part of our mission to protect and restore our planet's most precious resources.

Apply now and let's work together to successfully implement sustainable solutions for a better future.

Job Level: 3

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Deadline: 26 July 2024

Notes: Only candidates authorized to work in Kenya will be considered.

If you have any questions about the job vacancy, please contact the HR department: recruitment@ra.org

Who we are:The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities. To achieve our mission, we partner with diverse allies around the world to drive positive change across global supply chains and in many of our most critically important natural landscapes.

Our alliance spans 70 countries and includes farmers and forest communities, companies, governments, civil society, and millions of individuals. Together we work to protect forests and biodiversity, take action on climate, and promote the rights and improve the livelihoods of rural people.

As an international nonprofit organization with more than 30 years of experience in sustainability transformation, we understand that the social and economic well-being of rural communities is tightly connected to ecosystem health. This knowledge has shaped our rigorous programs to advance sustainable land-use and commodity production.

At the Rainforest Alliance we combat climate change, protect forests and biodiversity, promote human rights, and improve livelihoods. The enormity of the social and environmental challenges we are facing requires working together in a broad alliance. This is why we bring farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers together to change the way the world produces, sources, and consumes.

Why To protect nature and improve lives it’s becoming increasingly urgent that we approach the way we use our land and produce food and other products in more sustainable ways. For this to succeed we need to fundamentally change the way that businesses operate and source, and the choices we all make as consumers.

How Our growing global alliance aims to transform our relationship with our natural resources and each other, to create a better future for people and nature together.

The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability and any other protected group.

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