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 Zambia Partnerships and Funding Manager

  • Days: 4 days per week.
  • Start date: As soon as possible.
  • Contract length: Until 31st December 2022, with the possibility of an extension. 
  • Location: Lusaka, Zambia, with some travel in country and region as required. NB MAF does not have an office in Zambia, the candidate must have the ability to work from home.
  • Reporting to: Head of Programmes.

About Medical Aid Films  

Medical Aid Films (MAF) is an award-winning UK-based non-profit that brings together world-class health and medical expertise with creative film makers from around the world, developing innovative media to transform health and well-being in low-income countries. Utilising new technologies and innovative media platforms, we use film and animation to cut through low levels of literacy, provide clear and engaging content that is medically accurate and culturally appropriate, and provide a cost-effective, sustainable and scalable way to empower health workers and communities with the skills and knowledge they need to save lives.

About the role  

MAF has been producing and screening films in Zambia since 2015, starting with a project partnering with the Zambian Ministry of Health DHMT in Serenje to run a rural community film outreach project that screens MCH educational films each month, and is currently operating the SCREEN project, which is a three-year programme creating and disseminating health films geared to rural adolescent youth throughout Zambia.

We are bringing on an individual to lead on partnership development and fundraising for the next phase of our work in Zambia and the region. It is expected that this position will lay the foundation from which MAF will build an expanded presence in Zambia and the region.

Partnership Development and Support [45%]

  • Maintain and build strong and enduring relationships with partner organisations, government officials, and the media.
  • Identify and develop new partnerships for MAF’s current and emerging work, such as for screening films and new project partners.
  • Assist partners with integrating SCREEN content into existing educational and/or outreach programmes.
  • Oversee partner operations to ensure agreed activities are implemented on-time and with the expected quality, requiring regular field visits and research activities.

Fundraising [45%]

  • Working with the MAF Global Partnership and Funding Manager and the Head of Programmes to identify funding opportunities and develop proposals to fund existing work and new projects within Zambia and the region.
  • Build a network of funders within Zambia and the region to identify grant opportunities for MAF’s project pipeline.
  • Represent the organisation externally and develop networks with other organisations delivering health interventions in Zambia.

SCREEN Project Management [10%]

  • Provide oversight to the SCREEN project under the guidance of the Head of Programmes.

In addition to the areas listed above, you will be required to keep Salesforce up to date with relevant contacts and opportunities.

Person Specification

Essential skills and experience

  • Demonstrated experience of building partnerships in Zambia and the region.
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying funding opportunities and securing grants in Zambia and the region.
  • Experience of and sensitivity to communicating with multicultural and diverse audiences (including international, national and local NGOs, rural communities, health workers, Ministry of Health staff).
  • Experience of planning, running, and facilitating effective meetings and workshops.
  • Experience of monitoring budgets, local partners’ activities and supporting financial and narrative donor reporting.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within Zambia and work irregular hours on occasions.
  • Effective workload management skills and ability to use initiative to solve problems.
  • Excellent spoken and written English.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills and self-awareness.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office.

Desirable

  • Experience of working in health communications.
  • Experience of being managed remotely.
  • Understanding of MEL and experience of implementing MEL/working with MEL colleagues to implement MEL as part of project management.
  • Experience of using Salesforce.

How to Apply 

Please apply with CV and a cover letter (no more than 1 page) highlighting why you think you’d be suitable for the role and why you want to work with us to steven@medicalaidfilms.org.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

MAF will not sponsor work visas for this role.

At Medical Aid films, we are committed to a recruitment process which is as fair and inclusive as possible. We want every member of the team, including our volunteers to feel they can be their authentic self at work, with individual differences and perspectives being both valued and celebrated.

We are committed to inclusivity, diversity and equality and offer equal opportunities to all applicants regardless of age, colour disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or anything else that makes the applicant unique!


Production and Operations Assistant

  • Role: Production and Operations Assistant 
  • Days: 3-4 days per week, can be flexible with hours  
  • Start date: ASAP 
  • Contract length: Permanent, minimum commitment 1 year  
  • Location: Hybrid working – you have the option to work from our London office full time or remotely,  with a couple of days a month in the office.  
  • Reporting to: Head of Production & Operations 

About Medical Aid Films  

Medical Aid Films (MAF) is an award winning, international non-for-profit organisation, who create  quality media and communication that helps disadvantaged communities and health workers enhance health and wellbeing.  

About the role  

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is looking to gain experience in the areas of production (live action and animation), operations and Partner account management in the non-for  profit sector. It could also be an opportunity for an individual who has experience but is looking for a  role that provides them greater flexibility with their working hours.  

Working in a small team with big reach you will have the opportunity to get involved across all areas  of the company from creative to monitoring, evaluation and learning to digital to fundraising.  

Your core responsibilities will be: 

1. To provide day-to-day support to the Head of Operations and Production to ensure smooth and successful running of production projects. This will include but is not limited to:

  • assistance in setting up shoots globally
  • sourcing & booking translators & voice overs 
  • sourcing & growing our supplier database 
  • o booking travel 
  • required production paperwork 
  • keep internal & client gantt charts up to date 
  • scheduling reviews of films 
  • keep internal trackers up to date with information 
  • join client calls, take notes, assist in actions as required  
  • keep suppliers up to date with changes in schedule  
  • update salesforce with project information 
  • copyright clearance 
  • ensure all assets are logged and stored 
  • Production and operation finance support 
  • obtain quotes  
  • raise purchase orders on XERO 
  • keep cost managers up to date

2. Take ownership of our supplier database and increase our list of trusted suppliers around the  globe

3. Assist in onboarding and offboarding staff and freelancers

4. Provide annual leave/sickness cover for Digital Communications (training will be given)

5. To provide day to day admin support to the wider team 

6. Assist in MAF becoming a more efficient and effective organisation, by driving forward  process and consistency across the charity 

7. Take ownership of MAF’s licencing, ensuring best value for money and use of licences

8. Work through MAF’s film assets to ensure all information is stored on our cloud storage  system

9. Support MAF 15-year celebrations 

If you are an individual who has a creative flair, there is also the opportunity to get involved in script  writing, working on storyboards, editing.  

About you  

  • At least 1 year in an administration, production or account services support role
  •  Willing to commit to a year with the charity 
  • A positive, can-do attitude 
  • You are process driven, highly organised with excellent attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn and contribute to areas of the organisation outside of your job role
  • Self-motivated and disciplined 
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication abilities 
  • Good interpersonal skills 

Nice to haves but not essential  

  • Experience in non-for-profit/NGO/charity and/or medical sector 
  • Background of working on short films and animations 
  • Experience of using Salesforce and XERO 

Apply  

If you think you’re right for the job, please send your CV and a cover letter highlighting why you  think you’d be suitable for the role to melody@medicalaidfilms.org 

This application process will remain open until we find the right candidate  

At Medical Aid films, we are committed to a recruitment process which is as fair and inclusive as  possible. We want every member of the team, including our volunteers, to feel they can be their  authentic self at work, with individual differences and perspectives being both valued and celebrated. 

We are committed to inclusivity, diversity and equality and offer equal opportunities to all applicants  regardless of age, colour disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion or belief, sex or  sexual orientation, or anything else that makes the applicant unique! 

MAF can only reply to those who are successful. We thank you for your understanding. 

By submitting your CV, you are consenting for MAF to keep your CV on file for future positions which  may be suitable. If you do not want us to keep your CV on file, please email  info@medicalaidfilms.org


Volunteers and Interns

We are always on the lookout for passionate and motivated individuals to help us create positive change through film. If this sounds like you, please send a cover letter and CV to info@medicalaidfilms.org and one of our team will get back to you shortly.

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