Life Steps Project is a two year project aimed at reducing the incidence of early and forced marriages, and ensuring an enabling environment where boys and girls are able to fulfil their rights in Zamfara, Jigawa, and Katsina states, all in Northern Nigeria. The project is being implemented in 18 communities in 9 local government areas equally spread across the three states mentioned earlier. Funds for the project have been provided by Global Affairs Canada, managed by Save the Children International, and implemented by indigenous Civil Society Organizations in the three states
The Lifesteps Project is a Global Affairs Canada [GAC] funded project with the overall goal of giving boys and girls opportunities to achieve their full potential by addressing their developmental needs through gender-transformative approaches, using a three pillar model of participation, protection and empowerment. It is a two and a half year project being implemented in 9 LGAs across 18 communities in three states; Zamfara, Jigawa and Katsina. The project is managed by Save the Children and implemented by 6 indigenous Civil Society Organisations. The Lifesteps Project uses a proven community-based approach and builds the capacity of the indigenous organizations to enhance effective service delivery across all communities.
The project is expected to have a total direct reach of 46,720 and an indirect reach of 96,274 boys, girls, men and women through a variety of activities including school enrolment, child friendly safe spaces, vocational skills training, provision of birth certificates, community sensitization and awareness campaigns on education and child protection.
The end of project video will be a tool for capturing outcomes, challenges, and lessons learnt for the benefit of SCI, and present/ potential donors. It can also be used as an advocacy tool to policy makers, or as a reference material for organizations implementing similar projects or planning to do so.
Specific objective of the assignment is to research, film and produce a creative and engaging documentary film showcasing the scope of work of the Lifesteps Project in the three implementing states: Specifically, the documentary will:
- Showcase the experiences of children, especially girls who have benefitted from the project as well as indirect impact the project has had on their immediate families.
- Detail various strategies the project adopted and their specific outcomes on beneficiaries.
- Demonstrate the socio- cultural challenges encountered by girls in the communities
- Provide evidence of success or otherwise and at the same time, capture opinions of community members on the project
- Document government efforts and plans for taking on or sustaining gains made on the project.
- Sample opinion of community members and beneficiaries on what can be done differently
- Donors, partner organizations and Policy Makers
- Pre-testing is an important step which helps to ensure that the strategy adopted will produce expected results for improving social well-being in the targeted states. The videos, their messages, the methods of dissemination and channels to deliver the messages will be pre-tested in one community of the Lifesteps supported state. They would be pre-tested in Hausa and would be done among different groups of audiences, comments received from the pre-test group will be inputted into the final videos before dissemination commences.
The video contents will be divided into various spots, based on the initiatives/ strategies adopted by the project. It is assumed that community members and direct beneficiaries will prefer to speak in the local dialect (Hausa), the Consultant will provide subtitles in English to ensure non-Hausa speaking audiences are able to understand and comprehend. In the event that respondents speak in English, subtitles will be provided in Hausa.
Camera and selection requirements:
- NTSC 1080p 23.98fps 1/48 shutter
- 2-camera’s per interview, if possible (if not possible, alternative is to move camera mid-interview and avoid subject looking directly at camera when speaking)
- Professional audio package, boom mic on boom pole [or smaller lapel mic placed interviewees]
- Interviews filmed in natural light diffused with a silk or reflector for soft light on face
- All potential Consultants are to submit a sample of their work [could be posted to YouTube or ftp]
- Documentary script
- Production and post-production schedule
- A photography collage from the filming and production on DVD for electronic and digital/web usage
- Two versions of the video documentary to be produced, a 10 – 15 minute documentary, and a shorter version of between 2 – 5 minutes that can be posted online. Drafts will be submitted for comments by SCI team before finalizing.
- Raw rushes on an external drive
- Pre-test results
- Final approved video(s)
Vacancy ends on July 31, 2017