Call for Application: Photographer, Abuja, Nigeria

Organization: Search for Common Ground (SFCG)


About Search for Common Ground

Search for Common Ground (Search) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington DC and in Brussels, SFCG's mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. SFCG seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 800 staff worldwide, SFCG implements projects in 49 countries, with permanent offices in over 35, including Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the US.


About the project

Search is implementing the Advancing Religious Tolerance (ART. 38) project which aims to strengthen engagement between key stakeholders to advance conversations and responses on Religious Freedom or Belief (FORB) as a powerful force for interfaith understanding and peace to promote tolerance and address interfaith conflict by working with religious communities to collaborate in developing initiatives that curbs violent narratives tied to religious conflict in Nigeria through positive public messages of religious pluralism and respect of human rights.


Background of Assignment

In line with Objective

3 of the Advancing Religious Tolerance (ART.38) Project - Media Peaceful Religious Narrative - that will contribute towards the development of a media campaign utilizing messaging that promotes interfaith cooperation, coexistence and countering violent rhetoric. Peace messages recorded in video formats as well as photos will be developed with the goal of adding to content of media peace campaigns, and will be disseminated across Search's media platforms.


Objectives

The overall objective of the task is to produce a photo catalogue and 5-minute video documentary of the ART.38 Project activities as well as the project beneficiaries. Specific tasks are:


Photographer

In close collaboration with the SFCG team:

Produce a photo brief, to also include a plan and sequence to produce a photo catalogue. Executing the entire production process including ensuring that the proper tools, equipment and systems are utilized including concept development, photography equipment (filming, sound, lighting, staging etc), post photography editing, effects, captions, etc.)

Capture and produce HD Quality Actions Photos of beneficiaries and participants, with all narratives or captions of the photos included.

Visit the actual locations of the subjects and prime project activities in Abuja, Kogi, Gombe, Bauchi, and Kaduna States Nigeria, to conduct one-on-one interviews, to obtain excerpts for interviews, photos and other visual resources

Determine what will be an ideal location, backdrop, environment to shoot footages for picture output Share a pre/post-production footage for comments and feedback from the Search team and possibly the subjects in the source materials themselves

Produce a series of High Definition (HD) photos into a catalogue detailing the key outcomes from the ART.38 Project including project activities across Northern Nigeria States, context resources, success stories/stories of change, as well as relevant portrayals of the personal lives and motivations of beneficiaries, which will eventually feed into a mini-documentary.

Activities will take place as indicated below:

S/N. 1

DESCRIPTION: Collection of Success Stories from beneficiaries and Project Activities - 2 days

DATE: March 2020 LOCATION: Abuja, FCT ACTIVITY: Religious Engagement Training Abuja

S/N. 2

DESCRIPTION: Collection of Success Stories from beneficiaries and Project Activities - 2 days

DATE: March 2020 LOCATION: Abuja, FCT ACTIVITY: High Level Technical Meeting Abuja

S/N. 3

DESCRIPTION: Collection of Success Stories from beneficiaries - 3 days (inclusive of travel) DATE: March 2020 LOCATION: Bauchi City, Bauchi State ACTIVITY: Success Story Gathering

S/N. 4

DESCRIPTION: Collection of Success Stories from beneficiaries and Project Activities - 4 days (inclusive of travel)

DATE: April 2020 LOCATION: Gombe City, Gombe State

ACTIVITY: Zonal Conference - North EastS/N. 5

DESCRIPTION: Collection of Success Stories from beneficiaries and Project Activities - 4 days (inclusive of travel)

DATE: April 2020 LOCATION: Lokoja, Kogi State

ACTIVITY: Zonal Conference - North CentralS/N. 6

DESCRIPTION: Collection of Success Stories from beneficiaries and Project Activities - 4 days (inclusive of travel)

DATE: April 2020

LOCATION; Kaduna, Kaduna State Zonal Conference - North West. Please note that for these consultancies, a Search team member will be designated to help coordinate and support all field-related aspects required.

ALL material produced and related to this consultancy, are the sole property of Search for Common Ground. Search staff will be on ground to facilitate the aspects of the production process.Documentation and Reporting: The consultants will report directly to the Search staff, with day-to-day guidance from the National Communications and Media Team.


Location of Consultancy: Abuja with field travel to other locations in Kogi, Gombe, Bauchi, and Kaduna as well as other States in Nigeria


Qualification

Over 5 years of relevant professional experience in videography or photography Experience working with INGO or NGO is a plus


Applications

Interested candidates are invited to send an application through our Career Portal, no later than 10th March, 2020Updated resume Suitability statement (this statement should include the list of equipments to be used for this type of work, list of languages spoken and the area of residence ) 2 reference letters from organizations who can verify the quality of the consultant's work.

A sample of previous work done

A portfolio listing previous work done Proposed budget (this should include a breakdown of logistics expenses)

Submitted offers will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and selection made according to the following criteria:Excellent experience with both the content/subject-matter area

Consultant's availability and ability to provide the service on time; Proven experience and deep knowledge of the INGO or NGO work

Please note that the system only has the functionality to upload two documents per application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Search for Common Ground (Search) is an international non-profit organization that promotes the peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium,

Search's mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict —away from destructive approaches towards cooperative solutions. With more than 600 staff worldwide, Search implements projects in more than 30 countries across the globe.Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website: www.sfcg.org for full details of our work.

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