Junior Project Manager

About the Role

The Junior Project Manager, who will report to the Director of Innovations, will be responsible for the administrative duties & processes, planning, support and coordination of projects, and independently manage some project elements. The ideal candidate will have a healthy mix of both research and operational capabilities, being able to turn ideas into plans, and plans into tangible results.

The Innovation Team sits at the intersection of Sales, R&D, and Expansion. The Innovation team’s goal is to uncover the next big breakthroughs for the organization. This is typically done through a process of research and analysis, and then the piloting and scaling of ideas. We’re a team that prides itself on moving swiftly, hitting our goals, and being willing to iterate as needed.


Duties and Responsibilities

Support formulation of projects, milestone planning, and scoping
Prepare project briefs when necessary
Providing inputs for project documents
Support in data collection eg interviews, customer feedback, and market research
Provide logistical and field support
Creation, execution and administration of project tasks
Maintain and update project documentation, filing & archiving
Proactively identify risks, issues & solutions on projects
Independently deliver smaller initiatives/projects, as you grow into independently managing your own projects
Any other duties as determined by Team Lead

Skills & Experience 

2+ years in the workforce with experience in some combination of market research, sales operations, and project management
Preference towards a background in startups or fast growing organizations
Having worked on international projects and/or the exports sector is a plus
Can learn quickly and is hungry to grow — we see this as a launchpad for your career
Proficient with Google Suite — Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets — and working on a virtual team
Strong organisational skills and doesn’t let things slip; attention to detail is critical
Yearning to solve-problems, propose solutions and build processes on a fast growing team
Strong team work and interpersonal skills
A high level of personal responsibility and self-discipline
Bonus if you have a STEM background, but not compulsory


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About Sanergy

Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements. Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: we build a dense network of franchised micro-entrepreneurs, who operate low-cost, high-quality waterless sanitation facilities - called Fresh Life Toilets. We provide critical support services - such as access to finance, business analytics, training, and marketing. We collect the waste regularly and safely remove it from the community. We convert the waste into valuable end products, such as organic fertilizer, insect-based animal feed, and renewable energy. Finally, we sell the end products to Kenyan farms under the brand name Farm Star.