Education Development Center (EDC) is one of the world’s leading nonprofit research and development firms. Established in 1958, EDC designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. Our services include research, training, educational materials, and strategy, with activities ranging from seed projects to large-scale national and international initiatives.
The USAID Let’s Read Project is a 5-year, $48.9 million project in the five target provinces of Eastern, Muchinga, Southern, Northwestern and Western Zambia that works to improve reading outcomes for approximately 1.4 million children attending pre-primary (kindergarten) through to Grades 3 and provide professional development for teachers to support reading interventions in Zambian public and community schools.
EDC will develop a number of Interactive Audio Instruction (IAI) programs to support early grade reading and improve the quality of early education. These interactive audio programs will guide teachers and students through lessons to address specific learning objectives. The scriptwriter is part of a production team who works closely with other scriptwriters, actors and the production team. Scripts should be both creative and educationally relevant to the learning objectives. Both audio and written products should be attractive and hold the audience’s attention. It is the responsibility of the scriptwriter to gauge correctly the amount of material that has to be delivered within any one program or any one segment, and ensure the absolute accuracy of the information to be delivered. This position reports to a scriptwriting coordinator and will be based in Lusaka.
The candidate for the position of Scriptwriter shall have among others, the following essential functions:
The candidate for the position of Script Writer shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:
Skills and Experience:
Fluency in English is required. One or more of the following languages is desired; Silozi, Kikaonde, Lunda, Luvale, Cinyanja, Icibemba, Chitonga
Due to the volume of applications submitted, only finalists will be notified. No phone calls, please.
Applications submitted without a resume or CV will not be considered.
EDC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.