About this role
This new role will manage technology and digital projects at Start Network, working with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
In addition, the candidate will manage the organisation’s Salesforce instance, working with an external Salesforce partner and other development partners to maintain expand our use of Salesforce as one of our core services.
For this role we offer a sector competitive salary and benefit package based on relevant country legislation.
Please note that this will be a two-year fixed-term employment with possibility of extension subject to funding.
Please note that for this role applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so please apply early where possible. We reserve the right to close applications early if we reach a satisfactory number of applications.
The post holder will have substantial technical project management experience, in particular in agile project management methodologies, and will ideally have project management accreditations, such as Prince 2.
We are looking for candidates with substantial experience of using and managing Salesforce-based projects, for example as an in-house Salesforce Administrator.
They will be able to manage stakeholders, project teams and project budgets.
The ideal candidate will be passionate, proactive, open and adaptive to learning, you will also relish the opportunity to innovate and test new ways of working.
We are looking for candidates who are fluent in English and willing to travel as occasional travel is required.
Technical project management
About Start Network
Start Network is made up of more than 50 aid agencies across five continents, ranging from large international organisations to national NGOs.
Together, our aim is to transform humanitarian action through innovation, fast funding, early action, and localisation.
We’re tackling what we believe are the biggest systemic problems that the sector faces. Problems including slow and reactive funding, centralised decision-making, and an aversion to change mean that people affected by crises around the world do not receive the best help fast enough, and needless suffering results.
Start Network is at a critical point in its journey. We have grown and diversified our membership over the past 10 years.
We are now set to evolve into a decentralised network of networks by 2025.
We are currently working with five national and regional networks (hubs) in Pakistan, DRC, Guatemala, India and the Pacific.
They are developing locally-owned ways of anticipating and responding to humanitarian crises. We aim to support the emergence and development of further Hubs in the coming years.
Our ultimate ambition is to devolve leadership, membership, programming and decision making to the hubs, while the UK team transitions to provide services of support.
We are currently exploring moving from a UK-based team to a more globally dispersed team, to increase diversity, and ensure we are representative of the communities we serve.
Therefore, the post will be based outside the UK, and we are actively seeking to recruit within our countries of operation (DRC, Bangladesh, Guatemala, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Senegal, Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan and the Philippines).
For these locations, the recruited staff member will be hosted by one of our member organisations or using a third-party host.
Start Network is committed to protecting people, particularly children, at-risk adults and affected populations from any harm that may be caused due to their encountering the Start Network as well as responding effectively should any harm occur.
We are also committed to safeguarding staff from any forms of bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and abuse of power as outlined in the Dignity at Work policy.
Start Network embraces diversity, promotes equality of opportunity and eliminates unlawful discrimination. We are an equal opportunities employer and treat every application on merit alone.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled, black, indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC), and LGBT+ and non-binary candidates.
We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet our essential selection criteria.
Start Network culture
To carry out the responsibilities of the role in line with the Start Network Code of Conduct and with a commitment to safeguarding adults and children
A commitment to the Start Network vision, principles, values and approach
The Start Network team is an agile group of individuals who use their experience and skills across the network, so flexibility to work in and with different teams and functions is a part of our culture.
Please note that any offer of employment is subject to relevant checks. Please refer to our privacy statement and candidate privacy notice regarding treatment of your data.
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so please apply early where possible. We reserve the right to close applications early if we reach a satisfactory number of applications.