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  • Title: Humanitarian Photographer and Documentary Storyteller
  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Work Type: Hybrid
  • Reports To: Head of Corporate Communications and Partnerships

The Humanitarian Photographer and Documentary Storyteller Manager plays a critical role as the chief architect of visual narratives, leveraging the power of photography, videography, and multimedia content to effectively communicate the impact of the organization’s educational initiatives. This multifaceted position is instrumental in shaping and sharing the stories of resilience, transformation, and hope within communities living in slums.

The ideal candidate is a high-energy, proactive go-getter who loves the challenge and is comfortable working in a multi-cultural corporate environment and supporting the organization’s story development processes across distributed teams.


  • As the Humanitarian Photographer and Documentary Storyteller Manager, you will be responsible for effectively conveying the organization’s mission, impact, and activities through compelling and engaging narratives.
  • Employ a keen eye and creative vision to capture emotive and powerful photographs that authentically depict the experiences and aspirations of children in slums.
  • Document pivotal moments during educational sessions, community gatherings, and transformative events.
  • Utilize advanced photo editing techniques to enhance and refine visual content, ensuring a consistent and impactful storytelling style.
  • Maintain an organized and accessible photo library for easy retrieval and utilization in various communication materials.
  • Conceptualize and produce short films that effectively convey the impact of Slum2School’s initiatives, highlighting success stories and the journey of our beneficiaries.
  • Develop visually compelling multimedia content, including infographics, slideshows, and presentations, to support fundraising campaigns, donor engagement, and awareness initiatives.
  • Drive engagement and awareness through the creation and management of captivating content across multiple social media platforms.
  • Monitor social media trends, analytics, and audience feedback to continually refine the organization’s content strategy.
  • Collaborate closely with program managers, educators, volunteers, and community members to gather authentic stories and insights for impactful storytelling.
  • Organize collaborative storytelling sessions to ensure diverse perspectives are represented.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with media outlets to secure coverage and increase awareness of Slum2School’s initiatives.
  • Create post-event visual narratives for internal and external distribution to commemorate achievements and milestones.
  • Ensure consistency in visual branding across all communication materials, maintaining alignment with Slum2School’s brand guidelines.
  • Thrive in situations that require quick thinking and creative problem-solving to capture spontaneous moments.
  • Effectively manage photography and videography equipment, ensuring all tools are well-maintained and in optimal working condition.
  • Collaborate with the administration to procure necessary resources for visual storytelling projects within budget constraints.



  • Managing the day-to-day activities of the team.
  • Collaborate with colleagues from different departments to brainstorm new communication ideas.
  • Collaborate with the media team to develop contents that effectively promote our campaigns, events, and initiatives across various channels, including social media, email marketing, and website.
  • Participate in meetings with the events and campaigns team to understand the themes and objectives of upcoming projects.
  • Ensure that contents align with the organization’s branding guidelines and contribute to maintaining a consistent and recognizable brand identity.
  • Communicate challenges, assistant needs, or logistical issues to the relevant stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Actively seek feedback, listen attentively, and incorporate stakeholder input into decision-making processes.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Photography, Multimedia, Communications, or in a related field is required. A higher degree such as a Master’s Arts or a relevant specialization is an added advantage.
  • 5+ years of professional experience driving content creation initiatives at a managerial or supervisory level.
  • Membership of a recognized professional body is an added advantage.
  • Proven record of public relations or social media engagement in a for-profit or nonprofit organization.
  • Proven experience in photography, videography and storytelling, with a strong portfolio.
  • Proven experience in storytelling for compelling message delivery.
  • Proficiency in photo and video editing software (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite) is a plus.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and digital marketing.
  • Experience with Canva, Adobe, Google Suite, and WordPress is a plus.



  • Proficiency in social media management and digital communication tools.
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills, with the ability to generate innovative ideas to promote the organization’s mission.
  • Passion for social change and commitment to Slum2School Africa’s mission.
  • Ability to tailor communication to different audiences, including donors, volunteers, partners, and the general public.
  • Strong storytelling skills to connect emotionally with supporters and stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills to build and maintain relationships with media outlets, influencers, and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; highly organized with concern for detail and a commitment to rigor.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to manage tasks, and projects simultaneously.
  • Professionalism, empathy, and the ability to work as part of a team, maintain a sense of humor, and interact with a diverse array of people from all walks of life.



  • Number of impactful photographs captured.
  • Timeliness in producing and editing multimedia content for major events and campaigns.
  • Quantity and quality of authentic stories collected from community members, measured through interviews, testimonials, and participatory approaches.
  • Timeliness and completeness of post-event visual narratives created for internal and external distribution.
  • Impact of stories in public perception and engagement due to the content.
  • Number of innovative storytelling strategies.
  • Maintenance and optimal working condition of photography and videography equipment.