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Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is recruiting for Full time Photographer

Job Description

Conflict and differences are inevitable. Violence is not. We partner with people around the world to ignite shared solutions to destructive conflicts. We work at all levels of society to build sustainable peace through three main avenues: Dialogue+, Media+, and Community+.

Job Title: Photographer

About the project

Search is implementing the Advancing Religious Tolerance (ART. 38) project which aims to strengthen engagement between key stakeholders to advance conversations and responses on Religious Freedom or Belief (FORB) as a powerful force for interfaith understanding and peace to promote tolerance and address interfaith conflict by working with religious communities to collaborate in developing initiatives that curbs violent narratives tied to religious conflict in Nigeria through positive public messages of religious pluralism and respect of human rights.

Background of Assignment

In line with Objective 2.3 of the Advancing Religious Tolerance (ART.38) Project - Media Peaceful Religious Narrative – that will contribute towards the development of a media campaign utilizing messaging that promotes interfaith cooperation, coexistence and countering violent rhetoric. Peace messages recorded in video formats as well as photos will be developed with the goal of adding to content of media peace campaigns, and will be disseminated across Search’s media platforms. 

Job Description

  • We are looking for a Photographer whose overall objective is to produce a photo catalogue and 5-minute video documentary of the ART.38 Project activities as well as the project beneficiaries.

Specific Tasks

In close collaboration with the SFCG team:

  • Produce a photo brief, to also include a plan and sequence to produce a photo catalogue.
  • Executing the entire production process including ensuring that the proper tools, equipment and systems are utilized including concept development, photography equipment (filming, sound, lighting, staging etc), post-photography editing, effects, captions, etc.)
  • Capture and produce HD Quality Actions Photos of beneficiaries and participants, with all narratives or captions of the photos included.
  • Visit the actual locations of the subjects and prime project activities in Abuja, Kogi, Gombe, Bauchi, and Kaduna States Nigeria, to conduct one-on-one interviews, to obtain excerpts for interviews, photos and other visual resources
  • Determine what will be an ideal location, backdrop, environment to shoot footages for picture output.
  • Share a pre/post-production footage for comments and feedback from the Search team and possibly the subjects in the source materials themselves.
  • Produce a series of High Definition (HD) photos into a catalogue detailing the key outcomes from the ART.38.
  • Project including project activities across Northern Nigeria States, context resources, success stories/stories of change, as well as relevant portrayals of the personal lives and motivations of beneficiaries, which will eventually feed into a mini-documentary.
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements


  • Over 5 years of relevant professional experience in videography or photography
  • Experience working with INGO or NGO is a plus.

Method of Application

Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

Application Criteria

  • Updated resume
  • Suitability statement (this statement should include the list of equipments to be used for this type of work, list of languages spoken and the area of residence )
  • 2 reference letters from organizations who can verify the quality of the consultant’s work.
  • A sample of previous work done
  • A portfolio listing previous work done
  • Proposed budget (this should include a breakdown of logistics expenses).

Submitted offers will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and selection made according to the following criteria:

  • Excellent experience with both the content/subject-matter area
  • Consultant's availability and ability to provide the service on time.
  • Proven experience and deep knowledge of the INGO or NGO work.

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About Search for Common Ground (SFCG)
Search for Common Ground (or SFCG) is an international non-profit organization operating in 34 countries whose mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflict away from adversarial approaches toward cooperative solutions. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with the majority of its 600 employees based in field offices around the world including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. To date, SFCG has created independent radio programming, developed a ...
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Job Summary
March 6, 2020
Offer Type
Full time
Minimum of 5years
Abuja Federal Capital Territory
March 10, 2020
Media / Art / Entertainment /Advertising/ PR / Marketing
NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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