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  • Posted on: 4 March, 2015 Deadline: 10 March, 2015
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  • African Center for Innovation and Leadership Development (ACILD) is a development, non-governmental organization registered in Abuja, Nigeria and Toronto, Canada with offices in Nairobi, Toronto and Abuja. It was created to provide the finest resources for fostering innovation and leadership in Africa through the empowerment of science and technology researchers and leaders, especially youth and women. Our hope is that this capacity building will trickle down to improved food security, poverty alleviation and overall economic development within the continent.

    African Center for Innovation & Leadership Development (ACILD) is looking for motivated candidate to fill the position of:

    Lead Game Designer/Creative Director


    Key Responsibilities

    • Balance and adjust game play experiences to ensure the critical and commercial success of the product
    • Provide feedback to designers and other colleagues regarding game design features
    • Create core game features including story lines, role-play mechanics, and character biographies for a new video game
    • Devise missions, challenges, or puzzles to be encountered in game play
    • Guide design discussions between development teams
    • Develop and maintain design level documentation, including mechanics, guidelines, and mission outlines
    • Create and manage documentation, production schedules, prototyping goals, and communication plans in collaboration with production staff
    • Present new game design concepts to management and technical colleagues, including artists, animators, and programmers
    • Solicit, obtain, and integrate feedback from design and technical staff into original game design


    • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Arts, Sciences, Engineering, or a related field
    • Evidence of involvement in game development (any of the following: board games, PC game, and/or mobile phone games)
    • Experience working with youths is an asset
    • Ability to think creatively: develop, design, or create new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, CAD applications, Graphics Design Applications
    • Design: Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models
    • Understanding of different Nigerian cultures and foods

    This position offers a number of wonderful benefits:

    • Opportunity to put theoretical knowledge into practice through a global health intervention
    • Opportunity to work with youth on nutrition matters (preventative nutrition)
    • Be a part of a dynamic and collegial research team
    • Opportunity to work with an NGO for a Canadian government-funded project

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidate should send their Resume with a cover letter to: careers@acild.org or info@acild.org The title of the email must say "Application-Your Name (Game Designer)"

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