Photobank Taxonomy, Upload, and Tagging Volunteer

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    3 months ago
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    Communication and Advocacy
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Description of assignment title

Photobank Taxonomy, Upload, and Tagging Volunteer

Assignment country

United States of America

Expected start date

Invalid Date

Sustainable Development Goal

17. Partnerships for the goals

For how many hours per week will the volunteer be required?

6 – 10

Host entity

UN Capital Development Fund UNCDF




12 weeks

Number of assignments



Mission and objectives

The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs). With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development. UNCDF’s financing models work through two channels: financial inclusion that expands the opportunities for individuals, households, and small businesses to participate in the local economy, providing them with the tools they need to climb out of poverty and manage their financial lives; and localized investments that show how fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and structured project finance can drive public and private funding that underpins local economic expansion and sustainable development.


This task is a crucial part of our broader effort to enhance the accessibility and usability of our visual assets, thereby improving our ability to tell impactful stories and elevate our communication efforts. By creating a taxonomy, uploading, and tagging photos, you will be enabling quicker search and retrieval of relevant images. This enhances our reports, articles, presentations, and website with the appropriate visuals. Through this role, the online volunteer will contribute significantly to UNCDF’s mission.

Task type

Communication and social media

Task description

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is seeking a detail-oriented volunteer to create a new taxonomy for our large photo library. This involves uploading approximately 15,000 photos to our photobank and tagging each photo based on the developed taxonomy. This task requires a structured approach and keen attention to detail. All work will involve the use of Adobe Lightroom, our chosen digital asset management platform. The daily logistics of the task involve using Adobe Lightroom to create the taxonomy, upload, and tag the photos. The online volunteer must have stable internet access, as all the work will be performed online. We anticipate at least a weekly status update via email or a virtual meeting to discuss progress and address any potential challenges. However, the actual working hours are flexible as we understand everyone has unique commitments.


Required experience

The ideal online volunteer will have experience with Adobe Lightroom, creating digital taxonomies, categorizing and tagging digital content, and photo manipulation software. They should be comfortable with handling large data sets and ensuring accuracy and attention to detail throughout the process. Familiarity with digital asset management systems is desired. Knowledge about UNCDF’s work and an interest in storytelling through photographs will be a distinct advantage.


English, Level: Fluent, Desirable

Other information

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.


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