Jobs: BBC Recruitment Fair – Nairobi

BBC Recruitment Fair – Nairobi


The BBC World Service is growing, and we want you to grow with us!

We are expanding our operations in Africa by doubling the number of language services from six to 12 and investing in modern TV and Digital production facilities.

Interested and want to know more then come and talk to us at our Careers Fair in Nairobi. You’ll meet BBC staff who will give an insight into the roles we are recruiting for and what it is truly like to work for The BBC.

Well be looking for people to join us inTV and Digital roles which include: Reporters, Producers, Camera Operators, News Directors, Graphic Designers, Video Editors and Shoot Edits.

If you have experience in any of the above roles and would like to hear more about these exciting opportunities as well as having the chance to meet members of the team, then please apply to register your interest in attending our careers fair. It’s taking place at a central Nairobi location on Saturday 9th September and Wednesday 13th September.

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Job: Communications and content coordinator, remote, The Engine Room

Communications and content coordinator

  • Location: Remote
  • Hours of work: Full-time (40 hours per week)
  • Salary range: 42,000 – 54,000 USD per year depending on skills, experience and location
  • Ideal start date: September 1
  • Application deadline: rolling application (we will review applications as we receive them and may make a selection at any time)

About The Engine Room

The Engine Room supports social change organisations to make the most of data and technology to increase their impact. Throughout our research, community and direct support work, we work across a range of social change sectors to identify and discuss new opportunities that data and technology present.

The Engine Room works in a distributed team of 16 people based in 10 countries, and we’re open and collaborative in our approach. We think it’s key to build the capacity of local and national organisations so that they can take control of their own innovation with data and technology. We care about privacy and security online, but also think that responsible approaches to transparency are essential. We are allergic to hype: we believe in people, not technology. But we think that data and tech have the capacity to dramatically increase social change organisations’ effectiveness. The Engine Room aims to help make that happen.

About The Role

Communications is a core part of our work. We are looking for a diligent, curious person who’s interested in working with our team to carry out complex projects with humility, humour, and creativity. As with every role in our distributed team, it’s critical that the communications and content coordinator is organised, motivated, self-aware and accountable.

If you like learning about diverse subject areas, facilitating great comms with colleagues working across many areas of expertise, and are passionate about making complex issues easy to understand, this is the role for you.

You will maintain and drive our online presence across our website, social media, emails and publications. You will help shape our tone and keep it consistent, ensuring that we achieve our goal of helping activists and social change organisations make the most of technology and data in their work. As a support organisation, we want to use the platform we have to elevate the work of our partners and peers, and use our work to inform organisations in the same fields. It’s less about name recognition, and more about creating an environment for ideas to spread and flourish…

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Job: Manager Youth Leadership programme, Energy Change Lab, TZ

Vacancy: Manager Youth Leadership programme (Full-time)

The Energy Change Lab is looking for a full-time Manager of our Youth Leadership Programme in Tanzania.

Deadline for applying is August 20, 2017. Please see below link for full details.

To apply for this position please send your resume and a cover letter clearly outlining your motivation to the Energy Change Lab National Coordinator Sisty Basil (

For questions or clarifications on the content of the job and the procedure, please contact Sisty Basil ( and Felia Boerwinkel (

Job Description: Vacancy Youth Leadership Manager

Fellowship for fact-checking journalists

Competitive international fellowship…

Apply for the 2017 International Fact-Checking Network fellowships

By Alexios Mantzarlis • July 24, 2017

The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at Poynter is accepting applications for its annual fellowship program.

The two fellowships, worth $2,500 each, are aimed at fact-checkers seeking to spend time embedded at a fact-checking organization in another country to be exposed to best practices they wish to adopt.

The inaugural fellows worked on automation and fact-checking on television.

These are entirely self-organized fellowships: Applicants must specify the organization they want to visit, pitch a detailed plan that includes the duration of their stay and what they seek to learn from the experience. They ought to spend at least one week with the partner organization.

In order to qualify, applicants must hail from a fact-checking organization with a public working method, transparent funding sources and a commitment to nonpartisanship. Being a verified signatory of the IFCN code of principles is a plus. Freelancers with significant experience in fact-checking (evidence of published work will be required) can also apply.

There is significant flexibility in the acceptable proposals. For example, the funding available through the fellowship can cover several people’s flights or one month’s accommodation for one person. The key aspect is the transfer of organizational knowledge from one fact-checking group to another.

Though the preference is to award two fellowships worth $2,500 each, exceptional projects for which a higher budget is indispensable can apply for $5,000 and be considered.

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Legal Empowerment Leadership Course, Global Legal Empowerment Network (Budapest, 4-8 Dec 2017)

We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the 3rd annual Legal Empowerment Leadership Course. Over 400 people from more than 70 countries applied to this one-of-a-kind course at the Central European University (CEU) each of the first two years. The course has received the largest number of applicants for any course held at CEU and the course evaluations were among the highest they’ve seen. We are looking forward to meeting this demand once again and putting together an equally promising course this year.

This year’s course has an overall theme of “Law and Organizing.” The course will be structured around three case studies: institutionalization of paralegal services with a focus on South Africa, the right to health and essential services in India, and the evolution of the legal empowerment movement in the Philippines.

International experts will also lead sessions on issues such as the intersection of law and organizing, how to translate grassroots experience into systemic change, and how to effectively learn from program data. Additional sessions will discuss the history of the movement and the latest impact evidence in the field. There will also be daily peer-to-peer, small group discussions for participants to work through challenges and questions with other practitioners and faculty directly.

The course runs from 4 – 8 December 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. Scholarships are available to a limited number of applicants, as are tuition waivers on a competitive basis. We invite applications from representatives of civil society organizations, governments, development agencies, and universities. Applications are due no later than August 28th 2017.

This year’s course is a collaboration between the Central European University, Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights at NYU School Law, The Open Society Justice Initiative, and Namati. For more information, visit the CEU website to fill out the online application1 and download the full course brochure at the following link. GPA-Legal Empowerment Leadership booklet.pdf1 (1.0 MB). For more information about last year’s course, you can read this blog post on the event.

Grant: new art collaborations, British Council – closing on 13 Aug!

Thank you for your interest in new Art new Audiences (nAnA) 2017. nAnA is an annual (open call) grant for 18 to 35-year-old East African and British artists, arts organisations, and art collectives, to create new art together and to showcase this art to audiences across East Africa and the UK.

If you would like to apply for nAnA 2017, please follow these three steps:

1.Download and read the ‘nAnA 2017 Applicant Info Pack’ found in our downloads section below;

2.Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken to the ‘nAnA 2017 Application Form’;

3.Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email from the British Council confirming receipt. You will be notified on Friday 8 September 2017 if your project has been shortlisted.

Note: you will not be notified if your project has not been shortlisted.

Good luck!