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Multimedia Officer – Mogadishu, Somalia

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Somalia BUILD Project

Job Title: Multimedia Officer

Position Location: BUILD Project, Mogadishu, Somalia


Creative Associates International Inc. is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Washington, DC, the firm has a field presence in 20 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike. 

PLEASE NOTE:  This position is located in Mogadishu, Somalia. The successful applicant must be a Somalia national and have the right to work in Somalia. No relocation or similar expenses will be paid by Creative Associates.


The Bringing Unity, Integrity and Legitimacy to Democracy (BUILD) project aims to support electoral and political processes in Somalia by fostering increased citizen participation; building the capacity of civil society, election management bodies (EMBs), and other relevant government and non-government bodies to pave the way for one person, one vote elections in Somalia; and supporting the development of issue-based and viable political parties.

Position Start Date:



The Multimedia Officer – will be responsible for the coordination and development of high-impact social media contents including graphics, videos and other multimedia formats that effectively informs and engages external audiences and promote the Resource Center activities/initiatives. He/she will collect and analyze social media metrics to gauge reach, engagement and other performance measures for social media posts, accounts and campaigns, helping to inform results-based decision making and drive the effective use of resources. The Multimedia Officer will provide media coverage and production for the resource center events/initiative and will closely work with BUILD project team.


The Multimedia Officer, reports to the Deputy Chief of Party


The Multimedia Officer he/she will have overall responsibility to ensure the technical quality of the Resource Center productions, the smooth running of the studio and will provide technical advice in relation to audio/video production and dissemination. 

The Post-holder will:

  • Responsible for the process of recording audio/video content of Resource Center events and activities and dissemination in the electronic platforms;
  • Prepare the studio and kit for productions by undertaking lighting, chroma key and autocue system set up and other related activities.
  • Edit audio and video for a range of productions including, features, messages, talking heads, interviews, multi-camera studio programmes, and promos using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
  • Prepare audio/video material and distribute via the Resource Center website, intranet and to other social media platforms in the formats required.
  • Serve as photographer/videographer for various events as needed including but not limited to the Resource Center as well as the BUILD direct implemented activities.
  • Provide livestreaming and media coverage for the Resource Center events and initiatives.
  • Provide capacity building to the CSOs and political parties to improve their media presence and outreach in social media platforms.
  • Keep audio/visual kit in good order, keep up-to-date records, ensure studio and editing facilities are clean and organized, materials are labelled and filed, and ensure the smooth operations of the studio 
  • Any other duty assigned by the supervisor.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in media relations, public relations, photography, video production and editing.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Degree in Journalism, Communications, Multimedia, Marketing or any other relevant subject.
  • Experience in delivering cross cutting-edge multimedia content and stories for use on social media and related electronic platforms.
  • Sophisticated understanding of multimedia content, including how it can best be produced, edited, published and shared on websites and on social media.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas as well as transfer knowledge and skills.
  • Experience producing and interpreting web or social media analytics to inform strategies and work plans.
  • Excellent command of English and Somali (written, oral, comprehension) and highly developed writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office essential; Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe Premiere Pro an asset).

Role Profile

They ideal candidate is proficient in video and photography editing and production. He/she is well networked in the industry and has the ability to curate and pitch high-quality stories to various mediums.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Experience working in Somalia on similar projects;
  • Strong social media skills (eg using websites/Facebook/Twitter/blogs)
  • Proven skills in communication, networking, negotiation, and ability to relate to different audiences. Understanding of USAID branding and marking guidelines will be an added advantage.

This position description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position.  This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of the position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed appropriate and necessary.

How to apply:

Application Instructions:

Send electronic submissions of updated resumes & cover letter to recruitment@som-build.com before 5 PM  Tuesday September 15, 2020 Please include the Job Title in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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