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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Program Assistant – Dadaab: FilmAid International (FilmAid) Jobs in Kenya

FilmAid International (FilmAid) invites applications from qualified Kenyans to fill the above position.

FilmAid International is a non-governmental organization that uses film to promote health, strengthen communities and enrich the lives of the world’s vulnerable and uprooted.

FilmAid is currently implementing programmes in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in Kenya.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Form messaging committees in Dadaab refugee camps comprising relevant stakeholders – UNHCR, implementing partners, GoK and refugee community representatives
  • Meet regularly with FilmAid messaging committee in Dadaab refugee camps, which will comprise of members from the refugee community, UNHCR and partner agencies staff and involve them in all phases of the project. The program assistant will work closely with the script writer/drama director and other relevant program staff in discussing with the messaging committee various issues of concern and also identify approaches to addressing these problems within the communities.
  • Conduct Focus Group Discussions with various members of the community – religious leaders, community leaders, youth (both in and out of school), women, girls, and parents on the topical issues
  • Adapting information gathered from meetings with the messaging committee, focus group discussions and other reviewed data into film treatments and structures in consultation with the relevant Dadaab program staff.
  • Together with relevant Dadaab program staff, and drama director, select actors, interviewees, and locations, and organize for the recording of soundtracks for the films. The program assistant is expected to work in a participatory manner to ensure timely and efficient execution of the project.
  • Coordinate the scripting of the short films by liaising with the script writer, the community, the Program Manager, the Program Coordinator and other relevant staff and ensuring a participatory approach in the development of the films.
  • Together with the Program Manager, ensure that final video products are to the satisfactory standards and are approved by project staff and both the messaging and advisory committees
  • Develop a facilitation guide for the films to be produced, and conduct facilitation skills training for the incentive staff on using the guide developed.
  • Design information and dissemination plans for the films developed to ensure coverage of all areas and variety of target groups
  • Work closely with the Program Manager in providing regular updates of the production and dissemination through quantitative and qualitative reports.
  • Work with the field staff in keeping accurate statistics of daytime and evening screening attendances
  • Monitor and collect feedback on production and dissemination activities.
  • Act as the liaison between FilmAid, the refugee community and other agencies in Dadaab on issues pertaining to information dissemination activities in Dadaab.
  • Be familiar with both FilmAid and the Kenya Codes of conduct.
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • Be of Kenyan nationality
  • Higher diploma in community development, social work, education or other relevant discipline
  • At least 3 years experience in program implementation, preferably with a development organization or humanitarian aid organization
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Internet research skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and Access
  • Hard working and flexible
  • Team worker
  • Ready to work for long hours, and able to travel to hardship areas
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Ready to work with minimal supervision. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action
Please email applications with only cover letter, CV and 3 references by 5th March 2010 to: ssuge @

Applicants who will attach copies of their certificates and other documents WILL BE DISQUALIFIED

Applications to be submitted through email only and only short listed candidates will be notified

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