Refugee Story Curator NGO Jobs – Pangea Educational Development (PANGEA)

By | July 12, 2020
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Refugee Story Curator NGO Jobs – Pangea Educational Development (PANGEA)

Job Title:      Refugee Story Curator

Organization: Pangea Educational Development (PANGEA)

Duty Station: Katale, Seguku, Wakiso, Uganda

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Reports to: Pangea Publishing Manager

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 Educational Development (PANGEA) is looking to hire a Story Curator who will work with our publishing arm Pangea Publishing to produce children’s books for the refugee context. 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:

  • Holds refugee legal status (Required)
  • 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 (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
  • 2 Weeks Paid Leave and Organizational Holidays

Contract Period: 3 Months Probationary Contract to Hire

How to Apply:

Please submit CV, a writing sample, and a cover letter to jobs@pangeaeducation.org

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Deadline: 17th July 2020

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