UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

How can you make a difference?


To meet these requirements, UNICEF would like to engage the services of highly creative and professional videographers, video editors, photographers and motion graphics editors to document and represent UNICEF activities and programmes for multiple online audiences such as the general public, donors, supporters and partners.


The overall objective is to set up a Long-Term Agreement to facilitate and expedite the process by which the Multimedia Team will hire multimedia creatives as required for specific projects to develop advocacy, communication, campaign and humanitarian emergency materials that demonstrate UNICEF’s activities in the field to raise awareness and funds via UNICEF social media channels


Successful consultants must provide professionally edited and produced video and photo assets tailored for social media platforms–to inform our audiences, engage them deeply to take action on behalf of children (eg asking governments for change, reposting messaging, donating to UNICEF, etc.). Tasks include, but may not be limited to:

-Production of professional high quality multimedia materials for UNICEF communications and advocacy objectives

– Creating and delivering motion graphics for various media

-Research issues and characters being documented, in-depth interviews of community, service providers, government counterparts, beneficiaries, while being mindful of sensitivities of specific situations, to support online global advocacy efforts.

-Work in close coordination (where required) with HQ and Country Office counterparts to help capture relevant, powerful stories and photo essays and short digital pieces for social media.

-Review, edit, and consolidate material, ensuring clarity and continuity of structure and core themes.

– Check spelling, country, and city names and acronyms and other abbreviations (making sure that they follow official UNICEF terminology and conventions), style consistency and Brand Toolkit

-Ensure implementation of the UNICEF workflows and production toolkits

-Be available for several rounds of editing with regards to stories.

-Deliver on tight, short timelines as needed

-Production of b-roll suitable to broadcast media and with detailed shotlists

-Production of compelling photographic images with detailed captions

-Edited materials suitable and tailored to trends specific to individual online platforms, such as Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram reels etc.

-Online professional work examples, reels and portfolios required

Responsibilities of the Consultant

The consultant will use their own equipment; camera, microphones, software and other accessories and software that may be required for this task.

The consultant will not give the content/material or any part thereof, to any third party without the written permission of UNICEF. All components will be a property of UNICEF, and the consultant will not share the same with anyone else.

The consultant will not put their own name or logo/emblem on the content / final product. The only organization branding will be UNICEF, if required.

Responsibilities of UNICEF

UNICEF will provide all details pertaining to the activity and the requirements

UNICEF will orient the consultant on UNICEF’s branding and production guidelines

Consultants may be required to work on Saturdays and Sundays, based on the requirements of the assignment.



1. Photography Preproduction planning and pitching ideas

Broad edits of photographic assignments

Photo essays

Detailed captions

Long quotes


2. Video production and post production Preproduction planning and pitching ideas

Filming first person stories in the field

Broll for broadcast media

Social media edit no longer than 1.5 mins formatted for 1×1, 16×9, 9×17

International versions of all projects

Graphics and subtitles in all UN languages

On occasions longer format videos for youtube up to 5 mins

3. Motion graphics Creating and delivering motion graphics for video assets

Working with art and creative teams to select audio, video, colors, animation, etc. for graphic design

Editing video footage and adding effects/elements to enhance motion graphics

Work that demonstrates the latest graphic design techniques and trends


4. Editor Professional video editing of short format videos tailored to digital platforms

Creative graphics treatments

Submission of assets in all formats applicable to social media platform specification

Shotlists and scrips

International versions of all projects

Graphics and subtitles in all UN languages

On occasions longer format videos for youtube up to 5 mins


36 months

Duty Station: Remote based consultancy contracts

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

Category 1: Videographer

  • Professional videographer with 8+ years experience working with international agencies or high profile brands
  • Minimum academic requirement – high school diploma
  • Strong experience producing, editing and delivering engaging materials for social media platforms.
  • Develop multi-media source material on a quick turnaround, under tight and variable deadlines:
  • Edit and shoot high end professional video materials to fulfil each specific assignment and its criteria and objectives
  • Conduct recorded interviews, edit files to produce final clips in required format(s)
  • Transmit source material to specific receivers according to the specific requirements of each assignment
  • Have a thorough understanding of UNICEF
  • Deep understanding of ethical dimensions of representation
  • Ability to apply current video industry standards for format, style, messaging, etc. as required
  • Be well-informed about international current events.
  • Production of video materials as required as per specifications of format, social platform and news outlets
  • provide materials in formats that are applicable to UNICEF online platforms and other digitally native online media platforms.

Category 2: Photographer

  • Professional photographer with 8+ years of experience working with international organizations/media or high profile brands
  • Minimum academic requirement – high school diploma
  • Experience interviewing subject sensitively, collecting their testimonies and stories, and gathering long quotes
  • Deep understanding of ethical dimensions of representation
  • Experience producing, editing and delivering engaging materials for social media platforms.
  • Track record working in multicultural situations requiring flexibility
  • Demonstrated imagination and creativity in photographic production
  • Ability to deliver images according to the specified quality and technical requirements
  • Good organizational, analytical, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently

Category 3: Video Editor

  • Professional Video Editor with 8+ years’ experience working with leading brands or international agencies
  • Minimum academic requirement – high school diploma
  • Demonstrated imagination, innovation and creativity in editing productions
  • Experience delivering engaging materials for social media platforms.
  • Ability to develop multi-media material on a quick turnaround, under tight and variable deadlines
  • Experience editing high end professional video materials to fulfil specific assignment and its criteria and objectives
  • Ability to create subtitles and text-based graphics in multiple languages
  • Demonstrated experience creating motion graphics
  • Experience Color grading projects for applicable media channels
  • Demonstrated experience video editing to highest industry standards for format, style, messaging, etc.
  • Have a thorough understanding of UNICEF
  • Be well-informed about international current events.
  • Experience editing video materials as required as per specifications of format, platform and outlet
  • Experience editing assets tailored for social media platforms

Category 4: Motion Graphics Editor 

  • Professional Motion Graphics editor with 8+ years’ experience working with leading brands or international agencies
  • Minimum academic requirement – high school diploma
  • Strong creative background with editing reel showcasing powerful stories that engage target audiences
  • Strong technical skills and proven ability to use a variety of software (Photoshop, Premiere Pro, 2D/3D animation etc.)
  • The ability to partner with other creative team members and key stakeholders to create content used across a variety of platforms (web, mobile, video, and more)
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and have strong project management skills
  • Meet with clients, internal and external, to understand needs and share ideas
  • Be a great communicator, receive and interpret feedback, and meet tight deadlines
  • Respond to user feedback, data/analytics, and client feedback to improve the creative work in future iterations

Note: Candidates are free to apply to any category based on their qualifications and experience. They can also apply for multiple categories or all of them.  UNICEF will award LTA to up top ranked 20 candidates under each category. A candidate may be awarded LTA for one or more than one category.

In addition the outcome of this exercise will be used to also vet pre-qualified potential candidates that can added to our roster.


Each Proposal will be evaluated against a weight allocation of 80% for the technical proposals and 20% for the commercial proposal.  The total maximum obtainable is 100 points. The minimum acceptable technical score is 75.


Category / Services Day Rate Travel Rate



Videographer (shoots and produces and edits)



Video editor, including graphics



Graphics Editor


The application to be submitted through the online portal should contain 5 separate attachments:

– A Cover letter explaining the motivation for applying and explaining how the qualifications and skillset of the candidate (to be uploaded online)

– Curriculum Vitae (CV) (to be uploaded online)

– Three Work Samples – or Online Portfolio

– A financial proposal indicating professional fee as per the above template. Please do not forget to specify your name in the file while saving (to be uploaded under other supporting documents).

– Certificates of mandatory courses BSAFE , (Ethics and Integrity at UNICEF (2020 version); Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Authority (2021 version) & Sexual Exploitation Abuse (PSEA) (2021 version) consolidated in one single pdf.

Mandatory training courses can be found on Agora, UNICEF’s online training portal (https://agora.unicef.org/login/index.php ) Please login as a guest, create a username and password, then search for and complete the four below trainings. When finished, download, save and attach the certificates within your application.

Without all the above 5 documents your application will be considered incomplete and invalid and will not be considered further.

  • Any attempt to unduly influence UNICEF’s selection process will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant.
  • Joint applications of two or more individuals are not accepted.
  • Please note, UNICEF does not charge any fee during any stage of the process.
  • Female candidates meeting the requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds including persons living with disabilities to apply.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

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.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.


Travel when required will be determined based on the needs of the assignment and should be reflected in the fees. The manager and the consultant should agree, in advance, on the budget for the travel based on reasonable cost.

Travel expenses shall be calculated based on economy class travel, regardless of the length of travel and the consultant must travel on UNICEF approved airlines and the cost of accommodation, meals and incidentals shall not be exceed applicable daily subsistence allowance (DSA) rates, as promulgated by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC).

In line with the UNICEF policy, the contractor/consultant will be responsible in administering his/her own travel.  Travel expenses will be reimbursed based on signed invoice presenting the actual cost of the air-ticket.  The Daily Substance Allowance (DSA) based on UN applicable rates and terminal expenses apply (http://icsc.un.org).

Should there be any changes in the travel plan(s) due to the consultant’s personal reasons, any associated fines/fees related to these changes will be paid by the consultant.

NB. The consultant is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (if applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of this contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Failure to comply will result in termination of the contract on the same day of visa (if applicable) or health insurance expiration, whichever comes first.


The consultant is responsible for reading, understanding and applying UNICEF ethical representation of children guidelines when shooting in the field, with special care taken when children’s identities need to be concealed.  See here: https://weshare.unicef.org/Package/2AMZIFV7RYJ


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

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

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