Virtual Reality Project Assistant

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Organization: United Nations
Closing date: 5 Mar 2021



Virtual Reality Project Assistant

I. Background Information

With the recent COVID-19 experience of virtual meetings, the benefits of exploring remote methods for briefing the Security Council and other Member States as well and engaging in innovative storytelling of DPPA’s work are gaining new attention. The Innovation Cell has built on the 2019 experience of the 360-video on Iraq to produce 360-videos on both Yemen and the SG’s Report on the State of Global Peace and Security, integrating data visualization and mixed reality to advance situational awareness and advocacy.

In 2021, the Innovation Cell is planning to direct and support the production of at least three (3) new Virtual Reality (VR) experiences, on the work of the UN missions. The aim is to continue the production of immersive videos that can be used to brief the UN Member States and public audiences, which would contribute to advocacy on the peace and security agenda and visibility of the significant role of the UN in this context. The project will also explore the use of VR as a part of dialogue processes, applying insights from intergroup neuroscience in the design of a virtual negotiation and dialogue space to be used for remote consultation between conflict parties.

II. General Information

Title: Virtual Reality Project Assistant

Sector of Assignment: Political affairs, data visualization, public information, emerging and immersive technologies

Area of expertise: Virtual reality storytelling

Organization/Office: DPPA

Duty Station: Homebased

Initial Appointment: 15 March 2021 - 15 September 2021

III. Output Expectations

The Virtual Reality Project Assistant will carry out the following tasks:

  • Support the DPPA Innovation Cell in pre- and post-production of VR experiences related to the peace and security context;
  • Contribute concept work and creative thinking for immersive storytelling;
  • Carry out research in support of storyboard exercises;
  • Scouting of local and regional partners, including filmmakers and production companies;
  • Assist in the development of visual assets and graphics of UN-produced VR experiences.

IV. Qualifications/Selection Criteria

Education: MA (completed or in progress) related to virtual reality and immersive media

Experience: Two to four years of experience in the field

Languages: Proficiency and demonstrated drafting ability in English.

Work Location: Remote

V. Supervisor

The consultant will report to the DPPA Innovation Cell in the Policy and Mediation Division.

Contact: Ms. Naoko Takahaski, DPPA Innovation Cell,

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