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

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

Deadline: 17th July 2020

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