FilmAid Program Assistants Jobs vacancy in Dadaab Kenya 2013

About FilmAid: Since 1999, FilmAid has used the unique power of film to reach large numbers of people with critical information in a compelling visual format, overcoming language and literacy barriers.
FilmAid uses films that are both educational and entertaining to draw audiences’ attention to subjects of vital concern to their health and well-being.
Working with other relief agencies and community leaders, FilmAid identifies emerging critical issues and develops appropriate film messages to help educate and inform. People of concern participate actively in the creation of these films, and the resulting pieces are widely distributed and screened throughout beneficiary communities.
In this way, FilmAid is able to respond to an immediate, unmet need for locally relevant messaging.
Through real collaboration, FilmAid’s community-based films support the work of other aid agencies and effectively address the issues and concerns of beneficiary communities.
FilmAid also seeks to experiment with other media that can be used to achieve its stated goals.
Key Responsibilities:

The Program Assistant will coordinate with various community based structures and committees in both the refugee camp and in the host community and involve them in all phases of specific projects.

The Program Assistant will work closely with the host community youth groups and messaging committee on various issues of concern and identify approaches to addressing these problems within the host and refugee communities.
The Program Assistant will design information and dissemination plans for films, audio products and other IEC materials developed to ensure coverage of all areas and variety of target groups both in the host community and the refugee community.
The Program Assistant will work together with relevant program staff to develop and interpret program documents and generate work plan/action plans to support these plans.
The Program Assistant will conduct regular refresher training for the outreach teams both in the host community and in the refugee camps and provide regular mentorship and coaching to the team members.
The Program Assistant will structure regular meetings with relevant staff and outreach team to monitor performance and evaluate the staff for capacity building training and development
The Program assistant will work closely with the Program Officer in providing regular updates of outreach activities through internal and external quantitative and qualitative reports and keeping accurate statistics of all outreach activities.
The Program Assistant will organize Focus Group Discussions with various members of the community on topical issues and supervise the activity of the advisory committees represented in the various sectors of the camp based committees.
The Program Assistant will assist the production personnel in adapting information gathered from meetings with sectored committees, focus group discussions and other reviewed data into research documents for the development of film treatments and structures in consultation with the relevant program staff.
The Program assistant will ensure that the monitoring and evaluation personnel have the prerequisite documents in a timely manner to ensure that the databases for programs are up to date and have the relevant input from the field outreach teams.
The Program Assistant will supervise the SMS agents to ensure that the targets for registration are met and messages are developed in time and shared with the relevant structures for validation.
In collaboration with the outreach team, assist in developing facilitation guides for the films to be produced, and conduct on job facilitation skills training for the incentive staff on using the guide developed.
Act as the liaison between FilmAid, the host community and the refugee community and other agencies in Dadaab on issues pertaining to information dissemination activities in Dadaab


  • Must be of Kenyan nationality OR Must be eligible to work in Kenya.
  • Must speak fluent Somali language.
  • Background in community media, communication for development or related discipline either through diploma or 2 years working experience.
  • Basic knowledge in monitoring and evaluation, in particular for the development and analysis of baseline information and monitoring tools.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively handle stressful situations.
  • Must have excellent reporting skills
  • Experience in supervising or leading or being part of cross functional team
  • Basic social media skills
  • Basic budget interpretation skills.
  • Ready to work with minimal supervision with ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ready to work for long hours in a hardship area.
  • Must be a team player with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles and action will be an added advantage.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action.
How to apply:
Please email applications with only cover letter, CV and 3 references to: 
by 22nd February 2013 addressed to the
HR Officer, 
FilmAid Kenya, 
P.O Box 21751-00505, 

Note that you can also submit your applications in a sealed envelope and drop of at the Dadaab Main Office ( UNHCR compound main gate) addressed to;

Human Resource Officer 

FilmAid Kenya – Dadaab Field Office.
P.O Box 21751-00505 

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

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