Job at Girl Effect: Scriptwriter (Kigali, Rwanda) (Deadline: 01 December 2017)

Job at Girl Effect:  Scriptwriter (Kigali, Rwanda) (Deadline: 01 December 2017)

Job at Girl Effect: Scriptwriter (Kigali, Rwanda) (Deadline: 01 December 2017)

Scriptwriter (Kigali, Rwanda)

  • We have a fantastic opportunity for a Scriptwriter to join us on a 12 month contract basis to work on Ni Nyampinga – our most established youth, media platform, launched in 2011. Ni Nyampinga currently reaches 60% of Rwanda’s population with its quarterly magazine, weekly radio show, mobisite and other platforms.

    You will work alongside two other scriptwriters to write the scripts for the drama. You’ll have to be able to meet tight editorial deadlines, have an eye for detail, creativity and be capable of writing radio drama scripts for Rwanda. You will also be expected to work hand-in-hand with our international script writing consultant, to ensure the drama feels genuinely Rwandan and addresses the keys learnings and objectives outlined by our strategy and impact team.

    This is a truly fantastic opportunity to play a key role in developing a new product that will empower girls to catalyse change.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Writing scripts for Ni Nyampinga Sakwe for the Rwandan market – working closely with other script writers, a gender advisor, senior manager of production and content and the drama project manager
    • Ensuring the drama series meets Girl Effect’s standards for quality
    • Using good editorial judgement, based on a thorough understanding of the objectives and target audience of the outputs
    • Generate your own creative and innovative ideas, nurture and develop new ideas from others and motivate fresh and imaginative approaches to the drama
    • Participate in an environment and processes via which original programme ideas are freely and positively generated, thereby continually improving and enriching output
    • Ensure that production adheres to the agreed timetable
    • Participate in training necessary to improve script-writing skills
    • Take responsibility for other elements of the project as and when required

    Required knowledge, skills and experience

    • Knowledge of writing for radio – and in particular writing in the voice of a Rwandan youth
    • Significant experience of writing Kinyarwanda for conversational style rather than written style
    • Proven ability to analyse and critically evaluate editorial content, identifying strengths and weaknesses in programme content and driving constant improvement in output
    • Knowledge of what life is like for rural young people in Rwanda
    • Evidence of imagination and an enthusiasm for generating new ideas – particularly those with the widest possible audience appeal. Evidence that own original creative ideas have become successful programmes or production initiatives
    • The ability to create a compelling vision, inspiring confidence and creativity across a production base
    • Strong understanding and commitment to Ni Nyampinga aims
    • Evidence of strong interpersonal and leadership skills
    • Ability to cope with a pressured production schedule in a dynamic and creative context, and an appreciation of the issues and difficulties involved with high quality standards in tight deadlines
    • Strong English language skills to communicate with an international team
  • Closing Date
  • 01/12/2017


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