Thursday, February 25, 2016

Video production consultancy for the AgriProFocus Dairy Learning Labs

Scope of Work: Video production consultancy for the AgriProFocus Dairy Learning Labs.
1. Background
AgriProFocus Zambia is a network that promotes farmer entrepreneurship in Zambia and it has country networks in 12 countries in Africa, and in Indonesia. Dairy is an emerging topic in the AgriProFocus network. The agenda for 2016 includes business events for the dairy sector in Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Zambia. AgriProFocus and partners also promote practical training in the dairy sector known as the Dairy Learning Lab which is a network approach to boost the skills of dairy professionals and dairy farmers. AgriProFocus Zambia, with support from its members PUM Netherlands Senior Experts, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and the Dairy Association of Zambia will be hosting 3 Dairy Learning Labs in 2016 in Monze, Lusaka and Luanshya. The Dairy Labs are practical training sessions on specific topics which include; feeding, water harvesting, cow health, artificial insemination and dairy economics. The objective of the Dairy Learning Labs are for participants to; update their knowledge on specific dairy topics, improve participants skills in handling dairy cows, and grow their network of professionals in the dairy sector.
2. Objectives
The objective of this assignment is to develop 3 learning video documentaries which showcases the Dairy Learning Labs in the following towns; Monze – 15th to 16th March, 2016 on Feeding and Water Harvesting Techniques Lusaka – 21st and 22nd March, 2016 on Dairy Economics Luanshya – 23rd and 24th March, 2016 on Cow Health and Artificial Insemination. Each video should be 1 hour.
3. Activity
This activity aims at developing 3 video documentaries which can be used for training of farmers without the Expert. The video will be disseminated through the AgriProFocus online platform, AgriProFocus YouTube channel and via partners in the network (SNV, PUM, Dairy Association of Zambia) using their websites, newsletters, etc. In achieving this objective, the Consultant will use the following methodology;
  1. Inception meeting with AgriProFocus Zambia, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Dairy Association of Zambia and PUM Netherlands Senior Experts gain better understanding of the objective.
  2. Develop a script for the 3 video documentaries for the approval by the consortium The video’s will follow the structure of the Dairy Learning Lab and must highlight the following:
  3. Introduction to the Dairy Learning Labs by AgriProFocus Coordinator
  4. Training sessions facilitated by the PUM Expert
  5. Field visits to cooperatives/farms
  6. Interview with representatives from SNV and the Dairy Association of Zambia on their involvement in the Dairy Learning Labs.
  7. Feedback from 2 active participants on what they have learned and will be implementing. Upon completion of the assignment, the Consultant must;
  8. Edit and present first drafts of 3 one hour video documentaries, which will be reviewed by AgriProFocus and its partners.
  9. Produce and provide 3 final 1 hour video documentaries after comments/suggestions made by AgriProFocus and partners. The video documentary must be a training video that can easily be used even without the PUM Expert. The Consultant will have the responsibility of ensuring high quality video and sound standards are met.
Target group: Farmers/farmer organisations/cooperatives Participants in the activity: AgriProFocus, Dairy Association of Zambia, SNV. Location of activity: Lusaka, Copperbelt and Southern provinces
4. Deliverables
  • 1 meeting AgriProFocus by 10th March, 2016.
  • 1 script developed for the 1 hour training videos by 14th March, 2016
  • All interviews conducted with PUM, DAZ, SNV and farmers 25th March, 2016 3 draft video documentaries produced by 30th March, 2016.
  • 1 final 10 minute video documentary produced by 4th April, 2016.
Please note that some dates are subject to change. If this is the case, the consultant will be informed in adequate time to adapt his/her schedule.
5. Reporting line
The consultant will report to the AgriProFocus Coordinator.
6. Payment Terms
Payment will be done based on deliverables, 100% satisfactory completion. The payment will be made after the quality of work done has been approved by AgriProFocus Zambia, and after AgriProFocus Zambia has been invoiced.
  • 25% advance payment –operational costs only
  • 25% after first draft video documentary
  • 50% final payment after satisfactory completion of the video documentary
7. Level of Effort
A maximum number of days for the following activities can be claimed to complete the work: 10 days
8. Timeframe
All assignment must be completed latest by 7th April, 2016.
9. Qualifications and Submission Requirements for Consultant
  • A degree in mass communication (broadcasting) or other relevant mass communication qualification.
  • Experience in video editing, script writing, interviewing, and producing documentaries.
  • Familiarity with poultry or the agriculture sector in Zambia
  • Fluent in speaking, reading, and writing English;
  • Good communication, relational and computer literacy skills.
10. Documentation required
  • His/her CV
  • One sample of previous work similar to the proposed assignment
  • A work plan with a clear methodology and detailed timeframe
  • A price quotation Interested
How to Apply
Candidates should request for bidding documents from Technical and Financial Proposals should be sent to and in copy
Closing date for receiving applications is 4th March 2016 at 14:00hrs.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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