UNESCO recrute un consultant en couverture photo/vidéo, Mossoul, Irak



Parent Sector : Division of Public Information (DPI)

Duty Station: Baghdad

Job Family: Public Information

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 10-Aug-2021

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

Overview of the functions of the post


In February 2019, UNESCO and the European Union signed project Reviving Mosul and Basra Old Cities, recognizing the power of culture as a driver of social and economic development. The 3-year long project aims to promote social cohesion and reconciliation through the restoration and reconstruction of historic urban landscapes in Mosul and Basra. In both old cities, urban reconstruction projects will be implemented jointly with job creation and skills development, responding to a severe lack of work opportunities, especially among young people, internally displaced persons and returnees.

Long Description

Work assignment:

Under the overall authority of the Director of UNESCO Iraq Office, and the overall supervision of the Head of Culture, and direct supervision of the Public Information Officer, the consultant will implement the tasks and responsibilities under the “Reviving Mosul and Basra Old Cities” project.

In this regard,the Consultant shall conduct the following tasks:

  • Produce high resolution videos for the UNESCO activities in Mosul (footage with montage) and raw footage; and assist with content development ;
  •  Provide high quality resolution photographs of the UNESCO activities, showing progress of the activities, in Mosul including photos of the traditional houses, and cultural practices (as instructed by the Project team);
  • Provide drone footage in the Old City, editing photographs and videos after the filming as required by the project team ;
  • Produce Human-Interest Stories, at least 2 per week, including written content and various formats photographs/video’s/audio-material/web story. (“Each video, for example, must be accompanied by a short story presenting the video.) ;
  • Edit photos and videos as requested by the Project Team and Public Information Officer ;
  • Provide 2-3 audio-visual and photo content for social media on a weekly basis :
  • Accompany project team and missions, as requested by supervisors and project team, to project sites and produce visibility materials immediately after the visits.

Long Description

  •  Requirement:

The consultant must be in possession of all equipment necessary to undertake the work. Wide angle lens required.

  •  Deliverables:

The Consultant shall submit the video and photos of the sites on a regular/ at least weekly basis, as per the assignment above; all contents must be provided no later than the actual duration of the contract.


Long Description

Duration of the contract: 6 months with 2 months of probationary period (1 June – 31 November 2021) extendable subject to satisfactory performance, project validity and fund availability.

Competencies (Core / Managerial)

  • Accountability (C)
  • Communication (C)
  • Innovation (C)
  • Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
  • Planning and organizing (C)
  • Results focus (C)
  • Teamwork (C)
  • Professionalism (C)

For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.

Required qualifications

  1. Academic Qaulification:

Completed Secondary School education / Technical diploma in the related areas of public information.


  1. years of relevant work experience:

3-4 years of skilled photography and videography


  1. Languages requirement:

Arabic (distinguished) – English (intermediate).


  1. Competencies and Skills:

creativity, technical photography skills, concentration on outputs in challenging circumstances, attention to detail and team working skills.


Selection and recruitment process

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.


UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.

UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.


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