OpenUp: Project Manager

OpenUp
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 15 February, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment

OpenUp is a nonprofit organisation with a mission to open up information that will empower people to improve their lives and their communities.

OpenUp seeks to appoint a Project Manager of Advocacy and Research Project, to be based in South Africa.

Salary: R50 000 per month

The purpose of the Project Manager is to assist with a South African civic technology project. Fundamentally, the role is a research and advocacy position. The technical aspects of the project will be led by the OpenUp development team.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct technical research and inquiry relevant to the digitisation process and in alignment with its objectives
  • Oversee the identification of physical documents to be digitised and made available to the scanning staff
  • Oversee the scanning and conversion of physical documents into digital copies
  • Ensure that the digital copies and their metadata are made available to users through a website (or other mechanisms or partners), based on the needs of the users
  • Engage in, coordinate and maintain healthy and productive stakeholder relations and partners across the project
  • Ensure compliance to legislative requirements
  • Prepare donor reports and other external program reports as needed
  • Provide regular progress reports
  • Structure a sustainable, efficiently operating process around the digitisation of court documents
  • Conduct research and inquiry into the financial sustainability of the project
  • Travel as necessary for the fulfilment of the job

Requirements:

  • Minimum of five years’ direct project management experience
  • Academic qualifications in the social sciences, legal studies and/or development studies
  • Minimum of three years’ research and advocacy experience
  • Some experience in the nonprofit, non-governmental and/or development sectors
  • Written and spoken communication skills and the ability to speak more than one official South African language
  • A demonstrated interest in open justice
  • Computer literacy
  • Communication, reporting and organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative setting
  • Integrity, honesty and responsibility
  • Strong networking skills
  • Demonstrable and passionate commitment to citizen empowerment, open data and open government
  • Working knowledge of user-centred design processes
  • Working knowledge of court records processes
  • Practical experience in data science, information science or software development
  • Practical experience with engaging the legal fraternity

To apply submit CV to jobs@openup.org.za

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

For more about OpenUp, refer to www.openup.org.za

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies 

Location: 
South Africa

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