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FOSSFA Project Manager Job

FOSSFA Project Manager Job Opportunity

The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA) has announced a Job vacancy for a Project Manager. FOSSFA is a nonprofit Pan-African organization whose mission of FOSSFA is the promotion of FOSS and the FOSS development model in Africa.

FOSSFA is looking for an enthusiastic African, currently living in Africa to serve the Foundation as Project Manager.

Location for FOSSFA project Manager is preferably Accra, Ghana. Manager may however opt to work from his or her home base.

12 months of initial contract. Renewable


1. Provide management and support for all FOSSFA projects
2. Support administrative and logistical preparations towards Idlelo 5.
3. Ensure that meaningful benchmarks are established, tracked for each FOSSFA project and revised as appropriate
4. Implement and evaluate an action plan based on the approved strategic goals and opportunities.
5. Draft and present activity reports of FOSSFA projects and all received project monies

1. Implement programs to fulfill the overall mission of FOSSFA.
2. Support secretariat in broadening and enriching FOSSFA?s relationships with members, the general public, and funders.
3. Represent FOSSFA at continental and global platforms, events and fora
4. Publish FOSSFA news regularly on www.fossfa.net
5. Implement the Newsletter ? FOSSFAR

1. Management of project volunteers within FOSSFA
2. Provide avenues for full and open communication and collaboration with the community at large and promote an awareness of the diverse and changing needs of the community.
3. Manage country capacity reinforcement programs
5. Facilitate collaboration and cooperation between FOSSFA and other organizations and leaders, to build a shared vision of how to address and solve issues related to FOSS in Africa .

1.Liaise with current and prospective FOSSFA financial partners
2.Cultivate ongoing relationships with supporters to ensure a reliable source of funding for immediate operations, as well as to expand FOSSFA?s asset and donor base.
3.Obtain funding for new FOSSFA projects
4.Seek out and respond to Requests for Proposals (RFP) on behalf of the Foundation
5.Market the organisation to donors whose goals are similar to those of FOSSFA

1.Project Management experience in the non-profit and/or technology sectors
2.Well-known and respected within at least one Open Source community
3.Experienced in raising funds for non-profit organizations
4.Effectively organized, highly-independent and self-motivated.
5.Knowledge of proposal writing and donor relations

1.Bachelor degree is basic
2.Masters Degree is needed.
3.At least 5 years of professional experience in similar role
4.A track record in open source activism is required

How to Apply for the FOSSFA Project Manager Job

1.Send a cover letter and CV to executive@fossfa.net
2.Copy secretariat@fossfa.net
3.Application MUST contain 3 references
4.At least one reference MUST be a FOSSFA member (a complete list is on the website)
5.Application MUST state salary preference
6. Deadline: End of June 2010

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