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Video Producer for Case Study Documentaries of Vulnerable Sectors
|Location :||Manila, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||13-Oct-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||80 days spread over 6 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.
Background Information and Rationale, Project Description
The Philippines’ initial response to COVID 19 has seen the early enforcement of the enhanced community quarantine that has helped reduce the number of infected people. Strong macro-economic fundamentals may prevent the country from a severe recession. An initial social amelioration program of US$ 3.99 billion is being implemented to provide additional cash transfers to 18 million affected families, and 3.5 million employees of small-and-medium-enterprises are being assisted with an additional USD 1 billion. Credit, relief supplies and food aid has helped some low-income communities. Medical equipment is being delivered.
Significant challenges however remain. GDP will contract significantly and maybe less than 1% and possibly in negative figures for 2020, and the nature of economic recovery in the out years remains unclear at this point. A significant uptick in cases is still possible across the country placing huge stress on the health system. Informal laborers, traders, and small farmers face a catastrophic impact as local value chains are disrupted. Day and contract workers have seen their incomes disappear. Domestic violence has risen in certain quarantined communities. Access to medical services has been uneven. Procurement options are limited with huge demands on global supply, and the flow of essential supplies is severely tested. Cash payments to the most in need through a largely manual system will constrain timely and transparent disbursements.
The Covid-19 pandemic has allowed governments to cast a pall of fear, truncate public discourse on major public policy issues, and foist false dichotomies between public health and inalienable freedoms. In the Philippines, more than just a public health crisis, the pandemic has pushed to acute proportions multiple pre-existing issues of inequality, disregard for the rule of law and due process, and lingering iniquitous state policies and programs.
To finance its Covid-19 response efforts, the Philippine Government allocated PhP275 billion through the Bayanihan to Heal as One Law, with the bulk of the funds sourced from reallocated and realigned items in the 2020 budget. The Bayanihan 2 law proposes to allocate all only PhP120 billion to sustain mitigation and social-amelioration efforts. There are concerns that the Government is being conservative, with Covid-19 spending not commensurate to the economic stress the country experiences. Similar concerns have been raised about the judicious use of limited resources, even as allegations of corruption and overpriced procurement remain unanswered, unsettled.
Colossal amounts of the national budget, multilateral loans, and donor money have been deployed to support flawed and ineffectual social amelioration programs; rushed and limited monitoring and mitigation of the disease; and a slew of service-delivery and contact-tracing apps and tech solutions, including some writ with furtive designs for greater surveillance of citizens.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the support of the Embassy of Japan has agreed with the project entitled “Enhancing Human Security in the Philippines by Addressing the Socio-economic Impact of COVID-19 in the Philippines”. Among which the project support is strengthening the capacities of the Commission on Human Rights in working with community groups in promoting and protecting human rights under the quarantine measures.
In this regard, UNDP seeks a Contractor who shall produce a video documentary of local case stories of the vulnerable sectors during the period of the quarantine period of COVID-19.
The project shall document on video the local stories of vulnerable sectors under the quarantine period of COVID-19, targeting the marginalized sectors, i.e. farmers, fisherfolk, women, children, informal settlers, and low-income families, as well as the destitute towns and cities that recorded high numbers of COVID-19 cases but with poverty, hunger, and joblessness on the rise, they remain the most vulnerable communities. It also attempts to look into the Philippine economy and finance during COVID 19, that is the remittances from migrant workers, the retail and services sector, tourism, transportation, the business-process outsourcing industry, and small and medium enterprises – are nearly all in a state of limbo or disrepair.
Approach and Methodology
The mini-documentaries shall include 6-7 minutes of on-line interviews, infographics, and info on the implementation of the communications plan, as well as enable CHR Team with the capacity-building and ancillary activities. These audio-visual presentations will be used for the series of webinars or online sharing/learning events on human rights with CSOs, human rights defenders, civil servants, teachers, and student/youth groups to expound on the research and recommendations of the reports.
As internet and communications services would allow, e-interviews with these sectors may include farmers, fisherfolk, agricultural workers, informal settlers, women/mothers, children, health workers, students, teachers, families of drug-war victims, persons deprived of liberties during the pandemic, construction/part-time workers, migrant workers, jeepney/tricycle drivers, retail establishment operators, business-process outsourcing personnel, delivery-service workers, maintenance/sanitation services workers, market vendors, workers of the tourism/hospitality sector, part-time cultural/media workers/artists, indigenous peoples, persons with a disability, and CSO/human rights defenders.
After the mini-documentaries have been completed, webinars or online sharing/learning events will be done with CHR to mount the case stories, with the advice and approval UNDP Institutions and Partnerships Team Leader and with technical assistance from CHR’s Focal person from the Education and Promotion Office and/or Strategic Communication Office.
Below is a list of the outputs and their corresponding target delivery due dates:
Key Performance Indicators and Service Level
The Contractor shall have the expertise in broadcast journalism or production of video documentaries for broadcast and online media, , planning and execution of case content planning, development and publication, conducting strategic communication training and, establishing of online presence or implementing social media campaigns.
Governance and Accountability
The Contractor shall:
Commission on Human Rights (CHR) shall:
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) shall:
Facilities to be provided by UNDP
Expected duration of the contract/assignment
The contract is valid for a period of 80 days spread over 6 months (October 2020 to April 2021) .
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 Contractor shall be done within the guidelines and protocols set by the local government. During the quarantine period, the Contractor shall NOT BE REQUIRED TO ENGAGE in any meetings or activities OUTSIDE THEIR HOMES. coordination/meetings shall be done through phone or online communication until such time that the quarantine is lifted. This is STRICTLY an OUTPUT/ HOME-BASED assignment; NO TRAVEL IS REQUIRED for the Contractor to complete their abovementioned tasks. Related costs for the engagement shall be borne by the Consultant and should be included in the Contractor’s Offer Letter.
Price and Schedule of Payments
Duties and Responsibilities
The Contractor is expected to deliver the following outputs/ results--
Support CHR webinars or online sharing/learning events to mount and expand the discussion on the research and recommendations of the reports with CSOs, human rights defenders, civil servants, teachers, and student/youth groups
Functional and technical competencies
Required Skills and Experience
Candidates will be evaluated based on the Combined Rating methodology:
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.
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 http://gofile.me/6xdJm/bE9TCw8fU:
In view of the volume of applications, UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.