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Professional Videographers tendering job at UNICEF

Expression of Interest



About the Organisation (Buyer)

UNICEF, originally called the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund in full, now officially United Nations Children's Fund, is an agency of the United Nations responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide

Subject of Procurement

Professional Videographers tendering job at UNICEF

Tender Details

Background and Purpose

  • UNICEF Uganda Country Office faces ongoing requirements for production of communication, advocacy and visibility materials that document children’s key issues and UNICEF’s Response in the field through high quality visual materials among others. These visual materials will be used as advocacy tools to push for support with policy makers, media, donors, partners, and the public at large, particularly on key priority issues such as Early Childhood Development, Ending Violence against women and children, keeping girls in school and parenting. Through content generation and dissemination, UNICEF Uganda raises awareness, generates debate, and empowers policy makers and the general public to take action for children and women. To meet this requirement the UNICEF Uganda Country Office would like to engage the services of professional videographers who will be available at short notice to undertake assignments including field visits for documenting UNICEF’s work and programmes.


  • The objective of this consultancy is to provide audio visual documentation in digital original format of UNICEF on UNICEF supported programmes in Uganda in order to produce communication and advocacy materials to be used by UNICEF’s internal and external partners across various platforms.

  • The work of the videographer will largely include shooting videos, editing and producing final product. The final product can be in form of short clips, documentary, viral videos, online video clips for traditional and social media usage. The contents of the footage will mainly include work of UNICEF through its programmatic areas, its partners, beneficiaries, donors, project activities, project/programme launches, field monitoring, donor missions, any other UNICEF events within and outside Kampala. The videographers’ work will support UNICEF’s Communication Section to promote UNICEF Uganda’s activities, response and document impact of its work through the lenses of short and compelling videos. The videos/footage will be disseminated to UNICEF’s target audiences, partners, donors and policy makers.


  • The overall objective is to set up a roster of pre-approved Videographers (consultants) with agreed, when-actually-engaged fees and terms of engagement. This will help the UNICEF Uganda Country Office to contract their services to document UNICEF’s activities in the field on an ‘as needed’ basis, to share with stakeholders at national, regional and global level. The contract does not guarantee minimal days of work.

  • These tasks require a highly skilled videographers with excellent editing skills and capable of producing high quality video materials focused on issues affecting children and women and depicting UNICEF response in partnership with the Government of Uganda, district authorities, implementing partners, private sector among others. Given that most of the work is implemented in the most vulnerable communities, the videographer will be facilitated to undertake field missions to generate a wide range of raw footage.

Specific Tasks

  • Film and edit footage to produce creatively designed video packages based on pre-defined advocacy priorities, complete with shot list, script, split edit, B-roll and voice-over.

  • Produce short films based on human interest stories, capturing stories of change through the story of one or few protagonist(s) from the field.

  • Source and obtain the relevant music that can accompany the video, in alignment with objectives of the products.

  • Record voice over with good quality professional voices in various Ugandan languages.

  • Edit the video products into emotive, high quality and engaging products including the addition of graphics where required and subtitling of sound bites in English and local languages as required.

  • Ensure that UNICEF videography consent form is completed and signed by parents/guardians of all children featured in the video as per UNICEF guidelines.

  • Present the video product to UNICEF and make necessary changes post UNICEF feedbacks.

Major Tasks

  • Travel to location / field to document and shoot projects/activities and generate footage with sound bites as per specific assignments

  • Generate a script in coordination with Communication Section

  • To review and edit footage including recorded interviews, transcribing interviews from local languages to produce short clips and media news pieces if need be.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…


  • University Degree in Communication, Journalism, Broadcast Journalism-TV, or equivalent professional work experience in the above area.

  • Work Experience: Five years progressively responsible professional work experience in the above fields, interactive digital media.


  • Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form; specific skills in videography and editing systems.

  • Knowledge of current theories and practices of communication, research, analyzing, planning, strategy development and Uganda’s digital and TV landscape.

  • Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas as well as impart knowledge and teach skills.

  • Creativity with various communication concepts and attention to detail required.

  • It is preferred that the bidders are located in or near Kampala since some of the assignments might be ad hoc.

  • Bidders should be equipped to conduct assignment in all UNICEF supported districts across the country.

  • Previous experience with humanitarian, development and emergency work.

  • Language: Fluency in English is required

  • For every Child, you demonstrate...

  • UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

  • UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • (1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others (8) Nurtures, leads and manages people.

  • During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

  • UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

  • We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

  • UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

  • UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable are encouraged to apply.

  • UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Tender Documents

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