We are seeking a photographer for a short-term assignment (4-5 days) in Nigeria to be completed by June 30, 2013.
CapacityPlus is a global USAID-funded project led by IntraHealth International and focused on strengthening the global health workforce to meet Millennium Development Goals. IntraHealth International is a US-based nonprofit organization that has served the public health needs of developing countries for over 30 years.
CapacityPlus is approaching its fifth and final year, with successful and diverse programs in over 20 countries. As the CapacityPlus Communications Team reports on country-level work via website articles and publications, and is preparing to document the project’s work for end-of-project events and legacy publications, there is a need for high-quality, compelling photographs capturing our work in our major countries, including Nigeria. These photographs will help engage health workforce leaders and other key audiences to learn about CapacityPlus’s work and utilize its tools and resources to strengthen the health workforce.
CapacityPlus/Nigeria carries out an integrated portfolio of health workforce interventions. Working at both the national and state levels, the program is addressing a range of health workforce areas including preservice education and in-service training, deployment and retention strategies, management and leadership, human resources information systems (HRIS) and data use, and monitoring and evaluation. This assignment will primarily focus on documenting CapacityPlus/Nigeria’s work with health professional schools to improve preservice education and in-service training.
Description of services to be rendered
Approximately four days of shooting photography in select schools of midwifery and health technology in Nasarawa and Benue state in Nigeria . The photographer will be accompanied by a country staff member to coordinate travel, facilitate interviews, and provide the photographer with direction as needed, while a communications staff person in Chapel Hill will oversee all deliverables. All travel must be completed, and expense reports submitted, by June 30, 2013.
The images should include vibrant environmental portraiture, and document program activities using a documentary approach with wide angle images. A shot list will be provided. A portion of the photographs should be taken with copy space in mind for use in printed materials, website banners, and other promotional materials. The tone of imagery captured should (to the extent possible and true) include vibrant and energetic shots utilizing dynamic perspectives to convey action and emotion, but without excluding opportunities for serious or still imagery. All photography should strive to convey the vision and work of IntraHealth and CapacityPlus with respect and dignity. Imagery will focus on documenting CapacityPlus/Nigeria’s work, telling the stories of the people impacted by this work, and creating powerful iconographic images that symbolize and convey IntraHealth’s mission.
Raw images from all locations must be delivered to CapacityPlus via Dropbox within 10 days of completion of photographing. Thereafter, the photographer may identify a subset of premium images per country for further retouching to be delivered before June 30. Specific deliverables include:
• Complete and submit required paperwork prior to starting work.
• 200-300 high quality and compelling images for each day of shooting in the field, approximately 50 of which will be premium photographs. These images should be publication-quality and represent the photographer’s best output during this assignment.
• The full set of edited images should be delivered to CapacityPlus by June 30, 2013.
• Draft and submit a blog post about photo bounty experience for editing and publishing within two weeks of completion date.
Desired Skills & Experience
• Demonstrated ability to take, edit, and share (via Dropbox) high quality photographs
• Ability to work in-person with CapacityPlus staff in Nigeria, and virtually with US-based staff
• Ability to communicate in English via e-mail and Skype.
Interested and qualified photographers should send their CV, cover letter, and links to examples of photography work to [email protected] Cover letters will include the expected number of days to complete the deliverables outlined in the scope of work and daily rate in Nigerian Naira. Please note daily rates less than 7,800 Nigerian Naira are preferred. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the bounty assignment is filled.
Applications received after June 1, 2013 will be rejected