Africa No Filter invites applications for the Africa No Filter Wikimedian in Residence Program for Narrative Change-Makers in 2022.
As part of its mission “to connect and build the field of narrative change-makers in Africa,” ANF will host a Wikimedian in Residence (WiR) to coordinate a yearlong series of content creation and capacity building activities that will connect Wikimedia communities in the region to ANF’s large network of researchers, journalists, and creators.
Worth of Award
The Wikmedian in Residence program seeks to achieve the following objectives:
- Generate knowledge about Africa through collaboration with aligned partners to amplify each of the three selected African Union Holidays as opportunities to grow content about the continent.
- Encourage content creation and create visibility for African content on Wikipedia and the wider web
- Advise on the creation of an online course targeted at training up-and-coming African journalists and content creators to expand public knowledge about the continent on Wikimedia projects.
- Support aligned partners to ensure that more young Africans are better trained, skilled and equipped to contribute to knowledge creation about Africa on Wikipedia and the wider web
Preferred skills include
- Deep hands-on experience with Wikipedia editing and Wikimedia communities, especially in the African context
- To have worked previously on a Wikimedia/Wikipedia project
- Experience developing and managing partnerships
- Experience designing and providing effective training on Wikipedia, digital research, or similar digital skills, especially for adult learners
- Effective English writing and communication skills
- Experience with community organizing or facilitating professional-public collaboration
It would be even better if you had
- Multilingual experience with French, Portuguese, Swahili, or other major African languages
- Experience with facilitating online training and learning platforms such as Moodle, EdX, or Blackboard
- Experience with learning and evaluation
How to Apply
Please submit your applications to: [email protected]
Deadline: The call for applications for the Africa No Filter Wikimedian in Residence Program closes May 15.