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Field Operations Associate

The Company                                        

Samasource levels the playing field for people who do not share equally in the benefits of human progress. We harness the power of technology and social business to give people access to work, education, and health care so they can live with dignity.

Overview

The Position:

Samasource is looking for an Associate to join our Professional Services Team. The Field Operations Associate will support Samasource by working directly with our Partner Delivery Centers on the ground in East Africa. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, the Field Operations Associate will provide a critical interface between Samasource Professional Services management teams and Partner Delivery Centers, and act as an in-region representative of our organization and mission. This position offers a rare opportunity to develop and integrate our organization’s mission and learn about scaling a successful social business model, managing partner relationships, and developing a startup social enterprise first-hand.

Your role will be to assist the International Alliances Manager with the following responsibilities as assigned:

  • Serve as a point-of-contact for Delivery Center partners.
  • Conduct on-site and remote training for Delivery Center staff on project related BPO operational processes to ensure project success.
  • Document and improve Delivery Center project related operational processes.
  • Engage with the Delivery Centers:
  • Collect day-to-day feedback, concerns, risks                                                                               
  • Communicate any important update (general or project related)
  • Maintain accurate records regarding DC (worker count, worker background, ratios, attrition, etc)
  • Provide operational and logistical support to Samasource Professional Services team and management from field.
  • Conduct research on current ICT trends in developing economies
  • Support internal reporting of our Field Operations data, present progress and findings
  • Leverage insights from your analyses to drive our business model as we scale
  • Support Samasource field operations initiatives
  • Work closely with the Impact team and Professional Services team to continuously improve general framework for Samasource’s global field management program

Your Profile:

  • BA/BSc preferred
  • BPO, or startup experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently problem-solve, research issues and conduct preliminary analysis to help inform decisions
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies, software and technical tools
  • Must be comfortable working independently in the field and provide leadership to the Delivery Center owners and workers to improve their results and processes
  • Ease in working in an unstructured, fast-paced environment with reliable execution, timelines and strong communication skills
  • Proven ability to efficiently problem-solve, research issues and conduct preliminary analysis to help inform Project decisions
  • Commitment to Samasource’s mission.
  • Spend around 75% of the time at the DCs.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, etc.), familiarity with social media and online tools preferred
  • High level of energy and proven ability to do what it takes to get things done
  • High level of integrity
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili

 

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