Jobs at University Research Company (URC)

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
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.



  • 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


    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 10 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified



  • 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

    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 10 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified