Multimedia Producer – Kenya | ReliefWeb

About FilmAid Kenya:

FilmAid Kenya is a development and humanitarian communications organization that has been working in the Kenya Refugee Operation for over 20 years. FilmAid Kenya harnesses the power and influence of film & other multimedia to combat critical social issues. FilmAid Kenya fosters the well-being of displaced and vulnerable populations by building stronger, healthier, and more informed communities.

About the Role:

Create and oversee the production of multimedia content from short films (documentaries, docudramas, and drama series) to animations, child-friendly productions, print, and promotional materials. The role also includes working directly with refugee students and alumni from the FilmAid Kenya (FAK) training program to ensure a continuation in capacity building and on-job training and ensure context-appropriate multimedia content productions are realized.

Expected Deliverables:

  • All phases of the video/film production: scripting, directing, filming, editing, and translating/dubbing into different languages
  • Produce multimedia content on various areas on protection, education, health and nutrition, and child protection, and other areas of need
  • Lead engagement with refugee communities, development partners, NGO staff, and other relevant stakeholders in discussing some of the pertinent issues affecting the communities that FAK serves
  • Conceptualize ideas and assemble media assets into high-quality content that supports our various media content production objectives
  • Review baseline information on Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) on various issues affecting the communities that FAK serves
  • Identify, contract, and act as supervising producer for alumni groups to produce multimedia content

Specific tasks:

Message Development

  • Coordinate the process of collecting feedback and adapt information gathered from the desk reviews, inter-agency consultations, feedback from meetings with the messaging committee, focus group discussions, and other review data into a messaging framework (film structure) in consultation with the community and other partners
  • Act as a focal point in the development and approval of scripts for film projects
  • Work with the Advisory/Messaging committees in message development, script pre-test, and approval of final media content to ensure responsive and context-appropriate content
  • Prepare and present for review a mixed thread of multiple storylines. The storylines should respond to the messaging framework and be the basis for subsequent scripting
  • Draft film treatment for film projects to be undertaken by FilmAid Kenya
  • Prepare an accompanying interview raft for identified interviewees
  • Edit and/or work closely with the editor to ensure the final product is responsive to the messaging framework


  • Recruit and supervise a production crew to help manage the production process for various projects
  • Lead in pre-production all the way to post-production by developing film treatments and scripts prior to film production. Together with relevant project staff, audition, and select actors, interviewees, and locations
  • Work with the FilmAid Kenya team, Alumni, and consultants to select actors; identify shooting locations and direct music performances for film projects to be undertaken by FAK
  • Coordinate and guide actors during rehearsals for film projects and assist the production team in the production of the films
  • Coordinate the recording of the soundtrack for the films. The music soundtrack will be generated from community groups
  • Conduct post-production tasks ranging from logging and transcribing to syncing, converting, and exporting
  • Work with the communications team and other arms of FAK to create promotional materials, conference materials, etc., including photo research and archiving
  • Edit films, documentaries, and promos. Edit fast turnaround multimedia clips and social media videos
  • Help develop new ways to present and distribute videos online and via social media for maximum impact
  • Film interviews, events, and stories when requested and should be able to conduct interviews with insight and sensitivity and film hand-held observational scenes with confidence and discretion
  • Create rough and final cuts. Work with and manipulate raw camera footage, insert music, sound effects, dialogues, graphics, special effects, and color grading
  • Work with the production team to create an organized archive and backup system following FAK’s procedure. Including making sure that data has been downloaded and backed up
  • Translate the completed and approved English video into local languages through voice over dubbing
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Extensive and proven professional production experience, including shooting/editing credits for an established independent production company or broadcaster, with a clip reel or work samples (clearly indicating your role)
  • A good sense of design composition, type layout, animation, and pacing
  • Candidates should combine documentary and observational filmmaking experience with a strong journalistic sensibility and great skill with editing.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in at least one language apart from English and Kiswahili
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud programs (Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Adobe CC.)
  • Experience in producing content in collaboration with children, adolescence, and the youth required
  • Able to meet deadlines, work well under pressure, and a team player
  • Extensive working knowledge of sophisticated editing software and a strong understanding of graphic design, color correction, and sound mixing
  • Highly collaborative and creative with experience finding stories and characters
  • Script and/​or voice-over writing
  • Self-starter, able to work individually and in teams with limited supervision
  • Highly organized, able to keep track of many projects simultaneously
  • Experience working in fields of human rights, development, climate, is an advantage
  • Experience with social media to share, disseminate and grow a brand
  • Experience in archive and picture research

How to apply

How to apply:

Interested and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to submit their applications with Cover Letter, CV, and 3 references to on or before 7th February 2023 and clearly indicate on the subject line ‘Multimedia Producer’.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

FilmAid Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

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