Photography Consultant


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Rwanda Country Programme, Kigali Rwanda

Announcement: Photography Consultancy


Save the Children’s strategic ambition identifies 3 breakthroughs – ensuring that every child survives, learns and is protected – that we will catalyse between now and 2030. Reading is the cornerstone of learning and academic success. If children leave primary school with a strong foundation of literacy skills, they will be ready for a lifetime of reading and learning. This will provide them with the knowledge and inspiration they need to further improve their economic competitiveness, health, civic engagement and quality of life.

Mureke Dusome (which means ‘Let’s Read!’ in Kinyarwanda) is a 4-year USAID-funded project that aims to foster partnerships between schools and the broader community in a bid to improve literacy outcomes for children in primary grades 1-3. The project is being implemented by Save the Children in all 30 districts of the country from January 2016 to January 2020. It also aims to foster strong partnerships between schools, parents and communities to create a supportive environment for children to read. In total, Mureke Dusome will benefit children in over 2,500 primary school communities throughout Rwanda.

The project began its operations in Gicumbi and Burera districts in the first year of implementation in 2016, before being scaled up in 10 other districts in 2017 and the final 18 districts in 2018.

The program goals are three-fold:

  1. Strengthen the capacity of school leadership to promote school-community partnerships and improve student literacy.
  2. Increase effective community and parental involvement to improve literacy skills through community engagement and social and behavior change communication.
  3. Foster a culture of reading through civil society platforms and strengthening the supply and demand of the children’s book industry.

SC Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire qualified, committed and experienced consultant.

The following are related details:

Position:                              Photography Consultant

Place of work:                     Kigali with frequent travels to 14 districts: Ruhango, Muhanga, Ngororero, Musanze, Nyabihu, Rwamagana, Kirehe, Gasabo, Nyarugenge and Rubavu, Kayonza, Gatsibo, Nyamagabe and Nyaruguru.

Report to:                             Communication Specialist

Post:                                       1

Time Frame:                        six months

Tentative start time:            March 2018. 

Child Protection

Level 3: Will have frequent direct contact with children

Health and Safety

The Consultant is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Purpose of Consultancy

Within this consultancy, the photographer is expected to deliver at least 300 edited photographs complete with captions. A detailed shot list containing 50 different types of shots will be provided.

Overall, the assignment is expected to take 30 days of travel and field time, and 12 days of editing and captioning.

The photographer will be expected to gather a series of 300 photographs that showcases:

  1. Parents and care givers reading with children
  2. Community reading activities
  3. Parents-School Activities
  4. Book Development

The photographer will be expected to travel to our areas of programming. These include: Ruhango, Muhanga, Ngororero, Musanze, Nyabihu, Rwamagana, Kirehe, Gasabo, Nyarugenge and Rubavu, Kayonza, Gatsibo, Nyamagabe and Nyaruguru.

Person specification

  • Proven track record in gathering and editing photos
  • Excellent photography skills, including post production
  • Prior experience working on education related programmes preferred 
  • Ability to travel and work in the field
  • Ability to work well with a field team
  • Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda

Child Protection

Level 3: Will have frequent direct contact with children

Fee Structure

The prospective Consultant/s should provide a quotation for the completion of these terms of reference. A portfolio of photo samples should also be shared.

The overall assignment is expected to consist of a maximum of 30 days of field time and travel over a period of 6 months, and 12 days of home-based editing (including photo editing and captioning). At the end of the assignment, the consultant must submit at least 300 edited photos with captions in English, and all RAW photos.

An invoice may be submitted on a monthly basis and payment will be made within 30 days.


Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding - Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.

  • This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International's Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to The deadline for receiving applications is February 23rd, 2018.

                                *Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Kigali with frequent travels to 14 districts: Ruhango, Muhanga, Ngororero, Musanze, Nyabihu, Rwamagana, Kirehe, Gasabo, Nyarugenge and Rubavu, Kayonza, Gatsibo, Nyamagabe and Nyaruguru
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