Project Manager, Transformation Team

Open Society Foundations
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Feb 12

Position description

Project Manager, Transformation Team. London. Posting Date: 02/11/2021. Deadline: 02/25/2021

We're seeking a Project Manager based in London to support the Open Society Foundations' Transformation Team for a two-year term. Part of a tightly-knit Transformation Team, you will report to the Executive Advisor and manage the project design and implementation of the Foundations' new approaches for collaboration, structure, and decision-making. The ideal candidate will have experience managing complex projects and matrixed-organizations' restructuring processes.

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and inclusive democracies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. We are active in more than 120 countries, making us the world's largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.

As a Project Manager with the Transformation Team, you will:

  • Conceive, design, and manage complex projects, usually cross-network, and apply relevant project management tools to effectively monitor and update the Transformation Team's time, process, and budget via the Transformation Dashboard;
  • Manage the full life-cycle of transformation processes;
  • Develop and maintain a detailed project schedule and work plan, and monitor all project-related activities;
  • Work with the Internal Communications and the Executive Office teams to keep the network up to date;
  • Review consultant and project proposals, and manage relevant vendors and contracts;
  • Develop and conduct research on topics relevant to the Transformation Team, and make informed recommendations by identifying areas for improvement, collaboration, and integration.


What we are looking for:

  • Five or more years of experience in project management within a global/matrixed organization;
  • Demonstrated experience managing a major shift or restructuring within an organization;
  • Experience leading project teams and independently seeing multiple complex projects through the full life cycle-from inception to completion-according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline;
  • Research skills and ability to process and analyze large amounts of information;
  • An ability to communicate effectively;
  • Familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices;
  • Proven record of resourcefulness and self-motivation, with the ability to work independently and solve problems creatively;
  • Commitment to continuous learning and growth in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, antiracism and social justice;
  • Commitment to listening and working with humility; ways of working that are respectful to all people; and that support space and voice for all diverse perspectives in our workplace.


What we offer:

  • Ample opportunities to learn and grow, from annual professional development allowances to onsite trainings and brown bag lunches with visiting experts.
  • Top-notch benefits and perks designed for your well-being and a healthy work-life balance. With some variability according to location, this includes generous time off, flexible work arrangements, employer-paid health insurance, generous retirement savings plan, progressive paid parental leave, reproductive and family planning support, sabbatical opportunities, and much more .
  • A commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables everyone to bring their full self to work and make a positive impact on the world.


See what a day in the life at Open Society is like .

If this sounds like the position you have been looking for, please submit your cover letter and a resume; we look forward to learning more about you.

Please note, this position is not eligible for work authorization sponsorship.

Competitive rates of pay apply.

We aim to build an inclusive workforce that is reflective of the populations we support, and actively seek applications from those who are marginalized and underrepresented. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and colleagues with disabilities.