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Consultant (Cinematographer for SARVE Project) Job at ActionAid Nigeria

ActionAid is an anti-poverty agency that prioritises works with the poor and excluded; promoting values and commitment in civil society, institutions and Governments with the aim of achieving structural changes in order to eradicate injustices and poverty in the world. ActionAid Nigeria is an affiliate of ActionAid International, an International Non-Governmental organisation registered in The Netherlands with its headquarters in Johannesburg South Africa. ActionAid International works in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Consultant – Cinematographer for SARVE Project


  • ActionAid (AA) Nigeria is seeking the services of a professional Panorama Consultant to document the impact of the System and Structure Strengthening Approach against Radicalisation to Violent Extremism (SARVE) Project in Kogi State through a 7 – 10 minutes video documentary.
  • AA Nigeria is an affiliate of ActionAid International, which is a global alliance of organisations working towards achieving a world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys the right to a life with dignity. As a large and visible development organisation, we work in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and America. Our expertise lie in community-led approaches to development and working through partnerships with the poor and other grassroot organisations.

Project Overview: Goal(s) and Outcome(s)

  • The intervention is being primarily undertaken in four (4) communities of Ofuluku, and Okpapata in Igalamela/Odolu Local Government Area (LGA) and Aku/ Osaragada and Osara in Adavi LGA of Kogi State. The initiatives carried out so far towards the realisation of the vision of the project has been built on community resources and support for population groups to develop community structures and networks that has made genuine contributions to preventing radicalization and reducing violent conflict in the areas possible. The project seek to contributing to behavioural change as well as contributing to addressing issues that create conditions for radicalisation such as unemployment, out of school cases, poverty, livelihood challenge, exclusion and inequality.
  • As part of efforts towards supporting communities to build resilience against violent extremism, AAN in partnership with other relevant stakeholders to tackle radicalization and violent extremism in Nigeria but with a specific focus on Kogi State, through system and structure strengthening approach against radicalization to violent extremism.
  • The project “System Structure and Strengthening Approach against Radicalization to Violent Extremism project in Kogi State” aims to equip communities with sustainable ability, capacity and structures to utilize available resources to prevent radicalization, respond to, withstand and overcome impact of adverse violence extremism should it occur.

Population Groups

  • Youth: Youth who feel cheated by the society between ages 15 and 35 who are unemployed/Early married and/or out of school/Indigent. The project sees the emergence of Youths with improved capacity to analyse their vulnerability to radicalization, develop Action Plan for prevention, response and demonstrate leadership to mitigate them and are supported to address social, economic and educational gaps that have widened their vulnerability. Youth that are supported to become active agents of change, exerting positive influence on their peers
  • Women: Improved social and economic conditions of women towards reducing their vulnerability and impacting on the development of their children, hence transforming the women as positive agents of change. In achieving this, the project has enhanced women’s leadership in vulnerability analysis, risk reduction, resilience-building and influencing roles.
  • Community: Informed communities with effective Community Action and Response Teams (CARTs) that serves as Platform for Early Action. It is necessary to state that all the action at achieving this outcome are directed at strengthening community and local capacities for resilience in the face of radicalisation. The initiative has built the capacity of communities, Traditional/ Religious Leaders and other actors

Target audience/s:

  • The target audience for the stories of change panorama is the donor, general public in Nigeria and the Nigerian media. The stories of change should help the audience;
  • See that the SARVE project has contributed in building the consciousness of its target groups against drivers of Violent Extremism and radicalisation in Kogi State.
  • Believe that the SARVE project in Kogi state have contributed to changing attitudes towards radicalisation to violent extremism, with enhanced knowledge on signs and negatives consequences of VE.
  • Do compel the audience to tell the story of SARVE on social media and other platforms. The content should also help inspire the audience to take action by sharing the content as a best practice and inspire donors to want to support ActionAid further.

Tone and Style:
The video we are collecting for the SARVE project will tell the stories of Youths, women, girls and communities whose lives has been positively impacted by the project.

The interviews should:

  • Include some emotional reaction and/or personal reflection on the process that led to the result rather than just objective narration of technical details.
  • The documentary should tell a complete story by triangulating interviews of beneficiaries, community and state level stakeholders while focusing on the issues and stories of change.
  • Be filmed in the community environs
  • Be personal, conversational in tone (not formal, serious, or rigid)
  • Be largely accompanied by B-Roll footage that corresponds to what the interviewee is speaking about (i.e. limited ‘talking head’)


  • The video should not be heavily stylized but clear and simple in its filming and editing techniques.
  • There should be close-ups and reaction shots of different community members during any and all community activities (with a higher focus on women, children and youth, and people with disabilities)
  • There should be footage of the community’s daily life and environs incorporated into the video to add context.
  • Where state level stakeholders are interviewed, relevant B-roll footages relating to the context should be used.


  • The tone of the video should be light, not formal and rigid. It should be positive and upbeat. The video should be inspiring stories about people and the issues they confront and how the SARVE project has impacted their lives positively. Please note that it is not about ActionAid, hence the video should focus on people’s stories (with ActionAid perhaps playing a facilitating role).

Technical compatibility and deliverables:

  • All content should be shot in 16:9 aspect ratios. Standard Definition (SD) footage should be in PAL format, High Definition (HD) footage should be at 50i or 25p frame rates. If there are operational reasons for using any other format, please agree this in advance with ActionAid Nigeria’s Communications Unit.
  • 5.Rushes Consultant will make available to ActionAid Nigeria rushes and master tapes of this project as well as make all reasonable efforts to safeguard the rushes and tapes. In the event of loss of the tapes or damage to them, compensation by You to ActionAid will be limited to no more than a refund of the part of the fee already paid. All outputs for this production belong to ActionAid and cannot be used for commercial or any personal purpose.

Considering that the project focuses on three initiatives, the stories will be told from different angles for all initiatives. The footages from Kogi will showcase how the project has supported youth and women to build resilience to violent extremism.

At the completion of filming, the cinematographer will submit the following specific deliverables to ActionAid Nigeria:

  • 7 – 10 minutes panorama (showcasing stories and project overall impact).
  • A 3 minutes short clip on project impact.
  • A 90 seconds video highlighting the impact of the project (to be used for social media).

Please note: All videos and raw rushes/footages captured will be submitted on new external hard drive(s). The cost of hard drive(s) should be built into production cost.

Assignment Location and Timeline:

  • The assignment will require the consultant to visit selected communities for and attend selected project activities at the state (Kogi State) and national level to capture rushes. The assignment is expected to cover a two (2) month period. (October – November 2018) with a total number of 30 working days. Consultant will be paid based on the number of days worked.

Consent & Child Protection Policy:

  • It is essential that we are to be able to demonstrate that all contributors (non-ActionAid staff) have given informed consent for their names, images and stories to be used. Ideally this should be written consent. A sample consent forms, for individual and a group, are included with this TOR and a final consent form will provided by ActionAid prior to the first content-gathering trip.
  • If it is not possible to get written permission (e.g. the situation doesn’t allow, the contributor is not literate) please get a verbal consent on video camera – please include the explanation and request as well as the contributor’s consent.
  • If the contributor is under the age of 18, written or on-camera verbal consent must be provided by a parent or legal guardian.
  • If written or video consent is not given by the contributors and handed over to ActionAid, we will be unable to use the case study.

Child Protection Policy
The following guidelines are in line with our Child Protection policy:

  • We should also never disclose personal details, email, postal address and telephone numbers other than if these details have been knowingly and openly provided by the child themselves (See section on Consent Form) and the child is aware that these will be provided with the images.
  • Filming a child should always be a positive experience for them, providing a potential for learning and enjoyment.
  • Never photograph a child with the intent to shame, humiliate or degrade them, or perpetrate any form of emotional abuse.
  • Children should never be depicted in erotic, seductive, provocative poses or context (even if illustrating trafficking of girls, for instance).
  • Ensure that all children represented in images are suitably dressed. We should never use images of nude children, children that appear to be wearing no clothes or children in transparent clothes. We should also never blur nude areas or use props to cover areas that are not clothed.
  • Try to show children in their context, showing the reality of their lives, the environments in which they live and the circumstances that make them vulnerable.
  • Where possible, show children as active and resourceful. Where relevant, include families, parents or carers.
  • Where possible, show how ActionAid works with children, rather than showing them as alone and vulnerable.
  • When filming a child, the child’s best interests should always be the primary consideration.
  • The caption of an image of a child should never include the child’s full name (Exception: Child Sponsorship material targeted directly to child sponsors.).

Reporting Lines:

  • The consultant will work, be accountable directly to ActionAid Nigeria’s Communications Coordinator and Programme Manager, Humanitarian & Resilience.

Terms of Payment

  • He/She shall be responsible for his/her tax and other statutory obligations. ActionAid shall however deduct the statutory 5% With Holding Tax (WHT) and remit to relevant authority. The Consultant should provide AAN his/her Tax Identification Number (TIN) for the purposes of remittance.
  • Availability:
  • The Consultant will support AAN as agreed in this contract and as subsequently agreed between S(he) and Head of Programmes or any other person authorised to negotiate with him/her on behalf of the organisation. S(he) is therefore to indicate availability within specified timeframe stated in this ToR.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified companies/consultants are invited to apply by sending a CV detailing competencies, links to sample of past works, the execution plan, and any other relevant information, demonstrating skill and experience in this area. to: and cc; with the subject line “SARVE Panorama”
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Application Deadline 15th September, 2018.



  • Applicants should include invoice detailing daily rate. For field visit, please note that ActionAid will cover the cost of accommodation, per diem (feeding) and transportation.
  • The selected Cinematographer will sign a contract with AAN and is responsible for acquiring other relevant tools needed for the task
  • Only awarded contractor will be contacted.

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