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Ubongo is building brains and building change for families across Africa through fun edutainment on accessible technologies. We’re a social enterprise founded and based in Dar es Salaam, and we broadcast our shows Akili and Me​ ​and ​Ubongo Kids across the continent. We’re getting ready to expand our offices and operations into new markets, so we’re looking for energetic and self-starting new Ubongoers to join the team as we grow. Working here won’t be easy, but it will challenge and excite you, with lots of responsibility, plenty of fun, and the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of kids every day. 

We’re looking for a creative and skilled animator who will be able to ensure world class animated content for African audiences  



  • Develop characters, props and backgrounds for animated content as needed
  • Animate Ubongo Kids episodes and Akili episodes, as well as other required content
  • Share your specific animation skills with the animations team as needed
  • Fill in wherever else is needed! We’re a small company and everyone wears many hats!


  • Develop characters, props and backgrounds for animated content
  • Animate Ubongo Kids episodes and other content
  • Provide animation training as needed to other employees
  • Advice on screenwriting, voice recording, graphic design and marketing as needed
  • Fill in wherever else is needed! We’re a small company and everyone wears many hats!


  • Be fluent in written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Be competent using 2D animation software (After Effects and Toon Boom)
  • Have more than 1 year experience in 2D animation, ​preferably in​ Adobe After Effects, which is the software we use in office.
  • Have an animation portfolio
  • Ability to comprehend mathematical and scientific stories, and translate to visual animations
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Have a can-do attitude and readiness to learn on the job as we create an innovative new educational service
  • Have a passion for UBONGO’s vision of using media to transform education in East Africa
  • Be a persistent but empathetic pusher. We’ve got to get things DONE.
  • Good at dealing with ambiguity and able to figure things out for yourself.
  • Willing to speak up for what’s right, when you see wrong, or when you think there might be a better way.
  • Be a good communicator, and ask when something does not make sense. At Ubongo, we fail fast and fail forward!
  • Honest, trustworthy, transparent and conscientious.
  • Someone who loves kids. They’re why we do what we do. They’re running around our office all the time. Our kids’ music and videos will become part of your life (and constantly stuck in your head).


Phew! You made it through that. The good thing is that there are also perks, like delicious healthy lunch at the office, health insurance, and you get to watch cartoons at work

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  • Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Job Title: Animator
  • Application Deadline: 2019-07-26
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