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Webmaster for supporting the creation of a project website

OVERVIEW

Parent Sector : Field Office

Duty Station: Quito

Job Family: Computer Sciences / Information Technologies

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 23/09/2021

 

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

 

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

The consultancy aims to prepare, upload audiovisual material, and manage a micro-site, on the Transmedia ICH4D pilot project, an innovative intersectoral initiative to mobilize digital tools for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage and traditional knowledge in the Andean countries. All the work will be carried out in coordination with a counterpart designated by the Department of Public Information (DPI) of UNESCO Headquarters.

BACKGROUND

The consultancy aims to support the functional and editorial of a digital platform (UNESCO micro-site) that allows the storage of audiovisual resources (such as texts, images, photographs, videos and audio files) on prioritized elements of the ICH of the countries of the Andean sub-region, which will be agglutinated through a scripted narrative that emerges, is raised and built from the contents and themes addressed by the aforementioned resources. The design and structure of the platform, which should be interactive, dynamic and creative, will be developed under the supervision and guidance of UNESCO’s Department of Public Information. The platform’s layout and overall structure should allow the user to easily navigate it, which will contribute, on the one hand, to highlight the cultural diversity of the peoples and communities of the countries of the Andean subregion as a fundamental element for the construction of cohesive and peaceful societies and, on the other hand, to reflect on different dimensions and thematic areas related to the 2030 Agenda and sustainable development based on the ICH, as well as traditional and community practices of transmission and safeguarding. In this sense, the audiovisual resources will give visibility to the life of communities and ICH bearers, as well as teachers and educators who use ICH as a tool to ensure inclusive and relevant educational processes, highlighting the relationship between them and their living heritage through a comprehensive record of their knowledge, traditions, teaching methodologies, dreams, aspirations, proposals and recommendations. In this sense, the record to be made will seek to achieve the following objectives:

• To provide an overview of the selected practices in particular and cultural heritage in general, highlighting their importance for social cohesion, peaceful community coexistence, and the building of bridges between communities, territories and social groups (including gender roles).
• To highlight the resilience mechanisms that are based on or arise from ICH manifestations, with the objective of highlighting the link between these and the processes of prevention, mitigation, response and social and economic recovery before, during and after crisis or emergency situations.
• To enhance and give visibility to the impacts that COVID-19 held on ICH elements, bearers and communities involved.
• To make visible the traditional mechanisms of intergenerational transmission of the manifestations, including their recent transformations, highlighting the non-formal (community, intra-family, etc.) and formal (use of ICH in formal educational settings) educational processes; and making visible the challenges faced by the transmission at present.
Exploring and making visible the links between the events and the four pillars of sustainable development (people, planet, prosperity and peace).

OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES

Output 1: The consultant must submit a narrative progress report that includes evidence of the work carried out during the first month of work in relation to the publications, audiovisual materials and content uploaded on the micro-site developed for the project, as well as on YouTube. In this regard, the report should indicate the materials and texts that were uploaded to the project website, and the videos that were disseminated through YouTube. All contents uploaded and their presentation in the new website must be validated by DPI in UNESCO's HQ.
Output 2: The consultant must submit a final progress report that includes evidence of the overall work carried out in relation to the creation of the project website, including publications and audiovisual materials and content uploaded. In this regard, the report should indicate the materials and texts that were disseminated through the website, and the videos that were disseminated through YouTube. All contents uploaded and their presentation in the new website must be validated by DPI in UNESCO's HQ.

Long Description

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
Professionalism (C)

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For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education
• University degree in computer engineering, communication, advertising, graphic design, or related degree.

Work Experience (DRUPAL required)

  • At least five (5) years of proven experience in the management of digital pages and platforms and in the dissemination of communicational content through different digital media (YouTube, ISSU, social networks, etc.). In this regard, a portfolio of previous work must be submitted by means of which it will be possible to prove:
  • At least three (3) professional experiences in the management and operation of websites and digital platforms.
  • At least three (3) works carried out in the dissemination of communicational content through different digital media (YouTube, ISSU, social networks, etc.).
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of DRUPAL is required
  • Handling of Microsoft tools.

Languages
• Spanish (native speaker or fluent, both writtent and spoken).
• English (working level: reading, writing, oral and written production)

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Experience in the use of photo and video editing software will be considered as an additional qualification.
  • An excellent level of English will be positively considered

APPLICATION PROCESS AND CONDITIONS OF THE CONTRACT

For applying, candidates must complete the on-line application form, join an "employment history form" and include a financial proposal (cost of the consultancy) in USD. The consultant will carry out his/her tasks and responsibilities under the authority of the Director of the Office and the supervision of the Programme Specialist for the Culture Sector in the UNESCO Office in Quito. The consultancy does not require exclusivity and must be carried out between october and december 2021 (three months).

 

SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.

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