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SHORT-TERM CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTARY FILM FOR TEACH PROJECT – Transforming Education for Adults and Children in the Hinterlands (TEACH II)

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The Daily Monitor Monday, October 15, 2012

TOR PROCUREMENT OF SHORT-TERM CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE

PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTARY FILM FOR TEACH PROJECT

I. Introduction:

transforming Education for Adults and Children in the Hinterlands (TEACH II) project implementation offer ially started in October 2009 by the support of USAID with due emphasis being given to remote Woredas of the country, which have not been covered during TEACH I and also found to have low gross enrollment ratio (as has been explored from respective Woreda education office data). Hence, USAID/E has granted Pact to extend the program from Oct. 2009 to Sept. 2011 to help address communities living in the areas of program intervention through WIT.

TEACH has envisaged to reach even further and deeper into remote, peripheral, food-insecure and pastoral areas to strengthen the provision of equitable basic education services through implementing alternative basic education for children and youth, functional literacy for adults and improving the capacity of Woreda Education Officers to manage non-formal educational programs. TEACH program integrates all USAID program objectives, with a particular emphasis on educational and skills development for women and girls, to improve the opportunities of disadvantaged, marginalized, and pastoral communities in Ethiopia.

TEACH is being implemented in 43 Woredas or Amhara, Afar, Oromia, SNNPR, Tigray, Somali, Benishangul Gumuz, and Gambella regional states. Pact is currently implementing component I and II of TEACH project using partnership approach by involving nine experienced Ethiopian Charity and Society Organizations namely: Amhara Development Association (ADA) in Amhara, Oromia Development Association (ODA) In Oromia, Action for Development (AFD) in parts of Oromia (Borena) and SNNPR (South Omo), Bench Maji Development Association (BMDA) in Bench Maji Zone of SNNPRS, Relief Society of Tigray (REST) in Tigray, Adult and Non-Formal Education Association (ANFEAE) in Gambella and Benshangul Gumuz Regional States, KELEM Education and Training Association (KELEM) in Afar, PROPRIDE and PC in Somali Regions.

Component III of the project which is Woreda capacity building is being implemented by ANFEAE in collaboration and partnership with Pact.. Woreda Education Office (WEO) capacity building training continued focusing on enhancing WEO capacity to manage both adult and non-formal education in the respective Woredas.

TEACH II has three interrelated and mutually reinforcing objectives:

• Expanded access to alternative basic education with GER increased to at least 100% in the catchments areas of project intervention.

• Expanded adult functional literacy increased by 50% in the catchments areas of project intervention.

• Strengthened Woreda Education Office capacity to manage non-formal education (in cumulative a minimum of 90% of the country’s Woreda Education Offices will be reached through TEACH I and TEACH II).

II. Objectives of the Consultancy Work:

Pact Ethiopia is aiming at commissioning a local company to produce a documentary film. The objective of the documentary film is to show program contribution, success gained in the implementation process and lessons learned for Pact’s future endeavors. For this task, Pact Ethiopia is required commissioning an experienced company to undertake and produce a 10 minute documentary film that clearly depicts the above stated objectives.

III. Scope of Work:

In order to achieve the above objectives a series of activites shall be carried out by the Consultant:

• Clearly understanding of the objectives and strategies of TEACH project and the purpose of documenting activities with DVD formatting

• Include relevant information from implementing partners, program people, government bodies, CMC members and other relevant stakeholders.

• The film production is require travelling to selected TEACH program implementation sites (Alternative Basic Education Centers) in Dembia and Takussa Woreda of Amhara Region, Hawzen Woreda (Tigrai Region) Malee and Dasenech Woreda of South Omo Zone (SNNPRS), Harshin Woreda (Somali Region), Lulo ABEC, Gambella Region and Semu Robi Woreda (Afar Regions) to draw lessons and document best practices

• Video shooting, editing, script writing/narrating in English and Amharic.

IV. Methodology:

• Review of TEACH I AND II program documents

• Working closely with implementing partners, WEOs, WNFEF, TWS, CMC members

• Filming various views of selected TEACH ABECs and editing the film

• The actual video filming might require traveling to different selected sites outside of Addis Ababa and Pact Ethiopia will provide transportation as required.

V. Duration:

The consultant will be expected to finalize the actual task within a maximum of 30 calendar days of entering into contract (Proposed Date: November 1-30, 2012).

VI. Expected Outcomes:

As per the timetable above, the consultant is expected to produce 20 minutes documentary films, well narrated in English sub titled in Amharic and submit to Pact Ethiopia in DVD format.

VII. Ownership:

Copy of the documentary films produced and information gathered by the consultant is the property of Pact. Therefore, the consultant shall not be entitled either directly or indirectly to make use of such documents for other purposes without the prior written consent of Pact.

Application:

All interested and capable consultants can apply for the task. The firm or individuals are required to submit separately sealed financial {which shows the cost per page} and technical proposal, CVs, testimonials and short action plan {which shows how the firm or individuals plan to complete the task} within the period of assignment.

Application deadline is on October 26, 2012 COB.

Applicants can send the proposal through the following address:

Pact, HR and Administration Office, P.O.Box: 13180, Addis Ababa, or could be directly submitted to the HR and Administration Officer at Pact Office located in Bole Sub city, Kebel 02, house number 2128 [Near Brazil Embassy or Ethiopian Meteorology Agency]Tel: +251 116 614800/+251 116 62378E/90-94

Only short-listed candidate will be contacted. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Last date of submission will be October 26, 2012 COB.

Pact reserves the right to cancel the whole bid or in part as deemed necessary.

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