Friday, April 23, 2010

UNMIT, Assistant Photographer, Deadline May 06 2010.

  UNITED NATIONS                         NATIONS UNIES
United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste
Assistant Photographer

POST TITLE: Assistant Photographer
SECTION: Communication & Public Information Office
REPORTING TO: CPIO Principal Photographer
LOCATION: Dili      
DATE OF ISSUE: 23 April 2010


Under the direct supervision the principal UNMIT photographer, the assistant photographer shall be required to perform the following duties: • Assisting in principal photographic coverage and documentation of the Mission’s activities. Assist in the design of specific print/web/digital photo montages for use by the Public Information Office (PIO) as well as other substantive units of the Mission and UN Department of Public Information (DPI). • Ensure the best quality of photographic products. • Help edit and archive photographs with specific data information for storage at Mission HQ. • Help provide UN DPI Photo Library with images of the Mission’s activities. • Work closely with photographer to provide the Mission’s Newsletter Editor and Webmaster imagery for their specific publications and products. • To undertake any other photography-related assignments, but not limited to, photo editing, photo research, maintenance and update of Missions’ Photo Archive and perform digital post production and photo processing tasks; • Help provide Mission stock images, liaison services, as well as technical support to international and local media organizations

Professionalism: Good understanding of the functions and organization of the work unit, and of the organizational structure and respective roles of related units; Knowledge of internal policies, processes and procedures generally and in particular those related to the communication, production and standard sources; Good applied technical and specialized skills in audio visual production and demonstrated ability to apply good judgment and discretion in the context of assignments given; Responsible for the accuracy of the source and content of pictures and also for the aesthetic quality thereof. Accountability: Photographic outputs/products can reflect positively or negatively upon the Mission. Great attention should be paid to the content of photo products used for external audiences. Communications: The incumbent is responsible for visual productions for the Mission, therefore good communication skills are needed for conducting interviews and for editing of visual material to ensure that the end-result communicates well; Ability to draft and edit a variety of correspondence and other communications in English; Demonstrated public relations skills.
Teamwork – Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.  Planning and Organization - Demonstrated planning and organizational skills; ability to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities; Technological Awareness: Fully proficient in the use of digital cameras and advance computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications; knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and other photo editing/archiving software technologies; Creativity: Ability to assist in the design, creation and delivery of new and effective communications products and services.


EDUCATION: A Minimum of Secondary School Diploma; relevant professional training or equivalent certification in photography is required; EXPERIENCES: At least 4 (four) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of photography or in related field like video. Electronic/computer-based editing and design experience and the ability to work independently are necessary. Additional training/work experience in the field of photography in developing nations and/or post conflict situations with the UN, other international organizations, or NGOs is desirable; LANGUAGES: Fluency in English and Tetum is required, Portuguese and Bahasa Indonesia is desirable

The applicants must present:
Application letter indicating the VA Number (L-TL-10-013) Curriculum Vitae; UN application Form (P.11) available in Main Gate of Obrigado Barracks, UNMIT HQ; Copies of school and University Certificates as well of any other training related to the requirements of   the position; baptismal or birth certificate. Please ensure all relevant work experience is reflected on the P11 form.

Please submit your application only if you meet the qualifications and requirements mentioned above. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The United Nations strongly encourages applications from qualified women candidates.

Application must be submitted to UNMIT Headquarters, Obrigado Barracks (Attention: Local Personnel Section), Or via E-mail to or
Deadline: Friday, 07 May 2010