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! Also included: newsletters with other aggregated resources, which you can subscribe to directly, such as Arterial Network (continent art opportunities & news) and MoveMeBack (all sorts of continent-wide job listings).

3) Good information on the job-getting process: 

 

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Job: Analyst, mid-level, Valar

Title Kenya Analyst (Mid-Level)
Dept Information & Analysis
Type Full-Time Employee
Loctn Kenya
Travel Regional Travel Required (30%)
Reqmt Candidate Must Have or Be Able to Obtain a Kenyan Work Permit
Apply Submit Cover Letter, CV, and Writing Sample to hr@valarfrontier.com

Description

Valar seeks an exceptionally qualified individual to serve as a Kenya Analyst in support of a Kenya-based commercial client with interests predominantly focused in the coast region. The successful applicant will possess advanced analytical skills and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the political, security, cultural, and economic environment in Kenya to produce high-quality written and oral analysis from a number of open and closed sources. This position will brief Valar senior leadership and, at times, executives of current clients. The Kenya Analyst will report to the Senior Analyst under the Department of Information and Analysis in Nairobi.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE (PDF)

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JOBS: Tech-savvy folks and project wranglers, engine room

We’re looking for eager and dedicated individuals to join our core team! Specifically, we’re looking for:

  • Regional Support Team Lead to manage a team of Regional Leads who support local and national civil society in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Regional Leads work with partners to design and implement projects with tech and data components and build their long-term strategic data and tech capacity through our Matchbox programme and other regionally-focused projects.
  • A Technical Project Manager to manage tech- and data-heavy projects that seek to advance social justice, working closely with partners to ensure these projects are designed and implemented in a way that meets their needs.
  • A Project Assistant to support our team to research, design and implement projects. They will assist their colleagues in carrying out projects by conducting research and making sure projects stay on track.
  • A Technologist interested in using their technical expertise towards projects that contribute to social change. The goal of this position is to build our in-house technical capabilities in areas that could include software or web development, data science, machine learning and more. We are open to receiving applications from a wide range of individuals who have one or more technical specialisations, and we expect to at least hire one part-time team member, with the possibility of contracting with other applicants as project-based consultants.  

If any of these opportunities interest you, we invite you to apply via the links on our jobs page.

WHY JOIN US?

The Engine Room is a global team and we consider diversity to be a competency. We actively seek diverse perspectives, experiences and voices in all areas of our team and in our work. Our organisation prioritises empathy, respect, humility, flexibility, fun and a healthy work-life balance. We’re a remote team of 15 based across 4 continents. We encourage individuals from all areas of the world, backgrounds, experiences and identities to apply. We don’t have a physical office anywhere and all our staff and contractors work remotely. We highly encourage individuals from outside North America and Europe to apply.

READY TO APPLY?

The application deadline for all of these roles is July 8. Applications must be received via the links that can be found on our jobs page. Submissions received via email will not be considered.

To learn more about what it’s like to work at the Engine Room and an overview of our recruitment process, please check out our Jobs page.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Anneke, our People Lead, at anneke@theengineroom.org.

Creative Masterclass with Biko Zulu at Pawa254

This is an invitation to attend The Write Change Creative Masterclass with Biko Zulu.

Date: Friday, July 5th
Venue: PAWA254 Mageuzi Theater
Time: 8 am -2 pm.
PAWA’s objective for holding this masterclass is to leverage on the potency of creative writing to address socio-economic and political issues in Kenya.
The theme is: How to write creatively, inspired by true events, in order to inspire action. Charges are 1500/= This Masterclass will be followed by a workshop involving other facilitators who will guide the writers on different themes.

Jobs: Program Manager, Comms Coordinator, HURIDOCS (remote)

HURIDOCS (Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International) is deeply rooted in the human rights movement, with decades of field experience and a high level of expertise in using information and technology. We are a global group of human rights researchers, documentation experts, information security specialists and software developers out to empower defenders to act strategically on human rights information.

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HURIDOCS welcomes diversity and does not discriminate on any basis, including age, gender identity, nationality or sexual orientation. Our team consists of parents and non-parents, self-taught and degree-educated. We seek to build a culture that allows everyone to fully bring themselves to the organisation. We value honest exchanges and respect each other for who they are.

Vacancies

Project Manager

HURIDOCS is seeking an experienced Project Manager with focus on projects in Africa and Asia. The Project Manager will ensure the successful delivery of information management systems and reliable advice to our organisational partners who are working on human rights investigations and documentation.

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Communications Coordinator

HURIDOCS is seeking a Communications Coordinator who is passionate about human rights, curious about technology and excited to connect HURIDOCS with the world.

APPLY

ICCROM Paid Internship

Job Opportunity: ICCROM Paid Internship

Young Professional to support Africa Programme “Changing the Face of Heritage and Conservation in Africa” (Paid internship)

Date and duration: as soon as May 2019, and until 31 December 2019 (6-8 months)

The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) is an intergovernmental agency which receives its funding from 136 Member States as well as private foundations, corporations and individuals. ICCROM deals with cultural heritage conservation issues, including World Heritage, disaster risk management, sustainable development, and integrated approaches to conservation of cultural and natural heritage. ICCROM usesits unparalleled global network in training and other technical cooperation programmes worldwide.

Over the past 30 years, ICCROM has designed and implemented pioneering programmes for heritage conservation for museums and sites in Africa. ICCROM Strategy 2018-2023 sets ambitious targets for further expanding ICCROM’s role in Africa through training, research and policy formulation. This will entail implementation and delivery of practical conservation training and technical cooperation projects in partnerships with African institutions, UNESCO and others.

In the context of these specific goals, ICCROM offers an internship for the Africa Programme who will assist the program manager in the development of fresh approaches, bringing innovation to ICCROM’s involvement in the conservation of the heritage in Africa. The critical area for focus is how conservation of African cultural heritage can incorporate ideas emerging from the UN (Agenda 2030) and the African Union (Agenda 2063 “The Africa we want”). The program will focus on the current trends- in particular, economic growth, employment opportunities and social cohesion

The intern will bring the youth perspective and relevant skills in supporting successful strategy design and planning, and will also possess a good understanding of cultural heritage issues in Africa. S/he will be a creative collaborator in the design of the strategy and high-impact projects and initiatives.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the authority and the direct supervision of the Program Manager, the Africa Programme Intern will contribute to designing the new ICCROM strategy for Africa, ensuring alignment of the strategy with the various programme and partnership development efforts. S/He will also assist spearhead innovative initiatives to deepen public and private donor engagement and leverage existing and new resources for maximum impact in Africa.

More specifically, the Africa Programme Intern will:

  • Undertake background research and collection of baseline data relevant to the various activities proposed
  • Assist with liaison with implementation partners to produce the final detailed concept notes for the proposed activities
  • Assist closely resource mobilization and fundraising matters, preparing donor’s profiles, following up on contact established by the Director General and the Resource Mobilization officer, preparing the information requested by donors and any other tasks aimed at achieving programme-specific fundraising goals;
  • Assist in drafting presentation materials on the Programme for ICCROM delivery at key events, meetings and other external fora;
  • Ensure that all writing produced is technically and intellectually sound, clear and objective in accordance with high standards of quality and in line with the Organization’s mandate and vision;
  • Perform other tasks as required.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA 

  • Be a national of an African Member-State of ICCROM
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in any field relevant to the mission and work of ICCROM
  • Technical experience  and demonstrated research and writing skills
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Have an excellent command of English, both written and verbal, preferred also with fluency in French
  • Be under the age of 35 by the closing of the application period
  • Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities

Please send your application consisting of a brief statement (explaining your vision, skills and relevance for this project) and a resume to africa@iccrom.org

Data Journalism resources

General global resource 🙂

Maybe you’ve already heard us at the European Journalism Centre talk about it. But now it’s real. After 10 years of supporting journalists in learning data skills, we’re proud to present our brand new space: DataJournalism.com!

DataJournalism.com is a training centre, a community, and an industry-focused publication. It brings together the Data Journalism Handbooks and our video courses, as well as cool new areas for community discussion and Long Reads written by the field’s top experts. The project is supported by the Google News Initiative.

It’s free to join, and all members receive a goodie bag full with promotions and discounts. This bag includes access to security app 1Password, scraping made easier with DIFFBOT, email providers ProtonMail & FastMail, off-shore hosting on FLOKINET, mind mapping tool MindMeister, beautiful charts with Piktochart, surveys on Survs, web hosting with SiteGround, and writing with ProWritingAid.

Webinar: Access to Justice for the Right to Housing, Namati, Tuesday 23 April 5pm

Tue, Apr 23, 2019 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EAT (Kenya time)
Free webinar

An estimated 1.8 billion people lack adequate housing. Homelessness and forced evictions are on the rise in virtually every country, while sanitation and access to basic services remain dire. 

In her recent report, Leilani Farha, the Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, recognized that “the global housing crisis is rooted in a crisis in access to justice because without access to justice, housing is not properly recognized, understood or addressed as a human right.”

On April 23, join us for a webinar led by Ms. Farha and a group of grassroots activists to discuss findings from the report, how it can be used as a tool to advocate for policy change, and why “access to justice for the right to housing is inseparable from the right itself.”

During this webinar, we will discuss the main conclusions of the report and how it can help as a tool to advocate for policy changes and improved access to justice. A group of grassroots organizations from the global south will provide feedback on the report, reflecting on experiences from their own contexts in promoting access to justice for informal settlement and disadvantaged urban communities.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7087870164834075916

Grassroots groups, including Justice & Empowerment Initiatives (Nigeria), Katiba Institute (Kenya), and Civil Association for Equality and Justice (Argentina) have been at the forefront of pressing for housing justice. This webinar, organized together with International Development Research Centre, Canada, will provide space for these frontline practitioners to reflect on their experiences and catalogue the challenges and successes they’ve faced. 

Participants will explore strategies for promoting the right to housing and a broader set of social and economic rights in informal settlements — including how to foster and strengthen the voice of residents in housing rights advocacy, how to navigate collaborations and confrontations with local governments, and innovative legal empowerment approaches to unlocking the poverty penalty that batters already vulnerable groups.