Photography Mission Application – FLOW/EOWE Project

Programme: “Funding Leadership Opportunities for Women (FLOW)/Enhancing Opportunities for Women’s Enterprises (EOWE)” (FLOW/EOWE)

Location: Travel to Binh Thuan and Ninh Thuan province
Duration: From: 2 October 2017 To: 6 October 2017

1.        Background of the Programme

SNV Netherlands Development Organization has been working in Vietnam since 1995. Using market based approaches and balancing benefits for gender equality romotion, SNV is committed to reducing poverty by catalyzing environmentally sustainable solutions for low-income people in agriculture, energy, water & sanitation, and REDD+.

Women's capacity to participate and compete in economic activities is limited by a series of structural barriers, including the lack of gender-sensitive policies, access to assets, technology, markets, and information as well as gender roles in households, business and communities. SNV’s “Enhancing Opportunities for Women’s Enterprises” (EOWE) programme addresses these issues and aims to advance women’s economic participation and self-reliance in Kenya and Vietnam by creating a conducive environment for female entrepreneurship as a vehicle for change.

The EOWE programme focuses its support on women working in agribusinesses by increasing their access to agribusiness models, assets, technology, markets, and information. In order to increase the income and improve the livelihoods of women in agricultural value chains, the programme supports and promotes climate-smart agriculture business models and women leadership in farmer groups and cooperatives.

In addition, the programme aims to transform key gender norms within households and communities that inhibit women to start or advance their business: workload, leadership and control over income. On the national level, SNV focuses on increasing the gender-sensitiveness of key policies and laws and the establishment of a women’s economic platform and gender network. Within the programme, SNV closely collaborates with local partners and promotes a network of different actors in the agricultural sector, the Women’s Union, Cooperative Union, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and national and local government actors for technical support and policy influencing.

The “Enhancing Opportunities for Women’s Enterprises” (EOWE) programme is being implemented between 2016 and 2020 in Vietnam and Kenya by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV). The Programme is part of the Funding Leadership Opportunities for Women (FLOW) programme funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Social Development Department (DSO). In Vietnam, FLOW/EOWE will be implemented in collaboration with local partners in Quang Binh, Binh Dinh, Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan province, leveraging on previous and existing projects and relationships to ensure more benefits for women.

2.        Background of the Assignment

Capture and provide high quality and high resolution images of key gender norms/roles at household level (including women and men), female and male farmers working (together) in agriculture (asparagus, dragon fruit) and women working in private sector agribusiness (processing dragon fruit).

The photographer will be required to have his/her own equipment that allows him/her to capture high quality photos in different settings (outdoor, but also in rooms with limited light).

The photographer will also be required to be available for travel to Binh Thuan and Ninh Thuan province from 2-6 October 2017. The transportation and logistical arrangements will be ensured by SNV.

3.        Scope of Work

  • Capture high resolution images of individuals, families and groups, at different field locations related to the implementation of the FLOW/EOWE programme (households, farming fields, cooperatives, private sector);
  • Provide at least 40 selected high quality images for 2 field locations (Binh Thuan and Ninh Thuan)
  • Caption each photograph 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 embedded in the jpeg images and also provided in a separate text document. Details will be discussed in the final round.

4.        Time Frame and Deliverables

Time frame:   

  • Recruitment: September – W1,2
  • Contracting: September – W3,4
  • Field work (2-6 October, including travel days): October – W1,2
  • Draft product (post-production and photo selection): October – W2
  • Final products (40 edited/selected best images with captions):  12/10/2017


  • All photographs
    • In electronic form, e.g. on flash-card or USB;
    • Format of electronic pictures: JPEG, BMP, PNG;
    • Resolution: high (minimum 300 dpi scale up to A1 size) that will be of an internationally acceptable standard;
    • Pixel dimension: 1600x900 px or higher
  • 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 40 high quality images for 2 field locations;
    • The photographs will be copyrighted to SNV and any violation of copyright law will be pursued appropriately.

5.        Requirements


  • At least 3 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.

6.        Submission of the Proposal

Interested photographers/agencies are invited to send the application packages including:

  • CV
  • A lump sum package for the whole trip (consultant fee - including 10% PIT, and other travel, accommodation, per diem cost)
  • Sample digital photography works

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Please send the proposal to the following email address with the title: “Photography mission application – FLOW/EOWE project": [email protected]  by 17:00, Thursday,14th September 2017 at the latest.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2017-09-14