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Photographer /Field Writer

Job Type: Full time | Company: CTG | Location: Multiple Locations, Libya | Date posted: 27-01-2018

Vacancy reference no.:

VAC-1269

Position:

Photographer /Field Writer

Place of performance:

Al Kufra, Libya

Contract duration:

up to 6 months (@21days/month)

Starting date:

1-Feb-2018

 

OVERVIEW OF CTG

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

 

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

To respond to the many challenges people in Libya are facing, UNDP approach is to put the country on a more robust development path by helping the local authorities to restore security, essential services delivery and livelihoods opportunities. With fund from the European Union, UNDP has started the project “Strengthening Local Capacities for Resilience and Recovery.” A three-years initiative that is being implemented in close cooperation with national and international partners. ‘The European Union and UNDP are working together to support local authorities in Sabratha, Sabha, Murzuq, Benghazi, Ajdabya and Al Kufra with the aim of strengthen their capacities to serve the people through:

Output 1. Local Capacities for Service Delivery

The project is supporting local institutions to improve sustainable access to health, education, water, electricity, sanitation – and socio-economic recovery for the whole population, with special attention to vulnerable groups.

 

Output 2. Strengthen community security and local model police

Libyan’s formal justice system has been damaged over the past years, with more and more people relying on informal justice and security arrangements. However, studies indicate that Libyans crave the restoration of state in an independent judiciary.  The project works with rule of law institutions, including the police, to manage the impact of irregular migration, protect the rights of migrants, and introduce deterrents to abuses of rights.

 

Output 3. Livelihoods and local economic recovery/development

The project is identifying areas of potential economic growth and support economic recovery strategies which will help to stabilize income generation, emergency employment, and the reintegration of migrants, IDPs, and returnees; as well as create sustainable and decent jobs.

 

GENERAL FUNCTIONS

Role objective:

Under the guidance of the project manager and in coordination with the UNDP Country Office communications team, five photographers/ field reporters are required to produce a series of photographic human-interest stories on Resilience projects underway in Sabratha, Sabha, Murzuq, Benghazi, Ajdabya and Al Kufra. The reporters are expected to visit each site where work is underway, or completed to document (written and visually) stories on the ground and deliver stories and high-resolution photographs at regular intervals to the team. Each reporter will cover different locations:

• Reporter to cover Sebha and Murzuq

• Reporter to cover Benghazi and Ajdabya

• Reporter to cover Al Kufra

• Reporter to cover Sabratha.

• Reporter to cover Tripoli

 

Expected output:

Summary of Key Functions:

• Ensure at least 15 high-quality (high resolution) professionally shot photographs to accompany each story. These photographs must depict locations and people who have benefitted from our work.

• Write 500-word human interest stories on the impact of the project initiatives in the selected municipality. This will require travel to the project sites and interviews with a range of stakeholders – municipal authorities; project partners; beneficiaries of these activities etc.

• The Photographer/ Field Writer is expected to work in close collaboration with UNDP Project Manager and Communications Team. The number of days per assignment will be as agreed with the Project Manager/ communications team.

• Revise/ edit stories as per feedback received and finalize keeping in mind, global audiences for the stories

 Deliverables

The following are the key deliverables expected during and towards the end of the assignment:

• Submit monthly work plan schedules on stories and photo documentation

• Submit at least 15 high-quality photos per story (captions embedded in photos + submitted separately as a word file)

• Submit 500-word human interest stories at agreed schedules

 

Project reporting:

Reporting to the project Manager

 

Team management:

This role doesn't require team management

 

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE

Education:

§  Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication, social media.

 

Work experience:

§  Minimum of 10 years of demonstrable relevant Communication experience.

 

Geographical experience:

§  Minimum of 10 years of experience in Africa with local experience in Al Kufra is an advantage.

 

Languages:

§  Fluency in Arabic (essential) and English (desirable).

 

Key competencies:

Education and experience

• Candidates with no university degree should have at least 10 years of experience working in the areas of journalism, communications, social media

• Candidates with Masters degree in journalism, communications, social media or other related fields should have at least 5 years of experience and those with Bachelor Degree in relevant field at least 7 years of experience.

Language Requirements

• Fluency in Arabic is required with working knowledge of English an advantage

 

Other relevant information:

To be communicated further if any

 

Interested candidates should create a profile and apply on CTG Global careers website (click here).  Please refer to the vacancy number:  VAC-1269.  Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

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