DOX BOX is a Berlin-based support association for documentary filmmaking in the Arab World. Our programs focus on strengthening and empowering directors, producers and editors. This includes film editing residency, consultancies and online tutoring, film-pedagogic video production, research and publications, and major industry events management and meaningful networking activities.

Our mission is to support the emergence of a prosperous documentary film community while promoting the values and principles of justice, dignity, and human rights.

As a registered association in Berlin, DOX BOX is governed by German laws, and a general assembly of 15 international members, who is represented by a board of 3-4 co-chairs from the General Assembly. The operations run with six figure budget with funding thanks to German and International public grants and international philanthropies. The full- and part-time staff range from 4-8 employees depending on the implementation plan. Implementation takes place mainly in Germany, Europe and the Arab World.


Job Opportunity: Program Manager

About the Project

Peopleʼs Stories ‒ past and present is a multi-disciplinary program which targets the production of visual and audio contributions based on unearthed archive material from both private and public sources. The contributions aim to draw on local, regional and national stories and histories that adjust narratives from the South. This long-term collaborative and multi-disciplinary program takes shape across different formats and culminates in the production of knowledge through visual, performance, sound contributions.

The program will be executed across 3  countries (Germany, Senegal and Morocco).


Responsibilities & Duties

The Project Manager is responsible for planning and overseeing People’s Stories to ensure it is designed and implemented in line with the organisation’s vision, works towards the program’s aims; and is completed in a timely fashion and within budget. They are responsible for planning and designating project resources, preparing budgets, monitoring progress, and keeping stakeholders informed the entire way.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

    • – Research and Initiation: Research programme needs and initiate all steps necessary to ensure the successful execution of the programme
    • – Project Management and Delivery: To implement the program People’s Stories and all its activities internationally and locally through collaborations to meet all targets. 
    • – Event Management:  Plan, management, monitoring and evaluation of events, conferences, seminars, workshops, etc.
    • – Risk Management: To identify, assess, report and monitor progress in addressing risks to the achievement of project objectives
    • – Budget management: To manage project budgets to corporate standards and responsible for the procurement process of external suppliers and partners.
  • Drafting and implementing the budget of their program 
  • Contributing to the fundraising of their program
  • Monitoring all costs and /or income within the budget of the related processes.
  • – Evaluation & Reporting: To ensure that project outcomes and impacts are measured and reported according to the regulations of the project’s financiers
  • – Marketing and Communications: To ensure that projects are presented to a high standard and responding to the respective target audience in print (press, publications), digitally (websites, social media, TV, radio) and at events (conferences, workshops, meetings).
  • – Other administrative work: To manage administrative requirements relating to contracts, risk assessments, schedules, travel booking, accommodation, receptions, visual identity, official ceremonies and other aspects as required.

Profile of a successful candidate:

  • – Min of 5 years experience of international Project and Contract management in the arts, culture, creative industry or film world. 
  • – Experience in programming and delivering large scale projects, film festivals, convention, exhibitions and fairs. (desired)
  • – Strong  and international regional network in the art or film industry in Africa
  • – Capacities to financially manage and assist in fundraising for a comparable budget.
  • – Previous experiences in managing a supporting staff, service providers and freelancers.
  • – English and French language capacities are a must, Arabic is highly preferable. 
  • – Digital literacy (software, computer and office work).
  • – Flexible with the demanding nature of working hours 
  • – Ability to travel abroad, attend festivals and build relations and collaborations.

Please submit your application to or  by  May 10th 2021


All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.