Adventurous Fellowship for passionate Designer and/or Developer

Support Poverty Alleviation in Cebu City, Central Visayas, Philippines


Skills: 
Design (Web or Print), Software Development, Technology, Web Development
Can Start: 
as soon as possible
Can Stay: 
5 months to 23¾ months
Must Speak: 
English
Helpful if Speaks: 
Tagalog, Visayan
Benefits: 
Accommodations, Living Stipend, Learning Opportunity, Meal Stipend, Good For Groups, Good For Families

This is a wonderful opportunity, combining meaningful development work with amazing activities in Cebu's natural surroundings

Opportunity Details


PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMPACT

Be part of a professional software development team to build our organization, we host an innovative platform to enable NGOs & Governments to interact with the poor worldwide using SMS and Voice, easily, in just minutes. You will help design, build, and scale our global platform. You will share your knowledge with our talented Filipino team. As part of our work to also give back to the local community, you will also be involved in the local community by sharing your skills and experience with local developers and entrepreneurs. As part of our community building efforts, we have created a co-working space for the tech local community, where you’ll be able to participate in tech meetups each week and interact with local entrepreneurs.

DELIVERABLES

Success is contributing to the design and building of the our platform, which will enable NGOs and Governments to interact with the poor using Voice and SMS. For example, our first pilot customer, an international NGO, did a financial education program for 25,000 people affected by a natural disaster. They sent soap opera episodes with quizzes (to reinforce the content and test comprehension) twice a week for six weeks. We used over 650,000 messages (SMS + Voice) to interactively engage with the audience. You will help with new features and scaling the platform to serve more NGOs around the world.

NEEDED SKILLS:

  • Design (Web or Print)
  • Software Development
  • Technology
  • Web Development

NEEDED LANGUAGES:

  • English

ADDITIONAL USEFUL LANGUAGES:

  • Tagalog
  • Visayan

We Provide These Local Benefits


ACCOMMODATION

To be determined with the selected candidate

LIVING STIPEND

We can provide a living stipend, which will enable you to live in a comfortable apartment, eat out often, and be able to be socially active. Cost of living in Cebu is very affordable and offers modern amenities. 

FOOD STIPEND

We provide lunch for our team every day at work.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

•    Invaluable work & life experience in an entrepreneurial organization working on innovative business models to tackle global poverty alleviation
•    Work with and learn from a distinguished team
•    Learn deeply about building software platforms at scale for a global audience
•    Learn about mobile phone technology, especially voice and SMS telephony
•    Learn about social entrepreneurship and social enterprises in developing countries
•    Learn about the technology and startup ecosystems in Southeast Asia
•    International work and living experience
•    Teaching experience
•    A chance to make a significant impact through transfer of knowledge and skills to our talented  local team

 

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

We can introduce you to a great local scuba dive master and instructor if you want to learn to dive or go frequently. He is very affordable and does trips regularly, including weekday, weekend, and night dives.

Questions & Answers About this Opportunity


Currently accepting applications

Organization


Industry: Information Technology (IT), Non-Profit

Mission: Poverty Alleviation

Size: Medium sized organization: 25 - 100 persons

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