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National Photographer to support the creation of powerful photos that highlight the impact of investments (Roster)


Sierra Leone
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, ...), Projet/programme de développement
National Photographer to support the creation of powerful photos that highlight the impact of investments (Roster)

Job no: 538219
Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Location: Sierra Leone
Categories: Consultancy

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 fulfil 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.

For every child, an advocate.

Please visit UNICEF Sierra Leone website here:

How can you make a difference?
in 2020, UNICEF Sierra Leone started implementing a new country programme with a vision of ensuring that more children and women, particularly the most deprived, have increased access to inclusive quality health, nutrition, WASH, education and child and social protection services, especially in a country that has recently suffered unprecedented surges of emergencies such as the Ebola, flash floods, mudslides and COVID-19.

As part of visibility commitments around the programmes, UNICEF will need the services of photographers to create powerful visual materials that highlight the impact of investments in the different programme areas and support efforts to fundraise for the country office. These services are required on a regular basis throughout the year and oftentimes, this speciality is required as an immediate, especially during times of emergency.  

The purpose of this is ToR is therefore for UNICEF to have in place a pool of videographers, who can be listed in the internal roster for standby arrangements and called upon as and when a need arises.

The photographs produced will highlight the impact of UNICEF supported programmes. They will demonstrate how UNICEF and Government, with support from various donors have put in place interventions to support the survival, growth and development of children across the country.

The hi-resolution photographs will be used on global online platforms and used to support donor reports which are require powerful use of human character-driven stories to highlight the work of UNICEF and also to demonstrate the current needs of children and their families

Methodology and Technical Approach
The photographer will work with the External Relations and Advocacy unit and the various programme sections to capture and edit powerful visual materials that highlight the impact of investments in the different programme areas.
Edit and finalize photos into publishable content for the UNICEF website, social media and/or other platforms. Throughout the process, the contractor will receive regular input and feedback from UNICEF.
The number and specifications of the various photographs required, will be agreed on between the contractor and UNICEF.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
The Contractor should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience producing high quality and powerful photographs - example of similar work will be required together with the Curriculum Vitae. 
Relevant professional qualifications in media and communication (Including photography and editing) are required.
Ability to effectively grasp and incorporate inputs/feedback from multiple contributors.
Previous UNICEF, UN and/or INGO experience in a similar role is desirable.
Fluency in English is required.

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.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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.


Consultants and Individual contractors are responsible for paying any taxes derived from the earnings received from UNICEF.

Application to include financial proposal that will detail your daily/monthly rate (in Leones) to undertake the terms of reference. 

Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

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.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Deadline: 28 Feb 2021 Greenwich Standard Time

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