Code for Africa (CfA) is looking for a programme manager to help coordinate its multimedia journalism team. This diverse team consists of pioneering journalists who produce multimedia projects on health and development across the continent, often based on data-driven research and statistics, working alongside visualisers who create the interactive and static charts and maps that illustrate our storytelling and developers who create data-driven interactive content
The ideal candidate is a fantastic task manager with a strong design aesthetic and familiarity with admin and operations.
Our team uses tools like Slack, Trello and Google Drive to manage our work, and Infogram, Atlas, Carto, Adobe Illustrator, QGis, Shorthand, OpenRefine, D3JS and others to package the storytelling.
Some familiarity with all of these tools would be helpful, but the main requirement is knowing how to manage complex, multidisciplinary projects. We value clarity, precision and concision in our teams and are looking for someone who has strong diplomatic skills.
The successful candidate will report to the Pan-African Data Editor of Code for Africa.
The position is full-time and is based at our labs in either Nairobi (Kenya) or Cape Town (South Africa).
The successful candidate will be available to start by no later than 1 April 2018.
The candidate will have a strong portfolio and/or references.
Your primary responsibility would be to ensure the team meets its milestones and deadlines. You will also be a creative problem solver, remove blockers while checking that project quality meets partner expectations.
You will also work with the team to select and organise multimedia content (including photos and videos), double-check static charts, maps, interactives and satellite visualisations. And, you would use your critical eye to help the team polish and improve their outputs.