Consultant – Video Production at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network. It advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for themselves. It provides expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. It promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations.

Headquartered in New York City, the status of UNDP is that of an executive board within the United Nations General Assembly. The UNDP is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states. The organization operates in 177 countries, where it works with local governments to meet development challenges and develop local capacity.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Consultant – Video Production

Location: Abuja
Additional Category: Management
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: National Consultant
Languages Required: English
Starting Date (date when the selected candidate is expected to start): 01-Sep-2022
Duration of Initial Contract: 35 day
Expected Duration of Assignment: 35 days

Project Description

  • The global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is produced yearly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and aims to measure poverty by tracking multiple sets of deprivations relating to health, education, basic standards of living, employment and other relevant dimensions of poverty.
  • As such, the MPI provides a comprehensive and in-depth picture of poverty – in all its dimensions – and monitors progress towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1 – to end world poverty in all its forms.
  • The global MPI is extracted from over 100 national multidimensional poverty indices and complement existing measures of income poverty by revealing populations living in poverty who would otherwise be overlooked.
  • The national MPIs help identify not only who is living in poverty, but also how they experience poverty.
  • They reveal the overlapping deprivations within and across groups in different parts of a country and enable policymakers to see how these deprivations change over time.
  • In Nigeria, UNDP and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) are currently collecting data for the 2022 Nigeria MPI report.
  • The report will measure deprivations at the household and individual level in health, education and standard of living across the country.
  • The findings will contribute to building a deeper, more holistic understanding of what poverty means in Nigeria.
  • In turn, the report will provide evidence to improve policies to reach the most severely poor and facilitate approaches to implement the SDGs in a way that address the deprivations that currently leave people behind.
  • While data is at the core of the MPI report, impactful and accessible visual content is critical for the outreach and impact of the report to enhance engagement and interaction with development practitioners, policy makers and the general public. In this regard, UNDP is seeking the services of one (1) individual contractor to capture and produce impactful videography to be used in the 2022 Nigeria Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report and launch event.
  • The video content will also be used as advocacy material online through UNDP and its partners social media channels.

Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work:

  • Working closely with the MPI technical team, government partners and under the supervision from the UNDP Communications Specialist, the contractor will support the overall visual content strategy for the the 2022 Nigeria Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report by providing the following services:
  • Capture video content:Travel across Nigeria to sixfield locations with the UNDP and MPI technical team to capture high-quality video contentthat will be used for the visual strategy for the MPI report.
  • Video editing and production:  edit and produce high quality videos that highlightindividual human stories that are affected by multidimensional poverty to be used for the creative visual content strategy for the MPI report.

Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The Contractor will be required to complete the following outputs and deliverables:

Deliverable Working days To be accomplished by
Travel across Nigeria to six field locations to gather high-quality video content that will be used for the creative visual content strategy for the MPI report. 18 days (3 days per location) 31 October 2022
Edit and produce 6 short human-interest videos from each of the locationsthat will be used for the creative visual content strategy for the MPI report. 17 days 31 October 2022
Total 35 days

Institutional Arrangement:

  • The contractor will be reporting to and supervised by the UNDP Nigeria Communications Specialist and will work closely with the UNDP Nigeria Inclusive Economic Growth Team as well as partners and stakeholders across the project including the Federal Government, UN agencies, Oxford University, CSOs and others.
  • Progress updates via physical or virtual meetings will be required with the UNDP Nigeria Communications Specialist to summarize activities and progress made within each time period.
  • The contractor will be given access to the relevant information necessary for execution of the tasks under this assignment.
  • The contractor will be responsible for providing its own working materials needed to execute the assignment (i.e. laptop, digital camera, professional drone, internet, phone, scanner/printer, etc.) and must have access to reliable internet connection.

Duration of the Work:

  • The contractor will be expected to work for a total of 35 days from the commencement of the contract. All work must be completed no later than October 31, 2022.

Duty Station:

  • The contractor will be homebased with the exception of conducting six field missions across Nigeria. On field missions, the contractor will be expected to join the MPI team to select locations across Nigeria’s 36 States and the FCT.

Qualifications of the successful individual contractor:

The contractor must possess the following professional and educational qualifications:

Education Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Engineering, Videography / Photography, Visual Arts, Digital Media and Communications or another relevant field.


  • Minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in videography production, including experience in capturing content and editing
  • Excellent videography and visual identity skills, including planning, production, editing, etc. (as demonstrated by samples submitted with application)?
  • Demonstrated experience using Adobe Creative Cloud and any other photography or design software with functional hardware to deliver the tasks listed above.
  • Strong team player with the ability to adapt to changes in the team and work environment, if needed.?
  • Proven ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Videography or visual storytelling campaigns experience preferably within the UN system and other international public-sector organizations is an asset.

Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

  • The contractor will be expected to submit a proposal with a lump sum amount which must be all-inclusive of all relevant costs needed to execute the project.
  • Please note costs will be paid in NGN and that the approved contract price is fixed regardless of changes in the cost components.

The following payment schedule will be followed plus DSA amount stated for accommodation and feeding while on travel for 18 days across 6 different locations in Nigeria:

Deliverable Quantity
Mission / Service Fee (3 nights) 1
Mission / Service Fee (3 nights) 1
Mission / Service Fee (3 nights) 1
Mission / Service Fee (3 nights) 1
Mission / Service Fee (3 nights) 1
Mission / Service Fee (3 nights) 1
Edit and produce short human-interest video 1
Edit and produce short human-interest video 1
Edit and produce short human-interest video 1
Edit and produce short human-interest video 1
Edit and produce short human-interest video 1
Edit and produce short human-interest video 1


  • During the assignment, the contractor will be required to travel to six field locations across Nigeria to capture videography contentin agreement with the programme and UNDP Nigeria communications and MPI technical team.
  • UNDP will pay the contractor a DSA rate of 30,0000 NGN per day to cover accommodation and feeding.
  • UNDP will purchase return economy class tickets for all required travel to the six field locations.

Required Skills and Experience
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer

The Contractor’s proposals will be scored using a combined scoring method, where the qualifications and methodology will be weighted a max. of 70% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.

Evaluation Criteria Weight Points
Technical criteria: Minimum bachelor degree in journalism, engineering, videography / photography, visual arts, digital media and communications or other field with professional trainings/certification relevance to the assignment 20% 20
Technical criteria: Understanding of the scope of work and organization clearly communicated in the letter of intent/technical proposal 20% 20
Technical criteria:Examples of at least 5 similar assignments and work 30% 30
Financial criteria: Financial proposal meets similar market costs 30% 30
Total Score / 100 Technical Score * 70% + Financial Score * 30%

Application Closing Date
15th June (Midnight New York, USA).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here to download Template for Offeror’s letter

Recommended Presentation of Offer
Interested contractors will be expected to provide the following documents:

  • Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
  • Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment, and a methodology on how they will approach and complete the assignment.
  • Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs.

Application Instruction

  • Individual consultants interested in applying for this position must complete their application using the Template for Offeror’s Letter to UNDP confirming interest and availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) assignment.
  • The methodology, other documents and the Financial Proposal files MUST BE COMPLETELY SEPARATE.
  • The financial proposal (Offeror’s Letter to UNDP confirming interest and availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) assignment) shall be encrypted with different passwords and clearly labelled.
  • Financial Proposal without password will be disqualified.
  • The password for opening the Financial Proposal should be provided only upon request of UNDP.
  • UNDP will request password only from bidders whose Technical Proposal has been found to be technically responsive.
  • Failure to provide correct password may result in the proposal being rejected.

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