Story Curator – Acholi NGO Jobs – Pangea Educational Development (PED)

Job Title:            
Story Curator – Acholi
Organization:  Pangea Educational Development (PED)
Duty Station:  Katale, Seguku, Wakiso
Reports to: Pangea Publishing Manager
About US:
Pangea
Educational Development (PED) is a small nonprofit organization that believes
in the liberating power and opportunities provided by a quality education. Our
model was developed to empower communities to improve their own educational
circumstances: the school environment, livelihoods of teachers, and access for
under-resourced students and to do so in a way that is sustainable. We are a
community of changemakers, mixed with staff, volunteers, and community
champions. Each member of our community is working towards realizing our
mission by dedicating their time and skills through a wholehearted commitment to
it. As a result, we are equally dedicated to those who work with us.
Job Summary: Pangea
Educational Development (PED) is looking to hire a Story Curator who will work
with our publishing arm Pangea Publishing to produce children’s books in the
Acholi Language. Pangea publishing works to promote literacy and cultural
preservation in Uganda and share it beyond our borders. The Story Curator will
work with both our StoryCorps Members to collect and curate traditional Ugandan
stories from around the Acholi Sub Region as well as in the development of
original texts. The position is based in Kampala but may require travel to
Story Corp Members locations.
We
are seeking an individual whose dedication to the value of education matches
our own. We are seeking an individual who has a heart for empowering Ugandans
to recognize the richness and importance of their cultural heritage and has a
desire to share it with others. We are seeking an individual who is willing to
work odd and sometimes long, exhaustive hours to do what is right and not just
what is easy or will suffice. We are seeking an individual who can laugh as
hard as they can work, someone who is not just looking for a job, but an avenue
to pursue their passion.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Manage the
collection of stories from Acholi sub-region StoryCorps
·       
Verify the
authenticity, dictate and accurately translate stories collected
·       
Edit translations
into children’s stories written in both vernacular and English copies.
Shortlist publishable stories.
·       
Create a
separate, culturally relevant activity and teacher’s guide to include at the
end of each publishable story in coordination with the Pangea Publishing team.
Secondary
Responsibilities:
·       
Coordinate with
pre-approved illustrators to obtain a finished product
·       
Assist the
Project manager in identifying and interviewing Storycorps from Acholi
communities where stories are being collected
·       
Ensure
books/activities are aligned with curriculum standards in Uganda and USA



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant
must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in the following fields: Literature, Education or
related area Required
·       
Leadership
experience in management role Preferred
·       
Superior oral and
written communication skills in English and Acholi Required
·       
Computer fluency
and understanding of Microsoft and Google Suite Required
Things We’ll Bring To The Table:
·       
A passionate
working environment
·       
2 Weeks Paid
Leave and Organizational Holidays
Contract Period: 3 Months Probationary Contract to Hire
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send an updated CV, cover letter, and writing sample to jobs@pangeaeducation.org
Deadline:  14th December 2019
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