Audio Visual Technician - KDLT

  • Mid-level, Part-time staff position
  • Posted on 28 June 2019
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 28 July 2019
  • Current

Job Description

  • Set up and operate various fixed audio-visual and multimedia systems in a variety of locations, including multiple-microphone discussions/seminars, teleconferencing, multimedia presentations, and online web events.
  • Install and operate audio mixing consoles, audio distribution systems, sound reinforcement systems, digital and analog audio recorders, and digital video equipment.
  • Conduct digital audio editing and preparation of files for Internet streaming, as well as online conference management and technical facilitation as needed.
  • Produce a wide range of multi-media products including screencasts, audio recordings, video recordings, podcasts, and interactive online modules.
  • Provide technical support for online-only events including webinars, conferences, webcasts and meetings.
  • Work with in-person and remote presenters to ensure optimal connectivity and troubleshoot any issues.
  • Work with external vendors to integrate A/V equipment into existing public address (PA) systems for meetings and events.
  • Assist with identifying, troubleshooting, and resolving A/V equipment and connectivity issues.
  • Assist with maintaining a thorough inventory of A/V equipment and supplies, and monitoring the repair and replacement of non-working, damaged, and/or obsolete equipment.
  • Work collaboratively with a project team to design creative solutions for event capture and production of post-event products.
  • Train project staff as needed on operation of A/V equipment.
  • Contribute to the development of KDLT deliverables, including knowledge products and reporting requirements.
  • Embrace KDLT core values of collaboration, quality, mutual respect, and results in all work and engagement.

Qualifications:

  • Education – Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience – At least two years relevant work experience; three to five years preferred
  • Key Skills –
    • Experience with Adobe Connect, Articulate, Final Cut Pro, and iMovie
    • Experience working in international settings and in situations where Internet connectivity can be a challenge
    • Collaborative, creative, and team-oriented
    • Ability to lift, transport, and set-up audio/visual equipment.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, time-management, and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to troubleshoot on the spot during live events and maintain grace under pressure
    • Ability to operate complex A/V systems in a variety of different environments.
  • Preferred Skills and Experience
    • Interest and experience in applying technology for knowledge management and learning
    • Life and/or work experience in developing countries
    • Familiarity working with USAID or for an international development organization

About the Organization

QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.

QED’s part-time (50%) Audio Visual (AV) Technician will provide AV services, including in-person and online event production and multimedia product development. The position will be dedicated to USAID’s Feed the Future Knowledge, Data, Learning and Training (KDLT) project. The project’s objective is to improve the emerging USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security’s (RFS) capacity for and quality of knowledge-sharing, data management and analysis, organizational learning, and training in support of adaptive management of Feed the Future in alignment with the Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS). Activities through KDLT will provide RFS, Feed the Future Missions, interagency partners, and implementing partners with concrete support and tools to capture, share, and access knowledge that helps to improve the effectiveness of Feed the Future programs, leading to strengthen resilience, improved nutrition and reduced poverty in Feed the Future target countries.

The AV Technician for KDLT will work closely with the Digital Communication team members and other KDLT staff to ensure optimal integration across the learning spectrum. This position will report to the Digital Communications Lead.

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