Audio-visual documentary production - Christian Aid

from Christian Aid
Closing date: 21 Apr 2018

Consultancy: Production of audio-visual documentary Type of Contract: Short-term consultancy

Background and Contextual Understanding Collective Action for Adolescent Girls Initiative (CAAGI) is a Christian Aid funded programme that aims to improve significantly the choices and opportunities available for adolescent girls in Northern Nigeria to live productive and meaningful lives. Implemented in Kaduna state in partnership with Gender Awareness Trust (GAT) and Development and Peace Initiative (DPI), it seeks to change individual and societal behaviours, attitudes and perceptions that hamper the opportunities of girls, by using the strong influence of religion - through religious leaders as enablers to facilitate this change. CAAGI is focused on addressing practices around early marriage, lack of access to education and economic empowerment for adolescent girls.

Key stakeholders involved in this initiative are religious leaders of the two majorly practiced religions in Nigeria – Islam and Christianity –, parents of adolescent girls, traditional leaders and adolescent girls themselves. It seeks to achieve its aim by supporting faith actors and faith based institutions at community, state and national levels as appropriate to take action around those issues. Equally important are policy makers at community, state and national levels who can facilitate change through key policies such as the passing of the Child Rights Act in Kaduna state that will strengthen the drive to improve the choices of girls. The project’s outcome is seen in behavioural changes as well as a shift in cultural practices that re-enforce gender discrimination/inequality.

Purpose of the consultancy The purpose of the consultancy is to demonstrate the impact of the project on the lives of adolescent girls and communities at large using audio-visual evidence in the form of a documentary.

Specific objectives of the consultancy 

  1. To produce an audio-visual case study (human interest) to showcase tangible evidence of the success of the project and its strategy in addressing the issues of early marriage, lack of access to education and economic empowerment. This documentary will be used for project evaluation purposes. 
  2. To capture how the issues of early marriage, lack of access to education and economic empowerment adversely affect adolescent girls’ development and the larger society as a result. 
  3. To produce a resource for advocacy and social dialogue around the aforementioned issues that will be used to influence actions and policies on these issues faced by adolescent girls across Northern Nigeria.


  1. A final 10-minute audio-visual documentary/case study (with English captions/subtitles) showcasing: a. The success of the project’s strategies in addressing the issues of early marriage, lack of access to education and economic empowerment by demonstrating tangible impact/change. b. The ‘how’ the project’s strategies impacted on the lives of adolescent girls c. The effects of these issues on adolescent girls’ development and the larger society as a result.

  2. 4 shorter version of the documentary- maximum duration 2-minute (with English captions/subtitles) for use in various social media platforms.

  3. Raw audio-visual recording of activities and interviews from the field.

  4. Still photos of project participants and interviews demonstrating how the project has led to an improvement in their lives/situations. These pictures will be well captioned/labelled.

  5. Transcript of interviews.

  6. Create an original theme/background music specifically for this documentary.

  7. Provide hard drive with all content gathered during the field visits.

Methodology The consultant is expected to gather footage of project activities to capture the story and importance. You will speak to project participants to showcase behavioural changes and impact in their lives and the community. This will entail gathering content of selected individuals after they have participated in a CAAGI activity. A rapid desk review using project documents will be important to informing your final script.

Consultant competencies Christian Aid is seeking a professional, experienced and already established photo and video production outfit or individual with experience in documentary production. The outfit/individual should also have experience in documenting case studies using these formats. Sound knowledge of the Kaduna context and ability to communicate in the local language is essential. It is desirable if the outfit/individual is based in Kaduna state.

Budget and terms of engagement  Christian Aid will cover only the cost of local travel within Kaduna state to all locations for the agreed number of days. 

All production costs incurred will be covered from the consultancy fee. 

10% withholding tax will be deducted at source from the total cost of the consultancy fee for a firm, and 5% for an individual. 

60% of the consultancy fee will be paid when the contract is signed, and the balance paid on final satisfactory performance.

How to apply:

Interested groups and individuals should submit a proposal to email: with ‘CAAGI Documentary’ as the subject of the mail on or before the deadline; 11.59pm on Saturday, 21st April, 2018.

The proposal should include the following:

  • Sample of previous work and if available, include links to previous work or reviews of previous work relevant to this job
  • Proposed creative concept for implementing this work, including a storyboard, work plan and budget.

The selected consultant may be required to commence work as early as the week of 30th April 2018.