7 Nov 2022

Adaptation Project Manager at UBONGO Kids

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Job Description


UBONGO is Africa’s leading producer of kids’ edutainment. As a non-profit social enterprise, we create fun, localized, and multi-platform educational content that helps kids learn, and leverage their learning to change their lives. Ubongo reaches over 27 million kids across Africa through accessible technologies like TV, radio, and mobile phones. Our shows Ubongo Kids and Akili and Me currently air in 23 countries across Africa, in Swahili, English, French, Kinyarwanda, Kikuyu, Luo, Yoruba, Hausa, Chichewa, and Juba Arabic.

The Role:

Working at Ubongo won’t be easy, but it will challenge and excite you with lots of responsibilities, and 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 Project Manager to expand and improve our Adaptation department. What is adaptation at Ubongo? It is NOT just about translation nor is it just creating a new show! It is the process of transforming content to better suit our audience!

You’ll work closely with our Adaptation Manager to realize our goal to impact the lives of 60 million kids across Africa by 2025, by adapting our content into local languages. In your role specifically, you will support the Adaptation Manager in planning, managing, and monitoring the work of localizing our edutainment content into various African languages.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Adaptation Process Project Management
With each language we are adapting being a project on its own, in this role, you will take the lead in:
Planning – defining the scope of the project, developing a charter, identifying stakeholders, and developing supporting tools
Executing – managing the project, scope time, costs, quality, human resources, communication, compliance and risk, procurement, and stakeholders
Monitoring and controlling the project work and managing any necessary changes
Closing out including defined lessons learned and way forward
Develop project timelines for each language being adapted and manage a detailed project schedule, including a work plan
For each language, determine and define the project scope as well as milestones and deliverables
Predict resources needed to achieve project objectives and manage resources in an effective and efficient manner
Supporting the adaptation manager, keeping track of project costs in order to meet budget
Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various internal stakeholders that will inform strategy development, project adjustments, and progress
Support the Adaptation Manager to keep track of and manage contracts with vendors by assigning tasks and communicating expected deliverables
Monitor the progress of the adaptation process and make adjustments as needed
Provide Support to the Adaptation Team
Offer technical support to the Adaptation consultants with a focus on prioritization and scheduling of the various projects being worked on
Assist the team to define project scope and objectives, involving all relevant internal stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
Working with the rest of the Adaptation team, create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
Together with the adaptation team, keep track of project performance, specifically analyzing the successful completion of short and long-term goals
Build the capacity of the adaptation team through upskilling and knowledge transfer
REQUIREMENTS: KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, and QUALIFICATIONS:

ESSENTIAL:

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, International Development, or another closely related field
Project Management certification
3-5 years of project management and related experience
Proven ability to solve problems creatively
Strong expertise in project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices
Experience seeing projects through the full life cycle
Excellent analytical skills
Strong interpersonal skills and extremely resourceful
Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline
Ability to work in a Multicultural setting
PREFERRED:

Have a commitment to Ubongo’s Mission and Principles and a desire to create fun, localized, educational content
Strategic business mindset
Team and capacity building
Conflict resolution capabilities
Change management expertise
Familiarity with the media and broadcast industry
Good at dealing with ambiguity and problem solving
Able to work with people
APPLY USING THIS ONLINE FORM.

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!

The deadline for submitting the application is 11 November 2022.

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Closing Date : 25th November, 2022.







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