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  • Posted: Jul 26, 2018
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Ubongo is a Tanzanian social enterprise that creates interactive edutainment for learners in Africa, delivered to them via the technologies they already have. We entertain kids to learn and love learning! We produce Ubongo Kids, an interactive edu-cartooon that teaches math through fun animated stories and catchy original songs, and broadcasts on TV across ...
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    Education/Translation Specialist for Kikuyu, Luo, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Kinyarwanda, and Twi


    • We are looking for a creative Education Consultant to work with us to adapt our educational media to Kikuyu, Luo, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Kinyarwanda and Twi and ensure that dubbed and adapted content meets our educational objectives.

    Some of Your Task Will Be

    • Training with Ubongo to understand Ubongo branding and content.
    • Translate content into local language according to the learning objectives as set by Ubongo, and work with our production team to adapt visuals to meet learning objectives as needed.
    • Create and maintain a working system whereby the translations and dubbing are checked by multiple parties to ensure authenticity and quality control.
    • Oversee dubbing and adaptation progress from translation to audio output as well as any visual translations needed i.e. labels or names that need to be changed within the animation.
    • Quality control of products
    • Scheduling/ organizing translation workshops in your local language
    • Finishing tasks within the deadline.
    • Feedback to Chief Product Officer: problems, resolutions, steps taken, new ideas, i.e. daily/bi-weekly progress as scheduled.

    To Be a Match, You’ll Need To

    • Be fluent in written and spoken English and one or more of the languages mentioned above.
    • Familiarity and deep understanding of pre-primary and/or primary curriculum and pedagogy in one of the languages mentioned above, especially in early literacy, language acquisition and STEM subjects.
    • Minimum BA degree in any field involving essay or creative writing or linguistics.
    • Proof of creative writing skills including but not limited to scripts, books, portfolio of essays, grant applications etc
    • Have experience managing teams and timelines.
    • Have a can-do attitude and readiness to learn on the job as we create an innovative new educational service.
    • Have a passion for UBONGO’s vision of using media to transform education in East Africa.
    • Be a persistent but empathetic pusher. We’ve got to get things DONE.
    • Good at dealing with ambiguity and able to figure things out for yourself.
    • Honest, trustworthy, transparent and conscientious.

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