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Long Term Agreement (LTA) for on-call Videographers (National Consultant)

Juba (South Sudan)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Juba (South Sudan)
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-15

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Background

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. With offices in more than 170 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

For over 30 years, UNDP has been supporting the South Sudanese in their fight against poverty. With the formation of the independent Republic of South Sudan in July 2011, UNDP established a Country Office and has been working all over the country to help build resilient and sustainable government institutions.

With the rise of digital platforms, it is more important today than ever before to communicate through videos. Videos are one of the most effective, immediate and powerful ways through which UNDP can convey how our work improves people’s lives worldwide.

In this context, UNDP South Sudan is looking to contract multiple videographers based in South Sudan and East African region to deliver powerful communication video materials that demonstrate the impact of UNDP projects and initiatives in a range of areas where we work.

A key ask of the videographer will be to deliver crisp, strong videos/short films in different formats – mobile first and broadcast.

Under the Long-Term Agreement (LTA) videographers will be empaneled under the following category:

Individual videographers to shoot and edit short films documenting UNDP projects, key events and package them in an interesting manner. The nature of assignments will range between the following:

  • Document human interest stories reflecting the impact of UNDP’s work in South Sudan. This may include trailers, short films and animated short films
  • Shoot and edit video interviews/video bytes of key officials during events or international days
  • Cover high-level visits of key UN officials and produce short, crisp wrap-up videos for social media
  • Livestream events on social media platforms- Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.

Duties and Responsibilities

LTA Objective and Set-up

The overall objective to set up this Long-Term Agreement (On Call) is to facilitate and expedite the process by which UNDP will hire the services of videographers, once there are specific assignments in the next 2 years.

The assignments will typically be to shoot and edit videos - mobile first and broadcast versions – of UNDP’s work in the country. In all activities UNDP commissioned videographers are to ensure dignity of subjects, particularly in the context of people living or affected by HIV and children.

It is anticipated that 12-20 assignments will take place per year.

Scope of Work

General:

  • Understanding UNDP branding guidelines;
  • Complying with UNDP video guidelines, particularly for human interest stories;
  • Receive briefing from the Communications and Programme teams in UNDP;
  • Desk review of all documents and/or other material available - including previously produced films - where available;
  • Attend (or participate via conference call) in pre-production briefing on the issues being covered and participate in preparatory research and production planning;
  • Videographers will be required to interview people (beneficiaries, project managers, etc.) on their assignments and share the transcriptions in a word document;
  • All final materials, master film and raw footage, to be delivered in a pen drive/hard disk;
  • Ensure consent forms are submitted when the subjects of the video are children or people living with or affected by HIV or violence;
  • Finalize the script in consultation with UNDP (script development can happen either before or after the field documentation, depending on the story). All scripts require approval from UNDP and/or its partners;
  • Edit a film into a high quality, engaging product including addition graphics where required and subtitling of sound bytes in English required;
  • Videos may vary in duration – mobile first, social media requirements, and broadcast - as required,
  • As and when needed, add background music to the film;
  • Recording of high-quality voiceover with good quality professional voices in English and/or other languages, if any;
  • Provide regular updates to UNDP regarding film development and major challenges, if any;
  • Submit a rough cut of the film. UNDP may ask for changes upon the submission of the first rough cut. The videographer must comply with the changes an resubmit for approval;
  • If requested, deliver shorter edits of the film;
  • Shoot, edit, package and produce excellent films that tell a story;
  • For event documentation, the videographer must ensure a multi-cam set up to record the event and capture video bytes of dignitaries who maybe speaking in the same venue;

Copyright

  • All videos shot as part of the shoot to be submitted to UNDP;
  • A detailed report on all filming locations, including names and contact details of all individuals interviewed, and logged tapes to be handed over to UNDP;
  • All copyright over footage rests with UNDP. The videographer may not use, reproduce or otherwise disseminate or authorize others to use, reproduce or disseminate such works without prior consent from UNDP.

Locations - Various regions in South Sudan

Out station shoots will be as per standard UNDP reimbursement guidelines. Prior approved travel expenses would be reimbursed as per actuals in line with UNDP rules.

Travel:

Videographers might be required to travel across South Sudan for specific events in which case the Videographers would receive assistance from the specific units in UNDP for travel and lodging. Payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging etc. should be agreed upon, between the Communications Unit and the Videographer prior to travel.

Competencies

  • Ability to edit broadcast quality video and audio: HD 1920x1080 or better;
  • Have Final Cut Pro X and/or Adobe Premiere editing skills;
  • Have Apple Motion or Adobe After Effects skills;
  • Have knowledge of different video formats and video file conversions;
  • Have knowledge of converting of video files from multiple formats;
  • Have online video publishing and file transfer skills;
  • Have sound mixing and mastering skills
  • Excellent videography and communication skills;
  • Shoot, edit, package and produce excellent films that tell a story;
  • Knowledge of video specs across social media channels;
  • Ability to work with a multicultural environment and a multidisciplinary team;
  • Willingness to travel to project sites (within South Sudan), no matter how remote.
  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards;
  • Positive, constructive attitude to work;

Required Skills and Experience

Required Skills and Experience

  • Education Qualifications: Degree in communications, arts, media or any relevant field is an asset
  • Minimum 2 years of experience (nationally and internationally) delivering on high profile projects
  • Contributes extensively to national and international media outlets is an asset (for eg: National Geographic; NDTV, AJ+, Reuters, Bloomberg, etc.)
  • Experience with livestreaming events on social media platforms- Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
  • Excellent communications skills especially written
  • Preference to videographers with local language skills

Candidates are requested to go through the required qualification and experience requirements stated above and only apply when they meet such criteria. Evaluation will be based as per details in below section.

Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

Consultant must submit a financial proposal based on Daily Fee in USD  for Shooting and Editing, separately. Note: this Daily Fee will be the basis for UNDP to calculate rates below one day duration: half-day rate will be 60% of daily fee. Hourly rate will be 20% of daily fee. Note: for contract purposes “daily” would be understood as 8 hours of work, and “half day” as 4 hours of work.

Price Schedule:

  • Per day Shoot rate: Consultant to quote
  • Per day Edit rate: Consultant to quote
  • Voice Over (VO): as per actuals
  • Hotel: as per actuals
  • Travel: as per actuals
  • Animation:  as per actual
  • Music: as per actuals

In the financial proposal, please quote per day fee inclusive of equipment rental charges, if any, required to complete the assignment.

Please quote per day rate for shoot and editing, separately. Charges for voice over, animation, music, etc. shall be reimbursed as per actuals. Cost towards travel shall also not to be included in the financial proposal at this stage.

Evaluation Method and Criteria

Individual Consultants will be evaluated based on the Cumulative Analysis methodology. The ranking of videographers shall be made based on proposals that are a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria and financial criteria as per below weightages (technical-financial): 70%-30%.  Minimum score to pass in technical evaluation is 70%, hence only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment. Total amount of per day rate for shoot and editing will be considered for Financial Evaluation.

UNDP will sign Long Term Agreement (LTA) with 3-5 top ranked videographers per region according to their cumulative evaluation (technical + financial) score.

Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points)

Relevant experience and qualification: 30 points

Experience working with international development sector organization: 10 points

Quality of Portfolio: 30 points

Documentation required

  • Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
  • Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability
  • Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references.
  • Non-South Sudanese passport holders are required to provide proof of a valid work permit at the time of submitting the application.
  • Technical proposal, including a) a brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment; a) Clear statement of the region where s/he is based; d) Link to online portfolios, if any.
  • Financial proposal, as stating Daily Fee in USD inclusive of equipment rental charges, if any, required to complete the assignment. Please quote per day rate for shoot and editing, separately. Charges for voice over, animation, music, etc. shall be paid as per actuals. Cost towards travel shall also not to be included in the financial proposal at this stage.
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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