About Africa’s Voices Foundation
Africa’s Voices Foundation (AVF) is a non-profit start-up, spun out of ongoing cutting-edge research at the University of Cambridge. We conduct innovative research and produce powerful, insightful evidence that helps to amplify the voices of Africans towards key policymakers and service deliverers.
We use media forums to spark inclusive, interactive discussions, and gather audience opinions through SMS, instant messaging, and social media. We analyse these conversations – often in low-resource local languages – using our own tested methods. We combine social science frameworks with data science techniques to provide powerful insights into the beliefs, ideas and priorities of hard-to reach populations and social groups, and how these change over time. Our evidence helps organisations to better understand, engage with, and respond to target populations.
Our core business is organised two program areas: Governance & Accountability, and, Citizen Evidence & Social Change. To date we have worked in five countries across health, education, humanitarian, governance, livelihoods, security and agriculture domains for a range of partners including UNICEF, Oxfam, Mastercard Foundation, World University Service Canada, Livity Africa, Well Told Story, REACH and BBC Media Action.
AVF combines rigorous academic research and a commitment to innovation with real-world impact. We provide our researchers with a vibrant interface to world-leading university research. Team members often work with faculty, advisors, external researchers, and student interns to bring the latest ideas into our working practices. Our work has been recognised internationally, including being awarded the Market Research Society’s ‘President’s Medal’ in 2016 for our work with UNICEF in Somalia. We have offices in Nairobi, Kenya, and a small but highly qualified and motivated team that we are seeking to grow steadily in the coming period. More at www.africasvoices.org.
The Software Engineer will join our technology and data team, building, configuring and maintaining data processing pipelines that underpin AVF’s infrastructure for listening to citizens. The post holder will be responsible for:
It is expected that the engineer will split their time with approximately 50% spent building and maintaining operational pipelines, and the other 50% designing new products.
Education and General Experience
Knowledge and Skills
Personal Attributes and Language Competencies
Legal authorisation to work in Kenya is required for this position