Code for Africa (CfA) is offering a second set of 4-6 month CivicTech Fellowships for mid-career digital strategists, digital creators, technologists, data scientists and UX strategists/designers to support open government advocates and partners in 55 African Union member states.
Successful applicants will help a broad range of watchdog civil society organisations build civic technology projects that amplify citizen voices or help keep governments accountable, as part of the Charter Project that supports the African Union’s Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG).
Organizer: Code for Africa (CfA)
Eligible Country: Africans
Application Closing Date: 19 Feb 2023
- A passion for creative problem-solving and using light-touch appropriate technologies that will work reliably with minimal intervention in challenging environments.
- A demonstrable track-record for building and launching successful digital services/products, or shaping high impact digital campaigns.
- An understanding of human-centred design processes and rapid prototyping, and the importance of user experience (UX) approaches to designing digital products.
- Experience at working in distributed multidisciplinary teams, in fast-paced multinational environments, in support of non-technical partners/clients.
- A commitment to learning and sharing insights, both within the Charter Project ecosystem and the wider global civic technology movement.
- A commitment to open knowledge principles, including adhering to open source and open data principles (and documentation), with an understanding of global best-practices for ethical data/technology use.
- Stipend: Full-time fellows will receive a $1,550/month stipend. Stipends for part-time fellows will be negotiated, depending on time commitment and complexity of the project.
- Mentorship: All fellows will receive ongoing one-on-one mentorship from CfA’s core TechLab and DataLab teams of veteran civic technologists, data scientists and digital strategists.
- Networking: Fellows will tap into the Charter Project’s network of six coalition partner organisations, and the African Union’s network of digital engagement partners.
Showcasing: Fellows’ projects and insights/learnings will be prominently showcased at digital democracy events both in Africa, and globally.
- Launchpad: Fellows will have the inside track for full-time positions at Charter Project partner organisations, including CfA’s own growing TechLab and DataLab.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must read the full details about the program before proceeding to the application page. Check the official announcement page for more details about the application process.