Hire Project Manager to implement solution for Common WWOOF Website Platform

IT Project Manager

Overall Objective: The Federation of WWOOF Organisations’ (FoWO) purpose is to unite,

promote, protect and support the WWOOF movement around the world.

The FoWO IT Project Manager, with the support and guidance of the FoWO IT Committee, is

to research, select and implement a long term solution (operational ideally by December


st 2016) for a Common WWOOF Website Platform to serve WWOOF Independents

([url removed, login to view]), potentially existing WWOOF groups currently using

the Bl00m platform (e.g. [url removed, login to view]), and other interested WWOOF groups -

there are a number whom have expressed interest (e.g. [url removed, login to view])

Possible solutions: use of existing Bl00m platform (e.g. [url removed, login to view]); or develop a

new platform via an external company, or hire a team in-house; or negotiate use of other

WWOOF groups existing platform (e.g. [url removed, login to view]); possibly hire an in-house

team to manage IT regardless of platform used.

The team 1. IT committee (composed of volunteers from National WWOOF groups to consult,

advise, overview and communicate with FoWO Directors (currently 8) and members

(currently 45))

2. Existing Bl00m WWOOF platform users – consult in regards to existing use and

future development and willingness to commit to FoWO project

3. Other interested WWOOF groups seeking a common website solution – consult in

regards to wants and needs and willingness to commit to FoWO project

4. Project Manager (PM) - the person responsible for the project implementation and

completion, and potentially on-going support in a permanent position such as an IT

manager or similar.

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Working hours and conditions

 Responsible to provide own equipment.

 Work from your own home for agreed number of hours.

 Must have reliable Internet and be able to attend scheduled online meetings which

could be at less than convenient times due to the worldwide locations of individuals


 May be required to travel to meet with team and possibly attend International

conference(s) – costs covered by FoWO

 Bi-weekly, or as determined, must meet and provide report to IT Committee on

progress and developments

Contract Terms  Project expected to need approximately 16 hours per week in the beginning

potentially tapering off to 8 hours.

 FoWO believes that all work is considered equal and therefore pay a standard rate

to all its contractors of 12.48 GBP per hour. This position would be hired at that


 The position is to commence ideally by April 15th , and is a 12 month contract to

start. Please state your earliest date to start.

 As needed, a short-term and long-term solution to provide a fully functional

Common WWOOF Website Platform to ideally be in place by December 31st, 2016.



 This is a contract position whereby you supply your own equipment and define your

own work schedule as long as meeting job responsibilities.

 For the avoidance of doubt, the consultant is self-employed and is responsible for

the payment of such income tax and national insurance contributions as are due on

any payments received under this agreement.

Project Manager

functions would


1. Gather and review discussions and research to-date.

2. Identify and compare possible solutions.

3. Determine budget.

4. Determine resources needed to complete project on time and budget.

5. Be aware of FoWO Decision making process and the time needed to seek majority


6. Be responsible for the project specifications & planning, setup and during the

complete life of the project, control outcomes and overview the whole development and


7. Be able to understand the solution, methodologies used, understanding and

overview of code development, check practices and coding quality standards, take care of

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documentation, use project management tools, etc.

8. Measure the progress and participate actively in the development, making sure

functionalities, needs and deadlines are met, managing resources, solving doubts, testing

and correcting.

9. Work and communicate actively with all the players (IT committee, internal and

external developers, external companies, directors…)

10. Ensure users (WWOOF Coordinators) are trained in use of the platform.

11. Ensure User Guides for the platform are developed for both the IT support team and

the end-users (WWOOF Coordinators).

12. Ensure an IT Support Team is in place for long term support and continued

development of the platform.

13. Ensure succession plan is in place for IT team.

14. Responsible for making sure project is completed on time and on budget

Qualifications 1. Proven performance as IT Project Leader – 3 + years’ experience. References


2. Must demonstrate the following attributes:

o Be highly organized and a good multi-tasker.

o Good leadership skills.

o Be an effective communicator.

o Know how and when to negotiate.

o Be detail-oriented.

o Recognize and solve problems quickly.

o Possess the necessary technical skills.

o Fluent in English.

o Maintains confidentiality

o Be honest and trustworthy

o Be respectful

o Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity

o Be flexible

o Demonstrate sound work ethics

Desirable Experience:

1. Knowledge of modern web development technologies, especially if they are open


2. Management of a mixed development team (or just one programmer) working

together with other possible players like:

o internal programmer

o external design company/team

o external development company

o software solutions providers

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o IT committee

o current users/testers

o system administrator...

3. Membership software solutions

4. CMS/CRM/ Collaborative solutions or comparable software

5. Working with a scattered international team

6. Knowledge about WWOOF, and your business practises show proven ethical


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Nº du projet : #9898095