Secondary/high school level education is required.
A first-level university degree in communications journalism fine arts media studies or a related field is required. An advanced University degree in a relevant field may be accepted and can compensate for certain years of experience. Formal training in still photography is an asset.
Strong knowledge of professional photography and videography
Strong knowledge of Adobe programs (Lightroom Photoshop Premiere)
In close cooperation with the UNMAS Afghanistan Programme Management Team and under the supervision and request of the Communications & Advocacy Officer the photographer/videographer will visit pre-selected project locations to provide high-quality photography and videography services. This may also include the filming of an interview.
The photographer/videographer should demonstrate a client-oriented approach with a high level of cultural sensitivity tact and cultural awareness. The photographer/videographer ensures the effective and efficient provision of services full confidentiality in all aspects of the assignment and the timely follow-up on deadlines and commitments made. As the photographer will act on behalf of UNMAS Afghanistan the copyright of photos/videos will stay with UNMAS Afghanistan.
The incumbent will perform the following responsibilities relating to two main deliverables: 1) high-resolution photographs and 2) high-resolution videos:
Delivery of high-quality and high-resolution [minimum 300 dpi scale up to A1 size - 7016 pixels x 9933 pixels (print resolution) 1648 pixels x 2384 pixels (screen resolution)] edited and captioned pictures (all in colour unless specified otherwise) for each assignment; delivered in electronic form or external format e.g. hard drive CD
The number of photos will depend on the project activities but it is expected to be at least 30-50 per assignment
Together with the photos the incumbent should submit photography subject release forms signed by elders parents or legal guardians of children under the age of 18 to UNMAS Afghanistan
Recording all details of each photograph such as the location beneficiary name age (where possible to obtain) organization name (if applicable) and date of photo taken in each picture through property details tab of each photograph.
Apart from the above specified technical measurement pictures will need to meet the following requirements/characteristics:
UNMAS Afghanistan visibility material should be worn by project personnel on the pictures
Different visual perspectives (close-up medium range long distance) in both horizontal and vertical formats.
Technically acceptable (properly exposed processed and framed).
Any special requirements as agreed to in writing with the UNMAS Communications and Advocacy Officer prior to assignments
Filming editing and subtitling high-resolution videos including interviews
One fully-produced clip for each assignment (in color approximately two-three minutes in length and in 1080 pi (HD) resolution) aimed at an international or national audience (to be specified prior to the assignment in writing by the Communications and Advocacy Officer); delivered in electronic form or external format e.g. hard drive CD
Delivery of the related raw footage in an editable format to UNMAS Afghanistan in electronic form or external format e.g. hard drive CD
Full usage rights for music (or music for which copyright has been granted)
Deadlines for the delivery of the photographs and videos will be agreed to with the UNMAS Communications and Advocacy Officer in writing prior to any assignment.
The photographer/videographer will be expected to follow UNMAS guidelines with regard to respecting the dignity and human rights of all individuals captured on film or camera.
Transportation and Accommodation:
The photographer/videographer is expected to travel extensively within Afghanistan. Project locations include but are not limited to Jawzjan Samangan Zabul Kandahar and Baghlan
Transportation and accommodation must be arranged by the photographer/videographer and will not be provided by UNMAS Afghanistan. UNMAS Afghanistan will provide a daily subsistence allowance cover these costs