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Country: Kenya
Organization: FilmAid International
Closing date: 10 Nov 2021

About FilmAid Kenya

FilmAid Kenya 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 well-being of displaced and vulnerable populations by building stronger, healthier, and more informed communities around the world.

Job Purpose

The Audio Production Assistant will play an essential role in supporting audio production processes to ensure successful implementation of the creative and production vision. He/she will work closely with the Audio Producer to support the production of all audio content in the FilmAid Kenya Kakuma field office. The Audio Production Assistant will also offer support in the training of FilmAid Kenya’s Kakuma Media Hub Multimedia Training Program. He/She will establish and maintain a database with key internal and external contacts; humanitarian agencies, alumni production studios, and media broadcast houses.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

● Work closely with the audio team, in addition to other FilmAid Kenya’s team members to ensure proper implementation of FilmAid Kenya’s audio productions.

● Develop budget breakdowns for all audio production activities.

● Attends project meetings as required, facilitating the exchange of information between all stakeholders.

● Working with the multimedia team and administration, presenting needs and solutions for production changes and challenges in order to maintain the creative vision and production design.

● Assist with the development of creative audio production ideas based on the project specifications and needs.

● Act as a conduit of information between the production teams and the programs team on assigned projects.

● Assist with the management of partners/clients throughout the duration of assigned projects.

● Maintain documents and system files to ensure proper archiving of all audio content.

● Responsible for inputting, maintaining, and tracking the inventory of all audio equipment assigned to the team.

● Working with Audio Producer and Senior Operations Officer to ensure that payments to consultants, Alumni Media Houses, contractors are made.

● Continually perform quality checks for ongoing productions, including providing weekly reports and other documentation as appropriate.

● Responsible for execution of all needed audio equipment repairs and upkeep.

● Assist the Audio Producer with task leadership on assigned projects.

● Interact with the operations team for scheduling of support personnel as needed.

Career Level: Experienced

Qualifications/Requirements:

● Minimum of 2 years of work experience in audio design, implementation, or production.

● Extensive experience in technical audio/video production.

● Strong working knowledge of various software programs including but not limited to:

Adobe Audition, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Audacity, Fruity Loops, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, and IT-related protocols.

● Strong working knowledge of various hardware systems including but not limited to:

Digital audio consoles, Audio Interface, and Field mixers.

Possess an expert ability to troubleshoot complex audio issues and technicalities.

● May be required for extended periods of time if and when required to do so

Desired Characteristics:

● Diploma or a Certificate in audio production/mass communication or a related field, with an emphasis in audio/video system design and/or implementation.

● Financial skills and the ability to budget and manage the budget.

● Solid background managing audio productions from concept to completion.

● Solid understanding of audio production of PSAs and radio dramas.

● Solid understanding of audio equipment and radio broadcast management.

● Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently, the ability to multi-task and delegate as required.

● Strong communication skills and the ability to interact with various levels of management.

● Ability to handle ambiguity and constant change in fast pace environments with accelerated production schedules.

● Strong passion to drive high-quality results for the end product as well as the processes.

● Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

● Must be a strong team player.

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: jobskenya@filmaid.org on or before
10th November, 2021. Please indicate on the subject line of you application as ‘Audio Production 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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