Individual Consultant – Animation Expert (For Indian Nationals only)


Location : New Delhi, INDIA
Application Deadline :08-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

The UN’s Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) is responsible for defining the strategic direction for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to the UN Secretariat. It provides oversight of ICT programmes, budgets, and decision-making to ensure alignment with the Secretariat’s overall ICT strategy.

The Strategic Solutions unit at India is supporting various ICT development initiatives. In this unit we are currently looking for Individual Consultants to support us comprehend, conceptualize, and produce effective eLearning solutions. The required consultant will work on Animation development for these initiatives.

Within delegated authority, and in close cooperation with the Software Production Coordinator, the Animation Expert will be responsible for the Duties and Responsibilities mentioned in the section below.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Visualize and create engaging and interactive 2D/3D animations for e-learning courses to be used on multiple devices.
  • Brainstorm and conceptualize ideas, with the ability to produce quick concept edits and pre-visualization video edits.
  • Collaborate with the design team to come up with unique and engaging creative experiences.
  • Develop highly visual and interactive learning content based upon storyboards.
  • Communicate effectively with the development team.
  • Maintain project documentation and course folders during the project lifecycle.;
  • Ensures assets/data security and integrity.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Payment Scheduled:

  • Payments will be deliverable linked and would be made on satisfactory delivery of stipulated deliverables.
  • Payment would be only after acceptance from the Software Production Coordinator
  • Payment would strictly as per the following schedule of payments:

Outputs and Deliverables

Payment Milestone

Deliverable target

  • Production of fifty 2D animations having duration of two minutes each. A total of 100 minutes of total production time. Adobe Aftereffect software will be used for the same.

 

40%

31 October 2021

  • Production of ten 2D animations of ten minutes each on following topics. A total of 100 minutes of total production time. Adobe Aftereffect software will be used for the same.

 

30%

30 November 2021

  • Production of ten 2D animations of ten minutes each. A total of 100 minutes of total production time. Adobe Aftereffect software will be used for the same.

 

30%

31 December 2021

 

 

 


Competencies

  • Professionalism: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Strong analytical, research, reporting and writing abilities. Strong organizational and process management competencies. Ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources. Ability to produce a variety of written media products in a clear, concise, journalistic style. Ability to deliver oral presentations to various audiences. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities, and remains calm in stressful situations. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost, and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight, and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team members; supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings


Required Skills and Experience

  • Education: University degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in Arts or related field.
  • Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in developing animations and graphics for online training courses using After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash and Premier and 3D software - Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3Ds Max.
  • Languages: English and Hindi

Evaluation Criteria:

Technical Evaluation:

The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as response and having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

  • Technical Criteria weight - 70%.
  • Financial Criteria weight - 30%.

Criteria for Technical Evaluation:

  • Qualification – 10 marks.
  • Relevant Work Experience – 60 marks.

Financial Criteria:

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the financial evaluation.

Technically qualified consultants will be requested to submit their lumpsum financial proposal in INR i.e.consultants who score more than or equivalent 70% i.e. 49 marks with respect to the above-mentioned evaluationcriteria.Consultant should not specify their financial proposal on their CV or with the submission. The CV will not be evaluated further in case the consultant submits the same.

Document to be submitted:
Updated Curriculum Vitae (particularly highlighting similar assignments and work experiences);

Note:
1. Any kind of miscellaneous charges i.e. internet, phone, relocation charges etc. would not be reimbursed.
2. Travel, lodging and boarding as per UNDP rules subject to prior approval.
3. Individuals working with institutions may also apply, contract would be issued in the name of institution forthespecificservices of the individual.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.Individualsfrom minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged toapply. Allapplications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexualharassment,and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference andbackgroundchecks.

 



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