Digital Project Manager

Job Description DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGER – ROOM TO READ VIETNAM Organization Profile Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, our innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools during two time periods that are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations, and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. By focusing on the quality of education provided within the communities and ensuring these outcomes are measured, we have created a model that can be replicated, localized and sustained by governments. Room to Read has benefited 16.8 million children across over 37,000 communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Grenada, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org. Room to Read is seeking a Digital Project Manager to support the development and localization of our online learning platform, Literacy Cloud, for Vietnam Based on Room to Read’s award-winning, proven literacy program that combines the science of learning to read with the magic of powerful storytelling, Literacy Cloud enables a new generation of teachers and young learners to access original, high-quality children’s storybook titles in their local language, paired with proven, friendly, accessible professional development resources for teachers, children’s book creators, members of the international publishing community and governments to create a culture of reading for early-grade learners in low-income communities around the world. Room to Read launched Literacy Cloud in English and Bahasa Indonesia in 2019, with over 200 children’s storybook titles and a rich library of professional development materials for educators and book creators. Beginning in 2020, Literacy Cloud is expanding to Vietnam and will be adapted into Vietnamese. Position Overview The Digital Project Manager supports the timely and accurate execution of the localization of Literacy Cloud into Vietnamese, and digitization of new content, as well as providing continuing technical project management support for the platform in Vietnam. The Digital Project Manager will have theopportunity to work in collaboration with a broad team, including our Vietnam Country Team and the Global Office Project Manager, the Global Digital Content Manager and Literacy Cloud Team at Room to Read in San Francisco. The Digital Project Manager will also liaise on occasion with Room to Read’s India-based technical implementation partner to address bugs and fixes in the Vietnamese interface in an organized and coordinated way. The Digital Project Manager will report to the Literacy Associate Director. Roles & Responsibilities Platform Development Management
  • Project manages the development and implementation of the Literacy Cloud platform in Vietnam and collaborates with project team members to ensure the timely completion and/or reconciliation of outstanding tasks.
  • Collaborates with Vietnam Country Team and Global Digital Content Manager to communicate project status, timelines, deadlines, etc., and ensure the timely completion of platform development activities, including localization of the platform into Vietnamese, digitization of storybook titles, and video and resource development.
  • Maintains project management environment (Asana), delegates and/or reviews tasks for quality assurance and confirms of task completion.
  • Liaises with the Vietnam Country Team to identify local expertise to support platform development in Vietnamese, including:
    • A technology firm to support platform testing with local stakeholders and troubleshooting in schools; and
    • A videographer from Vietnam to produce video content for the platform;
    • Scriptwriters to develop video scripts;
    • Digital designers to develop and/or format platform banners and print content.
  • Facilitates platform localization in Vietnamese, including:
    • Collaborating with a local translator to complete translation of platform UI elements from English into Vietnamese;
    • Coordinating with the Global Platform Manager to validate and implement the localized UI; and
    • Coordinate workshops with a local technology firm, teachers and storybook creators to test and validate the UI localization.
  • Facilitates video development in collaboration with the Vietnam Country Team and Global Video Creative Director, including:
    • Development of videos scripts;
    • Identification of local talent (teachers, children, parents, government officers, etc.) to be a part of videos;
    • Video production and editing;
    • English subtitles for videos, as appropriate.
  • Supports the Digital Content Associate to ensure the timely completion of digital book localization into the Literacy Cloud platform.
  • Supports various project team members to ensure the timely development, formatting and upload of new video and print content into the platform.
  • Facilitates weekly platform team meetings, providing status updates, flagging roadblocks, and highlighting areas of strategic focus for the platform team.
  • Communicates with technical implementation partner (Robosoft Technologies) on critical platform issues in Vietnamese.
  • Acts as a cross-project strategic thinker, facilitator and problem-solver to help remove barriers and develop solutions to issues that arise during the project lifecycle, identifies areas for potential platform improvement and makes recommendations to facilitate project and platform success in Vietnam.
Qualifications Required:
  • 2+ years of experience in project management, including managing multiple project groups and timelines and managing a project budget
  • 2+ years of experience working with Content Management Systems
  • Experience working with online collaboration & project management software tools
  • Experience working in a start-up, software development or similar environment
  • Familiarity with video production lifecycle, including video storyboarding, script-writing, production and post-production
  • Demonstrated experience managing a team or group through areas of ambiguity to achieve a goal
Preferred:
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, managing/editing digital color space
  • Experience working as part of a geographically distributed team, working through online collaboration, across time zones and cultural diversity
  • Previous experience in language localization
  • Experience in software User Testing and/or sourcing and selecting third-party User Testing companies
  • Experience working with an international team, across cultures and languages
To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:
  • Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic non-profit organization
  • Be an innovative and creative thinker – not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
  • Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction
  • Work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment
Application Procedure:
  • Please submit your application preferably with a cover letter, online by visiting our website www.roomtoread.org (about us > careers > see current vacancies);
  • Alternately, send to hrvn@roomtoread.org
We regret that we cannot respond to all applicants personally due to high applicant volume. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. Candidates have to confirm having received the recruitment information through the recruiting channel NGO Recruitment in the application letter for this position

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