Latest Job Vacancy at University Research Company (URC) for a Cartoonist/visual Artist and a Photo journalist in Nigeria 2013

University Research Company (URC) is an international organization dedicated to improving this quality of health care, social services and health education with headquarters in Bethesda Maryland USA. URC is
currently implementing a project called Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Nigeria mission. The program is designed to improve the well-being of vulnerable children and caregivers using quality improvement science methodology in Nigeria. URC ASSIST Nigeria office is currently soliciting for a talented and experienced Cartoon is visual Artist on a short-term basis to translate guidelines into cartoonist characters and develop a cartoon comic strip

Job Title: Cartoonist/visual Artist
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and draw cartoons that describes illustration on the written
quality improvement guidance
Develop easy to read guidance for orphans and vulnerable children
using cartoons
Develop personal ideas or read written material to develop ideas
from context
Discuss ideas with URC Chief of Party on cartoon sketches and
drawing and submit same for approval
Make changes and corrections as necessary and finish drawing
May develop and draw comic strips about URC work on the field

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
Minimum of University degree in fine art, technical drawing or any other relevant discipline An advanced degree or professional certification preferred and an added advance
At least a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in cartoon work
with experience in translating written guidance into cartoon
characters Professional course or diplomas
Understanding of how to draw cartoons to tell a story Ability to sketch or draw, and a good eye for design Good communications skills
Fluency in both written and oral English required Creativity, originality and imagination Skills

Job Title: Photo journalist
Responsibilities:
•             To take pictures that tell th story of orphans and vulnerable children
at our sites
Take photographs or film video segments of our site operations
Process and print negatives or film
Capture images in an authentic and ethical manner Write copy, captions or headlines to accompany photos Use image-editing software such as Photoshop to edit images using computer software
Prepare audio to accompany video segments
Pitch ideas and photographs to editorial staff
Travel to photo shoot locations
Edit photographs or video for publication specific to Internet

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

*             Minimum of university degree related to journalism, mass communication or any other related discipline. An advance degree, diploma or related to photojournalism will be an added advantage
•.            At least a ten (10) years’ professional experience in photo
journalism Strong in computer skills and understands how to use the relevant computer software
Fluency in both written and oral English required Willingness to travel within Nigeria

How To Apply: 
Interested candidates should send a copy of their Curriculum Vitae (CV) and suitability letter to the following email address: consultancyvacancies@urc-chs.com . Please indicate the position you are applying for on the subject line of the email. Note that URC will not provide travel allowance to attend an interview; candidates are expected to cover the cost of attending an interview in Abuja if short listed. CV should include daytime telephone number. email address, names and addresses of three referees with full contact details and daily consultancy expectations.

Closing date is September 4,2013. Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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