Web Developer

  • Contractor
  • Jordan
  • TBD USD / Year
  • MENAACTION profile




  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.


MENAACTION

About MENAACTION

MENAACTION, established by youth from the MENA region, is a nonprofit organization designed to advocate for the rights of MENA youth. MENAACTION is for youth by youth, focusing on issues of policy, advocacy, democracy, and human rights. MENAACTION looks to build a vast network of young people in the region and MENA youth around the world, as it believes in the meaningful engagement of youth as stakeholders and active agents. MENAACTION is rooted in empowering voices in and from the MENA region to lead efforts to engage youth into decision making. Through a focus on youth and a combination of policy, advocacy, democracy, and human rights, MENAACTION provides a unique and distinct approach to addressing issues in the region.

Overview of the Scope

MENAACTION is looking for a web developer to design a platform for fact-checking and verifying fake news, with emphasis on news content about Jordan and/or disseminated in Jordan, as part of MENAACTION’s project, TAQASI, which looks to train Jordanian journalists on how to detect and identify fake news and how to verify and fact-check such content.

The Web Developer will work with the TAQASI project team to ensure the specific requirements for the platform are fulfilled. Overall, MENAACTION expects that the platform has two components:

  • Component 1: A blog-based web page where the TAQASI project team can post articles, media, and periodic reports.
  • Component 2: An artificial intelligence (AI) powered search engine, where users can paste URLs for news content they wish to fact check. The search engine is expected to generate an automated report for the user’s query in the form of a percentage representing the extent to which the content is likely to be fake. This will be based on a set of criteria/ parameters and their corresponding open-source platforms, which will be provided to the selected web developer to incorporate into the platforms’ back-end.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, computer science, or a relevant field
  • Ability to write and edit technical documentation
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Knowledge of Python, Node.js, Ruby, etc.
  • Knowledge of SQL
  • Fluency in English and Arabic

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please send your application that should contain the following: (a) brief technical approach to fulfill the scope of work, with a timeline; (b) resume; (c) samples of previous work led such as websites or web pages developed; and (d) financial offer. Please send your application via email to [email protected]


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