Giga Jobs

Junior Open-Source Community Manager

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Contract type: Consultancy

Duration: 12 months 

Application deadline: 12 February 2024, at 11.55 pm CET

Link to apply via UNICEF Portal


We are looking for a motivated open-source Junior Community Manager to join the Giga team. This diverse and hands-on role will help support the ideation and execution of Giga’s open-source strategy. We are looking for someone who is eager to make Giga a champion of open source – who is unafraid to get their hands dirty by combing through pull requests and drafting documentation but who also understands the nuance of and is excited to engage with different technical and non-technical communities. The open-source community manager will help shape and nurture the healthy development and growth of our open-source products.

Your responsibilities will be…

Creating enabling processes and standards to streamline and improve Giga’s open-source roadmap, including:

  • Supporting the implementation of Giga’s open-source strategy
  • Promoting adoption of standards and processes to bolster Giga’s open-source commitment, including technical documentation templates, community guidelines, checklists and code reviews, amongst others.
  • Developing product-specific open-source roadmaps in collaboration with product owners, including identifying relevant technical and non-technical communities to engage with, creating OKRs and implementation plans, selecting licenses, etc.

Supporting the implementation of Giga’s open-source roadmap, including:

  • Supporting execution of product-specific open-source roadmaps, encompassing the creation and iteration of product documentation (such as issue trackers and contributor incentives) and engagement and follow-up with relevant communities of the team across product ideation and development on how best to build and sustain vibrant open-source projects.

Building and iteratively improving Giga’s brand as a tech, open source, and digital public goods champion

  • Contributing to building greater cultural awareness for open source within Giga.
  • Liaising with Giga team members as needed to create product communication and marketing materials to disseminate the achievements (and failures!) of Giga’s technology work.
  • Helping organize online as well as offline events geared towards growing a vibrant community of technical and non-technical Giga collaborators, for example, hosting X Spaces, hackathons, and webinars.
  • Keeping abreast of the latest developments in the open-source community

Please access the full Term of Reference (ToRs) and read a more detailed description of the assignment in this file in order to prepare your financial proposal and know more about the role:  Jr. Open-Source Community Manager.

To qualify for this position, you will have…
  • A first-level university degree in software development, engineering, or a related technical field or relevant studies in the field is considered an asset.
  • 3 years of experience in the field, preferably in developer or community projects.
  • Track record of ongoing contributions to one or more open-source projects.
  • Understanding of version control systems (e.g., Git) and project management tools.
  • Experience in community management, including facilitating and growing communities is required.
  • Experience working within UNICEF or having strong exposure to country offices is considered an asset.
  • Strong planning/organizing skills. Prior experience planning events is desirable.
  • Knowledge of social media channels (especially X, formerly Twitter) is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and enthusiasm for public speaking.
  • Proven capacity to work with collaborative teams across different locations and with different technical skills.
  • Fluency in English is required. Proficiency in an additional official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.
Payment details and further considerations
  • Payment of professional fees will be based on the submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.
  • The consultant is responsible for his/her own health and travel insurance.
  • Consultant is responsible for arranging his/her own travel, including visa.
  • This consultancy is based in Barcelona.
How to apply
  • Interested applicants are required to submit a financial proposal with an all-inclusive fee.  Please see the financial proposal template here: Consultancy Financial Offer template.docx
  • Financial proposal must include travel costs (economy class) and daily subsistence allowance, if travel is required as per TOR and any other estimated costs: visa, travel/health insurance
  • Applications without a financial proposal will not be considered.
About our team

We are a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team of software engineers, finance specialists, data scientists, policy experts, and much more. Our team is a distributed workforce and plans to remain distributed into the foreseeable future. We are growing fast. Our team has grown by over 400% in the last 6 months as we rapidly scale to meet our stated mission.

About Giga

Giga is a joint initiative of UNICEF and ITU to connect every school in the world to the Internet by 2030. Working with corporate and non-profit partners, Giga maps schools’ Internet access in real time, creates models for innovative financing, and supports governments contracting for connectivity. It is part of ITU’s Partner2 Connect Coalition, UNICEF’s Reimagine Education initiative, and the UN Secretary General’s Common Agenda and Roadmap for Digital Cooperation 

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