Forum for Social Studies (FSS) plans to produce documentary video on the project’s accomplishment and lessons learnt through the implementation process.

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Overview

  • Category : Entertainment & Docu
  • Posted Date : 06/15/2022
  • E-mail : fss@ethionet.et
  • Phone Number : 0111545605
  • Source : Reporter
  • Closing Date : 06/24/2022

Description

ToR for video documentary production

  1. Background

Forum for Social Studies (FSS) is an independent, non-profit institution dedicated to the cause of policy research and democratizing the policy space through informed public debate of development issues and concerns. It was set up in 1998 by a group of academics and civil society activists with the twin objectives of conducting policy research and providing a public forum for seasoned and reasoned debate of policy issues. The aim was to go beyond pure academic research with limited circulation and impact and foster instead a tradition of policy relevant research that is made available to government decision makers, legislators and the general public through public debates and dissemination of the research results.

Forum for Social Studies (FSS) is a membership organization that works in all regions of the country being a reputable think tank well known for its high quality research and informed dialogue outputs that are disseminated primarily through its radio broadcasts, publications and website. Its research outputs are rigorously reviewed and validated by discussion forums and workshops at which stakeholders and study participants partake; and its radio broadcasts are equally assessed through listeners’ reactions and radio station monitoring.

CAFOD, SCIAF and Trócaire (CST -Ethiopia) are the Catholic development and humanitarian organizations from England and Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, respectively. All three organizations have worked in Ethiopia with partners since mid-1970 and together in a joint country program since 2009. CST -Ethiopia in collaboration with implementing Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) is implementing Women’s Socio- Economic Empowerment Program. The project aims to empower women socially and economically so as to enable them exercise greater control over their lives at individual, household and community levels.

The project’s specific objectives are to enable:

  • Women to demonstrate increased confidence, self-esteem, and decision-making abilities;
  • Women to have increased and diversified incomes;
  • Men to proactively support women to equally participate in household level decision-making, including access to and use of diversified incomes;
  • Community members, leaders, duty bearers, and change agents to actively support women’s decision making.

The project is being implemented in Addis Ababa City Administration (Yeka and Gulele Sub-cities), Oromiya (in West Shoa and Borena Zones), SNNP (South Omo Zone) and Tigray Regions with seven CSOs namely Oromia Pastoralist Association (OPA), Women Empowerment Action (WEA), Organization for Women in Self Employment (WISE), Oromo Grassroots Development Initiative (HUNDEE), Daughters of Charity Tigray (DOC-T), Timret Lehiwot Ethiopia (TLH Ethiopia), and Forum for Social Studies (FSS). To ensure effective implementation and documentation of the project and mutual learning, the projects has a research, documentation, learning and capacity building component which is led by Forum for social studies (FSS).

In accordance to its evidence based capacity development and learning component, FSS does the project’s good practices documentation. The good practices and project progresses documentation is produced via print, audio and video modality based on its applicability. In 2022 as it is the project’s final implementation year, FSS plans to produce documentary video on the project’s accomplishment and lessons learnt through the implementation process.

  1. Expected components

The documentary is expected to show:

  1. The project’s implementation processes it went through,
  2. Changes occurred based on the four outcomes which are
  • Women to have increased and diversified incomes;
  • Women to demonstrate increased confidence, self-esteem, and decision-making abilities;
  • Men to proactively support women to equally participate in household level decision-making, including access to and use of diversified incomes;
  • Community members, leaders, duty bearers, and change agents to actively support women’s decision making.
  1. Lessons learnt so it can be valuable resource for learning to the partner organizations and others who do projects in similar intervention themes.
  2. Deliverables and Timelines

FSS wants to hire a firm that can produce 50-60 minutes (a shorter version/thriller will also be expected) of documentary video by going to the project implementation areas which are (Addis Ababa City Administration (Yeka and Gulele Sub-cities), Oromiya (in West Shoa and Borena Zones), SNNP (South Omo Zone) and do first-hand video recording. The FSS team will work together with the firm to design theme of the production and facilitates the communication with the implementing organizations which their work going to be documented.

The following are the expected deliverables of this assignment:

  • Application: The media and production firm need to submit their expression of interest with their technical and financial proposal to do the assignment. In their technical proposal they need to explain their understanding of the assignment, what kind of creative and authentic strategy they are going to use on doing the documentary, their proven experience in doing similar assignments, their man power and material resource available for the assignment. (June 15-24, 2022)
  • Kick off meeting: Upon the signing of the consultancy agreement FSS and the selected documentary production firm will have a kick off meeting to discuss the possible strategies and expected results from the documentary. FSS will give the selected topics to be documented for each of the 5 implementing organizations and discussion will be made on the modality of the production. (July 7, 2022)
  • An inception report: The winner firm is expected to submit their inception report in a week after the signing of the consultancy contract. The inception report need to contain their work plan and field travel schedule as well as a refined step by step strategy of their documentation process with their deliverables. They will clearly identify what kind of support and collaboration they are going to need form FSS and the five implementing organizations. The inception report will be reviewed by FSS and CST and the production firm will incorporate the comments in a week. (July 18, 2022)
  • Delivering first draft of the documentary: Recording of the contents in the field work will be started as soon as the inception report is approved. FSS will closely work with the firm by facilitating the communication and selection of events and areas to be documented. The field work is expected to be completed in three months considering the three project areas out of Addis Ababa. (July 19-October 30, 2022)
  • Submission of final documentary production: After the submission of the 1st draft documentary output with the English sub-title, FSS and CST will review it and comment its content and video and audio quality. Rectifying the given comments (if there is any) the final documentary production will be submitted by the end of November, 2022.
  1. Competencies and Qualification Requirement

The media and communication firm should have the following competencies & work experience:

  • Registered as communication and audio-visual production company/firm by the law of the country.
  • Proven experience in producing video documentaries preferably in different rural areas of the country (providing sample documentaries which previously produced by the firm will be appreciated)
  • Well organized in media professionals and material resources with high quality audio visual recording and editing equipment and experienced professionals(the specifications of materials and software to be used in the production should be clearly mentioned)
  • Commitment in respecting and complying FSS’s and CST’s safeguarding policies and being sensible for the diversified values and cultures of the local community when conducting the field work.
  • Familiarity in development projects especially women empowerment and gender equality projects is a plus.
  • Efficacy and commitment in terms of cost and timeliness.
  1. Safeguarding Commitment

FSS and CST are committed to safeguarding people working in /involved with our joint projects from exploitation and abuse and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Global Code of Conduct) which outlines the expected behavior and responsibility of all staff, consultants and other organizational representatives. Any candidate offered a consultancy engagement with FSS/CST will be expected to sign Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policies and Global Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of consultancy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.

The consultant is obliged to keep any information, stories, picture or any material that he/she accessed because of this assignment confidential and they can’t use them for any other activity in the future.

Sealed Applications should be submitted to FSS within 10 calendar days from this date of announcement up to 12:00 p.m. to Forum for Social Studies P.O. Box 25864 Code 1000 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, or through email: fss@ethionet.et or mmengeste@gmail.com or in person at the FSS office located between Kidane Mehret and Sanford Schools, Wereda 7, Arada Sub-city, Addis Ababa. Tel: +(251)-11-1-545605/06, 251-913-349783