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National Consultant - Communications Associate (Audiovisual), Accra Ghana (11.5 Months) Open to Ghanaian nationals only.

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Contract type: Consultancy
Duty Station: Accra
Level: Consultancy
Location: Ghana
Categories: Communication

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a voice

In Ghana, UNICEF cooperates with the Government and other partners to defend the rights of children and help them fulfill their potential. With offices in Accra and Tamale, the UNICEF team seeks to achieve results in strategic programme areas. The overall goal is for every child to survive and thrive, to live in a safe and clean environment, to learn, to be protected from violence and exploitation, and to have an equitable chance in life. The current Country Programme of cooperation is aligned with the Government priorities, the UN Sustainable Development Partnership (UNSDP) and Key Results for Children (KRCs) in the West and Central African Region (immunization, nutrition, learning outcomes, ending child marriage and ending open defecation). UNICEF main strategies include evidence-based advocacy, system strengthening, integrated programming across sectors, emergency preparedness and response, and innovation.

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How can you make a difference?

This consultancy position of Communication (Audiovisual) Associate will support Ghana Country Office in the planning, developing, disseminating, filing, and monitoring of audio-visual materials, including video, photobank and photo stories. The consultant (Audiovisual Associate) will also support the Communication Unit by attending and documenting events through quality photography and editing swiftly for social media (and other) purposes.

The individual consultant will also support UNICEF with photography in low- to mid-level activities and will support the assigned photographer during emergency situations and in high-profile events.

Tasks and activities will require accuracy, patience, and flexibility. It may also require the ability to travel and to work alongside others in difficult terrain and unpredictable circumstances.

Specific Tasks

a. Review and storage of UNICEF communication / multimedia assets

b. Embedding of metadata into photographs and adequate captioning

c. Production of a monthly report to Chief, Section providing a summary on how the photography database has been maintained and refreshed

d. Monthly report using social media analytics to document activity on UNICEF Ghana website and YouTube in respect of videos reach.

e. Documenting events with photography where required. This may include field travel outside Greater Accra Region and into rural areas. 


The estimated number of days for travel purposes is 25 days in total – (approximately 6 days per quarter)

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • National consultants (junior level):
  • Completion of secondary education with a minimum of six years’ experience in progressively responsible administrative work and photography documentary experience or a university degree in communication, journalism, photography or a related field with a minimum of 3 years' professional experience in photography documentary, categorizing editing and captioning
  • Ability to demonstrate experience in photography database filing etc.
  •  Demonstrated ability to work in rural environments
  •  Previous experience working with UNICEF will be an advantage
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

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For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

Core Competencies includes;

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.



Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

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