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Opportunity - Film Editor, Humanitarian & Global Health Organizations at the Nexus of Planetary Health and Climate Change-Related Extreme Weather Events

Opportunity - Film Editor, Humanitarian & Global Health Organizations at the Nexus of Planetary Health and Climate Change-Related Extreme Weather Events


Published on June 2, 2021


The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada, held a workshop on Humanitarian & Global Health Organizations at the Nexus of Planetary Health and Climate Change–Related Extreme Weather Events: The Case of Bangladesh on Jan 20–21, 2021. It united medical humanitarian and planetary health practitioners and academics with skills and experience across disciplines and sectors working at the intersection of climate, environment, and health from North America, Europe, and South Asia. Its purpose was to identify common concerns and solutions and to exchange knowledge, tools, and methodologies with respect to the health and humanitarian concerns exacerbated by climate change, with Bangladesh as a case study.

Hours and Rate

  • Work will be completed till the completion of the film, approx. 15-20 hours in a span of one month (June-July)
  • $20/hour

Duration of Position

The project is expected to be completed in one month.

Areas of responsibility and tasks

Edit Film (under the guidance of academic fellow and staff):

  • Using raw footage, including minor new footage and previously developed drafts, complete edit of film to meet the team’s specifications
  • Re-arrange and assemble clips
  • Insert smooth transitions and cuts
  • Improve sound quality of clips
  • Add graphics and subtitles (as advised and guided by the team)
  • Ensure smooth assembly of all clips and graphics
  • Add background music to fit the purpose of the film
  • Ensure inclusion of credit for music and images used
  • Ensure video quality of film is maintained
  • Use re-editable formats for revisions and changes

Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in film studies or related field.
  • Core requirements: Access to computer with video editing software such as Adobe Premiere and After Affects
  • Preferred qualifications: Experience editing professional films, especially for research and educational purposes


  • Excellent communication skills: professional email/phone correspondence, presentation proficiency
  • Experience working with people from a variety of backgrounds/cultures
  • Excellent computer skills (word processing, email, shared folders)
  • Demonstrates an eagerness to learn and take initiative
  • Interested in developing film and content for humanitarian applications
  • Demonstrates organizational and time management skills
  • Must be currently eligible to work in Canada (we are not able to assist with obtaining work permits, etc.)

Working Conditions

Currently, the Institute is closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, and all staff are working from home. Remote office hours are standard working hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST). Regular contact will be via email, instant messaging (e.g., Teams), and tele- and internet conferencing (e.g., Zoom).


The position is hierarchically and functionally accountable to the supervisor, Carol Devine – Community Fellow at the Dahdaleh Institute with additional Technical supervision from Nayeem Munier – Admin and Project Manager at the Dahdaleh Institute.

Application Details

To apply, please submit résumé and cover letter by July 21, 2021, including examples of past projects, via Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

For more information, please contact with attention to Carol Devine.


Global Health & Humanitarianism



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Carol Devine, Community Scholar, Health, Environment & Climate Change Active
Byomkesh Talukder, Research Fellow, Planetary Health Alum
Nayeem Munier, Administrative, Digital Systems and Communications Assistant, Humanitarian Water Engineering Project Manager Alum

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