Global Disinformation Index is hiring for a Project Manager
Disinformation has become a business. Today’s internet business models reward engagement above all else. These models monetise attention without considering the quality of the content garnering that attention, or the harm that may result.
Remote working. Ideally based in the UK or Germany.
Hours of work
There is a robust and growing community of industry, policy, and civil society advocates pressing for reform of this ecosystem, they all need data to inform their actions.
The Global Disinformation Index was born out of this need for data, specifically the need for transparent, independent neutral disinformation risk ratings across the open web. Thus, GDI was established in 2018 as a not-for-profit entity built on the three pillars of neutrality, independence and transparency.
At GDI, you’ll be surrounded by people who want to improve everything and support everyone around them. GDI team is passionate about the mission, experts in their fields and are collaborative problem solvers.
To be a successful candidate, you will need to have proven experience in EU project management and the ability to lead project teams of various sizes.
Key responsibilities include:
- Work with the project funders to agree on deliverables, topics and cadence. This can include direct interaction with strategic partners of GDI and deliverables outside the Horizon 2020 project.
- Horizon 2020 work package lead responsible for developing a disinformation warning system, leveraging and integrating the results of partner data platforms for indexing and documenting verified and manipulated content.
- Coordination, preparation and release of the project deliverables on behalf of GDI and track progress towards milestones in line with the project´s work plan ensuring the timely accomplishment of work output, according to the project quality management process.
- Support the project management boards – typically Management Board and Technical Board (organise and follow up the meetings in coordination with the corresponding board chair, GDI
- International Policy Director and GDI Lead Product Manager).
- Follow up the preparation, approval of contractual documentation.
- Ensure communication interface with the funding agency (typically the European Commission)
- Project Officer including the organisation and preparation of review meetings.
- Preparation and submission of periodic and final reports in the EC Portal.
- Regularly monitor expenditures ensuring that budget allocations are not exceeded.
- Preparation of the project financial reporting.
- Some travel may be required during the project for consortium meetings.
Experience and Qualifications (essential)
- 3+ years strategy consulting experience, ideally working in European project tech and/or related sectors.
- 1-2 years consulting experience, preferably government.
- Analytical and research ability to draw insight from data.
- Broad client and customer management skills.
- Ability to present clearly and persuasively to funders.
- Professional fluency in English.
- Project management experience strongly preferred, especially in complex projects with large number of stakeholders.
- Process and solution oriented.
Location: Remote working. Ideally based in the UK or Germany.
Reporting To: International Policy Director (based in Brussels, Belgium)
Hours and Terms: Some flexibility for cross-time zone communication is required. Competitive salary based on location. Full-time.