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National Consultant - Video Animator/Editor

Cairo

  • Organization: UNWOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Cairo
  • Grade: Consultancy - National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Translations and Languages
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

In support of the Arab Republic of Egypt’s Vision 2030 and the National Strategy for the Empowerment of Egyptian Women (NSEEW), the work of the UN Women Egypt Country Office (ECO) is grounded in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA). Under the Egypt/UN Cooperation Framework, UN Women implements its triple mandate of supporting normative standard-setting to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment, working with the Government of Egypt, civil society, and the private sector on implementing international and national commitments and best practices, and strengthening UN system coordination in this regard. Since the early 1990s, UN Women ECO has consolidated its expertise, partnerships, and investments around three main areas of work: women's leadership and system-wide support to advancing gender equality; women's economic empowerment; and eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls, including harmful practices.

Under the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (2023-2027), the ECO’s country portfolio continues to focus on the above, utilizing the following strategies: supporting regional and global normative for a and related commitments; drawing from global standards and practices; contributing to evidenced-based, nationally-led legislative reform and knowledge development; supporting all women’s access to skills, services, and networks; supporting platforms and partnerships for women’s enhanced voice and leadership, including young women, rural women and women living with disabilities; developing nationally specific innovative financing mechanisms and tools, including gender-responsive budgeting; and advancing nationally and community- owned change in the attitudes and behaviors which may limit the advancement of women and girls, with the close engagement of men and boys as champions.

The consultant will be reporting to Communications and Advocacy Analyst, and will be supported by Communications Assistant, who will be the point of contact on the contract and payment issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

Description of Responsibilities/Scope of Work:

Reporting to the Communications Unit, the consultant is required to edit a UN Women animation video as follows:

  • Reflect minor edits in the text included in the animation.
  • Fix a couple of typos in the subtitles.
  • Add text in a couple of shots, using the same animation style.

To complete the task effectively and efficiently, the consultant should:

  • Review the animation video developed by UN Women ECO earlier and edit, based on UN Women’s comments while ensuring smooth transitions in the final cut.
  • Meet the assigned deadline to ensure consistent work progress and completion of assignment.
  • Submission of final version of the video, including all relevant open files.  

Duration of Assignment:

A total of 1-5 days equivalent time is estimated for this consultancy work from 1 April 2024- 30 April 2024, which means that the total number of days will be distributed across a period of one year and workload will be coordinated with UN Women team based on respective programmes’ deadlines and priorities.

Consultant’s Workplace and Official Travel:

This is a home-based consultancy. 

Competencies

Core Values

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: 

Functional Competencies

  • Experience and understanding in gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent editing/ proofreading skills in Arabic and English.
  • Ability to communicate sensitively across different focal points.
  • Aware of Egypt’s culture, social issues, social norms and values, gender equality and social inclusion.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills on issues related to gender, social, and economic aspects.
  • Strong analytical and innovative skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines. 

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification

  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree Communication, Media, Graphic Design, or related field is required.
  • High proficiency of animation software/programmes required.
  • High proficiency of Adobe Premiere and/or Final Cut Pro required.

Experience

  • At least 4 years of extensive professional and practical experience in animation video production required.
  • Experience working in varied assignments in the UN System is desirable.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency (written & spoken) in English is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

Evaluation Criteria:

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the financial evaluation.

Criteria Weight Technical: 100% (100 points)

  • Criteria 1: A minimum of bachelor’s degree in communication, Media, Graphic Design, or related field. (15 points)
  • Criteria 2: High proficiency of animation software/programmes. (25 points)
  • Criteria 3: High proficiency of Adobe Premiere and/or Final Cut Pro. (25 points).
  • Criteria 4: At least 4 years of extensive professional and practical experience in animation video production. (20 points)
  • Criteria 5: Experience working in varied assignments in the UN System is desirable. (15 points)

Application:

Interested Individual Candidate must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11). UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from  make sure that you sign the form, and
  • Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachmentApplications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment, and
  • A cover letter (no more than 400 words) explaining your suitability for the assigned task in Arabic or English.
  • Applicants must submit samples of previous animation videos produced. 

The above-mentioned documents MUST BE merged in a standalone file including all them, since the online application submission does only permit to uploading one file per application.

You can merge your documents by using Online resources. 

Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification. Make sure that you provide a valid email address for future communications.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

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