Job Title

Data Literacy Project Manager 

Role

We are looking for a Project Manager with at least 2 years experience to work with us on our Data Literacy programmes.

This is a contractor position working up to 24h/week (3 days/week) for initially 12 months - with the possibility of employment if based in the UK. 

Responsibilities

  • Coordination of a European Union-funded research project that Open Knowledge contributes to, exploring the field of Citizen Social Science (CSS) with a broad coalition of partners. 
  • This includes administrative, stakeholder management, and reporting tasks
  • Support role in the delivery of other Data Literacy projects on an ongoing basis

Some examples of the types of activities you may be involved with:

  • Tracking the deliverables and deadlines of partners whose work we oversee
  • Update a project’s budget alongside other administrative tasks
  • Represent Open Knowledge in client/partner facing meetings
  • Support the work of the Data Training Lead with coordination tasks

Required Skills

  • Fluent English
  • Project Management experience
  • Technological literacy (Google suite)
  • Basic data literacy (use of spreadsheet software, acquaintance with open data, data protection, data privacy and related concepts)
  • Experience in working on data-driven projects 

Desired Skills

  • Experience in the civic sector
  • Fluent Spanish
  • Experience with research projects

Offer

This is a part-time position with the possibility of evolving into a full-time one. An offer will be made based on Experience. 

Pay range is between £30,000 and £35,000 Pro rated.

The Organisation 

Open Knowledge Foundation is a global non-profit organisation working towards the openness of all forms of knowledge to secure a fair, free and open future for all. A world where all non-personal information is open, free, for everyone to use, build on and share, in which creators and innovators are recognised and rewarded. The wide range of projects we work on all aim to give people access to data, the knowledge to understand it, and the power to use it in our everyday lives. 

Open Knowledge Foundation is a distributed team, based all over the world, so experience or strong understanding of what is required to work in a global, multicultural, highly transparent, remote team is a distinct advantage.  

The applicant must have their own computer and access to a reliable internet connection.

How to apply

If you’d like to apply, please send your CV and a cover note to jobs@okfn.org highlighting why you are interested in the role and stating your availability to start. Note that the position will be open until filled. 

At Open Knowledge Foundation we are committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and aim to cultivate and sustain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team. We value and encourage diversity because a range of experiences and perspectives enriches our work and strengthens our ability to address complex challenges. Applicants from communities that are under-represented in our workplace - ethnic minorities, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTI+ individuals are encouraged to apply. 

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