Job: Lead Developer (Hivisasa Academy)

Job Description: Lead Developer Hivisasa Academy Project

The academy is a sister activity of local newspaper ( ;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.

Monthly compensation: Matching experience and skills. Definitely competitive.

Type: Full time (flexible times but long working hours, part of Saturday included)

Period: Starts immediately (4 months contract, renewable)

Location: Lavington, Nairobi

The Academy will include video, audio, text, exams, fora, classes, levels and badges.

We are looking for a brilliant, top-level web-developer who can come onboard and help create the academy from scratch, yet fit in seamlessly with our existing infrastructure at We are a small team and we expect active and creative initiative in all aspects of the product development.

  • Must demonstrate excellent core engineering skills (PHP and JavaScript, primarily).
  • Must have worked in developer teams and demonstrate ability to pick up deployment practices quickly.
  • At least 5 year of professional experience.
  • Knowledge of Mongo DB and Laravel helps.
  • Ideally has a great sense of design and front end.

Email CV & Cover Letter to (subject: Lead Developer)


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