Communication Officer (Vision Mixer)


Organization Name: UNICEF
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Apply email: Not Specified
Start Date: 25 May 2024, 07:52 am
Closing Date: 09 Jun 2024, 12:00 am

Communication Officer (Vision Mixer), (P-2), TA (364 days), # 128386, Marketing and Public Relations services, PFP, Geneva, Switzerland

Job no: 571510

Contract type: Temporary Appointment

Duty Station: Geneva

Level: P-2

Location: Switzerland

Categories: Communication

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job it is a calling. UNICEF is a place where careers are built, we offer our staff diverse opportunities for personal and professional development that will help them develop a fulfilling career while delivering on a rewarding mission. We pride ourselves on a culture that helps staff thrive, coupled with an attractive compensation and benefits package.

Visit our website to learn more about what we do at UNICEF.

UNICEF’s Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) Division works to deliver income, influence, and brand recognition for UNICEF globally. Within the PFP Division, Virtual Experiences (VEs) are online engagement events that allow donors to experience the impact UNICEF’s work is having on the lives of children. The VEs are live, interactive, and compelling, and use digital technologies to bring to life the work UNICEF is doing in emergency and non-emergency contexts. They allow supporters to connect directly with experts and UNICEF staff in the field and aim to strengthen UNICEF’s position in a competitive fundraising environment by bringing donors closer to our work in programme countries, helping to develop new and existing partnerships, and ultimately drive increases in income and influence.

For every child, a Champion

The Communication Officer (Vision Mixer) is responsible for providing technical production support for Virtual Experiences (VEs). This includes seamlessly running the multimedia material when needed during the live events, supporting the technical aspects of the live crossing (usually done on mobile phones) to the field locations, as well as basic editing such as broll/cutaways, photo loops, topping and tailing and uploads to YouTube and WeShare (UNICEF’s digital asset management platform). VEs are an essential part of stewarding UNICEF’s high-value private sector donors, and high-quality technical support is important to ensuring a quality and compelling experience is delivered.

How can you make a difference?

Reporting to the Virtual Experiences Communication Specialist (Producer) in the Supporter Content team, and working closely with the VE production team and other stakeholders, the selected candidate will be required to undertake the following areas of work:

1. Vision mixing for Virtual Experiences (VEs):

VE’s are live, interactive, and compelling virtual events (usually lasting 30min-1hour) where we use digital technologies to bring to life the work UNICEF is doing in emergency and non-emergency contexts. They allow supporters to connect directly with experts and UNICEF staff in the field. The role will support the running of the experiences usually on Zoom / Teams by seamlessly playing the multimedia material at appropriate times during live experiences and changing streams between various live feeds.

2. Technical support for VE live crossings:

During a VE, live video crossings are conducted to staff / partners in field locations often via a mobile phone. The role will support with technical aspects for these live crossings including rehearsals and recording and packaging a back-up video in case the live link up goes down during the event.

3. Video editing for VEs:

A range of multimedia material is used during a VE to add interesting visual imagery to the experience. This includes humani interest stories (as needed) video broll, animations, prerecorded soundbites etc. The role will be required to edit of some of this material including rolling photoloops, broll/ cutaways (30-40secs), topping and tailing of soundbites and interviews as well as packaging the final products (top and tail) for uploading to YouTube, linked in, and packaging on UNICEF’s digital asset management platform, WeShare.

4. Supporting the VE Production team

with other technical aspects needed during the preparation, production, and post-production of the VEs.


Under the direct guidance of the communication specialist (Producer) and working closely with the production manager and other stakeholders the role will complete the following deliverables:

1. Vision mixing for Virtual Experiences (VEs):

• Prepare and run rehearsals for the VEs (est 7-10 per month).
• Prepare all video/multimedia material to be run seamlessly during the event.
• Seamlessly run the multimedia material (using professional vision mixing technology), and manage the live crossings to field locations during the live Ves.

2. Technical support for VE live crossings:

• Manage the technical aspects of rehearsal and live crossings to field locations of staff /partners.
• Record, cut and prepare a back up package of the rehearsals for the live event.
• During the live event, the role will manage the live crossings (working closely with the Producer) to ensure the crossing is technically running smoothly.

3. Video editing for VEs:

• Occasionally edit human interest stories (2-3 min each).
• Cut broll/cutaways for VEs -- est 3-4 30sec Brolls per VE ( est 5 per VE) drawing appropriate footage from UNICEF’s Archive, WeShare.
• Record and package back up interviews/ crossings from the field.
• Source and prepare start and ending photo loops for the Ves.
• Packaging the final VE and upload to YouTube, linked in, etc (topping and tailing, any basic editing needed).
• Other basic editing needs as indicated by the Producer.

4. Supporting the VE Production team with other technical aspects needed during the preparation, production, and post-production of the VEs including:

• Uploading of material to YouTube, linked in after each VE.
• Uploading and inputting metadata of VDE and individual packages into WeShare.
• Sharing links to stakeholders.
• Advising the team on technical developments.
• Supporting with any other related tasks.

Estimated Duration of the contract: 364 days

Reporting To: Communication Specialist, Supporter Content Team.

Working Place: Geneva, Switzerland is the official duty station. (Flexible work arrangements may be applied if there is a need).

To qualify as a Champion for every child you will have…


• A first-level university degree in one of the following fields is required: Marketing, Communication, the Humanities, journalism, or another relevant technical field.
• Any other additional training in a related field is an asset.


• A minimum of two years of experience as a vision mixer working (with professional vision mixing software such as Vmix, Open Broadcaster, etc.,) on live television/ digital events is required.
• Experience as a video editor is required.
• Experience producing video content for news broadcasters or other high-pressure environments is an asset.
• Experience in basic motion graphics is an asset.
• Experience in project management is an asset.
• Experience in working with creative teams or agencies and a sound understanding of the creative process is an asset.
• Experience in the NGO sector/ for UNICEF and/or UN is an asset.

Language requirements:

• Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish) is an asset.

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