• Are you sensitive to what you consume?
  • Do you feel that the planet is sick? that our system is falling appart ? 
  • You want to contribute to a “Global Change” through action, but do not necessarily know how to do it?

Open Team is a non-profit organization created early 2015 following the 20th annual UN Climate Conference (COP20) in Peru. The team of co-founders became aware of the effects of global warming and how governments are trying to coordinate their efforts to mitigate the devastating consequences on our environment.

 

We were shocked to note the gap between the facts reported by the scientists presented in this closed loop of negotiators, and the limited understanding of the public opinion on this issue, which threatens the very survival of our civilization in a horizon of a century.

 

The Open Team wanted to respond to these challenges by creating an accelerator, the Scale School, with the goal to replicate large-scale social and environmental solutions on a large scale.

Thanks to the Scale School, entrepreneurs who have implemented innovative and mature solutions can pass on their know-how at large scale to emerging entrepreneurs who can be more efficient in replicating a proven solution.

The Accelerator and the team are based in Paris. We target projects in developing countries. The first project supported is called Spiral Farm House, located in Nepal and founded five years ago by Sudarshan Chaudhary. This young entrepreneur came back to his parents\’ farm after his master\’s degree in Kathmandu. His vision led him to turn the traditional farm into an organic farm, with the principles of biodynamics, to regenerate agricultural land damaged by fertilizers, bring food security to his village and train many young people and women on his techniques.

Through our acceleration program, the aim is to create a large network of hundreds of micro organic farms, organized into a national cooperative, which will distribute its production to Kathmandu and other cities in the country.

The projects we met from the beginning of our adventure led us to develop a particular focus on the following themes:

  • reforestation,
  • agroforestry,
  • responsible consumption,
  • food security,
  • education,
  • gender equality,
  • renewable energies,
  • respect for indigenous cultures…

.. all of which are very interconnected topics.

We are an intergenerational team, young in spirit, working a lot remotely and in an English-speaking environment. By joining the project, you will meet beautiful people, deeply human, showing respect and open-mindedness. Whether you are based in Paris or elsewhere, you can join our team.

What your involvement at Open Team can bring you

  1. The opportunity to support the causes that matter to you and join a network of people who share the same purpose in life
  2. Develop personally, acquire new skills, professional contacts (eg our partner companies) and visibility through our media
  3. Better understand the issues of socio-economic and environmental development of our world, discover social, environmental or technological innovations, learn about new cultures and civilizations.

 

We will make sure that the topics you are working on correspond to the reasons for which you will be involved.

What will be your missions?

Your mission is simple : spread Open Team\’s mission on social networks and develop the online community. For this, you will need:

  • Identify communities on the Web that can influence the positioning of the brand (bloggers, discussion forums …) and optimize their interactions
  • Create and animate the twitter account of Open Team, broadcast content on the facebook page (and why not instagram?) by relaying all the contents of Open Team
  • Plan and follow the online recruitment of members (partnerships, sponsorship, emailing campaign …)
  • Set up a communication strategy according to the image to be conveyed
  • Write, supervise and plan website content and social networking and emailing campaigns
  • Validate the locations and contents of articles / publications

 

What skills are required?

  • Care, method, organization and rigor
  • Efficient writing and spelling
  • Autonomy and strength of proposal
  • Creativity and good knowledge of the different uses of social networks
  • Interest for the community (for example: volunteer experience welcome)
  • Capabilities in strategy implementations
  • Mastery of marketing research techniques, SEO and traffic analysis
  • Mastery of content publishing tools (WordPress, Mailchimp)
  • Good contact, open-minded, know and love working in a team

What will your missions be?

Your mission is to provide a natural referencing guide to the Open Team web pages, with the aim of making the visibility and audience of the websites more accessible over the long term and the accessibility of the various information to the Internet users. For this, you will realise an audit to :

  • Study the current positioning of the site and the particularities of SEO in its sector of activity
  • Define a natural search strategy by focusing on content and coding rules
  • Implement it technically by carrying out an audit on the existing one and proposing in a report the corrective / optimization actions to be carried out (technical structure of the code, architecture of the site).
  • Set it up in the form of an SEO-oriented charter, part of the editorial charter, and in the form of best practices for the integrator, content / community manager (readability of articles, recurrence of keywords) , strategy “off site” on the exchange of links, etc …)
  • Supervise the first articles and validate their SEO conformity

 

What skills are required ? 

  • Master the operation of search engines and optimization techniques.
  • Transversal discipline: skills in web marketing, webmastering and traffic management.
  • Internal communication, editorial and editorial capabilities
  • Mastery and exploitation of several of the following tools:
    • Google Analytics,
    • SEMRush,
    • Botify,
    • Search Console,
    • Logs analysis …

What will be your missions? 

Your mission is to make the Open Team site the best possible showcase of our project. For this, you will need:

  • Redefine collection of user needs
  • Development of a model: tree structure, access modes, databases, navigation, search engine, ergonomics …
  • Inventory and structuring of content on the site
  • Management of domain names and SEO of the site with directories and search engines
  • Identification of contents, collection of information and documents of contributors
  • Realization of templates, style sheets, and provision for contributors (editors) of the site
  • Validate content in compliance with the organization\’s editorial charter and communication policy
  • Organization and verification of access to information and documents (tracking links …)
  • Animate Network: assistance, training, rights management

 

What are the required technical skills?

  • Care, method, organization and rigor
  • Excellent command of office tools (Office Pack: Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Internet browsing
  • Efficient writing and spelling
  • Autonomy and strength of proposal
  • SEO knowledge

 

What are the required human skills ?

  • Good contact, open minded
  • Know and love working in a team
  • Good listening and good oral and written expression
  • Interest for the community (for example: volunteer experience welcome)

What will your missions be?

Your mission will be to create high quality visual information for Open Team and their projects, based on analyzing the references and goals of the given assignment. This might be, for example, designing invitations for events, helping to conceptualize and improve the websites and social media channels together with other team members, create visual information graphics and so on. You are also encouraged to voice your own point of view on the whole visual appearance of Open Team.

The assignment will start with designing visual identity and a logo for the Spiral Farm House, that reflects the purpose of the project. You will get to talk with the project holder Sudarshan about the project to understand better its nature.

 

What are the required technical skills?

  • Eye for concepts, visual communication and brand identities
  • Interest in the ensemble, care for detail
  • Excellent command of design tools (Adobe or equivalent) and online/offline publishing knowledge
  • Efficient in writing and spelling in English (French is a bonus!)
  • Autonomy and strength of proposal

 

What are the required human skills?

  • Open minded, communicative approaches
  • Know-how and love for working in a team
  • Good at listening and keeping contact regarding the progress
  • Interest for the community (for example: volunteer experience welcome)

Are you passionate about backend development and an adept of Ruby On Rails? Are you sensitive to what you consume? Do you want to do dev for a project of general interest where you can contribute to change through action?

In close collaboration with the Product Owner, you will participate in the development of future versions of the global social network dedicated to sustainable development. You will also be proposing solutions when the team will face technical challenges, and to improve the user interface and user experience. We love learning, sharing, discovering, trying … so we are looking for a developer who wants to learn from us and to constantly improve on new architectures, new techniques, while getting involved in an open-source project!

Bring your energy, join Open Team!

What we develop
Open Team is an accelerator of environmental startups. We have created a community of 1000 startups / NGOs around the world, and 26000 citizens who want to help them. To orchestrate this community, we have developed the first global social network for sustainable development, the “O” platform, which will serve as an eLearning platform to document, share, access the know-how of startups wishing to share their social innovations for the future. All this for the common good.

Our technical environment
Ruby on rails, SQL Postgre, Angular, jQuery, Gitlab.

During the internship, a complete overhaul of the front end layer will be carried out (functional, ergonomic and technological overhaul). You will have to work on this revamp with a front end developer and a designer.

 

Our areas of action
The projects we met from the beginning of our adventure led us to develop a particular focus on the following themes: reforestation, agroforestry, responsible consumption, food security, education, gender equality, renewable energies, respect for indigenous cultures… which are all interconnected topics.

 

What we will ask you:
Alongside our Procut Owner, your role will be to :

  • Develop and maintain the existing backoffice
  • Develop new features
  • Regularly suggest new features # R & D

 

What is expected of you for the application:

  • A complete CV highlighting your professional experiences
  • Send us one or more projects (Github / website) you are most proud of!
  • Societal or environmental issues that you care most about


What are the required human skills?

  • On the human level, we are looking for someone sociable, curious, rigorous, proactive, open-minded, who knows and likes to work in a team, and who wants to join, not only an awesome startup, but most importantly a dedicated, young and dynamic team 🙂

What are the required technical skills?

  • Develop and maintain the entire back office of the “O” platform
  • Perform unit and integration tests
  • Participate in the development of the backend
  • Creating APIs for iOS and Android apps
  • Develop new features
  • Link with various APIs (MailChimp, Sendgrid, Heroku)
  • Master Github versioning tools
  • Have a product design sensibility
  • Be proactive in the choice of technologies / architecture dedicated to needs
  • Be proactive in the functional scope of the new features to be developed
  • Knowing how to work in a team
  • Justify a first experience in a similar position
  • Participate in the design of the technical architecture of the new functionalities that you develop, in collaboration with the Technical Lead,
  • Develop new features from back-end to front-end,
  • Present the latest features and work done to the team.Do you check most (or, even better, all) of these boxes ?! Then you are certain that we will call you! 🙂

 

Practical information:

  • Type of contract: Internship
  • Vacant position: ASAP for 4 months
  • Workplace: 36, rue du Caire 75002 Paris (in front of Numa) Metro: Sentier
  • Desired Availability: Full Time
  • Remuneration: 700 € / month
  • Experience:> Bac +3
  • Contact: join@openteam.co

 

Our team

  • We are an intergenerational team, young in spirit, working a lot remotely and in an English-speaking environment. By joining the project, you will meet beautiful people, deeply human, showing respect and open-mindedness. Whether you are based in Paris or elsewhere, you can join our team.

What will be your missions?

Contribute to the implementation of the accelerator Scale School for the first accelerated project in the agricultural field, the organic farm. For this, you will need among other possible actions:

  • Study the French, Nepali and international ecosystem to acquire a general knowledge of the organic farming sector (production, consumption, market, trends, strengths and weaknesses …)
  • Field survey of different farms and experts to complete the study
  • Based on these learnings, define how the organic farm in Nepal can be strengthened (which farming techniques, by which stages, etc.) and make recommendations to improve the details of the Scale School program to make it more relevant and relevant, especially for the replication mechanism and the local development of cooperatives. The MOOC has an international vocation, it will be necessary to analyze how to take into account the environmental and economic diversity (developed countries vs developing countries) specific to each country.
  • Develop the French part of the replication program (find an experimental territory, partners and experts, and how to lead the program for maximum integration in the French ecosystem
  • Define and implement performance / productivity measures: How many people can be supplied by a network of 100 micro-farms gathered in a cooperative? Etc.
  • Set up the agricultural technical part of the online training (MOOC) on the basis of the lessons learned.

What skills are required?

  • Care, method, organization and rigor
  • Efficient writing and spelling
  • Autonomy and strength of proposal
  • Creativity and good knowledge of the different uses of social networks
  • Interest for the community (for example: volunteer experience welcome)
  • Capabilities in strategy implementations
  • Good contact, open-minded, know and love working in a team
  • English proficiency
  • Knowledge of the ecosystem, the market and agricultural techniques and agribusiness

Practical info:

  • Position to be filled: from 7 January 2019
  • Duration: 6 to 12 months
  • Desired Availability: 5 days a week
  • Location: Paris 2nd arrondissement
  • Type of Role: Service Civique or Volunteer

If you want to apply to one of the above volunteer opportunities, please fill the form below and we\’ll get back to you shortly.

If you like, feel free to contact us as the following phone number : +33 6 20 05 15 53.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The team 🙂