International consultant on production of interactive virtual tour

Location : Home based (10 days field mission)
Application Deadline :08-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Expected Duration of Assignment :25 days within 3 months period

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.


UNDP is committed into two very important projects jointly with the Ministry of Tourism and Environment (MoTE) which address assistance in biodiversity conservation and ecosystem management, as well as strengthening the capacities and equipping the human resource, namely National Agency of Protected Areas (NAPA) and Regional Administration of Protected Areas (RAPAs), dedicated to protected areas management and administration with tools and know how that enhance the financial sustainability.

Through the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development (AICS) / the Italian government support, the project on Improving coverage and effectiveness management of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas (MCPA) Phase II, implemented targeting Karaburun-Sazan Marine Park, as an essential complement to its network of terrestrial PAs and contributes to Albania’s obligations under different UN Conventions and the EU accession process. In the meantime, the project is applying a BIO-GIS Master Plan tool to increase nature protection and manage economic values of biodiversity.

The other project financed by GEF, Ministry of Tourism and Environment and UNDP, intends to improve the overall management effectiveness of the country’s system of protected areas, addressing the gaps existing with the current funding for the PA system, and the capacities to administer and improve PA revenue streams. Therefore, the MoTE and its agencies are making concerted efforts to secure sufficient, stable and long-term financial resources for protected areas; to allocate these resources in a timely manner and appropriate form to cover the full costs of protected areas; and to ensure that the protected areas are managed effectively and efficiently with respect to conservation and other complementary objectives. Thus, activities are focused at two levels of support: building the financial management capacities of the agency responsible for administering the system of protected areas (NAPA); and demonstrating the efficacy of different financing strategies in a sub-set of National Parks: (i) Dajti National Park (DNP); (ii) Divjaka-Karavasta National Park (DKNP); and (iii) the Llogara-Karaburuni protected area complex (LKC).

Duties and Responsibilities

The overall objective of the consultancy is to produce an interactive virtual tour based on 360 VR 2D-3D both pictures and videos (of 4K-8K-12K quality) as a digital tool-archive presenting the coastal and marine protected areas, with the main focus on MPA Karaburun-Sazan.

Specific tasks

Under the direct supervision of the project manager, the consultant will be required to do the following:

  • Develop the Interactive VR Tour concept and scenario to be discussed with the project team
  • Present a work plan of work and traveling days
  • Travel to Albania to collect media materials and make VR footage
  • Edit the footage in line with the script agreed and in consultancy with the project team
  • The contractors shall use their own VR quality multi-lens camera and professional stitching and editing software
  • Embed sub-titles in the video as per need

Duration and deliverables:

The duration of the assignment will be 25 days, within 3 months, with 10 days field mission. The indicative allocation will be the following:

  • After 1 month present the Interactive VR Tour concept/scenario and the program of work
  • After 2 months deliver the draft Interactive Virtual Tour
  • At the end of the assignment, deliver the final version Interactive Virtual Tour


Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling 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

Core Competencies:

Communication - Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication

Planning & Organizing – Develops clear goals in line with agreed strategies, identifies priorities, foresees risks and makes allowances accordingly.

Organizational Awareness - Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.

Teamwork - Ability to interact and to establish and maintain effective working relationships, with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Accountability – Takes ownership of all responsibilities and delivers outputs in accordance with agreed time, cost and quality standards.

Functional Competencies

  • Excellent inter-personal and teamwork skills, networking attitude
  • Capacity to deliver as per deadlines
  • Strong expertise in communication issues
  • Willing to work in a team

Required Skills and Experience


  • Advanced University Degree in marine biology, environmental management or related fields


  • At least 10 years of experience on research with a special focus on marine areas
  • Minimum of 10 years of working experience in the habitat conservation and MPAs programs
  • Extensive experience in footage and producing similar videos  
  • Knowledge with Marine and Coastal PAs in Albania.
  • Ability to work in a team and to motivate other team members and counterparts
  • Previous experience with UNDP and/or other international organization will be an advantage


  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.



Only those applications which are responsive and compliant will be evaluated.

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on Combined Scoring method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.

Applicants obtaining 49 points or more of the total technical points will be considered for financial evaluation.

Combined weighted scoring:  Technical (70%); Financial (30%).

  • Educational background                                                               10 points
  • Professional experience and similar assignments experience          35 points
  • Knowledge with Marine and Coastal PAs in Albania                        25 points


Application Procedure 

Interested applicants are advised to carefully study all sections of this ToRs and ensure that they meet the general requirements as well as specific qualifications described. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials. 

The application should contain: 

  • Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position. Please paste the letter into the "Resume and Motivation" section of the electronic application. 
  • Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability & Financial Proposal Form - please fill in the attached form. Download Here (kindly use FireFox Browser)
  • Filled P11 form including past experience in similar projects and contact details of referees, please upload the P11 instead of your CV. Download Here (kindly use FireFox Browser)
  • Financial Proposal in USD*- specifying a Total Lump Sum in the United States Dollar for the tasks specified in this announcement. Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant during the contract period (e.g. fee and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services). 
  • Copy of Diplomas and copy of Passport. 
  • Technical proposal – specifying the methodology which the consultant will employ to conduct this assignment.

*Kindly note that Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal are two separate documents and should be both part of your application. 

How to Submit the Application

To submit your application online, please follow the steps below: 

  • Download and complete the UN Personal History Form (P11) for Service Contracts (SCs) and Individual Contracts (ICs); 
  • Merge your UN Personal History Form (P11) for Service Contracts (SCs) and Individual Contracts (ICs), Financial Proposal Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and cover letter into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded; 
  • Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement); 
  • Click “Apply Now” button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click “Submit Application;” 
  • Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents (underlined above); 
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system. 

Due to large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process. 

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.  


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