Demo Jams

Demo Jams

Terms of Reference for the Africa Innovation Festival Demo Jams
Introduction to Innovation for Change (I4C)
Innovation for Change (I4C) is a global network of people and organizations who work together to protect civic space and overcome restrictions to our basic freedoms of assembly, association and speech. We are a community-led network, inspired by ideas, methods, and technologies from across different sectors. Our seven interconnected regional hubs are growing in both physical and online spaces across Africa, Central Asia, East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, the Pacific and South Asia.Innovation for Change Africa (I4C) Hub
Launched in 2017 and based in Nairobi, the I4C Africa Hub is a vital new physical and online space for regional ideas and social innovations, powered by its dynamic, growing community of civic space advocates from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), technologists and cross-sectoral partners. The Hub is working to strengthen the capacity of civil society and through homegrown African solutions as well as being part of a global network that offers network members access to the latest thinking, resources and collaborations.

Africa Innovation Festival

The I4C Africa Hub will host its first Africa Innovation Festival. The Innovation Festival will be a three (3) day virtual event taking place over the course of three (3) weeks. Each week will focus on one of three (3) themes: 1) Accountability; 2) Transparency; and 3) Natural Resource Management.

The main objective of the Africa Innovation Festival is to shine a lens on innovative CSOs, start-ups, leaders, strategies, and trends around Africa to build a stronger and more resilient African continent.

Each week will have three (3) speakers on a panel of the theme of the week. The panel sessions will discuss specific areas of 1) Accountability; 2) Transparency; and 3) Natural Resource Management. Demo Jams on the theme of the week will also be held as well as voting. The top five (5) Demo Jams with the highest votes will be given awards of up to USD $1,000 each.

Tasks and Deliverables

Innovation for Change Africa Hub is looking for Consultant(s) to facilitate the smooth flow of three (3) Demo Jam sessions. Specifically, the Consultant(s) will be responsible for the following for each Demo Jam session:

1.    Provide a brief background about the Africa Innovation Festival;
2.    Introduce the theme of the week and introduce the Demo Jams;
3.    Introduce each of the presenters;
4.    Monitor the time for each presenter and inform them when time is up;
5.    Facilitate the Question and Answer (Q&A) session;
6.    Announce that the voting session has started;
7.    Close the session by thanking everyone for their participation; and
8.   Prepare a summary Narrative Report of the day’s proceedings. A Narrative Reporting Template will be provided.

Timeframe:

25 October – 12 November 2021.

Reporting Line:

Under the guidance and supervision of the I4C Africa Hub’s Program Officer, and the overall guidance of the I4C Africa Hub’s Regional Manager.

Key Competencies:

1.The ideal candidate should have good organizational skills and demonstrate the ability to work independently;
2. This role requires an expert-level ability to communicate effectively;
3. Ability to work within a fast-paced environment; and
4. Be flexible but meet deadlines.

How to Apply:
Qualified applicants are invited to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI), which includes a CV to africa@innovationforchange.net by Saturday, 28 August 2021. The CV must be a summarized CV of not more than three (3) pages outlining relevant expertise in relation to the requirements of this assignment (can include links of previous assignments if possible).

1.There will be 3 Demo jam sessions during this timeframe. Each session will be no longer than 1.5 hours, however, some preparatory will go into preparing for this session. 

Email: Subject Line should read Africa Innovation Festival Demo Jams.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not have heard from us within two (2) weeks after your application, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.

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