National Videographer
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Close on 10 Jul 2020
Location: Rome (Italy)
Grade: PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
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Job Description
Organizational Setting

FAO is implementing the three-year Canada funded project “Support to women cooperatives and associations in the agro-food sector of Lebanon – GCP/LEB/030/CAN” in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture.

The project aims at supporting through cash transfer and employment vouchers 150 Lebanese women cooperatives/associations to develop and implement a business plan in the agro-food sector. The project environment will be prepared by a feminist awareness campaign delivered in all the Lebanese regions. In parallel, a study will be conducted to assess the agricultural sector from a gender perspective. The study will identify challenges and constraints of women in the agro-food sector and identify opportunities and potentialities.

Women cooperatives/associations will be provided with an extensive training package relevant to the cooperatives and the business. They will be coached by a group of trained facilitators to prepare feasible and profitable business plans. A number of the business plans will be selected for cash grant and labor voucher support.

During the project, the Directorate General of Cooperatives will be assisted and upgraded according to a Quality management system roadmap and the status of the National Observatory of Women in Agricultural and rural Areas (NOWARA) will be improved.


In order to highlight the project activities and results, the project will be recruiting a videographer to produce several short movies in the context of a communication and visibility plan.

The videographer is expected to produce 3 short movies for social media (one with English text one screen, another one with Arabic text) in addition to rushes covering activities of projects.

No voice over is required. This will be replaced by a text to be inserted on screen based on FAO’s communications rules.

The videographer is expected to produce the following :

One movie documenting all project activities until the end of 2020. (8 shooting days – no editing required at this stage)

One short movie (up to 2 mins) on the gender equality and gender based violence awareness campaigns (3 shooting day and 3 editing days)

One short movie (up to 2 mins) on the Farm Business Schools (6 shooting days – 3 editing days)

One short movie (up to 2 mins) on the support provided to the General Directorate of Cooperatives (one shooting day and one editing day)

Movies should be filmed in Arabic and subtitled in English.

The videographer will also provide the project with an average of 500 clean high-resolution pictures taken during shooting.


Reporting Lines

  • FAO Representative
  • Project Manager
  • Communications Officer
Technical Focus

The Videographer will be responsible for the compilation and editing of the video footage

  • Audio and video equipment should be set-up for aerial, interior and exterior location shoots. Videographer is expected to operate video cameras, video/audio equipment to produce high-quality footage
  • Videos shall be produced in a high-quality broadcasting and web publishing format
  • Videos shall be provided in edited and raw format on external memory medium or via file transfer service
  • The assignment is taking place all over Lebanon. FAO will provide transportation from Beirut to the working area and vice-versa.  The videographer will use his/her own professional equipment for filming and editing. Materials produced for this task are sole ownership of FAO Lebanon and as such cannot be distributed or shared with any third party (media outlet, publishing agency, organization or person).
  • The final output should be a professional documentation/video ad pictures to be communicated with partners, stakeholders, and governmental institution to promote for its content.
All videos and photos to be submitted by December 2021 to FAO Lebanon.
Tasks and responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative and the direct supervision of the Project Manager, in close collaboration with the FAO Communication Officer, the incumbent will:

  • Shoot video and interviews using a variety of focal lengths throughout the assignment to provide close-up, medium range, establishing shots, and panoramic views and will seek out opportunities for using available light in technically creative ways.
  • Visit selected sites and collect relevant interviews data to be provided in a transcript, along with details of name, title, location.
  • Get a signed consent form any person interviewed or shown in the video.
  • Edit the video and oversee the postproduction phase of the video ensuring that, narration, voiceovers if need be, graphic effects/infographics, colour correction, music are all used appropriately, and any used material like music or graphics are licensed.
  • Provide translation and subtitles in English to the movies. Provide Arabic subtitles when English speakers are filmed.
  • Provide licensed music for the movie
  • Make available to FAO all footage produced for final selection; provide all original high-resolution footage on a hard drive (or USB), exactly as it was shot (not compressed or converted), complete with a shortlist and transcription of interviews;
  • Provide quality pictures of the different sites visited, illustrating the different types of works from different angles, people in action where possible, etc.
  • Provide several rounds of editing based on the comments received from FAO Lebanon office and FAO Office of Corporate Communication
  • Undertake any other related activities, as requested by FAO.
Minimum Requirements   
  • Have a university degree in communication arts, cinematography, TV production or any related equivalent
  • Have a minimum of 4 years’ experience in short films/reportage/documentary including writing, producing, directing and editing.
  • Previous extensive experience in producing similar movies on women empowerment and capacity building trainings, rural development and agriculture
  • National of Lebanon or resident in the country with a regular work permit.
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Proven ability and experience in photography and videography
  • Ability to produce and film on location without any other supervision except for liaison with FAO
  • Advanced knowledge and skills of MS Office, including Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop and other editing tools are required
  • Ability to work on a strict deadline.
  • Ability to effectively apply high production and technical standards for the purpose of maintaining high levels of professionalism.
  • The consultant is expected to provide all equipment and personnel required to plan, execute and complete the outputs.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Ability to operate under strict time limits.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Punctuality.

About FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. 

FAO aims to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide.

"We believe that everyone can play a part in ending hunger."