Camera Operator (Video Technician), FS-5

APPLICATIONS DEADLINE:   30 Dec 2012
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   30 Nov 2012
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur
DUTY STATION:   El Fasher
VACANCY #   12-PUB-UNAMID-425903-R-EL FASHER

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Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Chief of Public Information, the incumbent will perform the following duties: (These duties are generic and may differ depending on the requirements of the field mission.) Under the guidance of the Video Producer, the Camera Operator is responsible for videography of various television formats and video products as required; Such products and formats may include TV news coverage for international and/or local distribution, special features, TV magazine and/or documentary programmes, dramas, public service announcements, b-rolls, music videos and conference coverage, depending on the priorities and communication strategy established by the Chief of Public Information, demands from various mission components and United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI); Identify the appropriate video and audio materials for individual productions, and bear principal responsibility for proper maintenance and storage of such equipment; Work to ensure such materials is professionally delivered so that it can be edited for continuity, logical arrangement and relevance to the target audience; Additional responsibilities include proper labelling and storage of video data; Setting-up backgrounds and lighting for news events, press conferences, etc; Facilitating the work of camera operators and producers from broadcast organizations who are covering the UN mission; assist Video Producer in procurement of camera, sound and lighting equipment, as required; Ensure the aesthetic and technical quality of video and audio materials.

Competencies
PROFESSIONALISM - Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace operations. Leadership - Strong negotiation skills and the ability to influence others to reach agreement; fully proficient in the use of professional digital and analog video cameras; good knowledge of lighting and audio-for-video recording technology; good computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, especially where these relate to colour correction, colour balance, video graphics, video editing, compression and transmission; technical ability to shoot and edit on the scene and relay footage through varied forms of telecommunications links from remote and technically challenging locations. Judgement and Decision-making - Discretion and sound judgment in dealing with sensitive material. PLANNING AND ORGANIZING - Demonstrated planning and organizational skills; ability to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities. COMMUNICATION - Highly developed and effective communication skills. Commitment to Continuous Learning - Willingness and ability to keep abreast of current technology in the field, as well as changes in audio-visual technology as a result of the dynamic, rapidly changing nature of audio-visual information products. TEAMWORK - Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with sensitivity and respect for diversity in a multicultural, multiethnic environment.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
High School Diploma (or equivalent). Technical training in the field of camera operation is required.

Work Experience
At least 8 years of progressively responsible experience in the area of camera operation, sound and lighting is essential. Proven history of ability to independently produce, shoot, and edit video is highly desirable. Experience in film/video production and post-production with specific knowledge of Final Cut Pro and Macintosh-based video editing and graphic software may be a requirement. Incumbent will be required to work in an environment with limited resources and thus creativity and ingenuity are desirable qualities.

Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second UN language is an advantage and sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.

Other Skills


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