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Consultant to produce video stories on anti-corruption in Ukraine

Kyiv (Ukraine)

Background

The Enhanced Public Sector Transparency and Integrity Project (2015-2018), implemented by UNDP in Ukraine with the financial support of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was launched to respond to the national demand for transparency and integrity and to support the on-going anti-corruption reform and emerging anti-corruption architecture.

The Project aims at bringing the regulatory and institutional arrangements for corruption prevention within Ukraine closer to international standards for transparency and accountability in the public sector and thus help ensure more responsiveness and efficacy from state bodies at national and subnational levels. The project (1) renders assistance to establishing regulations on issues related to conflict of interest, assets declarations, and corruption risk assessment, which spell out mandates and operational procedures for the duty-bearers, (2) contributes to duty-bearers’ capacity development to operationalize adopted frameworks in everyday operations, and (3) encourages local oversight of the anti-corruption reform implementation.

To obtain and sustain the Project’s success stories, it is envisaged to produce a series of short videos and photos to be featured on the UNDP website and promoted using social media and other channels. In this respect, the Project is seeking to contract a consultant to develop and produce short videos and photos showcasing success stories of fighting corruption.

Duties and Responsibilities

OBJECTIVE

The objective of this assignment is to create and disseminate high-quality video stories and photos to showcase the key outcomes of the Project’s anti-corruption work and encourage people to fight corruption in their communities.

SCOPE OF WORK

Under the supervision of the Transparency and Integrity Team Lead and the Knowledge Management Associate, the Consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Identify eight powerful stories to cover the Project’s key outcomes. Write scripts for eight video stories (up to 1 minute) and one consolidated video (up to 2.5 minutes), prepare storyboards. This phase will require interviewing selected individuals and other people who are related to a story.
  • Capture the video and photo content for eight stories. Each video story should be accompanied by 5 high-quality action photos that meet UNDP requirements. This phase will require planned visits to five oblasts in Ukraine to film the stories. To make personal and compelling human-centric videos, suitable interviews and main activity footage, plus related background footage would be shot at each location.
  • Edit videos into a finished product that tells a story (with on-screen subtitles/titles). Videos should be packaged for use across UNDP’s social media channels and other online platforms.
  • Promote video stories through social media or other channels.
  • Work with the highest professional ethical standards and in line with UNDP’s mission and requirements

EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES

Consultant will be responsible to deliver the following outputs:

Deliverable

Task description

Breakdown in %

Deadline

Deliverable 1

  • Identify eight powerful stories in consultation with UNDP
  • Contact potential participants and do pre-interviews
  • Develop a story for each of the eight videos (script, storyboard)
  • Liaise with UNDP on production schedules, filming, filming formats and location access

30%

13 August 2018

Deliverable 2

  • Coordinate the filming of all necessary footage and interviews with selected people in various oblasts of Ukraine
  • Record and produce HD videos in Ukrainian and/or English in a high-quality broadcasting and web publishing format
  • Capture high-resolution photos of individuals and select the best 5 photos for each video story with basic info on where and when photos were taken
  • Photographs must be provided in high quality suitable for printing, processing, or publishing on web

30%

18 August 2018

Deliverable 3

  • Edit videos into a high-quality finished product – eight short videos with on-screen subtitles (up to 1 min) and one consolidated video (up to 2.5 minutes) both in English and Ukrainian
  • Embed on-screen subtitles, record and edit sound over where needed in line with UNDP guidance
  • Export a final version of videos in formats optimized for HD web distribution and deliver to UNDP
  • Ensure that all contents follow copyright laws

20%

21 September 2018

Deliverable 4

  • Promote the video stories through social media and other channels
  • Produce communication elements derived from the original work from the videos, if necessary
  • Present the consolidated video at the public event in Kyiv, if necessary
  • Support a campaign using the produced video stories to mark International Anti-Corruption Day
  • Liaise with UNDP staff to troubleshoot any problems and ensure proper functioning and integration of all materials

20%

15 December 2018

REQUIREMENTS FOR MONITORING/REPORTING:

ETI Integrity and Transparency Project Lead will supervise the work of the Consultant through regular in person and e-mail or telephone / Skype communication. Upon completion of the task, the deliverables will be checked by the ETI project team. The final report, in English, shall be submitted electronically in addition to documents within deliverables. UNDP will be the final authority to control the quality and evaluate the work. No reports, documents, communications should be published or distributed to third parties without prior approval of UNDP. Should any travel be needed for the assignment, the incumbent should include this cost in his/her financial proposal.

Competencies

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision, and values
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment

Competencies:

  • Demonstrates high level of professionalism and ethics
  • Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Demonstrates well proven capacity and experience in the field of video documentation
  • Demonstrates creativity in packaging narration, footage, and interview into a final product
  • Able to assimilate and communicate complex visual messages in an engaging and user-friendly manner, using necessary software and other tools
  • Demonstrates excellent planning and organizational skills and able to produce high-quality products on tight deadlines
  • Able to work on location without any other supervision except for liaison with UNDP
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to present information logically, clearly, and concisely
  • Able to think creatively, to develop and implement innovative solutions in a challenging environment

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Professional degree and/or professional training in video documentary, video production, communication or media related

Experience:

  • At least 3 years of proven practical experience in the conception, production, and editing of short format videos as well as capturing and editing attractive photos. Sample videos and photos via URLs should be submitted with application
  • Excellent technical capacity to ensure smooth and high-quality production, including availability of professional video and photo production equipment and software. Full listing of available video/audio/photo equipment should be submitted with application
  • Proven experience of developing and conducting online campaigns and building social media presence is an asset. Samples of campaigns via URLs should be submitted with application
  • Experience with on-call assignments, preferable with international organizations is an asset

Language:

  • Fluency in Ukrainian is required
  • Fluency in English is an asset

Other:

  • Excellent computer skills and ability to use information technologies as a tool and resource

 DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS 

Applicants shall submit the following documents: 

Required 

  • Letter of interest, explaining why they are the most suitable for the work including relevant past experience
  • Samples of short videos, photos, and online campaigns via URLs developed by the incumbent in the past 
  • Full listing of available video/audio/photo equipment necessary for the assignment
  • UNDP Personal History Form P11, including information about past experience in similar projects and contact details of at least 3 referees
  • Financial proposal, including fees, field travel cost, rental expenses for camera equipment, and all other expenses foreseen for the delivery of the assignment

Please combine all the documents into one single file, as the system will allow for only one document to be uploaded.

FINANCIAL PROPOSAL 

Lump sum contract 

The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in instalments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the ToR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days). 

EVALUATION METHOD

Lowest price and technically compliant offer

Contract award shall be made to the incumbent whose offer has been evaluated and determined as both:

a) responsive/compliant/acceptable (fully meeting the TOR provided), and

b) offering the lowest price/cost.

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.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Kyiv (Ukraine)
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Criminology, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-01

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