Area Manager

at FilmAid International
Published June 28, 2024
Location Dadaab, Kenya
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  



The representative of FilmAid Kenya in Dadaab Refugee Camp is responsible for providing leadership, strategies, systems, and overall oversight of all aspects of work for FilmAid Kenya’s program in the area. Their role ensures smooth operations and accountability by providing regular feedback to the Executive Director. They promote and execute FilmAid’s mission, including emergency response, and provide strategic leadership to the team through content distribution and skill development targeting community members. Additionally, they coordinate and manage field operations and optimize the utilization of FilmAid’s resources. This position plays a crucial role in supporting the organization's objectives and positively impacting the lives of those in the refugee camp and settlement.


Representation: Maintain regular communication and collaboration with donors, NGOs, Garissa County government, community radio stations, FilmAid Kenya's community structures, and representatives from refugee and host communities.
Contractual Obligations: Ensure projects are planned, implemented, and monitored per grants' contractual obligations and FilmAid's approach. Timely submission of high-quality internal and donor reports for existing and new grants is essential.
Resource Utilization: Optimize FilmAid's resources, including budget/finances, HR management, assets, and supplies.
Quality Control: Implement quality control measures for assets, finances, and programmatic activities to ensure transparency, accountability, proper resource utilization, and effective project implementation.
Standard Operating Procedures: Implement and ensure compliance with standard operating procedures, including tools, systems, policies, and brand standards.
Work Environment: Foster a work environment that promotes quality management, equity, team spirit, and ample communication within the FilmAid Kenya (Field) fraternity through regular all-staff meetings, officer meetings, and an open-door policy.


Effective Planning and Implementation: Work closely with the Senior Programs Officer to ensure effective planning and leadership in the timely and quality implementation of activities, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, and compliance for FilmAid's projects in Dadaab.
Programmatic Quality Control: Conduct regular field monitoring visits and activity spot-checks to ensure programmatic quality control. This includes reviewing programmatic tools and documents, observing staff work, and engaging with FilmAid's advisory committee and other community structures.
Fundraising and Partnership Development: Lead or contribute to fundraising and proposal development efforts for new projects in the area. Identify new funding opportunities and strategic partnerships to support the organization's work.
Strategic Plan Implementation: Manage the implementation of FilmAid Kenya's strategic plan at the field level. Coordinate the team's work, and oversee the preparation of strategy papers, annual operations plans, work plans, concept papers, full proposals, budgets, progress reports, and donor reports.


Education: A Master’s degree in Communications, International Development, or a relevant social and behavioral science discipline.
Experience: You should have at least 5 years of management experience.
Managing a portfolio(s) of donor-funded Communication for Development projects in the humanitarian and/or development sectors.
Strong public relations, marketing, networking, and relationship maintenance skills.
Project Design and Fundraising: Experience in designing new projects and developing fundraising proposals is desirable.
Refugee Experience: Experience working with refugees and other displaced communities is an added advantage.
Professional Training: Having professional training in project management would be an added advantage. You should also have training in humanitarian principles, including CHS and Sphere standards, as well as security management within the humanitarian sector.
Leadership Skills: You should possess effective leadership, management, and supervision skills to be able to lead the portfolio of programs at FilmAid Kenya.
By having these qualifications and skills, you will be able to manage the portfolio of programs effectively, build strong relationships with donors and partners, design new projects, and provide leadership to the organization's staff.

Interested and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to submit their applications with only a Cover Letter, CV, and 3 references to the Email address and indicate on the subject line ‘Area Manager - Dadaab’.

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