Get a Job! Openings Around the World in Mobile Tech and Development

Posted by AnneryanHeatwole on Feb 28, 2012

If you are looking for a job in the field of mobile tech for social change and development, the MobileActive Discuss list and the MobileActive newsletter are great resources not only for talking about the latest issues and topics in the ICT4D world, but also for jobs. Here's a sampling of some of the recent openings posted:

  • A new effort focused on mobile security is looking for a number of ethical hackers. The organization is currently hiring for a Tech Researcher for a mobile security lab, and a Mobile Application Developer for open source/security applications. Based in either New York City or Washington, D.C., no deadline listed. 
  • The New America Foundation is hiring! From policy research to mobile development, there are many Washington, D.C. opportunities available.

Want to help develop a new mobile tool to promote democratic organizing, civil society, and free speech? For this Mobile Developer opening, applicant must have least 3 years of professional programming experience, preferably in mobile applications. (This deadline is fast approaching – a resume, cover letter, and three references are due by Feb. 29th)

The Open Technology Initiative at New America Foundation is also seeking a Research Associate to support the policy team, focusing on promoting affordable, universal, and ubiquitous communications networks.

  • Carbon Keeper is a mobile and web-based software service for information management in rural energy businesses, and has been piloted in Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya. They are currently hiring one or two engineers/developers to help build web and mobile applications. The job is based in San Francisco, U.S., but will require travel to East Africa.     
  • BusyLab/Esoko has recently posted openings for a wide variety of jobs, all based in Accra, Ghana. Here is a sample of some of the openings:

There is an opening for a Senior Agriculture Expert for the Farmer Helpline project. BusyLab is hiring a project lead to develop a dedicated call center for farmers in West Africa. The organization is looking for someone with experience advising and working with farmers, and they should be ready to organize and develop the content for the project.

BusyLab is also looking for a Communications/PR Manager to write press releases and blog posts, manage media relations, and present content to audiences. 

For more tech-focused work, check out this opening for a Web Developer position. They are looking for someone with a solid understanding of XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and a great eye for design.

If you have any job openings, please email them to us at If you are seeking a job in the field, please sign up for the MobileActive newsletter where we regularly list job openings that we receive. 

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