Technology Manager - South African Reforestation Project



Imperative is a global carbon project development company that aims to be in the top decile for quality in the carbon projects market. We have a build-own-operate model and specialise in the design, development and operation of carbon credit projects that help combat climate change while promoting biodiversity conservation, economic growth and social development in the countries in which we operate.


Reporting directly to the Technical and Carbon Director, the Technology Manager will be responsible for the implementation and support of the project tech stack on a global scale native forest regeneration project on the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

To be successful in the role, the successful candidate will need to collaborate closely with multiple internal and external stakeholders and manage the entire project technology function.


Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Establish and deliver an implementation roadmap together with project team;
  • Evaluate, select and manage technology vendors;
  • Develop and execute strategies for managing organizational change associated with the
    technology solution;
  • Manage unit testing, functional testing, integration testing and system testing;
  • Manage implementation of final technology solutions;
  • Manage user training across all teams;
  • Provide ongoing technical support and assistance to end-users, addressing their questions and
  • Implement security measures to protect the solution from threats and ensure data security;
  • Establish and manage post go-live technology support and maintenance solutions;
  • Conduct post implementation review.


The following skills and attributes are important for the role:

  • Capabilities and experience in enabling organisations to enable technology to optimize
    their projects;
  • A passion for digital tools and data management;
  • Strong people leadership skills;
  • Sound written and verbal communications skills; and
  • A passion for contributing to resolving the climate emergency.


This position requires a bachelor’s degree in information technology or any computer science related field.


  • The position requires approximately 5 years’ experience in relevant roles; and
  • Relevant experience in large scale projects from adjacent industries such as agriculture, forestry infrastructure or energy is important. A passion for solving the climate crisis is important but experience in carbon offset projects is not essential.


At Imperative, we are passionate about our values are encourage all team members to embrace them.

  • Integrity: We act honourably and are guided by a strong moral compass. If things go wrong, we put our hand up, admit it and adapt.
  • Momentum: Speed matters. We have a bias to action. We think quick, we plan tirelessly, we mitigate risks but above all, we take action.
  • Purpose: We are driven by our desire to make the world better, with every interaction, process and project.
  • Accountability: We do what we say, and we deliver. We seek to be the best at what we do.
  • Collaboration: We celebrate diversity of thought, values and backgrounds and seek to harness the strength of our people and partners to achieve more than we individually can, through teamwork and creativity.
  • Tenacity: We are highly ambitious, driven and hardworking. We persist until we deliver impact.

South Africa, ideally based in Gqeberha.

Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement and Afrikaans & isiXhosa is

Spekboom Project

South Africa, ideally based in Gqeberha.

English is a requirement. Afrikaans and isiXhosa is advantageous.



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