Communication Specialist (Producer/Videographer), P-3, TA (364 days), Marketing and PR Services PFP, Geneva, Switzerland

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This is a P-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.

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The salary for this job should be between 130,785 USD and 171,253 USD.

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The international rate of 74,649 USD, with an additional 75.2% at this the location, applies.

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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, a Champion

UNICEF’s Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) has ambitious goals to deliver on income and influence. Donor engagement is an important driver of income as is authentic multimedia content.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Virtual Donor Experiences (VDEs) have become a fresh new tool to engage both prospective and current high-value private sector donors (corporates, philanthropy, and foundations) and offer a compelling way to bring UNICEF’s programmes to life in an interactive way. These online engagement events allow donors to experience the impact UNICEF’s work is having on the lives of children. The VDEs are live, interactive, and compelling, where we use digital technologies to bring to life the work UNICEF is doing in an emergency and non-emergency context. They allow supporters to connect directly with experts and UNICEF staff in the field.

In addition, showing the value of partnerships and the impact UNICEF’s high-value donors are making for children has become ever more important during emergencies and non-emergency contexts.

UNICEF PFP’s Supporter Content Team seeks the expertise of an experienced, versatile, multimedia producer who can direct, produce, write scripts, film, and edit multimedia material for PFP’s global high-value audiences and Virtual Donor Experiences, and who is able to travel to the field during emergencies to produce content that will drive fundraising and engagement.

The role forms part of UNICEF’s Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division (PFP) and aims to strengthen UNICEF’s position in a competitive fundraising environment by bringing donors closer to our work in programme countries, helping to develop new and existing partnerships, and ultimately drive increases in income and influence.

The role will work across UNICEF’s high-value channels, liaising with PFP’s high-value Engagement Task Force (the convening group for global VDES), the Emergency Task Force, National Committees, Country Offices, and Regional Offices, and other stakeholders to produce authentic content and experiences for private sector audiences.

The role will be expected to work in collaboration with high-value fundraisers to produce quality and compelling VDEs, and produce content aimed at telling the stories of the impact of partnerships and the role high-value donors play in changing the lives of children in both emergency and non-emergency contexts.

The role will need to creatively lead on projects, should be able to write scripts, film, edit, produce a variety of projects and where necessary may need to travel during emergencies and produce multimedia content (photo, video, text, selfie content).

How can you make a difference?

Reporting to the Communications Manager of the Supporter Content team and working closely with stakeholders including the high-value Engagement Task Force, PFP’s Communications 4 Partnerships Team, and other units within PFP, the selected candidate will be required to undertake the following tasks:

1. Narrative content design, and production of Virtual Donor Experiences:

VDE’s are live, interactive, and compelling virtual events where we use digital technologies to bring to life the work UNICEF is doing in an emergency and non-emergency context. They allow supporters to connect directly with experts and UNICEF staff in the field. The role will lead on the narrative content design, quality control, and production elements from concept to production and distribution of virtual donor experiences.

2. Produce authentic content for UNICEF’s global high-value donors:

The role will plan, develop, and produce content relating to the work UNICEF does with its private sector partners. This includes directing in-field productions as needed, scripting, supervising external production suppliers, video editing, customizing content, and packaging content.

3. Produce emergency-related content as needed to drive fundraising and engagement efforts:

The role will support with the production of content (mainly video) relating to UNICEF’s emergency response. This will include writing scripts, filming, and editing videos.

DELIVERABLES:

1. Narrative, content design, and production of Virtual Donor Experiences: Working closely with relevant internal PFP teams such as the High-Value Engagement Task Force (HVET), the emergency task force, and other stakeholders, the role will: -

  • Develop strong narrative concepts for virtual donor experiences (planned and sudden onset emergencies) for both HVET planned events as well as bespoke VDES as part of global donor recognition packages.
  • Source and repurpose existing compelling content suitable for VDEs.
  • Work with UNICEF programme offices and consultants in the field to produce content (including mobile phone content).
  • Support in identifying speakers/presenters for the event and work with relevant teams in PFP to ensure the messaging is expressed in a compelling manner
  • Develop scripts and work closely with relevant PFP teams to ensure the script is compelling and on message.
  • Edit engaging and compelling packages in accordance with UNICEF’s ethical imagery guidelines and technical specifications.
  • Package the material in a modular format (e.g., clean versions) so that the content can be used in multiple ways after the virtual event (i.e., ensuring clean versions, transcripts, and shortlists are made available).
  • Supervise packaging and distribution and archiving of content on WeShare
  • Support fundraising market offices with queries and advice on content production related to VDEs.
  • Ensure all content meets UNICEF ethical and quality standards

2. Produce authentic content for UNICEF’s global high-value donors: the role will plan, develop and produce content relating to the work UNICEF does with its partners including support for field productions as needed, video editing, customizing content, and packaging content. - Working closely with Communications 4 Partnerships team and other key stakeholders to plan content projects for global high-value donors and partners.

  • Working with external production companies and/or inhouse teams will conceptualize assets
  • Write/supervise the writing of scripts
  • Direct and multimedia productions on location and supervise edit
  • Film on location and edit videos as needed
  • Package the material in a modular format (e.g., clean versions) so that the content can be used in multiple ways after the virtual event (i.e., ensuring clean versions, transcripts, and shortlists are made available).
  • Ensure all content meets UNICEF ethical and quality standards
  • Support fundraising market offices with queries and advice on high-value donor content production.

3. Produce emergency-related content as needed to drive fundraising and engagement efforts:

At times, the supporter content team may need to scale up to respond to a large-scale emergency. Then the role will need to support:

  • By working with external production supplies or inhouse capacity writing scripts for multi-media packages and supervising the production
  • with video editing
  • with content production on location including filming and editing packages, taking photographs with detailed captions, writing stories, and producing content for social media
  • By packaging these assets for distribution and archiving on WeShare
  • Ensure all content meets UNICEF ethical and quality standards

Estimated Duration of the contract

  • 364 Days

Reporting To:

  • Communication Manager-supporter content

Working Place:

  • Geneva, Switzerland

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

Education:

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Marketing, Communications, the humanities, journalism, broadcast, or another relevant technical field.
  • Alternatively, a first-level university degree in a relevant field combined with 7 years of additional professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
  • Any other additional training in a related field is an asset.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a television producer with videography experience (filming, editing, basic animation) is required Experience in broadcast scriptwriting is required experience in producing video content for digital/online events is desirable
  • Experience producing video content for news broadcasters or other high-pressure environments is desirable
  • Experience in photography is desirable
  • Experience in animation is an asset
  • Experience in project management is an asset
  • Experience in working with creative teams or agencies and a sound understanding of the creative process is an asset
  • Experience in the NGO sector/ for UNICEF and/or UN is an asset

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1) are required.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

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:

UNICEF PFP-Geneva is currently reviewing organizational changes; therefore, the exact future location of the post is still under consideration/to be determined. Candidates may be asked to commence duties remotely. Should the selected candidate be assigned and relocate to Geneva, they may later be asked to relocate and be assigned to another location during the initial contract or assignment period.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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

Added 6 months ago - Updated 5 months ago - Source: unicef.org