Senior Project Manager, Georgia based

Senior Project Manager, Georgia based
Zinc Network, Georgia

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
As mentioned in job details
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Jul 27, 2022
Last Date
Oct 27, 2022

Job Description

Introducing Zinc Network

Zinc Network is a global international development company headquartered in London and with offices in Washington, D.C., Kyiv, Tbilisi, and Nairobi. We’re on a mission to achieve meaningful, measurable change across development and security programming through communications, technology, and behavioural science. We are a B-Corp certified, ethical business with 80+ team members from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds. We work with a broad range of governmental, NGO, and private sector clients, including USAID; the U.S. Department of State; the U.S. Department of Defence; the UK Home Office; the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office; the UK Ministry of Defense; UN agencies and missions; the European Commission; Microsoft; Twitter; and Facebook.

We conceptualise and create award-winning programmes, interventions, and campaigns that change the way that people think, feel, and act across a wide range of pervasive social issues including disinformation and misinformation, violent extremism, poor governance, threats to children and young people’s online safety, gender-based violence, and more.

We consistently collaborate with diverse stakeholder groups to co-develop innovative, evidence-based solutions, including government departments and agencies, civil society organisations, technologists and entrepreneurs, activists, influencers, and media outlets.

We are steeped in research, social and behavioural, cutting edge creative and digital execution, service design, a learn-through-doing approach to capacity-building and monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL).

Outline of the job

We are seeking a new Senior Project Manager to help manage and lead new projects at Zinc Network in Georgia. We’re looking for someone with the experience and intellectual curiosity to design, deliver, and champion projects in the fields of media development, information integrity, and capacity development. Responsibilities include mobilising and managing complex programmes, as well as coordinating the work of our technical teams with a focus on digital journalism, campaign ideation (through design sprints and workshops), digital marketing and assessing the needs of local media organisations and CSOs and coordinating capacity development programming accordingly.

This role will report into a Project and/or Portfolio Director and deliver and is primarily tasked with delivering on an agreed workplan, ensuring the smooth delivery of activities, reporting, developing new programming, and helping manage and coordinating a diverse and dynamic team.

What you’ll be doing

Project management

  • Work with Project Directors to provide overall management, coordination, and technical direction to project management staff; with oversight achieving contractual obligations, high-quality technical work, and financial targets
  • Support the strategic planning of programmes, such as annual work planning and MEL plan development and where necessary guiding projects through inception
  • Once live, support the smooth implementation of programmes including the delivery of quarterly and annual targets; reviewing and supporting MEL plans and other reporting efforts, ensuring everything is aligned with award requirements, rules, and regulations; programme objectives; and client/donor guidance elevating risks and opportunities to senior management
  • Participate in project learning and data-driven adaptation, collecting and analysing performance data that will drive decision making
  • Communicate effectively with donors and other stakeholders, including USAID, UK Embassy Tbilisi, other implementing partners
  • Embody the values of Zinc Network


What we need from you

  • Minimum of four (4) years of technical experience in one or more of the following technical areas: media development, campaigning, and capacity/CSO development
  • Experience managing/coordinating complex international development programs is required; experience serving as an FCDO, Department of State, or USAID project manager or other management experience for efforts of similar scope, size, and complexity handling projects between $1m-$2m per year in value is preferred
  • Experience and knowledge of capacity development and monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL)
  • Excellent formal writing and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and cooperating with a wide range of stakeholders, including government officials, businesses, associations, and civil society organizations and actors
  • Experience in leading projects across inception and close-out
  • Prior experience with FCDO and/or Department of State and/or USAID operating procedures, regulations, and reporting requirements is preferred
  • Familiarity with Eastern Europe affairs, specifically in relation to media development, information integrity, countering disinformation, and state-backed threats
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, inclusivity, and integrity
  • Experience working with project-based staff, providing technical and financial oversight on projects
  • Fluency in English required; Georgian, or another Eastern European language preferred

Team positioning

  • Reporting into Project Director/Chief of Party level staff
  • Working alongside project staff including Operations and Finance Managers based in Tbilisi and London

Lastly, we’re committed to hiring a diverse workforce from different professional and cultural backgrounds, and to that end we encourage a variety of people to our company to represent the diverse range of subjects associated with our projects.

Job Specification

Zinc Network

Information Technology and Services - Tbilisi, Georgia