Closing Date : 2020-01-19
Duty Station : Kampala, Uganda
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Organization: CBM
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 19 Jan 2020

CBM is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world. We are looking forward to engaging a:

Field Photojournalist & Storyteller (m/f/d) - Uganda/East Africa

Main objective of the role:

The CBM Field Communication team is looking forward to engaging a Field Photojournalist & Storyteller to ensure accountable collection of high-quality client and partner stories, photographs, film footage and content for new media in Uganda and East Africa.

We are looking for someone who will

Write compelling, comprehensive and truthful reports in English (human interest stories) and take high quality and compelling pictures according to agreed deliverables/timelines

Liaise with CBM Field Communication Manager regarding resource collection, give regular reports about status, planned activities, and roadblocks of work to the line manager

Engage and oversee local videography support and organize all related logistics

Organize field visits and other duty travels well ahead of time, liaise with CBM partners regarding the pre-identification of clients, re transport, availability of field staff - and organize own travel logistics

To provide material for social media (short stories/pictures/video clips)

To sort pictures made with relevant description (correct IPTC) and upload them together with stories to CBM Online Media Archive.

To accompany resource trips of CBM staff as writer or photographer

Support full and proper accountability of all expenses

We are looking for someone who has

A related photojournalism degree or equivalent diploma/education level and/or proven know-how in photojournalism theory with at least 2 years experience

Profound skills in photography, journalism, and storytelling

Developed his own portfolio would be advantageous

Ability to write compelling human interest stories in English

Exposure to topics such as news reporting, picture story, visual editing, magazine design, visual communication, news design and practical experience with electronic photojournalism

Knowledge about video production and ability to take high quality videos is a plus

Good understanding of development work

Demonstrated ability to meet the required extensive travel and logistic demands

Experience with working and/or traveling in occasionally insecure areas and following strict safety & security protocols

Passion and commitment to the cause of helping people who are struggling to survive poverty and disability

Result-driven approach in a remote working environment

Profound cross-cultural communication and strong relationship building skills

Proficiency in English and in at least one local language

Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere; Adobe Bridge

Driving license

How to apply:

The future job holder will adhere to CBM s values and commits to CBM s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy.

CBM encourages persons with disabilities to apply for this position. For further information about CBM s inclusion policy, please visit our Resources & Publicationssection at If you feel that this role would be a good opportunity, we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV and cover letter in English, a selection of 3 published reports + 5 best of pictures (low resolution) representing your previous work by using the available on-linequestionairre in the respective fields of our application platform here:

Application deadline: January 19, 2020.

This position is a 2 year Fixed Term Contract to be based in Kampala, Uganda, under local employment conditions and/or subject to the international scope of national labour and immigration laws in the respective country.

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