Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Recruitment for National Consultant (Photographer).
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. The Polish physician Ludwik Rajchman is widely regarded as the founder of UNICEF and served as its first chairman from 1946. On Rajchman’s suggestion, the American Maurice Pate was appointed its first executive director, serving from 1947 until his death in 1965. In 1950, UNICEF’s mandate was extended to address the long-term needs of children and women in developing countries everywhere. In 1953 it became a permanent part of the United Nations System, and the words “international” and “emergency” were dropped from the organization’s name, making it simply the United Nations Children’s Fund, retaining the original acronym, “UNICEF” .
- Company: UNICEF
- Location: Ghana
- State: Accra
- Job type: Full-Time
Photography is a specialized field and even though most staff members take pictures of their projects, professional photos are essential for advocacy. Projects often need to be documented at short notice. There is a need therefore to have the services of professionals under contract so that they can be deployed quickly should the need arise.
The objective of the consultancy is to provide photographic evidence of UNICEF events, field and other related activities across the 16 regions of Ghana. Consultant will be required to document the impact of UNICEF’s programmatic work in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene; health and nutrition, education, child protection, social protection, public finance and adolescent and youth participation. It may include high-level events. Consultant would work according to brief outlined by specific programme or communication manager / officer. Tasks and activities may require accuracy, patience, ability to travel and work alongside others in difficult terrain and unpredictable circumstances.
The consultant will travel to designated places across the country if required to take high quality photos according to a brief. The photos will be guided by international photography norms that protect children’s identity in both the making and the use of images of children.
Local events; such as programme launches, meetings, photo opportunities, activities in the field. UNICEF may assign the consultant to cover other events as per a brief.
- Scope of work for local consultants (entry-level) includes launch events, meetings, field visits etc
- Scope of work for local consultant (senior level – 5 years or more) include high-profile visits, high-level events, some field visits etc.
- High quality documentary photography per UNICEF standard rules as outlined in the Branding Toolkit and photographic guidance.
- The coverage will be in Ghana on a range of different assignment/subjects in digital and original format per a brief.
- Descriptive captions for all broad edit photos from central characters/subjects in the photo coverage serving to tell a first-person story; quotes from a more personal nature from photo coverage character/subjects directly addressing the camera.
- Submit to UNICEF broad edit of photographs with specifications including photo format, transmission if required, captioning etc, following terms as described in UNICEF Digital Format for transmission terms.
- Submit with the pictures release forms signed by subjects.
- Two copies (DVD) of selected original photo images in print /slide or appropriate digital format
- Upload images to central point virtually with access to designated UNICEF staff Captions, image format and transmission (if applicable) for each photo according to UNICEF requirements.
The consultant will have at least two meetings with the focal person of the project and the Communication Manager and / or the relevant Communication Officer. Delivery of the product will be to the Communication Manager and the focal person of the project.
Ability to be spontaneous will be an advantage (candid photography)
Experience working in rural Ghana preferable but not mandatory
Ability to communicate with children, rural people and local authorities an advantage
Proven ability to work with lighting indoors and cover functions will be required.
Previous experience working with UNICEF will be an advantage
UNICEF has first selection rights to all originals taken on this assignment with non-exclusive concomitant world rights in all media in perpetuity. [***For some UNICEF VIP coverage, image release or copyright may be subject to restrictions for embargo or VIP image approval reasons – to be specified in contract. ***]
Consultant will provide his/her own photographic equipment, materials, i.e. computer, office supplies, camera, software, hardware, insurance as well as office space.
The reproduction rights purchased with the assignment are for “non-exclusive world rights in perpetuity”
The contractor should provide his/her own materials, i.e. computer, office supplies, etc.
Any assignment within the agreement will include paid DSA if overnight travel outside Accra is involved.
Any local travels will be initiated by the supervisor and agreed with the Consultant. UNICEF will make all travel arrangements except if consultant is authorized in advance to buy tickets
When travelling with UNICEF staff to field projects consultant will be authorized to have access to UNICEF transport following UNICEF travel rules and regulations.
Note that final payment will be made only after completion of deliverables
Note: Consultants in practice are external and therefore do not have a direct right to access UNICEF resources.
- Under the consultancy agreements, a month is defined as 21 working days, and fees are prorated accordingly. Consultants are not paid for weekends or public holidays.
- Consultants are not entitled to payment of overtime. All remuneration must be within the contract agreement
- No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant or Contractor.
- Unless authorized, UNICEF will buy the tickets of the consultant. In exceptional cases, the consultant may be authorized to buy their travel tickets and shall be reimbursed at the “most economical and direct route” but this must be agreed to beforehand.
- Consultants will not have supervisory responsibilities or authority on UNICEF budget.
- Consultant will be required to sign the Health statement for consultants/Individual contractor prior to taking up the assignment, and to document that they have appropriate health insurance, including Medical Evacuation.
- The Form ‘Designation, change or revocation of beneficiary’ must be completed by the consultant upon arrival, at the HR Section
- UNICEF recourse in case of unsatisfactory performance: Payment will only be made for work satisfactorily completed and accepted by UNICEF.
- Consultants will be required to sign the Health Statement for consultants / individual contractor prior to taking up the assignment, and to document that they have appropriate health insurance, including Medical evacuation.
How to Apply
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