Photographer services rendered to UN Women Moldova Programmes (part-time)

Vacancy Number: 097 /Pr-2011


Location : Chisinau, MOLDOVA
Application Deadline : 3 June 2011, 12:00 Moldova time
Contract Type:
Individual Contract
Languages required: Romanian, Russian
Duration of Initial Contract : June 2011 – December 2011
Project name: Women Economic Empowerment/“Joint UNDP-UN Women Integrated Local Development Programme” (JILDP)
Terms of Reference 3  
Individual Consultant Procurement Notice 2  
UNDP General Conditions of Individual Contract 1  

Technical proposal and Financial proposal should be submitted at the following email address: no later than 3 June 2011, 12:00 Moldova time.

Any request for clarification must be sent by standard electronic communication to the address UN Women JILDP staff will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.



UN Women Sub-Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (former UNIFEM) has been actively working in Moldova since early 2003 and extended continuous support through various programmes and activities aimed at creating an enabling environment for gender equality, recognized as a prerequisite for sustainable development with a strong and active policy on gender equality. In fall 2009, UN Women has successfully mobilized additional financial support from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) to continue its efforts in the country on promoting gender equality and women’s advancement with the focus on implementation of gender equality legislation, Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination (CEDAW) and other gender equality legislative and policy obligations of the state.
Through a participatory process, during September – December 2009 UN Women managed to raise additional funds for implementation of two new programmes in Moldova, one being focused on the economic empowerment of women through addressing the needs of the rural and sub-urban population, especially poor women in exercising their social and economic rights through increasing access to quality information and services in employment and social protection areasprograms were developed, whilst the second one – is a joint UNDP-UN Women programme on integrated local development aimed at facilitating the process of decentralization in the country and mainstreaming gender equality and women’s human rights into all program areas, including policy, regional and local development as a part of this joint effort. Both programmes are implemented with financial support of Swedish Government and are based on three interrelated outcomes/levels of intervention: work at the policy, institutional and regional/local levels, being designed in line with the Government priorities set for 2009-2013 as well as the Reforms launched by the State in the areas of decentralization, labour market and social protection.
As a part of UN Women work in Moldova there are planned to be conducted a series of missions of international experts and consultants, as well the organization of various events such as conferences, workshops, roundtables, with participation of national counterparts and international organization and invited international consultants. For 2011, according to the Work Plans of both Programmes and Joint Communications Plan, a series of local and national events, initiatives and public initiatives were planned to launch/promote UN Women at country level, ensure visibility of the programmes implemented and reach out the target audience/beneficiaries. A prudent approach is to have on hand a long-term agreement with a photographer who can be brought on board to address visual communications needs on an ad hoc and as-needed basis. The photographer will ensure proper reflection and coverage of the event as well as will contribute to building of a pool of photographic evidence and promotion materials which can be further used as support for adequate representation of the agency and its activities, awareness and advocacy initiatives, and ensure presence on the national media stage.

In view of documenting the activities and creating a pool of image resources UN Women Moldova seeks to hire a photographer for providing timely and qualitative still photography services.

For more details, please read the Terms of Reference and Individual Consultant Procurement Notice.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Capture high resolution images of individuals, families, groups, events at field locations related to the implementation of the UN Women activities and programmes;
  • Provide at least 15 selected images from each event/assignment; 
  • Caption each photograph with specific details such as geographical location, name of the person (for portraits), activity and any other relevant information, for easy identification and location. Captions should be embedded in the jpeg images and also provided in a separate text document.

Specific requirements for photos:

  • Color and Black and White;
  • In electronic form on CD or flash-card;
  • Format of electronic pictures: JPEG, maximum TIFF, BMP, PNG;
  • Colors: minimum RGB, maximum CMYK;
  • Resolution: high (minimum 300 dpi scale up to A1 size) that will be of an internationally acceptable standard;
  • Pixel dimension: 1600x900 px

Expected Deliverables:

  • photographs – both colour and black and white, and related cut lines (photo descriptions)
  • ‘best of’ photographs that have been taken during the assignment (at least 15 for each event)
  • photographs shall be provided to UN Women on an external format, e.g. hard drive, flash disk or CD
  • photographs shall conform to UN Women ethical reporting guidelines and appropriate visual portrayal of UN Women programme related areas


The photographs will be copyrighted to UN Women and any violation of copyright law will be pursued appropriately.


Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standard;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN Women and UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional Competencies

  • Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.


Required Skills and Experience


  • University degree in communications, journalism, arts, media or other related areas.
  • Formal training in still photography


  • At least 3 years work experience in photography in social/development area with an international organization;
  • Proven ability in photography and ability to assimilate and communicate complex visual messages in an engaging and user-friendly manner;
  • Advanced knowledge and skills of MS Office, including Adobe Photoshop and other editing tools Photoshop is required.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Romanian and Russian. Knowledge of English will be an asset.

Other Skills Required:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the development sector;
  • Previous experience of working with UN agencies, NGOs and INGOs.
  • Availability and willingness to travel to remote areas of Moldova;
  • Ability to work in close coordination with other team members.


Submission package:

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:


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.