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Video Producer Consultant

Dakar (Senegal)

  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Dakar (Senegal)
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-12

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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. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women has the mandate to lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

UN Women Regional Office West and Central Africa is looking for a professional video producer who will provide the requested services on a retainer basis, in charge of producing high quality video products either for for the UN Women website, or social media. The retainer contract will not be engaged on full-time basis but only when required by UN Women Regional Office West and Central.

Duties and Responsibilities


Under the guidance of regional the Communication specialist, the video producer will work closely with UN Women Regional Office West and Central to produce high quality video products.


  • Conduct research on background footage
  • Plan and execute footage collecting / coverage activities
  • Develop scripts incorporating interviews, new footage, background footage, logos/graphics/job titles, and background music;
  • Based on the script, produce a FIRST DRAFT;
  • Make up to two rounds of suggested changes to produce finished products
  • Deliver short and longue videos (2 to 10 minutes)
  • Use high quality multimedia equipment and software
  • Providing two (2) video files of the FINAL VERSION in full resolution HD and converted to H264 for web.





  • This assignment will be in the form of long-term retainer contract and initially for one year period. The video producer will not be engaged on a full-time basis but only when required by the UN Women Regional Office West and Central.



The consulting firm and the artist will work under the direct supervision of Regional Communications Specialist, who will be responsible for the quality assurance of the deliverables.



  • Briefing and detailed explanation of the kind of services needed and help in defining the best contents for different purposes;
  • Programme information and editorial guidance to the artist/creative company to enable him/her to understand the Deliverables required and generate captions to embed in the photographs.


  • Creativity and innovation in video production;
  • Ability for teamwork and ability to work autonomously;
  • Ability to work under high pressure and in difficult situations;
  • Enjoy working in a demand-driven environment, motivated by a willingness to respond rapidly and effectively to the needs of clients.

Required Skills and Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in professional video production and editing (or film-making, direction, shooting etc.) required
  • Professional video editor/producer with demonstrated experience in video production relating to development issues with experience using professional video editing software such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere or similar;
  • Experience with different video format conversions for download and online streaming;
  • Longstanding experience in covering subject in a sensitive context and challenging environment;
  • Previous experience in working with an UN agency is an asset;
  •  SAMPLES: For the quotation to be considered, the video producer must submit the following samples. Samples can be submitted as attached files, web links or as hard copy;
  • 2 examples of short videos
  • 1 example of long format video


Language Requirements:

  • Written and oral proficiency in French and knowledge in English is strongly preferred.   


Application Information:

  • Interested firms can apply online or by submitting their proposal to UN Women Regional Office West and Central in a sealed envelope by indicating the title of the advertisement on the envelop; 
  • While submitting the proposal, the firm will also be required to submit the CVs of their professional creative artists;

Provide the list of the equipment and software

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. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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