Resources on this site

Here’s some of what you can find on this website.

1) Individual posts of career and academic opportunities: jobs, grants, awards, networking & knowledge events, trainings, academic programmes, etc. (Many opportunities are annual or otherwise recurring. It can be strategic to look at old posts.)

2) A somewhat comprehensive list of Job Boards & Resources, including Kama Kazi, DumaWorks, Brighter Monday, Career Point, Generation Kenya, Shortlist, iHub, social enterprise, UN jobs, and Devex. Programmes like Generation Kenya and Digital Divide Data offer training or academic qualifications AND employment!

3) Good information on the job-getting process: 

 

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Digital journalism free class (mooc)

The news cycle is relentless: it doesn’t allow for journalists to take weeks off to learn new skills.

That’s why Code for Africa, with support from Google News Lab and the World Bank’s Global Media Development Programme, has launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) specifically designed for African journalists.

The MOOC is free of charge and launches with 47 lessons created by some of the world’s leading digital journalism experts. Structured around six initial courses, the lessons start with basic numeracy and continue to advanced subjects such as mapmaking and video production. The lessons are designed to help to speed up newsgathering processes; improve journalists’ ability to check facts quickly; and provide the background necessary to produce charts, graphics and content for social sharing. Additional lessons offering new techniques or increasingly advanced skills will be added on a regular basis.

Sign up to start learning today: https://courses.academy.africa/

 

Event: Reading Africa in the Black Panther Film, Friday 6 April 2018, Rift Valley Forum & BIEA

 Reading Africa in the Black Panther Film 

4.30pm – 6.30pm・ 6 April 2018
Rift Valley Institute・Laikipia Road・Kileleshwa
Nairobi

The 2018 superhero film Black Panther, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name has evoked a lot of debate both within social and academic circles. The discussions have ranged from the casting, gender representations and use of violence, to female and black empowerment, and tensions between Africans and African Americans.

On 6 April 2018, the Rift Valley Forum in partnership with the British Institute in Eastern Africa will bring together panelists from different backgrounds to discuss the representation of Africa in the film. It aims to explore the question of how Africa is depicted by exploring the issue of homogenization and the concept of Blackness and diasporization, among others.

Moderator
Sitawa Namwalie
Writer/Poet/Performer

Discussants 
Dr Wandia Njoya
 Lecturer, Daystar University

Nanjala Nyabola
Political Analyst

Mehul Gohil
Writer

Patrick Gathara
Journalist/Cartoonist

Dr Njoki Ngumi
The Nest 

Film night: SHORTS, SHORTS & SHOTS, Docubox The Box

THE BOX PRESENTS: SHORTS, SHORTS & SHOTS

https://www.nbofilmfest.com/ticketing/

Put on your shorts, grab a shot and let’s watch some short films at the first Shorts, Shorts & Shots Night at the NBO Film Fest. The 100 minute program curated by The Box(A Docubox spin off) in partnership with the British Council, will feature some of Africa’s very best short films giving Nairobi audiences a chance to see these excellent short films that haven’t been seen beyond the festival circuit.

In addition, we will be celebrating the homecoming of the Kenyan / German short film Watu Wote with a screening of their Academy shortlisted film and welcoming their stellar crew and cast back from the Oscars. They will fill us in on their trip to the Oscars and their thoughts, hopes and dreams for the Kenyan film industry.

Films To Be Screened Are…

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Many higher level jobs, MoveMeBack

Jobs across the continent but a number in Kenya… Pasted below from MoveMeBack…

MoveMeBack’s full nice newsletter:
https://mailchi.mp/movemeback/9k7ctymg6s-2684481?e=971b634b0f

 

Our Latest Opportunities

Cross-function and cross-seniority opportunities with a leading, large-scale East African plastic packaging manufacturer
Junior / Mid / Senior level – Mlolongo, Kenya

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JOB: Data & Learning Manager, Ongoza

We are hiring a Data & Learning Manager!

Only 1 out of 10 youth entering the Kenyan labour market every year has a chance to secure a formal job. With even college graduates taking 4 years on average to secure employment, many youth start small businesses but don’t have the skills, structure, or connections they need to grow. Ongoza (www.ongozayouth.org/) recruits early stage high-growth young entrepreneurs and provides up-to-two years of customized strategic business advisory at a subsidized rate. After 3 months, our entrepreneurs become eligible for low-cost debt financing through our exclusive partnership with Key Partners, Ltd.

Our team of 13 has ambitious growth targets and within five years, we plan to deliver services to 500 entrepreneurs per year and in turn create jobs for thousands of young Kenyans, with transformational effects on upward mobility of youth and the larger society.

About the role

Your role is to develop, manage, and implement Ongoza’s learning agenda and data infrastructure to help us make smarter decisions, iterate our advisory service approach to deliver even better value to entrepreneurs. You will be Ongoza’s data champion and a core decision-making influencer, responsible for building a culture of data-driven decision-making across the organization. The Data & Learning Manager will work closely with the Manager in charge of Ongoza’s Advisory Services but collaborate across the organization as the primary person responsible for consolidating Ongoza’s data, doing statistical analysis, developing internal A/B testing procedures, and providing strategic recommendations.

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Vacancies, Plan International (due 9 March)

From Plan International:

The following vacancies are available on our recruitment portal.  To access the full job description and make an online application follow the links provided.

  1. WASH OFFICER – AFYA PWANI PROJECT (KILIFI)

https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=26947&company=PlanInt&username=

  1. MONITORING & EVALUATION OFFICER – AFYA PWANI PROJECT (KILIFI)

https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=26948&company=PlanInt&username=

  1. PROJECT MANAGER, SAFER AND INCLUSIVE CITIES PROJECT (NAIROBI)

https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=26952&company=PlanInt&username=

  1. PROJECT OFFICER SAFER AND INCLUSIVE CITIES PROJECT (KISUMU)

https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=26955&company=PlanInt&username=

NOTE: closing date of applications is  9th March 2018.   We encourage everyone to share widely within your networks.

We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Disclaimer: Plan International Kenya does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process.  We therefore advise the general public to exercise due diligence when applying for employment.

Newsletter from Arterial Network, Africa creative civil society network

Pasting the Arterial Network latest newsletter in its entirety.
Subscribe if it looks good to you…

Arterial Network is a civil society network of artists, organisations and activists engaged in building sustainable networks, information dissemination, training, policy formulation, advocacy, research and African-centred theory, all geared towards growing and strengthening the cultural and creative sectors in Africa…

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