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Digital Project Manager

Competitive
London, UK
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Youth Business International (YBI) is seeking a Digital Project Manager to help us deliver our ambitious strategy to deliver a step change in the number of young people accessing our products and services and in our ability to equip them to thrive in a digital, globalised world. This role provides an exciting opportunity to become a key member of a dynamic international NGO supporting under-served young entrepreneurs around the world.

About YBI

Youth Business International (YBI) is the global network of expert organisations in over 50 countries supporting underserved young entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into successful businesses, creating jobs and strengthening communities.

Young people are a critical resource. However, with 66 million young people currently unemployed across the world, this potential is not being realised. Furthermore, of those that are working, many do not earn enough to lift themselves out of poverty. Thus, addressing the youth employment crisis is imperative, not only for the well-being of young people but also to ensure sustainable, inclusive growth and social cohesion globally.

Over the last three years (2015 - 2017), the YBI network has supported 175,445 young people with entrepreneurship training and helped 64,637 young people to start or grow a business. In total, 427,402 young people have been engaged through outreach activities.

YBI’s organisational values are embedded in the work we do:

Tenacity - We won’t give up until every young entrepreneur has the opportunity to succeed

Collaboration - We work together as a team, building trust to connect and empower

Quality - We strive to set the highest standards in youth entrepreneurship support

Background to the role

You will work across the YBI Network Team and with members around the globe on a range of projects. Maintaining our reputation as a leading global network requires a highly skilled, knowledgeable, energetic team to manage our internal business functions. As a part of this diverse and talented group of individuals, you can play a vital role in Youth Business International success.

Role purpose

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for digital solutions to work for a dynamic, international charity. The successful candidate will have the drive, ambition and vision to help YBI deliver its strategic goals.

The Digital Project Manager role has two key purposes. One is to manage the creation and curation of Digital Content required to upskill Digital knowledge, foster Innovation and improve Collaboration in the YBI Member Network.

The second is to advise and programme manage digital related programmes involving YBI Members to help them develop and potentially scale digital solutions.

Key responsibilities

Key tasks that will be the responsibility of this post-holder are:

  • Own the creation of digital content, templates and best practice guides, articles and knowledge areas for the YBI Network in the Online Community that will best support members; 
  • Build and support an international community of YBI members who are engaged and interested in digital solutions and approaches. This will involve regularly sharing knowledge, insights, best practice and learnings on digital precedents, innovation as well as provide thought leadership, debates and respond to questions;
  • Programme manage the development and delivery of relevant regional/global digital programmes (eg: Digital Accelerator);
  • Support YBI’s members with the development of digital products and solutions that have the potential to scale – through advising on best practice, technology solutions and identifying opportunities in the Network to collaborate;
  • Facilitate member working groups, keeping on track, convening and reporting sessions and other support to these member groups;
  • Support the re-design of YBI’s online marketplace where members in the network will be able to share their products and services with each other;
  • Work with the fundraising team to identity suitable partners that will enhance the network’s digital product and service portfolio and ensure the delivery of digital products in-line with funding agreements;
  • Champion user centred design, agile methodology, product design and management and collaboration in the team and network more widely;
  • Work flexibly within an innovation led team with shared responsibilities over delivery projects.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV (maximum 2 x A4) and a covering letter to HR[at]youthbusiness.org. Your covering letter (maximum 2 x A4) should:

  • Explain why you want this job;
  • Explain how your background and experience make you a suitable candidate – please use examples of specific projects and achievements;
  • Show what relevant skills and knowledge you will bring, referring to the person specification;
  • Confirm you have an existing right to work in the UK (we are unable to accept applications otherwise)
  • Confirm where you saw this job advertised

Closing date: 9:00am Monday, 11th February, 2019
First round of interviews (Skype): 13th February, 2019
Second round of interviews: 15th February, 2019

YBI is an equal opportunity employer and we are opposed to discrimination on any grounds. We are committed to creating a diverse environment therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or ethnic or national origin.

At YBI, your right to privacy is important to us. By applying for this job, your information will be entered into our recruitment system for YBI’s employment purposes only and for no longer than one year after the post has been filled; then personal data will be disposed of in the GDPR compliant manner. We store all data securely and will not disclose it to any third parties without your consent. Please see our Data Protection Policy here to find out more.

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Job Details

  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Competitive
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Applications close on: 9:00am on Monday, 11th February 2019

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