Join our team to be part of a global fact-checking movement making accurate information accessible.
We’re Africa’s first independent fact-checking organisation, founded in 2012. We have offices in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa. If you’re considering applying to join Africa Check, it's important that you're aware of our values.
We are a nonpartisan organisation committed to promoting accuracy in public debate and the media in Africa. To do this effectively, we follow the best practices in fact-checking, recognised by the world’s leading nonpartisan fact-checking organisations. We adhere to the International Fact-Checking Network’s fundamental operating principles of commitment to impartiality, transparency and accuracy. Our values guide how we work together to achieve impact. We act with integrity, collaborate with respect, honour partnerships, and encourage impactful innovation.
We take no advocacy position on any issue save for the importance of data transparency and accuracy. We will also never support any political party.
To ensure we keep to the IFCN’s principles and our values, there are some requirements for team members. If you have in the past or at present held an active role in any political party, you will not be able to join our team. Our team members are also required to ensure that their private and public engagements reflect our nonpartisanship stance.
We see our work as a public service and encourage our team members to contribute to public life in ways that are in line with our commitment to nonpartisanship.