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Associate, Digital Content at Room to Read February, 2020 Job Description
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Position Overview

The primary responsibility of the Digital Content Associate is to assist the Literacy Team in ensuring that kiswahili text for storybooks is added to the Literacy Cloud platform. This will include managing and tracking all steps in the process, including organizing adaptation workshops to version English text into kiswahili, inputting final text into the platform, working with copy editors, and making sure the appropriate quality reviews take place. The Associate will also contribute improvement suggestions to the Literacy Cloud interface to Literacy Cloud Manager, as discovered through their use of the platform. Other tasks related to the kiswahili content of Literacy Cloud may be included as necessary. The Digital Content Associate reports to the Literacy Cloud Manager, Tanzania.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Project manages the entire process necessary to input kiswahili text for a storybook on the Literacy Cloud.
  • Organizes adaptation workshops to version English book titles into kiswahili in partnership with Book Publishing team, as necessary.
  • Inputs Kiswahili, ensuring correct line breaks, text size, and alignment.
  • Ensures kiswahili is reviewed by a copy editor/Quality Reading Material for review and approval, and tracks this process for each book.
  • Manages approval process and publishes each book upon approval.
  • Assists with other uploads (videos, resources, as needed). This may include coordinating subtitles for existing video content.
  • Makes recommendations to Literacy Cloud Manager, Tanzania for improvements to the Literacy Cloud platform.

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree (in art, design, communications, education) or a related field
  • Experience with Adobe In Design, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Experience with basic project management, such as tracking the process, following up on timelines, working with individuals to meet deadlines
  • Data entry experience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously


  • Knowledge and understanding of the children’s book industry and quality children’s literature
  • Effectiveness in working or volunteering in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead

To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:

  • Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic non-profit organization
  • Be an innovative and creative thinker – not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
  • Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction
  • Work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment
  • Room to Read is a child-safe organization; all personnel are expected to adhere to Room to Read’s Child protection policy and Code of conduct.

Location: Dar es Salaam


Tanzania – Main – Dar Es Salaam

To be successful at Room to Read, you will also: 

  • Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization
  • Be a proactive and innovative thinker who achieves results and creates positive change
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
  • Embrace diversity and a commitment to collaboration
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment

Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled:

Closing Date 06 March, 2020


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