[Clug-work] IT Support for Large Africa Information Site

Stefano Rivera stefano at clug.org.za
Tue Apr 26 17:18:01 SAST 2011


   * Manage automated newsfeed aggregation platform
   * Provide IT support for staff, both local and remote

Responsible for administering and maintaining various web site scrapers
used to aggregate news from numerous sources into editorial queue. Will
work in close contact with US-based members of our technical staff and
editorial and tech staff in Cape Town, Dakar and other locations.
Candidates should have programming experience and be comfortable with
perl or a similar programming language, like ruby or python. Familiarity
required with the unix command line, the HTTP protocol, and HTML.
Experience writing code to use the POP, SMTP, and FTP protocols will
also be helpful. Also needed is basic knowledge about hardware and
software installation, configuration, troubleshooting, repairs and
replacements. Salary based on employment history and skill level. To
apply, send resume to: it-jobs at allafrica.com

AllAfrica is a work place for people who want to make a difference in
the world and be part of a small but expanding international operation.
As the largest public resource for news and information from and about
Africa, AllAfrica produces the prize-winning web site, allAfrica.com
<http://allafrica.com/>, relied upon by decision makers, activists,
scholars and media. Our large and diverse global audience includes rural
NGOs and heads of state, small enterprises and multinational
institutions. AllAfrica's innovative technology knits together offices
in Cape Town and Dakar, which manage the bi-lingual website, with news
teams members in dispersed locations, including Monrovia, Nairobi and
Washington DC. Jobs are fast-paced and demanding, with opportunities for
learning, growth and advancement.

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