2 Feb 2023

Terms of Reference – Animator at BBC Media Action

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Terms of Reference

Tikambe Story Animated – Animator

BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity. BBC Media Action uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights in developing countries. Our aim is to inform, connect, and empower people around the world. We work in partnership to provide access to useful, timely, reliable information. We help people make sense of events, engage in dialogue, and take action to improve their lives. Audiences are at the heart of all we do. Our audiences include the journalists and others we train, as well as listeners and viewers. Our work is built on insights from our research and engagement with communities.

BBC Media Action is registered as an International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO) in Zambia and has its Secretariat in London, UK.

The Tikambe project is a youth led sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) initiative, which combines the skills of Restless Development and BBC Media Action to aim at ensuring that young people (primarily between the ages of 14-24 years old) in Zambia are less vulnerable to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) risks in intervention areas.

Tikambe’s goal is that young people in Lusaka, Copperbelt, Central and Northern provinces are empowered to demand greater government accountability in relation to their SRHR needs and to practice healthier SRH behaviours. Tikambe has a huge social Media following, with almost 300,000 followers. We wish to create more engaging and interactive content, that will bring about conversations on the different themes that Tikambe wishes to address.

Tikambe seeks the services of an animator, capable of animating five two-minute videos that will highlight the different themes that Tikambe discusses. The objective is to come up with exciting and compelling visuals that will contain infographics, animated characters with audio recordings. The animator should have modern equipment and be able to provide creative concepts with the guidance from the Online Content Producer.


The animator will need to:

  • Understand the animation concept and come up with creative and diverse characters that are relevant to African storytelling
  • Capture animation as approved and according to prepared scripts
  • Work with provided recordings and prepare background music for animation
  • Design animation as per requirements which include sound, editing, narration, subtitling
  • Work with provided scripts and provide recommendations and ideas
  • Finalise animation according to feedback provided by Tikambe in MP4 format

Delivery period: Within 14 days of signing the contract.

Budget:  K5,000 per video.

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Method of Application

If you are the creative animation maker we are looking for, submit your interest and at least 2 samples by February 8th, 2022 to [email protected]  Kindly state the category which is being applied for in the subject line.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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