Global Production Director

at Girl Effect
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted August 15, 2022
Category Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency KES


The Creative Production Director is a central role within Girl Effect’s Create team; a global network of experts in content development and production, digital products and platforms, and branding and visual design. The role provides critical operational support to the Head of Create and requires a broad production and project management skill set with knowledge and expertise of both traditional and digital media.

At a global level, the Creative Production Director partners with the Head of Create and Programme leads to optimise our products and their impact for girls. You will advise on production models and budgets, developing processes that inspire creative and resourceful thinking across Girl Effect and creating organisational blueprints for ways of working during creative development and production.

You will oversee resourcing and workflow for the Global Create team, ensuring the team are able to work at their best and with the right prioritisation and sequencing. The role is also responsible for building and expanding our network of creative partners, agencies and freelancers, supported by our Creative Networks lead.

At a local level, the Creative Production Director is a thought-partner and mentor for local teams to build processes and production models that facilitate the delivery of their creative products. You also work to facilitate communication and knowledge-sharing for creative teams across our geographies.

What you will do

  • Support Head of Create with department strategy and operations, including budgeting, resourcing, and planning. Oversee and track the Global Create budget
  • Maintain a macro content/product schedule to accurately reflect all creative production activity at Girl Effect
  • Communicate learnings and processes across the business to foster strong in-house production and commissioning knowledge within Girl Effect
  • Build an international network of creative and production industry-experts that provide capacity-building expertise for in-country teams
  • Partner with Procurement on sourcing and contracting processes for creative agencies, production partners and freelancers/consultants
  • Work with Finance and Programmes on budget reviews and reforecasts
  • Provide ballpark budgets and costs during Programme Design phases
  • Facilitate effective communication across geographies and back to the global Create team
  • Advise on local production schedules and budgets when required
  • Advise on capacity-building solutions for new ventures, product improvements or product innovations
  • Develop direct relationships with local in-house creatives where appropriate
  • Develop direct relationships with local creative/production companies where appropriate

Who you are

Essential Experience & Skills:

  • You have around 10-15 years’ production or creative project management experience at a media owner/publisher or creative agency
  • Experience of directly managing production partners, agencies and consultants to create quality creative work
  • Experience of working directly with Creatives in a range of disciplines, including but not limited to, creative directors, copywriters, scriptwriters, designers, illustrators, crew, creative producers, creative agencies.
  • Experience of scoping high-value creative projects and contracts of up to and over £250,000
  • Experience of complex matrix reporting and working in cross-functional teams
  • Multiplatform or integrated production experience
  • Knowledge and experience of working across all stages of a creative project (strategy and research, creative and/or editorial development, technical development and build, scoping, budgeting, pre-production, production, post-production, quality assurance, reconciliations, retrospectives, etc.)
  • Experience of maximising efficiency and effectiveness in creative and production processes
  • International experience and knowledge of behaviour change initiatives that deliver reach and impact is desirable
  • Nuanced cultural sensitivity is critical

Working Style:

  • Demonstrates an engaging and communicative working style, balancing humility and authority
  • Able to move fluidly between big picture, ‘helicopter view’ planning, to the detail of the minutiae of an individual project
  • Comfortable working in an environment where processes and systems need to be built ‘from scratch’. Able to confidently bring structure and order to new ways of working and new teams being established in the organisation.
  • Demonstrates energy, resilience, and passion for the work; takes a solutions-focused approach to overcome challenges
  • Exceptional communicator in person and in writing to influence, engage and persuade others at all levels of the business
  • Effective problem solver, identifies and ‘fixes’ the right things at the right time to create agility and avoid bureaucracy
  • Adaptable to situations and people; works to bring out the best in others and tailors own approach to achieve positive results
  • Respectful of and sensitive to multiple cultural contexts

What else you should know

As we continue to scale and grow – we are hugely ambitious for our future and we are looking for people who are driven to change the world for girls.

Our teams are a diverse mix across sectors (non-profit and commercial) and specialisms (from Brand and Creative through to Gender and Insight). You’ll learn and grow in an environment that will challenge you to think and work with a fresh perspective. In turn, you can expect to work somewhere where you will be stretched and developed in your role, a place where you can build your career and work with talented, engaged people committed to our cause.

Girl Effect is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

We are committed to building an organization that is increasingly representative of the communities that we serve. To this end, due regard will be paid to recruiting candidates with diverse professional, academic and cultural backgrounds.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all those we work with and for, especially children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment, uphold standards in our safeguarding policy and our code of conduct. In particular:

  • To take reasonable steps to prevent any harm caused by Girl Effect
  • To report any safeguarding concerns through the reporting pathways

This role is being recruited on 12 months fixed term contract basis.

This role is subject to a standard background disclosure.

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