Photographer



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Tbilisi, GEORGIA
Application Deadline :19-Oct-15 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Russian  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
02-Nov-2015
Duration of Initial Contract :1 Year
Expected Duration of Assignment :2 November, 2015 - 1 November, 2016

Background

UN Women Country Office in Georgia supports the government and civil society partners in fostering women's empowerment and gender equality. UN Women focuses its activities on one overarching goal: to support the implementation at the national level of existing international commitments to advance gender equality. In support of this goal, UN Women in Georgia implements projects/programmes in the following thematic areas: Women, Peace and Security; Elimination of Violence against Women; Social and Economic Empowerment of Women; Mainstreaming gender into national planning and budgeting processes.

UN Women within its projects/programmes plan to produce multimedia products such as photo documentaries depicting UN Woman’s intervention with beneficiaries (story-telling photography) and photo reports for the events (event photography) to promote UN Women’s work  in Georgia  and enhance public discussion and awareness on the issues related to Gender Based Violence and Domestic Violence, support the realization of gender equality and the reduction of feminized poverty through addressing women’s social, economic, and political needs, with particular focus on IDPs, and conflict-affected and national minority women’s groups.

The photo reports/ documentaries are foreseen to cover all project/programme events and target regions – Kakheti, Shida Qartli, Qvemo Qarti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Imereti, Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti (Georgia). UN Women communication strategy anticipates use of all kinds of media products and channels including for better outreach and communication with its primary and secondary target groups. Primary target group: women and girls; secondary target group: local governments and public in general. UN Women communications strategy foresees production of photo and multimedia products for placing and disseminating through social media and local and global corporate websites. Thus UN Women plans to contract photographer for the following tasks:

UN Women Country Office in Georgia supports the government and civil society partners in fostering women's empowerment and gender equality. UN Women focuses its activities on one overarching goal: to support the implementation at the national level of existing international commitments to advance gender equality. In support of this goal, UN Women in Georgia implements projects/programmes in the following thematic areas: Women, Peace and Security; Elimination of Violence against Women; Social and Economic Empowerment of Women; Mainstreaming gender into national planning and budgeting processes.

UN Women within its projects/programmes plan to produce multimedia products such as photo documentaries depicting UN Woman’s intervention with beneficiaries (story-telling photography) and photo reports for the events (event photography) to promote UN Women’s work  in Georgia  and enhance public discussion and awareness on the issues related to Gender Based Violence and Domestic Violence, support the realization of gender equality and the reduction of feminized poverty through addressing women’s social, economic, and political needs, with particular focus on IDPs, and conflict-affected and national minority women’s groups.

The photo reports/ documentaries are foreseen to cover all project/programme events and target regions – Kakheti, Shida Qartli, Qvemo Qarti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Imereti, Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti (Georgia). UN Women communication strategy anticipates use of all kinds of media products and channels including for better outreach and communication with its primary and secondary target groups. Primary target group: women and girls; secondary target group: local governments and public in general. UN Women communications strategy foresees production of photo and multimedia products for placing and disseminating through social media and local and global corporate websites. Thus UN Women plans to contract photographer for the following tasks:


Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the photographer are:

  • To capture high resolution images of UN Women’s various programme/project activities in various parts of the country;
  • Caption each photograph with specific details such as the location taken, name of the person (for portraits), activity and any other relevant information;
  • Provide UN Women with at least 1000 high quality photographs on 2CD-roms from all the projects. The copy right for all these photographs remains with UN Women;
  • To give  creative input to the overall photo shooting;
  • To provide the technical equipment needed for the shooting and editing including cameras, etc.;
  • To provide adequate lightening systems including camera light as well as any additional light equipment deemed necessary;
  • Ownership or possession of a high resolution state of the art digital camera/equipment is a MUST.

Deliverables:

  • A collection of photographs depicting UN Women’s work across its core programme areas in TIF, PSD (high resolution for printing) as well as in jpg (low resolution for website use);
  • A collection of sample photo essays of project beneficiaries of UN Women projects across all its core programme areas;
  • Edited and captioned pictures to illustrate uploaded stories.


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to take high quality photographs;
  • Creative and artistic approach towards photo shooting of event/story telling;
  • Availability and willingness to travel in-country;
  • Ability to work in team.

Core Competencies:

  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • University degree (BA) in humanities, social science or other.

Experience: 

  • At least five  years of experience as professional photographer; 
  • Proved experience of photo projects management;
  • Proved experience of producing photo reports and documentaries on women’s rights issues in Georgia.

Language:

  • Fluency in Georgian and good knowledge of Russian;

Evaluation procedure:

The candidates will be evaluated against the following technical and financial criteria:

  • University degree (BA) in humanities, social science or other (max 30 points);
  • At least five years of experience as a professional photographer (max 100 points)
  • Proved experience of managing of photo projects (max 100 points)
  • Proved experience of photo documentaries on women’s rights issues in Georgia (max 90 points)
  • Fluency in Georgian and good knowledge of Russian (max 30 points);

Maximum total technical score amounts to 350 points. Only candidates who have passed over the minimum qualification criteria and have accumulated at least 245 points out of maximum 350 under technical evaluation will qualify for the next stage i.e. evaluation of their financial proposals.

Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 150

S – score received on financial evaluation.

Fmin – the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round;

F – financial offer under consideration.

The winning candidate will be the candidate, who has accumulated the highest aggregated score (technical scoring + financial scoring).

Management arrangements:

The contractor will work under direct supervision of UN Women Communications and Outreach Specialist in cooperation with programme managers with overall guidance of UN Women National Programme Officer and Georgia Country Representative.

Financial arrangements:

Payment will be done upon submission and certification of satisfactory quality of work requested by the UN Women as per delivery: story telling photography or event photography. 

Application procedure:

  • CV and dully filled P11 form that can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment;
  • Financial Proposal - lump sum proposal/offer* in Georgian Lari indicating separately the unit cost per: story telling photography (in GEL) and event photography (in GEL). In addition, it should include lump sum amount indicating all necessary costs to complete this mission: travel expenses (per diems, tickets, lodging and terminal expenses, if applicable).

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


If you are experiencing difficulties with online job applications, please contact erecruit.helpdesk@undp.org.

© 2016 United Nations Development Programme