Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial

(A Team of) Consultant(s) for Photographer (and Videographer)

Request for Expression of Interest

Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial (hereinafter: Humanis), an affiliate organization of Hivos, is a Jakarta-based non-profit development organization that works across the Southeast Asia region. Humanis works with marginalized groups and frontrunners to exercise rights and freedoms, bring about changes, influence decisions and hold those in power to account. As the name itself suggests, Humanis envisions just and sustainable societies in Southeast Asia that fulfill and protect the rights of each individual, as well as respect differences and backgrounds. To achieve our vision, we focus on three impact areas: Gender Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (GEDI), Civic Rights in the Digital Age (CRIDA), and Climate Justice. Currently, we have ongoing programs in Indonesia, Timor-Leste, the Philippines, and Vietnam

Humanis seeks qualified candidates for the position of:
Title                      :  (A Team of) Consultant(s) for Photographer (and Videographer)

Duty Station       :  Jakarta, Indonesia

Report to             :  Regional Coordinator – Urban Futures Indonesia

Duration              :  December 2023 to January 2024




Urban Futures (UF) is a 5-year global program (2023–2027) at the intersection of urban food systems, youth well-being, and climate action. It is funded by Fondation Botnar, managed by Hivos, Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial (Humanis), the RUAF Global Partnership on Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food Systems (RUAF-CIC), and local partners, networks, and experts. Urban Futures will operate in ten intermediary cities/city regions in Colombia (Cali and Medellin), Ecuador (Manabi and Quito), Indonesia (Bandung and West Manggarai), Zambia (Chongwe and Kitwe), and Zimbabwe (Bulawayo and Mutare). These intermediary cities vary in size and have in common that they are rapidly growing and connect metropolitan and rural areas or different groups of cities within urban systems and manage flows of people, goods, capital, information, and knowledge. They each have a specific set of challenges and opportunities.

UF addresses innovative and inclusive food system approaches (multi-stakeholders involvement, city region food systems-see www.ruaf.org) to improve access to sustainable, diverse, and nutritious food and ensure food security. Sustainable agriculture addresses the threat to livelihoods and food and nutrition security through crop failures resulting from climate impacts.

UF supports local partners and innovators, especially young people, in building more inclusive, climate-resilient urban food systems where youth (various age groups between 15 and 35) collaborate to voice their priorities, influence decisions, and seize opportunities in the food sector. We aim to achieve this through multi-stakeholders collaborations and locally owned innovations. UF will establish inclusive structures that listen to partners while supporting flexibility, learning, and adaptive management.


Urban Futures will focus on three areas:

  1. Influencing and supporting the development and implementation of transformative urban food policies through multi-stakeholder platforms and youth movements;
  2. Shaping new narratives that reimagine inclusive, climate-resilient cities to inspire behavior change and influence consumption patterns;
  3. Enabling young sustainable food entrepreneurs to flourish and increase financial flows towards inclusive, climate-resilient cities

As part of the Kick-Off meetings and a way to ensure availability of relevant, quality visuals for future program communications purposes, Urban Futures Indonesia will recruit a (team of) Consultant(s) to capture high quality photographs and video footage of the program’s intervention areas, including the Kick-Off meetings, human interests, landscapes, event documentation, and relevant daily activities.




Scope of Work and Key Deliverables

The purposes of this assignment are:

  1. To document the Kick-Off meetings of Urban Futures in 3 (three) cities: Jakarta, Bandung, and West Manggarai;
  2. To provide photographs and video footage of human interests, landscapes, and relevant event documentation in the intervention areas (Bandung and West Manggarai) in high definition.

The Consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs:

  1. A work plan that explains:
    1. Schedule of activities of the consultancy;
    2. Detailed travel plan;
    3. Detailed list of photographs and video shots at each site;
    4. Description of the methodology and activities for the selection of the material;
    5. Proposal for labeling (metadata) of the photographs and database, and;
    6. Draft of consent form.
  2. 2 (two) video reels for Instagram:
    1. 1 (one) video reel that highlights program’s Kick-Off meetings in Jakarta, Bandung, and West Manggarai
    2. 1 (one) video reel that captures contexts of both intervention areas
    3. Note:
      1. The maximum duration of each video reel is 90 seconds.
      2. If needed, text in video must be in Indonesian and subtitle must be in English.
  • No voiceover is required.
  1. A bank of photographs and video footage in a folder (can be shared through a cloud storage) that contains:
    1. A database document of the materials (photographs and video footage);
    2. A total of best 150 photographs of the intervention areas, consisting of:
      1. 60 photographs (20 of each intervention area) that capture Kick-Off events in three areas (Jakarta, Bandung, West Manggarai);
      2. 10 (5 of each intervention area – Bandung and West Manggarai) aerial photographs (drone) of the project intervention areas, and;
  • 80 (40 of each intervention area) photographs of landscapes, human interests, event documentation, and others that are considered to illustrate the characteristics of food systems of each intervention area.
  1. Note:
    1. All photographs must have a resolution greater than 4000 megapixels.
    2. All photographs must undergo color correction and other corrective action to obtain the best possible quality.
    3. All photographs must have metadata descriptions.
    4. In the case of human-interest photographs that feature the identity of a particular person or group of people, a signed consent form from the subject is required.
    5. All photographs will belong to Humanis. Humanis reserves rights to photographs, including using them for Humanis’ communication purposes.
  2. An additional bank of curated photographs, in addition to the deliverable mentioned in point 3.b., that meets the expected quality and conditions as stated in point 3.b.iv.;
  3. Multiple short video footage:
    1. Maximum total duration of footage: 10 mins for each intervention area;
    2. There should be at least 1 clip of aerial footage (drone) on each intervention area.
  • Note:
    1. Footage must be in Full HD (1920 x 1080).
    2. The minimum duration of each clip of footage is 5 seconds.
    3. Footage must allow cuts for various audiovisual productions in the future, including social media purposes.
    4. Footage must undergo color correction and other corrective action to obtain the best possible quality (no need to submit raw footage);
    5. All footage must have metadata descriptions.
    6. In the case of human-interest footage that features the identity of a particular person or group of people, a signed consent form from the subject is required.
    7. All footage will belong to Humanis. Humanis reserves rights to footage, including using it for Humanis’ communication purposes.

Qualifications and Experiences :

The Consultant can be an individual and/or a team of specialists.

The following are the collective selection criteria for the institution or a team of specialists:

  • Solid experience and proven track record of carrying out similar assignments in the past;
  • A good understanding of Indonesia’s culture, particularly on food system and youth movements, in West Java and East Nusa Tenggara will be an advantage;
  • Excellent coordination and communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia. The ability to communicate in English will be an advantage.


For more detailed Term of Reference (ToR) information, please click the following link: https://bit.ly/PhotographerVideographerUF


We Welcome You to Apply

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We particularly encourage applications from rightsholders and communities that have historically been excluded from access to employment, including candidates who are gender and sexual minority, from ethnic and/or religious minority communities, with a disability, impairment, learning difference, or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.