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Simprints creates Chief Delivery Officer role to scale biometrics for development

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Simprints creates Chief Delivery Officer role to scale biometrics for development

Simprints is looking to bring an executive on board to fill the new role of Chief Delivery Officer for the non-profit ICT4D biometrics company as it scales up.

Simprints Chief Product Officer Alexandra Grigore announced the opening in a LinkedIn post providing a description of the company, its values, and the role.

The company is seeking to scale, Grigore writes, after five years of company development that have included “figuring out the problems we need to solve, what products to build, what services to deliver, what our clients want, what our clients don’t want, how to start a company, how to keep the lights on in the #ict4d space, how to deploy #biometrics in the hardest places, how to build a strong company culture, how to promote health & happiness at work.”

The company notes it has delivered services to 230,000 people across 12 countries so far, and its technology award for Changing Lives for Good from UNCEF and TechCrunch. Simprints also won the World Bank ID4D group’s Mission Billion Challenge for its open source toolkit for genuinely informed consent in May.

The CDO role will be based in Cambridge, UK, and involve working with the executive team on decision-making, creating and implementing a global product delivery strategy, overseeing projects, recruiting a global delivery team and establishing additional regional offices, among other responsibilities.

Simprints is also currently hiring a project manager for Addis Ababa and a technical product manager for cloud and analytics.

Grigore and Simprints Chief Operating Officer Sebastian Manhart spoke to Biometric Update earlier this year about the how the challenges of identifying people in developing world contexts are better addressed through effective engagement with target communities than improved sensor technology.

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