Strategic Project Governance Specialist

Cardano Foundation

Who we are:

The Cardano Foundation is the independent, Swiss-based non-profit organisation responsible for stewarding the advancement of the public, permissionless blockchain platform Cardano. Our mission is to anchor the Cardano blockchain as a digital infrastructure for current and future financial and social systems so as to empower the social architects of the future. We aim to explain and address decentralisation risks for various stakeholders, while giving the Cardano community the tools and support necessary to leverage the Cardano infrastructure to solve world problems.

Based in Switzerland, the Foundation works to facilitate the use of Cardano in mission-critical applications across a wide range of industries and markets, anchoring use cases in the offline world and encouraging active on-chain participation and governance.

What you’ll be doing:

Our Project Management Team is looking for a Project Management Office Analyst to join our growing team. As a PMO Analyst at the Cardano Foundation, you will be providing day-to-day support to the PMO function through various tasks, by assisting with benefits management, change management, dashboard creation and procurement, data analytics per portfolio, knowledge management, project audits, PSC, and Board reporting and supporting large programs.

Reporting and Project Delivery Support:

  • Prepare Management Information (MI) packs for executive audiences to a high standard, which are used in various Governance meetings.
  • Prepare Management Information in a timely manner, allowing time for analysis and executive review.
  • Complete additional PMO administrative tasks in a timely manner as the project/programmes require.
  • Own resource requests for larger programs.

Portfolio Governance & Control:

  • Quality assure project artefacts/collateral submitted to PMO (Business Cases, Change Requests, Status Reports, Closure Reports, etc.) Provide constructive feedback to colleagues to ensure project management standards are applied consistently.
  • Supporting the planning, execution, and monitoring of projects.
  • Provide education, training, and first-line support on the agreed procedures, processes, and tools.
  • Own administrative work for the RFI process (gathering requirements and contacting vendors).
  • Ownership of the process of ‘the lessons learnt’ reviews.
  • Provide guidance to non-PM’s after the business case has been approved.
  • Run quarterly retrospectives with the PMO team.
  • Knowledge management; keep PMO Confluence and PMO documentation up to date, including version control and records management.

What we look for in you:

  • Minimum 3 years experience in Project Management.
  • Possess a degree ideally in Technology, Engineering, Business or similar discipline.
  • Solid understanding of software project delivery and various project delivery methodologies.
  • Ability to synthesize a large amount of information into relevant and concise reporting.
  • Experience working within a variety of PMO offices.
  • Experience of working on software development projects.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of project management frameworks, PMO policies, processes and procedures.
  • Strong Data analysis experience with the ability to act with discretion and integrity.
  • Strong attention to detail, but can also consider the bigger picture.
  • Must possess strong English spoken and written skills.
  • Adaptable, intuitive and good problem-solving techniques. Be proactive and use initiative. Ownership is a part of your DNA.
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills, good management and planning skills to help support projects and identify issues/risks.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the value and benefits of a PMO function.
  • Apply knowledge and analytical skills to call out portfolio insights and recommendations whilst collating management information.

Nice to have:

  • PMP or PRINCE2.
  • SCRUM or agile qualifications.
  • Tech experience and ideally passion or interest in Blockchain.

About us

Cardano Foundation has incredible employees from over 24 nationalities, across 3 continents which you will work collegiately to grow the Foundation.

Here at Cardano Foundation’s we are transparent, inclusive, passionate and innovative. As such our mission is to have a positive impact on global change and breed a harmonious working environment for our employees to flourish.


  • Our employees have the flexibility and freedom to work from home with flexible working hours.
  • All Cardano Foundation employees will have access to a personal annual learning budget dedicated to personal professional and personal development.
  • A day a year is dedicated to a departmental team activity fun day out.
  • Cardano Foundation gives the opportunity to its employees to dedicate a volunteering day to help the greater community or to be an expert in your field of work within the blockchain community.
  • Employees are given additional day off for their birthday.
  • Cardano Foundation also rewards days off as per established work anniversaries milestones.
  • Cardano Foundation strives to provide a diverse, inclusive and welcoming working environment. We are committed being a discrimination-free organisation – including discrimination-free space with regards to age, religion, race, nationality/ethnic origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Applications from Recruitment Agencies

Cardano Foundation does not accept any applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Unsolicited applications will be treated as direct application regardless of the channel through which we receive them.

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