SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence. In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation – by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organisation, with decentralized management. Our Global Support Unit (70 staff) backstops our teams around the world.
SNV has been working in Vietnam since 1995, and currently has over 40 national and international staff. SNV Vietnam operates from a head office in Hanoi and projects in over 50 provinces in the country, including in the poorest and most remote areas.
The Coffee Agroforestry and Forest Enhancement for REDD+ (CAFÉ-REDD) will reduce deforestation and forest degradation by addressing the conversion of forest to agriculture in a priority conservation landscape – The Lang Biang landscape (comprising Bi Doup Nui Ba National Park and Buffer Zone). CAFE-REDD is funded by the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation & Nuclear Safety (BMU) and will run from 2018 to end 2021.
The project has the following specific result areas:
1. Developing a multi-stakeholder public-private partnership for forest landscape conservation and restoration and strengthened institutional capacity for climate smart landscape governance;
2. Engaging the private sector in monitoring and traceability systems to promote deforestation-free coffee supply chains, and;
3. Working with local ethnic minority communities and smallholder farmers to promote sustainable coffee production, including reduced coffee expansion and the promotion of coffee-agroforestry models and the development of alternative livelihood opportunities for young people.
The project seeks to broaden its impact through the development of high quality knowledge products and by hosting (sub-) national and regional learning events on REDD+, sustainable agriculture and deforestation-free supply chains.
1. Background of the Assignment
Capture and provide high quality and high-resolution images of key value chains of the project, and people working in the coffee and agri-businesses (eg: coffee field, coffee production, farmers in the field, happy farmers portraits for coffee labelling, cooperatives, factories, private sectors, etc). The photographer will be required to have his/her own equipment that allows him/her to capture high quality photos in different settings (mostly outdoor, but also in rooms with limited light).
The photographer will also be required to be available for travel to Lam Dong province during late November – December 2019. Detailed work plan will be further discussed upon finalization of the selection round.
2. Scope of Work
· Capture high resolution images of individuals, families and groups, at different field locations related to the implementation of the CAFÉ-REDD project (households, coffee fields, cooperatives, private sectors);
· Provide at least 1000 selected & retouched high quality images upon completion of the trip.
Field work (estimated 5 days in total including travel days) from Mid November – December 2019.
– Field works: 4 days
– Travel days: 1 day
· Divide the photograph into different folders with specific details such as geographical location, name of the person (for portraits), activity and any other relevant information, for easy identification and location. Captions should be provided in a separate text document. Details will be discussed in the final round.
· All photographs to be delivered by January 15, 2020.
o In electronic form, e.g. on flash-card or USB;
o Format of electronic pictures: JPEG, BMP, PNG;
o Resolution: high (minimum 300 dpi scale up to A1 size) that will be of an internationally acceptable standard;
o Pixel dimension: 1600×900 pixel or higher
o Including captions with specific details such as geographical location, name of the person (for portraits), activity and any other relevant information
· A selection of ‘best photos’, total of 1000 high quality images for field works;
· SNV holds the copyrights of photographs and any violation of copyright law will be pursued appropriately.
· At least 5 years work experience in photography in social/development area with an international organisation
· Proven ability in photography and ability to assimilate and communicate complex visual messages in an engaging and user-friendly manner;
· Advanced knowledge and skills of editing software, including Adobe Photoshop and other editing tools (preferable)
Other Skills Required:
· Knowledge and understanding of the development sector;
· Previous experience of working with NGOs or INGOs;
· Availability and willingness to travel to remote areas of Vietnam
Interested photographers/agencies are invited to send the application packages including:
– A lump sum package for the whole trip such as consultant fee (including 10% PIT), and other travel costs (round trip air tickets, accommodation, per diem)
– Sample digital photography works
(Note: Transportation from Da Lat to communes for field works will be separately covered by SNV)
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Interested candidates kindly send the proposal by 17:00, 18th October 2019 at the latest.