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 Angela 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

Monica Nthiga

Nairobi, KE

Deployment planning, Engagement and Training

Lead on local and international outreach, documentation and training for deployment + Support

Angela Lungati

Nairobi, KE

Product Management

Roadmap, feature definition for Uchaguzi

Jess Shorland

Seattle, WA, USA

Technology Lead

Bug fixing, feature development, manage volunteer devs

Linda Kamau

Nairobi

Communications

Manage Media and Communication plan

Social Media

Keep Ushahidi/Uchaguzi social media streams up to date

Staicy Gitau/Kevin Madegwa

Nairobi

Design

Provision of design assets required for Uchaguzi

Justin Scherer

Canada

Research

Review Uchaguzi deployment data and help in provision of research material

Hazel Mugo

Nairobi

Quality Assurance

Lead on testing/Quality assurance of Uchaguzi platform

Admin - Support

Support Monica and Angela

Esther Onderi Onkoba

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

Digital Response Teams

Community Role

Name

Responsibility

Location

Backup

Media Monitoring Team Lead

Monitoring citizen reports via different social media streams

Nairobi co-lead

Nairobi, Kenya

Global co-lead

Structuring team lead

Converting posts from SMS, Email and Twitter into structure of existing surveys.

Nairobi co-lead

Angela O. Lungati

Nairobi, Kenya

Global co-lead

Translation team lead

Translation of posts from local languages to English.

Nairobi co-lead

Paul Warambo ( TWB )

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

Publishing team lead

Reviewing( ensuring correct structure and categorization) and publishing posts

Nairobi co-lead

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

CRECO 

Nairobi, Kenya

Global co-lead

Technology Team

Maintenance of uchaguzi.or.ke for the duration of election monitoring.

Nairobi co-lead

Linda Kamau

Nairobi, Kenya

Global co-lead

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

Hazel Mugo

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

Response partners

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

Global co-lead

Project Runners(NAIROBI)

X6

Project runners will assist the core team with delegated tasks. Monica, Angela and Comms lead should each be assigned 2 project runners to assist with the communication workflow in the ihub.

Key Master

Verify participants completion of checklist and guide, and provide access to platform.

Social Media Outreach

Sharing uchaguzi situation room updates via social media i.e twitter/facebook/Blog