Producing a Television and Radio Spot for “Assisting Lebanon in Implementing the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and Recommendation made by other international Human Rights Mechanisms”

Producing a Television and Radio Spot for “Assisting Lebanon in Implementing the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and Recommendation made by other international Human Rights Mechanisms”
DEADLINE: Tue, 08/15/2017
DESCRIPTION

Duty Station: Beirut- Lebanon

Duration: One month

Date of entry: Upon approval of proposal

Payment: upon completion of project

Background:

The Regional Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) signed an agreement with the European Union to implement a project titled “Assisting Lebanon in Implementing the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and Recommendation made by other international Human Rights Mechanisms”. The project seeks to support governmental organisations, national institutions and civil society in upholding Lebanon’s international human rights obligations. The project will further encourage and support Lebanon in implementing recommendations made during the UPR second periodic review that was held in November 2015. Recommendations made to Lebanon encompassed several issues relevant to the human rights situation in the country including but not limited to: women’s rights, violence against women, Acceptance of international norms, and Prohibition of torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.  

Purpose and Description:

As part of the activities of the project, OHCHR will organize media campaigns linked to a call for proposal that OHCHR will launch during the same period (early November) to raise the awareness of the general public on:

  • UPR as a mechanism to ensure states’ adherence to human rights (what it entails, who is involved, role of the civil society and the general public)
  • Recommendations approved by the State of Lebanon and the country’s international commitment.
  • For the purpose of this particular ToRs, OHCHR would like applying organisations to focus on three topics: Xenophobia, Vulnerable Groups (including refugees, migrant workers and stateless persons), persons with disabilities and disappeared persons.

To this effect, one TV spot (30 seconds) and one radio spot will be produced based on recommendations made during Lebanon’s second UPR cycle.

Target Audience:

The public at large

Technical Requirements:

  • The TV/ Radio spot should solicit the participation of a public figure that is known with the Lebanese society to ensure higher impact and recognition by the wider public”
  • The TV spot should be produced in the highest digital TV picture quality;
  • Real shooting is preferred, however 2D and 3 D graphics might be accepted;
  • The TV spot should be worked on also to be fit for airing as a radio spot;
  • The contracted entity is responsible for developing the storyboard (in close consultation with OHCHR) and casting.

Duration of Production:

Four weeks from signing contract. One week for the story board presentation. Three weeks for casting, filming and production.

General Requirements for Submission of Proposals:

  • Production company/Individual should have at least 4 years of working experience on similar project- previous experience with international organizations, NGOs and/or embassies is highly desirable;
  • Samples of previous productions;
  • Financial quotation with an attached detailed budget;
  • Detailed time frame schedule for completion.

Deadline:

Companies fulfilling the requirements will be invited to attend meeting with the expert group from OHCHR on 20 August 2017 The submission of the storyboard, script, and financial offer will be on 31 August 2017 The final products should be ready for airing for the second week of September.

How to Apply:

Candidates should submit their proposals by email to the following address: shojeij@ohchr.org by 15 August 2017 with subject line: UPR TV and Radio Spots.


((For further information on Lebanon UPR recommendations during the second review please see A/HRC/31/5/Add.1 and A/HRC/WG.6/23/L.2 available on OHCHR website))

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