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Film Fellowship Officer

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  • Post Date: June 4, 2020
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Job Overview

Magamba Network, Zimbabwe’s trailblazing creative and digital media organisation, is looking for a young, dynamic Project Officer.

We are launching Arts4Change, a brand new project that will use film, music and art to creatively promote accountability. The project will house the Film Fellowship initiative which will mentor young filmmakers to create films that promote accountability. We are looking for a talented Project Officer who would run the Film Fellowship initiative on a day-to-day basis, mentor young filmmakers and provide creative input to this new film mentorship and production project. The individual would report to the Arts4Change Project Coordinator. The individual would need to be skilled in project management, have good interpersonal skills and be passionate about film. A background in film and/ or TV production is required.

The successful candidate will be a creative and experienced film professional with a background in film, journalism and/or digital media, as well as competencies in project management. It is key that the individual is a team player and works well in a collaborative environment.

The candidate should be methodical, well organised and have the ability to manage multiple priorities. This post is being offered on a fixed term contract basis.

Project Management

  • Coordinate the Film Fellowship Project;
  • Identify, oversee and manage the Film Fellowship mentees;
  • Oversee editorial policy for videos and films for publication on Film Fellowship platforms;
  • Building and maintaining a network of filmmakers and mentors;
  • Reporting to the Arts4Change coordinator;
  • Coordinate the Film Fellowship social media presence;
  • Coordinate trainings, mini-film festivals and outreach programmes;
  • Plan capacity building and trainings for Film Fellowship mentees;
  • Plan the conceptualization and roll out of the Film Fellowship project;
  • Innovate and initiate new video content for Film Fellowship;
  • Organise focus group discussions to establish needs and baselines;
  • Liaise with relevant local authorities;
  • Manage personnel, interns and resource people;
  • Ensure the successful hosting of events;
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress of the Film Fellowship project;
  • Compile a final report on the project;
  • Assist in fundraising and proposal writing for the organization;
  • Create and implement project monitoring frameworks, indicators, targets, data collection tools, M&E plans;
  • Timeously provide monthly and quarterly reports on all activities, outputs and relevant outcome indicators to the Arts4Change coordinator

Press, Marketing & Social Media

  • Devise and manage a social media strategy that enhances the profile of the project and utilise all digital platforms;
  • Managing all Film Fellowship online platforms;
  • Assist in designing graphics and publicity materials;
  • Increase online audiences via all social media platforms;
  • Develop and increase online audience database;
  • Create copy for Press Releases for local and national media and build on media contact-list;
  • Keep an archive of press cuttings, adverts clippings and press photos;
  • Organise specific promotional events such as press launches & media competitions;
  • Manage media campaigns to support the effective promotion of the Film Fellowship Project and its activities;
  • Represent the organisation at events, conferences, and other business development opportunities


  • Maximise sustainability through sponsorship, fundraising and PR activities;
  • Draft and submit proposals for funding for key project costs and institutional costs


  • Undergo any appropriate training as directed by the Operations Manager of Magamba Network;
  • Comply with in-house policy, systems and procedures of Magamba Network at all times;
  • Work as part of both Magamba Network team in contributing towards meeting the organisation’s objectives;
  • Manage any staff assigned to work for the project;
  • The above list is not exhaustive and any other duties may be included.

The person

  • BS degree in Film studies, Cinematography, Media, Film, Communication or related field;
  • Creative and artistic;
  • Proven work experience as a Project Officer;
  • Solid experience with film pre-production, shooting and post production including editing skills;
  • Good report writing and proposal writing skills;
  • Command of written and spoken English;
  • Good Computers skills;
  • Tech savvy and experience in social media management;
  • Excellent presentation; interpersonal skills; must have self-confidence;
  • Passionate about film

To apply

Interested candidates should forward a Cover Letter and CV with subject title Film Fellowship Project Officer to:

Deadline: 12 June 2020


Job Detail
  • Career LevelOfficer
  • QualificationDegree
  • Experience3-5 Years
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