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Project Manager (Contract) at Wikimedia Foundation


Project Manager (Contract) at Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to our shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge, free of interference.

  • Job Type: Contract , Full Time , Remote
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Location: Nigeria
  • Job Field: Project Management 

You are responsible for:

  • Facilitating a shared understanding of objectives and key results across diverse sets of projects.
  • Managing tasks and scheduling with several projects simultaneously.
  • Ensuring work quality and delivery for agreed-upon timelines for each project.
  • Interpreting needs and requirements, translating concepts into practice, identifying process improvement opportunities, quantifying results, and making recommendations to the team for future practices.
  • Coordinating meetings, note-taking, briefings, and other activities across the team.
  • Establishing and documenting project management standards for the team.

Skills and Experience:

  • 3+ years of experience in project management.
  • The ability to work across multiple time zones and with teams and individuals representing various cultures and communication styles.
  • Excellent organizational skills in managing programs, projects, processes, calendars, and planning activities.
  • The ability to drive projects independently with limited feedback on a daily basis.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills for risk mitigation and identifying task dependencies.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.

Qualities important to us:

  • A methodical and detailed approach to work.
  • Passion for encouraging continuous process improvement, knowledge sharing, and collaboration.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills for risk mitigation and identifying task dependencies.
  • Effective and inclusive communication with diverse cultural and language communities.
  • Passion for Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Understanding of free culture / free software / open source principles.

Additionally, we’d love it if you have:

  • PMP or MSP certification
  • Non-profit experience
  • Tech sector experience
  • Experience with the global Wikimedia Movement
  • Experience with international or multilingual data landscapes
  • Experience with international development, non-profit, or social movement research, and/or working with volunteers.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Wikimedia Foundation on boards.greenhouse.io to apply

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