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 Programme Manager will efficiently and effectively manage FilmAid’s programs on multiple donor funded communications projects. The position also requires exemplary planning, program design and interpersonal communication skills to be used in managing the dynamics of creating synergies between beneficiary’s needs, aid stakeholders, Government and other parties in humanitarian and development space.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Fiscal, Compliance Management ● Manage implementation of projects by developing organizational work plans, tracking progress and directing implementation. ● Act as Focal Point for projects and manage internal communications between donors and FilmAid. ● Manage transition of projects and programmes at grant inception and closure. ● Ensure the smooth follow of communication between departments and field offices to facilitate quality delivery of activities. ● Oversee the management of visibility activities ensuring that all activities include appropriate branding and donor recognition.
Commitment to Quality Programme ● Establish and maintain an effective programme reporting system. The reports should enlighten, inspire and record compliance for internal and external use, and contain data of sufficient quality to be valid for evaluation. ● Manage programmatic learning structures to ensure that best practices and challenges are incorporated into continued activities.
Leadership and strategy ● Contribute in the development of FilmAid global and regional strategic growth.
Supervisory responsibility All project team members under the funded grant.
Accountability Works closely with the Senior Management to provide program management support to all donor-funded projects within FilmAid. Qualifications and Requirements: ● Degree in communications, management or other relevant discipline. ● Masters level education desirable. ● At least 5 years experience in program implementation, preferably with an international humanitarian aid organization. Experience in hardship postings desirable. ● High level project coordination experience, with requisite skills in project management, budgeting, internal communications and partner and donor coordination. ● Ability to deliver quality programmatic outcomes in a time-sensitive manner. ● Experience delivering projects in multiple locations, including cross-cultural and multi-language environments. ● Working knowledge on C4D, CwC methodologies. ● Experience with principles and practice of humanitarian aid and/or development. ● Ready to work for long hours, and able to travel to hardship areas. Competencies: Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Ability to work with a widespread cross-cultural team. Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili is essential. Excellent analytical, decision-making and organizational skills. Excellent report writing and presentation skills. Ability to exercise discretion, independent judgment, political acumen and professional accountability in all situations.
HOW TO APPLY:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Friday 13th May 2016 and clearly indicate on the subject line as ‘Programme Manager ’ 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.