Open Source Community Manager

United Nations Children's Fund

Spain, Spain

We are looking for a motivated Open Source Community Manager to join the Giga team. This will be a diverse and hands-on role to help ideate and execute Giga’s open source strategy.
We are looking for someone that is eager to make Giga a champion of open source - that is unafraid to get their hands dirty combing through pull-requests and drafting documentation but that 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.

In particular you will:
Creating enabling processes and standards to streamline and improve Giga’s open source roadmap, including:
  • Drafting and implementing Giga’s open source strategy – stewarding Giga’s commitment to open source principles and digital public goods
  • Designing and building buy-in on required standards and processes to bolsters 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
Overseeing and managing the implementation of Giga’s open source roadmap, including:
  • Executing 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 (including managing PRs and issues, external contributor feedback, etc)
  • Driving increased and successful contributions to Giga’s open-source products
  • Advising 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
  • Representing Giga in the open source community
  • Organizing and participating in 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, webinars.
  • Keeping abreast of latest developments in the open source community
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… 
  • Master’s degree in software development, engineering or a related technical field. *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the field, preferably in developer or community projects.
  • Strong personal track record of ongoing contributions to one or more open source projects.
  • Strong understanding of version control systems (e.g., Git) and project management tools.
  • Experience in community management, including facilitating and growing communities is required.
  • Experience from working within UNICEF, and with experience or 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.