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Photographers (Consultant Roster) - UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia

Kathmandu (Nepal)

UNICEF South Asia would like to engage the services of professional photographers who will be available at short notice to undertake projects including field visits for documenting UNICEF’s work and programmes. The overall objective is to set up a roster of pre-approved Photographers (consultants) with agreed, when-actually-engaged fees and terms of engagement. This will also help UNICEF ROSA and Country Offices in the region to contract their services to document UNICEF's activities in the field on an “as needed” basis, to share with stakeholders at the national, regional and global level, and to use as an advocacy tool.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

 

Purpose:

The overall objective is to set up a roster of pre-approved Photographers (consultants) with agreed, when-actually-engaged fees and terms of engagement. This will also help UNICEF ROSA and Country Offices in the region to contract their services to document UNICEF's activities in the field on an “as needed” basis, to share with stakeholders at the national, regional and global level, and to use as an advocacy tool.

Major Assignments/Tasks:

  • Capture high-resolution photographs documenting UNICEF and partner programmes activities;
  • Write concise, well edited captions for all images. Captions should be embedded in the images and shared separately as a word document as well. These captions should have specific details such as the location taken, name and age of the person(s), activity, and any other relevant information.

The consultant should:

  • Keep in mind culture, gender and other diverse sensitivities as per UNICEF guidelines. The photographs should be usable for diverse audiences and have universal appeal;
  • Ensure effective and efficient provision of services, full confidentiality in all aspects of the assignment, management of information flow and follow-up on deadlines and commitments made;
  • Ensure dignity of subjects, particularly in the context of children and vulnerable groups, including people living with or affected by HIV;
  • Ensure consent forms are signed by children and/or guardians as per UNICEF guidelines;
  • Conduct all work independently, in accordance with professional standards. This includes working from their own office and using their own hardware and software equipment.

Deliverable:

  • Provide edited photos in RAW and/or JPEG format as per the minimum specified per shoot. The size of the image should be usable for both print (large to small formats) and digital platforms.
  • Images should be embedded with captions;
  • Captions should also be submitted in a Word document;
  • Photos required urgently should be shared electronically with UNICEF;
  • All photos taken during a shoot should be delivered to UNICEF within one week of the shoot ending or as per agreement;
  • Consent forms signed by subjects, and guardians in the case of children as per UNICEF guidelines.

Working Condition:

Please see the link : https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/ANNEX_II_General_Terms_and_Conditions.pdf

Payment Terms:

  • Payment is linked to receipt and satisfactory acceptance of deliverables.
  • Travel will be covered by UNICEF as per UNICEF’s rules and regulations on consultants travel. More details on travel and travel entitlements will be discussed with the successful candidate.

Duration:

The duration will be determined on a need basis and a contract for the consultant will be raised for the period in which he/she is needed.

Work Relationship:

The Consultant will be supervised by the Regional Chief of Communication based in Kathmandu, Nepal. The consultant shall have regular interactions with the Regional Communication Chief and other communication staff at the various stages of this consultancy to assess the situation/assignment; agree on the process and clarify the deliverables; and track the progress. 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in communications, arts, media, visual art, photo journalism, or any relevant field and/or internationally recognized certificates in photography;
  • Minimum five years of progressive (preferably international) experience as a photographer;
  • Experience taking photographs for large, high profile media agencies, International Organisations, development projects;
  • Available and willingness to travel across the region;
  • Previous work experience and knowledge of development landscape in South Asia will be an asset;
  • Previous work experience with UNICEF and familiarity with UNICEF’s new branding strategy and guidelines is an asset;
  • Good interpersonal skills and flexible attitude;
  • Organizational and coordination skills;
  • Ability to work independently and to meet tight deadlines to deliver products on time;
  • Demonstrate a client-oriented approach, tact and ability to work with people of different cultural backgrounds;
  • Fluency in English required;
  • Professional work ethic, integrity, and initiative

Note: When applying please submit the following. Applications without the following information will not be entertained. 

  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV) and P11 Form
  2. A financial proposal indicating deliverable-based professional fee
  3. References
  4. Links to Work Samples produced within the last 3 years.

 

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

 

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-14

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