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OONI Project Manager Full-time

Published at 2023-05-02 - Viewed: 2405 times - Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) (Worldwide/Remote)

Are you a project manager interested in defending human rights on the internet? We have a job opening for you!

The OONI team (a non-profit measuring internet censorship globally) is looking for a dedicated project manager to help us manage our software development work.

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

Job description

By joining our team, you will help ensure that our software projects are on track, supporting a global community that relies on our tools for measuring and fighting internet censorship.

In this position, you will:

  • Foster a supportive team environment
  • Hold regular 1:1s with team members
  • Guide team members in adopting good software development practices
  • Manage our issue tracker and ensure that our tickets are properly documented
  • Ensure that our projects are on track, on budget, and within scope
  • Keep the OONI team up to date on priorities and inter-team dependencies
  • Contribute to reports for our funders
  • Contribute to our fundraising activities

This is a full-time 12-month contract position, starting ASAP. The contract may be extended depending on the contractor’s performance and the availability of funds. The yearly contractor fee will range between 60,000-70,000 EUR depending on the contractor’s relevant experience and expertise.

This is a fully remote position. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the OONI team always worked remotely online. We communicate and coordinate through OONI Slack channels, we have regular video/voice meetings, and we track our work on GitHub.

Our team members are currently based in Europe and Africa, but we encourage applications from anywhere in the world. To effectively coordinate with our team members, you should be comfortable working with people based in the Central European time zone.

Required qualifications

  • Past professional experience as a project manager for a software project
  • Experience using GitHub for issue tracking
  • Excellent teamwork and management skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Reliable and able to meet deadlines
  • Good at asynchronous communication
  • Comfortable working remotely with a geographically distributed team
  • Ability to be successful in a remote-only work environment
  • Self-directed, motivated, and aligned with our mission

Preferred qualifications

  • Past professional software development experience
  • Familiarity with agile software development methodologies
  • Past contributions to and familiarity with the practices of free software projects
  • Experience working remotely with a geographically distributed team
  • Fundraising experience in the non-profit sector
  • Experience writing reports for funders
  • Familiarity with OONI and OONI tools (ideally, you’re already an OONI Probe user)
  • General understanding of internet censorship and digital rights issues
  • Internet measurement knowledge

A degree is great but not required if you have the right experience.

How to apply

To apply, please email us the following documents:

  • CV/resume. Please share a PDF of your CV/resume (if you have a public GitHub/GitLab profile, please provide a link to it).
  • Cover letter. Let us know how your qualifications and experience meet the requirements of this job position. Please include the reasons why you want to work with OONI.

Please send your email to jobs at openobservatory dot org with “OONI Project Manager” in the subject line.

Note: We may request contact details for 2 professional references if you are shortlisted for the position.

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.



The Open Observatory of Network Interference is a free software project – born out of the Tor Project in 2012 – that aims to empower decentralized efforts in increasing transparency of internet censorship around the world.

We build free software (OONI Probe) that enables anyone to independently detect internet censorship on their network. To increase transparency of internet censorship, we publish censorship measurements as open data in near real-time. This data supports research and advocacy efforts investigating and fighting internet censorship worldwide.

More information about OONI is available in our Mission Statement and FAQ.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We have a global and diverse community and we strive to hire people who can best serve our community.

Our Code of Conduct describes how we aim to provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for our team and community.

We value and encourage diversity and consider applicants for all positions without regard to national origin, gender, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical characteristics, disability, religion, and age.

We encourage people subject to systemic bias to apply, including people of color, indigenous people, LGBTQIA+ people, women, and any other person who is part of a group that is underrepresented in tech.

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