Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Job: Videographer, UN Women, Home Based

Cross-posted from UNDP:


Advertised on behalf of : 

Location : Home Based
Application Deadline : 30-Sep-14
Additional Category Democratic Governance
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required : English  
Duration of Initial Contract : 2 months
Expected Duration of Assignment : 40 days

On 26 June 2014 UN Women launched a global campaign in the lead up to the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women. Unanimously adopted by 189 countries, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BDPfA) is a visionary blueprint for gender equality and the empowerment of women. The campaign is thus geared towards galvanizing public debate, engaging younger generations, and renewing political will and commitment to accelerate the implementation of the Platform which revolves on 12 Critical Areas of Concern.
The Beijing Platform of Action, places an obligation on States to review national laws, including customary laws and legal practices in the areas of family, civil, penal, labour and commerce, in order to ensure the implementation of the principles and procedures of all relevant international human rights instruments. In addition, States are to revoke any remaining laws that discriminate on the basis of sex and remove gender bias in the administration of justice.
A substantial number of States continue to discriminate against women in their ability to acquire, change, retain or confer their nationality on their children and spouses on an equal basis as men—in contravention of Article 9 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women—resulting in grave human rights consequences.
The Beijing +20 review will be held during the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and will serve as an opportunity to highlight the enduring impacts of gender discrimination in nationality laws in the lives of women and their families.
Duties and Responsibilities
Specific tasks and Deliverables
UN Women is seeking the services of a videographer to create a five minute videos clip that depicts the benefits that reforms of nationality laws can bring to the lives of women, their families and communities. The video will capture the voices of women and actors across 3-5 countries where reforms have taken place. To do so the Consultant will undertake the following tasks:
  • In consultation with UN Women, identify the geographical areas and personalities to be captured in the video;
  • Establish partnerships with professional videographers in the relevant countries to capture footage;
  • Co-ordinate the capture and delivery of high quality footage and sound to be viewed and agreed upon with UN Women;
  • Consolidate the footage and sound and share an unedited version with UN Women for joint review;
  • Share and submit subsequent versions for finalization.
Details of footage:
  • The footage in each country should illustrate the situation of women prior to and after reforms took place;
  • The subjects should speak for 60 seconds each – this is roughly 100 to 120 words about their experiences;
  • The footage should capture them in action. For example, in their capacities as voters, decisions makers or accessing services;
  • Some elements of the footage should also capture the different types of identification documents that the women involved were able to acquire.
Deliverables and dates:
The assignment will be undertaken over a period of 40 days from 15 October-29 November 2014
Inception outline and work plan:                                      15 October
Delivery of footage from agreed geographical areas:       3 November
Consolidation of footage:                                                17 November
First version of video:                                                     24 November
Final product:                                                               29 November                                                                                                            
Copyright and Rights:
UN Women will have exclusive rights to the all the footage and final product.
  • Credit will be given to the videographer;
  • UN Women has the right to use the video in perpetuity in web and on multimedia platforms and upload it to our photo database;
  • UN Women can provide the image(s) to other UN organizations or the media at no cost, as is the practice;
  • If UN Women receives requests from other for-profit entities for these images, UNDP will refer them to the Photographer/Photo Agency, and the Photographer/Photo Agency will be free to sell the image.
  • Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
Cultural sensitivity/Valuing diversity:
  • Demonstrating an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff;
  • Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity.
Core Competencies:
Ethics and Values: 
  • Demonstrating / Safeguarding Ethics and Integrity.
Organizational Awareness: 
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
Developing and Empowering People / Coaching and Mentoring:
  • Self-development, initiative-taking.
Working in Teams: 
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work.
Communicating Information and Ideas:
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively.
Self-management and Emotional intelligence:
  • Creating synergies through self-control.
Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning:
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others.
Functional Competencies:
  • Excellent knowledge of video, audio and photo production processes and formats;
  • Good videography skills;
  • Good knowledge of basic video editing;
  • Good knowledge of digital motion graphics and visual effects applications an important asset;
  • Good knowledge of basic photo editing – familiarity with Photoshop and/or similar editing software – an important asset;
  • Solid knowledge of existing UN and commercial video and photo archives;
  • Good knowledge of and interest in online distribution channels, including commercial channels;
  • Office software applications (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access);
  • Familiarity with gender issues an important asset;
  • Familiarity with the UN system an asset.
Required Skills and Experience
  • A Bachelors degree or equivalent videographer experience.
  • At least 3 years working experience in videography;
  • Prior experience in videographing similar projects/activities.
  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of another UN working language will be an asset.
  • Consultant must use own videographing equipment capable of delivering high resolution jpeg or raw files (300 dpi);
  • Consultant must guarantee timely delivery of photographs.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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