Exhibition Launch, Sibanthontisele

‘Sibanthontisele – An Exhibition Launch by Owen Maseko’

Date of Exhibition Launch: Wednesday 12 April 2017

Time: 7.00 p.m.

Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium Maendeleo House, Monorovia Street Nairobi

Admission is free. Drinks and snacks will be available.

Exhibition will run until 5 May 2017


Monday To Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The works in Sibanthontisele depict the Matebeland and the Midlands
Gukurahundi massacres perpetrated by the 5th Brigade (former division of Zimbabwean army). The killings happened after the expulsion of ZAPU (Zimbabwe African Peoples Union) from the post-independence government led by President Robert Mugabe when the party was blamed for plotting to overthrow the government after arm caches were allegedly discovered on ZAPU-owned properties. Almost 20 years after the guns fell silent, the government has urged Zimbabweans to ‘move on’ from the period Mugabe has described as “a moment of madness”. The majority of those affected still feel that the issue needs to be adequately discussed before it can be consigned to history. In 2010, Maseko exhibited Sibanthontisele, meaning “we drip on them” in isiNdebele, referring to a torture technique the army used during that “moment of madness” where soldiers would drip hot melted plastic on civilians. Less than 24 hours after the exhibition opened at Bulawayo National Arts Gallery, Maseko found himself in police custody, arrested because of his work, according to authorities, ‘undermined the authority’ of President Robert Mugabe. Maseko challenged the charges with assistance of the Zimbabwean Lawyers for Human Rights. In 2013 the court finally ruled that his exhibition could be taken down and not be displayed publically anywhere in the country ever again.

Owen Maseko is considered one of Zimbabwe’s most prominent controversial artists.

This Exhibition is a collaboration between Goethe Institut and the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA).


Job: Applicant Care Associate, Shortlist


From a new player on the field: Shortlist, a recruitment service that vets you based directly on your skills. Right now they themselves are hiring, and more jobs are coming soon.


Applicant Care Associate

Do you believe that traditional approaches to hiring are ineffective and time consuming? Are you passionate about troubleshooting customer issues until you find right solution? Is there no better feeling for you than crossing every item off your to-do list? Are you passionate about unlocking professional potential?

Shortlist is a human capital company with a difference. We bring together technology and people to transform the way job seekers and businesses interact. This is accomplished by matching talent with opportunity by offering growing businesses a personal and effective way to find great employees. We offer job seekers, like you, a platform to stand-out, unlock your potential, and find your calling.

Every week, hundreds of people use the Shortlist platform to apply for awesome jobs in Kenya.  The Applicant Care Associate is critical to ensuring that every applicant has a positive, convenient, and encouraging Shortlist experience so that they  are empowered to demonstrate their abilities and skills to potential employers. This is an incredible opportunity for a customer care professional who would like to apply their skills and passion to an awesome startup with a great team and fun culture.

Detailed Responsibilities…

Continue reading

Event: Supercharging Human Rights Defenders in East Africa, Small Media (17 March)

I am excited to invite you and your colleagues to the launch of a report titled, “Supercharging Human Rights Defenders in East Africa”. The event will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017 as from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM EAT at Strathmore University, Kenya.

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-security-challenges-for-civil-society-in-east-africa-tickets-31886254646

Over the past year, Small Media has been working in partnership with The Collaboration on International Policy for East and Southern Africa, The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (Defend Defenders), and Strathmore University Centre for IP and IT Law (CIPIT) to produce a new report evaluating the digital threats facing civil society organisations working across East Africa – in Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania.

At this session, Small Media and its partners will present the findings of its latest report Supercharging Human Rights Defenders in East Africa, and then engage in a discussion with a range of stakeholders about how to best support regional civil society organisations to overcome the multitude of digital security challenges they face.

The schedule for the session is as follows:
14:00-15:00 – Report Presentation and Q&A
15:00-15:30 – Coffee break
15:30-16:30 – Break-out sessions based around key themes and research findings
16:30-17:00 – Discussion around recommendations and next steps
17:00-18:00 – Networking and drinks

Advocacy Officer, FRIDA (remote)

This is a GLOBAL ROLE (anyone could be applying from anywhere) so make sure you’re really competitive and well suited for the role before spending your time applying…

FRIDA is looking for an Advocacy Officer


Founded in 2010, FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund is the only youth-led fund focused exclusively on supporting young feminist activism to advance social justice movements and agendas across the globe. We believe in the collective power, expertise, and innovation of young feminist organizers to address root causes and structures of inequality in order to create lasting change in their communities. To this end, FRIDA:

● Provides small flexible grants to fund initiatives led by young women and trans*youth under 30 years old with small flexible grants for core support, selected through an annual participatory review process.
● Offers opportunities for capacity development that are accessible and responsive to the needs of young feminist organizers, and based on linking and learning relationships that strengthen networks of young feminist activists within multigenerational movements;
● Mobilizes resources from both traditional and non-traditional sources, with new and modern methods, to enhance the quality and quantity of funding for women’s human rights; and
● Builds knowledge for advocacy to ensure financial and non-financial policies are inclusive and responsive to the priorities articulated by young women, girls and trans* youth.


FRIDA seeks a dynamic and confident leader to be responsible for FRIDA’s advocacy strategy, including: building knowledge to support advocacy, running campaigns, and supporting the advocacy goals of grantee partners. In addition, this position will provide writing and support for resource mobilization and communications, and support coordination of special grants schemes to fund intersectional, cross-movement, and innovative ideas of young feminists.

As a cross-cutting position, this position will work closely with all members of the FRIDA team as well as interacting with the larger community, including grantee partners, advisors, and donors. It will be supervised by a FRIDA Co-Director.

Please click here to view a detailed description of this position. And more info below… 

Continue reading

MANY jobs from Nairobi Garage network

Many jobs via Nairobi Garage… 

Uber is Hiring!! Uber,the global technology firm that designs alternative transportation apps making our commute easier in Nairobi’s hectic traffic, is now transforming their relationship in Africa and has plans to expand their friendship with locals by developing more headquarters in major cities like Nairobi. With the mood to encourage more access and adoption of technology based transport […]

Lendable is Hiring Engineers!! Lendable, is a finance and software company based in New York and Nairobi. They are passionate about making impact investing a competitive asset class. Lendable designs financial and software products that can encourage effective borrowing. They are a technology driven financial marketplace where non-banking financial isntitutions can develop and create a new model for foreign investment. […]

Green Max Capital Advisors is Recruiting! GreenMax Capital Advisors, an international clean energy investment and management consulting firm is searching for a GreenMax Transaction Advisory Associate  to join there base in Nairobi Kenya. GreenMax is specialized financial advisory organization that provides policy and project development resources for clean energy sectors. They have been a dominant player in the clean energy industry […]

Umati Capital is Searching for a CFO Umati Capital a financial services institution with a mission to revolutionize access to finance through technology utilization. Launched in late 2012 the founders build the startup with the objective to bring access to small-medium sized businesses (SMEs) in the Africa. Umati capital works with businesses across the agricultural and food sectors, producing innovative solutions to […]

BioLite is Looking for Accounting Manager! BioLite is a dynamic and rapidly growing social enterprise that develops, manufactures, and markets consumer energy products for off-grid communities around the world. Over the last four years, there team has quadrupled, and sales have doubled each year. Anchored by the award-winning HomeStove, our emerging markets product portfolio is growing. We are currently operating in […]

Branch is Hiring Branch a mobile-lending platform based in Kenya is now recruiting! Branch is expanding their base in Tanzania and is looking for a great team of professionals here in Kenya. Branch is Kenya-based mobile lending app, with an awesome team – working out of our office in Westlands – as well as an awesome co-founder Matt Flannery…

Fuzu is hiring! There’s no question you’ve heard about Fuzu, maybe you’ve used their platform yourself, maybe you got the job you have no thanks to them, maybe you know people who did! No matter, Fuzu has been one of the biggest players in the Kenyan scene connecting prospective employees to potential employers, facilitating the hiring process, making… 

Triggerise has two open positions! Triggerise is looking for two bright individuals to fill in two key roles; Ecosystem Manager, and Ecosystem Administrator. Make their vision a reality. Read the job ads below to see what the jobs entail, and become a part of them… and us! Triggerise Ecosystem Administrator Job Ad THIS ONE IS  NOW FILLED! Check out their other open […]

ITDP needs an intern! The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy is an NGO that’s doing some seriously impactful work in promoting sustainable equitable transport worldwide. Equity is something that African societies desperately need, so there’s no shortage of things for them to do here! As their seat for all things ITDP Africa, they chose our very own serviced […]

Netwookie is hiring Netwookie are a technology start-up company based in Nairobi, Kenya, wishing to offer a mobile platform that allows potential customers to connect with service providers from the informal sector for their specific job needs. They need an Android developer to keep their platform writing. Do you write magnificent code? Well then, take a look at the […]

Bizarre Bazaar Summer Craft Festival, tables from 12k KES

Application for the Bizarre Bazaar Summer Craft Festival 2017
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June 2017

Bizarre Bazaar Craft Festivals are trade shows featuring traditional and contemporary crafts and mostly handmade products from across Africa and the world. Two festivals are held each year in June and November. Bizarre Bazaar is an open air marketplace where artists and craftspeople can demonstrate their skills and sell their creations directly to the public in a fun, relaxed and beautiful environment.

Please download the application form with all the required information by clicking on this link. Kindly complete the application form and ensure that you understand all the terms and conditions. Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions. We look forward to hearing from you and very much hope that you will join us at Bizarre Bazaar Summer Craft Festival.

Event: Think before you post – Hacks Hackers, Article 19, Kictanet

Topic: Think Before You Post!

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 6 – 8 pm
Venue: Nairobi Garage, Ngong Road, Piedmont Plaza, 4th Floor

Guest speakers:
Henry Maina – Article 19
Grace Githaiga – Kictanet

Today, many people can easily access the internet either on their cellphones, through free Wi-Fi at educational institutions or workplaces.  The thousands of cyber-cafes that have come up in most urban and some rural areas have also increased internet access.

Access to digital media technologies  means that everyone can now become a publisher (blog) can create and distribute radio (podcast) and TV (video) far and wide especially through social media platforms.  But how many people think of the risks they face when they click that button to share some interesting content they have come across or have created?

There have been reports in the media of people being arrested because of what they post online and others have lost their jobs as a result of statements made online.  When journalists publish online, they are bound by their code of ethics.  What issues should other netizens take into consideration before posting information online?

Our guests for the February session of Hacks/Hackers Nairobi #HHNBO will help us address the following questions:

1.       What ethical considerations do I need to make before posting online?

2.      What are the legal ramifications of what I post online?

3.      Do my posts pose a risk to my personal security?

In addition, Code for Africa will showcase tools to track deleted tweets.

Guest speakers:
Henry Maina – Article 19
Grace Githaiga – Kictanet

Hacks/Hackers Nairobi is a forum where journalists and techies meet on a monthly basis to discuss issues that affect their work.

Speak out! Let your voice be heard!
To participate in the conversation, please sign up here and share the invite widely.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.