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Posting Title: TV/Video Producer, P3
Job Code Title: TV/VIDEO PRODUCER
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Job Opening Number: 19-Public Information-UNEP-121007-R-Nairobi (X)
Staffing Exercise:N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNEP’s Communication Division communicates UNEP’s core messages to all stakeholders and partners, raising environmental awareness and enhancing the profile of UNEP worldwide. This post is located in UNEP Communication Division at the Nairobi duty station and reports to the Chief of Content and Client Services under overall supervision of the Director.

Responsibilities:

  • The TV/ Video Producer is responsible for the effective and efficient performance of the following duties:
  • Provide guidance to the Multimedia Unit, including support to the unit’s clients, ensuring effective integration of multimedia outputs in the broader conceptualization and planning of communication interventions. Implement the Audio-Visual strategy, bringing state of the art practices, techniques, technologies and approaches to bear on the organisation’s multimedia work. Prepare protocols and procedures to streamline multimedia production and to manage the organisation’s digital and other media assets. Develop a database of partnerships supporting multimedia production, dissemination, distribution, and broadcast.
  • Produce and oversee the production and versioning of multimedia content for the organization, coordinating and supervising the work of internal and outsourced multimedia professionals from relevant fields including photography, filmmaking, animation, data visualization, music, design, translation, ICT, etc. Oversee asset management, dissemination, distribution, and broadcast. Support production research, scripting, direction, and editing.
  • Plan and implement the unit’s work, including executive producer, producer, and director capacities. Provide guidance to the section on multimedia initiatives.
  • Initiate and maintain high quality rosters of, and long-term arrangements with, individual and institutional service providers for all aspects of multimedia production, suiting a wide range of projects and budgets, and positioned to deliver excellent multimedia products on a turnkey basis.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

Competencies
• Professionalism: Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of audio-visual technologies, approaches and practices for the creation and maintenance of high-quality audio-video material for varied media projects; proven creativity and ability to oversee and develop design that will advance the image and priorities of the UN; shows pride in work and in achievements; 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; establish effective collaboration and partnerships with officials at all levels inside and outside the organization.Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocate appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
• Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks ’’outside the box’’; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
• 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.
• Communication: Speaks and writes clearly; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in media/multimedia production, production management, film making, or related area is required. A first level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in multimedia, filmmaking, broadcast journalism, communication or related field is required. Experience in international environment is desirable.
  • English and French are the working knowledge of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.

Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which will be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice
This position is open for recruitment for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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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.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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No Fee
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