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Art and Culture Liaison Officer at FilmAid International-Kenya

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 around the world.
Over the past 16 years, FilmAid has served displaced populations and their host communities in Kenya, Tanzania, Macedonia, Afghanistan, US Gulf Coast, Haiti and the Thai/Myanmar border.
FilmAid designs and implements communications initiatives on critical health, protection and environmental issues. FilmAid’s Theory-Of-Change is based on the integration of access, creativity and participation, which drive individual and community change, contributing to positive social impact. Underpinning this approach is collaboration; working together is fundamental to achieving change. FilmAid partners with communities, creators, NGOs, Governments, and the private sector to ensure a collaborative approach to this end.


The Art & Culture Liaison Officer will coordinate arts & cultural productions & support Media training alumni/student productions in Dadaab.
He/she will ensure proper planning and execution of creative based projects that are facilitated by refugees and host community creatives, students and alumni. This includes but not limited to planning, scheduling & all other pre-production activities, project management and co-ordination, team supervision and skills mentorship.

Summary of key functions

  • Coordinating project progress from pre-production, production to post production.
  • Managing and supervising community based artists during productions.
  • Coordinating student & alumni projects within the Media Training in Dadaab.
  • Reading, researching, assessing & recommending concepts, scripts & artistic projects.
  • Building and developing a network of artist’s contacts within the Refugee camps and host community.
  • Maintaining and updating FilmAid contemporary technical skills.
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant regulations, codes of practice and health and safety laws on productions.Human Resource Management
  • Supervision and providing direction to community artists.
  • Participate in the recruitment, interviewing and selection of well-qualified CBO’s/Consultants.
  • Continuous assessment, identify staff training and development needs, support staff to improve their talent and knowledge through mentorship and coaching as needed and provide training to Creative & Content staff.
  • Ensure staffs under your supervision have clearly defined work objectives, individual/team work plans and understand their responsibilities.
  • Promote staff development and suggest opportunities for staff training.
    Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Degree or Advanced Diploma in Performance Arts/ Visual Arts/ Digital Media or Art & Design.
  • Experience in community and / or participatory media production.
  • Minimum of 2 years working experience in production/ media house/ art centre.
  • Good working knowledge of Film production process.
  • Good working knowledge of theatre/ visual arts production.
  • Background in community media, communications for development, participatory education/media/development or related disciplines (either through diploma or 2 years of experience)Competencies
  • Embodies the complete production and has the ability to comprehend and discern production dynamics.
  • Available and reliable at all times and during preproduction (and staging for theatre)
  • Hands-on and detail-oriented.
  • Good knowledge of both film, theatre and arts production process.
  • Excellent communication and people skills.
  • Good presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Financial skills and the ability to budget and manage the budget.
  • Confidence, assertiveness and motivational.
  • Researches and remains current on the developments and applications of latest production technology or methods.  Builds and maintains a network of contacts in the arts and culture sector.
  • Experience supervising or leading or being part of a cross-functional production unit.
  • Media training skills.
  • Content management and distribution experience/skills.
  • Social Media skills.

Interested and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to submit their applications with only Cover Letter, CV and 3 references to Email address: [email protected] on or before 3rd Dec 2018 and clearly indicate on the subject line as ‘Arts & Culture Liaison Officer ’ 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.

Position is open to Kenya Nationals only.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
FilmAid is an Equal Opportunity Employer.