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Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
The photographer could be paid per photograph (between 30 and 40 USD per image).
Agency / Project:
Posted On:
15 November, 2005
Last Date to apply:
17 November, 2005
Experience in years
2 to 4

The photographer should have at least five years experience as a professional photographer.

Knowledge of the area affected by the earthquake.

Must have own equipment.

Must be able to produce quality images in digital formats.

Experience with the UN system would be highly desirable.



The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is among the UN Agencies working to reach emergency shelter and early recovery support to victims of the devastating South Asian Earthquake.

Recently UNDP started distributing tents and kitchen sets, as well as developing more durable shelter options. Under the ‘Early Recovery Framework’ UNDP will soon launch efforts in the areas of: governance, disaster reduction, employment and livelihoods. While some donors have come forward to support these efforts, more support is needed if UNDP is to meet its disaster response targets. 

Purpose of Assignment

UNDP seeks to hire a photographer to capture the scale of the disaster and the efforts being carried out by UNDP on the ground. The resulting images would form a high quality photo library (100 images) to be used for fund raising, publicity, and reporting purposes.

The photo library should be provided to UNDP digitally on a series of five thematic Cds covering:

Employment and livelihoods,
Disaster reduction,
General images (portraits, landscapes e.t.c)

The 100 images contained on the Cds should each be provided twice; once as a low resolution JPG file for use on websites, and a second time as a high resolution file usable for printing in reports and other publications.


The photographer will be employed for a total of 15 days over three months starting from the date of recruitment. This timing is required for two reasons:

Firstly, as some activities are already on the ground, while others will get started over the coming months.

Secondly, as UNDP seeks to document the progress of the organization’s activities.

Reporting arrangements
The photographer will report to the UNDP Country Office Communications Manager. In the absence of the Manager, the photographer will report to the Senior Advisor on Policies, Partnerships and Outreach.

UNDP will retain copyright of the 100 images produced for the photo library. While acknowledgement of the photographer will be given whenever the image is used, UNDP will be under no obligation to pay further publication fees once the assignment payment has been settled.