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Aims of WMZA

Protecting, preserving and promoting local cultures, other African Wikimedia communities and the greater communities of free culture and open software

Something's wrong with this sentence... Can't put my hand on it though.--Dumisani (talk) 18:09, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Yes, there are too many 'ands' in it. Let me take a crack at sorting it out.--Discott (talk) 20:34, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
well i really don't see anything wrong with the lots of 'ands' there but i also stand to be rectified and i'm just thinking this will rather make sense : Protecting, preserving, promoting of local languages and other African Wikimedia communities of free culture and open software, otherwise we gona have to restructure the whole sentence altogther.--Bobbyshabangu (talk) 22:51,6 October 2013 (UTC)

Eligible candidates must be

Knowledgeable about Wikimedia and its project’s practices

Don't think this should be a requirement. We are not necessarily looking for a Wikimedian.--Dumisani (talk) 18:16, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
I did think about this as well and chose to leave it in. But now that you mention it it would likely be better to put this in a list of things that would be nice for the candidates to be rather than 'must be'.--Discott (talk) 20:34, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

Experienced in community building Experienced in working with a volunteer community

Too narrow.--Dumisani (talk) 18:16, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Will add that to the 'nice to be' list.--Discott (talk) 20:34, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Concur , should be as an added advantage

Dedicated to and have experience with in the Open Movement (Creative Commons, Open Education Resources, etc.)

Dedicated yes, but experience is not a necessity.--Dumisani (talk) 18:16, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Good point, I will drop that.--Discott (talk) 20:34, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

Conversant in English, Afrikaans and a local language

This will eliminate a lot of potential candidates. Maybe just say be passionate about South African languages--Dumisani (talk) 18:16, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Again a good point, will amend.--Discott (talk) 20:34, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Question , isn't important to also mention the level of education required ?. --Bobbyshabangu (talk) 22:51,6 October 2013 (UTC)

About the position

Work schedule: 5 day week; six year contract, starting 1st November 2013

This is a one year contract isn't it? Also I think we need to shift the start date to 15 Nov 2013. 18th Oct 2013 is too close. --Dumisani (talk) 18:31, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for spotting this, this is a typo and I have corrected it so that it says "one year."--Discott (talk) 20:34, 6 October 2013 (UTC)


Interested persons should apply by 18th October 2013. Your application should include:

This is too close, I think we should move this date to end of October 2013.-- Dumisani (talk) 18:34, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
I was thinking the same thing earlier today. I think they should apply by the 1st November and we will hire them by mid-November. It is not as bureaucraticly 'clean' but it is better timing for us.--Discott (talk) 20:34, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

A cover letter (Note, Include a motivation as to why you would like to be the Project Administrator; your Wikipedia username; and an overview of your experience as a Wikipedia editor or in the Open Movement, if relevant.)

Wikipedia user name? No. We are looking even outside the community.--Dumisani (talk) 18:34, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
You are right, I dont know how I missed it. --Discott (talk) 20:34, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
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