International/Regional Photographer

Consultant Type:  Individual Consultant
Work Location: Home-based, with frequent travel to the MRC member countries
Division: Planning Division/Office of the CEO
Duration/Contract Type: Maximum of 60 working days / Special Service Agreement

 

Responsibilities / Tasks: 

The assignment involves (1) reviewing of photo archives and project-related documents; (2) planning of photo stories, shooting locations and travel schedule; (3) shooting photos in the fields; and (4) post production of editing and filing of photos with text (captions and narratives).

Qualifications and Requirements: 

    • A minimum of bachelor’s degree, preferably a master’s, in photojournalism, photography, communications or related field;

    • At least 5 years of solid experience in the field of professional photojournalism with a good portfolio of photo products on the Mekong, development or environmental issues;

    • Ability to produce photo stories/essays with good narrative skills;

    • Experience with the use of a variety of digital cameras, and expertise in shooting in various lighting conditions;

    • Adequate equipment and facility, including HD cameras, an editing machine and applications, and other necessary photo production tools;

    • Ability to produce photo products as defined by the Communication Component;

    • Knowledge of natural resources management and environmental awareness is desirable;

    • Good understanding of the Mekong River basin’s socio-economic, environmental contexts;

    • Work experience with international, inter-governmental organisations preferred;

    • Willingness to work closely with the MRCS and transboundary project teams;

    • Good command of written and spoken English;

    • Working knowledge of riparian languages is an asset but not a requirement.

 

The Terms of Reference and other information can be obtained from the MRC website http://www.mrcmekong.org/working-with-mrc/employment/ and https://www.facebook.com/Mekong-River-Commission-165798426775632/timeline/. MRC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

The application should include (i) a cover letter outlining clearly how the candidate meets the requirements of the position, (ii) a detailed CV, (iii) MRC Personal History Form, (IV) portfolio (10-30 work samples including photo stories/essays), (V) contact information of 3 references and (VI) financial proposal. The position title/Division must be indicated in the cover letter.

The application should be sent to:

Mekong River Commission 
Office of the Secretariat in Vientiane
P.O. Box 6101, 184 Fa Ngoum Road
Vientiane 01000, Lao PDR
Email: mrcs@mrcmekong.org

Closing date for applications: 10 January 2018