M-Vaccin Project Manager

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire



VillageReach works with governments to solve health care delivery challenges in low-resource communities. Our programs focus on increasing access to quality health care at the last mile, or the point at which services are delivered. We develop and implement new ideas and approaches to ensure vaccines and medicines are available, increase the capacity of health workers and ensure they have access to data to improve health. Our work improves the lives of more than 20 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. VillageReach is headquartered in Seattle, WA with offices located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi and Mozambique.


VillageReach is searching for a qualified individual to fill the position of Project Manager (PM) for the M-Vaccin project in Cote d’Ivoire. The position will be based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, with frequent domestic travel. This position is for an initial period of 12 months with a possibility of extension dependent on funding and a good mutual fit. The PM will provide managerial, technical, and policy oversight and/or advice to ensure successful and timely completion of project activities. Their main responsibilities include overall project management, technical leadership and partnership building and management, monitoring and evaluation. The project manager will coordinate a small team in the Country, will represent VillageReach in key partners meetings and work closely with VillageReach Seattle Office and donors to assess the policy, institutional, and other barriers to an effective implementation and effectiveness of digital solutions, and identify and advocate for innovations, best practices, reforms, and training to remedy problems found.

Project Background

Gavi, the vaccine alliance, Orange S.A., a global telecommunications leader, and the Ministry of Health of Côte d’Ivoire joined forces to improve immunization coverage in Côte d’Ivoire by leveraging the increasing adoption of mobile technology. The three partners, supported by their technical partner VillageReach, conceived the M-Vaccin project that aims at developing and deploying a customized mobile application in targeted health districts identified by the Programme Elargi de Vaccination (PEV). The mobile application will send SMS reminders to mothers of personalized vaccines schedules and will allow health workers to monitor immunization activities with the digital registration of patients. The expected impact of this initiative is threefold: 1) improve demand for vaccination via SMS reminders; 2) decrease dropout rates; and 3) improve data access, quality and management.

Since project start in July 2016, VillageReach is serving in a management capacity on this project and is providing overall supervision to ensure adherence to partnership agreements and project plans as well as providing technical support in planning for and deployment of M-Vaccin.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned.

The Project Manager will provide day-to-day assistance to EPI, Orange project managers, business and technical analysts by maintaining oversight of the overall project resources, schedule, key milestones, and deliverables. The individual will work directly with technical partners, final users, the EPI team to provide recommendations to the project team on project issues, risks and direction. They will be responsible for the following:

Project Management (30%)

Partnership management (15%)

Technical leadership (25%)

Monitoring and Evaluation (20%)

Financial management (10%)


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.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position will manage up to 3 team members depending on final project structure.


The ideal candidate will have the following professional qualifications and personal characteristics:

Other Qualifications:

Environment and Physical Demands

This is a remote position. Candidate will be expected to set up a home office. You must also have the ability to work early mornings/late evenings due to scheduling with global staff.


This is an immediate hire and therefore resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until December 31, 2018. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter to our online portal: http://www.villagereach.org/join-us/


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.

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