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InformAction Jobs in Kenya

InformAction (IFA) is a non-profit human rights organization using film and reports to promote social justice in Kenya.

IFA is a rapidly expanding organization that is creating the new posts of Head of Research to manage and process the unique material gathered in the field, and Head of Production to increase the quality and quantity of products.

Head of Research
Job Description
  • To create, implement, evaluate and develop the strategy for research and report writing
  • Implement the highest standards of accuracy, analysis and presentation
  • Design and develop written products and reports, including for national and international publication
  • Develop effective systems for recording and retrieving information, including managing and expanding existing archiving systems in hard and soft copy
  • Work closely with all departments to monitor the progress of information gathering, content output and impact against agreed benchmarks.
  • Lead and manage research and information gathering, including for fund-raising and fund-raising reports.
  • Ability to understand social justice and donor needs
  • Ensure IFA remains at the forefront of human rights and social justice research, and keep up to date with developments nationally and internationally, introducing new concepts and techniques as relevant
  • Have a clear understanding of Information Laws and take a lead on strategy for compliance and protection
  • Ability and experience in designing and implementing systems and procedures of archiving and retrieval, working closely with the Production and IT departments
Qualifications and experience
  • Experience and excellence in research and writing
  • Good leadership skills and ability to work with a team
  • Bachelor degree, fluent in English and Swahili
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in research, analysis and report writing
  • Ability to interpret, processes and analyse data and present in accessible and analytical form
  • Experience of managing and co-ordinating multiple tasks in a pressurized environment
  • Excellent computer skills, including use of spreadsheet programs, databases and retrieval of information, working closely with the IT department
Head of Production

Job Description
  • Oversee production of films, video and web clips.
  • Drawing up production schedules, suitable for field programmes and public distribution.
  • Designing products according to the organisational vision and standards, including for film festivals, mainstream media and website
  • Setting and monitoring high standards, implementing quality control, and ensuring products are appropriately targeted
  • Ensuring that filming and journalism is carried out according to organisational, ethical and security principles.
  • Ensure that equipment is properly handled and maintained
  • Ability to understand social justice and donor needs and adapt the service where necessary.
Qualifications and experience
  • Bachelor Degree, fluent in English and Swahili.
  • 5 years experience in film-making, competitive journalism and production.
  • Excellent writing, story and analysis skills.
  • Proven interest in human rights, and ability to use media imaginatively and informatively in accessible and aspiring ways to promote and incorporate a social justice vision.
  • Portfolio of news and documentary products
  • Planning and leadership skills
  • Experienced Management skills.
  • Good computer skills, including familiarity with office suites, editing software, e-mail and calendar software
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, identify and address problems, meet deadlines and stay within budget.
  • Driving license
Incumbents will be part of the Senior Management team and will report to InformAction Directors.
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Deadline for application- 1st August 2012
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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