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National Consultant- Video Grapher/Editor; Only for Bangladeshi Nationals

Dhaka (Bangladesh)

UNICEF Bangladesh is one of the biggest UNICEF offices in the world and the work it undertakes has a profound impact on the lives of the country’s children. This impact is strongly promoted by ‘video stories’ and case studies through the UNICEF Bangladesh website and through social media to raise awareness about the issues faced by children in Bangladesh. Donors and partners are increasingly demanding greater visibility for their funding and human interest stories are a good way to highlight the positive impact of their investment.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

How can you make a difference?

Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

UNICEF Bangladesh is one of the biggest UNICEF offices in the world and the work it undertakes has a profound impact on the lives of the country’s children. This impact should be strongly promoted by ‘video stories’ and case studies through the UNICEF Bangladesh website and through social media to raise awareness about the issues faced by children in Bangladesh.

Donors and partners are increasingly demanding greater visibility for their funding and human interest stories are a good way to highlight the positive impact of their investment.

Under the guidance of the Communication Section’s Chief and/or the Communication Manager/ Specialist/Officer, the individual contractor will work closely with section colleagues and programme staff to accomplish the assigned tasks.

•     As assigned, undertake travel to any part of the country as requested and on short notice to gather and transmit raw video content as required

•     Develop multi-media source material on a quick turnaround, under tight and variable deadlines:

o     Shoot video footage to fulfil each specific assignment and its criteria and objectives

o     Conduct recorded interviews, edit audio and video files to produce final clips in required format(s)

o     Transmit source material to specific receivers according to the specific requirements of each assignment e.g. may include live coverage, couriering tapes and CDs, transmitting via satellite feed, or delivering the material in person

•     Develop a thorough understanding of the organization; learn and apply required video industry standards for format, style, messaging, etc. as required.  

•     As assigned, editing human interest video stories as per approved video script using raw footages provided for the production short videos as required.

•     Develop multi-media source material on a quick turnaround, under tight and variable deadlines:

o     Edit video footage to fulfil each specific assignment and its criteria and objectives

o     Edit audio and video files to produce final clips in required format(s)

•     Develop a thorough understanding of the organization; learn and apply required video industry standards for format, style, messaging, etc. as required.  

•    Writing scripts for video stories

Major Task

  • Shoot/gather/film raw video footage and interviews. -As and when required.
  • Video scripting, storyboard and sub-title. - As and when required.
  • Record and edit video and sound projects, including selecting programme format for final output, capturing/ importing media, organizing raw media, editing footage and sound files, creating and inserting static and motion graphics, titling, adding music/voice-over/sfx, media management and archiving project media. -As and when required.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

Education:

Minimum of a Bachelor degree in any discipline with diploma in Video Editing or a professional degree in video editing.

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

Individual videographer/editors with at least three years wide range of videography experiences and editing skills and presence in Bangladesh. Track record of working with UN and other International organizations, Donor agencies and Aid agencies will be given preference.

  • Good understanding of children’s rights issues and ethical reporting
  • Familiarity with international development issues is desirable
  • International broadcast experience a plus
  • Familiarity with UNICEF work an asset

Language: Fluent in English and Bengali.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Translations and Languages
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-10

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