Uganda: Photographer

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Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

Terms of Reference


1. Background and context

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent humanitarian organization working to provide durable solutions and promote human security. In Uganda, DRC works in North, North-Western, South-Western and North-Eastern regions in a range of emergency/development support for the refugees and communities in need with the aim of saving lives by providing protection and humanitarian assistance, and creating livelihoods (for more information go to

2. Purpose

Through high quality digital photography, the consultant will be expected to produce high pictures that showcase the impact of the work of the ECHO consortium in refugee settlements in the West Nile region. The photos must be in a format that is usable online—on websites and social media platforms. The successful candidate will be expected to exercise full compliance with DRC programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies and strategies, as well as implementation of the effective internal control systems.

3. Key Responsibilities

The photographer will produce between 50-100 high quality photos (with captions) from field visits conducted during the period of assignment. He/she will also be expected to produce at least 2-3 photo-stories with between 7-10 photos. Other deliverables include: a detailed timeline, work plan, a budget and an outline on how he/she will successfully accomplish the task.

3.1. Scope of consultancy

The photographer will visit various project locations in refugee settlements in the West Nile region. During these visits, he/she will be expected to take photos that capture the impact of the intervention of the ECHO consortium.

3.2. Key deliverables/outputs

A clear work plan; 50-100 high quality photos; 2-3 photo stories. Photos and photo stories must all have clear captions.

4. DRC’s responsibilities

DRC will provide travel and accommodation at field level (Arua, Adjumani and Moyo districts) and travel from/to Kampala (by car).

5. Reporting Arrangements

The Consultant will report to and work closely with DRC’s Advocacy & Communication Coordinator.


The outputs must be submitted to DRC till 30 April 2018.


The ideal candidate must be technically competent in use of photography equipment and software; have an eye for human interest stories and have experience in producing high quality photography in a refugees/internally displaced persons’ context. The consultant should also have experience in working with international NGOs.


The assignment will be field based (West Nile).


Interested applicants who meet the required profile are invited to submit an expression of interest including:

i. A suitability statement including CV of participating consultant(s) with details of qualifications and experience.

ii. Technical proposal that summarizes understanding of the TOR, methodology and tools to be used.

iii. A work plan clearly indicating the activity schedule.

iv. Financial proposal providing cost estimates and consultancy fees.

v. Contacts of three organizations that have recently contracted you to carry out similar assignment.

vi. Links to samples of your work

How to apply:

Please send all that is required by email to by 31st January 2018 5:00pm clearly indicating position name in the subject line. We thank applicants for their interest in the position however; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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