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Audio-Visual Videographer, Nairobi, Kenya

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Audio-visual Videographer, Nairobi, Kenya

Organization: United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Country: Kenya

City: Nairobi

Office: UN-Habitat Nairobi

Closing date: Monday, 22 November 2021

Posting Title: Audio-Visual Videographer

Department/Office: United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Duty Station: NAIROBI

Posting Period: 08 November 2021 – 22 November 2021

Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Human Settlements Programme-167515-Individual Contractor

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Result of Service

Delivery of different video and photo story packages covering major and ongoing UN-Habitat campaigns, events and projects.

Work Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Expected duration: 7.5 months

Duties and Responsibilities

Organizational Setting: Background: UN-Habitat is the United Nations agency responsible for urbanization and human settlements, mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing shelter for all and sustainable development.

UN-Habitat is looking for an Audio-Visual Videographer , primarily based in Nairobi, Kenya, who is able to deliver a variety of different video and photo story packages to cover and to provide material for campaigns, events, projects and themes.

Under the supervision of the Chief of Communications and Media Section, the consultant will perform the following duties:

Film, edit and disseminate video messages from UN-Habitat leadership & partners.

Coordinate the production of a steady stream of short-form videos for use on social media.

Research, produce, and edit high-quality, original, timely and visually captivating videos

relevant to UN-Habitat’s work and key messages.

Occasional travel to the field to capture multimedia story packages.

Manage and curate UN-Habitat’s digital video archives through platforms such as Youtube.

Produce videos including scripting and subtitles in different formats including short form for

use as curtain raisers at events.

Provide video and photography coverage at events and quickly turn around content for

use on the website and social media.

Work with other UN photographers and videographers to provide support as needed

particularly within UNON.

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Submit footage in appropriate format and with necessary material to news agencies and

un.org for use in their editorial pieces and website.

Produce videos for donor and stakeholder visibility

Propose original story-telling opportunities and ideas for UN-Habitat’s consideration.

Serve as a focal point for video requests from media, regional offices and partners.

Arrange live streaming of events through UN-Habitat social media platforms and

livestreaming platforms.

Streamline the look and feel of the UN-Habitat Youtube Channel.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: High School Diploma, Diploma in Communications, International Relations or a related field is required.


A minimum 5 years of demonstrated experience in shooting and editing long and short form

video packages for media or international organizations is required.

Proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and other Creative Suite software is


Experience in photography on DSLR cameras is required.

Drone/aerial filming experience is desirable.

Experience working with the UN is desirable;

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.