Terms of Reference
Deadline:7 January 2021
Title: Development of animated videos on the open government approach, a culture of governance based on innovative and sustainable policies and practices inspired by the principles of Transparency, Accountability, and Participation that fosters democracy and inclusive growth.
1.0 Background and introduction
The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) is a premier public interest environmental law organization based in Zimbabwe that seeks to promote environmental justice, sustainable and equitable use of natural resources, democracy and good governance in the natural resources and environment sector. The organisation seeks to engage a Consultant who will develop animated videos. These will be utilised as a resource for civil society, community-based organizations and other stakeholders that seek to use the open government approach to advocate for reforms in the extractive sector and build support for open government reforms.
The animated videos should provide guidance on the values and principles of the open government approach. How civil society and community-based organizations can advocate for reforms using the open government approach in the extractives sector.
Evidence shows that increasing transparency, accountability and public engagement in the extractive sector contracts is a powerful way to craft better public deals, improve public services, deter fraud and corruption, build trust and promote a more competitive business environment
2.0 Main Objective of the Consultancy
The key objective of the consultancy is to produce animated videos that portray how Open government reforms have the potential to improve the governance and performance of democracy, equality, public services and improve the standard of living for communities. It empowers citizens, community organizations, civil society and other groups to take collective action to achieve social- economic outcomes.
- Specific Terms of Reference
Development of animated videos on the open government approach, a culture of governance based on innovative and sustainable policies and practices inspired by the principles of Transparency, Accountability, and Participation that fosters democracy and inclusive growth.
4.0 Key Deliverables and timelines
Working closely with ZELA’s Media and Communications Officer with support from the Publish What You Pay-Zimbabwe Coordinator, the following deliverables will be expected from the Consultant within two weeks of engagement:
- A schedule of the entire process, indicating timelines for development, production, post-production and packaging of the animated videos.
- A narration script developed to guide the production of the videos.
4.1 Final product
The Consultant will be expected to produce animated videos packaged and delivered in the following formats:
- High resolution electronic storage format
- Web size format for uploading to online media such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook
- Mobile size format specifically for mobile applications like WhatsApp.
Suitable applicants should have the following
- A Bachelor’s degree in Film/Video Production, Communications, Journalism, Television Production, Media Arts or related area
- At least three (3) years’ experience in producing documentaries/animated videos,
Interested candidates must submit their expression of interest together with the budget including previous work for reference purposes. The aforementioned should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 7th of January 2021 before 5pm Central African Time. No documents shall be received or entertained after the due date and time. The title of the consultancy should be clearly stated in the email subject.