Application deadline in 24 days: Saturday 14 Nov 2020
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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in Bamako in the Strategic Communications and Public Information Division of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The TV/Video Producer reports to the Chief of Multimedia, under the overall supervision of the Director of the Division.
Responsibilities The TV/Video Producer is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the production of high-quality video material for broadcast and multimedia use in support of the Mission's mandate implementation, to provide information and to publicize the Mission and its activities to a variety of audiences.
Manages the Video programme within the Multimedia Unit by: - Supervising and coordinating the work of the video unit’s staff and multimedia productions; - Preparing budgets and overseeing expenditure of productions, as well as procurement of equipment; - Taking overall responsibility for the Unit’s video and photo equipment, its maintenance and service.
Produces high-quality video material for broadcasting and multimedia outlets by: - Conceiving, preparing proposals, writing, filming and editing specific video features for use by Mission components and the UN Department of Public Information; - Conceive and implement regular public information campaigns; - Pitching feature stories that directly relate to UN priorities; - Proposing programme formats, technical approaches and innovations; - Broadcast Multimedia productions primarily through MINUSMA’s mission website and MINUSMA social media platforms in writing the content of video scripts for news and features; - Filming and editing high-quality format feature pieces and interviews for broadcasting and multimedia outlets for the Mission as required; - Performing principal video work covering the Mission’s activities, liaising with the Mission’s civilian, military and police components; - Shooting and editing high-quality, fast-paced short packages for use in multimedia digital platforms and social media; - Overseeing post-production work; - Maintain the Mission’s video archives; - Maintaining daily contacts with news syndicators, broadcasters and other partners; - Providing stock footage, liaison services, as well as technical support to international and local press organizations. - Oversees and coordinates the use of video on digital platforms by: - Developing, driving and measuring the success of digital platform strategies; - Coordinating the distribution of news stories about UN activities in the field via all MINUSMA digital platforms; - Working closely with in-house IT services and engineers for problem-solving, as well as ongoing improvement efforts related to efficiency and ease of creating and posting to all digital platforms; - Perform other related public information tasks, as requested by the Head of Multimedia Unit.
Competencies PROFESSIONALISM: Excellent knowledge of the work of UN peacekeeping and its specialized agencies, funds and programmes; Substantial and diverse expertise in all areas of video production; Sound editorial judgment and political sensitivity; Deep knowledge of filming and editing, as well as detailed experience utilizing both in the creation of video products; Proven ability to conceptualize, write, create and produce creative television productions, as well as other multimedia products; familiarity with the TV news broadcasting industry; Proven experience developing and managing on-line and social media presence. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology
Education Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in journalism, communications, broadcasting, public relations, international relations, computer science, or a related area. A first-level university degree with in combination of additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Technical training in video production is an advantage.
Work Experience Minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in video production required. Experience in multimedia, social media and digital communication platforms and in filming and editing video products is required. Experience in working in a peacekeeping mission and coordinate activities with civilian and military personnel is desirable. Experience working in a post-conflict or developing country is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French (both oral and written) is required.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice The appointment or assignment and renewal thereofare subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.
United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
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