A Glimmer of Hope Photo Journalist & Field Interviewer Jobs in Ethiopia

A Glimmer of Hope Photo Journalist & Field Interviewer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 222250

Category: Communications, PR and Journalism

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)


Job Description

A Glimmer of Hope (Glimmer) is a US based charitable organization with the mission of empowering rural Ethiopian communities to end the cycle of extreme poverty.

Glimmer is a nonprofit organization working to make a sustainable difference in the lives of rural Ethiopians through water, sanitation, health, education, Livelihoods, micro-irrigation and veterinary projects.

Glimmer was founded in Austin, Texas, USA in March of 2000. The Ethiopian country office (“Glimmer Ethiopia”) was founded in Addis Ababa in April 2000.

Glimmer fund the implementation of projects in Ethiopia through local NGO partners operating in four bigger regions of the country (Tigray, Amhara, Oromia and SNNPR). Since 2000, Glimmer has implemented over 10,000 projects in Ethiopia.

A Glimmer of Hope would like to hire a Photo Journalist & Field Interviewer for its country office, on competitive basis.

Hence, the country office hereby invites competent individuals who fit the requirement stated in the advert to apply. Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.


Under the joint guidance of the Senior Director, Development and Communications (Glimmer Austin) and Senior Director, Quality Control & Program Sustainability, the Photo Journalist & Field Interviewer is responsible for helping bring to light the impact to donors through collections of photographs, videos, interviews, and stories.

Core Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Understanding Glimmer’s work and helping bring to light the impact to donors through collections of photographs, videos, interviews, and stories.
  • Reporting to the U.S. and Addis offices to coordinate on priorities, scheduling visits to the field and collecting donor deliverables.
  • Keeping the library of photos, videos, interviews and stories updated with new materials that meet objectives of the U.S.-based donor relations team.
  • Communicating effectively with project officers and the leadership team in the Addis office on reporting priorities and deadlines, and schedule.
  • Building trust/relationships with the people in Glimmer’s program areas and identifying interviewees who can tell impactful stories of transformation.
  • Developing an effective system for following up with people to tell stories of impact over months/years.
  • Collecting information and creating impactful stories.
  • Developing new story leads
    in coordination with U.S. as well as the Addis office.
  • Keeping track of a calendar of deliverables and meeting deadlines consistently.
  • Translating and transcribing interviews into English.
  • Document and report on special events taking place in the office, with partner organizations and other stakeholders, as appropriate.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

    Directly Reports to

  • Senior Director, Quality Control & Program Sustainability

    Functionally Reports to

    Senior Director, Development and Communications (Glimmer Austin)

    Functionally Reports on


    Term of Employment:

    Fixed term (One year – renewable based on performance and availability of funds)

    Duty Station

    Addis Ababa, with frequent travel to remote project

    Job Requirements

    Specifications :

    Education : BA Degree in Journalism/Videography/Photography/English Language etc…

    Work Experience : At least 4 years in the area of videography, photography, communication etc…

    Required Skills & Attributes:

  • Photography & Videography: Skilled in operating a DSLR camera with an understanding of best practices for composition, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and manual/auto focus.
  • Computer & Editing Skills: Experience in managing storage and transfer of photo and video files and typing up notes; basic photo and video editing ability is a plus.
  • Writing: Fluent in written English. Experienced in compiling clear, detailed notes and crafting stories. Previous story publication a plus. Must be able to demonstrate writing ability with work samples.
  • Interviewing: Strong, gender-sensitive interviewing skills. Building trust, creating a connection with respect and asking the right questions to get a deeper understanding.
  • Fluent in spoken English; fluency in Amharic (Tigrinya and/or Oromo a plus).
  • Communication: Ability to ask questions, follow instructions, accept and incorporate feedback, and proactively suggest ideas and solutions. Ability to respond in a timely manner.
  • Organization: Ability to manage tasks, meet all deadlines and complete required assignments with the necessary materials

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants are invited to send their application to the Finance and Administration Department within 10 working days via: until September 20, 2019.

    E-mail: addis@glimmer.org


    P.o.Box: 1448 code 1110


    Submit in person to the Glimmer Office located at:

    Megenagna, behind Zefmesh or Marathon Motors, RAHEM Build, 5th floor

    Application Package:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • One-page summary of experience (positions held), qualification & Training;
  • Application cover page

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