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13 Aug 2019


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Job categories                 Communications
Vacancy code                  VA/2019/B5004/18409
Level                                 ICS-10
Department/office        NYSC, SDC, Development and Special Initiatives Portfolio
Duty station                   Home based
Contract type                 International ICA
Contract level                 IICA-2
Duration                         Open-ended, subject to funds availability and satisfactory performance

Background Information – Job-specific

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations launched by the Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and co-sponsored by the Governments of Spain and Turkey, responds to a broad consensus across nations, cultures and religions that all societies are interdependent, bound together in their development and security. The Alliance seeks to forge collective political will and to mobilize concerted action at the institutional and civil society levels to overcome the prejudice, misperceptions and polarization that militate against such a consensus. The Alliance hopes to contribute to a coalescing global movement which, reflecting the will of the vast majority of people, rejects extremism in any society.

UNAOC is seeking a videographer to undertake all necessary action to produce multimedia content.

 Functional Responsibilities

UNAOC is seeking a videographer to undertake all necessary action to produce multimedia content.

  • Coordinate information, identify original storytelling opportunities, and manage the development of the concepts and storyboard;
  • Coordinate and produce videos pertaining to UNAOC’s work and its project activities;
  • Manage and execute the technical aspects of video production, including audio mixing, color correction, format conversion, and file management, ensuring accuracy and efficiency;
  • Execute and coordinate shooting and editing of videos and web materials as needed and agreed between parties;
  • Execute video production and post-production, including logging and digitizing source tapes, outputting final cuts to tape and web clips, audio editing, etc.
  • Manage the selection of appropriate music for produced videos and coordinate necessary actions to be taken with reference to music licensing;
  • Regularly meet with UNAOC team for pre-producing meetings

 Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Master’s degree in International Journalism, Political Sciences, or related area.
  • Bachelor’s degree with two years of additional relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master degree.


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in video journalism, including in production, editing, directing, and reporting.
  • Ability to develop and write scripts for both short and long format promotional videos.
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of video equipment.
  • Proficiency in Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, AE, PS, LR. Final Cut X is an asset
  • Strong research and reporting skills are desirable.
  • Knowledge of AP-Style scripts is desirable


  • Fluent in the English language required. Proficiency in an additional UN language a plus.
 Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

 Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: International Individual Contract Agreement (IICA)
Contract level: International ICA- 2
Contract duration: Retainer contract, Daily fee – the contract will be paid per day upon the acceptance of the certificate of payment.(COP).  This is a home based contract.

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 Background Information – UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

Sustainable Development Cluster (SDC)

Based in New York, the Sustainable Development Cluster (SDC) supports diverse partners with their peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations.

The SDC’s services include grants management, development and special initiatives support, and technology support to the UN and UN agencies.

The SDC is part of the New York Service Cluster that supports the United Nations Secretariat, as well as a broadening community of other New York-based United Nations organizations, bilateral and multilateral partners in the delivery of UNOPS mandate in project management, infrastructure management, and procurement management.

How to Apply

  • Application period       09-Aug-2019 to 23-Aug-2019
  • Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

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