Do you want to help us grow CfA’s network of peacekeepers, influencers and community watchdogs in Africa? 

Code for Africa (CfA) has immediate vacancies for a full-time bilingual Community Coordinator in Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda, but exceptional candidates from other countries will also be considered to join our Knowledge team.

Candidates must have demonstrable experience in community management or a related field, project management skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. French applicants will have an advantage.

The Congrès des pour la paix/Congress of Influencers for Peace (COPP) Community is an initiative incubated by Code for Africa (CfA) that brings together a network of community influencers, peace ambassadors at different levels of personal development, from young online influencers to senior community representatives to research and debunk misinformation published both online and elsewhere in more traditional media.

The successful candidates will work as part of a multinational and multilingual team using digital collaboration tools to create content for a global audience and international media partners.

Required: minimum requirements include:

  • At least 3 years of experience in community management or a related field, including organising and coordinating  offline, online, and hybrid  local and international events/community outreach
  • Proven experience in peacebuilding, conflict prevention, or related areas.
  • Excellent project management skills, including handling multiple priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement and building relationships with diverse audiences.
  • Experience delivering on contractual project requirements and producing regular reports for monitoring purposes.
  • Comfortable with facilitating training and mentoring sessions.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, for large and small groups, in-person and via phone or email.
  • Ability to work creatively and accurately under pressure with excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience working with a multinational and fully remote organisation.

Preferred: candidates who are able to demonstrate the following will have an advantage:

  • Experience as a peace ambassador or advocate is a plus.
  • Experience in the technology, non-profit, or media environments.
  • Understanding of database management and proficiency in spreadsheets.
  • Experience managing content distribution, such as blogs and stories through various channels, including social media, and websites (Medium, WordPress).
  • Experience in strategic communications using social media platforms. 
  • Bilingual in English and French (spoken and written).

Language and Location Requirements:

  • Location: Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda. Exceptional candidates from other African countries will be considered.
  • Languages: English and French 
  • Preferred but not required: Swahili and any other African Languages

About the Role:

The successful candidate will join the Knowledge team (Communities)  as the continental champion of CfA’s  COPP Community, and is responsible for growing and managing the network of peacekeepers, influencers, and credible messengers pioneering peacebuilding messages and countering hate speech, violent extremism narratives, and activities across Africa. 

As community coordinator, you will manage the communities’ activities (such as planning and coordinating monthly and quarterly events), foster and encourage community member engagement and maintain sustainable relationships with new and relevant stakeholders and partners across Africa and beyond. You will also support Communities-related projects, including managing fellowships, facilitating training and mentorship, and marshalling resources.

The ideal candidate will have strong strategic analysis, research, and critical thinking skills, as our projects are varied and fast-paced, requiring the ability to understand and learn new things quickly. They should possess a keen attention to detail, be comfortable handling multiple tasks with multiple ongoing deadlines, and have previous experience working with digital collaboration tools such as Slack, Google Drive, and Trello.

Responsibilities: Your daily responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating and managing CfA’s pan-African community activities, focusing on the COOP community.
  • Organising, coordinating and facilitating community events, including monthly meetups and quarterly continental events, both online and offline.
  • Identifying gaps and needs within the Communities and developing appropriate and effective programmes tailored to meet those needs.
  • Monitoring and evaluating programme effectiveness and community member feedback to improve programme outcomes.
  • Facilitating and delivering training, skills coaching, and mentoring for community members.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with community members to amplify the impact of the Community’s initiatives.
  • Cultivating partnerships with development-related organisations such as governments and CSOs.
  • Growing community membership and ensuring effective engagement with all community members.
  • Developing assets that can be leveraged to inform and energise CfA’s partners, stakeholders, and community members about CfA’s Communities events and programmes, including creating detailed-oriented presentations, briefings, memos, and other communications.
  • Creating weekly and monthly community engagement plans.
  • Reporting on all activities and managing community information while ensuring databases are up to date.

What We Offer:

  • A competitive salary, subject to experience, with opportunities for performance-based growth, both in terms of career path and public stature.
  • Medical insurance cover, underwritten by a remote-first provider to ensure cover wherever you are
  • A dynamic workplace, with a transnational team, occasional international travel, and generous vacation benefits.
  • Ongoing opportunities to learn new cutting-edge skills and techniques/technologies to future-proof yourself in a rapidly evolving industry.
  • A chance to shine on a global stage, writing for international audiences and interacting with colleagues around the world.

How to apply:

Please fill in this form by 06 February 2024

About Us:

Code for Africa (CfA) is the continent’s largest network of indigenous African civic technology and investigative data journalism laboratories, with over 100 staff in 21 countries, who build digital democracy solutions that are intended to give 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 infrastructure such as the continent’s largest open data portal, open.AFRICA, and largest open source civic software portal, commons.AFRICA, as well as the largest repository of investigative document-based evidence, source.AFRICA, as well as incubating initiatives as diverse as the africanDRONE network that gives citizens their own ‘eyes in the sky’, the PesaCheck fact-checking initiative in 12 African countries, and the sensors.AFRICA remote-sensing citizen science initiative to combat air/water pollution.

CfA also incubates the African Network of Centres for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR), as an 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 differences – 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 employment application line, CfA employees or any other CfA contact. CfA is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.