Communicator with a background in technology and social innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Closing date: 
30 October, 2016
6 Months
Job Purpose: 

The CTP Group at Madeira-ITI seeks a talented communicator with a background in technology and social innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The candidate will manage and coordinate a six month research project to map and better understand the space of technology and social innovation in a large number of African countries, conducting both a broad survey and in-depth analysis. Most of the research will be conducted by electronic means, through surveys, questionnaires, phone interviews, and Skype focus groups.

The candidate will work with a team of half a dozen other researchers, but be responsible for most of the interviews and initial writing. The candidate will be expected to blog our progress, and contribute to a database and interactive map developed with in-house tech talent.

The candidate should be based in or have spent a significant amount of time in SSA, and be versed in contemporary technology and social innovation initiatives in at least one region, though ideally with a knowledge of and understanding of trends in other parts of the continent.

Fluent english is required; French and Portuguese would be helpful. Candidates should submit a CV, and a portfolio of evidence of relevant prior work.

The work will be supervised by Dr. Chris Csikszentmihalyi, ERA Chair & Scientific Director.

Workplace: M-ITI office at Madeira | Portugal

How to apply: 

Applicants are asked to supply a curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation by email to: .

Applications deadline is 30 October 2016