Job Description

Position: Project Assistant
Location: Adamawa State, Nigeria
Project Duration: 1 month


Project Information:

Photovoice Research as part of the study on Vulnerabilities to Changes in the Water Systems of Fragile and Conflict-affected Communities in Adamawa State


Using the photovoice methodology, the project will aim to provide in-depth understanding of the vulnerabilities of water systems in fragile and conflict-affected communities (FCACs) in Adamawa State with a particular focus on gender (men, women and youth with intersections of age, education, livelihood types, etc) disparities. The methodology will also explore the unique challenges faced by refugees and IDPs, identify gender-sensitive interventions to enhance the resilience of water infrastructure and services in fragile contexts, with consideration for the displaced populations. It will offer recommendations for programming that address gender-specific challenges in water systems, and outline livelihood options in FCACs. The photovoice approach will enable us to hear the voices of affected communities and individuals that often go unheard in the context of humanitarian intervention. Using the photovoice methodology presents an opportunity to empower community members to express their experiences, perspectives, and needs through visual storytelling. This project aims to bridge the gap between the narratives of their lived experiences and actionable interventions, fostering a participatory approach to research.


Role Overview:

The Project Assistant will play a crucial role in supporting the implementation of a photovoice project aimed at empowering rural communities in Adamawa State. This project focuses on amplifying community voices through visual storytelling and participatory photography. The Project Assistant will work closely with the project team, community members, and local stakeholders to ensure effective communication, coordination, and successful project execution.



  1. Strategic Communications:
    • Collaborate with project team to develop and execute culturally sensitive and context-relevant communication concept and strategies tailored to community values and ethical considerations.
    • Support project team to understand target communities’ cultural norms nuances and values, communication patterns, and potential challenges that might affect the photovoice project.
  • Engage with community members to collect stories, testimonials, and visual content for communication materials.
  1. Capacity Building:
    • Support project team to conduct training sessions for community members on photovoice techniques and ethical storytelling.
    • Empower participants to advocate for change through visual narratives.
  2. Local Support and Coordination:
    • Establish strong relationships with community leaders, local organisations, and project communities.
    • Support project team to organise community meetings, workshops, and photovoice sessions.
    • Provide logistical support as needed for project activities.
  3. Photovoice Facilitation:
    • Guide participants through the photovoice process, ensuring their voices are heard.
    • Support project team to curate and organise photo exhibitions and community presentations.
    • Collaborate closely with the research team to analyse and interpret the visual data, curating the synthesised visual information into concise and logical photovoice story infographics – based on specific themes agreed upon with the research team.
  4. Data Collection and Documentation:
    • Collect and organise data related to project activities, community engagement, and impact.
    • Maintain accurate records, including participant consent forms and photo captions.
    • Support project team to prepare reports and summaries highlighting findings, key insights, and actionable recommendations derived from the photovoice research.
    • for project monitoring and evaluation.
  5. Community Engagement:
    • Foster a sense of ownership and active participation among community members.
    • Address any challenges or concerns raised by participants during the project.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., communication, social sciences, development studies).
  • Experience working on community-based projects, preferably in rural settings. Previous experience of working in fragile and conflict-affected communities is an advantage.
  • Good understanding of ethical considerations surrounding research involving vulnerable populations, particularly in visual data collection.
  • Adaptability and cultural sensitivity in communication strategies within various cultural contexts.
  • Sound facilitation skills to effectively engage and train community members from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Proficiency in English and local languages spoken in Adamawa State.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Familiarity with participatory approaches, photovoice, and visual storytelling.


Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit their CV, cover letter, and relevant portfolio (if available) to by Friday 29 March 2024.

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