Project Manager

About Samhita

Samhita is a social impact consulting firm, with a vision to build a ‘better normal’. The better normal re-imagines business environments where social value is an integral aspect of growth, putting stakeholders and environmental guardianship at the centre of business strategy, a strategy that evolves from inputs to outcomes, from individuals to ecosystem, and from delivering services to building capacity and enabling the market.

To do this, we support companies to align their core competencies with the needs of the social sector, and build catalytic partnerships with stakeholders with in-depth knowledge and networks to execute sustainable, outcome-oriented social impact initiatives. This approach bridges the gap between purpose and action, and forges business responsibility strategies that balance people, profit and planet, thereby creating a better normal for communities, environments and businesses.

What would you be expected to do?

We are looking for an organised, detail-oriented individual to join our growing Technology team as a project manager. The responsibilities of the project manager include overseeing software projects from start to finish, engaging with software developers and avoiding blockers in the projects. You will play a critical role in advancing the technology capability and effectiveness of the tech strategy to meet the organisation’s targets. To achieve success you will be required to support and forge a partnership with all cross functional teams like MEL(Monitoring and Evaluation) team, Implementation team, Funder Engagement team, software developers and other functions across the company. You would have to reinforce and improve upon existing project and program methodologies that meet organisational objectives, while creating value for all parties. You should have a good working knowledge of WBS, gantt charts, kanban, scrum, project estimation techniques, and roadmapping. Ultimately, as a top-notch software project manager you should have good communication skills, decision-making skills and the ability to motivate others.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Business Analysts and Data Engineers to plan out the blueprints of software projects, including scope, resources, deadlines, communication strategies, tests and maintenance.
  • Participate in and supervise each stage of the project.
  • Discuss projects and its parameters with clients, executives, and software developers.
  • Ensure each project stays on schedule and adheres to the deadlines and scope.
  • Contribute in project budgeting and ensure the project adheres to the budget as closely as possible.
  • Meet budgetary objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis.
  • Determine and oversee development, testing, evaluation, and troubleshooting of all software products in all stages of completion.
  • Track milestones, deliverables, and change requests.
  • Serve as a liaison to communicate changes, milestones, deviation, updates, and other pertinent information.
  • Coordinate with internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects.
  • Develop detailed project plans and project roadmap across several connected projects to monitor and track progress.
  • Communicate progress against deliverables.
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Measure project performance using appropriate techniques like WBS, gantt charts, kanban, scrum, project estimation and roadmapping.
  • Perform risk management to minimise project risks using adequate Project Management RBS techniques.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Develop detailed execution plans and track performance against overall project deliverables.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Proficiency in project management software tools like MS Project, Primavera, JIRA, Trello and so on.
  • Minimum of 5 years of IT project management experience or Software Development Lifecycle management Experience.
  • Project management certifications like Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Prince 2, Scrum Master, Six Sigma
  • Excellent decision-making and leadership skills with contract negotiation skills, conflict resolution experience and most importantly adaptability

Based out of:  Mumbai/Delhi

Why Samhita?

  • Make a big difference: Take, own and implement.
  • Leadership: This is the perfect opportunity to go beyond traditional roles and lead cutting-edge management and research strategies. The candidate shall work alongside the brightest minds, in an environment that fosters growth and creativity
  • Impact: Working with Samhita will provide you with an opportunity to bring about a positive change in the lives of millions – doing well by doing well
  • Work Culture: Samhita has a team of young, hard-working, and dynamic individuals who strive for excellence while maintaining a humble outlook. Our work has been strengthened and supported by international and domestic donor agencies and foundations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Tata Trusts, GIZ, DFID, the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, UNDP and the Power of Nutrition.
  • Learning: Increase your problem-solving capabilities by delving into complex challenges. 

How to apply:

Forward your LinkedIn page or CV to [email protected], you can also apply on our careers page.