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  • New International Jobs at Ubongo Kids

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    POSITION: ​Graphics and Video Producer

    REPORTS TO: ​Marketing Manager & Chief Business Officer
    LOCATION: Johannesburg, South Africa (preferable) or Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Overview
    Ubongo
    Learning is Africa’s leading producer of kids’ edutainment. As a
    non-profit social enterprise, we create fun, localised and
    multi-platform educational content that helps kids learn, and leverage
    their learning to change their lives. Ubongo reaches millions of
    families across Africa through
    accessible technologies like TV, radio
    and mobile phones. Our show’s ​Ubongo Kids and ​Akili and Me currently
    air in 31 countries across Africa, in Swahili, English, French, and
    Kinyarwanda. We are currently adapting the shows to even more languages
    including Kikuyu, Luo, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, and Twi. This is a great
    time to join an organisation that’s rapidly growing across the
    continent, and work with a creative and impact-driven team committed to
    reaching as many families in Africa with life-changing edutainment.


    We
    are looking for an experienced graphics designer with excellent video
    production and editing skills to join our multi-country Business Team.
    You will ​work collaboratively with our teams in Tanzania, South Africa,
    Kenya, Nigeria, and the US to create content pieces that help build
    awareness and generate demand for Ubongo’s products and services across
    Africa and globally. The ideal candidate must be an excellent visual
    storyteller with the ability to embody our brand’s mission and vision,
    and tell our story to multiple audiences in captivating ways.

    You
    must be willing to be challenged, think critically and creatively about
    the role that visual storytelling can have in Ubongo’s journey to
    sustainability and continued expansion across the African continent and
    globally. People who work at Ubongo are passionate about education,
    kids, and making a difference. Whether you are an intern or a full-time
    employee we provide a work environment that is friendly, approachable
    and driven. Working here won’t be easy, but it will challenge and excite
    you, with lots of responsibility, plenty of fun, and the opportunity to
    impact the lives of millions of kids every day.

    Note: This
    is a full-time position, and we are looking for someone to join our
    offices in Tanzania or South Africa, however, we would prefer someone
    based in Johannesburg.

    You are a good candidate if you have:

    Broad knowledge of design principles and ​experience as a graphic designer with evidence of work.
    Excellent photography, video producing and editing skills, with the
    ability to take great raw footage of children and families in accordance
    with our brand.
    Ability to design, storyboard and animate videos isn’t a requirement but definitely a BONUS.
    Great time management and are a skilled task juggler. There is a LOT
    going on at Ubongo, and your job is to keep up with the demands!
    Great written and oral communication skills in English and preferably one other African language.
    Tech-savvy and able to quickly figure out new software and systems.
    We use a huge range of different cloud-based programs to collaborate and
    streamline our work, including Slack, G Suite, Creative Cloud, Asana
    and others.
    Good listening skills and can deal with ambiguity and are able to figure things out for yourself.
    The ability to work independently and to think on your feet.
    Experience creating content for a non-profit company and/or social cause is a plus!
    A love for kids! ​They’re why we do what we do. Our kids’ music and
    videos will become part of your life (and constantly stuck in your
    head).
    Persistence​! We have a big goal and have to get things done with limited resources.
    Courage, and are willing to speak up for what’s right, when you see wrong, or when you think there might be a better way.
    ‘UTU’ (a Swahili word for humanity). This implies that you are honest, trustworthy, transparent and conscientious.
    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Serve as a strategic and creative design partner and ​communicate
    Ubongo’s story to different audiences including development partners,
    corporates, funders, educators, children, and caregivers.
    Support the Business team with creative video and design solutions
    for digital channels, ​campaigns, events, presentations, product
    launches, partner stories ​, and market positioning initiatives.
    Work directly with Marketing Manager to develop visual concepts
    Create graphics and videos with brand consistency
    Work together with the Business and Research teams to design and run user testing workshops for content pieces.
    Create and populate a database of photos and video reels of happy children and families in different contexts
    Stay up to date with video marketing trends, especially on key social platforms like Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube

    REQUIREMENTS

    You love what we do, and are driven by our mission and values
    Minimum of 3 years of experience as a graphic designer, videographer and/or visual content producer
    Associate or Bachelor’s degree in design or a related field
    Experience with After Effects, Premiere, and Photoshop
    Experience with Illustrator and Sketch
    Willing to adapt to simple design tools like Canva for more collaborative projects
    Experience with motion design and animation (not required but preferred)
    Experience with the social networking space, and digital and mobile formats
    Experience with concept creation, style frame creation and storyboarding
    Experience with sound editing or mixing for video
    Passionate about education, storytelling, and being a changemaker
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  • Apply Opportunities at Ubongo Kids

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    Sales Officer

    Ubongo, Nafasi Za Kazi Ubongo, Ajira Mpya Ubongo, Sales Officer Jobs, New Job Ubongo
    Ubongo Learning is Africa’s leading producer of kids’ edutainment. As a
    non-profit social enterprise, we create fun, localised and
    multi-platform educational content that helps kids learn, and leverage
    their learning to change their lives. Ubongo reaches millions of
    families across Africa through accessible technologies like TV, radio
    and mobile phones. Our show’s Ubongo Kids and Akili and Me currently air
    in 31 countries across Africa, in Swahili, English, French, and
    Kinyarwanda.

    We
    are currently adapting the shows to even more languages including
    Kikuyu, Luo, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, and Twi. This is a great time to join
    an organisation that’s rapidly growing across the continent, and work
    with a creative and impact-driven team committed to reaching as many
    families in Africa with life-changing edutainment. We are looking for a
    Sales Officer who will work collaboratively with our teams in Tanzania,
    South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, and the US to drive and manage sales of
    our products. The ideal candidate must be extremely passionate about the
    work that we do with a ‘can do’ attitude, have integrity, business
    acumen, be organised and energetic.

    Though, we don’t just need a do-er but a go-getter as well; you must be
    willing to be challenged, think critically and creatively about the
    role that sales of our products have in Ubongo’s continued expansion
    across the African continent and globally. People who work at Ubongo are
    passionate about education, kids, and making a difference.



    Whether you are an intern or a full-time employee we provide a work environment that is friendly, approachable and driven.

    BONYEZA LINK HAPA CHINI KU- DOWNLOAD PDF FILE:

    For more details Download PDF FILE below:-

    DOWNLOAD PDF FILE HERE!

    SEND YOUR APPLICATION HERE!
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  • NAFASI YA KAZI-Ubongo, Adaptation Manager

    POSITION: ​Adaptation Manager

    REPORTS TO: ​Chief Product Officer

    LOCATION:​ Tanzania or Kenya

    Ubongo Learning is Africa’s leading producer of kids’ edutainment. As a non-profit social enterprise, we create fun, localised and multi-platform educational content that helps kids learn, and leverage their learning to change their lives. Ubongo reaches millions of families across Africa through accessible technologies like TV, radio and mobile phones. Our show’s ​Ubongo Kids and ​Akili and Me currently air in 31 countries across Africa, in Swahili, English, French, and Kinyarwanda. We are currently adapting the shows to even more languages including Kikuyu, Luo, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, and Twi. This is a great time to join an organisation that’s rapidly growing across the continent, and work with a creative and impact-driven team committed to reaching as many families in Africa with life-changing edutainment.

    We’re looking for an ​ADAPTATION MANAGER​ who will ensure the quality adaptation of our programs for distribution across multiple platforms by working with our business and production teams, education specialists, translators, dubbing studios, and other partners.

    Our current project involves adapting our content into Kikuyu, Luo, Kinyarwanda, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, and Twi. However, we have multiple opportunities to adapt into other languages.

    Responsibilities

    QUALITY CONTROL:

    Ensure quality adaptation of Ubongo’s TV and radio programs into new languages for distribution across Africa

    PARTNER MANAGEMENT:

    Act as the primary liaison​ ​between adaptation partners and Ubongo staff
    Coordinate with Ubongo staff to develop and lead trainings and workshops to onboard consultants and dubbing partners

    Conduct weekly check-ins with consultants to understand adaptation challenges and to maintain supportive relationships
    Collaborate with dubbing studios, translators, reviewers, and other consultants to ensure the accuracy and quality of the content

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

    Develop an effective structure that will enable Ubongo to adapt content for new markets, including:
    ○ Identify internal and external partners and their necessary skills

    ○ Develop project timelines for each language and coordinate with partners to meet deadlines

    ○ Identify challenges in the current process and develop solutions to address these challenges

    ○ Document effective processes and train internal and external teams on these processes

    OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Support the business and development team in identifying new markets and languages
    Coordinate post-production adaptation of visuals and compilation of final episodes
    Track and manage the adaptation budget

    Requirements
    Our Adaptation Manager will:

    Be based in Tanzania, Dar es salaam or Kenya, Nairobi
    Be proficient in English (knowledge of Kiswahili and French is a bonus)
    Be willing and ready to travel to various countries across Africa
    Have a solid understanding of technology with an ability to learn new softwares quickly
    Be organized and detail-oriented
    Have a commitment to Ubongo’s Mission and Principles and a desire to create fun, localized, educational content
    Time Commitment: Full Time

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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