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Project Manager

OpenUp is currently looking for a talented Project Manager to join the team in a fixed-term, contract position. This job call is open-ended and the opportunity will close once we’ve found a suitable candidate.

Application instructions

  1. Carefully read through the job description below.
  2. Apply by sending an email with your CV and a brief cover letter of no more than 300 words to jobs@openup.org.za. Please clearly indicate in the subject of the email the position you are applying to.

Job Description

A fixed-term, part-time contract position.  This role will work closely with organisational management, product owners, and project implementation teams. Please note that this is a senior position.

The position of project manager encompasses, but is not limited to, the following tasks:

  • Manage technical and non-technical projects throughout their entire execution to ensure success in terms of scope, budget and timeline.
  • Manage the day-to-day execution of projects using agile methodologies like scrum.
  • Run project sprints, including daily standups, backlog management and retrospectives.
  • Ensures consistency in project documentation and reporting
  • Manages budgets, cash flow and expenditure against budgets.
  • Identify risks and develop risk management plans in collaboration with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Monitor and report on project progress to stakeholders.
  • Be an advocate for a good user experience.

Requirements

  • Preferably a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • At least 3 years experience of project management using agile methodologies. (preferably in a tech, programming, or data science field)
  • Experience communicating at various levels.
  • Proven track record of project delivery.
  • Project management certification advantageous.
  • Excellent computer skills (Google Drive and/or MS Office, project management tools, etc.)
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Ability to self-manage.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Has their own laptop.
  • Access to a stable internet connection that can handle video conferencing 
  • Experience managing technical (software) projects is an advantage.
  • Experience working with open source projects is an advantage.
  • Non-South Africans must have a valid work permit/visa.

Start date: Immediately.

Salary: In line with experience and market related.

Location: Remote.

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