These positions are advertised to develop a roster of recommended candidates, who may be deployed on need basis.
Background: In the aftermath of natural disasters, UNDP supports the affected communities in early restoration and rehabilitation of community infrastructure at the local level. Community Infrastructure and Community-Based Assets (physical and institutional) are critical for enabling local population to restart their lives and their economic, social and cultural activities. Human development is inextricably linked with the performance of these community based systems and structures. In this context, infrastructure rehabilitation programme(s) is UNDP’s key intervention in order to rebuild local structures that perform basic functions and services central to the survival and healthy functioning of the community and it’s economic sustainability. The goal of UNDP’s intervention is to assist affected community in leading its own recovery, harnessing its potential, expanding choices, learning new skills, and prioritizing its early recovery needs..
Pakistan has a recent history of devastating natural disasters such as Earthquake in 2005 and floods in 2010 and 2011, which have resulted in large scale losses of human lives, livelihoods and other resources. With an aim to prepare for early recovery support to the affected people after natural calamities, UNDP is developing a Roster of suitable candidates for various positions. The recommended candidates shall be offered to join UNDP response team in the wake of such disasters.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is an important partner of the Government of Pakistan for achieving national development goals and international commitments including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). UNDP's works with the Government, civil society and development partners in four broad programmatic areas; Poverty Reduction and Gender, Democratic Governance, Environment and Climate Change and Crisis Prevention and Recovery.
Raising awareness about UNDP’s role in the country, positioning the organization as a trusted and credible development partner and mobilizing resources are important priorities for the Country Office.
Under the direct supervision of head of communications unit, the expert would be working on following:
Photography: Responsible for providing action oriented and beneficiary focused best quality raw images, pictures and photo essays of UNDP’s work on ground. Develop a high quality photo library, with caption, location, names of persons in the picture, and date, to be used in different communications and advocacy materials.
Develop and maintain a photo database that contains images expressive of the issues, actions and results UNDP is working on in the country.
The person should also be able to professionally edit photos using professional designing software to develop various communications products (e.g., newsletters, donor briefs). Travel to field and project sites to collect information and success stories.
Publications:Ensures that publications released by the Office are in line with UNDP style, branding and other standards. Coordinate CO publication activities, such as content management, norms for publishing, design, etc.
Documentaries and videos: Produce in-house videos and films for capturing project results and activities. Experienced in script writing, shooting and editing. Support to programmes in the production of capacity-building materials (e.g., films, video, audio-visual, etc.), and oversees the qualitative aspects of production, (e.g., quality control, translation, review of layouts and graphic design). Coordinating/supervising professional photographer/camera team visits to the field.
Perform other duties as may be assigned.