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An international NGO working in Somalia is seeking to recruit a qualified video and photography consultancy firm to carry out a documentation of education interventions in Federal Government of Somalia.

2. Objective of the Video and Photo Documentary

To share success stories of education interventions in Somalia. The overall message of the documentation will be to showcase these successes. The images and videos produced will be used for illustration in publications, websites, newsletters, social media and institutional magazines. work.

3. Target Audience of the Video and Photo Documentary

International community, Education Actors, Education Cluster Members, Somalia Government, Somali Diaspora and Somali children, youth, parents, and community members.

4. Deliverables

  1. Five (5) short videos (approximately 1.5 minutes in length for each video), showcasing education support and achievements through school footage and interviews with beneficiaries and government counterparts.

The five short video documentaries will capture key thematic results, successes and challenges, best practices and lessons learnt from support to education in Somalia, in each sector theme. The documentaries will be produced in two versions: English version and Somali version.

  1. Generate video interview materials involving Somali officials, the donor, and beneficiaries to demonstrate impact and raise visibility of the sector.

These interviews will be released during International Day of Education on 24th January 2024. The interviews will highlight the views of the donor and Somali officials providing their reflections on Somalia’s current education status, key challenges and opportunities which exist in the sector, and plans for the sector.

  1. 100 High quality photos showcasing education achievements and support in Somalia.

Photo material collected should not be less than 10MB in size and should include horizontal and vertical photos of same subjects; dramatic angles; close-ups, midrange, and wide-angle shots; drone-shots where possible, portraits, group photos and illustrations of projects (including school infrastructure and learners/trainees).

  1. Website and Social Media Features showcasing education achievements and support in Somalia.

A website and social media feature will be produced, to be published on partner websites and social media pages, on Education Day 2024.

  1. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

The firm will provide a detailed report on completion of the assignment, which should summarise the impact of the campaign, including level of reach, reactions and a detailed breakdown of people’s reaction to the media campaign.

Key Considerations:

All photographs and videos must be accompanied by:

  1. Short descriptions of the situation: what, where, when, who.
  2. Names of all people portrayed in the material, and other additional information, such as age, occupation, short quote (to be specified in each brief) and signed consents where applicable.

The photo files will be delivered in TIFF, PNG and JPEG, with minimal retouching, print quality high Resolution. The video files will be in MPEG4 or .MOV with no editing or retouching. All materials (videos and photos) will be shot at 16:9, HD 1080p. The framerates will be decided prior to filming/shooting.

  1. High quality videos and photos of the launch of the newly constructed 21 October Primary School, to be held on 24th January 2024 to coincide with commemoration of International Day of Education.
  2. Website & Social Media Features. High-quality website and social media features to be published on partner websites and social media pages during commemoration of International Day of Education on 24th January 2024.
  3. Distribution. The Somali version of the documentary will be distributed to prominent national TV channels in Somalia including but not limited to Universal TV and SNTV. Collaboration will also be sought with three influential media personalities in Somalia with a large follower count (1 million and above).
  4. Project Report. The firm will provide a detailed report after completion of the assignment, outlining the impact of the campaign and awareness messaging, level of reach, interaction figures and the response generated by targeted audiences.

Qualifications of the Consultant

  • The consultant should have extensive experience in producing public information video films or TV programs, relating to social programs, preferably on education.
  • He/she must have prior experience in photographing similar projects/activities – minimum of 4 years.
  • He/she must use own high quality, light, sound videography and photography equipment capable of delivering high resolution files.
  • Experience working with international organizations and/or international donors as well as state institutions, NGOs and local authorities. Previous work experience in Somalia will be an advantage.
  • Excellent technical capacities to ensure high quality video and photography production.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision, in a difficult working environment.

Technical Equipment requirements

  • Broadcast quality full HD video.
  • Professional and high-quality sound recording, lapel mic should be used for interviews.
  • High quality cameras, not less than 720 pixels.
  • Works with Premier Pro Editing software and equipment.
  • Use of gimbal for stable footage.
  • Adequate lighting set where necessary.

Application Requirements:

All expressions of interest should include:

  • Cover letter, maximum three pages.
  • Detailed curriculum vitae.
  • Technical Proposal: maximum 5 pages interpreting the understanding of the TOR, detailed methodology of executing the task, as well as draft work plan.
  • Financial Proposal: should provide cost estimates for services rendered including daily consultancy fees but to exclude accommodation and living costs; transport cost; stationeries, and supplies needed for the training as well as costs to be incurred by trainees.

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