One of our most esteemed members, Code for Africa is hiring into its dynamic team.

Code for Africa is an initiative that focuses on strengthening civic watchdogs and help government deliver services to its people.

Code for Africa is seeking to recruit an agile civic technology pioneer to help expand the data journalism team in Nairobi.  This opportunity is for 1-yer fellowship with the option to renew for a further 2 years.

Being part of this team will see you join Code for Africa’s Citizen Lab right here at our space. The lab uses open data and digital tools to help local newsrooms and social justice watchdogs engage with those in authority.

Responsibilities

Among the responsibilities you will be required to undertake are:

-Supervision of in-country teams of data journalists and technologists

-Managing a network of local media partners

-Tracking key project metrics and analytics

-Holding community events that bring together journalists

Ideal candidate:

-Significant experience as a senior journalist or in leadership position in the media industry

-Experience in the Global South specifically Sub-Saharan Africa

-Deep knowledge of and passion for technology

-Excellent leadership and management skills

-Fluency in English; ability to communicate in languages spoken in target countries is a plus

This position will also involve the spearheading of Code for Africa’s Outernet pilot which seeks to bring free “internet from space” for rural communities in the Rift Valley. Further, it is part of the International Center for Journalists investment into media innovation in Africa.

For more information regarding this opportunity and to apply, click here.