Kenya: Film Director

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Organization: FilmAid International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 Mar 2018

About FilmAid:

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 well-being 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.

Specific Tasks:

  • Help develop initial concept into a fully planned production by ensuring that the film’s artistic, dramatic and messaging aspects are realized.
  • Guide the entire technical crew and actors to ensure that the key vision of the drama is achieved.
  • Work closely with the Editor to review rushes and ensure timely delivery of a director’s cut as per the given deadline.


  • Should have a strong creative mind in storytelling.
  • Considerable industry experience as a director.
  • Proven work experience in directing NGO films and working in hardship areas.
  • Proven technical know- how of the creative process and requirements of making a film.
  • Should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills so as to ensure smooth running during the entire production process.
  • Ability to work intensively and passionately for long hours.
  • Ability to remain calm while under pressure.
  • Ability to train crew members on set.
  • Ability to motivate the team to produce the best possible results within the stipulated time.
  • Ability to work with a set production budget.

How to apply:

Interested and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to submit their applications with detailed Cover Letter describing how your experience, qualifications and competencies make you the right candidate for this position, CV and 3 references to Email address: on or before 23rd March, 2018

Links to previous work done should be included in the cover letter.

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