africas voices

Africa Voices a nonprofit based at our Westlands campus, is now in search of a programmer to join their office space. Africa’s Voices is a non-profit start-up, spun out of ongoing cutting-edge research at the University of Cambridge. They conduct innovative research and produce powerful, insightful evidence that helps to amplify the voices of Africans towards development and governance actors. In media forums they spark inclusive, interactive discussions, and gather audience opinions through SMS, instant messaging, and social media.

They analyse these conversations often in low-resource local languages using their own tested methods. They combine social science theories and frameworks with data science techniques, and tailor these to challenging language contexts. They provide powerful insights into the beliefs, ideas and priorities of hard-to reach populations and social groups,and how these change overtime. Their evidence helps organisations to better understand, engage with,and respond to target populations.

Africa’s Voices combines rigorous academic research and a commitment to innovation with real-world impact. We provide our researchers with a vibrant interface to world-leading university research. Researchers regularly work with faculty,advisers,external researchers, and student interns to bring the latest developments in research methods and digital technologies into our working practices. Their innovative, dynamic approach has been recognized internationally, including being awarded the Market Research Society’s President’s Medal in 2016 for our work with UNICEF Somalia. They have offices in Nairobi,Kenya and Cambridge, UK, and a small but highly qualified and motivated team that they are seeking to grow steadily in the coming period.

Africa’s Voices Foundation is hiring a data analyst/developer with coding skills in Python and experience with data processing and management. This person will provide support for the Research and Innovation team in managing data flows across multiple research projects. The selected candidate will work part-time (minimum 3 days a week) from the Nairobi office (Westlands). Apply now! Applications should be submitted via email to Africa’s Voices.  Please mark the email with subject “Data Analyst/Programmer” addressed to Rita Zagoni: [email protected]

Learn more here on careers and talent at the Nairobi Garage. Application deadline is midnight (GMT) on ​Tuesday, 21th March 2017​. Applications may be considered after this date only if a suitable candidate has not been found.

More general recruitment questions can be directed to Head of Performance, George Kaburu:[email protected] Questions about research can be sent to Africa’s Voices acting Head of Research, Dr. Matti Pohjonen: [email protected]