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Full-time Communication Manager

at FilmAid in Nairobi

Communication Manager at FilmAid in Nairobi – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies


About FilmAid:
FilmAid is a development and humanitarian communications organization that harnesses the power and influence of film and media to combat critical social issues by creating multimedia content designed to inform, inspire and empower. FilmAid uses strategic and integrated approach to distribution including broadcasts, mobile cinema, workshops, community based screenings and digital media and works with communities to catalyze and drive social change.

Job Purpose
To promote, position and lead the execution of FilmAid’s theory of social change through strategic distribution of content using various formats; Video, Audio, Theater and Digital media through community outreach, digital and mass media.

Key Duties

  • Develop, implement and maintain an integrated content distribution strategy to reach identified communities for maximum impact
  • Develop an implementation framework from existing grant objectives and indicators and lead Outreach teams to generate realistic work-plans to realize them.
  • To ensure timely, quality and coordinated implementation of outreach activities and establish support mechanisms to assure quality content distribution
  • Drive clear communications processes within FilmAid, donors, partners and other key stakeholders regarding key grant objectives, impact reports and human interest stories through regular updates and reporting mechanisms and ensure timely submission of quality reports.
  • Ensure a community based approach and a participatory methodology in all outreach activities: all locations have relevant messaging committees in comprising relevant stakeholders including target communities.
  • Oversee the development of facilitation guides for the films produced, and conduct facilitation skills training for the relevant teams.
  • Work with the relevant staff in the preparation of project documents: strategy papers, annual operations plan, annual budgets, concept proposals, full proposals, progress reports, donor reports, etc.
  • Work in collaboration with R&L teams in the development and review of field monitoring tools as well as in keeping accurate statistics for outreach activities
  • Work in collaboration with Creative & Content and R&L teams to conduct continuous in-depth research to inform both the initial design and subsequent creation and distribution of all content materials
  • Drive development of promotional and marketing strategies for content materials in collaboration with the Creative & Content, Partnership and Communication teams
  • Identify and build strategic partnerships with relevant partners; Private sector, governmental and non-governmental to promote the use of FilmAid’s materials in their social change campaigns
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with the Kenyan media, with a specific focus on promoting use of FilmAid’s content for mass campaigns
  • Lead FilmAid’s Digital Media teams and serve as liaison with digital media platforms to syndicate the use of FilmAid’s materials digitally
  • Ensure positive visibility of FilmAid and its projects in Kenya on national and international media and manage all visibility events including film festivals
  • Supervise the writing of stories on FilmAid and its projects in Kenya and the region
  • Serve as focal point for the media: Set up media guidelines, organize media excursions, brief the media and ensure positive publicity of FilmAid
  • Lead the design of staffing structure, supervision and management for communications teams (Outreach, Digital Media, Communications) and take a key role in recruitment including pro-actively determining job descriptions for relevant staff, sitting in interviews and post-interview processes.
  • Close collaboration with the Field Managers to ensure the accurate allocation of budgets.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social/Community Development, Communication/Media, International Development or a related field
  • 4 years experience in Communication for social change
  • Commensurate education and years of experience
  • Experience running public awareness campaigns using community structures and mass media is desirable
  • Must have knowledge of the evolving Kenyan media industry including new media, potential political, cultural and economic impact and how this continues to affect media consumption in localized contexts
  • Experience working within an international, multi-lingual environment
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action


  • Effective leadership, management and supervision
  • Public Relations / Marketing/ Networking abilities and relationship maintenance skills
  • Highly developed communication skills and excellent command of English language, both written and spoken.
  • Financial planning & management skills

How to apply:
Please email applications with cover letter, CV, 3 references and relevant testimonials by 10th January 2014 to:

Note that applicants who send any other documents apart from those requested will be automatically disqualified

Only short-listed candidates will be notified

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