Academic content sourcer

Salary Unpaid

Make an Impact and Gain Experience In a fast-growing start-up

Are you looking to enhance your CV and acquire first-hand experience in a small team dedicated to reframing the perspective on Business in Africa? Do you want to be a part of a team where your inputs will have a direct impact?

If yes, then volunteering at Africa Reframed is for you! Africa Reframed is looking for a talented and motivated academic paper outsourcer and scanner, who can help to build our online portfolio of relevant cases. We cultivate a dynamic, collaborative, and diverse work environment in which we encourage the development and learning of all volunteers.


Tasks will include:

  • Identifying and source academic content (master thesis etc) on the topics of sustainability and business innovation in Africa.

  • Find ways to promote the writing of new papers by students on given themes and topics related to our mission.

  • Scan relevant papers to ensure they align with the project's mission and ethical considerations.

  • Work closely with the CEO and other volunteers to develop an ever-evolving project strategy.


You are:

  • A strong written communicator in English, with a key eye for detail

  • A positive-minded “go-getter” who thrives in a high-growth, fast-paced environments

  • Ambitious and keen to develop yourself through challenges and exposure to new tasks

  • Not afraid to bring new ideas to the table

  • Able to work independently and take initiative whilst also contributing actively to teamwork

  • A bachelor or masters student/ graduate


Looking for someone:

  • Working hours: 4-5 hours/week

  • Ability to commit to a minimum of 2 months

  • Unpaid


Start as soon as possible





Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

Remote work allowed
Remote work allowed

You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.

Central office
Central office

Your local office is your anchor point, thus, we placed it centrally at your convenience.

Working at
Africa Reframed

Online marketplace for African imagery - Powered by online learning. Africa is rising and a visual reframing of the continent is emerging. A reframing crafted by African content creators, telling Africa's story of change. At Africa Reframed we connect a community of African photographers to the world’s leading companies and organizations to create and promote captivating imagery and bespoke projects that propel new storytelling from the African continent. Imagery in the Africa Reframed imagebank has been used by the worlds leading organizations such as: Gates Foundation, UN, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Pfizer, Ernst & Young, Spotify, NBC, Yahoo, Sitecore, Exxon, Cambridge University Press, Hearst, Condé Nast, Lloyds bank, Europe- an Investment Bank, Shell, AOL, ABC, NEC, CNBC, KPMG, Discovery, VISA, Deloitte, Accenture, Ogilvy, UPS, Viacom, Pearson, Barclays, BBC, Axel Springer, British Council, M&C Saatchi, ASUS, Del Monte, Time inc., RTL, Virgin, McKinsey, Airtel, Guardian, Uber, Orange, 3M, HSBC, Samsung, The World Bank and many more. We are looking for investors sharing our vision of Africa Reframed as a value-driven, profitable business that strives to alter the global community’s perception of the African continent while also building sustainable job opportunities for photographers across Africa. Alongside its sister organization, Commerce & Culture, Africa Reframed has managed an array of long-term projects with leading contemporary visual artists globally and organized photo exhibitions with more than 100.000 paying visitors across 3 continents. Among these, the largest exhibition to date with African photography in northern Europe. SDGs: Quality education and decent work and economic growth, SDGs 4 and 8, are an integrated part of the Africa Reframed business model. When the United Nations In 2015 was launching the SDGs with Project Everyone, they did so with a campaign to share the global goals with 7 billion people in 7 days. This happened via global broadcasts, outdoor advertising campaigns, cinema ads, mobile partnerships, and more. Because of the above, Images from our program were among the officially chosen for the campaign and were singled out by the global campaign team as good education and economic growth in action. Misson: Most of the imagery we encounter from the African continent tends to either depict the beautiful scenery and wildlife or scenes of poverty, war, and desperation. While these indeed are bona fide aspects and challenges, Africa is also a continent characterized by immense growth, varied opportunities, and not least, change. The mission of Africa Reframed is to capture and contribute to the spurring of this change by a visual reframing of the continent. A reframing that reflects African enterprise, innovation, and everyday life. Africa Reframed exists to create and promote this new imagery in the belief that by changing the visuals, we can help change the conversation. Thus an inherent part of Africa Reframed’s DNA, which is also mirrored in the name of the company, is to be a catalyst for the way the world looks at the African continent. The wish to illustrate the real Africa and thus to spur optimism and hope around its future makes the company strongly value-driven, and it is believed that such a shared view will help bind contributors, clients, and other stakeholders close together. In 2020 Africa Reframed received an investment from Innovation fund Denmark and was selected as a finalist for the SDG Tech Award.

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