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19 Oct 2023

Adaptation Technical Officer at UBONGO

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Job Description

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 over 27 million kids across Africa through accessible technologies like TV, radio, and mobile phones. Our show’s Ubongo Kids and Akili and Me currently air in 23 countries across Africa in multiple languages.

  • Preparing, updating and sharing of Ubongo’s audiovisual dubbing packages and quality control of any and all Ubongo audiovisual adapted content. Onboarding and training new technical members of the Adaptation team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Dubbing Packaging:
  • Coordinate with the Ubongo Team in creating dubbing scripts for all Ubongo content
  • Organise and update all dubbing and adaptation content on Google Drive and physical hard drives where available
  • Assist the Adaptation Manager in reviewing existing and future dubbing scripts of Ubongo Kids, Akili and Me and other productions of the organisation
  • Create backing tracks for music and sound design and effects tracks for dubbing packages of all TV and radio content as needed
  • Edit sound files for dubbing packages of TV and radio content as needed
  • Record and mix music, sourced vocal talents, and other audio files for dubbing packages as needed
  • Work with Ubongo’s dubbing consultants to ensure top quality recordings and audio production across the organisation
  • Build teamwork and promote Pan-African mindset and Ubongo culture with dubbing countries to make them feel part of the same team and improve working relationships
  • Adaptation
  • Organise and update all the dubbing and adaptation content on Google Drive and physical hard drives where available
  • Compile adapted content into broadcast ready episodes
  • Record and mix music, sourced vocal talents, and other audio files for dubbing and adaptation packages as needed
  • Assist in reviewing talent for auditions of voice talents for Ubongo’s adapted content
  • Liaise with Adaptation Manager, Adaptation Team, Studio Team and Post-Production Team to ensure smooth processes for content delivery
  • Editing any on-screen visuals during the adaptation process
  • Compilation of adapted Ubongo shows
  • Reviewing adapted content received from dubbing partners, when needed
  • Ubongo Marketing Promos
  • Work closely with the marketing team to edit visuals for adapted scripts as needed
  • Create and edit short sound clips
  • Sound design adapted promos as needed
  • Company Wide Responsibilities
  • Exemplify Ubongoers principles and norms

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED (Minimum knowledge, skills and behaviours to perform the job):


  • No special requirements
  • Ability to travel frequently – Travel at least once per quarter for country visits and/or assist with onboarding


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in any relevant field; with demonstrated experience in sound engineering


  • 4 years’ demonstrable experience in sound engineering, audio production, audio mixing and music production


  • Creative, organised, flexible in project management
  • Able to work with minimum supervision
  • Passionate about Ubongo’s vision of bringing high-quality localised content to our children across Africa
  • Experience with coordinating sound recording of very-high quality and ensuring outstanding voice-over productions
  • Excellent attention to details
  • Communication skills
  • Always looking forward to learning new skills and helping in areas outside the job description as well as share their knowledge with others
  • Be willing to wear many hats
  • Familiar with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Adobe Illustrator. Experience with audio production software (Logic Pro, Adobe Audition, Fruity Loops, etc.)
  • Leadership
  • Ability to train others

DEADLINE:The last day to receive applications for this position will be 23/10/23

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Closing Date : 25th October, 2023.

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