Call for Expressions of Interest: Photographer - Long-Term Agreement (LTA) for editorial and creative services
The Philippine Country Office is renewing and expanding its Long Term Agreement for Editorial and Creative Services and is in need of qualified individuals to fill in the post. In line with UNICEF’s communication and public advocacy strategy, the consultant will provide high-quality editorial and creative services and outputs to support the documentation, communication and advocacy needs of the UNICEF Philippines country office.
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
UNICEF is a United Nations agency that promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child. Together with partners, UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, for the benefit of all children, everywhere.
Since 1948, UNICEF has been working with the Philippine government and civil society to promote and protect the rights of Filipino children. UNICEF works on long-term development programmes in the following areas: Education; Health; Nutrition; Disaster Risk Reduction; Adolescent Development; Emergency Response; Peacebuilding; Social Policy; HIV & AIDS; Child Protection; and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene.
Purpose of the engagement
In line with UNICEF’s communication and public advocacy strategy, the consultant will provide high-quality editorial and creative services and outputs to support the documentation, communication and advocacy needs of the UNICEF Philippines country office.
Methodology & Approach
Qualified applicants will be offered an 11.5-month service contract with a possibility of renewal up to 24 months subject to performance review and validation with fixed professional rates per output for the duration of the service contract. Travel and daily subsistence allowance is dependent on the assignment location, consultant's place of recruitment, and duration.
The contract serves as an on-call/as-needed arrangement between UNICEF and the individual for any required services and outputs during the contract period.
Duration of individual assignments is dependent on the date and location of the activity to be covered, and the deadline for the submission of the required outputs. This will be discussed and agreed upon between UNICEF through the Communication and requiring Units and the the individual contractor prior to the start of every assignment.
Task and Responsibilities:
- Take high-resolution photographs (minimum resolution of 2000 x 3000 pixels; 6 mega pixels with zero compression in JPEG and/or PNG formats), according to UNICEF photography guidelines
- Provide captions with locations and names for photos depicting 1-2 persons and small groups that don’t fall under the category of “mass.” Date when photo was captured, and other relevant information should also be provided. All information, including complete name of photographer should be embedded in the metadata.
- Select best photos related to each task (minimum of 15 and maximum of 30) in consultation with the Communications team;
- Photographs will be provided in raw format and optimized resolution via file transfer service or an external memory medium;
- Photographs must be provided in high quality suitable for printing, processing or publishing
- Obtain consent forms with complete information and duly signed by children’s guardians and stakeholders.
- Original (not manipulated or compressed) photos with minimum resolution of 2000 x 3000 pixels; 6 mega pixels with zero compression. JPEG and/or PNG formats.
- A set of 15 to 30 edited/optimized photos with the original files retained.
- Signed consent for photos depicting 1-2 persons and small groups that don’t fall under the category of “mass”.
Organization & Management
The Consultant will be managed by the UNICEF Communication Officer in coordination with the specific unit requiring the Consultant services and will be responsible to:
- Orient the consultant and outline the parameters of the required services.
- Provide copies of the UNICEF brand book, visual guidelines and editorial style guide.
- Provide and agree with the consultant on the work schedule, timelines and deadlines.
- Provide relevant feedback and evaluation of the service provided and outputs submitted.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Proven ability in photography and ability to assimilate and communicate complex visual messages in an engaging and user-friendly manner;
- Advanced knowledge and skills of MS Office, including Adobe Suites and other editing tools is required;
- At least four (4) years of professional photography documentation, processing and editing photos;
- Extensive experience in covering emergencies and conflict-areas
- Previous experience working with UN / INGO sector
- Knowledgeable on ethical journalism & photography
- Willingness to travel and be assigned in emergency mission around the Philippines
Intellectual Property Rights
The consultant expressly assigns to UNICEF any copyright arising from the outputs produced while executing the service contract. The consultant may not use, reproduce, disseminate, or authorize others to use, reproduce or disseminate any output produced under the service contract without prior consent from UNICEF.
How to Apply
Qualified candidates are requested to complete an online candidate profile in http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/ by 21 January 2021 Only applications sent through the e-recruitment portal under Job Number: 536992 will be considered
All candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, and the duly filled P 11 form which can be downloaded from our website at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc indicating three (3) professional references with contact details. Please indicate your ability, availability and portfolio of professional work (e.g., links to online gallery/show reel). Applications with incomplete requirements will not be considered.
Only shortlisted consultants will be contacted.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.