Individual Consultancy -National Multimedia (Photographer and/or Videographer), Accra, Ghana (ONLY Ghanaian Nationals are eligible to apply)

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  • Ghana
  • Posted 1 week ago

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s 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, Future 

In Ghana, UNICEF cooperates with the Government and other partners to defend the rights of children and help them fulfill their potential. With offices in Accra and Tamale, the UNICEF team seeks to achieve results in strategic programme areas. The overall goal is for every child to survive and thrive, to live in a safe and clean environment, to learn, to be protected from violence and exploitation, and to have an equitable chance in life. The current Country Programme of cooperation is aligned with the Government priorities, the UN Sustainable Development Partnership (UNSDP) and Key Results for Children (KRCs) in the West and Central African Region (immunization, nutrition, learning outcomes, ending child marriage and ending open defecation). UNICEF main strategies include evidence-based advocacy, system strengthening, integrated programming across sectors, emergency preparedness and response, and innovation.

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Purpose of Assignment

Multimedia professionals (photographers; videographers; photographers and videographers) to produce high-quality, detail-captioned and credited audio-visual material for the purposes of UNICEF’s advocacy, programmatic and brand output

Scope of Work: (please refer to the attached for further informationDownload File TOR – Multimedia Consultant Hire – 2023.pdf

The impact of compelling photography and storytelling through video cannot be understated. High-quality audio-visual materials play a significant role in the advocacy, income-generating, and brand-positioning of UNICEF. UNICEF Ghana Country Office is recognized globally to have a strong database of photographs and videos which are used in publications, annual reports, and donor reports, and on social media platforms around the world. Also, the videos have featured in global documentaries and received high reviews on social media.

UNICEF Ghana is currently seeking to expand its database of high-performing photographers and videographers in Ghana to undertake specific tasks to deliver impactful results for children. A consultant can either have both photography and videography skills or one of them.

Photography and videography are specialized fields, which are essential for the effective furtherance of UNICEF’s work in Ghana. The request for a photographer and/or videographer to document the activities of the busy UNICEF Ghana Country Office is one of the most popular requests received by the Communication Unit. It is necessary to have a large bank of highly professional photographers and videographers on the database to deploy them quickly, and to ensure that requests can be met for all areas of UNICEF’s work. A range of consultants also enable the office to select the individual(s) best suited for the assignment as different levels of expertise are often required.

The objective of the consultancy is to provide photographic and video evidence of UNICEF events, field, and other related activities across the 16 regions of Ghana. The consultant will be required to document the impact of UNICEF Ghana’s programmatic work in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene, health and nutrition, education, child protection, social protection, public finance, gender, adolescent, and youth participation. It includes high-level events and documentation during emergency situations. Consultant would work according to brief outlined by specific Programme / Communication Officer or Specialist. Tasks and activities may require accuracy, patience, ability to travel and work alongside others in difficult terrain and unpredictable circumstances.

Expected Deliverables

Videos and Images of the specific programme are uploaded to a central point virtually with access to designated UNICEF staff.

High-resolution photos with captions, image format and transmission according to UNICEF requirements

Videos to be captured in accordance with UNICEF brand guidelines

Videos to be captured creatively to be used for several media and other internal tasks


Due to the length of this contract (36 months), the different number of programmes involved and corporate activities requested, and their very varied nature, the consultant will be paid on the basis of negotiated daily professional fee that will be stated on the contract.  Each task will specify the number of days to be assigned, (as well as the location) and paid for from time to time and upon submission of satisfactory and certified deliverables and approval by the supervisor.  Any other related cost will be negotiated and stated in the contract.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… 

  • National consultants (mid-level): 
    • University degree in audio visuals or in any relevant field
    • a minimum of five years’ experience in professional documentary photography or videography or both
    • demonstrated experience manifested through ability to take high quality photos and videos, evidence of international exposure would be an advantage


  • National consultants (mid-level):
  • University degree in audio visuals or in any relevant field
  • a minimum of eight years’ experience in professional documentary photography or videography or both
  • Should demonstrate experience of taking images and/or shooting videos which have been used in international publications and participation in photography exhibitions and/or video documentaries

Additional Skills 

  • Ability to be spontaneous will be an advantage (candid photography)
  • Ability to deliver audio visual products according to the specified quality and technical requirements
  • Experience working in rural Ghana preferable but not mandatory
  • Ability to communicate with children, rural people and local authorities an advantage
  • Proven ability to work with lighting indoors and cover functions will be required
  • Previous experience working with UNICEF will be an advantage


  • Interested candidates should apply on-line to the link provided indicate their daily in Ghana Cedis (for Ghana nationals only)
  • In addition to the CV/Resume, candidates should attach
    • Videographer:  ONE 2- minute video (no show reels or multiple videos, nothing beyond the requirements will be reviewed) OR
    • Photographer: Five photos – one of which should include a photo taken indoors of any subject of choice and another of a child
    • A 250-word document justifying why you are the best person for this consultancy

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS). 


To view our competency framework, please visit  here


UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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. 



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 UNICEF’s 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. 

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts. 

Advertised: 11 May 2023 Greenwich Standard Time
Deadline: 25 May 2023 Greenwich Standard Time

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