LBN-CO-IC-251-21 – Long Term Agreement – Videographer for the Production of HD short movies for the new platform of the Peace Building in Lebanon News Supplement


Background

The UNDP “Peace Building in Lebanon” project works since 2007 on enhancing mutual understanding and promoting social cohesion by addressing root causes of conflict in Lebanon. The project has been also lately working on addressing the impact of the Syrian crisis on social stability in Lebanon.

The project supports different groups from local leaders and local actors, to educators, journalists, youth and civil society activists, in developing medium and long-term strategies for peace building, crisis management and conflict prevention.

The project focuses on addressing the new challenges to civil peace and peace building in the country posed by the Syrian crisis throughout the following four outputs:

Education promoting social cohesion supported;

Media empowered to promote balanced and conflict sensitive media coverage;

3. Local level peace building strategies to mitigate tensions developed in selected conflict prone areas of Lebanon hosting Syrian refugees;

4. NGO platform promoting nation-wide truth and reconciliation supported ex-fighters’ role in promoting peace building supported.

Since 2012, UNDP has been supporting the participation of many journalists, writers, senior and well-known media professionals, researchers and artists residing in Lebanon, in its published “Peace Building in Lebanon” News Supplements.

These supplements provide hate-free media spaces and promote rational discourse in addressing controversial topics. They also encourage journalists, writers and media practitioners residing in Lebanon to adopt objective approaches free of stereotyping and misconceptions, and to offer conflict-sensitive media coverage. In a country known for its polarization, these supplements succeeded in bringing together participants from different backgrounds using one common platform to debate issues in a constructive way.

During several discussion sessions, participants shared recommendations regarding turning the printed supplement into an electronic version with a dedicated website to the supplement itself where audio-visual materials can be shared in addition to live feed and live broadcast section from the discussion sessions.

In 2021, UNDP will cease the print publication of the supplement and will shift to an online digital platform.

On this platform/website, UNDP will offer a space to share a content curation of different topics including written articles, storytelling video reports, interviews, animation videos, and selected media and TV reports prepared by prominent journalists from local TV stations.

In addition, and for this purpose, UNDP will partner with New TV on the content of 2 short reportages for each issue. Thus, reporters from New TV will be working on these reportages with the production house and will be in charge of the content.

In this context, UNDP intends to procure the services of a videographer for the production of a short movies series (promotional video, storytelling reports, interviews, podcasts, and teasers), for different topics to be published on the new platform of the Peace Building News Supplement.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and supervision of Peace Building in Lebanon’s Project Manager and the Media Officer, the Producer/Director will produce a series of HD short movies (promotional video, storytelling reports, interviews, podcasts, and teasers). The estimated number of short movies to be produced per year is around 30 short movies (promotional video, storytelling reports, interviews, podcasts, and teasers). The series will be made available as a podcast on the new platform of the UNDP Peace building news supplement. Two of the video reports will be broadcasted on a national TV station.

The videographer will be required to:

  • Liaise and closely coordinate with the journalists, TV reporters, and the media and communication officer to develop the short movie’s concept and scenario;
  • Field visits with the journalists and reporters to get context;
  • Develop the concept notes and story boards to be used in the short movies in coordination with the reporters, based on the overall theme of the issue, the different topics, and scripts prepared by the reporters;
  • Present a draft short movie to the journalists, TV reporters, and UNDP project for comments about contents;
  • Produce the final short movies including editing of rushes, text, music, translation and subtitles from Arabic to English and French and vice versa (adapting the social media, website, and TV broadcasting formats);
  • Produce teasers of the HD short movies produced to be published on UNDP and the partners social media pages;
  • Produce one promotional video for the new platform of the Peace building in Lebanon news supplement.

The process of initiation the rendering of the services will be upon UNDP issuance of Purchase Orders to the consultant from time to time during the terms of this agreement, making reference to the agreement, and setting out the services required, place of delivery and other instructions.

Competencies

  • Fluency in Arabic and English.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • At least Bachelor’s Degree in Communications arts Radio/Television, Audiovisual, Photography, Film Production, Film Directing or any related field.

Years of Experience:

  • At least 3 years of experience in undertaking similar assignments in shooting, editing, producing, and directing video storytelling reports and short movies.
  • At least one experience in producing high quality broadcast video on tight deadlines on a variety of different issues and subject matter.
  • At least one experience in filming storytelling reports, investigative reports, and interviews.
  • At least one experience in working with journalists and reporters

The consultancy is open for all national consultants who meet the selection criteria and propose a competitive fee. Interested consultants are requested to apply only through this UNDP jobs portal.
Submissions through any other media will not be considered.
The application must include all of the following documents:
1. P11,
2. Annex 3 (Offerors Letter) and
3. Financial proposal
All files shall be submitted in one single document and uploaded as word or PDF file to the UNDP job site.
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