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  • Posted: Dec 5, 2019
    Deadline: Dec 18, 2019
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    FilmAid is an international development and humanitarian communications organization that harnesses the power and influence of media and the arts to respond to emergencies as well as promote social change through dialogue in order to protect the wellbeing of displaced and vulnerable populations by building stronger, healthier, and more informed communities a...
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    Content Development Coordinator

    Project Background:

    DW Akademie (DWA) and FilmAid Kenya (FAK) collaborated, providing journalism training in the Kakuma refugee camp in 2016 and 2017. As a result of the information needs assessment conducted in Kakuma and Turkana County in June 2019, the new project will improve access to information for refugees and host communities in northwestern Kenya and foster dialogue between the two groups. The conversation will be achieved through Radio Listener Groups using relevant audio content produced by a group of highly skilled and motivated audio content producers from the refugee and host community. Communities served will dictate the issues vital to them that, in turn, will inform the Content Generators' thematic focus.

    Job Purpose:

    To provide project management support and coordination to the DW Akademie (DWA) funded project for the information needs of refugees and host communities in Kakuma and Kalobeyei, Turkana County.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Manage implementation of the project by timely work planning, coordination, tracking progress and directing implementation;
    • Directly responsible for the expenditure budget through cashflow planning, day-to-day expenditure requisition, and expenditure tracking based activities in Kakuma, in collaboration with the Kakuma Field Manager and the finance management team.
    • Ensure smooth follow of communication between departments and Kakuma field office to facilitate quality delivery of activities;
    • Track project inputs, indicators, budget forecasts, and follow-up actions required.
    • Monitor implementation at all stages to ensure work is proceeding according to established plans, including analyzing implementation difficulties and initiating remedial action;
    • Follow the recruitment standards and recruit 140 Radio Listeners Group leads objectively and inclusively.
    • In collaboration with DW Akademie and FilmAid, implement guidelines for Radio Listener Group discussions (i.e., discussion, mobilization, facilitation, and feedback guidelines).
    • Plan for and ensure delivery of capacity building workshops delivered to Radio Listener Group leads and Content Generators.
    • Act as a Focal point for the project and manage communications and all project reporting between Kakuma field office and the management team in Nairobi;
    • Monthly high-quality progress and impact report to the Kakuma Field Manager and the Programmes Director.
    • Support the communication department to identify and write about stories of change.
    • Liaise with the Communications Manager (who will be the lead) on the management of visibility activities ensuring that all events include appropriate branding and donor recognition;
    • Comply with participatory and collaborative approaches when implementing the project, taking into consideration the needs of listeners, feedback, and learning.
    • Liaises with various organizational support units (Finance & Administration, Media Development team, Program Management, and M&E) that will support the successful delivery of the project.
    • Participate in program quality evaluations and support the adoption of recommendations;
    • Manage programmatic learning structures to ensure that best practices and challenges are addressed into continued activities.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in administration, project management, or related field.
    • Minimum four (4) years of progressively responsible professional work experience in an INGO project management.
    • Highly developed communication skills and excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
    • Experience in participatory methodologies to project implementation.
    • Experience working with refugees and host communities.
    • Experience working within an international, multi-lingual environment and ability to work well under pressure in challenging situations.
    • Spoken and written French or Arabic or Turkana or German is desirable.

    Skills and Competencies:

    • Well organized, adaptable, with excellent planning, multi-tasking, and time management skills.
    • Effective leadership, management and supervision of project teams
    • Effective coordination skills.
    • Practical planning & management.
    • The successful candidate is committed to child & adult safeguarding principles and humanitarian principles and action.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to submit their applications with only Cover Letter, CV and three references to Email address: on or before December 18, 2019 and indicate on the subject line as ‘Content Development Coordinator’ and stating your expected remuneration for this role.

    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 contacted.

    FilmAid is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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