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Wikimedia Deutschland – Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V. is a non-profit organisation based in Berlin, Germany. With more than 100 employees and about 65,000 members, it is the oldest and largest of 37 independent chapters of the international Wikimedia movement. The best-known Wikimedia project, the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia, is used by millions of people across the world every day and is continuously updated and improved by millions of users.

Wikimedia Deutschland furthers these ideals even beyond the free encyclopedia: It is our aim to establish and promote the creation, collection, and distribution of free knowledge in all parts of society. Our objective is to create a world in which the sum of all human knowledge is freely accessible for everyone. The main focus of our activities is the support of volunteers, the development of technology and software, and the cooperation with cultural and scientific institutions. Furthermore, we advocate on both the national and EU-level a legal framework which allows for free knowledge to become part of our everyday life.

In order to promote these aims, we are currently seeking a capable and motivated Program Manager Wikidata to join our Software & Development Department at the heart of Berlin to support the future growth of our Wikidata Platform. You will be responsible for aligning the different pillars of the program to ensure effective execution and brilliant results.

What we expect

As Program Manager Wikidata you should have:

  • 5 years of demonstrated success in a program management or operations management capacity within a technical setting
  • Good knowledge and handling of project and program management methodology and techniques
  • Good understanding of the wider objectives of the program
  • Ability to work positively with the wide range of individuals involved in program management
  • The ability to find innovative ways to resolve problems
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to meet cost, time and quality objectives when delivering projects

What you will perform

As Program Manager Wikidata you are responsible for:

  • Daily program management throughout the program life cycle
  • Defining the program governance (controls)
  • Planning the overall program and monitoring the progress
  • Managing risks and issues and taking corrective measurements
  • Coordinating the projects and their interdependencies
  • Managing stakeholders’ communication
  • Adoption of processes and governance across the 6 program areas
  • Production of consistent project artefacts such as project plans, RAID logs, status reporting

What we offer

  • You can attend local user groups during work time and you are encouraged to do so
  • You will have a noticeable impact on one of the top four visited websites in the world
  • We regularly go to conferences, both as attendees and participants

All software we develop is Open Source, and we contribute back to various projects we use. Many of our components are published in a format that allows reuse outside of our own projects.

In addition to your salary we offer:

  • Public transport allowance
  • Access to complementary pension benefits
  • Continued salary in the event of ill children
  • Free coffee, tea, soft drinks and organic fruits

Initial appointment is for 2 years.

Apply now

Send us your detailed application documents via our job portal. Our personnel team will be happy to answer your questions. We kindly ask you to refrain from application photos and information on date of birth, marital status and parents. We look forward to hearing from you!

Wikimedia Deutschland commits itself to the principles of equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic origin, nationality, religion, political or other opinion, sex, age, disability or sexual identity or orientation.

In light of an underrepresentation of women in our Software Development Department we strongly encourage qualified women to apply.