🚩 Vacancy Announcement n°: 333408
📢 Roster Title: Call for roster – Visual Communication Expert (Creative Content), RBDakar
📌Type of Contract: International Consultancy (Level I and II)
➡️ Unit / Division: Communications Advocacy and Marketing (CAM)
📍 Duty Station: Multiple locations in Western Africa Region
➡️ Duration: Assignments with a range of one (1) to eleven (11) months
⏰ Closing date: 31 March 2023 (Deadline extended from 21/03/2023 to 31/03/2023)
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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:
The WFP West Africa region extends from Mauritania to Chad and along the coast from Cameroon to Senegal. It consists of 19 countries; Benin Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. The West Africa Regional Bureau (RBD) is based in Dakar and provides strategic guidance, technical support, and direction to country operations in these countries.
The Communications Advocacy and Marketing (CAM) Unit at the Regional Bureau for Western Africa (RBD) is implementing specific communications and/or advocacy plans, particularly coordinating and managing multimedia and digital content production and deliberate media engagement from RBD to advance engagement with partners and create a favourable environment for fundraising as well as political support and involvement.
In Western Africa Regional Bureau in Dakar, Senegal, a Senior Regional Communications and Advocacy Officer provides leadership and strategic guidance to the Communication Advocacy and Marketing team. To further strengthen this team, WFP RBD is seeking to build a roster of Visual Communication Expert (Creative Content)who will support the production, design of various creative content projects in the region, lead on post-production of content in liaison with Country Offices, HQ and other WFP offices, travel to the field to gather produce compelling multimedia storytelling – employing high-end professional videography, photography and, text and graphics skills – to show the impact of the scale-up on community livelihoods, food security, nutrition, school feeding and more.
The purpose is to enable stakeholders understand the scale of the change communities are making in their lives; demonstrating that despite challenges, West Africa, particularly the Sahel, is alive and that the people are taking action towards development despite several challenges including the corona virus pandemic.
PURPOSE OF THE ROSTER
This call for the roster – Visual Communication Expert (Creative Content) Consultant is published to attain two objectives:
(i) create a pipeline of talent to facilitate a quick selection and deployment of Visual Communication Experts (Creative Content) on a need basis and;
(ii) to give an opportunity to Visual Communication Experts (Creative Content) to express interest in being part of this roster to meet the first objective.
This announcement is not related to any current open position. However, all applications received will be reviewed and will be subject to a selection process to assess the relevant professional experience and qualifications of the candidates.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
A Visual Communication Expert (Creative Content) would be responsible for the Key accountabilities listed below.
- As a visual communication expert, help manage end to end visual communication products and develop strategies for the integrated resilience scale-up in the Sahel, in liaison with Head of Unit, CAMRES Special Projects Coordinator and Resilience and Livelihoods teams.
- Serve as audiovisual creative content strategist and producer for RBD – and deploying, as necessary for photography and videography.
- Serve as a content producer with specialized technical skills in virtual reality productions.
- Provide strategic advice and give support to CO teams to improve communications to achieve the most impact.
- Develop and implement training and provide extensive support for COs and project teams.
- Guide visual storytelling across the region in coordination with RBD Team Leader and CO Teams to design a production outline and plan with conceptual framework, approach, and vision to develop video and photographic work including creative briefs and scenarios and then arrange shooting for specific projects
- Design, develop and deliver compelling, creative audiovisual content for online events that make it easy for audiences to understand data, narratives, and proof points, working in anticipation and delivering quick turnaround solutions for last-minute requests.
- Coordinate and plan travel to sites, as necessary, and ensure professional filming and photography of the interventions; produce content including engaging text, photos, videos, and audio content for use across a range of integrated platforms, to support advocacy.
- Lead video productions, photography and graphics post-production, including captioning, outputting final deliverables within set timelines.
- Liaise with CAM HQ (Creative Studio) to develop complementary tools, style, branding, quality, and measurements.
- Other duties and tasks as requested by Head of Unit
DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THE CONTRACT (inclusive and not exclusively):
- Creative content briefs, field production and post-production for audio-visual and photographic narratives related to the integrated resilience scale-up in the Sahel
- Virtual Reality video stories from the Western Africa region
- Support to Storytellers’ production crews in Country Offices
- Videos on various Projects in the region
- Guidance and feedback for quality video content production for CAM colleagues and external producers in the region – continuous
- Video training sessions for communication officers who are also content producers in the region.
- High-resolution photos with captions, reflecting programmes/interventions, activities, as well as impact on communities / environment for social media use, reports, or knowledge-based products, some accompanied with strong beneficiary or partner/staff testimonies.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Advanced university degree recognized by https://www.whed.net/home.php) in fields related to the visual arts, communication, journalism, photography, fine arts. Specialised training and / or certificate in video, photographic, digital content production will be an asset or First University degree in the same disciplines with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training.
Should you not find your university degree in this link kindly note that it will be your responsibility to obtain a formal letter from your Ministry of Education stating their recognition of the university and degree
The minimum requirement for professional-level experience is as follows:
Level I Consultancy: three (3) years of relevant progressively responsible professional post-graduate experience in multimedia journalism, photography, videography, visual storytelling, writing. A good understanding of the socio-political, cultural and environmental context of West Africa is desirable.
Level II Consultancy: five (5) to ten (10) years of relevant progressively responsible professional post-graduate experience in multimedia journalism, photography, videography, visual storytelling, writing. A good understanding of the socio-political, cultural and environmental context of West Africa is desirable.
Languages: Fluency (level C) in both written and spoken English and French.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- Keen knowledge of storytelling and understanding diverse audiences and approaches to reaching them.
- Demonstrated experience in developing original stories, short form video clips and multimedia products that are shared through social media.
- Ability to operate latest equipment to deliver photographs and multimedia content according to the specified quality and technical requirements.
- Experience with utilizing the latest technology cameras and visual equipment.
- Proven skills operating video production and editing equipment
WHY WORK WITH US?
This is an opportunity for exciting and challenging assignments in a multi-cultural and interdisciplinary team, based in a unique location, West Africa, on a topic with high relevance. In addition, we offer:
▶️ Meaningful and impactful careers: – Our day-to-day work makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve
▶️Continuous learning and training: – We provide learning tools for our staff to continually develop their careers
▶️ Multicultural and stimulating work environment: – We encourage gender and cultural diversity to make our teams stronger
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- All applications received will be reviewed and go through a selection process to assess relevant experience and qualifications. Based on the assessment results, successful candidates will be placed in a roster at consultant level II. Applicants who meet the selection criteria may be contacted for further interviews or assessments and to confirm their continued interest and availability for short-term opportunities ranging between 1 to 11 months.
- The roster validity is for a period of 24 months from the date on which the candidate is notified of their success.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 31 March 2023
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU APPLY
- All employment decisions are made based on organisational needs, job requirements, merit and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
- No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Join Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.
- Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply. WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
- Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance
- WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.
- WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
- All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment.
Special notice on office relocation: WFP and other UN Agencies will be moving to the new United Nations House, presently under construction in Diamniadio, 30 kilometres from downtown Dakar approximately around mid-2023. The duty station will remain in Dakar, Senegal.
Before you apply, please confirm that both (i) your on-line profile and CV are accurate and up to date, (ii) your CV should include your employment history, academic qualifications, and language skills.