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6 August 2017
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
1 September 2017
Within its mandate to protect and promote the rights of vulnerable communities, the Mission monitors and reports on the situation of Kosovo Roma, Kosovo Ashkali and Kosovo Egyptian communities. In 2017, the Mission will issue a Publication depicting the current situation of the three communities, and assessing the level of their inclusion in Kosovo society. Issues such as housing conditions, access to basic rights, participation in decision making, employment, education and health and will be primarily presented.
The Publication will provide a comprehensive overview of the situation of Kosovo Roma, Kosovo Ashkali and Kosovo Egyptian communities, including an assessment on their living conditions in 22 municipalities in Kosovo. It will aim to inform relevant stakeholders working on promotion of community rights, and responsible for the inclusion of the three communities; primarily Kosovo central-level and local level institutions, International organisations and civil society.
The publication will contain photographs depicting the situation of Kosovo Roma, Kosovo Ashkali and Kosovo Egyptian communities, with reference to the issues to be elaborated therein. The photographs will become a central component of the publication and must therefore illustrate and support a strong advocacy message.
The publication will also contain several graphics, including a map of Kosovo marking the places/geographical locations populated by larger groups of communities belonging to the three communities.
For the purpose of acquiring professional photographs, and designing graphics of the Publication, and in line with OMiK’s Project ‘Advancing Communities Rights in Kosovo II’, the Communities Section seeks to hire the professional services of a consultant (professional photographer and graphic designer) to produce a series of photographs to be incorporated in the final publication, and prepare the final graphic design before publication.
To gather and consolidate the knowledge and experience of issues of concern affecting target communities’ enjoyment of basic rights and access to services by incorporating a strong visual element in the Publication.
Tasks and Responsibilities
The consultant will be engaged for 30 working days, after which period s/he will deliver at least 60 digital high-quality resolution images, to the expected standard by the project manager, and prepare a final graphic design of the publication.
The consultant will provide all necessary materials and equipment for the assignment. The OSCE will not be responsible for photographer’s transportation or office space for the duration of the assignment. The copyrights for the selected photographs will remain with the Mission.
The consultant will begin her/his assignment consulting and discussing with OSCE staff to identify suitable locations, subjects and ‘messages’ that best illustrate the issues addressed in the publication.
The consultant will receive directions and recommendations by the OSCE Project Manager (PM), in terms of the locations that s/he needs to visit and take photographs of. If deemed necessary by the PM, the consultant will be accompanied by OSCE staff to specific locations, and provided necessary information to help him/her with the task.
Following the assessment, the consultant will develop a work plan and prepare for field work in consultation with the PM. The consultant will be in charge of making all necessary travel and logistical arrangements and setting appointments with relevant community interlocutors in close cooperation with OSCE staff.
The photographer will, finally and in cooperation with OSCE staff, assist in the final selection and layout of the photographs for the publication, including drafting captions for all selected photographs.
The photographer will be responsible for graphic design of the publication by organizing the pages into a reasonable layout and determine graphic elements required to create original content.
Within the first three days upon engagement, the consultant will consult and discuss with the PM and OSCE staff to identify suitable locations, subjects and ‘messages’ that best illustrate the issues addressed in the publication
Following the consultation, the consultant will have one day to develop a work plan and prepare for field work in consultation with the PM
The photographer will spend one day in each region while being supervised by the Field Teams to complete the photographic field work in all regions, within seven working days
The consultant will be required to consult the PM for final selection and layout of the photographs, graphic design, including reviewing and obtaining of final approval of the drafted captions for all selected photographs within five working days
The consultant will deliver a graphic design of a map of Kosovo indicating the major community settlements.
Detailed work plan of tasks and activities for the 30 day assignment period
Timely delivery of all pictures, layout and captions, no later than 40 days upon engagement
Delivery of 60 high quality photographs and well-written captions for selected photographs
Final version of the Publication in electronic form
Final evaluation report.
At least seven years of relevant and demonstrable professional experience in photography and graphic design
Basic understanding of the situation of Kosovo Roma, Kosovo Ashkali and Kosovo Egyptian communities
Understanding of key human rights issues affecting the three communities
Prior experience of any professional engagement with related to the three communities is an asset
Proven ability to work with sensitive subjects in a challenging environment
Prior experience of photographing vulnerable groups or individuals is an asset
Experience of publishing work, including direct engagement in all aspects of production
Ability and commitment to uphold the highest photojournalism professional ethics
Remuneration will depend on the qualifications and experience of individual experts as well as the detailed work plan to be agreed upon and will be based on the current OSCE consultancy rates.
Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to use the online recruitment and only fully completed OSCE applications will be accepted. However, if you have technical difficulties with the system you may use the offline application form found under http://www.osce.org/employment/43284 and forward the completed form quoting the vacancy number by e-mail to: email@example.com.
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