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Roles and Responsibilities

Overview

This is a chart of Uchaguzi team & community members tasks and locations. Some of these slots are open, and we welcome volunteers to take up roles( email Cecilia AT ushahidi DOT com).
A full schedule will be created for the Elections Day. This list of Roles and Responsibilities is to aid planning for the deployment with the Uchaguzi Digital Response Teams.

Ushahidi Staff

Staff Role
Responsibility
Main Lead
Location
Backup
Project Manager
Lead on Partnership/Relationship building and management, point of contact for Uchaguzi at Ushahidi
Daniel Odongo
Nairobi, KE
Deployment planning, Engagement and Training
Lead on local and international outreach, documentation and training for deployment + Support
Cecilia Hinga
Nairobi, KE
Product Management
Roadmap, feature definition for Uchaguzi
Jess Shorland
Seattle, WA, USA
Technology Lead
Bug fixing, feature development, manage volunteer devs
David Losada
Budapest
Communications
Manage Media and Communication plan
Jedidah Wanjiru
Nairobi
Social Media
Keep Ushahidi/Uchaguzi social media streams up to date
Rhoda Omenya
Nairobi
Design
Provision of design assets required for Uchaguzi
Jeff Maina
Nairobi
Research
Review Uchaguzi deployment data and help in provision of research material
Joseph Kirai
Nairobi
Quality Assurance
Lead on testing/Quality assurance of Uchaguzi platform
Walter Obadha
Mombasa
Admin - Support
Support Monica and Angela
Diana Gacheru
Nairobi
Sysadmin, Security and Backend management
Monitor servers and ensure tech lead doesn’t think about servers
David Losada
Budapest
Emergency Desk operator
Manage and coordinate critical urgent matters
June Mwangi
Nairobi

Digital Response Teams

Community Role
Name
Responsibility
Location
Backup
Media Monitoring Team Lead
Monitoring citizen reports via different social media streams
Nairobi co-lead
Rhoda Omenya
Nairobi, Kenya
Global co-lead
Structuring team Lead
Converting posts from SMS, Email and Twitter into structure of existing surveys.
Nairobi co-lead
Cecilia Hinga
Nairobi, Kenya
Global co-lead
Translation team Lead
Translation of posts from local languages to English.
Nairobi co-lead
Diana Gacheru
Nairobi, Kenya
Global co-lead
Geolocation team lead
Reviewing all posts for location information, and mapping posts that require geolocation.
Nairobi co-lead
Nairobi, Kenya
Global co-lead
Brendan O'Hanrahan
Publishing team lead
Reviewing( ensuring correct structure and categorization) and publishing posts
Nairobi co-lead
Declan Ottaro
Nairobi, Kenya
Global co-lead
Verification team
Verification of posts. They will work to corroborate incoming posts using other existing citizen reports and mainstream media
Nairobi co-lead
Baraza MediaLabs
Nairobi, Kenya
Global co-lead
Irene Wairimu
Technology Team
Maintenance of uchaguzi.or.ke for the duration of election monitoring.
Nairobi co-lead
Nairobi, Kenya
Global co-lead
Arnav Kapur
Cambridge, UK
Analysis and Research Team
Analysing data within the platform, and providing situation room reports in the form of data visualisation, pdfs etc.
Nairobi co-lead
Joseph Kirai
Nairobi, Kenya
Global co-lead

Additional Teams

Community Role
Name
Responsibility
Location
Backup
Emergency Desk Operator
Fagging posts for urgent processing and escalation to response partners
Nairobi co-lead
Declan Ottaro
Global co-lead
Uchaguzi Volunteer Coordinator
Coordinate all volunteers in Nairobi/Globally Ensure that training, code of conduct and scheduling is complete. Coordinate food, breaks, questions and human awesome suppor
Nairobi co-lead
Diana Gacheru
Global co-lead
Project Runners(NAIROBI)
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Project runners will assist the core team with delegated tasks. Daniel, Angela and Comms lead should each be assigned 2 project runners to assist with the communication workflow in the ihub.
Key Master
Diana Gacheru
Verify participants completion of checklist and guide, and provide access to platform.
Social Media Outreach
Jedidah Wanjiru
Sharing uchaguzi situation room updates via social media i.e twitter/Blog