About the Role

Code for Africa (CfA) has an immediate vacancy for an Academy Trainer with extensive training and/or investigative data journalism experience to join our team in Nairobi. The trainer will be responsible for running data journalism training for partner newsrooms, universities and local community events run by CfA. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)  in education, data journalism, information technology, or a related field
  • One year’s experience as a trainer, corporate training specialist, or related position. 
  • Good interpersonal skills and communication with all levels of management.
  • Organised and able to create multiple timelines and schedules.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritise, and manage time efficiently.
  • Excellent leadership, team-building, and self-management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Relationships with universities and media houses are a plus. 


  • You should be able to develop schedules to assess training needs.
  • You should have skills in data journalism techniques, including data research, cleaning, visualization.
  • Proficiency with data journalism tools such as Google Drive, Google Fusion Tables, Google Advanced Search, Flourish.studio, Datawrapper.
  • Ability to conduct journalist/students surveys and interviews
  • Be able to track and compile data collected about participants and the impacts of the training sessions. 
  • Capable of conceptualising training materials based on available resources.
  • Ability to 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.
  • Strong strategic analysis and critical thinking skills: our projects are varied and fast-paced, so you need to quickly understand and learn new things. 
  • Detail-oriented: you will need to possess a keen attention to detail and a good eye for both quality and aesthetics. You are the first and last line of quality control.
  • Comfortable handling multiple tasks with multiple ongoing deadlines.
  • Experience in journalism/comms/media preferred.
  • Previous experience working on the digital collaboration tools that CfA uses, such as Slack, Google Drive, and Trello, would be an advantage. 


  • Schedule, manage and run training sessions with university and newsroom partners under the supervision of the Academy Project Managers. 
  • Create weekly and monthly reports for Academy Project Managers.
  • Train at and support Hacks/Hackers and other Academy events. 

What We Offer

  • A competitive salary, subject to experience, with opportunities for performance-based growth both in terms of career path and public stature
  • A dynamic digital-first workplace, with the opportunity for regular remote work, occasional international travel, and generous vacation benefits.
  • An innovative cutting-edge project portfolio, that regularly helps push the envelope globally by pioneering new techniques/technologies and that demonstrates real-world applications with grassroots impact for digital tools.

How to Apply:

Please complete this form by February 15, 2020.

About Us:

Code for Africa (CfA) is the continent’s largest federation of independent civic technology and data journalism laboratories, which build digital democracy solutions giving citizens unfettered access to actionable information that empowers them to make informed decisions, and that strengthen civic engagement for improved public governance and accountability.

This includes building infrastructures like openAFRICA and sourceAFRICA, as well as incubating initiatives as diverse as the africanDRONE network, the PesaCheck fact-checking initiative and the sensors.AFRICA network.

The African Network of Centres for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) is a CfA managed association of the continent’s best investigative newsrooms, ranging from large traditional mainstream media to smaller specialist units. ANCIR member newsrooms investigate crooked politicians, organised crime and big business. The iLAB is ANCIR’s in-house digital forensic unit, with teams in east, south and west Africa. ANCIR uses its resources to strengthen newsrooms’ own internal capacity, by providing access to the world’s best whistleblower encryption and investigative semantic analysis technologies, as well as skills development, and seed grants for cross-border collaboration.

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. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. 

To all recruitment agencies: CfA does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, CfA employees or any other company location. CfA is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.