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Photographer and Videographer (Retainer Contract)

Yangon (Myanmar)

  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Yangon (Myanmar)
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-20

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Background

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.  A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.  UN Women, among other issues, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; empowerment of women; and achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women 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 leads and coordinates the efforts of the United Nations system to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. UN Women provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors. At the country level, UN Women is leveraging its triple mandate in Myanmar to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) as central to the peacebuilding, crisis response and recovery, democratic governance, and development processes.

UN Women Myanmar is based out of Yangon, with sub-offices in Nay Pyi Taw, Mon, Kachin and Rakhine States. Within the country, UN Women Myanmar focuses on delivering on the following interlinked programme areas, underpinned by support for intergovernmental and normative processes:

  • Governance, Peace, and Security
  • Ending Violence Against Women, including through social norm change
  • Women’s Economic Empowerment, including safe and fair migration and counter-human trafficking
  • Women’s Leadership, participation and Decision-Making
  • Gender in Humanitarian Action

In line with this work and mission, UN Women Myanmar is seeking a Photographer/Videographer Consultant to assist in the implementation of communications and advocacy strategies, and to develop communications tools and campaigns for UN Women’s work in Myanmar to increase the standing and awareness of UN Women’s work with partners, the media and the public.  

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will work with UN Women Myanmar Office including all Programme staff to develop a photo bank of images and will be responsible for recording moving images and sound on to a digital recording media, such as memory cards or an XD format.  S/he will be responsible for the lighting, at times downloading footage as well as the audit and images captured by the video. The main activities of the consultancy will include programme events as well as some key targeted events at the international and country levels. These include high-level visits of senior officers at the Under-Secretary-General, Assistant-Secretary-General, Executive Board, Member State representatives, or ministerial levels. Furthermore, UN Women Myanmar Office seeks to document its country programme priorities. In this regard, the consultant will work with UN Women, when required, to visit projects and provide professional photographic coverage of different UN Women-related activities in digital format.

The consultant will work closely with UN Women to perform the following tasks:

  • To provide digital photographic coverage for UN Women Myanmar promotional materials, website, publications, social media platforms and campaigns during the contract duration;
  • The photos should be of high quality and resolution so that they can be used for various purposes including on large posters;
  • Large image files must be compressed to transmit efficiently. Digital originals, images should be shot at the highest possible resolution that the camera permits.

The consultant will work closely with UN Women to perform the following tasks on video production:

  • To provide High quality raw footage for broadcast or non-broadcast production. The footage would include interviews with key speakers and guests and of field activities.  Video coverage for UN Women Myanmar promotional materials, website, publications, social media platforms and campaigns during the contract duration;
  • The Video should be of high quality and resolution so that they can be used for various purposes;
  • Video files must be compressed to transmit efficiently. Digital originals, video should be shot at the highest possible resolution that the video camera permits

FINAL PRODUCT AND DELIVERABLES

  • Photos and Videos of key events and side events of the UN Women Myanmar office Events
  • Catalogued key photos

Specific requirements for photo submission:

  • Colour (or) Black and White
  • In electronic form on CD or flash-card
  • Format of electronic pictures: JPEG, maximum TIFF, BMP, PNG
  • Colors: minimum RGB, maximum CMYK
  • Resolution: high (minimum 600 dpi scale up to A1 size) that will be of an internationally acceptable standard
  • Pixel dimension: 1600x900 dpi
  • For every special event photographed throughout the contract period, on the same day, a minimum of 50 digital images in high resolution shot as a RAW file (300 pixels/inch: minimum size 3000 x 2000 pixels;) and the same selection in lower resolution (1000 pixels longer edge, JPEG format) will be delivered to UN Women Myanmar Office
  • Within five days of shooting for the purposes of providing photos for publications, promotional materials, website or campaigns, a complete set of images (min 100 per day) shot as a RAW file (300 pixels/inch: minimum size 3000 x 2000 pixels), saved chronologically.
  • All digital photographs must contain complete caption information in “file info” and separate word format captions list. Caption information should consist of: date, place, subject names and age, and brief description of the situation photographed
  • The sets of digital images will be delivered on CDs and/or DVDs together with caption Information and one set will be emailed via dropbox.

For print size of:

At a resolution of:

= pixel dimension

= bytes (with zero compression)

3x2 inches/7.62x5.1 cm

300 dpt (print)

900x600 px

1.56 MB

 

72 dpi (web)

216x415 px

92 KB

11x7.35 inches/28x18.73 cm

300 dpi (print)

3300x2257 px

20.9 MB

 

72 dpi

794 x 531 px

1.21 MB

     SPECIFIC REQUIREMENT FOR VIDEOGRAPHY:

  • Deliverables meet technical standards of videos:
  • All footage should be shot HD (16:9) 1080p50 or 1080p60;
  • For cut piece a SPLIT TRACK AUDIO (natural sound on one track, voice and music, of any, on the other track) should be submitted;
  • Compression H.264/MPEG4 or better video at 12000kbps (minimum) or high-definition broadcast quality;
  • AAC Audio at 256kpbs;
  • Script/storyline and storyboard tailored to local and international audiences as approved by UN Women;
  • In case subtitling is required in particular assignment, final outputs should be submitted in three versions: Version 1 clean; Version 2 with subtitle and Version 3 without subtitles;
  • 1 (one) master copy of the seven minutes video in DVD with appropriate lower third and caption;
  • Raw video footage and interviews in DVD;
  • Two copies of the DVD. 

COPYRIGHTS:

  • UN Women has non-exclusive world rights in perpetuity;
  • UN Women should be permitted to use images in all countries without a time limit. One exception is for photos of UN Women Goodwill Ambassadors, for which UN Women will contract to retain exclusive rights in perpetuity. Photographers may be allowed to use approved photos only in their portfolios and with UN Women’s written permission.
  • Before the consultant moves any photographs on the wire or uploads them to an online Image Database as photo essay, she/he should contact UN Women to obtain consent;
  • UN Women can provide photographs to other UN organizations or the media at no cost, as is the practice.
  • UN Women can provide the finished and raw materials to other UN organizations or the media at no cost, as is the practice.

Key Duties and responsibilities:

        For Photography Service:

  • Successfully capture and emotionally express the core elements of the situation assigned for coverage;
  • Cover a range of related subjects (different components of events/activities, as well as general photographs that illustrate the real, positive and negative, situation of women and girls);
  • Provide different visual perspectives (close-up, medium range, long distance), in both horizontal and vertical formats;
  • Make sure pictures are technically good (properly exposed, processed and framed);
  • Supply all photographic equipment, professional digital camera and a range of accessories, and agrees to provide rough edit selections of best images, with complete caption information;
  • Supply complete caption information imbedded on the picture and in word document running caption list that references the file name of each image, with appropriate background information. All subjects should be identified by what they do, if not self-evident. Names for all people are NOT necessary. Names of places are essential, including whether the location is a village, town, district, for instance;
  • Undertake field trips to ensure the coverage of special events/activities at the country level. UN Women will undertake all the necessary travel arrangements;
  • All digital images together with complete caption information should be submitted to UN Women ROAP in a maximum one-week time for publications and same day for special events;
  • Consultant has the right to be credited, implying that their name should accompany all originals and reproductions of their work;
  • UN Women has first selection rights to all originals taken on this assignment with non-exclusive concomitant world rights in all media in perpetuity.

For Videography Service:

  • Set up audio and/or video equipment for in-house and external location shoots
  • Set up lighting as required/if any, to provide a professional set for video production.
  • Operate video cameras, video/audio equipment to produce high quality products.
  • Perform video post-processing to, edit, and generate video and/or audio effects to produce professional products.

UN Women will provide the following support to the consultant:

  • Briefing and detailed explanation of the kind of photos/videos needed and help in defining the best contents of photos for different purposes;
  • Assistance in acquiring access to specific locations in the form of a letter confirming that the consultant is on an assignment commissioned by UN Women.

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS

Payment in full upon final submission and satisfactory deliverables of each event.

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

Required Skills and Experience

  • Myanmar nationality with bachelor in relevant field.
  • At least 5 years working experience in photography /video production with a record of providing high-quality, creative, images for clients.
  • High level of creativity and initiative
  • Have own camera/video camera and other photography/videography equipment
  • Experience capturing images/videography for development organizations e.g NGO, UN Agencies, etc., is an asset.
  • Familiarity with development programmes/issues is an asset.
  • Flexibility and ability to work outside Yangon and abroad is an advantage
  • Ability to communicate in English is an asset.

The submission package includes:

The financial proposal will be in Myanmar Kyats ONLY. The proposal shall also specify availability during the contracting period and any charges related to other expenses, i.e. logistic, travel and communications expenses.CV            

Please be noted that the system only allows 1 attachment per application so please combined all files into one.

Note:

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

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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