• Front-end Course Designer Toamasina
  • Onja in Toamasina, , Madagascar
  • jobs
  • 3 weeks ago

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About Onja

Onja is a social enterprise training underprivileged youth into world-class software developers.

When our first cohort began in January 2019, students could barely speak English or use a computer. After two-and-a-half years they became advanced English speakers and began working remotely as software developers in European and US tech teams.

Rather than low-paid menial work, students have begun exciting careers and are thrilled to support their families, pay-forward the opportunity to more students, and accelerate the development of their nation (see ‘How Onja Works’ below).

Onja is located in Toamasina, a lively city with beautiful beaches, nice restaurants, and with plenty to do and see. Toamasina is Madagascar’s second largest city (population 300,000) yet is surrounded by plenty of natural beauty, and even has a national park nearby.

About the Front-End Software Developer role

From 2020 to 2021 we developed and delivered a full-time course that allowed twenty... students to progress from absolute beginners to industry-ready software developers, and they are now all working in US/European tech teams remotely from Madagascar.

Our challenge now is to scale our organisation, bringing opportunities to hundreds, moving to thousands of students. Your mission as our Front-End Course Designer is to rebuild this course, from the ground up, into a highly scalable online-style programme.

Your responsibilities include:
• Rebuilding the existing course focusing primarily on React while including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript and other related technologies, moving towards a scalable online-style programme. How this can be achieved is very open and will depend on you, another course designer, and some input from the wider team. We imagine it’s likely to include the following:
• Finding existing online material and incorporate useful material into the course
• Creating engaging video lectures, learning activities and course content
• Collaborate with existing Onja lecturers, incorporating their specific experience into your course design.
• Deciding on the criteria used to assess students’ performance and develop assessments.
• As we are a startup social enterprise there will likely be opportunities to wear many hats, contributing to other parts of the organisation.

This is a pivotal role for Onja at this exciting time. We are poised to grow fast and our dream is to train thousands of new students each year. You will be setting the foundations not just for this first cohort but the waves of youth that will follow in future years.

• A twelve-month commitment is preferred
• At least one year professional React experience
• Preferably three or more years of React however a willingness to learn and grow in the role is most important to us.
• An interest in teaching.

How Onja Works

Onja is a social enterprise with a sustainable model:
• Search for brilliant minds who would otherwise be limited to low-paid, unfulfilling careers.
• Students receive two years of English and software development instruction. Meet a developer here: https://onja.org/blog
• Graduates earn (and continue learning) at our outsourcing enterprise.
• All profits are used to train the next wave of students and the cycle begins again
Toamasina Madagascar


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