Program Manager, Proximate Filmmaker Initiative (TBA)

Type: Part-time, 1 Year Contract Role: ~15 hrs/week (9/2022 – 8/2023)
Location: Fully-Remote
Salary Range: $30-50/hour (commensurate with experience)
Reports to: Executive Director
Application Deadline: Rolling and actively interviewing, until August 17th, 2022. 
https://www.videoconsortium.org/pfi

Program Overview: 

The Video Consortium, a nonprofit media organization that connects and supports nonfiction filmmakers and video journalists around the world, is thrilled to present a soon-to-be-announced Filmmaking Initiative, supported by the Skoll Foundation, that supports nonfiction filmmakers in the Global South to tell solutions-focused stories from and within their own communities. The 2022-2023 Initiative, taking place in Sub Saharan Africa, will pair each selected filmmaker with a local social impact organization to produce a compelling short documentary film a) that amplifies the nonprofit’s impact and mission, and b) that the filmmaker can use as portfolio material to fuel a successful impact-driven filmmaking career. Filmmakers will also receive tailored support through mentorship, practical resources, gear, and deep industry connections.

Position Description:

We are looking for a seasoned Program Manager to oversee, produce, and manage this exciting program, from early September, 2022 through August, 2023. Working in collaboration with the Video Consortium’s executive director, as well as with the Foundation’s program lead, the Program Manager will creatively oversee all aspects of the program, from nurturing our cohort of filmmakers and helping to guide their relationships with the nonprofits they’re paired with, to overseeing the production of short films, to developing on-the-ground relationships with local community partners, and beyond.

This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled senior producer who has worked with international clientele, in branded/creative and/or nonprofit nonfiction filmmaking. This person will have ample room to grow, get creative, and innovate; they will lead the development of robust infrastructure that will make this new program an extremely special, rewarding, and game-changing experience for all who participate. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Program Management: while working collaboratively with the Video Consortium’s executive director, oversee the development of this program from start to finish: 
    • Track filmmaker applications and coordinate with VC’s Advisory Council to choose the final cohort
    • Create a robust calendar of events and manage/lead zoom sessions, coordinate master classes, etc, and send invites to those who need to attend. 
    • Manage some gear shipments 
    • Do regular check ins/send surveys to involved program participants, review responses, and tweak the program in real time to meet filmmaker needs
    • Manage and track program budget 
  • Program Design + Learning Development: 
    • Work with VC’s ED to develop master classes and resources for filmmakers to use, while drawing on the expertise of VC’s global network of working filmmakers to gather great speakers and templates (budgeting, interview questions, etc etc) for filmmakers to learn from.
  • Client/Relationship Management
    • Manage client relationships between Lab filmmakers and the nonprofits they’re paired with, ensuring production is on track and that communication is clear and smooth.
    • Oversee rough cuts, give notes when needed, and engage additional post-production resources as needed (relationships already in place) if needed to help filmmakers hone their films.
  • Filmmaker Development
    • Develop a warm rapport with the program’s filmmakers and nonprofits, staying in regular contact with both parties and assisting/guiding when needed.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years industry experience in branded/ad impact-driven storytelling or documentary filmmaking
  • Familiarity with African media production; experience working in East and/or West African nations preferred
  • Proven track record of robust program management, producer experience in managing budgets/crews
  • Familiarity with production equipment and pre-production, production, and post-production processes.
  • An outgoing and affable nature: comfort with leading conversations, speaking with and managing clients
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Punctual and persistent (email follow-up, etc)
  • Experienced in budget management and tracking
  • Extremely type-A and organized, excited about lists, with a proactive and independent work ethic and a go-the-extra-mile attitude
  • Excited to develop new things, blaze trails, and make an impact on an international level while connecting those in nearby locations to forge deep relationships
  • Collaborative, with a sense of joy and mission to use media to affect positive social change
  • An expansive view of diverse cultures and people, and a yearning to democratize the media industry for all

About the Video Consortium: 

The Video Consortium is a global nonprofit media organization that connects the world’s nonfiction filmmakers and visual journalists to tell bold stories that catalyze positive change. By and for filmmakers, our global and regional programs democratize the media landscape, foster compassionate storytelling, support creative growth, and inspire audiences worldwide. 

Our mission is to connect the world’s nonfiction filmmakers and visual journalists — the people who tell our stories and inspire change in our communities through rigorous reporting and visual craft. We envision an inclusive media ecosystem in which reporting teams reflect communities, fair pay is the norm, and creators are holistically equipped to tell today’s most pressing stories.

About the Skoll Foundation: 

The Skoll Foundation supports organizations tackling interconnected problems and advancing solutions from every angle—from disrupting unjust power dynamics and systems, changing attitudes and behaviors, and mobilizing movements, to improving services, policies, and practices. The Foundation focuses on problems and places that are ripe for change, with high potential for major impact.


Work with VC! Shape this innovative program and be part of a passionate team that’s working hard to create waves in our industry on an international level. The Video Consortium is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other characteristics protected by law.

Masterclass @ African Investigative Journalism Conference

Invitation to apply for attendance — by 12 August 2022

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSegImm27Bn-2n094aqj6wN5UGswtoFI3tZX62KE4KKUuklk6w/viewform

Investigative Journalism Masterclass

The African Investigative Journalism Conference in collaboration with SKUP, the Association for Critical and Investigative Press in Norway, will offer an intensive training course on the latest investigative journalism techniques, taking place over three days immediately preceding the annual AIJC conference scheduled for 31 October to 2 November 2022 at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The masterclass course, conducted in English and running from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 October, will introduce participants to cutting edge techniques in digital forensics, verification and geolocation, factchecking, web and database search, social media tracking and data journalism skills.

Participants will also be able to attend the conference, including more than 20 training sessions offered over the three conference days. Applications are open to investigative journalists from African countries and they can apply for fellowships to cover travel and accommodation for the duration of the course and conference.

The fellowship will cover flights to Johannesburg, airport transfers, accommodation in single rooms, transport to and from the conference, meals and conference fees. It does not cover home-country transport, visa costs, personal in-country transport and hotel incidentals.

Successful applicants will require a passport valid for a minimum of six months after the conference and must be available to travel from Thursday 27 October to Wed/Thurs 2/3 November (depending on flight availability).

Applications close on 12 August 2022 and successful applicants will be announced before the end of August.

To apply, please fill in this form. Also, send your CV & Motivation marked “SKUP” to conference@journalism.co.za by August 12, 2022.

#AIJC2022

Free: Advanced Human Rights Courses online (Centre for Human Rights, Univ. of Pretoria)

Various courses: https://www.chr.up.ac.za/ahrc

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current restrictions, all courses will be conducted in a virtual format. Participants are therefore required to have access to a stable internet connection. The Centre for Human Rights will however review the situation from time to time and will advise applicants on the resumption of contact sessions. Applications are fully online and prospective applicants need a Gmail account to be able to apply.

The next course:

Advanced Human Rights Course: The Right to Development in Africa

ahrc right to development 2021 web

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, in partnership with the University of Antwerpen, will host an online one-week intensive short course on the right to development in Africa from 15 to 19 August 2022.

Course date: 15 – 19 August 2022
Venue: Zoom (online)

Download brochure

Apply Online


Important: COVID-19 information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current restrictions, all courses will be conducted in a virtual format. Participants are therefore required to have access to a stable internet connection. The Centre for Human Rights will however review the situation from time to time and will advise applicants on the resumption of contact sessions.


About the course

The course covers issues such as:

  • Theories of development
  • Right to development in Africa
  • International financial institutions and the right to development
  • Development and aid: The obligation to provide assistance
  • Transnational corporations and the right to development
  • Other non-state actors and the right to development
  • Food, development and security in Africa
  • Governance and development• Anti-corruption and development
  • Foreign debt and its effect on development

Fees

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on travel and global lockdowns, the course will be offered online on Zoom.

Participation in the course is therefore FREE of charge.


Scholarships

Since the course is FREE, scholarships are no longer applicable.


Application procedure

Applications closed on 12 August 2022.

Important Notice:
A high proficiency in English is required to attend this course. All lectures and materials are in English. Prior to applying for this course, please read through the information on the practical information and the payment details pages.

Documents to be submitted:

  • Curriculum Vitae (short CV in PDF or Word document, maximum 3 pages, maximum 10 MB in file size)
  • One Letter of Recommendation (PDF or Word document, maximum of 10 MB in file size)
  • Academic Records (students only) (combined in one PDF or Word document, maximum 10 MB in file size)

*Please note that in order to apply for any of the Advanced Human Rights Courses, you are required to use a Google Gmail account.


Application deadline

Applications closed on 12 August 2022.


Overview of previous courses


Contact

For more information, please contact:

Dennis Antwi

Project Manager: Advanced Human Rights Courses (AHRC)

Donor

Partner institutions

Music production course with Santuri Electronic Music Project – deadline 20 March (free 3-week programme)

Beginner music production course. Free! Watch this small video to learn more…

Santuri Electronic Music Project

Course info: https://www.santurisafari.org/beginners-course/

Do you want to learn music production at SEMA? Santuri has now opened applications for FREE beginners classes, with one course running in April and one in May. No experience necessary, just a passion for music and a desire to learn. Non-male applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. If you’re interested, fill out the application form before the March 20th deadline.

Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFhfZmcLh1rruoLxxW55yShDf7BPNjsinISO9s4u13Hi2LiQ/viewform

This form is for applicants looking to join SEMA’s Beginners Course. We are offering a three week course, one in April, and one in May.  Successful applicants will show that they have deep enthusiasm for the topic and can commit to attending five times a week for 3 weeks.  The course will focus on entry level topics around production, mixing, and electronic music culture, and is aimed at new producers looking to gain a practical understanding of the fundamentals. Applications are open to all, and non-male applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Japanese language class from embassy: free online Wed. 22 Sept.

The Embassy of Japan in Kenya is pleased to announce the start of applications for the Trial Japanese Lesson for the month of September 2021. This class is suitable for anyone who is keen on delving into learning Japanese but isn’t sure where to start or someone who would like to study a foreign language but isn’t sure if Japanese is the right one.
This online class will be conducted by Ms. Yasuko Abe, a Japanese language lecturer dispatched by the Japan Foundation to Kenyatta University, on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Further details for the class are as below:

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Venue: Online via Zoom | Cost: Free
  • Proficiency: Absolute beginner/No prior knowledge of Japanese
  • Class Size: 30 students

Through this class, we hope that you will discover the beauty of learning Japanese and that you will use your knowledge to become a bridge between Kenya and Japan.
To register, or for more information about the class, kindly contact us on: jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp. Since very limited spaces are available, we encourage you to register early to avoid missing a spot for this class.

Invitation: Virtual Launch of Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Africa: Constraints and Opportunities

Invitation: Virtual Launch of Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Africa: Constraints and Opportunities
The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, cordially invites you to the virtual launch of Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Africa: Constraints and Opportunities, which explores recent developments, constraints and opportunities relating to the advancement of sexual and reproductive health and rights in Africa. The book is edited by Ebenezer Durojaye, Gladys Mirugi-Mukundi and Charles Ngwena.

Wednesday 18 August 2021
13:00 GMT / 14:00 WAT / 15:00 SAST / 16:00 EAT
All participants are required to register on Zoom.
The event will be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube.View the virtual launch invitationDownload the open access bookDownload the flyerClick here to register on Zoom
ProgrammeFacilitatorRudo Chugudu, Postdoctoral fellow, Centre for Human Rights, University of PretoriaSpeakersProf Frans Viljoen, Director, Centre for Human Rights, University of PretoriaDr Tlaleng Mofokeng, UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental healthProf Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria; former UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and childrenGladys Mirugi-Mukundi, Researcher, Socio-Economic Rights Project Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape Dr Satang Nabaneh, Postdoctoral fellow, Centre for Human Rights, University of PretoriaDr Godfrey Kangaude, Postdoctoral fellow, Rhodes University BackgroundThe book, which was published by Routledge in 2021, discusses the impact of culture, morality and social beliefs on the enjoyment of sexual and reproductive health and rights across the African continent, particularly in relation to vulnerable and marginalised groups. It covers topics such as abortion, gender identity, adolescent sexuality and same-sex. Despite many positive developments in relation to sexual and reproductive health in recent years, many Africans still encounter challenges, for instance in poor maternity services, living with HIV, and discrimination on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation or identity. Covering topics such as abortion, gender identity, adolescent sexuality and homosexuality, the chapters in this book discuss the impact of culture, morality and social beliefs on the enjoyment of sexual and reproductive health and rights across the continent, particularly in relation to vulnerable and marginalized groups. The book also explores the role of litigation, national human rights institutions and regional human rights bodies in advancing the realization of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the region. Throughout, the contributions highlight the relevance of a rights-based framework in addressing topical and contentious issues on sexual and reproductive health and rights within Sub-Saharan Africa.This book will be of interest to researchers of sexuality, civil rights and health in Africa.Click here to register on Zoom

Innovation for African Universities: iHub/British Council Project

iHub in collaboration with The British Council, is conducting a comprehensive mapping and assessment of the entrepreneurial and high education ecosystem in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.

The British Council has developed and designed the Innovation for African Universities (IAU) project to foster the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship within universities and facilitate the development of skills required to build industries, companies, products, and services.

As an innovator and change-maker advancing innovation to catalyze economic and social change across the continent, we would like to speak to you and get your insights on the entrepreneurial and high education ecosystem in your country and company/enterprise.

We are conducting one-on-one interviews with innovators and entrepreneurs in Kenya between 10th August and 20th August 2021.

Please let us know if you are interested in participating in shaping the direction of the Innovation for African University program.

You can express interest by confirming participation to: dorcas@cchub.rw

We look forward to a favourable response.

Various jobs at Natural Justice

A range of positions with Natural Justice:

  1. Head of Campaigns and Communication – ignore the date but apply quickly
  2. Legal Practitioner: Just Energy Transition – ignore the date but apply quickly
  3. Communications Fellow – Closing Date 2nd July
  4. Environmental Justice Research Fellowship – Closing Date 2nd July
  5. Community Environmental Legal Officers (Kilifi, Lamu counties) – Closing Date 2nd July.

List: https://naturaljustice.org/work-at-natural-justice/

NJ offices are in Nairobi and Cape Town but some positions remote or in Lamu, or in some cases open to people based elsewhere: check each job description for details.

Events, movie screening, for African Liberation Day

Register for sessions here: https://africansrising.org/may25-2021/

African Liberation Day: Building Healthy Communities

Tuesday, May 25, 12 pm – 1:30 pm (EDT) / 4 pm – 5:30 pm (GMT)

On African Liberation Day, we will discuss COVID-19, human rights challenges, Pan-Africanism and why the spirit of Ubuntu is the one thing that can get us through this pandemic.

Moderator: Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith

Speakers: Pauline Muchina, Emira Woods, Dr. Ahmed Ouma (CDC Africa) Mr. Adotei Akwei (Amnesty International)

Pan-Africanism in the 21st Century: Our Rights, Our Health, Our Future - #Rise4OurLives

Free Movie Streaming – KEMTIYU, Cheikh Anta

Tuesday, May 25

«Kemtiyu» depicts the life of Cheikh Anta Diop, a prominent political figure and researcher who dedicated his life to the pursuits of truth and justice. The movie will be streamed according to the schedule below:

Kiswahili – 1:00 pm (EAT)
https://vimeo.com/252177164

French – 1:00 pm (GMT)
https://vimeo.com/169983638

Subtitled English – 8:00 pm (SAST)
https://vimeo.com/169773398

Invisible Giants – A Message of Hope (Part 1)

Wednesday, May 26, 10 am – 12 pm – 1:30 pm (GMT)

Online celebrations African women working for positive change in their communities. These women have been nominated for recognition as “Invisible Giants” by Africans Rising members.

Invisible Giants – A Message of Hope (Part 2)

Wednesday, May 26, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (GMT)

A panel and open discussion with African women activists working for positive change in their communities. This virtual ceremony will include a livestream of pre-recorded videos of “Invisible Giants” discussing their work and sharing their messages of hope.

The New Scramble for Africa

Thursday, May 27, 10:00 am – 11:00 am (GMT)

This webinar will reignite conversations on how activists have been able to survive the pandemic while not giving up on their duties and commitments to positive social change. Hear from thought leaders and experts who provide their insights on successful strategies for activists during the pandemic.

Speakers: Deji Adeyanju (Coordinating Collective, Africans Rising), Edwin Mutemi wa Kiama, (Coordinating Collective, Africans Rising)

Sustainability and Good Governance: Harnessing Africa’s Rich Resources for Development

Thursday, May 27, 10:00 am – 11:00 am (GMT)

Africa is a rich continent, with a rich and powerful heritage. Africa’s global diaspora is a part of the continent’s history and future. This event will discuss the need for good governance, people-centered sustainable development, economic equality, social justice, accountability and transparency as we work together to build the world we need and the Africa We Want.

Moderator: Mwiza Munthali (Host, Africa Now! Radio Show)

Speakers: Briggs Bomba (Project Director, TrustAfrica), Everjoice Win (Executive Director, Shine
African Feminist Leadership)

African Liberation Show: An Online Concert

Friday, May 28, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (GMT)

In the first hour, Francophone and Anglophone artists and activists from across the continent will share their ideas on cultural decolonisation and their art. In the second hour, there will be a virtual concert to address the 25th of May theme and performances of creative actions for positive social change.

Featured Artists: Lass Primo, MD MO (Mauritania); Phatal Ebodé (Cameroon); Magui, Al Dalaal MC, Kals, Safaray, Jah Jah King, Ndongo, Andiyes, Sangotte (Senegal);
Gauthier, Lydie (DRC); Nessa, Mwiya Moody (Zambia), Teresa (Mozambique); Maryjacob (Nigeria)

Paint and Sip – Love is Liberation

Saturday, May 29, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST

As we celebrate African liberation day, we celebrate the love that connects us all. Download the image from our website or create your own drawing and join us in a virtual painting setting as we close off our one week of celebrations with a moment of self reflection, self care and love.

Featured Artist: Marieme Ba, Ayele Ba & Emira Woods Painting Material + Stencils: Click to Download the StencilRead The Story behind the Painting and inspiration behind the activity

Debt Cancellation for African Countries

June 3rd, 10:00 am – 11:30 am (GMT)

Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan (Movement Coordinator, Africans Rising) and Asha Jaffar (Activist, Kenya) host a collaborative discussion with key stakeholders and Africans Rising members to draft a citizen’s charter to guide African countries on debt cancellation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speakers: Brian Kagoro (Open Society Foundation), Buba Khan (ActionAid International), Zakaria Sambakhe (ActionAid – Senegal), Omolara Balogun (WASCI), Noutcha Prudence (Activist, Cameroon), Luckystar Azree (Tax Justice Expert, Kenya)

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Call for visual and other artists: Book Bunk


Call for Applications
We are commissioning art for #NRBLibraries
Over the past year, we have been working on the physical restoration of two of McMillan Memorial Library’s satellite branches; Kaloleni Library and Eastlands Library in Makadara. We are almost done with this aspect of our continuing work, and are calling on Nairobi’s visual artists to work with us, to bring some funk into these precious spaces! For the Eastlands Library in Makadara, we are inviting visual artists (painters, photographers, sculptors, mixed-media artists, and all others) to apply for this paid opportunity to contribute to the library’s first-ever collection!
What we Need… 

We’re looking for a total of 42 individual art pieces and have categorised these into 10 groups/series. Visual artists will be required to send in an application with details of which space they would like to work in and are welcome to submit new or existing works. This opportunity is open to both solo and collaborative projects. A preference may be given to projects that aspire to collaborate with artists from the library community in Eastlands. Here’s a breakdown of all the spaces that need art, the rates for each space and the Application Guidelines which has been made available below. Application Guidelines and More Info HereThe deadline for applications is Friday, 4th June 2021, 2359Hrs East African Time, with a delivery deadline set for Saturday, 14th August 2021.Apply Today!To learn more about this opportunity, please visit our opportunities page. Don’t forget to spread the word!Submit an Application!