UBONGO is Africa’s leading producer of kids’ edutainment. As a non-profit social enterprise, we create fun, localised and multi-platform educational content that helps kids learn, and leverage their learning to change their lives. Ubongo reaches millions of families across Africa through accessible technologies like TV, radio and mobile phones. Our show’s Ubongo Kids and Akili and Me currently air in 31 countries across Africa, in Swahili, English, French, and Kinyarwanda. We are currently adapting the shows to even more languages including Kikuyu, Luo, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, and Twi. This is a great time to join an organisation that’s rapidly growing across the continent, and work with a creative and impact-driven team committed to reaching as many families in Africa with life-changing edutainment.

Job Position: Education Research Consultant (Learning through Play)

Job Location: Kano

Job Description

  1. We are looking for an Education Consultant.  Working at Ubongo won’t be easy, but it will challenge and excite you with lots of responsibilities, plenty of fun, and give you the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of kids every day.
  2. We’re looking for a dynamic, creative and flexible Education Consultant to ensure that we maintain the educational aspects of our content by conducting effective research and co-creation with our pan-African audience.
  3. You’ll work closely with our Head of Education, Disability and Inclusion Specialist and Education and Research Supervisor, to incorporate learning through play in our co-creation and research processes, and our content.

Job Responsibilities

  • Research and user test Ubongo’s content

Main Activities:

  1. Support incorporation of Learning through Play (LtP) in our continuous and creative user testing processes for all content and products.
  2. Identify and reach out to partners for research and user testing
  3. Conduct inclusive and playful user tests and co-creation sessions with kids or other stakeholders.
  4. Contribute to development of materials for user-testing
  5. User testing our content at all stages of pre production, production and post-production
  6. Incorporate best practices in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and LtP

Main Activities:

  1. Research, document and share best practices in engaging learners with special educational needs and disabilities, especially neurodivergent learners with Autism and/or ADHD through co-creation and edutainment content
  2. Conduct outreach activities to identify groups of kids and adults with Autism to take part in the development of Ubongo’s new show
  3. Advise the team on innovative ways to co-create content with neurodivergent kids

Job Requirements

  1. A Degree or qualification in Education, Early Childhood Development, Special Needs Education or a similar field.
  2. Experience teaching pre-school and primary school children
  3. Significant experience working with and/or teaching children with SEND
  4. High degree of familiarity with learning through play
  5. Ability to learn new software and research techniques as needed
  6. Strong analytical and written and verbal communication skills – the role will involve synthesising information and presenting it to a variety of audiences
  7. Be willing to travel independently, sometimes remotely, as needed
  8. Ability to work remotely (experience with Asana, Slack and Google Drive is a bonus)
  9. Fluent in English and Hausa, both written and spoken
  10. Have experience performing surveys, focus groups or user testing


  1. Experience creating engaging learning resources for kids
  2. Knowledge of other local languages
  3. Experience teaching or working with Autistic kids and/or kids with ADHD
  4. Those with lived experience of neurodivergence are especially encouraged to apply

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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