- Posting Title: Photographer, FS5
- Job Code Title: Photographer
- Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
- Duty Station: BAMAKO
- Job Opening Number: 21-Public Information-MINUSMA-162602-R-Bamako (M)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Public Information Section of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, with Bamako as duty station. The incumbent will report to the Chief Multimedia Unit.
Within delegated authority, the photographer will be responsible for the following duties:
- Provide principal photographic coverage and documentation of the Mission’s activities, and liaise with the Military, Police and Civilian units in order to achieve this end.
- Identify and carry out photographic assignments within the Mission’s area of operations and provide written information describing the coverage.
- Conceive, prepare proposals, write, photograph, edit and assist in the design of specific print/web/digital photo montages for use by the Public Information Office (PIO) as well as other substantive units of the Mission and UN Department of Public Information (DPI).
- Ensure the best quality of photographic products.
- Edit and archive photographs with specific data information for storage at Mission HQ.
- Provide UN DPI Photo Library with images of the Mission’s activities.
- Work closely with the Mission’s Newsletter Editor and Webmaster, providing supportive imagery for their specific publications and products.
- To undertake any other photography-related assignments, but not limited to, photo editing, photo research, maintenance and update of Missions’ Photo Archive and perform digital post production and photo processing tasks.
- Provide Mission stock images, liaison services, as well as technical support to international and local media organizations. Assist in building capacity in regard to technical proficiency in local media.
- Be responsible for photo equipment, issued by the Mission, for inventory and maintenance purposes.
- Assist in the creation and procurement of equipment infrastructure of the Mission’s photographic unit.
Professionalism: Good understanding of the functions and organization of the work unit, and of the organizational structure and respective roles of related units; Knowledge of internal policies, processes and procedures generally and in particular those related to the communication, production and standard sources; Good applied technical and specialized skills in audio visual production and demonstrated ability to apply good judgment and discretion in the context of assignments given; Responsible for the accuracy of the source and content of pictures and also for the aesthetic quality thereof. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
- High school diploma is required. Technical or vocational training in photography is required.
- At least 8 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of photography is required
Electronic/computer-based editing and design experience, and the ability to work independently are required.
- Additional training/work experience in the field of photography in developing countries and/or post conflict situations with the UN, other international organizations, or NGOs is desirable
- English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required and knowledge of French is desirable.
- Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
- The appointment or assignment and renewal thereofare subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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