Project Manager - Technical Courses

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Reference: 10930/KG/11122018

The Project Manager,  co-ordinates, plans, manages and executes multiple technical and/or non technical course projects, that are directed toward the same strategic, business, or organizational objectives for the short course product line.

Key Role and Responsibilities:


  1. Planning:  Work with the project stakeholders to outline the scope, goals, deliverables, required resources, budgets, and timings of projects. Advance, create and build the technical project management methodology to establish best practices.
  2. Track:  Effectively manage project scope and changes.
  3. Manage: Manage a portfolio of projects and stakeholders at all levels across the world.
  4. Reporting: Track project milestones and provide status reports to the Head of Project Management and other key project stakeholders on the Portfolio of Projects.
  5. Communication:  Clearly communicate expectations to internal and external project stakeholders on the Portfolio of Projects.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a technology-related field or relevant ICT work experience as a Project Manager
  • Good knowledge and handling of project and program management methodology and techniques; e.g. PMBOK
  • 3+ years experience as a project manager for systems and development projects
  • Self-motivated and able to find opportunities for improvement
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Comfortable working in a constantly changing atmosphere and prioritizing work appropriately
  • Proactive attitude
  • Organized and methodical work process
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Team player who does not need extensive supervision


What you'll get from us:

  • A high growth company that is rapidly emerging as a leader in the South African Edtech space
  • Continuous training with opportunities for professional development
  • A deep commitment to fostering a great work-life balance
  • A huge support system
  • The opportunity to continue your own education: we pay for two continuing education GetSmarter short courses a year for every GetSmarter employee


Why It’s Great to Work at GetSmarter

GetSmarter offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our office is a social place. We believe that a community of motivated, healthy and happy employees is key to a thriving team. This is why we place huge importance on the culture at GetSmarter and creating an environment that brings out the best in our team.



GetSmarter offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Subsidised medical aid
  • Subsidised healthy meals and in-house canteen
  • Subsidised  in-house biokineticist
  • Free gym
  • Generous paid leave policies
  • Free enrolment in two GetSmarter-powered online short courses annually
  • Continuous professional development through our Sales Training Academy
  • A complimentary caffeine kick every morning and afternoon, made by our in-house barista
  • Fun theme days and spontaneous activities planned by our culture squad

About GetSmarter and 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

GetSmarter is an online education company based in Cape Town. We collaborate with leading universities globally to offer premium continuing education short courses that allow working professionals to expand and update their skill set, and advance their careers. In 2017, GetSmarter was acquired by 2U, Inc, a leader in the online higher education market.


2U partners with great colleges and universities to build what we believe is the world’s best digital education. Our platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. 2U's No Back Row® approach allows qualified students and working professionals around the world to experience a first-rate university education and successful outcomes. To learn more, visit