Job: Data design fellowship (Code for Africa)

Apply immediately if interested… (deadline has a bit of wiggle room)

Data design fellowship to help visualise budget, public finance issues in Kenya

by Stephen Abbott Pugh | Feb 18, 2016 | Career, Fellowship |

Do you want to become part of the open data and open government revolution by visualise important public finance or statistical issues to ordinary Kenyans? Are you interested and able to design infographics that can help people understand public finance or budgets making processes so that they can participate and make informed decisions?

Code for Kenya (CfKenya) and the International Budget Partnership (Kenya) are offering a one-year fellowship to an outstanding individual who will be able to design, visualise and provide infographics to accompany a weekly narrative that will be done to check the accuracy and relevance of budgetary and/or statistical claims made by public figures and the media.

The initiative is a pilot, and we are casting the net as wide as possible. The person we are looking for should…

  • Be able to conceptualise, design and execute data visualisations
  • Have a keen eye for best design practices and a meticulous understanding of a data-driven story development process
  • Have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in design with a top-notch portfolio demonstrating a user-centred design approach and strong storytelling skills
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Be adaptable, self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Have your own laptop

The successful candidate will be able to work out of CfKenya’s CivicLab at Nairobi Garage, Piedmont Plaza, Ngong Road, Nairobi. The successful fellow will receive a modest monthly stipend.

The deadline for applications is February 28, 2016. The fellowship runs for 12 monthson a part-time basis starting with the possibility of an extension. CfKenya will consider shorter-term fellowships, in exceptional circumstances.

How to apply

Please apply by sending an email to the recruitment team atfellowships@codeforkenya.org with your cover letter and CV before February 28, 2016

Please include the following in your subject line: PesaCheck Fellowship.

If you do not hear from us within three weeks following the application deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful.

About International Budget Partnership Kenya

International Budget Partnership Kenya (IBPK) trains civil society, media and government on public finances, conducts research, and promotes transparency and participation in budgets.

About Code for Kenya

Code for Kenya (CfKenya) is the Kenyan-based programme of Code for Africa, Africa’s largest open data/open government initiative with country-­based programmes in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.

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