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Consultancy - Photographers Roster Multiple locations To be based in Pakistan, Req # 535016, 11.5

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Oct 26, 2020
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Oct 12, 2020
Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the worlds toughest places, to reach the worlds most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill 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, a safe home

UNICEF supports the Government of Pakistan to accelerate progress for children, work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help children realize their rights under the Convention on the Rights of Children. This will be made through, among others things, strong partnerships with provincial authorities, teachers and health professionals, frontline workers and social mobilisers, communities and families, and of course the children and adolescents themselves. 

In particular, UNICEF will work so that:

  • Every child survives and thrives -- being in good health, immunized, protected from polio and accessing nutritious food.
  • Every child learns.
  • Every child is protected from violence and exploitation and registered at birth.
  • Every child lives in a safe and clean environment, with access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.

To learn more about UNICEFs work in Pakistan, please visit the country website www.unicef.org/pakistan and videos on YouTube and Vimeo

How can you make a difference?

Pakistan was the sixth country in the world to sign and ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child, less than one year after it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. However, children and adolescents living in Pakistan still face acute challenges. UNICEF supports the Government to accelerate progress for children.

There is a need to support advocacy for child rights and programme / donor visibility by taking relevant photos across Pakistan, in line with UNICEF standards and rules on ethical reporting for children.

There is an ongoing requirement for the production of evidence-based content, including compelling photos for use in media, social media and publications, that documents key childrens issues and ongoing responses in the field, to support UNICEFs advocacy efforts. UNICEF Pk is therefore looking at having high-quality photography service providers on contract who are located in various parts of the country and can fill assignments.

UNICEF Pakistans Communication and Advocacy section would like to engage, through an LTA,  the services of a number of high- level photographers who will be available at short notice to undertake field visits to produce photos in support of advocacy for child rights, and/or to document UNICEF activities  and programmes.

To make a difference, you will be accountable for the following tasks and deliverables:

Overall tasks of the selected vendors will be, under the guidance of the Chief of Advocacy & Communication and/or the Communication Specialist and/or the Communication Officer, to:

  • Support through photography advocacy related to childrens rights (health, nutrition, education, protection, water and sanitation, social protection.,.) including intersectoral advocacy (E.g. early childhood development (ECD) and Adolescence) as well as campaigns and partnerships (e.g. Every Child Alive & Thriving, Clean Green Pakistan, Early Moments Matter, Generation Unlimited, ENDviolence...), etc.
  • Document through photography programmes led by UNICEF, including some funded by donors
  • Document activities led by UNICEF or partners, such field visits, events, etc.
  • Produce photo series with storytelling (longer captions).
  • Produce professional, high quality and high-resolution photo materials suitable for printing, publishing and use in mass media and in digital or social media purposes.
  • Ensure the dignity of subjects, abiding by applicable UNICEF / UN guidelines and policies (e.g. ethical reporting on children) that will be provided upon contract signature.
  • Keep in mind culture, gender and other diverse sensitivities when taklng photos. Abide by UNlCEFs ethical rules for reporting on children.
  • Ensure that written consent forms are signed by parents and caregivers when taking photos in cases when it is required by UNICEF.
  • On assignment completion, transfer high quality photos in high resolution electronically or by DVD/portable drive courier sent to UNICEF, including written captions.
  • Work closely with UNICEFs Chief of Advocacy & Communication and other members of the Advocacy & Communication Team.
  • Ensure effective and efficient provision of services, full confidentiality in all aspects of the assignment, management of information flow and follow-up on deadlines and commitments made.
  • In special events, the photographer may be required a couple of photos within the hour(s) following the event, the rest to follow later.
  • Abide with UNICEFs copyright rules and regulations. Refrain from providing any photo materials taking under a UNICEF Agency assignment to any media outlet, publishing agency, organization or personality, unless it was formally approved by UNICEF.
  • Photographer to supply all photographic equipment and agree to provide, if requested, transmissions of rough edit selections of best images, with complete caption information.
  • UNICEF has first selection rights to all originals taken on this assignment with non-exclusive concomitant world rights in all media in perpetuity

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • Minimum five years of progressive experience as a photographer 
  • Good interpersonal skills and flexible attitude. 

For every Child, you demonstrate

  • UNICEFs core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. Functional competencies required: Persuading and Influencing, Planning and organizing, Relating and Networking. View our competency framework at: Here
  • 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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


  • Estimated Duration: 11.5 months,
  • Estimate starting date: On Need basis
  • Official Travel Involved: Consultant will be based in their local city.
  • Applicants are requested to submit a financial quotation indicating monthly fee as part of the application against each deliverable
  • HEC Attested and verified degrees are a pre-requisite for employment at UNICEF. During the recruitment process candidates will be required to present attested and verified degrees.
  • At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.
  • 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.

Please provide precise information to the following questions regarding your technical abilities, experience, equipment and professional fee, to help us evaluate your application objectively:

Technical Assessment, in your application, please indicate:

  • Number of years of work experience as a documentary photographer
  • Previous experience of working with development sector (please name organisations)
  • Previous experience of working with UNICEF(please mention time period)
  • Photographic Equipment owned and to be used on UNICEF assignments
  • Caption writing skills
  • Photo samples from three recent assignments
  • Photographic awards and achievement would be an asset

Financial Assessment

  • Professional fee per day (a day when camera work is performed)
  • Fee for travel day (a day when its only travel and no camera work)
  • Fee for post-production day (one day of post-production will be permitted against three days of field camera work)


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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 UNICEFs 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.

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