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Contracting services of the professional videographers on a Retainer Basis (Only for Uzbekistan nationals)

Tashkent

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Tashkent
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Procurement
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

Provide services of experienced videographers who can provide good quality videography services according to UNICEF global standards to support visual documentation and reporting of issues, events and human-interest stories related to the implementation of Country Program of Cooperation between the Government of Uzbekistan and UNICEF in 2023-2025.

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. 

For every child, every right

Provide services of experienced videographers who can provide good quality videography services according to UNICEF global standards to support visual documentation and reporting of issues, events and human-interest stories related to the implementation of Country Program of Cooperation between the Government of Uzbekistan and UNICEF in 2023-2025.

The contractor(s) will provide services to all programme sections, as and when required.

Scope of Work:

  • Video coverage of events or activities (This can include conferences, trainings, visits, meetings, seminars and other events) for archives or future use by UNICEF.
  • Video documentaries ranging from human-interest documentaries, capturing UNICEF’s processes, field activities, engagement with communities or beneficiaries), for public dissemination by UNICEF.
  • Specialized video spots for broadcasting on TV.

The UNICEF Office in Uzbekistan produces various communication materials, including video films and spots, to document key UNICEF activities in the country; to inform stakeholders (e.g. local, international, and potential donors) about the efforts to address women’s and children’s issues in Uzbekistan.

Work Assignments Overview - Deliverables/Outputs - Timeline

1. Video coverage of events or activities (This can include conferences, trainings, visits, meetings, seminars and other events) for archives or future use by UNICEF - Subsequent deliverables to be agreed with the supervisor - First cut to be submitted within three working days from completion of the shot.

2. Video documentaries ranging from human-interest documentaries, capturing UNICEF’s processes, field activities, engagement with communities or beneficiaries), for public dissemination by UNICEF - Subsequent deliverables to be agreed with the supervisor - First cut to be submitted within two weeks from completion of the shoot.

3. Specialized video spots for broadcasting on TV - Subsequent deliverables to be agreed with the supervisor - First cut to be submitted within one week from completion of the shoot.

At the end of each assignment, the contractor is expected to deliver:

a) Broadcast quality video files, in formats according to UNICEF specifications for further use on the Internet, TV, etc.

b) Shot lists indicating duration, location, names of persons shown in the video, and date.

c) Accompanying information/story as agreed with UNICEF.

If there are deliverables other than above-mentioned, contractor and UNICEF Staff member will agree to the specifications thereof.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… 

  • Minimum completed secondary education supported with certified specialized training in videography.
  • At least 3 years of professional cameraman experience in filming of events of different type/scope, preferably in a development and social context.
  • Excellent technical capacity to ensure smooth and high-quality production.
  • Experience of working with UNICEF and/or other UN agencies is an asset.
  • Intermediate knowledge of English is an advantage.

Reservations and remarks

All materials developed will remain the copyright of UNICEF and cannot be submitted, distributed to or used by any other party. UNICEF will be free to adapt and modify them in the future. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if deliverable(s) incomplete, not finalized or for failure to meet deadlines.

UNICEF will reserve copy right of all developed materials and own primary data collected through this assignment. The materials cannot be published or disseminated without prior written permission of UNICEF. UNICEF will be free to adapt and modify them in the future. The contractor must respect the confidentiality of the information handled during the assignment. Documents and information provided must be used only for the tasks related to these terms of reference.

Selected candidates can be put on the roster for other UN agencies, to be used for assignments of respective agencies.

Resource requirement and payment

UNICEF Uzbekistan will establish the rates based on the type of services and deliverables required, and in alignment with the practices applied by other UN agencies in the country.

Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

The Consultant will receive direct payment to his/her indicated bank account in Uzbek Sums based on the UN currency exchange rate.

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS). 

To view our competency framework, please visit  here

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 

Remarks:  

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

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws. 

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts. 

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