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Roster for National Photographer, SSA/WAE, Dhaka

Dhaka (Bangladesh)

  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-30

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WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


These jobs are found in Country Offices (COs) Dhaka. Job holders operate with minimal supervision, and are heavily involved in day–to-day activities, analytical work and provide advice on less complex issues.

These roles report to the International Coomunications Officer, to ensure that the communications activities serve WFP needs in the country of assignment, taking into consideration the overall regional communications plan and WFP's corporate communications goals.


To produce photographs to raise awareness of WFP activities in Bangladesh. The consultant (referred to here as ‘the Contractor’) will be responsible for delivering photos, videos and multimedia contents to be used for internal as well as external communication purposes. The images will be distributed with WFP news releases, published and posted on the internet and other media channels.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The Contractor shall create the following;


  • Produce photographs assignment as conveyed by the Communications Officer.

  • The photos must be taken on professional digital equipment in high resolution RAW format as well as edited format.
  • Photos must be accompanied by detailed captions.
  • For photographs the consultant must get consent forms signed by each of the subject/s captured in the pictures. The signed consent forms must be kept and filed at the Country Office; and scanned and emailed to the Regional Bureau in Bangkok, along with the photos.
  • The consultant is required to deliver all the technically perfect photographs taken on the assignment with WFP. The images must be provided with background information in electronic format, specifically; location, situation details, WFP programme in that area, name, age, occupation of the person photographed and a quote of a person about the sitatiion and WFP’s assistance. The photos must be taken on professional digital equipment in high resolution RAW format. CD’s or USB drives delivered must contain the RAW files and a parallel forlder with section containing the most compelling and representative photos convereted into high resolution JPG files ( the photographer’s edit) Note: The colour profile applied to the jpg files should be AdobeRGB1998.

Photo delivery:

  • The  Contractor is required to deliver all the technically perfect photographs taken on the assignment with WFP.
  • The delivery must contain the RAW files and a parallel folder with a selection containing the most compelling and representative photos converted into high resolution JPG files (the  ‘Photographers’ edit’).
  • The images must be complete with captions and relevant information in electronic format.


  • WFP owns the copyright of all images and video taken. The Contractor can use the images/video for purposes of portfolio or non-lucrative exhibitions of his work and with prior permission obtained from WFP. The Contractor may not share any of the material produced under assignment for WFP with third parties.
  • WFP’s copyrighted photographs and videos cannot under any circumstance be used for commercial purposes by the Contractor.

            The photo credit should appear as follows:

            © World Food Programme/ Name and Surname of the photographer

            (the information lies within the text fields and the filename of each photo)


Education: Graduation/Diploma in Photography
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Bangla



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  •  Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.
Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Media and Influencer Relationship Management Demonstrates ability to build and sustain effective collaborative relationships with key media contacts and influencers in area of expertise to raise the profile of WFP, build relationships and further organisational aims.
Media and Communication Expertise Facilitates open verbal or written communication with media and influencers as required (i.e. through preparation of tailored written or visual materials presentations, and official documentation) to convey tailored messages. Engages in mutually informative discussion with media and influencers.
Specialised Knowledge in Communications Uses sound theoretical knowledge of communications concepts to generate or facilitate the generation of effective communication materials across various media. Applies this to define work plans aligned to identified areas of WFP’s communications strategy.
Sociopolitical Contextual Understanding Demonstrates deep understanding of the multilateral/interagency environment and the dynamics in which WFP operates which influences approach to working, policy development and decision making.
Communication Strategy and Planning Applies advanced understanding of WFP communications strategy and best practice to effectively develop strategies to engage with media and other significant external stakeholders within area of responsibility. Oversees implementation, providing recommendations for improvement.

• Has gained experience in utilising specialist communications techniques to enhance functional outputs
• Has provided direction and instruction to more junior staff members within area of expertise


Contract Type: Special Service Agreement

Contract Duration: On need basis
Duty Station: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Nationality: Bangladeshi only


30 November 2019


Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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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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