Code for Africa (CfA) has an immediate vacancy for a full-time data wrangler and data journalism trainer to join its data and design team and Academy’s network of trainers and help running training activities in Lagos, Nigeria.
About the Role
As a data wrangler you will be working with CfA’s award winning data and design team on data driven journalism projects. You will be sourcing, scraping, cleaning, analysing and visualising data for a range of projects in Africa. You will be working with a distributed team throughout Africa and Europe.
As a trainer you will be responsible for running data journalism training for partner newsrooms, universities and as part of local community events like Hacks/Hackers. You will be reviewing current content and practices while creating or localising the material to fit different contexts. You will also be responsible for creating and delivering a training development plan complete with materials, tutorials, instructions, and learning resources such as online modules and guides. You will be collecting information about participants and monitor the impact of the training activities.
What You’ll Do
- Research, analyse, process and visualize data for multiple journalism projects
- Participate in weekly team calls and stand ups
- Run local data journalism training in newsrooms, universities and at local community events
- Support the Academy Team in developing and implementing training, processes and systems
- Develop schedules to assess training needs
- Conduct journalist/students surveys and interviews
- Consult with other trainers, managers, and leadership
- Track and compile collected data about participants and impacts of the training
- Conceptualise training materials based on available resources
- Communicate training needs and online resources
- Create training strategies, initiatives, and materials
- Test and review available materials
- Instruct participant training and onboarding
- Review participants performance and learning
- Coordinate and monitor enrollment, schedules, costs, and equipment
What You’ve Got
- Data journalism skills, including data analysis, research, cleaning, visualization
Proficiency with Dataviz tools such as Google Drive, Google Advanced Search, Flourish.studio, Datawrapper, Infogram, Google Data Studio, Workbench
- Proficiency in using Google docs, sheets and slides.
- Working knowledge of management tools like Trello and Slack is highly desirable
- Strong organisational skills and ability to deliver results within deadlines
- Strict adherence to company mission and goals
- Good interpersonal skills and communication with all levels of management and participants
- Ability to multitask, prioritise, and manage time efficiently
- Excellent leadership, team building, and self-management skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- The ability to adopt and maintain a results and people-driven approach
- Good presentation skills
- The ability to work with minimal supervision
Extra Points If…
- You have a Bachelor’s degree in education, data journalism, information technology, or related field
- You have at least 1 year previous experience as a trainer, corporate training specialist, or related position
- You have at least 1 year previous experience as a data wrangler, or related position
- You have previous working relationships with universities and media houses
Females are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
Fill in this form: https://goo.gl/forms/nQzfF8dgovGF2SK62 by 15 May 2019.
About The Federation:
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 innovateAFRICA.fund and $500,000/year impactAFRICA.fund, as well as key digital democracy resources such as the openAFRICA.net data portal and the GotToVote.cc election toolkit. CfA’s labs also incubate a series of trendsetting initiatives, including the PesaCheck fact-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).
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