Parent Sector : Field Office
Duty Station: Harare
Job Family: Social and Human Sciences
Type of contract : Non Staff
Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months
Recruitment open to : External candidates
Application Deadline: 10/07/2020
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
Under the overall authority of the Regional Director and Representative, and direct supervision of the Programme Specialist for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO ROSA, the successful consultant/consulting firm will develop a campaign videos which contain various messages including young people’s aspirations, opportunities, challenges and projects as well as messages from third parties endorsing the interventions.
The Contractor will be expected to perform the following tasks:
- Gather footage on youth and leaders of youth organisations expressing their views on issues relating to youth development, challenges and how they can be solved, also lobbying for support towards the two UNESCO/SARDC initiative for the benefit of young people in the region
- Gather footage from UNESCO, SARDC, Government officials and other Civil Society Actors endorsing the initiatives, calling on donors and stakeholders to put their efforts together to support youth development and social innovations in the region
- Produce 2 high quality videos, with maximum 2 minutes each, including animation and sign language interpretation. The video should be in a format that can be used on online platforms including social media and YouTube.
Objective of the call for Consultancy
Against the given backdrop, UNESCO is seeking the services of a video production company or individual filmmakers to produce 2 campaign videos – one featuring the partners’ views; and one featuring examples of youth’s initiatives on the ground – to be used on online platforms to raise awareness among donors and other stakeholders on the need to support youth engagement and social innovations and create a platform for resource mobilisation. The videos are expected to achieve the following:
- Animate project concepts so as to appeal to potential funding partners;
- Compile and articulate examples of Youth Social innovation in some SADC countries;
- Incorporate youth voices in resource mobilisation efforts following wide-spread consultations;
- Raise awareness of the youth interventions set to be implemented;
- Ignite an online campaign which will spin off to other platforms for greater visibility;
- Demonstrate buy-in and interest by a wide range of targeted stakeholders including the youth, government institutions and the SADC Secretariat;
- Highlight the timely relevance of the intervention/s from an intellectual standpoint.
Considering the regional scope of the campaign, as well as the lockdown situation and induced movement restrictions, the Consultant/ Consulting firm shall prepare a guide for participants to record their own videos and ensure that all videos are received in good quality, and compiled into the 2 final videos. UNESCO will provide a concept note with a draft script which the Consultant/Consulting firm will elaborate, as well as a list of youth organisations to engage with.
In the section below, please ensure you include the relevant core (C) competencies.
- A detailed script for each video
- High quality campaign videos, including animation and sign language interpretation. The video should be in a format that can be used on online platforms including social media and YouTube
- The assignment shall last 6 weeks
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)
- Accountability (C)
- Communication (C)
- Innovation (C)
- Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
- Planning and organizing (C)
- Results focus (C)
- Teamwork (C)
- Building partnerships (M)
The following qualifications and skills are mandatory:
- Advanced academic degree in a related field – preferably Social Sciences, Development Studies, Sociology & Gender
- Excellent writing and communication skills.
- At least 5 years professional experience in one or more of the following fields: Social development, Gender, Youth.
- Demonstrated fund raising and resource mobilization abilities
- Good analytical
- Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
- Knowledge of one or more languages of the SADC Region
SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS
Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.
Applicants shall submit the following documents to UNESCO:
- A technical proposal providing details on the understanding of the assignment and the methodology proposed.
- The CV(s) of the Consultants or Profile of the Consulting firm
- A financial proposal to carry out the assignment, with budget breakdown.
UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.
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