Consultant

Organization
Vera Solutions
Location
Washington, DC
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
07/31/2019
How to Apply
Upload CV and Cover Letter
Where to Apply
https://www.verasolutions.org/consultant-dc/
Tags
Full-time

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 275 organizations in over 55 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 centred on the Force.com platform, the world’s leading cloud application development platform.

Vera is a growing organization, with over 60 full-time staff based in Boston, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Geneva, Mumbai, Nairobi, New York, São Paulo, and Washington, D.C. We have been honoured with the Global Good Fund, 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 and Benefits
Vera Solutions offers equitable compensation (including benefits) and strong incentives, commensurate with experience and cost of living.