Position details

Vacancy id VAC-6466
Job title VAC-6466 Human Interest Story Writing and Photography Consultant
Location Tripoli
Apply by 28-Oct-2021
Start date 15-Nov-2021
Duration 4 months
Number of vacancies 0
Qualification Diploma in A university degree in Sociology, Communication studies, Journalism, English language, social sciences or a similar field. Professional qualifications in Media/Communication/photography will be an added advantage , • High responsible sense of journalistic ethics and in-depth understanding of human and child rights issues • Previous working experience with UNICEF and/or another international development organization is desirable. (desirable).
Sector experience Minimum of A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in developing, producing and/or editing communications materials, including human interest stories, advocacy booklets, brochures, concept notes, proposals, and reportability to effectively grasp and incorporate inputs/feedback from multiple contributors year/s of demonstrable relevant Communication experience (essential).
Geographical experience Minimum of 5 year/s of experience in Africa (essential).
Languages Fluent in Arabic (essential).
Fluent in English (essential).

Job description

CTG overview

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Overview of position


UNICEF Libya is looking for a short-term writer to support the communication team in realizing agreed communication plans and programme requirements as per the donor and partners requests for a period of 4 months. Under the general guidance of the Communication section, the consultant will be responsible for writing and editing human interest stories and capturing high resolution photos with captions. The stories and photographs, which give a human face to donor proposals and reports, will focus on individual beneficiaries of UNICEF supported programmes in Libya. The material will be used to support donor reports as well as shared on the UNICEF website.

Role objectives

Key Task and Responsibilities
• Review the Country Programme Document, Situation Analysis Report, UNICEF regional and Global Communication Strategy and available project proposals and reports.
• Liaise with Programme staff to identify relevant programme areas and counterparts to engage in the development of the human-interest stories and photographs.
• Travel within the country to collect information, perform interviews and related tasks for the purposes of producing human interest or other stories and/or documenting UNICEF supported activities, donor visits and other events related to UNICEF work. • Capture appropriate high-resolution photographs for each of the human-interest stories to be published in donor reports, proposals, programme documents, social media, UNICEF websites, power point presentations, social media packages and exhibition kits.
• Teachers, parents and others impacted by the programme may be interviewed to provide perspective, background or complimentary information. However, the story should as far as possible be told from each child’s perspective.

Project reporting

The consultant will report to UNICEF Communication Specialist.

Key competencies

• Demonstrated strong communication, presentation and writing skills are essential – a clear, concise, compelling writing style, which is adaptable for difference audiences, including mainstream public. 
• Strategic thinking and critical analysis.
• Commitment and drive, with a clear focus on results. 

• Positive, proactive, ‘can-do’ approach.
• Solutions-focused.
• Ability to juggle competing priorities under pressure, whilst maintaining attention to detail and meeting deadlines.
• Creative and innovative

Team management

No team managerial skills are required.

Further information

 Administrative considerations
• The consultant will work on his/her own computer(s) and use his/her own resources and materials in the execution of this assignment.
• DSA will be paid for assignments requiring travel outside Tripoli.
• All stories and photographs produced by the consultant will remain the property of UNICEF for unlimited use.
• The consultant will bear the responsibility of ensuring that the parent or guardian of each child sign a waiver (to be provided) giving permission for the collection of information and taking of photographs.
• The consultant will strictly adhere to UNICEF’s policies and guidelines around photographing of children in vulnerable situations (to be shared).

· At no stage of the recruitment process will CTG ask candidates for a fee. This includes during the application stage, interview, assessment and training.
· CTG has a zero tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) which is outlined in its Code of Conduct. Protection from SEA is everyone’s responsibility and all staff are required to adhere to CTG’s Code of Conduct at all times.