Consultant - Software Engineering for Android Flutter App Feature Development / Bug Fixing - Remote

from Mercy Corps
Closing date: 22 Nov 2019


Last year in Lagos, Nigeria, the Mercy Corps team had a Hate Speech Hackathon resulting in a mobile app idea to pilot in communities in Nigeria. We have made some progress on the mobile app, the app is in a prototype format, but now we need to add more expertise, and resources to formalize/productize the app to conclude this project for the Technology for Development Portfolio.

Purpose / Project Description:

The purpose of the app is to provide community users (in this case Nigeria) and local experts a place to dialogue and understand contextually relevant hate speech, dangerous speech, and polarizing perspectives. This is an information dissemination project, promoting idea exchange and education of field leaders on the topic of dangerous speech.

Consultant Objectives:

Yafe app is written in DART, Google’s Flutter framework. Consultant will have expertise in Flutter for Android, and be prepared to work with, or have some familiarity, and most importantly, the passion to build with the following technologies:

  • DART widget framework/DART development
  • Firebase(Google’s cloud server)
  • Google Analytics and Crashlytics dashboards

Consultant Activities:

The Consultant will:

  • Sync daily with the team on development updates, issues, priorities
  • Deliver code in a timely fashion
  • Ask questions and work collaboratively with other team members

Consultant Deliverables:

The Consultant will:

  • Develop in DART to finalize app features
  • Assist in bug fixing and finish open app features

Timeframe / Schedule:

App deliverables & schedule to be completed in agreement with team input, as determined by dev/design/product.

The Consultant will report to:

T4D Digital Technical Project Manager or T4D Senior Advisor

The Consultant will work closely with:

T4D Team and any other tech partners needed to complete or help with tasks

Required Experience & Skills:

Mercy Corps standard is 5-10 years of relevant experience for consultants

How to apply:

Apply here.