Cinematographer / Animator

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Cinematographer / Animator

  • Post Date:January 27, 2021
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  • Qualification Degree
    Experience 1-3 Years
    Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Position summary

A local development organization is on the lookout for a cinematographer/animator. Graphic design capabilities will play a part of the role as well. You will work as part of a creative team, & report to the Head of the Department to deliver animations. The role, from time-to-time, will have involvement with graphic design.


  • Consolidate and implement an institutional communication strategy and annual plan as guided by the strategic plan;
  • Assist in drafting and editing articles, statements, human interest stories and other advocacy/information materials for both web-based and traditional media, as appropriate;
  • Ensure that the production of communication products and materials is timely executed and followed up to support the new strategy and relevant regional and global campaigns and to support resource mobilization;
  • Follow up on the production of advocacy and communication materials (e.g., films, videos, audio-visuals, etc.), and oversee the qualitative aspects of production, (e.g., quality control, translations, reviews of layout and graphic design etc.) to meet standards as set out in the Communication Strategy;
  • Establish or maintain up-to-date documentation for communication materials including publications, press releases and clippings, photographs, audio-visual materials, web resources etc.;
  • Ensure effective and timely professional assistance and support are provided in developing, drafting and maintaining contact information, materials and relationships with journalists and media outlets covering all media – print, TV, radio, web etc.;
  • Prepare background communication and promotional materials for briefing and visits of media and other special interest groups. The task includes preparing information materials (e.g., press releases, programme summaries, country fact sheets etc.);
  • Help organize and generate public support for special events and activities to promote organizational objectives and vision;
  • Assist in collaborating with the media through activities such as organizing project site visits, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate;
  • Monitor and evaluate the appropriate and timely dissemination of advocacy and communication materials to target audiences, and participate in the evaluation of their impact.
  • Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials;
  • Maintain a library of coverage (clippings, coverage etc.);
  • Promote an inclusive digital drive across the organization and its key constituencies;
  • Establish and coordinate a dynamic network of community-based young communicators who will support and amplify local content generation;
  • Ensures that the existing communications centre/studio produces regular high-quality products for the organization and other commercial clients and that its operations are sustainable;
  • Contributes to research, drafting and publishing of policy briefs and academic articles on emerging national issues;
  • Create 2D graphs & models, to use in 2D motion graphics;
  • Character animation (using the company’s established 2D aesthetics & characteristics);
  • Establish artwork for the backgrounds & layouts for narrative character animation;
  • Set up storyboards & scratch tracks – divided into actions & timing, dialogues & music, animation layers, background;
  • Integrate images, characters, etc., into background graphics;
  • Sync visuals with audio & Voiceover tracks;
  • Sound design for final animations;
  • Prepare all animation elements for compositing, including delivering in set formats;
  • Enhance animation with special effects at post-production stage.

Software Knowledge

  • Primarily Adobe Suite;
  • Mainly After Effects (with Rubber hose plugin);
  • Photoshop; Illustrator.

Key Competencies Required

  • Good knowledge of Canva, Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator;
  • Ability to handle and work with all types of sublimation products;
  • Good understanding of creating print-ready jobs that are to scale and precise;
  • Ability to interact, communicate & present ideas to customers;
  • Professionalism regarding time, targets and deadlines.


  • Graphic Design;
  • Social media management;
  • Photography/Videography;
  • Web Design.


  • Degree in creative arts, film, communications or relevant qualification;
  • Over 2 years of post-qualification experience;
  • Familiarity with the humanitarian and development sector;
  • Strong in strategic thinking and planning;
  • Strong writing, analytical and oral communication skills;
  • Strong network and brand management skills;
  • No criminal record.

To apply

Applications are to be submitted to: [email protected] citing the post being applied for.

Deadline: 12 February 2021