Documentation of learnings from the Education for Life project, successes and best practices at ActionAid

Project Coordinator, EN-LOGIC Project at ActionAid (AA) Nigeria

Education for Life: Bringing about accelerated literacy, numeracy, and life skills for the most marginalized Out of School Girls (OOSG) in underserved targeted counties.

Documentation of learnings from the Education for Life project, successes, and best practices in the role of Parental and spousal engagement in enabling inclusive girls learning and transition.

1.0 About ActionAid International Kenya

ActionAid International Kenya (AAIK) is a non-partisan, non-religious development organisation that has been working in Kenya since 1972 to end poverty and injustices. AAIK is among the leading anti-poverty agencies in Kenya having presence in 16 counties working directly with over one million people living in poverty and exclusion. We are un-apologetic in advancing Women’s Rights and ensuring that Women Living in Poverty and Exclusion are at the centre of our work. AAIK commits to working with women, children and youth living in poverty and exclusion to claim and realise their constitutional rights through three main pillars of Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA); empowerment, solidarity, and campaigning.

2.0 Background of the Task

ActionAid International Kenya (AAIK) has been implementing the EfL project in five Counties in Kenya and in consortium with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Kenya and Leonard Cheshire. AAIK would like to document learnings and best practices on the role of Parental and spousal engagement in enabling inclusive girls learning and transition. The project- Education for Life (EfL) under the Leave No Girl Behind (LNGB) funding window aimed at bringing about accelerated literacy and numeracy outcomes and life skills for the most marginalized Out of School Girls (OOSG) in underserved targeted counties of Isiolo, Garissa, Migori, Kisumu and Kilifi by transforming their educational and vocational attainment and lives. Towards this end, AAIK is seeking the services of a qualified consultant with experience in developing knowledge products to support in the documentation in audio-visual, and text.

3.0 Task Objectives

AAIK would like to produce audio-visual and written documentaries of best practices, successes, and learnings from the Education for Life project through the collection of voices of OOSG, their parents, spouses, community, and project staff in the five counties (listed above).

4.0 Call for Expression of Interest

AAIK seeks to recruit a skilled and experienced consultant with skills in videography, photography, writing and editing for the above task, a great storyteller and with keen eye for detail to conduct the documentation.

The documentation will seek to:

  • Demonstrate the successes of Education for Life Project
  • Pick learnings from the Project
  • Best practices on interventions related to parental and spousal support towards learning and transition of the girls.

4.1 Expected Deliverables

Working with the National Project Manager, the Communication Officer and Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, the consultant is expected to produce the following deliverables to be used as an evidence base for national and global advocacy and future fundraising efforts. The product will be delivered in both hard and soft copies.

  • A final reflection document from the project endline survey
  • A final blog from the National Project Manager and AAIK Executive Director
  • Comprehensive and captivating 20-minute video documentary on learnings and best practices from the project.
  • A collection of not less than 100 well captioned action/ active photos from all the five counties.
  • A manual on participatory identification and selection of out of school learners’ process
  • A write up on lessons on the need for learner involvement in the delivery of literacy and numeracy curriculum in informal community setting – Focusing on Gender and Social Inclusion
  • A policy paper on parental involvement and engagement with GEC girls in the support of a successful transition process – To be distributed online

NOTE: The consultant will receive a package of documents from AAIK, which will inform the consultant of the project, highlight learnings and key successes generated to date and in turn help in identifying thematic areas to focus the deliverables on. All the documentaries produced will be the property of ActionAid International Kenya. Consequently, we will provide branding guidelines for the final products. We will also provide consent forms.

5.0 Personnel Qualifications

The person or organization to be awarded the contract should meet the following criteria.

  • Master’s degree in communication and/or journalism
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in communication in a Non-Governmental Organization
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in journalism- print media production
  • Must be familiar with all broadcast and web video standards, both physical and electronic
  • At least 3 years of motion graphics and graphic text layout experience preferred
  • Firm understanding of the elements and principles of design (colour, balance/composition, contrast, scale).
  • Must be knowledgeable on safeguarding principles

5.1 Skill

Directing, design (motion, graphic), fine arts, editing, interviewing, storytelling, or other related fields.

5.2 Personal and Professional Attributes

  • Commitment to the task
  • Versatility
  • Ability to work independently in a team
  • Ready to travel rough terrains of Kenya

6.0 Bid Documents and Timeframe

This is a high priority assignment and with the deliverables required by December 1, 2022.

How to apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply, sharing a proposal and reasonable quotation (which must include logistics) for this assignment; considering the deliverables, to ActionAid International Kenya by close of business November 4, 2022, to with the email title ‘AAIK EfL Project Documentation November, 2022.’

Only successful candidates will be contacted.


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