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Developing Video Documentary on RIMA Project

Expression of Interest (EOI)

Developing Video Documentary on RIMA Project


The project entitled as “effective monitoring of recovery program for inclusion and equity towards marginalized groups in Nepal” (RIMA) has been implemented in 15 VDCs of the four districts; Gorkha, Dhading, Sindhupalchok and Dolakha with the financial support of CAID UK. This project was initiated on August 2016 and will end by March 2018. This project aims to increase access to justice, entitlements and development programmes for Dalits and other marginalized groups in post-disaster recovery and preparedness programs, strengthen the accountability of implementing authorities, and promote the participation of Dalit women and men in democratic mechanisms of governance in Nepal.

So far following activities have been accomplished under this project: 4 districts level public hearing, 4 districts level lobby meeting, 15 VDCs level lobby meetings, radio programs producing and broadcasting, newsletter production and distribution, calendar publication and distribution and national level lobby meeting/public hearing yet to be made. Based on these activities and interviews with relevant beneficiaries and district level stakeholders this documentary is expected to be made.

Purpose of video documentary:

The main purpose of the video documentary is to highlight the success stories, challenges, changes and impact made by RIMA project in its intervention areas.

Scope of Consultancy:

The videos will capture the best practices, challenges, lesson learned from project areas. The consultant needs to visit four districts; Dolakha, Sindhupalchok, Gorkha and Dhading. The consultant will be supported by the project team at the field level.

Responsibilities of the Consultant:

The Consultant should work closely with Project team for accomplishment of following tasks.

  • To hold preparatory discussion with Chairperson, MD, Project Coordinator and Christian Aid representative about the preparation of videos.
  • To prepare script and narration for overall project documentary.
  • To capture video footage as agreed with project team and as according to the prepared script.
  • To record narration and prepare background music for the videos.
  • To translate the project beneficiaries’ voice into Nepali/English for subtitles.
  • To prepare draft videos documentaries and submit it to Samata Foundation for final feedback before the deadline of the contract.
  • Finalize the videos as according to the feedback provided by the project team.
  • To manage all necessary tools and equipment including video camera, camera, recording, CD etc.

Duration of Consultancy:

The duration of assignment will be a total of 25 days including an estimated 10 working days.

Expected Deliverables:

  • Submission of final master video in a DVD and pen drive with copy right of SAMATA Foundation.
  • Electronic copies of video in digital format in international standard before the deadline of the consultancy.
  • Raw footages captured in project areas.

Required Qualifications:

The consultant should have at least Bachelor degree in Communication or equivalent having ample experiences on audio-visual recording, editing, and media production; clear understanding of the technical aspects of video making process. Additionally, the consultant needs to have a clear understanding of social development field along with experiences on using different tools and techniques in developing appropriate and quality audio-visual products is required.

Evaluation and Selection Process:

Interested professionals/institutions with suitable skills are requested to (i) submit a letter of interest (1page), (ii) a brief technical proposal (maximum of 3 pages focusing on objectives, methods and approach and financial Proposal ) with recently updated CVs of professionals to be involved in the documentary development. Proposal should be submitted through info@samatafoundation.org by 20 February 2018. As part of the selection process, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Shortlisted applicants may be requested to submit a sample of previous video documentary prepared or asked to present their concept to the selection committee.