Terms of Reference: Consultancy for Video Production
Can’t Wait to Learn Programme, Jordan
1. About Can’t Wait to Learn
Can’t Wait to Learn (CWtL) proposes new cost-effective solutions to the urgent challenges facing education for children in emergencies. By utilising innovative technological solutions with a focus on serious gaming, CWtL builds on concepts which have been successfully piloted in Sudan.
Can’t Wait to Learn has the potential to provide out-of-school children with access to education opportunities, especially in rural areas where no formal schools exist. The programme uses education technology as part of a model of education which is offering certified curriculum level content through applied gaming and personalised pupil engagement. The programme uses a range of innovative, results focused approaches: combining context specific applied gaming and community-based facilitation instead of waiting for formal schools to be built; a strong innovation management staged approach to growth with rigorous appropriate research; and focusing on getting the right partnerships in place.
2. Purpose of the consultancy
War Child is developing content for a mathematics and literacy game targeted at out of school children in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
The filmmaker candidate will produce around 317 short instructional videos to be integrated in the literacy and mathematics game for CWtL in Jordan. The videos will support children in learning concepts such as introducing sounds, names and forms of letters, or dual, masculine and feminine in Arabic, as well as Mathematical concepts.
The Consultant will be overseen by the Project Manager for CWTL
Film 8 videos a day (total of 317 videos).
Each video should be at least one minute long.
All videos need to be made in Arabic, but reporting and communication with the WCUK team in Jordan and WCH team in Amsterdam will be conducted in English.
The same setting can be used for all the films. The “instruction videos” are played by teachers and the “tips and tricks” videos by children.
Child actors will be commissioned as part of this ToR – for the tips and tricks, it can be the same child. They should speak recognizably Modern Standard Arabic (with a Jordanian accent), and be sufficiently familiar that they are welcoming to both Syrian and Jordanian children across the country. WCUK will need to give final approval for the actor before filming commences.
The quality should be in line with the videos to be watched on a laptop or computer monitor.
All final videos should be submitted to WCUK in Amman by 21 February 2017.
This is intended to show an example of the films from the math content: full literacy scripts, which must be adhered to, will be delivered following signature of the contract.
Arabic numeral 1 is written clearly on a board behind / next to the actor
Actor holds up one tomato
Speaks: One. This is one tomato.
Puts tomato down (out of sight)
Actor holds up one banana
Speaks: One. This is one banana.
Puts banana down (out of sight)
Actor holds up one aubergine
Speaks: One. This is one aubergine.
Puts aubergine down (out of sight)
Actor holds up one lemon
Speaks: One. This is one lemon.
Puts lemon down (out of sight)
Actor holds up one onion
Speaks: One. This is one onion.
Puts onion down (out of sight)
Etc. This continues for each numeral from 1-10, using each object each time. For the bigger numbers, they objects can be in a basket or similar. We are also open to discussion on how to do this more creatively: e.g. with items appearing in the basket or other simple ideas.
We can share previously made films to show other ideas.
Payments will be made as 30% advance on contract signature, with 70% on approved submission of the video materials.
**Equipments for this work must be provided by the consultant. WAR CHILD will not provide any.
6. Copyright, patents and other proprietary rights:
Except as is otherwise expressly provided in writing, WCH shall be entitled to all intellectual property and other proprietary rights including, but not limited to, patents, copyrights, and trademarks, with regard to products, processes, inventions, ideas, knowhow, or documents and other materials which the Contractor has developed for WCH under the Contract and which bear a direct relation to or are produced or prepared or collected in consequence of, or during the course of, the performance of the Contract, and the Contractor acknowledges and agrees that such products, documents and other materials constitute works made for hire for the WCH.
To the extent that any such intellectual property or other proprietary rights consist of any intellectual property or other proprietary rights of the Contractor: (i) that pre-existed the performance by the Contractor of its obligations under the Contract, or (ii) that the Contractor may develop or acquire, or may have developed or acquired, independently of the performance of its obligations under the Contract, WCH does not and shall not claim any ownership interest thereto, and the Contractor grants to WCH a perpetual license to use such intellectual property or other proprietary right solely for the purposes of and in accordance with the requirements of the Contract.
Subject to the foregoing provisions, all maps, drawings, photographs, mosaics, plans, reports, estimates, recommendations, documents, and all other data compiled by or received by the Contractor under the Contract shall be the property of WCH, shall be made available for use or inspection by WCH at reasonable times and in reasonable places, shall be treated as confidential, and shall only be delivered to named WCH staff.
7. Child Safety:
This assignment will involve working with children. In this respect the bidding contractors need to be aware that:
Successful contractor’s references and background checks will be carried out in conformity with War Child UK’s Child Safeguarding Policy.**
Successful contractor will be required to sign a Child Safety Statement as a measure of their commitment to protect children, as well as to undertake Child Safeguarding training prior to beginning the consultancy (2 hours).
Successful contractor will be required to sign Child Media Waiver Consent Forms in all manner of participation of the children in the making of the videos
8. Required skills and experience:
Bachelor degree in communication, filmmaking or related areas.
At least 5 years of professional experience with a proven professional record in working in the field of filmmaking and communication; experience in working with child-focused organizations is an asset.
Fluency (written and spoken) in English and Arabic is required.
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
Demonstrated understanding of the Middle Eastern culture
To submit an application for this ToR, please include:
A brief (no more than three pages) application noting in particular alternative creative responses to the scenario details outlined in point 2, above.
A brief demo DVD or link to easily accessible online work samples.
CV for Consultant and associated team members (if team focused application)
Quotations will be evaluated on the following basis:
Compliance and understanding of the terms and conditions in this ToR.
Technical and artistic quality of the demo DVD submitted.
Price and value for money
Time effectiveness, in term of the time taken to mobilize, produce and complete post-production operations
11. Contractual Terms:
Type of Contract: Consultancy Agreement
Working Hours: It’s expected to be a full time (Sunday through Thursday- flexible hours)
Start date: ASAP
Work Location: Amman with possibility to travel within Jordan as required
Fees of the Services: All price quotations from all candidates are welcomed. We are expecting candidates will quote for daily rate rather than hourly rate. Potential candidates must provide a detailed 40 days work plan.
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply via email: Recruitment.JOR@warchild.org.uk quoting the title “Video Production” by 21 January 2017. Make sure to upload all the needed requirements in Para. 9 above.
Due to limited resources War Child HR, will contact only the shortlisted candidates.
Interviews will be held by the end of January 2017.
Any offer made post the interview will be conditional on receipt of 3 favourable written references, (from your most recent employer, any other previous employer and a character reference). War Child reserves the right to call the referees, in case clarification is required post the receipt of complete reference forms.
The successful applicant will be expected to undergo a Police check from a country of permanent residence, a medical check, be compliant and sign up to War Child’s Child Protection Policy prior to a final offer being made.