Programmes Assistant – contract ending December 2022 At FilmAid International

About FilmAid Kenya:

FilmAid Kenya (FAK) is a development and humanitarian organization that harnesses the power and influence of film, media, and the arts to respond to displaced communities in need and promote social change. Using a participatory community-based approach, FAK provides displaced people with actionable information about their rights, safety, health, and future. Using compelling video, radio, print, SMS, and digital media campaigns. FAK reaches over 400,000 people every year.

About the Role:

FilmAid Kenya is looking for a Programmes Assistant to work closely with the Content Development Coordinator, M&E Officer, and Listener Group Heads in providing community outreach and program management support for the “SIKIKA” Project supported by DW Akademie. SIKIKA is a revolutionary and interactive radio platform Implemented by FilmAid Kenya and DW Akademie with funding from BMZ. SIKIKA is lauded as a revolutionary communication channel due to its participatory-focused approach. SIKIKA works on the basis of community participation and its distinction from other contemporary radio stations is that its content is produced by the youthful Refugees and Host Community and targets issues of relevance and importance to both the Host and the Refugee communities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

● Keep up-to-date with DWA ongoing SIKIKA project at field level and work closely with Listener Group Heads to ensure successful implementation of activities.

● Assist where needed in weekly and/or monthly update reports on the DWA project, including feedback reports from the Sikika Project, data analysis, presentation, and submit to Content Development Coordinator and M& E Officer

● Assist the Content Development Coordinator in keeping information management and filing systems for ongoing DWA projects, as required.

● Keep up-to-date with Outreach and SIKIKA weekly/monthly work plans at the field level, and ensure coordination in terms of planning and project delivery.

● Ensure that Listener Group Heads are aware of critical timelines and events, and deliver activities accordingly.

● Work closely with operational staff, including procurement, to ensure all activities have requisite materials and support to deliver projects within strict deadlines.

● Support the Listener Group Heads and FAK M& E officers to identify and address support needs and challenges to project delivery.

● Assist in organizing meetings and training with Listener Group Heads, Groups; Content Generator etc

● Assist in organizing programmatic field visits by donors, partners or FAK’s senior management team

● Assist in liaising between FAK’s community structures and other agencies in the different locations by sharing relevant information from the various community structures with the Programme and Senior Programme Officers.

● Support the Content Development Coordinator in incorporating programmatic learning into activities at the field level to ensure that best practices and challenges are incorporated into continued activities.

● Maintain absolute confidentiality of all information that he/she may have access to in the execution of his/her duties.

● Ensure implementation of FAK’s safeguarding, anti-fraud and community feedback mechanisms at the community structures level

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Degree or Diploma in Community development, social science, communication or relevant discipline
  • 2-3 years of working experience in a similar field
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action
  • Good understanding of project management cycles
  • Experience working in a field office
  • Good understanding of beneficiary community dynamic
  • Experience in project planning and execution
  • Impartial and embraces religious and cultural diversity
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision and with strict timelines
  • Willing to travel to hardship areas
  • Honest and reliable
  • Flexible and reliable
  • Fluent English and Kiswahili Languages
  • Data Analysis and presentation skills
  • Can work under pressure
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational and coordination skills
  • Proficient in MS Office Applications
  • Good Communication and conflict management skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Program development skills.
  • Planning and execution of laid down plans
  • Adheres of the principal of PSEA, FAK’s Code of Conduct and anti-fraud policies
  • Adheres to FAK’s safety and security SOPs in Kakuma.


  • Somali, French or Arabic language skills
  • Budget interpretation skills.
  • Ability to develop and make presentations.
  • Presentable and personable.
  • Hands-on and detail-oriented.
  • Basic understanding of humanitarian principles

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: on or before 18th April 2022 , 5pm EAT and clearly indicate on the subject line as ‘Programmes Assistant-Kakuma.

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 contacted.

FilmAid Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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