Panos Caribbean offers video production consultancy on biodiversity

Duration of consultancy: February 28, 2014 – April 28, 2014
Deadline for application: Friday February 21, 2014

Who can apply: Videographers/Video editors

Aim: Regional communication NGO Panos Caribbean is offering a video production consultancy to highlight lessons learnt and best practices inside key biodiversity areas in the Caribbean, notably Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Requirements: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to complete the five-minute video on time and within budget.

Applicants should send a copy of their résumé and one recent example of their work.

Payment: The selected consultant(s) will be paid a total of US$1,500 for the creation and editing of the video. A small stipend will be provided to help to cover the cost of travel to gather information and any human or other resource the selected consultant(s) may need to help to complete the work.

Submission: Send applications to Petre Williams-Raynor at petre@panoscaribbean.org, copied to Indi Mclymont Lafayette at indi@panoscaribbean.org. Call 920-0070-1 to have any queries answered.

Background
The video production consultancy is being offered as part of the project ‘Strengthening the Engagement of Caribbean Civil Society in Biodiversity Conservation Through Local and Regional Networking and Sharing of Learning and Best Practices’. The project, which is being implemented by Panos Caribbean, is designed to enable local and regional information sharing and networking on species, key biodiversity areas, biodiversity, critical ecosystems and approaches to conservation in the conservation corridors of Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

It has been made possible through funding from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), which provides grants for both non-governmental and private sector entities to help protect biodiversity hotspots across the globe.

Panos Caribbean
Panos Caribbean is an international information organisation established in 1986. Panos believes that information which is independent, accurate and timely is a key resource for development. Information needs to be locally generated in order to enable countries and communities to shape and communicate their own development agendas through informed public debate.

Its mission is to promote sustainable development in the Wider Caribbean region through empowering all sectors of society to articulate their own information and perspectives on development issues and broadcast them across language and political borders. In particular, Panos aims to disseminate, through the media, the voices of poor and marginalised people who are affected by certain development issues (farmers and fisher folk, women, children, people living with HIV/AIDS, persons with disabilities et al). This encourages their full participation in shaping the development of their societies.

Since 1989, Panos has been working in the Caribbean through close alliance with the media in the region to raise awareness about select environmental issues.

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