Product Specialist: Project Manager

Product Specialist: Project Manager | Africa & Middle East | Cape Town, South Africa

Christian Vision SA is looking for a full-time Product Specialist: Project Manager to pursue meaningful work at the intersection of evangelism and tech.

About Us  

Christian Vision (CV) is a global Christian charity with evangelism at our heart. Founded in 1988 by Lord Robert Edmiston, CV’s strong desire is to serve and equip Christians, and the local church, in their evangelistic endeavours. To this end, we work to see impact in three key areas:

  1. Introducing people to Jesus;
  2. Mobilising Christians to evangelise; and
  3. Resourcing the Church with free digital content and knowledge.

Job Overview

Reporting to the Product Manager, the Product Specialist will work as part of the digital product team. This product helps people interested in the Christian faith in their journey to discover and develop a relationship with Jesus.

The role’s primary focus is creating and stewarding frameworks for execution and facilitating the delivery of various projects in the day-to-day operations of the product team. This includes managing phases and processes of projects in line with the product strategy and optimising project management capability of the product team.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Develop frameworks, systems and processes to guide the execution and delivery of the product and adjacent activities.
  • Provide support in decision-making and implementation of product strategy.
  • Prioritise project tasks, manage timelines, maintain project plans and communicate status to the product team.
  • Ensure key activities and work is tracked well to ensure visibility of work and subsequent output.
  • Strengthen the product team’s project management capability through adoption of systematic approach to delivery and execution.
  • Gather feedback from stakeholders and users and extrapolate it to actionable insights to improve ways of working and the product.
  • Process documentation and report generation.

Essential Requirements and Skills

  • Proven track record and experience in project management (3-5 years experience).
  • Strong analytical and data visualisation skills.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Competent with project management tracking solutions (e.g. Trello, Jira etc.).
  • Ability to work on multiple initiatives with many stakeholders.

Desirable Skills, Experience and Knowledge

  • Experience in a software development environment and projects.
  • Proficiency in Agile and Scrum methodologies / frameworks.
  • Experience with user acceptance testing.

General Responsibilities 

Fulfil other duties, as common to all employees and as directed, within parameters outlined in both the mission and vision statements. This includes:

  • To be available for personal and spiritual growth opportunities.
  • To proactively maintain a positive attitude.
  • To adhere to all regulations, CV policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • To attend all required general staff and team meetings.
  • To undertake professional development as required.
  • To adhere to all occupational health and safety requirements of CV.
  • To keep confidential the affairs of CV and its employees.
  • To represent CV in a positive manner.

This role is based in Bellville (Cape Town, South Africa). Interested parties can send their CV and cover letter, summarising why they are qualified for the position and want to work in ministry.