Producer for the Know Your Rights (KYRs 101) Long Videos

Location : Manila, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline :13-Oct-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Expected Duration of Assignment :50 working days spread over 2.5 months

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.


Project Title: Strengthening the Human Rights Data-Driven Policy Advocacy


Project Background, Rational and Project Description 


After the 1986 People’s Power Revolution and the restoration of democracy, there was hope that a culture of human rights would take root in the Philippines. The enshrinement of human rights in the 1987 Constitution, and the establishment of the Commission on Human Rights soon after, indicated that steps were being taken in this direction.

Continuing the legacy of the People Power Revolution, the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 (PDP) aims to fulfill the aspirations set by the Constitution through the Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) to public service.[1]  The PDP exhorts that democratic institutions, including the Commission of Human Rights (CHR), would be strengthened, particularly in regards to monitoring and evaluation, as well as legal protection, awareness, and aid.[2]  At the same time, the PDP stresses that citizens would be empowered with access to information, training, and the mechanisms with which they can participate in governance processes so that they themselves can claim their rights.[3]


The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has placed great pressure on longstanding human rights issues, including access to education, access to decent work, women and youth rights, and civil and political rights.  This is more so apparent as the country goes through the crisis and where opportunists target social media to troll and churn out fake content, false narratives, and, smear campaigns against ordinary citizens.


In fulfillment of the PDP, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Philippines aim to support the promotion and protection of citizen’s rights through a ‘Know Your Rights” advocacy campaign, especially under the time of COVID-19 pandemic. 


Recognizing the role and impact of digital media and visual tools for human rights (HR) education and promotion, the project aims to produce and popularize six (6) long videos that will provide crucial information on human rights doctrine as well as practical information on HR concerns that will be easily downloaded or shared to targeted sectors, especially the vulnerable and marginalized communities at the national and sub-national levels. These videos shall also feature the civil and political rights recommendation by Norway in the 2017 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on the death penalty, extra-judicial killings, and enforced disappearances.


UNDP, therefore, aims to engage the services of a Producer who will produce six (6) long thematic videos for Know Your Rights advocacy campaign which will be popularized in multi-media platforms to reach the vulnerable communities in the country.


[1] Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 pg. 59. (

[2] Ibid pg 86.

[3] Ibid pg. 59.


Institutional Arrangement

The Contractor will be under the direct supervision of the Programme Analyst from the UNDP the Institutions and Partnerships. The IC will closely coordinate with the Focal from the CHR Education and Promotion Office.


The Programme Analyst will regularly communicate and monitor on the progress of the outputs.  The Contractor is expected to be accessible through mobile and digital collaboration tools on an agreed schedule and when required by the Programme Analyst and/or Project Coordinator.


The draft and final long videos produced by the Contractor shall be endorsed to the UNDP Programme Team Leader for clearance and final approval. The Communications Unit shall also sign off the final videos vis-à-vis UNDP branding guidelines.


Duration of the Work

The Contractor is expected to start the work for a period of 50 working days spread over 2.5 months. 


Duty Station

The Contractor’s duty station is Manila. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic and declaration of State of Public Health Emergency in the Philippines, all work of the Consultant shall be done within the guidelines and protocols set by the local government.


Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

The Contractor should send the financial proposal based on a lump-sum amount for the delivery of the outputs identified below. The total amount quoted shall be “lump sum” of all costs (professional fees, talent fees, rental of equipment, studio for video and audio recording and editing, software license cost, necessary external media storage, transportation, communications, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Consultant should be factored into the final amount submitted in the proposal. 



Deliverables/ Outputs



  • Upon submission and acceptance of the following:
  • Concept note including draft script and production workplan & timeline and list of talents



  • Upon submission and approval of the final script/ storyboard, the final list of talents and the first draft of videos, reviewed and approved by UNDP



  • Upon submission and approval of final videos incorporating all inputs & comments of UNDP & CHR
  • Turnover of all media assets to UNDP and CHR





Duties and Responsibilities

The Contractor shall produce six (6) KYRs 101 long videos with approximately 7 to 10 minutes total running time (TRT), featuring the following human rights topics[1]:

[1] UN OHCHR and CHR 2017-2019 HR Reports/ Advisories

  • What are Human Rights? Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • General Situationer of Human Rights in the Philippines
  • Civil and Political Rights (with focus on Arrests)
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • The Right to Life and Victims of Extrajudicial Killings plus the Death Penalty
  • Human Rights Defenders


The Contractor may resource materials/ data and photos from the Commission on Human Rights for the content and messaging of the videos to be produced.

Deliverables/ Outputs

Estimated Duration to Complete

Review and Approvals Required

Submission and acceptance of the following

  • Concept note including draft script and production workplan & timeline and list of talents  

16 October 2020




Programme Analyst


Communication Associate


CHR Education and Promotion Office

Submission of the final script/ storyboard, final list of talents and first edit of the videos, reviewed and approved by UNDP and CHR


30 October


Submission of final videos incorporating all input and comments from UNDP and CHR; Turnover of all media assets to UNDP and CHR

15 December 2020
















Before the start of the video production, a quick on-line survey with CHR Protection Cluster and/or FGDs with stakeholders, including civil society partners will be conducted by the CHR to identify frequently asked human rights issues that the videos may answer according to each topic addressed.


The Contractor shall incorporate original motion graphics, animation, and infographics to enhance the content and messaging of the final videos. Existing footages from other sources may be used if necessary but permission from the owner shall be properly acquired by the Contractor.


Lastly, following the “Fair Use Law” (R.A. No. 8293, Section 185), the Contractor may include in the cost proposal the music licensing and graphic materials licensing, if in case the videos require. But if there is available license for the music and graphic materials from UNDP, then this will not be necessary.


Corporate competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional and technical competencies

  • Ability to work in a diverse and multi-cultural environment;
  • Self-motivated and ability to work under pressure and to meet strict and competing deadlines;
  • Displays analytical judgment and demonstrated ability to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;

Required Skills and Experience

Candidates will be evaluated based on the Combined Rating methodology:

  • Technical qualifications = 70%
  • Financial Proposal =    30%



Points Obtainable

(100 points)


Bachelor’s degree in Creative and Digital Media, Broadcast Journalism, Filmmaking, Communication Arts, Visual Communications, Video editing, and scoring, or related fields (minimum 14 points for bachelor’s degree, additional points to an additional degree, maximum of 20 points)



  • At least 3 years of experience as a Producer for videos, films, documentaries, infomercials or audio-visual advocacy campaigns

(minimum 21 points for 3 years’ experience, additional points for additional years, maximum of 40 points)


  • At least 3 years’ experience in producing videos/films, multi-media creatives, scriptwriting, video editing, motion graphics, and animation

(minimum of 21 points for 3 years’ experience, additional points for additional years, maximum of 40)


  • At least 2 sample works of videos produced

(2 samples- 14 points; additional point for each additional sample)



  • English and Filipino (must be indicated in CV)





Applicants who will only receive 70 points from the assessment of the CV will be qualified for the assessment of the Financial Proposal. 


Recommended Presentation of Offer

Interested applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document. 

  1. 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; and
  2. Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP; Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided.  If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP. 
  3. Submission of Portfolio of previous works (at least three canned videos featuring animation or motion graphics)


Interested applicants to note that personal Medical/health insurance (to be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense) is mandatory for the issuance of contracts. Upon award of the contract, the consultant must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during the contract duration.

The following templates / Annexes and IC General Terms & Conditions can be downloaded from

  • General Terms and Conditions for Individual Contract
  • Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability
  • P-11 form

In view of the volume of applications, UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.


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