Rob Katz

Job: Community Manager, Inveneo

Inveneo LogoPosition: Community Manager

Location: Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA

Organization: Inveneo is a non-profit social enterprise whose mission is to get the tools of ICT into the hands of organizations and people who need them most: those in remote and rural communities in the developing world. To do this, Inveneo creates and sells highly affordable and sustainable ICTs that are specifically designed for organizations — governments, NGOs, private enterprises — that serve these rural communities with vital services that include education, healthcare, economic development, relief and telecenters. More information on Inveneo can be found on their website.

Description: Inveneo has developed a robust network of 38 local partners in 13 countries across Africa, and will be adding 25+ partners in Africa and Asia in 2009. These local partners are small and medium sized ICT businesses that are trained and certified on Inveneo’s methodologies to sell, deploy, and maintain appropriate solutions for rural and underserved communities.

To amplify local partner capacity to identify, deploy, and sustain ICT solutions, the Community Manager will supervise the implementation of an online community to increase inter-ICIP communication, expand the ICT expert community they can rely on, and increase the profile of the local partners and Inveneo in both international and local country technology and practitioner communities.

The ideal Community Manager will have excellent sales and marketing skills in ICT and/or emerging markets, extensive and demonstrated online community experience, international exposure and the desire for more, and the mastery of a foreign language, French preferred.

The Community Manager can be based in San Francisco or Washington, DC, though they will be expected to be available during African workday time zones.

For more information, including how to apply, please see the full job description.