Manager Technology Innovation

Humanity United
Position Description
Title: Manager, Technology Innovations
Department: Investments
Manager: VP, Investments (DC)
Employment: Temp Full Time (~3 years)
Location: Washington, DC or San Francisco
ABOUT HUMANITY UNITED:
Humanity United is a foundation committed to building peace and advancing
human freedom. We lead, support, and collaborate with a broad network of efforts,
ideas, and organizations that share our vision of a world free of conflict and
injustice.
POSITION SUMMARY:
Humanity United is engaged in an ambitious effort to strengthen protection and
reduce exploitation of nearly half a million migrant workers from Nepal to Qatar.
The Manager of Technology Innovations will serve as an integral member of the
team focused on improving rights for this migrant population. Specific
responsibilities include:
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Lead process and provide project management oversight to identify, design,
prototype, pilot and potentially scale technology approaches and tools to
assist migrant workers.
o Drive product management and work closely with technology firms
as they translate needs into detailed solutions
o Manage all facets of technology products including scoping work,
defining solutions, defining technical direction, overseeing the
relationship with engineering development and design firms and
coordination to ensure successful delivery of products
o Ensure that stakeholders have the appropriate product and technical
specifications, direction and resources to deliver quality product
effectively
o Facilitate dialogue between subject matter and engineering teams to
ensure design and engineering challenges are addressed.
o Establish a process to incorporate field feedback into the agile
development process – Identify features and functionality related to
business objectives.
o Translate needs and experience into a sequenced product (or
platform) and feature roadmap
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o Write detailed product requirements ensuring clear communication
of those requirements to the business, design, usability and
development teams
Advise HU’s partners on how to use technology tools they have access to,
under constrained circumstances, to meet the needs of their communities
Provide strategic input and advice to Investment VPs and Director on
technology investments related to combating trafficking in foreign labor
recruitment and global supply chains
Build an extensive local and international network of civil society
organizations, practitioners, academics, investors, developers, and
technology firms working on tech for social good
Build and maintain working relationships with relevant US Government and
foreign government counterparts, other donors, UN agencies, and
international and national NGOs and civil society groups as needed
KEY QUALIFICATIONS:
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Strong desire in developing sustainable, community-driven technology
solutions to meet today's most urgent social challenges.
Technical fluency – comfortable in understanding and discussing
architectural concepts, schedule trade-offs and new opportunities
Track record of delivering quality timely results based on business goals and
priorities.
5+ years program management experience in technological industry
5+ years project management – understanding platform development
lifecycles and experience managing an initiative from start to finish
Experience building features and understanding applications
Strong strategic aptitude; proven ability to define a quality platform roadmap
Experience working closely with developers, testers, designers and engineers
Effectively judges technical risk and understands complex, technical
challenges
Other duties from time to time, as needed by institutional priorities.
Please send your letter of inquiry and resume to Robyn Arville, Director of
Human Resources at rarville@humanityunited.org and Catherine Chen, Director,
Investments at cchen@humanityunited.org .