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PVP and Production Assistant – Kakuma Office: FilmAid International Jobs

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 programs in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in Kenya.
Closing date: 06 Jul 2010 Location: Kenya – Kakuma
Key Responsibilities:
  • Work with the Kakuma Program Manager and other project staff to ensure that objectives of the Kakuma Program are met.
  • Coordinate the Kakuma Youth Participatory Video Project (PVP) which seeks to build the capacity of refugee and host community youth to generate video content on issues affecting their community, through providing training on the following;
·         Participatory Video Approaches and Using Video for change

·         Cinema Studies
·         Cinematography and Editing
·         Lighting and Sound
·         Producing for TV and Video
·         Directing film techniques
·         Storytelling and Creative writing for video
  • Design a curriculum for PVP trainings and workshops which will include both theoretical and practical sessions.
  • Ensure that FilmAid productions and PVP final products are to the satisfactory standards and are approved by staff and the advisory committee.
  • Work closely with the Program Manager in providing regular updates of production and dissemination of PVP products and other video products through quantitative and qualitative reports.
  • Work closely with the Program Manager and the Program Assistant in creating and updating content for the FilmAid Website and blog for production and PVP activities.
  • Work closely with the Program Manager and the Program Assistant in the design of new programs for the Participatory Video Project (PVP).
  • Assist in Cinematography, Coordination and Editing of other Film productions being implemented by FilmAid in Kakuma.
  • Designing all Information Education and Communication materials used to support and complement FilmAid methodologies
  • Monitor and collect feedback on production and dissemination activities.
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • Be of Kenyan nationality
  • Bachelors/Diploma in Video Production and Editing and / or other relevant discipline.
  • Proficiency in Editing using Final Cut Pro and other editing programs, Script development and Camera operations
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/Corel Draw and other design/publishing/graphics programs
  • Proficiency in internet use will be an added advantage
  • The ideal candidate has a strong background in international affairs, education and media and an interest in using the arts in humanitarian aid, development and human rights
  • Ready to work for long hours, in a hardship area
  • Team player, excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ready to work with minimal supervision with ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Detail oriented and good organizational skills
  • - Commitment to humanitarian principles and action
How to apply
Please email applications with only cover letter, CV and 3 references by 6th July 2010 to:nairobi@filmaid.org
Please specify the reference number on the email subject.
Applicants who will attach copies of their certificates, photos and/or other documents will be disqualified
Applications to be submitted through email only.
Only short listed candidates will be notified

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