Consultant

Focus: Process design, data systems, development-sector consulting, impact measurement, cloud and mobile technology, Force.com platform, project management

Supervisor: Lead Consultant

Locations: Washington DC, London, or Mumbai

 

About Vera:

Vera Solutions is a social enterprise and certified B Corporation building cloud and mobile applications for social impact organizations worldwide. Our clients—more than 240 organizations in more than 45 countries—include major iNGOs and grant-making organizations, social enterprises, and community-based organizations. Our solutions help organizations working in health, education, human rights, and other development sectors to collect, analyze and utilize real-time, high-quality programmatic data, automate processes, and work more efficiently and effectively. Vera’s work is centered on the Force.com platform, the world’s leading cloud application development platform.  

Vera is a growing organization, with over 45 full-time staff based in Mumbai, Washington, DC, Boston, Cape Town, Geneva, Nairobi, and New York. We have been honored with Echoing Green, Rainer Arnhold, Dasra Social Impact, Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowships and the Genesis Prize and have been featured in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 30 Startups to Watch.  

 

Position Overview:

The Consultant will lead Vera’s project consulting teams to design and configure operations/program monitoring, management, and evaluation systems for social impact organizations. Consultants manage client relationships and project delivery according to quality standards. They are involved throughout the entirety of a project’s lifecycle — gathering requirements, solution design, building and testing cloud-based data systems, providing training to system users, and supporting system implementation and rollout. Additionally, Consultants will support in lead generation and the sales process, and eventually lead sales. Consultants are leaders in the hub and will be expected to take on leadership responsibilities, including supporting internal learning and team management. 

As a Consultant, you’ll gain valuable experience with Salesforce – the world’s leading cloud-computing platform, currently used by more than 150,000 for-profit and 30,000 non-profit organizations worldwide. You will gain first-hand experience working with a diverse range of social sector clients while working in a global marketplace.

You will join our team of passionate humans with diverse backgrounds and experiences, all dedicated to improving the way social impact organizations operate. We’re a self-motivated, creative group, and we emphasize collaboration, flexibility, and professionalism. Vera is a young, rapidly growing company; we encourage all team members to push their own boundaries and drive the company in new directions.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage projects and oversee project teams
  • Consult directly with clients; develop relationships and regularly communicate with active and prospective clients
  • Within the consulting team: develop and implement clear project plans, budgets, timelines, and development strategies for client engagements, oversee Vera’s project teams to ensure high quality delivery on-time and on-budget
  • Lead discovery and design workshops, including facilitation of external stakeholders, solution presentations, and prototype demonstrations
  • Contribute to business development including responding to RFPs, facilitating sales conversations, and scoping new projects
  • Contribute to Vera’s learning environment; manage, train, and coach junior staff
  • Remain informed on new technologies, methodologies, and tools relevant to non-profits and NGOs

 

Qualifications and Experience:

Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree — what you studied isn’t critical; what you’re passionate about is
  • 4+ years professional experience
  • Project management or consulting experience and aptitude
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute on project work plans, including effective management of budget and timelines
  • Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail and time management
  • Analytical and problem solving skills — do problems slow you down or drive you to seek solutions?
  • Strong aptitude for using technology and data
  • Demonstrated interest in social sector work
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and relational skills
  • Experience or interest working in a small, dynamic team

 

Desirable

  • Experience in a client-facing role
  • Understanding of SLDC methodologies (Agile, Waterfall)
  • Management experience
  • Experience working with the Force.com platform
  • Fluency/proficiency in Spanish, French, or Portuguese

 

Compensation & Benefits:

Vera Solutions offers competitive compensation (including benefits), commensurate with experience and cost of living.

How to Apply: Complete an online application (attaching CV and cover letter) here.

Applications are rolling, but you should submit your application before July 31st, 2018

For additional information, please contact jobs@verasolutions.org

 

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