Consultant - Digital Media Specialist - Videographer, Vienna, Austria

Organization: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Country: Austria

City: Vienna, Austria

Office: OSCE Vienna

Closing date: Monday, 22 March 2021

The majority of positions in OSCE field operations are filled by secondment, which means that individuals are nominated by their respective OSCE participating State. In addition, a limited number of seconded positions are available at the OSCE Secretariat and the institutions.

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OSCE Secretariat

Vacancy number VNSECC01617 Vacancy type Experts/Consultants Field of expertise Communications Number of posts 1 Duty station Vienna Date of issue 8 March 2021 Deadline for application 22 March 2021 - 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)


Please note that this is a consultancy assignment of a temporary nature, with an expected duration of approximately 61 working days.

The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, combating human trafficking, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.

The Transnational Threats Department/Action against Terrorism Unit (TNTD/ATU) is the focal point for co-ordinating and facilitating OSCE anti-terrorism activities. TNTD/ATU contributes to the implementation of the OSCE’s counter-terrorism commitments by providing support to the Chairperson-in-Office, the Secretary General and the participating States on anti-terrorism matters and by enhancing co-ordination within the OSCE on related issues. TNTD/ATU also assists participating States with implementing their relevant commitments in this area, as defined by relevant decisions, and acts on requests from participating States to assist in enhancing their capacities to respond to current and emerging terrorist threats. TNTD/ATU supports the work of relevant UN bodies and enhances co-operation with external partners and other regional organizations in preventing and countering terrorism.

"Implementation of the ‚Leaders against intolerance and Violent Extremism‘ (LIVE) Training Courses" is a flagship TNTD/ATU ExB project designed to build the capacity of civil society in fostering community resilience to VERLT. It supports the implementation of Ministerial Council Declaration No. 4/15 on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization that Lead to Terrorism. This intervention is a continuation of an ExB project launched in 2016 under which TNTD/ATU commenced the development and piloting of three LIVE training curricula tailored to youth leaders, women leaders and community leaders.

The overall objective of the current project is to strengthen community resilience to violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism through effective implementation of the ‚Leaders against Intolerance and Violent Extremism‘ (LIVE) training courses.

The current project supports those training courses delivered in and planned for 2018 - 2021, by: (i) establishing a cadre of LIVE facilitators through a series of regionally tailored train-the-trainer (ToT) seminars; (ii) leveraging and tailoring the #UnitedCVE campaign to enhance visibility and reach of the local initiatives generated by LIVE graduates; and (iii) providing overarching guidance and co-ordination in support of funding and sustainability of LIVE training and related activities.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the Secretariat, please see:

Tasks and Responsibilities

The OSCE is looking for a qualified candidate to the position of an external consultant with expertise in Digital Media Specialist (Videographer) and documented knowledge of issues pertaining to preventing and countering violence, violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism (VERLT), intolerance, strategic communications, as well as human rights aspects in these contexts.

Under the supervision of - and in close collaboration with - TNTD/ATU, the selected Consultant will produce visual content to be featured in the OSCE #UnitedCVE social media campaign. The consultant will be tasked with the following:

Developing and producing a minimum of 5 video packages aimed at amplifying voices of local practitioners/stakeholders engaged in preventing and countering violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism (P/CVERLT) in the OSCE area and highlighting the values and commitments underpinning the OSCE’s comprehensive and co-operative approach to P/CVERLT:

Each video package should comprise a shorter video (approximately 1.40 minute suitable for publishing on social media pages, e.g. Twitter ) and a longer one (approximately 3.5-4 minutes);
Each video should be accompanied by a short draft story to be featured on the website.

As part of this task, expert will be required to:

Reviewing project documentation and other relevant resources shared by the LIVE team in order to propose video themes in line with the objectives of the #UnitedCVE campaign and suggest P/CVERLT activities and practitioners to be featured and engage with the expert tasked with drafting project external evaluation report who will identify potential LIVE initiative success stories that would aid to capture its local impact and could be featured in the #UnitedCVE campaign;
Participating in video calls with TNTD/ATU prior to commencement of work on each video package;
Developing a detailed story board concept and scripts for each video package, including planned interviews, and submit it for the OSCE’s comments;
Developing production plans and timelines;
Developing a second iteration of story boards and video scripts prior to filming, reflecting comments provided by the OSCE;
Filming high-quality b-roll and interviews with P/CVERLT practitioners and stakeholders. Depending on travel conditions and potential restrictions at the time, videos will be produced in OSCE participating States, with a particular focus on South-Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In the event of travel restrictions rendering on-site interviews impossible, the expert will record interviews remotely, as well as research/propose relevant b-roll and arrange for its filming by locally based videographer(s);
Producing videos in local language(s) with English and/or Russian subtitles;
Drafting stories to accompany produced videos on, revising based on the OSCE’s comments;
Updating previously submitted scripts based on the b-roll and interview footage and submit for the OSCE’s comments.

2. Creating a minimum of 70 tweets to be featured in the #UnitedCVE campaign, aimed to promote the produced video packages and ongoing relevant activities conducted as part of the OSCE LIVE initiative. Expert will be required to:

Drafting a communications content plan and submit it for OSCE’s comments;
Producing on average 7 tweets per month based on the approved content plan during the period of assignment;
Providing TNTD/ATU with a tentative outline of planned tweets at the beginning of each month;
Actively tailoring and adjust content based on analytics reports shared by TNTD/ATU.

Necessary Qualifications

University degree or equivalent experience in communications, including video and audio production;
A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in communications including in video production related to social issues;
Demonstrated experience in designing social media campaigns;
Excellent technical capacities to ensure smooth and high-quality production, including journalistic and production skills, editing, etc;
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Proficiency in professional video editing software, such as Adobe Creative Cloud (eg. Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Photoshop) or equivalent.

Access to production equipment with full access to the latest technologies;.

Experience working with international organizations and/or international donors;
Documented knowledge of issues pertaining to preventing and countering violence, violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism (VERLT), intolerance, strategic communications, as well as human rights aspects in these contexts;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Professional fluency in English with excellent writing skills; working knowledge of Russian is desirable; knowledge of other OSCE official languages is an asset;
Flexibility and ability to work under time pressure to meet tight deadlines;
Computer literate;
Ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.

Required competencies

Core values

Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals

Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions

Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles

Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work

Core competencies

Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization

Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment

Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner

Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions

Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects

Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances

Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)

Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment

Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them

Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities

Remuneration Package

Remuneration will depend tasks and deliverables, the selected consultants/experts qualifications and experience and in accordance with the OSCE established rates.

How To Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under

If you are not a national of a participating State, you must apply by submitting an offline application form which can be found under

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

Only those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.

Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

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