Kenya: Script Writer

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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:

  • Produce high creative writing to strict deadlines.
  • Write visually using sound and dialogue to support action.
  • Present the screen play in the current format.
  • Have an in- depth understanding of the story, plot and narrative.
  • Have a clear understanding of the audience before writing
  • Develop the script grid and final script in line with FilmAid’s creative brief.
  • Ability to create realistic characters in line with the film’s vision.
  • Ability to develop an entertaining yet informative dialogue that serves the story.
  • Ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of dramatic structure through the script.


  • Degree or diploma in journalism, communication or in any other relevant field.
  • Ability to work fast and write creatively under pressure to meet the set deadlines.
  • Have an in-depth understanding of story, plot and narrative.
  • Ability to develop a writing schedule before writing the script.
  • Proven experience in script writing.
  • Ability to work in a team.

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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