Job Opportunity: Join Science for Africa Foundation (SFA) as a Digital and Multimedia Assistant, Apply Now!!

Science for Africa is looking for a digital and Multimedia Assistant, Apply Below.

Deadline: Friday, January 5, 2024

About Science for Africa Foundation (SFA Foundation)

The Science for Africa Foundation (SFA Foundation) is a non-profit, public charity organisation that supports strengthens and promotes science innovation in Africa. The goal of the SFA Foundation is to address the continent’s most pressing developmental needs by generating scientific knowledge that solves problems and informs decision-making.

We serve the African research ecosystem by funding excellent research and innovation ideas; enabling interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, building and reinforcing environments that are conducive for scientists to thrive and producing quality research that generates new, locally relevant knowledge.

The SFA Foundation takes a holistic approach to the development of science. Our programmatic initiatives are crafted to cater to the entire science ecosystem and span across the value chain from early discovery sciences to translation sciences and target cross-cutting gaps.

Our commitment to strengthening the entire research ecosystem is reflected in the creation of major science and innovation programmes implemented through a well-established grant-making scheme, advocacy, and promotion of scientific excellence, emphasis on intra-Africa collaboration and evidence-based policymaking mechanisms.

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Position TitleDigital and Multimedia Assistant 
Reporting ToDigital Communication Specialist 
Position LocationNairobi, Kenya


The SFA Foundation Corporate & Science Communication Department seeks a skilled and creative Digital and Multimedia Assistant to join the Corporate and Science Communication department. The successful candidate will be responsible for producing high-quality multimedia content, including short and long-form videos, social-first shorts and graphic design assets (static and motion graphics) that inform and engage our target audiences. The ideal candidate needs to be extremely tech-savvy and have a strong track record of producing visually compelling and engaging multi-platform content. In addition, we are looking for someone who is not intimidated by complexity yet possesses the sophistication and creativity to translate knowledge into compelling narratives that captivate existing and new audiences.  


Graphic Design 

  • Collaborate, brainstorm, and strategise with communication and wider organisational teams on the production of a wide range of print and digital communication products such as of web pages, PowerPoint presentations, brochures, banners, newsletters, social media graphics etc. 
  • Translation of organisational, departmental, and programmatic briefs into compelling visual assets, ensuring brand alignment and message pull-through. 
  • Design and production of corporate-branded materials including world-class communication templates e.g. business cards 

Video Production and Photography 

  • Support the delivery of a range of video projects at varying levels of complexity for both internal and external distribution. 
  • Support the management of external vendors and key stakeholders to carry out multimedia projects through each phase of the production and post-production processes, including planning/logistics, scripting, production, editing deliver and eventual publishing. 
  • Conduct photography in-house and externally as required. 
  • Support digital asset management on cloud services and physical locations i.e. logging, archival, and retrieval of multimedia assets. 
  • Maintain an accurate and up-to-date register of in-house multimedia equipment, as well as maintenance. 

Website and Intranet Administration 

  • Proactively support the management of the SFA Foundation website including proposing measures that drive online, deliver excellent user experience, and drive engagement.  
  • Help manage content on the intranet. 
  • Support the management of third parties contracted for the SFA Foundation website, intranet, and other digital products.  
  • Support the identification of new opportunities arising in the digital space that will add value to SFA Foundation brand and keeping up with the dynamic trends and benchmarks in the digital landscape through continuous research and training. 
  • In collaboration with the ICT department, ensure the smooth running of all department owned digital platforms and dependencies. 

Social Media Management 

  • Support the management of the SFA Foundation’s social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Flickr, Facebook, and YouTube). 
  • Support the implementation of the social media strategy. 
  • Produce high quality social-first multimedia content for all channels. 
  • Support the development and execution of digital marketing campaigns across owned and paid media. Includes search engine marketing, search engine optimisation, social media marketing and e-mail marketing. 

Internal Communications Support and Analytics Reporting 

  • Support the management of content on the organisational digital signage unit. 
  • Support analytics data reporting for all departmental-owned digital properties. Applicants need to be conversant with native analytics tools for popular social media and video publishing platforms.  
  • Support the Human Resources department in producing staff engagement content. 
  • Perform administrative tasks as needed including regularly updating multimedia project trackers, creating multimedia best practices documents, scheduling meetings/shoots etc. 
  • Any other duties assigned by direct and dotted line reports


Required Competencies and Experience 

  • 3+ years of experience in video and multimedia production and editing, with a proven track record of producing high-quality, engaging content across multiple platforms. Please submit an up-to-date portfolio alongside your application. 
  • Overall technical competency (computer hardware and software) and a basic understanding of web development and the digital product development lifecycle. Familiarity with content management systems is an added advantage. 
  • Strong proficiency in multimedia production software and tools, including Adobe Creative Suite and other popular multimedia authoring tools. 
  • Excellent proficiency with videography and photography equipment. This includes but is not limited to DSLRs, drones, audio, external recorders, handheld gimbals, and lighting equipment. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of video and graphic design principles and the ability to execute creative concepts with a high degree of visual polish and impact.  
  • Extensive and up-to-date knowledge of social media channels and digital marketing trends, and the ability to optimize multimedia content for distribution across multiple channels. 
  • Exceptional project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and deliver on time.  
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment and communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.  
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills; demonstrated writing skills with careful attention to detail. 

We acknowledge that you may not have all the attributes listed above. Our ideal candidate is one who can demonstrate a keen interest in self-improvement and a willingness to learn. On our part, we provide a collegial working environment that will expose you to the unique world of storytelling in science communication, as well as access to the latest cutting-edge tools and platforms in multimedia production. 

Education Qualifications 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment i.e., journalism, multimedia studies, science communication or a related field is required. All degrees must have been awarded by appropriately accredited institutions. 
  • A deep understanding of digital and multimedia tools and processes is an added advantage. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders to implement organisational objectives is desirable. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, works collaboratively to achieve organisational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise is desirable. 

Should you meet the competencies above, please submit a cover letter and a current Curriculum Vitae not exceeding 5 pages including three professional referees to [email protected]

The cover letter should be no more than two pages long and explain why you are interested in this post and how your skills and experience make you a good fit. The documents should be saved in MS Word or PDF in the following format: Your First Name-Your Last Name-Document Name-Date (mmyy) e.g., DeusWan-CV-092022-SFA
Foundation or Deus-Wan-CoverLetter-092022-SFA Foundation


SFA Foundation has a commitment to safeguarding people and our environment, and this forms part of our background checks.

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