Independent Consultant – Freelance Photgrapher

Lusaka, Zambia Salary: Commensurate with experience

USAID SCALING UP NUTRITION TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (SUN TA
INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT
Consultant Name:
(Last, First) TBD Position Title: Freelance Photographer
Project Name: USAID Scaling Up Nutrition Technical Assistance (SUN TA)
Billing Code: TBD Contract No: TBD
Period of Performance: 12 April 2021 – 31 December 2021
Travel Days: The task requires the consultant to travel within the country. The exact number of travel days will be determined at the time of commissioning each specific piece of work.
Workdays: The number of days will be determined at the time of commission each specific piece of work.
Remaining Workdays:
(Research, Report Writing) The total number of workdays will be determined at the time of commissioning each piece of work, which shall include field work and any other additional time pertinent to the completion of the whole assignment.
Total Level of Effort: 40 days
Evaluator: Chief of Party
BACKGROUND
The Scaling Up Nutrition Program is a cross-ministry and multi-donor program to reduce stunting in Zambia through implementation of the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) 1,000 Most Critical Days Program (MCDP II), which refers to the first 1000 days of a child’s life from conception to the second birthday. SUN TA evidence-based, integrated interventions aim to increase access to and availability of safe, diverse, nutritious food; encourage the adoption of better child-feeding and household hygiene practices; and increase access and use of improved health, water and sanitation services. The Project prioritizes sustainability by improving both intra-household joint decision-making and capacity-building among local government and stakeholders including private sector to ensure coordination, accountability, social and behavior change, and learning replicating the Scaling Up Nutrition theory of change model.
SUN TA project produces various publications as part of its communications work. The purpose of this assignment is for the photographer to provide the project with ongoing professional and high-quality photography services that will contribute to building a rich and diverse a photo library covering the project’s work in Health and Nutrition, Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in13 targeted districts across Zambia.
OBJECTIVES
Establishment and maintenance of a photo library inclusive of dates, captions, and other pertinent details.
General photography of the project’s work for the purposes of reports, materials, website and other digital platforms, social media and outreach materials.
Editing of photos taken by staff in the field (limited number each month).
Photography support at events, as needed.
TASKS
SUN TA will commission the Photographer to travel to project districts with a prioritized short list from the Communications Manager (SUN TA) or the Senior Communications Advisor (DAI Kenya).
All assignments will be agreed upon in writing issued by the Communications Manager.
Photography of the project’s work will require travel to multiple focus districts and the Photographer will be required to abide by COVID-19 precautions.
Final selected photos should be provided in both high and low resolution and uploaded to the photo library with background details.
The Photographer will provide progress updates to the SUN TA Communications Manager.
Final approvals and authorizations of deliverables will be conducted directly from the Chief of Party (COP) or an assigned proxy.
DELIVERABLES
High and low resolution digital still photographs with background details.
Edited photos.
COPYRIGHTS
SUN TA, on behalf of USAID, will retain all rights (for both print and digital) to photos taken on behalf of the project, and all subjects in photos must provide their expressed consent to have their image taken and used for outreach purposes. The project has a consent form that can be used for this purpose. While SUN TA will retain copyright of all photos, credit will be appropriately given to the Photographer. When applicable, the project will give photo credit to the Photographer.
QUALIFICATIONS
Seven to ten years of relevant work experience;
Excellent organizational skills;
Experience working with USAID or other multinational entity, preferred;
Experience working with culturally diverse teams;
Diploma/Degree in a relevant discipline such as marketing, mass communications, or visual arts, an advantage.
REQUIREMENTS
Profile
CV
Candidates must submit a portfolio of similar work.