Code for Africa has an immediate vacancy for an IoT Intern to support its sensors.AFRICA project.

sensors.AFRICA is a citizen-science focused project that seeks to address data gaps by providing low cost sensors, which people can use to measure and monitor the quality of the air in their communities. We collect air quality data in Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda.

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated intern. The primary focus will be to support the work of the lead project Software Developer in putting together, deploying and monitoring sensor kits. CfA is an advocate for open source software, and the successful candidate would be required to document best practices and improvements made on technologies.

The successful candidate will be based out of our main civic technology lab in Nairobi, Kenya.

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide technical support for the sensors.AFRICA project team
  • Assemble and configure various sensors in use by sensors.AFRICA
  • Test, troubleshoot, deploy, monitor and maintain  sensor kits
  • Improve performance of IoT solutions delivered by the project
  • Develop and maintain documentation of improvements made on technologies

You should:

  • Have a computing or electrical engineering background
  • Have hands on experience working on IoT projects
  • Have knowledge of electronics
  • Be able to work effectively as part of a geographically distributed multicultural team
  • Have amazing verbal and written skills, with English as your primary work language alongside Kiswahili
  • Be a self-starter

We offer:

  • A stipend per month for 3 months
  • An opportunity to become part of the open data and civic technology movement

How to Apply:

Applicants should apply by filling this form –

Deadline: 15th June 2018

About us:

Code for Africa (CfA) is the continent’s largest federation of data journalism and civic technology laboratories, with labs in four countries and affiliates in a further six countries. CfA manages the $1m/year and $500,000/year, as well as key digital democracy resources such as the data portal and the election toolkit. CfA’s labs also incubate a series of trendsetting initiatives, including the PesaCheckfact-checking initiative in East Africa, the continental africanDRONEnetwork, and the African Network of Centres for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) that spearheaded Panama Papers probes across the continent. CfA is an initiative of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).

At CfA, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. CfA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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