Job Vacancy for Program Assistant

Duty Station: Kakuma

Reporting to: Program Manager

Project Background / Description:

Since 1999, FilmAid has used the unique power of film to reach large numbers of vulnerable communities 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.

FilmAid International has operational presence in Kakuma refugee camp and is one of UNHCR’s Implementing partners. Currently FilmAid is implementing a variety of projects with funding support from UNHCR and the US government through Bureau of Population and Migration (BPRM).

These projects generally correspond to FilmAid’s core response areas of Health, Protection and Community services and involve production and dissemination of various videos.

FilmAid is looking to recruit a Program Assistant with the general objective to provide program implementation support to FilmAid’s field programs in Kakuma. The Program Assistant reports to the Program Manager and will fulfill the following functions

Key responsibilities:
  • Form messaging committees in Kakuma refugee camps comprising relevant stakeholders – UNHCR, implementing partners, GoK and refugee community representatives
  • Meet regularly with FilmAid messaging committee in Kakuma refugee camp, which will comprise of members from the refugee community, UNHCR and partner agencies staff and involve them in all phases of the project. The program assistant will work closely with a script writer/drama director and other relevant program staff in discussing with the messaging committee various issues of concern and also identify approaches to addressing these problems within the communities.
  • Conduct Focus Group Discussions (FGD) with various members of the community – religious leaders, community leaders, youth (both in and out of school), women, girls, and parents on the topical issues
  • Adapting information gathered from meetings with the messaging committee, focus group discussions and other reviewed data into film treatments and structures in consultation with the relevant Kakuma program staff.
  • Together with relevant Kakuma program staff, and drama director, select actors, interviewees, and locations, and organize for the recording of soundtracks for the films. The program assistant is expected to work in a participatory manner to ensure timely and efficient execution of the project.
  • Coordinate the scripting of the short films by liaising with the script writer, the community, the Program Manager, the Program Coordinator and other relevant staff and ensuring a participatory approach in the development of the films.
  • Together with the Program Manager, ensure that final video products are to the satisfactory standards and are approved by project staff and both the messaging and advisory committees
  • Develop a facilitation guide for the films to be produced, and conduct facilitation skills training for the incentive staff on using the guide developed.
  • Design information and dissemination plans for the films developed to ensure coverage of all areas and variety of target groups
  • Work closely with the Program Manager in providing regular updates of the production and dissemination through quantitative and qualitative reports.
  • Work with the field staff in keeping accurate statistics of daytime and evening screening attendances
  • Monitor and collect feedback on production and dissemination activities.
  • Act as the liaison between FilmAid, the refugee community and other agencies in Kakuma on issues pertaining to information dissemination activities in Kakuma.
  • Compile monthly update reports, donor / grant reports and other reports as maybe required from time to time
  • Support monitoring and evaluation activities for programs.
  • Participate in the recruitment and induction of program and other support staff.
  • Oversee and authorize all Kakuma petty cash payments following FilmAid finance procedures
  • Be familiar with both FilmAid and the Kenya Codes of conduct.
  • Perform other duties as may be required
  • Must be a Kenyan national.
  • Bachelors in relevant discipline (Film Production, Mass Communication/Media, Community Media, Media Production Management an added advantage) with a minimum of 3 years of media-based program experience.
  • Diploma in relevant discipline (Film Production, Mass Media, Community Media, Media Production Management an added advantage) with a minimum 5 years of media-based program experience.
  • At least 3 years demonstrable experience in managing education programs, including experience in proposal writing and donor reporting.
  • Strong Monitoring and Evaluation skills required, in particular for the development and analysis of baseline information and monitoring tools.
  • Experience in conducting rapid and other assessments.
  • Experience in budget management and knowledge of financial procedures required.
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively handle stressful situations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office applications.
  • 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
  • Team player, excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action
Please email applications with only cover letter, CV and 3 references by 6th December 2011 to:

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

Administration Assistant

HR/ 11/15

Department: Human Resources & Admin

Key Responsibilities
  • Receive and record in coming and out going mail.
  • Submit statutory payments and returns in time according to the law.
  • Maintain a record of documents for reference.
  • Raise LPOs against duly approved requisitions to obtain goods and services.
  • Respond to general enquiries from staff
Qualifying Criteria
  • KCSE Grade C
  • Diploma in Business & Administration (Secretarial) or Diploma in Business & Office Management or other Business related courses
  • 2 years working experience
  • Proficiency in Ms Office Applications
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

HR/ 11/16

Department: Publishing

Key Responsibilities
  • Typeset, design, insert illustrations and prepare manuscripts for pre-press.
  • Produce back-ups of finished work for future use.
  • Create designs to add aesthetic value to published work and other materials.
  • Process page proofs to produce camera-ready copies.
Qualifying criteria
  • KCSE Grade C
  • Diploma in Graphic Design/ Desktop Publishing
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite – InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Creative and ability to work under minimal or no supervision for long hours.
  • Relevant work experience of 2 years.
If you meet the above requirements, send your application quoting the reference number on the left-hand corner of the envelop to the address below or email to

Enclose a detailed CV, copies of certificates, and testimonials, together with names of three referees (of which two should be from previous employers), so as to reach the undersigned by 26th November, 2011.

The Managing Director,
Longhorn Kenya Limited
P.O Box 18033 – 00500,

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Title: Nav – Technical Consultant

Job Location: Tanzania

Experience: 2-6 Years


Should be able to define, design, test and implement industry specific solutions on Microsoft Dynamics platform

Should have experience in Technical aspects of Microsoft Dynamics NAV and in Microsoft Technologies

Should have Microsoft Dynamics Certificate(s), MCSE, MCDBA, OCP or other certificate on programming development


Experience in database design and administration like MYSQL/Oracle and knowledge in programming with VB/ Java/ .NET/ C#, C, C++ will be an added advantage

should have proven skills and records in undertaking full cycle software developments

Desired skills:

Experience in Technical aspects of Microsoft Dynamics NAV and MS Technologies

Note: Applicants should send their cv’s to

The position will have the primary and immediate responsibility for growing the sales and Services, maximizing financial returns through efficient and effective marketing and delivery of products. The person will be expected to work closely with the engineers to close deals.

Job Objectives/Summary

Working within sales & marketing team you will be responsible for building and developing a successful sales & marketing pipeline.

This is a new business role and you will be expected to generate leads by participating in a number of sales & marketing activities:
  • Calling prospects from a target database (usually following up a mailshot)
  • Cold calling
  • Networking
  • Attending exhibitions/seminars
  • Referrals from clients
  • In addition you should have a strong and growing telemarketing approach which will assist towards making sales appointments.
  • Conduct day to day sales & marketing activities.
  • Own revenue targets and deliverables
  • Identify and qualify prospects within this target market.
  • Perform presentation and customer sensitization activities
  • Prepare proposals and tender documents.
  • Identify Customer requirement: meet customer requirement with minimum hassle.
  • Develop and build a client base utilizing proven sales techniques e.g. prospecting, cold calling, lead generation and probing.
  • Create a large base of customers
  • Work closely with engineers to ensure the delivery of quality service
  • Degree or Higher Diploma in a related field ( Sales and marketing, BCOM)
  • IT certification will be added advantage
  • 2 years sales in IT will be added advantage.
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Strategic Business Perceptive
  • Financial Skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Time Management of self and others
  • Problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of own job/Subject Area
  • Ability to sell and meet targets.
  • Go getter , independence, Trustworthy/ Reliable, Team player
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Confident, Pleasant and Smart
  • Complexity and difficulty of the work
  • A demanding job that requires high level of achievement, commitment including lobbying for business.
Successful performance standards
  • Aggressive and Result Oriented
  • Able to meet set target on a monthly basis
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Ability to write good proposals
  • Ability to keep confidential company and client information.
Interested and qualified candidates that meet this Job description should send their updated CV to on or before 30th November, 2011.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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