Monday, February 8, 2016


“Red een Kind and ROCS are searching for a consultant /communications company to produce a video documentary on the project entitled” Community Education: the ENGINE for Sustainable Development,
1.    Introduction
Red een Kind (Help a Child Foundation) is an international development organization based in the Netherlands, active in Zambia since 2008 partnering with local civil society organizations. Reformed Open Community Schools (ROCS) is an initiative of the Reformed Church in Zambia with a mission to increase literacy levels among orphans and vulnerable children through promotion of quality basic education and livelihood improvement opportunities in partnership with community schools in Zambia
Red een Kind and ROCS are searching for a consultant/communications company with expertise in film and documentary production to produce a video documentary on its  project entitled ” Community Education: the ENGINE for Sustainable Development (In short ‘project ENGINE’) in order to share the impact, good practices and lessons learned.
Project Background
Red een Kind and Reformed Open Community Schools (ROCS) are implementing a project entitled ‘Community Education: the ENGINE for Sustainable Development’ or in short ‘ENGINE’. This is a EuropAid funded project focusing on improving access and quality of Education in Community schools in Zambia. The project has been running since 2013 and will end in June 2016.
The project is implemented in 30 Community schools in Chama and Mafinga districts, (Muchinga Province).
The objective of the Engine project is improving access to quality education and empowering communities to mobilize additional resources.
The intervention aimed at building the capacity of 30 Community Schools to take a leading role in their communities and to provide quality services in response to education and sustainable livelihoods.
To achieve this the project has the following 4 sub objectives (Result areas):
  • Enhanced capacity of ROCS to provide quality support to community schools and communities;
  • Strengthened capacities of 300 members of 30 Parent Community School Committees to organize and manage Community Schools and to take a leading role in their communities;
  • Enhanced capacity of 120 teachers of Community Schools to provide quality educational services to around 6,000 school aged children (many of whom are OVC);
  • 30 Communities have the capacities and (financial) possibilities to improve their socio-economic livelihood in a sustainable way.
2. Documentary specification
Red een Kind and ROCS would like to produce a documentary of the project in order to share the impact, good practices and lessons learned of the above described project
The end product:
A professionally made dvd of max 10-15 minutes, that showcase the impact of activities within target community schools, capturing the good practices and lessons learned identified the project evaluation and stories from key stakeholders including learners, teachers, Parents Community Schools Committees, Children councils, Solidary Groups and District Education Officers. (Minimum of 30 copies of the DVD with cover)
Incorporating graphics or animated sentences for the video to look more presentable would be an added advantage.
3. Responsibilities of the consultant
The consultant will work in close coordination with Red een Kind and ROCS to accomplish the following tasks
  • To hold preparation discussion with Red een Kind and ROS team about the project and preparation of the videos
  • To prepare script/storyboard and narration for the video (for feedback by Rek and ROCS)
  • To capture video footage (with logistical support from the project team)
  • To record narration and prepare background music for the video
  • Include English subtitles were needed
  • To summit draft documentary for final feedback or Red een Kind and ROCS
  • To finalize video according to feedback given
  • To produce a minimum of 30 copies of DVD with cover
ReK/ROCS will provide the consultant with all relevant project documentation, regular feedback, and provide the logistical support during the field visit for the filming of the video footage. Transport and accommodation for the consultant during this visit will be taken care of by the project.
4.Time Frame
  • Submission of Proposals ,Deadline: Febr 22nd 2016
  • Award and signing of contract,Deadline: March 4th 2016
  • Detailed plan and documentary outline/script by the consultant (for feedback ReK/ROCS),Deadline April 8th 2016
  • Filming and editing of the documentary, April/May 2016
  • Delivery of sample of the documentary for feedback, Deadline: May 23rd 2016
  • Delivery of the final set of DVD’s, Deadline: June 10th 2016
5. Application process
We invite interested consultants/companies to submit the following application documents to the Director ROCS: and copy to:  or delivered to ROCS office, Mwaleshi road, Plot number 3695, Olympia Park, Lusaka
  • Expression of interest
  • A proposed activities schedule/work plan with time frame;
  • Personal CVs of technical personnel proposed for this project highlighting qualifications and  experience in similar projects;
  • contact details of 2-3 referral people;
  • One or more recent examples of similar work done by the applicant;
  • Financial proposal
The deadline for submission is February 22nd 2016


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