ERIM: Vacancy Announcement “Photography Services Consultant”

CONTEXT


Equal Rights and Independent Media (ERIM) looking for a photographer to work with us on an ad hoc basis, under the regional project “COVID-19: Civil Society Resilience and Sustainability”. The photographer will be responsible for documentation of various activities and events organized in the Republic of Moldova with possible field visits in local communities.
“COVID-19: Civil Society Resilience and Sustainability” is a regional project run by ERIM and funded by the European Union. The project aims to support Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), independent activists and independent media to continue their work throughout and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

ERIM is looking for an experienced photographer based in Moldova to support the team to increase visibility of its events. The consultant will be responsible to shoot and edit photo packages focused on work done under the “COVID-19: Civil Society Resilience and Sustainability” project which aims to support local CSOs and independent media. The photos will be used by ERIM and the European Union on websites, social platforms, promotion materials and in various multimedia projects.

The timeframe for this consultancy is 12 months, starting from February 2022, upon request.

Key duties:

  • Take photos based on requests / photo shoot assignments. Photos should capture people in action and/or express the core elements of the situation assigned for coverage; in both horizontal and vertical formats; close-up, medium range and wide-angle shots, for example;
  • Edit photos and present one photo package of up to 30 of the best photos per event / assignment. Editing is only limited to colour correction and composition. The photos will be transferred via google drive or any other cloud storage;
  • Ensure the metadata information of each photo: date, place and location, subject names and age (if relevant), and brief description of the situation photographed. Information should be imbedded on the picture and in word document;
  • Bring / use his / her own camera(s) and other supporting equipment(s);
  • Deliver photo packages maximum seven (7) days after the event / assignment and to ensure no reduction in image

The photographer may need to travel to the project working areas with the ERIM team. ERIM will reimburse travel costs incurred for assignments.

Deliverables:

  • Raw files of photos from each even / assignment;
  • 30 best photos at highest resolution as jpeg (minimum 300dpi) per event / assignment;
  • Consent forms for taken photos, if relevant.

Payment will be made after invoice and deliverables of each photo event / assignment are submitted to and approved by ERIM.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 3 years working experience in photography with a record of providing high-quality, creative, photos for clients.
  • Have own camera or access to camera and other photography equipment.
  • Experienced in capturing photos for local or international CSOs, development organisations.
  • Flexibility and ability to work outside Chisinau.
  • Fluency in Romanian (reading, writing and speaking) and the ability to understand and speak Russian well. English language skills are desirable but not essential.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Interested individuals must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
1. Letter of interest, stating (a) experience in implementing similar assignments in the past three years, and (b) Financial proposal with breakdown of fee on a per day and a per half-day basisin EUR currency.
2. Portfolio with examples of work with local or international CSOs, development organisations.

Interested candidates may submit the above-mentioned documents for this work to moldova-csocd@erim.ngo by February 6, 2022. Please quote: “COVID CS R&S: Photography Services Consultant” in the subject line.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.