Hardware-Software IoT Analyst in Tanzania

Support Decent Work and Economic Growth in Isamilo, Tanzania


Skills: 
Engineering, Technology
Can Start: 
as soon as possible
Can Stay: 
4 weeks to 2¾ months
Must Speak: 
English
Helpful if Speaks: 
Swahili
Benefits: 
Learning Opportunity, Meal Stipend, Good For Families

We think this is a great opportunity for an electronics professor or engineer to improve rural Sub-Saharan Africans's livelihoods.

Opportunity Details


PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMPACT

Work with a pioneering social venture in Tanzania. For an experienced electronics professional or engineer, this is a great opportunity to learn about how the IoT is revolutionizing energy and finance in Tanzania.  

You will be responsible for working with and training technical staff on a variety of mission critical areas; in the process you will see all aspects of our operations, technology and impact.  Some of the areas you'll need to be proficient in to improve the capacity of our staff:

  • Best practices for prototyping: from assembly, to programming and testing;
  • How to evaluate product prototypes against specifications; 
  • Testing and quality control of solar, battery & communications hardware received from manufacturer;
  • Product development guidance and support, including hardware programming, measurement & testing;
  • Reviewing how we troubleshoot hardware failures, determining root cause and potential fixes;
  • Standardization and automation of processes where viable.

Interested but not the right length of time for you? Like this organization and have an idea how your skills can help them in other ways? Message us at: match@movingworlds.org.

 

DELIVERABLES

You'll have developed relationships with our team and learned as much as you shared.

You'll be part of producing several prototypes and see them in action.

You'll improve the operations of a pioneering IoT equipment service.

You'll see the impact of these products in rural Tanzanian farms and businesses.

NEEDED SKILLS:

  • Engineering
  • Technology

NEEDED LANGUAGES:

  • English

ADDITIONAL USEFUL LANGUAGES:

  • Swahili

We Provide These Local Benefits


FOOD STIPEND

Lunches are provided and the chef can cook extra to provide leftovers for dinner.  Beyond that, you can cook or get food at a nearby eatery.  We can accommodate vegetarians, too.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

How mobile money is revolutionizing financial inclusion for rural, lower income residents.  

How equipment integration with mobile networks and with mobile money providers works in practice. 

How to apply human-centered design of agricultural and small-business products for rural clients.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

We can arrange a trip to the Serengeti, to island preserves on Lake Victoria, and to other areas of interest.  We can also connect you with others in the community.

Questions & Answers About this Opportunity


Organization


Industry: Global Development

Mission: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Size: Medium sized organization: 25 - 100 persons


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