Careers

Interested in working for OpenUp?

We believe in personal development and commit to investing in the individual as well as in the individual’s professional career.

Data Wrangler

We’re looking for an intermediate data wrangler / developer to help innovate storytelling in the field of journalism.

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Finance and Office Administrator

Assume responsibility for the day-to-day financial and office administration of the organization.

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How to apply: You can apply for either of these positions by sending an email to [email protected]. Please attach both your CV and a cover letter.


Data Wrangler

We’re looking for an intermediate data wrangler / developer to help innovate storytelling in the field of journalism. The data wrangler will be involved in pushing the boundaries of data-driven storytelling, working with journalists to explore datasets to identify story ideas, analysing large datasets on corporates to support investigative journalists and be involved in general data analysis projects related to storytelling.

The candidate requires general scripting skills in python although extensive experience developing enterprise systems is not expected. The position will require some travel and the ability to work on intensive projects on tight deadlines. Projects will be relatively short and the candidate will be need to be creative about solving problems. He or she should also be confident in presenting their work to audiences.

The position is based in Cape Town but some assignments will be based elsewhere for short periods of time.

Requirements

  • Knowledge of and experience using a scripting language such as Python
  • Experience writing data scrapers
  • A knowledge of the Unix command line, including various utilities such as grep, awk and sed
  • A knowledge of Javascript d3js for visualisation
  • Experience working with online mapping tools such as CartoDB as well as QGIS
  • A basic understanding of SVG
  • A solid working knowledge of Excel or equivalent software
  • Has their own laptop
  • Has a curious mind and loves playing with datasets

Remuneration: R32,500 / month neg

Duration: 12 months


Finance and Office Administrator

Code for South Africa is first and foremost a civic technology organization. We believe that technology, used effectively, can increase transparency in government, promote an active citizenry and contribute to achieving a more just society by empowering ordinary citizens to make informed decisions about their lives.

As Finance and Office Administrator, the incumbent will contribute to promoting Code for South Africa’s goals, primarily by assuming responsibility for the day-to-day financial and office administration of the organization and also be an ambassador for our principles.

The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining and processing all finance transactions, operational and administrative functions at OpenUp, including outsourced service providers and providing support to Senior Management.

Requirements

  • Daily Bookkeeping processing into Accounting system
  • Reconciliation of all Bank Accounts
  • Preparation of accounts to Trial Balance
  • Maintaining Creditor accounts
  • Maintaining Debtor accounts
  • Follow up and effectively managing Debtors Book
  • Issuing customer invoices
  • The professional and effective handling of aged debtors and creditors
  • Preparation of financial information for internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage all project related administration
  • Manage travel and accommodation bookings
  • Manage office supplies and consumables
  • Assist with events arrangements, bookings and logistics
  • Assist with managing the Codebridge co-working programme
  • Managing the physical codebridge space (cleanliness, supplies, events)
  • Coordinating events (invitations, responses, logistics)
  • Participate in other Code for South Africa activities where relevant
  • Assist with other duties within reason as and when required by management