Job: Project Manager (Hivisasa Academy)

Job Description: Project Manager 

Hivisasa Academy Project: To create a capacity-building online academy to improve journalisms & communication skills in Kenya. Courses will include, for example, “writing for the media”, “interview skills”, and “multimedia journalism”.

The academy is open to all; from non-professional ‘citizen reporters’ to aspiring professionals. It is targeting Kenyans living outside of the biggest city Nairobi, with a mobile first strategy.

The academy is a sister activity of local newspaper Hivisasa.com (www.hivisasa.com/about).

Monthly compensation: $ 2,500 gross, negotiable

Type: Full time (flexible times but long working hours, part of Saturday included) Period: Starts immediately (4 months contract, renewable)

Location: Lavington, Nairobi

Tasks
– Lead team of 5 to build the online academy from the ground up
– Source from experts/consultants educational material to create 10 courses in journalism/media/communication
– Recruit tech team, educational consultants, coordinator, intern
– Create a 4-months plan, and liaise regularly with Hivisasa.com directors and Editor in Chief for direction, content, marketing the academy, and general support – Compile monthly accounting and descriptive reports for donor

Required
– Proven experience and/or academic background in education
– Proven managerial experience
– Proven experience recruiting & leading teams in Kenya (or East Africa)
– Proven experience managing online projects
– Excellent understanding of online media and journalism

Note: The Academy can subsidise half of the costs of a provisional work permit ("Special Pass” valued at $200/month for 6 months, renewable.)

Email CV & Cover Letter to chloe at hivisasa.com (subject: Project Manager)

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