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Africa Health Organisation

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is an international health agency providing health and social care in Africa and the Diaspora such as the UK. Its main activities are disease prevention, treatment and medical research and development. Our mission is to lead strategic collaborative efforts among countries in Africa and partners to promote equity in health to combat disease, to improve the quality of life and lengthen the lives of the peoples in Africa.

Application deadline: 

Could you help a health charity design animation videos to help deliver its service visually?

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is an international health agency providing health and social care in Africa. Its main activities are disease prevention, treatment and medical research.

AHO is looking for dedicated volunteers to carry out graphic design and animations. The animations will concentrate on health and social topics such as HIV/AIDS.

The volunteer role is flexible with time commitment agreed with the Director. The opportunity will take place in Central London. To apply, please submit CV and covering letter to masausog@aho.org.uk

For this role, we are looking for people with good graphic design and animation skills, excellent analysis skills, and broad knowledge of health and social topics. You should have the ability to work independently.

You should be proud of working for Africa’s own international health agency and to contribute to knowledge that will be used to find solutions to Africa’s health problems.

Role Aim: 

We are looking for a creative Animator to develop excellent visual frames with 2D/3D or other techniques. Your work will give life to storylines and characters in AHO charity videos. You will possess a creative eye and artistic aptitude. You easily turn a script or a concept into an impressive computer-generated animation. To excel in this role, you must be highly skilled in CGI software and storytelling

Duties: 

• Read scripts and storylines to understand animation requirements

• Prepare presentations with raw designs

• Develop storyboards for the initial stages of production

• Create models, drawings and illustrations by hand or electronically

• Join images with background graphics and special effects

• Ensure synchronization of frames and audio

• Participate in editing and production process

Health Topics for animation

The following Health Topics will be used to create animation: Aging, alcohol, antimicrobial resistance, antiretrovirals, blood donation, breast ironing, breastfeeding, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, cervical cancer, HIV/AIDS, malaria, child health, climate change, cholera, chronic kidney disease, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, Ebola, epilepsy, disability, depression, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), hepatitis, immunisation, mental health, nursing, among others

Skills needed: 

• Studying degree in computer animation, 3D/graphic design, fine arts, CGI, 3D Modelling, computer-aided engineering, multimedia or relevant field

• Proven experience in animation

• Knowledge of 2D/3D, stop motion and computer-generated animation

• Experience in project management

• Proficient in CGI software (Photoshop, 3ds Max, Maya, Flash, LightWave, Softimage etc.)

• A creative storyteller with presentation abilities

• Teamwork and excellent communication skills

Training: 

Animation and graphic design

Location: 
Office 36, 88-90 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8PN
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
The role is flexible and the days are agreed with the Director.
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