Jun 18, 2017

Ghana: National Consultant, (Video Production services), Accra, Ghana

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Ghana
Closing date: 22 Jun 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Background

UNICEF Ghana External Communication is responsible for all communication needs including documenting through video documentaries and photo essays, events and activities of all sections. Other assets produced by the section include animation and Public service announcements (PSA) etc. The purpose is to share good practice with other country offices and use the products as visibility material, presentations, advocacy and general communication needs on a variety of platforms.

Purpose of the Assignment

To provide video documentation services to support different Ghana Country programmes

Assignment Tasks

  1. Shoot high quality videos of advocacy, programme coverage, first person accounts or profiles amongst others.
  2. Develop raw footage into specified formats such as social media platforms and TV broadcast
  3. Shoot and deliver a wide variety of B roll, raw footage for use for other documentation purposes.
  4. Translate productions as subtitles during process from local language to English when required

Audio visual production assignments will be issued by UNICEF Ghana’s communication and programme sections, assignments will be accompanied by detailed briefs outlining the product required, including background materials for developing content

Expected Deliverables

The subjects or themes for each assignment will be set out by the section/office and agreed upon prior to actual commencement of work. It is expected that when the assignments are given there will be a work plan delivered. The expectations of the work plan will be as follows – detailed timelines for execution of various activities as well as outputs expected at every step. Outputs will be delivered in the following standards and formats identified below.

  • Raw rushes of footage
  • Two copies of footage in appropriate digital format to be specified
  • Cut to specification documentaries/picture stories, slides and other materials as would be requested out of the footage.
  • Shot lists, story lines and video log
  • Production for 2 outlets in mind
  • B roll for broadcasters and online and social media platforms requiring edited first person pieces
  • 2 min video profile of the production for online platforms and pitching

Final version must have received signature of approval by the officer in charge of the particular contract.

Please note that the process of review towards finalization shall not attract any cost as well as the format in which it is requested. E.g. DVD or CD**

Reporting:

The timeline and frequency of the reporting required by the Consultant on progress to date will depend on the assignment. However, the Consultant will account to focal persons from the Communication and programmes section with an overall clearance from the Communications Manager

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Education

First degree oradvanced diploma in related field of study

Years of relevant experience

Professional photographer with minimum of Five years’ experience filming and editing high-quality footage – One show reel demonstrating this ability is required. (Max 5 mins)

Competencies of Successful Candidate

  1. Demonstrate ability to edit to the barest minimum time (not above 2 mins) without losing the essentials of an assignment - One show reel demonstrating this ability isrequired (maximum 5 minutes).
  2. Consultant with professional audio and video capacity – (equipment details required)
  3. Previous experience of taking footage in development situations an advantage, best if with UNICEF or similar organisations)
  4. Experience working in rural Ghana, and knowledge of development landscape in the country or in similar context acceptable.
  5. Fluent in English and ability to speak at least one Ghanaian local language an asset
  6. Track record editing for social media platforms an advantage
  7. Ability to disseminate video to media outlets independently when possible an advantage
  8. Basic standard equipment required

    The equipment’s listed below are the basic requirements needed to be considered for this consultancy with UNICEF. :

  9. High definition camera(s)

  10. Sound equipment – boom and accessories

  11. Lights and related accessories

  12. Editing suite

  13. Professional microphones

  14. Graphic design equipment

NOTE:

Service Providers are requested to provide day rates for the services below:

If the time increments specified are not sufficiently detailed, please add additional costs that will be incurred for additional minutes beyond the specified time frames.

  1. Documentary Production (timelines 10-20 minutes). Please quote price

Particulars

  1. Concept
  2. Equipment hire
  3. Voice over recording, including artists and studio costs
  4. Editing
  5. Sound effects, animation and graphics
  6. Other costs (pls. specify)

  7. Documentary (time length of 10-30 minutes)

Particulars

  1. Concept
  2. Equipment hire
  3. Voice over recording, including artists and studio costs
  4. Editing
  5. Sound effects, animation and graphics
  6. Other costs (pls. specify)
  7. Editing

3. 30 second Public service Announcement – Radio and Video

  1. Equipment hire
  2. Voice over recording, including artists and studio costs
  3. Editing
  4. Sound effects
  5. Other costs (pls. specify)

4. 60 seconds Public Service Announcements Radio and Video

  1. Equipment hire
  2. Voice over recording, including artists and studio costs
  3. Editing
  4. Sound effects
  5. Other costs (pls. specify

5. Picture story with audio effects (time length of 5-10 minutes)

Particulars

  1. Conceptualisation and design
  2. Photography
  3. Editing incl. sound effects
  4. Editing incl. sound effects
  5. Others (Pls specify)

6. Footage /Raw

Particulars

Up to 2 hrs

Up to 4 hrs

Up to 6 hrs

Up to 12 hrs

  1. English translation of productions in local languages

Confidential nature of documents

  1. All maps, drawings, photographs, mosaics, plans, report’s recommendations, estimates, documents and all other data compiled by or received by the consultant under this contract shall be the property of UNICEF and shall be treated confidential and shall be delivered only to the UNICEF authorised official on completion of work under this contact.
  2. The consultant may not communicate at any time to any person, Government, or authority external to UNICEF, any information known to it by reason of its association with UNICEF which has not been made public except with the authority of UNICEF nor shall the consultant at anytime use such information to private advantage. These obligations do not lapse upon termination of this contract with UNICEF.

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Please indicate your ability, availability and daily rate (in Ghana Cedis) to undertake the terms of reference above . Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation. **


How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://ift.tt/2tCgCB7