Story Curator Job Vacancy – Pangea Educational Development (PANGEA)

 

Job Title:   Story Curator

Organization: Pangea
Educational Development (PANGEA)

Duty Station:
Wakiso, Seguku Katale, Uganda

Reports to: Director Pangea Publishing

 

About US:

Pangea Educational Development (PANGEA) 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 is looking to hire a Story Curator
who will work with our publishing arm Pangea Publishing to produce children’s
books for the Karamojong region. 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 folklore stories from around Uganda as well as in the
development of original texts. The position is based in Kampala but may require
travel to Story Corp Members locations.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       Manage the collection of stories from
StoryCorps members

·       Verify the authenticity, dictate and
accurately translate stories collected

·       Edit translations into children’s stories
written in both vernacular and English copies

·       Draft, edit, and finalize original stories
within Content Production Plan

Secondary Responsibilities:

·       Coordinate with pre-approved illustrators to
obtain a finished product

·       Assist the Project Manager in identifying and
interviewing Storycorps from refugee communities where stories are being
collected

·       Ensure books/activities are aligned with
curriculum standards in working markets

 


Qualifications, Skills And Experience:

·        The
ideal candidate must hold a  Bachelor’s
Degree in the following fields: Literature, Education or related area (Preferred)

·       Leadership experience in a management role (Preferred)

·       Superior oral and written communication
skills in English and local language-Karamojong (Required)

·       Computer fluency and understanding of
Microsoft and Google Suite (Required)

 

Personal Qualities

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.

 

Things We’ll Bring To The Table:

·       A passionate working environment

·       Dedicated professional development

·       Two Weeks Paid Leave and Organizational
Holidays

 

Contract Period: 3 Months Probationary Contract to Hire

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates please submit CV, a writing sample, and
a cover letter to

jobs@pangeaeducation.org

 

Deadline: 12th February 2021

 

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