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Project Lead

Remuneration:negotiable negotiable depending on experience 
Benefits:Wifi router if needed for remote working, laptop insurance
Remote work:Remote work allowed optional
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Occasional
Type: 2 years
Company:Open Cities Lab

We believe that through empowering citizens, building trust and accountability in civic space, and building capacity with government, we will enable participation in decision making, evidence-based urban intervention, and inclusive co-design that will improve the lives of residents in urban spaces.

Our organisation is made up of researchers, software developers, economists, data scientists and designers who get to constantly expand their knowledge and learn peripheral skills as part of the job. We are all driven by a common purpose as a non-partisan community founded on the belief of equality and inclusion through openness across all aspects of society.

We are growing! And we need help expanding our operational capacity...

The project lead is responsible for planning and overseeing projects within Open Cities Lab, from the initial ideation through to completion. They coordinate people and processes to deliver projects on time, within budget and with the desired outcomes aligned to objectives.

The day-to-day
  • Oversee the planning, design and implementation of assigned projects
  • Ensure that the project team meets agreed milestones and deadlines
  • Ensure there is ongoing constructive communication between all partners and stakeholders.
  • Oversee the analysis and management of project risk 
  • Monitor project progress and coordinate team activity and resource 
  • planning (budget revisions)
  • Manage the development of necessary reports and project documentation
  • Act as the key points person for the projects (internal and external enquiries)
  • Complete Flash (status) reports and other project documentation on a weekly basis
  • Support and drive Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning within the project
  • Onboarding of all new team members
  • Oversee project resources and assist with the management of third party partner requirements and scheduling

Key skills
  • Good time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple tasks at once
  • A good communicator with effective stakeholder management & conflict resolution skills
  • Mathematical and budgeting skills
  • Be a good team player and an effective leader who is able to motivate their project team
  • Have strong resourcing skills
  • You will possess great organisational competencies and be able to manage the project process from start to finish
  • Analytical skills to identify and mitigate risks which may impact successful delivery of projects
  • Comfortable with working in a distributed organisation
  • Able to give insightful input into inefficient administrative processes
  • Able to give client and partner insight and feedback to the team
  • Able to give intelligent recommendation/advice to clients and partners
  • Have a good command of English both spoken and written
  • Skilled at working under pressure

  • Experience may be preferable to qualifications for this role. You should show an aptitude for technology and organisational management with either a business / creative-led degree, or equivalent qualifications.

Relevant experience
  • Time spent planning, leading, directing, and managing projects
  • Experience having designed and implemented strategic plans for projects
  • Adept at briefing teams across many departments (domains) and reporting to clients/partners
  • Budget and resource planning experience
  • Research experience a plus
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning experience a plus
  • Knowledge of and experience working with Slack, Trello, Google Suite, Toggl etc. a plus
All applicants who are drawn to serve the mission of Open Cities Lab will enjoy Equality of Opportunity and fair treatment without regard to:

• Race
• Colour
• Age
• Religion
• Pregnancy
• Sex
• Sexual orientation
• Disability
• Gender identity
• Gender expression
• National origin
• Genetic information
• Marital status
• Prior protected activity

Women, Nonbinary, BIPOC, People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Company Description

We work to build inclusion and participatory democracy in cities and urban spaces through empowering citizens, building trust and accountability in civic space, and capacitating government

Posted on 08 Oct 14:21, Closing date 22 Oct

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