Special Projects Manager

Hybrid: Remote with optional office time in Johannesburg

Rolling recruitment – apply anytime

Fixed term contract

About Kandua

Kandua is a mission-driven tech startup. We build easy tools that empower people professionally. Tools that shorten the distance between having a skill and making a living from it. Our flagship product, Kandua.com, is South Africa’s #1 online home services marketplace: A seamlessly designed platform, that connects great home service providers to the people who need them, powered by pioneering technology and a passionate, talented team. We’ve made over R400 million in work opportunities and 100 000 jobs possible for vetted Pros – and we’re just getting started. Learn more about Kandua here.

Because of the nature of the work we do, there are always gaps to fill and hands needed somewhere. This is an opportunity to work on a special project within a specific team and make an impact. It is a unique opportunity to learn about startups en route to starting your own or beefing up your CV for an MBA.

What does this role involve?

You will be responsible for supporting the relevant team through a combination of, but not limited to:  project management, writing and editing, research, and potentially administrative support. You will “own” a specific project and be responsible for organising, leading, and helping to ensure it is executed. You will be onboarded and integrated into the team like any other team member. 

  • Manage special projects in coordination with other departments and/or organisations on behalf of the relevant stakeholders
  • Responsible for taking care of a project’s finance, management, operations, and everything else in between. 

  • You will be the backbone of the project you are taking on and be responsible for its full life cycle or a very specific part thereof

Qualifications and Skills


  • Degree or equivalent

  • Good working knowledge of project management tools and techniques

  • Able to absorb information rapidly, via both verbal and written communications

  • Highly numerate, and able to interpret statistical data

  • Superior communication skills; able to demand action and project progress whilst maintaining good relationships with all parties

  • Enthusiasm and passion; embracing change as a way of working with proven ability to challenge status quo

  • Proven ability to work in strict confidence and ability to be sensitive to confidential matters

  • Possess a high level of professionalism, tact and diplomacy are paramount

  • Able to work independently, using own initiative to produce work at a superior standard with minimal supervision

  • Flexible and adaptable regarding varying scope and workload

  • Capable of “managing up” to ensure deadlines are met and priorities kept


  • Experience working at a high-growth startup

  • Experience working in a marketplace business


Please email a short motivation, your CV and your available dates to work@kandua.com.