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Equal Access to Knowledge Development Initiative (EAKDI) is a Non-Governmental Organization registered in Nigeria in March 2014, to provide access to education, information and human capacity development through the use of appropriate information and communication initiatives. We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Freelance Language Translator (English to Hausa/English to Hausa)
Position Description

  • Position holder is expected to provide translation services (English to Hausa/Hausa to English) of scripts for Hausa speaking audiences.
  • Engage actively in the correct interpretation of literary meanings of terms or pronunciation of words for effective comprehension by the audiences.
  • Carry out any related assignment that might be given to them from time to time.
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Ensure speedy and timely translation of scripts within timeframe without compromising quality.

Experience, Qualification and Skills

  • Three to five (3 – 5) or more years of script translation experience, precisely translation of English Scripts into Hausa Language
  • An education in Hausa language
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Hausa languages
  • Previous work experience within structured work environment
  • Ability to keep to timelines set for deliverables
  • Excellent team player
  • Ability to work with minimum of no supervision
  • Ability to translate phrases, terms and expressions in context (avoiding direct translations out of context)

Job Title: Freelance Cameraman
Essential Job Functions

  • General duties include recording moving images for film, television, music videos and other related productions.
  • Cameraman would operate digital video cameras, under instructions from a Director

Specific Duties Involve:

  • Setting up and positioning camera equipment
  • Planning and rehearsing shots
  • Following a camera script and taking cues from the director
  • Choosing the most suitable lenses and camera angles
  • Working closely with other technical departments such as sound.
  • Maintaining the equipment and keeping it clean
  • Ensuring that the batteries are fully charged before each shoot
  • Any Other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Solving practical or technical problems such as lighting
  • Previewing the rushes
  • Filling in the necessary quality assurance paperwork at the end of the shoot pointing out any potential issues to the producer or editors

Knowledge, Skills and Qualities

  • Diploma, OND in Media and Communication or related field
  • Good practical skills and knowledge of camera equipment
  • An interest in photography, film and video
  • Good colour vision
  • Calmness under pressure
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Patience and concentration
  • Good levels of stamina for holding and moving camera equipment and working long hours
  • Good communication and ‘people skills’
  • The ability to carry out instructions accurately and with attention to detail

Job Title: Freelance Soundman
Essential Job Functions

  • Soundman is expected to assemble, operate and maintain the technical equipment used to record, amplify, enhance, mix or reproduce sound on location, within Studio or audio dubbing suite settings.
  • Sound man will identify the sound requirements for a given task or situation and perform the appropriate actions to produce this sound. Specific duties include:

Production activities:

  • Consulting with producers/Directors and performers to determine the sound requirements.
  • Selecting, positioning, adjusting and operating the equipment used for amplification and Recording on location, in the studio or in the dubbing suite.
  • Operating the software based recording system in the audio dubbing suite.
  • Filling in the necessary quality assurance forms at the end of each shoot.
  • Maintaining and cleaning all audio equipment and ensuring that the batteries are good for use anticipating and correcting any problems.
  • Applying technical knowledge of sound recording equipment to achieve the determined artistic objectives.
  • Monitoring audio signals to detect sound-quality deviations or malfunctions.
  • Using the mixer to achieve the optimum sound levels for each situation.

Post-production activities:

  • Integrating (synchronisation) of pre-recorded audio (dialogue, sound effects and music) with visual content.
  • Re-recording and synchronising audio (post-synching).
  • Mixing and balancing speech, effects and music.
  • Creating and altering sound effects for use in films, television, etc.
  • And Any other duties assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Qualities

  • Diploma, OND in Media and Communication or related field.
  • Good practical skills and knowledge of sound equipment i.e. Sound Mixer, Radio & Boom Microphones.
  • An interest in photography, film and video.
  • Good communication and ‘people skills.
  • The ability to carry out instructions accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Calmness under pressure, patience and concentration.

Note: We will consider applications and begin the interview process prior to the closing date.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Updated CV, cover letter and references to: [email protected] Two (2) samples of translation work done (Hausa to English/English to Hausa) should be submitted together with the application. The title of the position applied for should be clearly stated on the email.

Application Deadline: 24th March, 2017.

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