Vera’s Fellowship New Job Opportunity Available

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22 Jan, 2019

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Consultancy Jobs in South Africa

Vera’s Fellowship offers entry- and mid-level professionals the opportunity to develop technical and consulting skills while strengthening the social sector’s engagement with data using cloud and mobile technology.

Job Title: Associate Consultant
Job Location: Cape Town

As a Fellow, you’ll work with a diverse global team dedicated to delivering cutting-edge solutions that help our clients leave behind the legacy of difficult systems and instead leverage a powerful, user-friendly platform that lets them focus on what’s important: carrying out their missions.

Fellows join as part of a cohort, which allows you a support network to ensure accelerated growth in this role. You will benefit from ongoing learning opportunities, leadership development, and mentorship from leaders within Vera. Along with all new Fellows, you will attend a weeklong training program in early June that will mix intensive sessions on the project lifecycle and Force.com platform, with team-building and professional skills development activities. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to research new technologies, support directors in the sales process, and build relationships with our clients. All consultants on our team may travel to the field on short-term assignments to gather client requirements or conduct trainings on newly implemented systems.

As an consultant with Vera, 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 and higher education organizations worldwide. You will gain first-hand experience implementing program monitoring, management, and evaluation systems in health, education, human rights, and other development sectors while working in a global marketplace.

You will join a team of passionate individuals 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.

As a Fellow, you’ll work with a diverse global team dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that transform the ability of social sector organizations to collect, manage, and use their data.

You’ll be a key member of our consulting teams, designing, configuring, and implementing customized systems that speak to unique needs of Vera’s clients. Fellows play key roles across all aspects of the project cycle – from determining the needs of the client and translating those needs into technical specifications, building customized data systems, integrating products, testing systems, and training users.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, build, and implement cloud and mobile data systems for a range of social service organizations
  • Research new technologies, methodologies, and tools relevant to nonprofits and NGOs
  • Assist in internal and external communications efforts including sharing the latest research, writing blog posts, and contributing to knowledge management initiatives
  • Interact directly with clients, conducting trainings and other meetings; develop client relationships and source new projects

Qualifications and Experience:

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree — what you studied isn’t critical; what you’re passionate about is
  • 1-3 years professional experience, especially in consulting, international development, or technology
  • Project management experience
  • Experience working with (cloud) relational databases – Salesforce strongly preferred
  • Curiosity and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional work ethic – eager to hit the ground running and contribute to team’s success
  • Strong aptitude for technology and data
  • Excellent written and verbal communication (English) and relational skills
  • Demonstrated interest in the social sector
  • Collaborative spirit – excited to work on diverse teams
  • Availability and enthusiasm for some international travel

Desired:

  • Experience working with Salesforce and the Force.com platform
  • 2+ years of work experience, particularly in technology or consulting
  • Working fluency in other languages in which Vera operates, including Dutch, French, Portuguese, or Spanish
  • Advanced degree

Compensation & Benefits:

Vera Solutions offers compensation commensurate with experience and cost of living. Fellows have access to all company benefits.

Application Deadline: Feb 15 2019!

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