Photographer/ Videographer, MDF- Sri Lanka
Company Overview
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

At Market Development Facility (MDF), our teams work with businesses, associations and governments in Asia Pacific to help farmers and workers thrive. We use a market systems development (MSD) approach to achieve long-term, lasting growth and create sustainable jobs for poor women and men.

Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE) is central to our work on the ground, and our teams in Fiji, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka and Pakistan are dedicated to ensuring that our activities benefit women and girls. In Sri Lanka, MDF's focus is on diversifying tourism with new products and services and supporting authentic Sri Lankan products which promote the country. MDF is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT). It is implemented by Palladium in partnership with Swisscontact.

MDF in Sri Lanka is creating a pool of photographers and videographers with diverse skill sets and scopes of experience to work on a selection of assignments over the contract period. Individuals as well as companies can apply.


Based on the assignment, the photographer/videographer (and their team, where applicable) will be responsible for:
  • Working with the MDF team to conceptualise, map and structure the project as per the brief provided by the MDF team.
  • Planning out the photography/filming required, aligning with MDF's requirements for dates/times.
  • Arranging for their own transport/accommodation, where required, for outstation assignments.
  • Adhering to DFAT and MDF rules and regulations pertaining to informed consent, safety and security, and child protection during photography/filming.
  • Producing the agreed-upon deliverables in a timely manner.


  • Creativity, with a good eye for telling a visual story.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of photographic and video technology, equipment, and techniques including editing.
  • The necessary editing technology.
  • The equipment necessary to capture stories effectively.
  • Excellent communication and people skills.
  • The ability to work independently and efficiently, including managing time according to tight deadlines while maintaining product quality.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, precision and quality standards.
  • Knowledge of Sinhala and/or Tamil.
  • An existing portfolio of relevant work
  • Crew resources if the filming requires extensive work.
  • Translation services covering English, Sinhala and Tamil.
  • Voice over artists and recording equipment.
  • Resources to procure additional stock footage/photographs, soundtracks and other material

Sri Lanka
Closing date:
01 September 2019