Freelance Video Editor

Job Description

The Freelance Video Editor will work under the direct supervision of the programme’s Regional Communications Officer, with overall supervision provided by the Senior Regional Programme Coordinator. The contract will run for 3 months with the possibility of extension. Payment will be at a fixed rate of KSH18,000 for each edited video that has been verified and approved by the Senior Regional Programme Coordinator


In liaison with staff on the EU-IOM Joint Initiative, the Freelance Video Editor will be required to edit videos produced by IOM country teams in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan – in the context of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative.

Key Outputs:
1. Edit and package 2-4 short videos per month in the required formats
2. Each video will need to be about 60 to 120 seconds
3. Improve and edit artworks, photos, animations, charts, maps and other graphic elements
4. Translation will not be included, but sub-titles will be needed
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical and behavioral competencies
Inclusion & respect for diversity
  • Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences

Delivering results

  • Produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner


  • Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgement in meeting day-to-day challenges

Integrity & transparency

  • Maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct


  • Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results

Managing & sharing knowledge

  • Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate


  • Takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own actions and delegated work


  • Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication


  • Works effectively in high-pressure, rapidly changing environments 
  • Maintains confidentiality and discretion in appropriate areas of work 
  • Communicates professionally and effectively with stakeholders and colleagues


1. Professional qualification and/or relevant work experience in related areas such as filming and editing, script writing, 3D motion/multimedia design, animation and illustration

2. At least three (3) years of proven experience working as a Video Editor
3. Ability to create/develop interactive content for digital/print platforms
4. Excellent working knowledge of video editing software such as the Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Final Cut Pro
5. Knowledge of other design and creative software (such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Lightroom) is an advantage
6. Comfortable in creating, articulating and applying creative strategies and ideas
7. Knowledgeable in the application of and compliance with organizational brand guidelines
Mode of Application:
Interested candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter indicating the Position, Title and Vacancy Number with three professional referees, and their contacts (both email and telephone) to International Organization for Migration (IOM), RO Human Resources Department, via e-mail:
CLOSING DATE: 5th July 2020
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.