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Open Knowledge International needs a new CEO – Could this be you? Apply by 1 October

- September 25, 2018 in job, Jobs, Open Knowledge International

The space around us is changing and Open Knowledge International needs a CEO who can help refine our identity and mission in this changing context. We are looking for someone who is entrepreneurial, creative and can work out what open means today, turning our mission into reality. You will be able to harness our activist ethos to deliver the services and products while ensuring the sustainability of the organisation and our mission. The application deadline closes this Monday, 1 October 2018. As the leader of our organisation, you will be in charge of directing our activities, shaping our fundraising and business development efforts, and nurturing our relationships with our funders, partners and communities, while welcoming and pursuing new opportunities and collaborations for open data. You will translate the open philosophy into concrete streams for our clients and operationalise that vision. You will help our funders, partners and clients understand what open means for them and what standards can do to make that a reality. You might be a senior leader within the open movement, in an organisation that promotes openness or in a data driven environment, with a strong desire and a passion to make a difference and are looking for the right vehicle to make that change. You have experience in operationalising the mission for organisations and are now looking for the opportunity to articulate the vision. Translating that vision in a changing context of user expectations, government and corporate ideologies and politics excites you. For more information on the role, click here.   About us Open Knowledge International (OKI) is a multi-award winning international not-for-profit organisation. We build tools and communities to create, use and share open knowledge — content and data that everyone can use, share, build on, and ultimately make informed decisions as a result. Ours is a mixed business model, undertaking both grant and commercial projects, and fundraising to cover our core work. Partnerships and networks are essential to our impact and we see ourselves as part of a global network of communities, organisations, advocates, government officials and activists. We are supported by a Board of Directors and staff who are passionate about what we do.   Why we do what we do Our world seems to be closing or threatening to close in a whole range of ways. Knowledge is a part of how power plays out, about who can own and use it and make an impact in the world. Open Knowledge International wants to be part of getting that right. OKI, as a part of the broader open movement and network of organisations has been focused on:
  • working with civil society organisations help find value of open data for their mission and work,
  • providing organisations with the tools and skills to effectively use data, and
  • help make government efforts around information sharing responsive to civil society needs.
We believe this is important, this matters; this is necessary for making the world a better place. If you are enthused about our mission and believe you can lead us into the next chapter of our journey, please get in touch before 1 October 2018.

Open Knowledge International needs a new CEO – Could this be you?

- August 1, 2018 in Featured, job, Jobs, Open Knowledge International

The space around us is changing and Open Knowledge International needs a CEO who can help refine our identity and mission in this changing context. We are looking for someone who is entrepreneurial, creative and can work out what open means today, turning our mission into reality. You will be able to harness our activist ethos to deliver the services and products while ensuring the sustainability of the organisation and our mission. As the leader of our organisation, you will be in charge of directing our activities, shaping our fundraising and business development efforts, and nurturing our relationships with our funders, partners and communities, while welcoming and pursuing new opportunities and collaborations for open data. You will translate the open philosophy into concrete streams for our clients and operationalise that vision. You will help our funders, partners and clients understand what open means for them and what standards can do to make that a reality. You might be a senior leader within the open movement, in an organisation that promotes openness or in a data driven environment, with a strong desire and a passion to make a difference and are looking for the right vehicle to make that change. You have experience in operationalising the mission for organisations and are now looking for the opportunity to articulate the vision. Translating that vision in a changing context of user expectations, government and corporate ideologies and politics excites you. For more information on the role, click here.   About us Open Knowledge International (OKI) is a multi-award winning international not-for-profit organisation. We build tools and communities to create, use and share open knowledge — content and data that everyone can use, share, build on, and ultimately make informed decisions as a result. Ours is a mixed business model, undertaking both grant and commercial projects, and fundraising to cover our core work. Partnerships and networks are essential to our impact and we see ourselves as part of a global network of communities, organisations, advocates, government officials and activists. We are supported by a Board of Directors and staff who are passionate about what we do.   Why we do what we do Our world seems to be closing or threatening to close in a whole range of ways. Knowledge is a part of how power plays out, about who can own and use it and make an impact in the world. Open Knowledge International wants to be part of getting that right. OKI, as a part of the broader open movement and network of organisations has been focused on:
  • working with civil society organisations help find value of open data for their mission and work,
  • providing organisations with the tools and skills to effectively use data, and
  • help make government efforts around information sharing responsive to civil society needs.
We believe this is important, this matters; this is necessary for making the world a better place. If you are enthused about our mission and believe you can lead us into the next chapter of our journey, please get in touch.  

The Sea Monk (ca. 1845)

- March 30, 2016 in japanese folklore, Jobs, sailors, sea monk, ukiyo-e, Umi Bozu, Umibōzu, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, woodblock

A woodblock print, by the late Edo period artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi, illustrating the story of an encounter with the Sea Monk or Umibozu, a spirit in Japanese folklore.

The Sea Monk (ca. 1845)

- March 30, 2016 in japanese folklore, Jobs, sailors, sea monk, ukiyo-e, Umi Bozu, Umibōzu, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, woodblock

A woodblock print, by the late Edo period artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi, illustrating the story of an encounter with the Sea Monk or Umibozu, a spirit in Japanese folklore.

Calling all Project Assistants: we need you!

- November 12, 2015 in Jobs, News

The mission of Open Knowledge International is to open up all essential public interest information and see it utilized to create insight that drives change. To this end we work to create a global movement for open knowledge, supporting a network of leaders and local groups around the world; we facilitate coordination and knowledge sharing within the movement; we build collaboration with other change-making organisations both within our space and outside; and, finally, we prototype and provide a home for pioneering products. A decade after its foundation, Open Knowledge International is ready for its next phase of development. We started as an organisation that led the quest for the opening up of existing data sets – and in today’s world most of the big data portals run on CKAN, an open source software product developed first by us. Today, it is not only about opening up of data; it is making sure that this data is usable, useful and – most importantly – used, to improve people’s lives. Our current projects (OpenSpending, OpenTrials, School of Data, and many more) all aim towards giving people access to data, the knowledge to understand it, and the power to use it in our everyday lives. Now, we are looking for an enthusiastic

Project Assistant

(flexible location, part time) to join the team to help deliver our projects around the world. We are seeking people who care about openness and have the commitment to make it happen. We do not require applicants to have experience of project management – instead, we would like to work with motivated self-starters, able to demonstrate engagement with initiatives within the open movement. If you have excellent written and verbal communication skills, are highly organised and efficient with strong administration and analytical abilities, are interested in how projects are managed and are willing to learn, we want to hear from you. The role includes the following responsibilities:
  • Monitoring and reporting of ongoing work progress to Project Managers and on occasion to other stakeholders
  • Research and investigation
  • Coordination of, and communication with, the project team, wider organisation, volunteers and stakeholders
  • Documentation, including creating presentations, document control, proof-reading, archiving, distributing and collecting
  • Meeting and event organisation, including scheduling, booking, preparing documents, minuting, and arranging travel and accommodation where needed
  • Project communication and promotion, including by email, blog, social media, networking online and in person
  • Liaising with staff across the organisation to offer and for support, eg public communication and finance
Projects you may be involved with include Open Data for Development, OpenTrials and OpenSpending, as well as new projects in future. This role requires someone who can be flexible and comfortable with remote working, able to operate in a professional environment and participate in grassroots activities. Experience working as and with volunteers is advantageous. You are comfortable working with people from different cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds. You are happy to share your knowledge with others, and you find working in transparent and highly visible environments interesting and fun. Personally, you have a demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively, with respect and a focus on results over credit. The position reports to the Project Manager and will work closely with other members of the project delivery team. The role is part-time at 20 hours per week, paid by the hour. You will be compensated with a market salary, in line with the parameters of a non-profit-organisation. This would particularly suit recent graduates who have studied a complementary subject to Open Knowledge International, looking for some experience in the workplace. Successful applicants must have excellent English language skills in both speaking and writing. You can work from home, with flexibility offered and required. Some flexibility around work hours is useful, and there may be some (infrequent) international travel required. We offer employment contracts for residents of the UK with valid permits, and services contracts to overseas residents. Interested? Then send us a motivational letter and a one page CV via https://okfn.org/about/jobs/. Please indicate your current country of residence, as well as your salary expectations (in GBP) and your earliest availability. Early application is encouraged, as we are looking to fill the positions as soon as possible. These vacancies will close when we find a suitable candidate. If you have any questions, please direct them to jobs [at] okfn.org.

Join the School of Data team: Technical Trainer wantd

- November 9, 2015 in Featured, Jobs, School of Data

Background

The mission of Open Knowledge International is to open up all essential public interest information and see it utilized to create insight that drives change. To this end we work to create a global movement for open knowledge, supporting a network of leaders and local groups around the world; we facilitate coordination and knowledge sharing within the movement; we build collaboration with other change-making organisations both within our space and outside; and, finally, we prototype and provide a home for pioneering products. A decade after its foundation, Open Knowledge International is ready for its next phase of development. We started as an organisation that led the quest for the opening up of existing data sets – and in today’s world most of the big data portals run on CKAN, an open source software product developed first by us. Today, it is not only about opening up of data; it is making sure that this data is usable, useful and – most importantly – used, to improve people’s lives. Our current projects (School of Data, OpenSpending, OpenTrials, and many more) all aim towards giving people access to data, the knowledge to understand it, and the power to use it in our everyday lives. The School of Data is growing in size and scope, and to support this project – alongside our partners – we are looking for an enthusiastic Technical Trainer (flexible location, part time). School of Data is a network of data literacy practitioners, both organisations and individuals, implementing training and other data literacy activities in their respective countries and regions. Members of the School of Data work to empower civil society organizations (CSOs), journalists, governments and citizens with the skills they need to use data effectively in their efforts to create better, more equitable and more sustainable societies. Over the past four years, School of Data has succeeded in developing and sustaining a thriving and active network of data literacy practitioners in partnership with our implementing partners across Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. Our local implementing partners are Social TIC, Code for Africa, Metamorphosis, and several Open Knowledge chapters around the world. Together, we have produced dozens of lessons and hands-on tutorials on how to work with data published online, benefitting thousands of people around the world. Over 4500 people have attended our tailored training events, and our network has mentored dozens of organisations to become tech savvy and data driven. Our methodologies and approach for delivering hands-on data training and data literacy skills – such as the data expedition – have now been replicated in various formats by organisations around the world. One of our flagship initiatives, the School of Data Fellowship Programme, was first piloted in 2013 and has now successfully supported 26 fellows in 25 countries to provide long-term data support to CSOs in their communities. School of Data coordination team members are also consistently invited to give support locally to fellows in their projects and organisations that want to become more data-savvy. In order to give fellows a solid point of reference in terms of content development and training resources, and also to have a point person to give capacity building support for our members and partners around the world, School of Data is now hiring an outstanding trainer/consultant who’s familiar with all the steps of the Data Pipeline and School of Data’s innovative training methodology to be the all-things-content-and-training for the School of Data network.

Objectives

The hired professional will have three main objectives:
  • Technical Trainer & Data Wrangler: represent School of Data in training activities around the world, either supporting local members through our Training Dispatch or delivering the training themselves;
  • Data Pipeline & Training Consultant: give support for members and fellows regarding training (planning, agenda, content) and curriculum development using School of Data’s Data Pipeline;
  • Curriculum development: work closely with the Programme Manager & Coordination team to steer School of Data’s curriculum development, updating and refreshing our resources as novel techniques and tools arise.

Terms of Reference

  • Attend regular (weekly) planning calls with School of Data Coordination Team;
  • Work with current and future School of Data funders and partners in data-literacy related activities in an assortment of areas: Extractive Industries, Natural Disaster, Health, Transportation, Elections, etc;
  • Be available to organise and run in person data-literacy training events around the world, sometimes in short notice (agenda, content planning, identifying data sources, etc);
  • Provide reports of training events and support given to members and partners of School of Data Network;
  • Work closely with all School of Data Fellows around the world to aid them in their content development and training events planning & delivery;
  • Write for the School of Data blog about curriculum and training events;
  • Take ownership of the development of curriculum for School of Data and support training events of the School of Data network;
  • Work with Fellows and other School of Data Members to design and develop their skillshare curriculum;
  • Coordinate support for the Fellows when they do their trainings;
  • Mentor Fellows including monthly point person calls, providing feedback on blog posts and curriculum & general troubleshooting;
  • The position reports to School of Data’s Programme Manager and will work closely with other members of the project delivery team;
  • This part-time role is paid by the hour. You will be compensated with a market salary, in line with the parameters of a non-profit-organisation;
  • We offer employment contracts for residents of the UK with valid permits, and services contracts to overseas residents

Deliverables

  • A lightweight monthly report of performed activities with Fellows and members of the network;
  • A final narrative report at the end of the first period (6 months) summarising performed activities;
  • Map the current School of Data curriculum to diagnose potential areas of improvement and to update;
  • Plan and suggest a curriculum development & training delivery toolkit for Fellows and members of the network

Requirements

  • Be self-motivated and autonomous;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (Spanish & French are a plus);
  • Reliable internet connection;
  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills;
  • Proven experience running and planning training events;
  • Proven experience developing curriculum around data-related topics;
  • Experience working remotely with workmates in multiple timezones is a plus;
  • Experience in project management;
  • Major in Journalism, Computer Science, or related field is a plus
We strive for diversity in our team and encourage applicants from the Global South and from minorities.

Duration

Six months to one year: from November 2015 (as soon as possible) to April 2016, with the possibility to extend until October 2016 and beyond, at 10-12 days per month (8 hours/day).

Application Process

Interested? Then send us a motivational letter and a one page CV via https://okfn.org/about/jobs/. Please indicate your current country of residence, as well as your salary expectations (in GBP) and your earliest availability. Early application is encouraged, as we are looking to fill the positions as soon as possible. These vacancies will close when we find a suitable candidate. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and may be requested on short notice. If you have any questions, please direct them to jobs [at] okfn.org.

Introducing Portfolios, hiring Managers

- October 29, 2015 in Featured, Jobs, News

The mission of Open Knowledge International is to open up all essential public interest information and see it utilized to create insight that drives change. To this end we work to create a global movement for open knowledge, supporting a network of leaders and local groups around the world; we facilitate coordination and knowledge sharing within the movement; we build collaboration with other change-making organisations both within our space and outside; and, finally, we prototype and provide a home for pioneering products. A decade after its foundation, Open Knowledge International is ready for its next phase of development. We started as an organisation that led the quest for the opening up of existing data sets – and in today’s world most of the big data portals run on CKAN, an open source software product developed first by us. Today, it is not only about opening up of data; it is making sure that this data is usable, useful and – most importantly – used, to improve people’s lives. Our current projects (OpenSpending, OpenTrials, School of Data, and many more) all aim towards giving people access to data, the knowledge to understand it, and the power to use it in our everyday lives.

Portfolios at Open Knowledge International

At Open Knowledge International, we are creating a new organisational structure that will help us to grow into our next phase of development. This will better enable us to support new and existing open knowledge initiatives to help people to improve their lives and the societies that they live in. We are excited to be hiring for the roles of three Portfolio Managers, who will each lead a portfolio of products in a different stage of development:
  • In the portfolio Planting the Seeds we focus on developing prototypes and early-stage products. When a new approach to the use of data can be tested, or the application of open data in a new field becomes more relevant, this is where we trial whether our ideas are sound and are able to generate wider traction. This portfolio is closely connected to our cutting-edge research work;
  • The Growing the Trees portfolio focuses on those products that have proven to be viable and deserve broader investment to really affect change through innovative applications of open data. Examples might include initiatives such as our OpenTrials project developed with Ben Goldacre. We build these initiatives into platforms that shape the world. All of our products here are collaborative in nature, and we seek to develop partnerships with other organisations and stakeholders who share our interest in using data to improve the world;
  • When products have sufficient traction from other organisations and communities they move onto the third portfolio, Harvesting the Fruits. In this portfolio we focus on a mature governance structure of the products that involve high-level buy-in from other key organisations. We seek to sustain the products together with those stakeholders and the focus is on building lasting partnerships, while ensuring that new innovative ideas can be generated from those mature products.
For each of these portfolios we are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate

Portfolio Manager

(flexible location, full time) As a Portfolio Manager, we expect you to lead the strategic development of the portfolio, as well as monitoring and reporting progress on the portfolio. You will function as a product manager for existing and new products. You will develop and manage the budget of your portfolio, and will be responsible for staffing all projects together with project managers. You will collaborate closely with the other Portfolio Managers and the Portfolio Director, and support the CEO in fundraising. You understand how open licenses in software, content and data enable collaborative innovation and have demonstrable experience in these. While these qualifications are similar for all the Portfolio Managers, we define specific profiles for each Portfolio Manager which matches the stage of development of the products within each portfolio. Please have a read through our role descriptions below and have a think whether you are the kind of person that would thrive in an innovative, very dynamic environment; whether you excel more when executing on a few key initiatives, and really want to build those into highly successful products; or whether you are a better fit building lasting partnerships and coalitions around products that have demonstrated their value to the world. Portfolio Manager Planting the Seeds
  • You are excited by the opportunities that new technology and the availability of data present, to help citizens and civil society organisations to shape the world around us – which could include, for example, social, democratic and environmental impacts
  • You thrive on developing new concepts and ideas, and know what to do to develop those into early-stage products
  • You know how to evaluate early-stage products over a period of 6-12 months, and how to develop clear metrics of success
  • You understand how innovative projects are successfully executed and are not afraid to make tough decisions to cease activity
  • You have practical and hands-on experience of working in an innovative tech-related environment, for example in a ‘lab’ or incubator
  • You are able to handle multiple projects at the same time and have demonstrable skills in leading multiple teams
Portfolio Manager Growing the Trees
  • You relish the opportunity to develop and oversee a portfolio of products that are built on data and can change the world
  • You understand the opportunity that data, through online technology, offers to impact our lives
  • You know how to build a sustainable open source software product, including how to build a sustainable network of contributors and stakeholders who take an active role in developing the product
  • You can move a product out of prototype and roll it into multiple markets at the same time. For this, you use proven marketing techniques and you have the ability to tweak products according to customer and market needs
  • You know how to work with Theories of Change and how to apply them to products’ development cycles to achieve the maximum value
  • You know how to build partnerships around products and develop them into mature collaborative initiatives
Portfolio Manager Harvesting the Fruits
  • You are a coalition builder who excels in fostering long-lasting partnerships with demonstrable value and impact
  • You naturally develop products and partnerships into sustainable networks, and would know how to represent and coordinate with Open Knowledge International as one partner amongst others
  • You support networks and partners in sharing responsibility for products, moving from full ownership by Open Knowledge International to collaboration and collective ownership
  • You consider future sustainability for products, developing – together with networks – a roadmap for future roll-outs
  • You are invested in partnerships and know how to work with diverse communities, including with volunteers
  • You are enthusiastic about open knowledge, and would be able to represent Open Knowledge International in diverse networks and projects
Personally, you have a demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively, with respect and a focus on results over credit. You are comfortable working with people from different cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds. You are happy to share your knowledge with others, and you find working in transparent and highly visible environments interesting and fun. Instead of your formal education, we believe that your track record over the last 5 years speaks clearly of your abilities. You communicate in English like a native speaker. We demand a lot, but we offer a great opportunity as well: together with the other two Portfolio Managers and the Portfolio Director, this Portfolio Manager leads the strategic focus of Open Knowledge International. You will be at the heart of the development of projects and products, able to make a huge impact and shape our future. We also encourage people who are looking to re-enter the workplace to apply, and are willing to adjust working hours to suit. You should be based somewhere in between the time zones UTC -1 to +3. You can work from home, with flexibility offered and required. You will be compensated with a market salary, in line with the parameters of a non-profit-organisation. Interested? Then send us a motivational letter and a one page CV via https://okfn.org/about/jobs/. Please indicate your current country of residence, as well as your salary expectations (in GBP) and your earliest availability. Early application is encouraged, as we are looking to fill the positions as soon as possible. These vacancies will close when we find a suitable candidate. If you have any questions, please direct them to Naomi Lillie, via naomi.lillie [at] okfn.org.

Seeking a Chief Operating Officer

- October 20, 2015 in Featured, Jobs, Open Knowledge

The mission of Open Knowledge International is to open up all essential public interest information and see it utilized to create insight that drives change. To this end we work to create a global movement for open knowledge, supporting a network of leaders and local groups around the world; we facilitate coordination and knowledge sharing within the movement; we build collaboration with other change-making organisations both within our space and outside; and, finally, we prototype and provide a home for pioneering products. A decade after its foundation, Open Knowledge International is ready for its next phase of development. We started as an organisation that led the quest for the opening up of existing data sets – and in today’s world most of the big data portals run on CKAN, an open source software product developed first by us. Today, it is not only about opening up of data; it is making sure that this data is usable, useful and – most importantly – used, to improve people’s lives. Our current projects (OpenSpending, OpenTrials, School of Data, and many more) all aim towards giving people access to data, the knowledge to understand it, and the power to use it in our everyday lives. With this development comes a new organisational structure, new processes that support this mission, and new ways of working together. Therefore, for the first time in our history, we are now looking for a dedicated COO to support us in developing and sustaining a world-class organisation.

Chief Operating Officer

(flexible location, 30 hours to full time) Here is what we need you to do:
  • Develop and implement a lean project management model that supports the diverse project portfolio of Open Knowledge International, and that enables staff and contractors to plan, execute, and deliver high-impact projects;
  • Design strategies, policies and practices so that they fit our needs as a distributed organisation that spawns across many countries and timezones. This includes – but is not limited to – internal communications tools, ways to collaborate effectively in teams, and methods to assess and report on progress and impact;
  • Being a virtual organisation (without a central office) challenges us to have great and supportive HR processes in place, which take people’s experience and expectations into account, and support development of individual staff and of the organisation as a whole. You will be responsible for leading this, as well as helping us find and retain great talent;
  • Work with our Chief of Finance on all financial processes around budget planning, tracking, and reporting.
To be able to fulfill this role, you will need extensive experience in running the internal processes of a mid-sized organisation, preferably within a (partial) virtual organisation as well. You will have a proven track record of project management skills, both in running projects yourself, and in implementing methodology. You can show that you have implemented a variety of processes in organisations, and that these organisations performed better afterwards. Demonstrable experience in dealing with legal matters is required, as well as a solid understanding of Human Resources, especially regarding the professional and personal development of staff, both in terms of high-level strategy and the day-to-day operations. Personally, you have a demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively, with respect and a focus on results over credit. You are comfortable working with people from different cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds. You are happy to share your knowledge with others, and you find working in transparent and highly visible environments interesting and fun. Instead of your formal education, we believe that your track record over the last 10 years speaks clearly of your abilities. You communicate in English like a native. We demand a lot, but we offer a great opportunity as well: together with the CEO and the Portfolio Director, the COO forms the Senior Management Team of Open Knowledge International. You will be at the heart of the development of Open Knowledge International, able to make a huge impact and shape our future. We also encourage people who are looking to re-enter the workplace to apply, and are willing to adjust working hours to suit. You should be based somewhere in between the time zones UTC -1 to +3. You can work from home, with flexibility offered and required. You will be compensated with a market salary, in line with the parameters of a non-profit-organisation. Interested? Then send us a motivational letter and a one page CV via https://okfn.org/about/jobs/. Please indicate your current country of residence, as well as your salary expectations (in GBP) and your earliest availability. If you have any questions, please direct them to Naomi Lillie, via mail naomi.lillie [at] okfn.org.

We’re Hiring at Open Knowledge: Project Managers, Developers and Data Wranglers

- March 19, 2015 in Featured, Jobs, Open Knowledge Foundation Local Groups

Open Knowledge are delighted to advertise several new open positions:
  • Project Manager – Open Data
  • Python Developer
  • Frontend Developer
  • Data Wrangler
A brief summary on each post can be found below. Full details and application forms can be found on http://okfn.org/about/jobs/.

 Project Manager – Open Data

We are looking for a professional and dynamic hands-on project manager to manage a portfolio of projects at Open Knowledge – an international, world-leading non-profit working on open data. The project management style will need to fit within our creative and innovative atmosphere, and should help us retain organisational flexibility and agility. The projects requiring management will vary, but in general will range from £25k/several months/1-2 team members, to £500k+/several years/4-6 team members. Some projects will involve substantial software design and delivery and require good technical understanding and the ability to manage a technology delivery project. In general the project teams are made up of specialists who have a good sense of the area of work and may be able to be the public face of the project; the key role of the project manager is to ensure planning, delivery, tracking and reporting occurs reliably and to a good standard. Open Knowledge’s partners and clients include national government bodies, NGOs, and organisations such as the World Bank. Projects funded by grants are delivered for philanthropic foundations, the European Commission (eg. through the FP7/H2020 programme) and others. Find out more or apply »

Python Developer

Working in the fast-growing area of open data, we build open source tools to drive transparency, accountability and data-driven insight. Our flagship product CKAN runs official national data portals from the UK to Brazil, US to Australia and hundreds more around the world. We also build a variety of other open source software to help people access information and turn data into insight. We’re looking for a python developer to join our team who is smart, quick-to-learn and interested in contributing to a fast-growing and exciting area. You can be based anywhere – we operate as a virtual, online team – and can offer a flexible working structure – we care about delivery, not being 9-5 at your desk! Find out more or apply »

Data Wrangler

Work on cutting edge data-driven, high impact open knowledge projects with a world-leading non-profit in areas ranging from government finances to health-care. We are looking for someone with good experience in “small-to-medium” data wrangling (e.g. you’ve been scraping in python for a while, have a deep love for CSV … ). You must be a self-starter, capable of working remotely and taking initiative as well as working effectively in a team with others. Find out more or apply »

Frontend Developer

We are looking for talented front-end developers to work with us on an ongoing, freelance basis on a variety of open-source data-driven projects ranging from healthcare to illegal logging. Find out more or apply »

Wir suchen: Projektmanager für DIGIWHIST – ein Projekt mit Schwerpunkt Transparenz, Korruptionsbekämpfung und Whistleblowing

- January 27, 2015 in Featured, Jobs, OKF Deutschland, Open Knowledge Foundation, Transparency, Whistleblowing

8210336893_c76839a169_b Halbe Stelle, Festanstellung für die gesamte Projektlaufzeit von drei Jahren, Gehalt nach Öffentlichem Dienst Berlin E13 Stufe 3, Bewerbungen bis 20. Februar 2015 Die Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland (e.V.) ist eine der führenden NGOs im Bereich Freies Wissen, Offene Daten und Transparenz in Deutschland. Viele unserer Projekte gelten als Pionierarbeiten, unsere Expertise wird von Regierungen, Anbietern wie Nutzern Offener Daten geschätzt und wir sind ein wichtiger Förderer der deutschen Open Data Community. Wir suchen zum 1. März 2015 einen Projekmanager für das H2020 EU-Forschungsprojekt „The Digital Whistleblower. Fiscal Transparency, Risk Assessment and Impact of Good Governance Policies Assessed (DIGIWHIST)”. Ziel von DIGIWHIST ist es, das öffentliche Auftragswesen transparenter und effizienter zu gestalten sowie Whistleblower zu unterstützen, um Korruption zu bekämpfen. Unser Arbeitsschwerpunkt im Projekt ist die Konzeption und Entwicklung von Transparenzwerkzeugen. Zu Deinen Aufgaben gehören
  • Das administrative und koordinierende Tagesgeschäft im Management des geförderten EU-Forschungsprojektes
  • Die Kommunikation innerhalb des Konsortiums
  • Das Finanz- und Berichtsmanagement und seine Abwicklung
  • Die Entwicklung und Umsetzung des Projektplans
  • Die Unterstützung der Dissemination
Was wir bieten
  • Spielraum für Mitgestaltung beim Aufbau einer dynamischen und gut sichtbaren NGO
  • Ein junges und motiviertes Team, das sich auf Dich freut
  • Ein spannendes Arbeitsumfeld in Berlin, mit flexiblen Arbeitszeiten und netter Büroatmosphäre
  • Einbettung in das internationale OKF-Netzwerk
  • Möglichkeiten zur Weiterbildung und Teilnahme an Konferenzen
Was wir erwarten
  • Abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium (Master oder Diplom)
  • Mindestens 2 Jahre Berufserfahrung, idealerweise im NGO-Umfeld
  • Identifikation mit unseren Vereinszielen Vereinszielen
  • Präsenz im Berliner Büro und Lust auf Teamarbeit
  • Erfahrungen in Bezug auf Projekt- und Finanzmanagement
  • Sicheres Auftreten und hohe soziale und kommunikative Kompetenz
  • Eigenständige und strukturierte Arbeitsweise
  • Fähigkeit zu Priorisieren und Deadlines einzuhalten
  • Gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
  • Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsweise sowie einschlägige Erfahrung mit Recherche und dem Verfassen von Texten und Dokumentationen (Englisch)
  • Keine Scheu, sich in unterschiedliche Online-Werkzeuge einzuarbeiten
  • Idealerweise Kenntnisse im Bereich digitale Transparenz und Korruptionsbekämpfung
  • Thematische Affinität zu Open Data, Transparenz, Whistleblowing, und verwandten Themenfeldern, sowie erste Arbeitserfahrungen in einem EU-Forschungsverbundprojekt ist ein Plus
Bitte schicke uns Deine Bewerbung inkl. Deiner Gehaltsvorstellung per E-Mail an getinvolved@okfn.de und daniel.dietrich@okfn.org, der Dir auch für Rückfragen zur Verfügung steht. Projektbeschreibung: “The central objective of DIGIWHIST is to combine the provision of data on public spending with actionable indicators and provide a whistleblower reporting channel that strengthens accountability and transparency of public administration. In particular, it aims at improving trust in governments and efficiency of public spending across Europe through the systematic collection, analysis, and broad dissemination of information on public procurement and on mechanisms that increase accountability of public officials in all EU and some neighbouring countries. Availability of such information can provide an effective tool to private actors such as NGOs, academia, and businesses to ensure that governments are accountable and transparent in their management of public resources, especially when an effective whistleblower reporting channel also underpins accountability.” See our press release.