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Code for Africa Recruitment 2022/How To Apply

Code for Africa Recruitment 2022| Code for Africa recruitment are open various vacancies for suitable and qualified persons from Kenya, Nigeria, Remote, South Africa, Uganda. Requirement and eligibility. Read Through.

Code for Africa (CfA) is the continent’s largest network of indigenous African civic technology and investigative data journalism laboratories, with over 70 staff in 19 countries, who build digital democracy solutions that are intended to give citizens unfettered access to actionable information that empowers them to make informed decisions and that strengthen civic engagement for improved public governance and accountability.

Positions:

  1. Academy Manager
  2. News Editor
  3. Courseware Developer
  4. Insights Editor

5) Research Manager:

The position is based at one of our regional hubs in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal or South Africa. We’re also open to exceptional applicants from elsewhere in Africa.

The successful candidate will join CfA’s transnational CivicSignal research team, which drives analysis of the continent’s media ecosystem and emerging civic technology sector. You will be part of a multinational and multilingual team that uses natural language processing (NLP) and machine intelligence tools and digital surveys/analysis to create research reports and datasets for a global audience and international institutional partners.

Requiredminimum requirements include:

  • Evidence of managing a substantive research project, or research team.
  • Experience in building design approaches and methodologies for research teams, and a familiarity with taxonomies and schema that inform research projects.
  • Strong analytical and logical skills, with a demonstrable track record translating data into actionable insights.
  • An understanding of media ecosystems and economies and/or digital advocacy and/or digital civic engagement.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research insights and shape research proposals.
  • Meticulous eye for detail to ensure data integrity and analytical precision.
  • The ability to collaborate with a diverse set of multidisciplinary project stakeholders.
  • Experience in working with remote, distributed teams with agile methodologies.
  • Previous experience of contributing to reports and research publications
  • Proactive, solutions-oriented approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines with good prioritisation and time management skills
  • Ability to work with minimal instruction in a teamwork environment
  • Strong organisational, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • High professional standards and ethics

Preferred: candidates who are able to demonstrate the following will have an advantage:

  • Competence in open source intelligence (OSINT) research techniques, including data scraping, data mining and other intelligence gathering techniques.
  • Competence in computational linguistics, natural language processing (NLP), and specifically the  methodologies and tools offered by the MediaCloud.org platform.
  • Multiple languages, such as French, Arabic and other languages spoken in Africa.

Language and Location Requirements:

  • Location: Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal or South Africa. Exceptional candidates from elsewhere in Africa will be considered.
  • International Languages: English
  • Preferred but not required: Arabic, French, KiSwahili or any other major language spoken in Africa.

About the Role:

The successful candidates will join CfA’s CivicSignal Research team, managing, conducting and publishing research projects focussed on African media ecosystems. Previous research partners included the Global Disinformation Index Media Market Analysis for South Africa and Kenya, as well as several Reuters Institute Digital News Reports.

Fundamentally, CivicSignal addresses issues and topics that impact democracies and civil society, seeking to provide the data and analysis necessary for government and citizens to make informed decisions. The projects range across a broad spectrum, including internal and external mis/disinformation, media sustainability, monitoring of hate speech and xenophobia, and general media ecosystem mapping.

As part of a multinational team within a growing organisation, you must be agile and able to thrive in a multicultural environment. You will need to work easily with people from different backgrounds who may speak different languages.

Responsibilities: Your daily responsibilities will include:

  • Setting the research agenda, overseeing research projects, and coordinating and managing the research team
  • Standardising research methodologies/taxonomies/schema, research approaches and documentation according to international benchmarks.
  • Ensuring research outcomes are aligned with organisational goals and lead to meaningful outcomes.
  • Designing, and reporting on, research projects for external and internal partners.
  • Collaborating with the CfA tech and data teams to ensure that CivicSignal is in sync with larger organisational goals.
  • Work proactively and think critically to help improve data and research capabilities in CfA’s research department.
  • Liaise with the Senior Programme Manager for our Engagement and CivicSignal teams,  to coordinate report launches and related events.

What We Offer:

  • A competitive salary, subject to experience, with opportunities for performance-based growth, both in terms of career path and public stature.
  • A dynamic workplace, with a transnational team, occasional international travel, and generous vacation benefits.
  • Ongoing opportunities to learn new cutting-edge skills and techniques/technologies to future-proof yourself in a rapidly evolving industry.
  • A chance to shine on a global stage, writing for international audiences and interacting with colleagues around the world.

How to apply:

Please fill in this form by 15 April 2022. Applications shall be reviewed on a rolling basis.

For more information: Visit Research Manager

6) UI/UX DESIGNER: Help us craft compelling online experiences

Code for Africa (CfA) has an immediate vacancy for a UI/UX designer to join our Knowledge team, to help create digital democracy tools for our partners in watchdog NGOs and investigative media.

The position can be based at any of the Knowledge programme’s StoryLab hubs in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal or South Africa. We are also open to exceptional applicants from elsewhere in Africa.

The successful candidate will work with an agile transnational team of other data analysts, digital designers and data journalists in the Data Academy, with additional support from CfA’s software engineering and forensic research teams, in 20 countries across the continent.

Required: minimum requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic arts or design, communications or 3-5 years of experience in UI/UX and/or web design.
  • Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography, print, and the web
  • Deep knowledge of the Adobe Suite, including PhotoShop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Proficiency with Adobe XD or other collaborative UX/UI tools such as Sketch or Figma
  • Able to work with technical staff and projects to create powerful user experiences
  • Able to work with writers, developers and product managers to plan out visual content across multiple platforms.
  • A portfolio featuring excellent graphic design and UI/UX skills
  • Excellent eye for details, with a creative mindset and problem solving skills

Preferred: candidates who are able to demonstrate the following will have an advantage:

  • Experience in setting up and customising WordPress or Webflow sites, with frameworks such as Elementor or equivalent
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Multiple languages, such as Kiswahili and French, or other languages spoken in Africa
  • Robust data visualisation skills (including the creation of charts, graphs and maps)
  • Familiarity in HTML/CSS and/or Javascript/MapBox/D3JS
  • Experience in international development and/or social entrepreneurship

Language and Location Requirements:

  • Location: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda or anywhere else in Africa
  • Language: English
  • Preferred but not required languages: Amharic, Arabic, Hausa, French or Kiswahili.

About the Role:

The successful candidate will join CfA’s Knowledge team, which produces data-driven tools and storytelling through the StoryLab for the organisation’s internal projects, as well as supports data desks at a network of external partners across the continent through our Academy network on in-country trainers/mentors.

The team has co-produced projects ranging from award-winning multimedia journalism in the Sucked Dry investigation into land grabs in 11 Nile Basin countries, to data-driven tools such as the GenderGap calculator that gives insight into salary disparities across Africa. The team also builds/maintains major infrastructure such as the continent’s largest open data portal, at open.AFRICA. The Knowledge programme meanwhile also runs the continent’s largest online training portal for digital/data journalists, at the Academy, and is custodian of the WanaData women data science/storytelling community and wider 35,000+ member Hacks/Hackers Africa network.

As UI/UX designer, you will bring a strong perspective to your design work while maintaining a design point of view and the impact it can have at scale. You will synthesise the team’s requirements and qualitative inputs, observations, and analysis into highly performing interfaces and user experiences.

Responsibilities Your daily responsibilities will include:

  • Implement and optimise the UI/UX design strategy of CfA’s web products, both on mobile and Desktop platforms
  • Gather and evaluating user requirements, in collaboration with CfA’s product managers and their stakeholders
  • Illustrate design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps
  • Design graphic user interface elements, like menus, footers, sidebars, tabs and widgets
  • Leverage collaborative platforms like Miro, Figma to collect feedback and identify blockers
  • Establish creative direction for the company as well as brand guidelines
  • Ensure projects are completed with high quality and on schedule
  • Improve look and feel of CfA’s products, content and brands and enforce the team’s design guidelines
  • Occasionally take part in training and community events as a trainer and help review courseware created to teach data journalism
  • Work proactively and think critically to improve design components of tools and stories created by the data and design team
  • Coordinate with the team on Slack and take part in daily standups and weekly calls

What We Offer:

  • A competitive salary, subject to experience, with opportunities for performance-based growth, both in terms of career path and public stature.
  • A dynamic workplace, with a transnational team, occasional international travel, and generous vacation benefits.
  • Ongoing opportunities to learn new cutting-edge skills and techniques/technologies to future-proof yourself in a rapidly evolving industry.
  • A chance to shine on a global stage, writing for international audiences and interacting with colleagues around the world.

How to apply:

Please fill in this form: by 15 April 2022

For More information: Visit UI/UX DESIGNER

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