UNDP Hiring A Photographer

The Kenya Country Office (CO) would like to procure the services of a professional photographer to take photographs of UNDP programme country projects as described below.


UNDP Kenya programme is aligned to the national development agenda articulated in the Kenya Vision 2030. Our Country Program Document (CPD) 2014 – 2018 is also an integral part of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) to the Government of Kenya, which is aligned to the government Medium Term Plan (MTPII). The overarching aim of these strategies is to support socioeconomic transformation in Kenya and attain a middle-income development-led economy. UNDP Kenya programmes aim to address poverty, inequality and exclusion in an integrated and area based way to support communities and government to achieve sustainable and inclusive economic growth. Our programmes are delivered at national and community level in consultation and partnership with a broad range of stakeholders including the Government of Kenya, civil society organizations, independent bodies, development partners and other UN agencies.

Aligning to the Global goals, UNDP Kenya focuses on the following:

·         Transformative Governance and Accountability: UNDP supports institution building and governance, accountability and rule of law mechanisms that are responsive to the needs of citizens, particularly the poor and marginalized.  UNDP works to strengthen the capacities of government institutions at both national and county levels to deliver public services. Through civil society collaboration, UNDP supports youth and women empowerment including those working with persons with disabilities to engage effectively in local level decision making.

·         Community Security, Social Cohesion and Resilience:  UNDP contributes to, and supports, the development of technical capacities, skills and knowledge; strengthened institutional systems, tools and structures; and provides technical assistance to key government institutions responsible for disaster risk reduction (DRR), peace building, conflict prevention and social cohesion.

·         Environmental Sustainability, Renewable Energy and Land Management:  Our work is in four areas: Climate Change adaptation and mitigation; Natural Resource and Sustainable Land Management; Forestry and Biodiversity/Wildlife; and Sustainable Energy Access. UNDP also works on sound chemical management through the Global Environmental Facility (GEF). At community level UNDP addresses specific needs of women, which include spending less time in search of water and firewood and creation of more time to engage in productive activities; through the rehabilitation of natural springs, drilling of boreholes and introduction of energy efficient cooking stoves.

·         Productive Sectors and Trade: UNDP seeks to address economic and social exclusion and inequality in Kenya through an integrated approach focused on promoting inclusive growth through the implementation of policies, strategies and programmes that support sustainable development. Empowering the poor to become economic agents by developing their entrepreneurial and labor market skills; integrating them into value chains; and promoting goods and services for the poor.


Assignment objective and Scope

The objective of this consultancy is to conduct field based documentary photography assignment to capture programmatic impact of UNDP work in Kenya, through a people-centric lens. Reporting to the Head of Programmes, the consultant will work in close consultation with the UNDP Communications specialist and program teams. The photographer will follow the provided photography brief adhering to the UNDP branding requirements as well as UN guidelines for photography documentation as provided.


Duty Station

The consultant will be expected to travel to UNDP Kenya project areas within the country.


Application Process

Qualified candidates are requested to email their applications to [email protected] to reach us on or before 5.00 P.M on Tuesday, 26 September 2017(GMT+3.00).

Please quote the Procurement Reference No.: ‘’KEN/IC/2017/33 ‘’ on the subject line

Firms are not eligible for this consultancy assignment (open only for national individual consultants).

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