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Animator Production · Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam
Job Title:
Animator
Team Leader: No
Department: Animation
Location: Dar-es-Salaam
Work Remotely: No
Travel Required: None
Position: Full Time
Direct Reports To: Animation Coordinator and Lead Animator
Contract Type: Project
Organisation: Ubongo Learning
Benefits: Applicable
Number of Posts 1
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Organisation Summary:
UBONGO 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.

Job Position: We are looking for an Animator. Working at Ubongo won’t be easy, but it will challenge and excite you with lots of responsibilities, plenty of fun, and give you the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of kids every day.

We’re looking for a dynamic, creative and flexible Animator to expand and improve our animation department. You’ll work closely with our Animator Coordinator and Lead Animator to ensure creation of world class animated content for African and worldwide audiences.
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RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Own animation from script
Main Activities:
  • Working with the animation team and coordinator to continuously find innovative and simple ways to make animation processes more efficient and fun!
  • Animate Ubongo Kids episodes and Akili episodes, as well as other required content within the deadline.
  • Ensuring the learning objective is achieved through animation.
  • Fill in wherever else is needed! We’re a small company and everyone wears many hats!
2. Sharing advice and skills
Main Activities:

  • Review animation and follow up on comments to ensure learning objectives are achieved with highest quality and consistency in standards set.
  • Develop characters, props and backgrounds for animated content as needed.
  • Share your specific animation skills with the animation team as needed and follow up on comments from review.
  • Embody and promote Ubongoers’ principles and comply with communication norms.
  • Advice on screenwriting, voice recording, graphic design and marketing as needed.
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REQUIREMENT:
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE and QUALIFICATIONS ESSENTIALS:

  • Be competent using Adobe Animator, After Effects and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Have more than 1 year experience in 2D animation, specifically in Adobe Animation and Adobe After Effects.
  • Have an animation portfolio.
  • Ability to illustrate and storyboard.
  • Ability to comprehend mathematical and scientific stories, and translate to visual animations.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Willing to speak up for what’s right, when you see wrong, or when you think there might be a better way.
  • Be a good communicator, and ask when something does not make sense. At Ubongo, we fail fast and fail forward!
  • Someone who loves kids. They’re why we do what we do. They’re running around our office all the time. Our kids’ music and videos will become part of your life (and constantly stuck in your head).
  • Exemplifies Ubongoer’s principles.
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PREFERRED:
  • Experience in character design and development.
  • Experience in 3D animation.
  • Software experience in Toon Boom Harmony, Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Freehand, After Effects, Animator, Adobe Character Animator.
  • Awareness and experience in the film industry and script writing.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:
Benefits:

Phew! You made it through that. The good thing is that there are also perks, like a delicious healthy lunch at the office, health insurance, pension payments of up to 10% (matching the value of your individual contributions), 28 working days paid annual leave (in addition to the public holidays) and you get to watch cartoons at work.

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Please note that only applicants who apply using this online form will be considered. Those who come directly to the office with a CV or who email their CV to us will simply be referred back to this online form.
So please save yourself time and effort by simply sticking to this form. THANKS!