Sweet Salone Project Manager, Aurora Foundation

  • Full-time
  • Level of Education Required: Master Degree

Job Description

Bring your skills and experience to a project that links international designers with exciting artisanal talents from Sierra Leone

The non-profit Aurora Foundation initiates and executes projects that provide a robust and permanent boost to communities in developing countries. In doing so we act as a valuable catalyst for culture and economic opportunity. Within the Aurora family, the Sweet Salone project in Sierra Leone brings new ideas and new work to a global market by linking local artisans with international designers.

Do you have the skills and experience to manage this process, working as the first point of contact with a wide variety of talented artisans as they produce a range of different goods? Can you oversee production while keeping a close eye on the consistency and quality of all items? If so, we invite you to discover more about this multi-facing and rewarding position.

Ensure essential quality control and work with international designers

The purpose of this role is to run the Sweet Salone project, working closely with the international designers and forming a bridge between the designers and the local artisans. At the heart of this process is quality control and a key focus is to ensure the consistent, high-quality production of goods through detailed inspection and documentation. You are also responsible for managing the team members working on the Sweet Salone project at the Aurora Foundation and you liaise with both international and local stakeholders to ensure the correct preparation, documentation and international shipment of goods.

Your detailed daily tasks include:

  • Inventory management;
  • Monitoring project performance with respect to quality, time and cost; 
  • Data collection and project evaluation;
  • Conducting research and proposing process improvements;
  • Communicating project status via monthly and quarterly reports to the Executive Director, writing donor reports when necessary.

At all times you seek to establish and maintain relationships with other stakeholders and contribute to the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Sierra Leone.

Are you ready for a challenging adventure?

The Aurora Foundation’s growing team currently consists of eight employees. As a small and close-knit team we gear towards a flat organizational structure and provide cross-project support where necessary. Above all, the Aurora Foundation team feels like a family of dedicated professionals seeking to make a real difference in the world.

The role of Project Manager for Sweet Salone is endlessly fascinating and brings you into contact with some remarkable creative talents. You will work with people from different backgrounds, helping them to gain a common understanding in terms of the quality and consistency necessary to serve the needs of global markets. No two days are the same as you complete a diverse set of tasks each day, both in the field and at your desk. In addition, you will learn from other projects we run and we will help you to develop both personally and professionally.

Are you the engaging, expert and independent professional for this position?

To succeed in this position you need to be a versatile professional who has gained an understanding of the different elements of project management. You also bring outstanding intercultural and communication skills, along with an advanced ability to work independently at different phases of each project.

Of course, you will face all the challenges related to living in a developing country such as power cuts, breaks in connectivity, fuel shortages and cultural differences. But embracing these ups and downs is all part of the experience. And what could be more satisfying than overcoming them so that you bring the vision and creativity of Sierra Leonean artisans to a global audience?

The more formal requirements are:

  • MSc degree in (international) business, project management, supply chain management or a related field;
  • 5 years of relevant work experience;
  • Problem solver with a real eye for detail;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English;
  • Willing to relocate to Sierra Leone for the job.

Get in touch!

If you think you think this is the role for you, contact us today via the application button on this page. Do you have any questions? Send an e-mail to [email protected]

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