Vacancies

DEAN welcomes motivated professionals

Board members

Digital Education Africa Network and Viafrica Kenya Foundation are working closely together to improve education through the applied use of digital solutions. We are looking for new Kenyan board members for Viafrica Kenya Foundation to complement our existing board. The focus of the coming years is to expand our impact and make Viafrica Kenya a self-sustainable organisation.

The Viafrica Kenya Foundation board is a formal body with the following responsibilities.

  • Formulating and materialising a strategy for the years to come
  • Checking and approving the annual accounts
  • Representing Viafrica Kenya Foundation towards partners

We are looking for new members with the following profile:

  • enthusiastic about technology as a tool to improve education;
  • knowledgeable about the Kenyan education system and curriculum;
  • an analytical mind with a focus on getting things done
  • in possession of a relevant network;
  • Kenyan citizen;

Are you available three to five times per year for (online) board meetings and enthusiastic about contributing to improving education in Kenya? Please express your interest in this non-paid position by emailing Joost Dam (chairman) at joost.dam@dean.ngo.

Technical team

We are creating an affordable, modular, portable and versatile technical solution to facilitate training and teaching at all locations, with or without available infrastructure. The first version of this ElimuPi is available and being used in Africa. However, we have a substantial wishlist of functionality we want to add, and are looking for support in the following areas.

  1. Linux expert, to expand the functionality of the Raspberry server
  2. Web server expert, to further develop the web services
  3. 3G/4G expert, to finetune Internet connectivity
  4. Wifi expert, to optimise the wifi connectivity
  5. Power expert, to develop smart power switching functionality between a power bank and the grid

If you have ample experience in one of the above areas and are interested to support DEAN on a voluntary base, don’t hesitate to contact us.

  1. Develop a development path for the next versions of the ElimuPi
  2. Contribute, in your expertise area, to this development
  3. Create clear documentation of the solutions implemented

Context

You will work with a team of DEAN staff and partners in The Netherlands and Africa. We expect you to work from home with regular face-to-face meetings in The Netherlands.

Online marketing team

DEAN depends on the involvement of many partners to create the impact we envision. We reach these partners in The Netherlands and East-Africa through different (social) media. To increase our reach and inform more people about our educational work we seek support for our marketing and communication team.

Do you like writing? Are you fluent in social media, great in web design or good at creating short movies? And are you interested to contribute as a volunteer to DEANs mission? Don’t hesitate to contact us.

  1. Maintain our social media channels with relevant content
  2. Maintain our website
  3. Edit existing video material into short movies
  4. Edit photo material
  5. Develop marketing/communication strategies

Context

You will work with a team of DEAN staff and partners in The Netherlands and Africa. We expect you to work from home with regular face-to-face meetings in The Netherlands.

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