Photographers/ Videographers (4 Required) – For Ethiopian Nationals only – Home Based

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. 

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Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

To provide high-quality photographs and fully edited videos for UNICEF Ethiopia  

Scope of Work:

UNICEF Ethiopia needs quality photos and videos for multimedia platforms showcasing UNICEF-supported programme and emergency interventions to be used for advocacy, awareness raising and mobilization of resources. In addition, UNICEF programme sections and UNICEF partners and donors request photo/video coverage of specific events, visits and programme areas shot by professional photographers/videographers.

Work Assignment Overview


Photography assignment: – 

High-resolution digital photos in different file formats (RAW and JPEG), fully edited and with detail/extended captions as per the UNICEF photo guideline. 

UNICEF retains the right of ownership while the photographer is given credit.  

The photos should have a pre-set tag and caption in the metadata for WeShare and Flickr databases.

Timeline: –

The consultant will deliver edited and captioned photos (wide and short selections and various shooting styles) in desirable formats in three working days after each assignment.

Depending on urgency of need, the consultant is also responsible to deliver edited and captioned short selection of photos on same day of the assignment and or during the assignment for live coverage of events on social media and high-level visits.

Video production assignment 

Fully edited videos (as per agreed storyline) and agency style cuts when required for UNICEF multimedia and digital platforms.

The consultant is responsible to deliver multiple social media video sizes and ratio (1:1, 4:5, 9:16) that suit digital platforms, clean versions, and B-roll.

The consultant is responsible to include graphics, animation, effects (if required), and subtitles.


The consultant will deliver edited videos (various social media sizes and ratio) three to five working days after each assignment.

Depending on urgency of need, the consultant is also responsible to produce short videos on same day of the assignment during events and high-level visit. 

Provide training for staff

Short basic photography training for staff


Upon request


Notice for Consultancy Advert:-

Please note that applications submitted without a fee rate (daily rate or lumpsum fee) will not be considered.

The consultant uses own computer and equipment

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

  • A university diploma in Photography/videography, or equivalent combined with a certificate in a related discipline
  • A minimum of 5 [Five] years of relevant professional experience in  Photography/videography  
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset. 
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset. 

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

Core Values:

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability
  • Sustainability

Core competencies

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

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. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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: 14 Jun 2023 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 27 Jun 2023 E. Africa Standard Time

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