Outreach Officer at FilmAid

On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Loaction: Dadaab Field Office

About FilmAid: FilmAid is a development and humanitarian communications organisation that harnesses the power and influence of film and media to combat critical social issues.

FilmAid creates multimedia content designed to inform, inspire and empower, uses a strategic and integrated approach to distribution including broadcast, mobile cinema, workshops, community-based screenings and digital media and works with communities to catalyze dialogue and drive social change.

FilmAid designs and implements communications initiatives on critical health, rights and environmental issues. 

FilmAid’s Theory-Of-Change is based on the integration of creativity, participation, access and collaboration, which drive individual and community change, contributing to positive social impact.

FilmAid launched in 1999 delivering critical information to refugees displaced by the conflict in Kosovo. 

Since then programs have been implemented in Kenya, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Haiti, Thailand and the US. FilmAid currently has offices in London, New York and Hong Kong and field operations in Kenya and Thailand.

Job Purpose: To coordinate the implementation of activities in Dadaab in timely manner through strategic distribution of content and skill development targeting community members and to coordinate and manage outreach operations and optimise the utilisation of FilmAid’s resources

Job Description
  • Maintain and work with holistic messaging committees comprising of representatives from the different sectors in Dadaab refugee camps comprising relevant stakeholders in WASH, health, food distribution, shelter, education, community leadership, youth, camp management and religious leader representatives.
  • Meet regularly with other messaging committees in Dadaab refugee camps, which comprise of members from the refugee community, UNHCR and partner agency staff, inform and involve them in all phases of the project.
  • Work closely with the camp team leaders and other relevant program outreach staff in discussing various issues of concern and also identifying approaches to addressing these problems within the communities.
  • Conduct focus group discussions (FGDs on topical issues of concern.
  • Adapt information gathered from meetings with the messaging committee, focus group discussions and other reviewed data into tangible reports.
  • Support the program and production staff to select actors, interviewees, and locations, and organize with the community stakeholders for films to be produced within the target locations.
  • Coordinate the day to day implementation of outreach programs.
  • Assist in the development of relevant facilitation guides for films produced.
  • Assist in conducting facilitation and mobilization skills training for relevant community structures.
  • Support the design of information and dissemination plans for the films developed to ensure coverage of all areas and a variety of target groups.
  • Work closely with the SPO in providing regular updates of dissemination through quantitative and qualitative reports.
  • Work closely with the SPO and camp team leaders to formulate implementation work plans.
  • Supervise the camp based outreach staff and work closely with the research and learning department in keeping accurate statistics in all activities.
  • Hold regular outreach meetings at field level to monitor and collect feedback on dissemination activities.
  • Act as the liaison between FilmAid, the refugee community and other agencies in the camp on issues pertaining to information dissemination and community communication activities in the respective camps.
  • Must be a Kenyan national OR must be eligible to work in Kenya
  • Background in community development or social science or relevant discipline either through diploma or 3 years of working experience
  • Not less than 4 years’ experience in project management
  • Experience working within an international, multi-lingual environment
  • Effective leadership, management and supervision
  • Networking abilities and relationship maintenance skills
  • Highly developed communication skills and excellent command of English language, both written and spoken.
  • Planning & management skills
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Financial planning & management skills
  • Relationship building and maintenance skills
  • Problem solving & decision making skills
  • Performance standard setting & monitoring skills
  • Team player, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Diplomacy skills
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action
How to Apply:

Please email applications with only cover letter, CV and 3 references by 15th August 2014 to:[email protected]

Note that applicants who send letters of references, testimonials or any other documents apart from those requested will be automatically disqualified.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

For more information please see www.filmaid.org
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