Danwaadag ReDSS Learning Events Audio and Video Recording At Danish Refugee Council

Danwadaag is a multi-year, results-based durable solutions programme that enhances progress towards longer-term solutions and (re)integration for displacement affected communities (DAC) in Somalia, in Banadir Regional Administration, Jubaland State, and South West State. It is funded by UK Aid and led by IOM with local and international NGO partners. These include NRC, CWW, GREDO, SHACDO, Juba Foundation, and ReDSS.

Prior to the completion of the programme’s current multi-year iteration, the Consortium proposes to convene a series of discussions designed to reflect on these learnings and critical success factors to advance the dialog on collective solutions and progress policy and practice of durable solutions.

The learning series, consisting of three learning events lasting an estimated three hours each, will examine key findings derived from Danwadaag’s evidence-base, generated between 2018 and 2021 to present practical recommendations for future programming and the replication of solutions.

Consultancy objective

In this context, the Danwadaag consortium seeks to hire a firm or consultant that can record edit and video footage from each of the three learning events to produce three 30-45 min high-end communications piece/s. The ultimate objective of this is to produce a YouTube compiled from the presentation slides, participants feedback to showcase the investments the consortium made.

Target audience

The main target audience are donors, technical programme staff at national and/or regional levels (NGOs and UN) in Somalia and in other development contexts i.e PR actioners in the field (NGOs), development organizations, durable solutions stakeholders, civil society organizations, research and knowledge management outfits as well as policy makers (government). The recording should be developed through:

· Audio and video recording of the presenter and audience in person during the presentation

· Audio recording of the presentation on zoom to capture remote inputs.

· The company will include suitable English subtitles to make the video accessible to everyone, including persons with a hearing impairment.

· The company will also develop a second video option with Somali language subtitles (translated script will be provided).

· Music and sound effects are powerful tools to jazz up the video and create greater impact. They help in creating realistic scenarios even when the scene presented before the learner is an illustration. Sounds effects and music might be included depending on the script and flow.

· Photography (optional) the company will take photos and/or use stock programme images to better visual and demonstration key findings in the final products.

Expected Profile of Consultant(s)

· University degree in information and technology, computer animations, graphics/ design or relevant field

· Minimum 7 years’ proven experience in conducting similar assignments

· Demonstrated competency with developing and producing video animations and infographics for video infomercials.

· Experience working with video editing tools and video streaming for the web and other multimedia services

· Ability to operate the video production and editing equipment

· Ability to edit materials from a culturally sensitive perspective

· Professional work ethic, integrity, and initiative

· Advanced graphic design and typography skills coupled with the ability to weave a meaningful and compelling story

· Artistic vision with a can-do attitude and the skills to back it up

· Self-motivated, highly organized, collaborative, and able to create in a fast-paced and growing environment

· Remain current on industry trends and styles, able to integrate new technique and/or technology when appropriate

· Proficiency in Non-linear editing – Adobe Premier, Audition, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, 2D/3D motion graphics – After Effects, HTML5, Flash (animation, composition, VFX, title sequencing is a plus) Color grading – Color or equivalent software.

· Post-production workflows, appropriate media formats, and optimizing video for various outputs

· Fluency in spoken and written English is essential.

How to apply

Application process

Interested applicants who meet the required profile are invited to submit an expression of interest including:

· CV of participating consultant(s) with details of qualifications, and experience.

· Technical proposal (not exceeding 4 pages) that summarizes understanding of the TOR, methodology, and proposed budget

· Financial proposal with a budget, providing cost estimates (including both administrative professional fees)

· Portfolio with at least three examples of past video animation productions they have directly designed and produced (provide relevant links in proposals)

· Previous contacts of three organizations that have recently contracted the applicant to carry out similar assignment

\Failure to provide* any of the above will automatically disqualify the consultant(s) or firm from the call for proposal.

Application documents can be downloaded from the link below.