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Communications Senior Analyst - Digital and Content ( Video Producer / Videographer)

Kyiv (Ukraine)

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Kyiv (Ukraine)
  • Grade: LICA-8, Local Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-27

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Background Information - Job-specific

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) helps the United Nations (UN) and its partners provide peace and security, humanitarian, and development solutions. UNOPS services cover infrastructure, project management, procurement, financial management and human resources. 


UNOPS in Ukraine provides a broad spectrum of services to the Government and the people of Ukraine with a portfolio of projects in the areas of rule of law, environment, energy efficiency, crisis recovery, good governance, human resources management, procurement, and logistics. 


The Support for Rule of Law Reforms in Ukraine – PRAVO Police is a programme funded by the European Union that has been designed to support the creation of an efficient law-enforcement system respectful of human rights in support of the people of Ukraine, through the provision of necessary support to the National Police and other Ukrainian authorities in charge of civilian law enforcement. 

Functional competencies

The Video Producer/Videographer will, under the general guidance of PRAVO Police Communication Officer, be responsible for the production and editing of high-quality video feature stories about the Support for Rule of Law Reforms in Ukraine Project and will undertake the following activities/responsibilities: 

  • Production of videos and human-interest multimedia stories during PRAVO-Police Project’s events, conferences, field visits, communications initiatives and other key activities

  • Provision of videos for distribution through social media and websites

  • Guiding PRAVO Police Project’s and national partner’s personal regarding video film-making best practices

  • Taking and provision of videos from the visits/meetings/missions of/with senior officials as identified by supervisor

  • Development of creative concepts, scripts, storyboards and mood boards

Copyrights

  • UNOPS owns all products under this contract. All copyrights of produced videos/photos are reserved to UNOPS. The products (videos/photos/images, etc.) cannot be altered, sold or redistributed to the third parties. Where appropriate the Video Producer/Videographer will be credited according to prevailing UNOPS policy.

The On-call Video Producer/Videographer must have his/her own professional equipment and be available for travel, with the team or independently, as needed. Travel expenses will be paid separately in accordance with UNOPS policies and practices.

Minimum resolution: minimum width 3424 pixels, length dependent on the video aspect ratio

Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1 / 16:9 / HDTV, 2:39:1 or 2:40:1 / Widescreen / 9:16, 1:1 / 1.33:1 / film, 1.85:1 / Film, no pillar boxing or letter

Frames: 30fps or more

Codec: ProRes 422 (HQ) 10 bit, 8 bit (also acceptable) 

Blackmagic RAW, CinemaDNG, REDCode RAW, MFX/ARRIRAW

Sound: WAV 24 bit, 48 kHz

Format: stereo, mono, 5,1, 7.1 (also acceptable)

Monitoring and Progress Controls


  • Initial draft videos of main activities produced and provided within 24 hours or in line with the timeline agreed with PRAVO Police Communications Officer

  • High-quality videos produced to UNOPS satisfaction

  • Full-cycle production of video (script writing, videography, editing, audio balancing, sub-titling, format exporting, archiving raw and edited work etc.) according to UNOPS and EU standards.

  • Production of video and multimedia human interest stories for traditional, digital and social media platforms 

  • All video works should be developed in compliance with previously agreed timelines and approved by the Programme Manager and/or Communications Officer 

  • Visual identities, branding and logos should be included in line with UNOPS requirements

Education/Experience/Language requirements

a. Education (Level and area of required and/or preferred education)

  • Bachelor’s degree  preferably in visual arts, media, computer technologies or other related disciplines. Secondary education/High school diploma may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor degree with additional four years of relevant experience.

  • Professional certification/diploma in videography is highly desirable. 

b. Work Experience 

  • Minimum two years of relevant and proven professional experience is required in:

    • organizing full-cycle video production (including drafting a script, filming editing and post-production; 

    • video editing using professional software (Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Edius Pro, DaVinci Resolve);

    • sound mixing/mastering for videos using professional software Adobe Audition, Apple Logic Studio; 

    • motion graphic using professional software (Adobe After Effects, Adobe Cinema 4d, Apple Motion, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator);

    • video encoding/transcoding using professional software (Adobe Media Encoder, Apple Compressor, Apple QuickTime, Movavi Video Converter, DCP-o-Matic;

  • Experience in colour correction using professional software (DaVinci Resolve) will be considered an asset

  • Full access to Photo/video/music/sound stocks Adobe Stock, Shutterstock, Pond5, Dissolve, Envato market, Premiumbeat will be considered an asset

  • Proficiency using MS Office will be considered an asset

  • Previous experience with UNOPS or another UN Agency is highly desirable

  • Previous experience working with national law-enforcement agencies will be considered an asset

Important Note: UNOPS WILL NOT PROVIDE EQUIPMENT for this assignment. The Video Producer/Videographer is responsible for arranging his/her own high-resolution state of the art digital camera and other relevant equipment that can produce outputs in the following formats and in line with the following technical requirements: 

c. Language Requirements

  • Fluency in Russian and Ukrainian is required

  • Working knowledge of English will be considered as an asset

d. Additional Requirements:

  • Candidates who apply for this position are expected to submit, together with the application, a portfolio in free electronic format (preferably web links) with a minimum of 10 selected author’s videos.

  • The Video Producer/Videographer is responsible for arranging his/her own high digital camera and other related professional equipment.

Competencies

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT (ICA) Contract level: Local ICA Specialist Level 8
Contract duration:  RETAINER, up to 100 working days in a 12 months period


For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx 

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.


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