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Farm Radio International

Farm Radio International

Farm Radio International

A Canadian not-for-profit organization working in partnership with 460+ radio partners in 38 African countries.


arusha, Tanzania

13 Nov 2013

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Esc Factor:
Social Impact
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Online Community Developer

Wordpress Wizard needed for all expenses paid "dream" volunteer position in Arusha, Tanzania. 4-6 months.

arusha, Tanzania

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Job Type:
Contract / Short-term
Mid Level
Escape Factors:
Social Impact
Software Development
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Come join us at the brand new "Hangar": the world's first Radio & ICT Innovation Lab

Our ideal Online Community Developer is a Wordpress Wizard (buddypress too), as this is the platform we have built the majority of our web based presence on top of.  The person will be comfortable working on both front end and back end development as well as understands and enjoys making online communities and social networks “tick”.

Our online community is

Roles and responsibilities:
  • Oversee the development and functionality of features for the Barza online community

  • Work with other volunteer developers to create innovate ways that voice / SMS  and Android apps can plug more users into Barza

  • Work with online community manager to maximize user participation on Barza

  • Maintain plugins and themes

  • Advise on strategies to expand reach of network/online community

  • Integrate services from partners (UNESCO, FAO, AMARC and other regional radio networks) to consolidate their online resources into Barza platform

  • Migrate other Farm Radio products (Radio scripts, Farm Radio Weekly and Blog) and integrate into Barza

  • Explore possibility of using Barza as a Learning Management System for FRI’s online courses

  • Oversee development of mobile version of Barza

  • Seek creative ways of making Barza a sustainable platform
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