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Job Summary
Grade: Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Employment Type: Consultancy
Location: Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Closing Date: 30 Dec 2019


Organizational Setting


FAO Bangladesh assists the Government to formulate policies, programmes and projects to address the root causes of hunger and malnutrition, develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and utilize environmental and natural resources in a sustainable way. It contributes to the development of FAO’s field programme projects in the country and implements them in the sectors of food security, agriculture and rural development.


“Meeting the Undernutrition Challenge (MUCH)” is the follow-up project of the National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Programme (NFPCSP) and is based in the Food Planning and Monitoring Unit (FPMU) of the Ministry of Food (MoFood) in Bangladesh. The MUCH project broadens the scope of NFPCSP’s interventions by extending support to other core ministries, civil society organizations (CSOs) and the private sector, endeavouring to achieve a strengthened enabling environment for eradicating food insecurity and malnutrition. It does this by improving in particular (i) cross-sectoral and sectoral policies and investment programmes for food security and nutrition (FSN) that are gender sensitive; (ii) human and organizational resource development for FSN; (iii) financial resource allocation for FSN; (iv) inclusiveness of governance and coordination mechanisms for FSN; and (v) comprehensiveness of information generation to support FSN policy formulation and programming.


The post is located in the MUCH project office hosted by the FPMU, MoFood in Bangladesh as well as in the FAO Representation.


Reporting Lines


The Photographer works under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative for Bangladesh and the direct supervision of the MUCH Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) in close consultation and collaboration with the MUCH Project Team, while acting independently in routine matters. In regular consultation and coordination with the National Communication Officer, FAOBD, the incumbent shall ensure coherence with all of FAO’s corporate communication policy and operational guidelines for all communication and information outputs.


Technical Focus


Photography services necessary for the monitoring, evaluation, learning and visibility of food and nutrition security policies, programmes and investment plans to achieve the objectives of national and international commitments, such as the Second Country Investment Plan: Nutrition-Sensitive Food Systems (CIP2), the 7th Five Year Plan, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), National Agricultural Policy, and the National Social Security Strategy (NSSS).


Tasks and responsibilities


  • Capture high resolution images of individuals, families, groups, stakeholders and events related to the implementation of the MUCH project at various locations, countrywide;
  • Provide all images from each event or assignment, unless otherwise requested by MUCH – photographs taken must be of high quality suitable for printing, publishing, web designing, editing, and broadcasting;
  • Provide specific details, such as geographical locations, names of the persons in the photos, time of the photos taken, for each picture; and
  • When required, embed captions in jpeg images and provide them in separate text document(s).





Minimum Requirements


  • Five years of progressive experience as a photographer, preferably with UN or international organizations
  • Experience in and readiness to accept on-call assignments
  • Possession of a high resolution digital camera/equipment to be used for the assignments
  • National of Bangladesh
  • Working knowledge of English


FAO Core Competencies


  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement


Technical/Functional Skills


  • Availability and willingness to travel
  • Ability to work on a number of assignments simultaneously
  • Good team working and organizational and communication skills
  • Maturity, initiative, tact, high sense of responsibility and multi-cultural attitude
  • Training in media, communication and photography is an asset.

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