Kenya: VACANCY: MEDIA TRAINERS 2 POSITIONS (1 NAIROBI & 1 KISUMU)

Organization: Community Media Trust
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 12 Feb 2017

Community Media Trust is a media organization that develops community engagement strategies using participatory media and community communication principles, to support implementation of projects and programs. Community Media Trust creates relevant, community-friendly media content (film, radio, digital and print) that inspires, educates and entertains communities to achieve knowledge, behavioral and social impact.

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Our solution, “WezeshaDada: Media & ICT Training for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW)” will seek to impart filmmaking, photography, ICT and entrepreneurship skills to AGYW from 6 communities in Nairobi and Kisumu. They will not only make short films to educate other AGYW on the dangers of HIV infection, but will also promote and demystify entrepreneurship as a strategy for reducing their vulnerability. Additionally, the AGYW will receive “seed equipment” to initiate media and ICT-based income generating activities in their communities.

CoMeT is seeking 2 media trainers for the WezeshaDada project based in Nairobi and Kisumu respectively. Female media trainers are especially encouraged to apply.

Position Summary:

Using a training curriculum already developed for this project, the Media Trainers will work closely with the media producer and will be tasked with filmmaking, photography and media production training for Wezesha Dada project participants as well as developing regular content together with the participants.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Offer training in filmmaking (Cinematography, Editing, Lighting and Sound, Producing for TV and Video, Directing film techniques, Storytelling and Creative writing for video)

  • Work closely with the project participants, Media Producer and Project Assistant in creating regular videos in regards to the project.

  • Assist in Cinematography, Coordination and Editing of other Film productions being undertaken by CoMeT

Qualifications:

  • Be of Kenyan nationality

  • Bachelors/Diploma in Film Production

  • Proficiency in Editing using Adobe premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and other editing programs, Script development and Camera operations

  • Proven ability to script, shoot and edit

Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar position

  • In absence of a degree, minimum of 3 years’ continuous work experience.

Skills & Knowledge

  • A great attitude

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritization

  • Team player, excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Quick learner / Fast adaptor with high level of flexibility

  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision and a sense of urgency

  • Ability to pay attention to detail and meet strict deadlines

How to apply:

How to Apply

Interested individuals should email a fully filled application form (this includes writing an essay of not more than 300 words outlining how you can harness media as a tool for social change and a CV (with 3 referees) to jobs@cometkenya.org by 15th February 2017. The email Subject Line must show the job title “Media Trainer – Nairobi” or “Media Trainer – Kisumu”

CoMeT is an equal opportunity employer and women candidates are encouraged to apply

NB: Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted for interviews.

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