PRODUCTION OF BOOKLET AND VIDEO DOCUDRAMA Under Creating Spaces to Take Actions on Violence Against Women and Girls (CS)

Oxfam in Nepal

Oxfam has been working in Nepal since the early 1980s undertaking various development initiatives addressing the poverty and injustice faced by women and other socially and economically excluded groups. The level of Oxfam's engagement increased substantially after restoration of democracy in 1990 as it became easier for civil society to work in the new political environment. Over the years, Oxfam has worked in partnership with local civil society organisations and the government to promote rural livelihoods, and vulnerable communities' resilience to climatic shocks and disasters. It has also significantly contributed to empowering community people, especially women, to; negotiate with people in power, influence decision making processes, claim rights and essential services to which they are entitled, demand accountability on the part of duty bearers and engage larger masses in advocacy efforts. Oxfam also worked closely with UNHCR in providing assistance to Bhutanese refugees during the 1990s. Oxfam and its long term programme partners believe that the underlying structural causes and drivers of poverty must be addressed if improvements in peoples's lives are to be broad and lasting. Poverty is not one-dimensional; nor is it purely local in its causes and solutions. Therefore, Oxfam's work addresses not only material and technical change, but also the related economic, social, institutional and policy changes which are necessary to end poverty and achieve development and wellbeing. The Oxfam Nepal Vision is: The people of Nepal are empowered and work together to attain a life of dignity with justice and equal rights for all. The Overall Nepal Programme Goal is: to improve the well being of vulnerable people through strengthening their participation in development and governance processes and reducing poverty and suffering.

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Terms of Reference (ToR)

PRODUCTION OF BOOKLET AND VIDEO DOCUDRAMA 

Under Creating Spaces to Take Actions on Violence Against Women and Girls (CS)


Proposal Submission Deadline : 22 November 2020 before 5 PM


SUMMARY OF THE TERMS OF REFERENCE

Oxfam is seeking qualified and experienced consultant(s) to collect develop a booklet and a video docudrama under Creating Spaces project of Oxfam. Creating Spaces to take action on violence against women and girls (CS) Project is being implemented since July 2016. The consultancy will follow visits to all project districts (Banke, Dailekh, Rautahat and Baitadi) and record the success story in the form of video docudrama and booklet.

The consultant(s) team should consist of members who are experienced in video documentary, case story collection (book) and understands the issues of gender and social injustice mainly violence against women and girls (VAWGs), child, early and forced marriage, child protection, women empowerment etc. The total length of the assignment is expected to be 2 months (including field visits, travel days and table work)

Please send technical and financial proposal to consultancy_nepal@oxfam.org.uk by 22nd November 2020 with the subject line Booklet and video docudrama – Creating Spaces. Selection will be based on the technical competence of the proposal, expertise of the team members and competence of the team leader.


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BACKGROUND

Oxfam is an international confederation of 20 affiliates working in over 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. Oxfam has been working in Nepal since the early 1980s undertaking various development initiatives addressing the poverty and injustice faced by the population, especially women and other socially and economically excluded groups. Oxfam in Nepal aims to support the process of development by complementing the government's works.

Currently Oxfam has three thematic areas:

These three thematic areas implement various projects in their specific themes. The Gender Justice Thematic area has been implementing a five-year project “Creating Spaces to take Action on Violence Against Women and Girls’ since July 2016. Under this context, Oxfam in Nepal intends to compile a docudrama and booklet on the approaches and achievements of CS project.

PROJECT BACKGROUND:

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) in Nepal is high and the prevalence is taking a huge toll on families and on economies and productivity. The widespread prevalence of VAWG is particularly acute when it comes to child, early and forced marriages, domestic violence, trafficking in women and girls, etc. Despite considerable progress in establishing policies and programs, implementation has been slow. This gap is largely the result of deeply entrenched cultural values, attitudes and practices that are rooted in gender stereotypes and discrimination that continue to be used to justify the violence and exploitation of women and girls.

In response, Oxfam has developed a long-term vision for addressing violence against women and girls (VAWG) including the prevalence of early and forced marriage, through coordinated prevention and response initiatives. The CS project builds on the compelling global evidence on combating violence against women and girls which demonstrates that the most effective strategies involve engaging a broad range of social actors as well as institutional and political leaders in efforts to reduce the social acceptance of gender-based violence and related practices. And more importantly, it embraces the core values of national policies and strategies developed to address VAWG and child marriage in its aim to reduce VAWG and child, early and forced marriage.

The overall project framework revolves around three pillars:

Ø  Pillar 1 – Prevention: Engaging key community actors to support and promote positive gender norms: Strategies and activities for this program pillar target three groups, influencers (religious and community leaders, political leaders, and private sector), youth/adolescents and women and girl community leaders, with the desired outcome of strengthening their engagement to advance women’s leadership and rights, and to reduce VAWG and CEFM.

Ø  Pillar 2 – Response:  Supporting women and girls who have experienced violence: Strategies and activities in this pillar target women and girls who have experienced violence, including CEFM, along with staff of key institutions (civil society organisations (CSOs), especially women’s rights organisations (WROs), state and private sector) that offer either social and legal support services or economic opportunities, with the desired outcome of improving access by these women and girls to such services.

Ø  Pillar 3 – Sustainability: Building knowledge and capacity of institutions and alliances to influence change: Strategies and activities in this pillar target supporting capacity development of partner CSOs, especially WROs, and supporting national and regional, networks and alliances.  The desired outcome is to support increased use of innovative knowledge, including best and emerging practice for response, prevention, and accountability mechanisms, to end VAWG and CEFM.

 

Funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), and implemented by Oxfam together with partner organisations, Creating Spaces project is planned for implementation over a period of 5 years (July 2016-August 2021. It is implemented in 6 countries including Nepal. The aim of the project is to reduce violence against women and girls and child, early and forced marriage in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan and Philippines.

The major objectives expected by the project by its end are:

  •  Strengthened engagement of key religious, community, private sector and political actors and youth in advancing women's leadership. women's rights and in reducing violence against women   
  • Greater access to support services and economic opportunities for women and girls affected by violence and child, early and forced marriage             
  •  Increased use of innovative knowledge, including best and emerging practice, and accountability systems to end violence against women and girls


OBJECTIVES:

This ToR is for a consultant/s to document booklet on Community Discussion Centre (CDC) and Interactive Forum Theatre (IFT) approaches that Oxfam in Nepal is widely using for different projects and so in CS project. The ToR also guides consultant/s to compile video docudrama with representative case/success stories focusing on the impact and achievement of CS project. That will comprise of the peoples’ story who have been mobilised through CDC, child club and interactive forum theatre under CS project.

Both the products will be in Nepali and English languages. The docudrama will be developed in the form of videos/DVDs. The products will be widely circulated among beneficiaries, implementing partners, concerned stakeholders and used as advocacy tools at community, province and federal levels.

Specific objectives:


SCOPE OF WORK

  • The consultant/s will gain an insight about the activities about the project, objectives, partners and working areas by going through project proposal, reports and performance framework
  • Oxfam GSJ/CS Technical Coordinators will support to the consultant to create linkages with implementing partners at districts and Kathmandu
  •  The consultant will finalise everything related to the task in consultation with Oxfam’s GSJ TCs
  • The consultant will submit detail plan of the review and visit, to Oxfam after consulting with CS partners in respective project districts


GENDER CONSIDERATIONS


The consultant/s will acknowledge its own bias and identify the human and social components of the tasks. Define a conceptual framework reflecting men’s and women’s experiences and avoid male bias, prejudices and double standards. Develop a gender sensitive methodology and build a gender balanced team. The consultant/s will use gender sensitive language during the process of docudrama and booklet production.

ETHICS AND RISKS

Ensure that the language used is culturally appropriate and respectful of participants interviewed. We will do our utmost to ensure the work is conducted in a space that is socially acceptable for participants and where they feel free to speak. Consultant/s will be qualified and trained for this particular nature of work.

Consent will be sought from participants before interviews and information collection. This means participants will be informed on why they are providing information, understand it, will be free to decide whether to participate or not (without inducement). The potential participant will be informed of her/his right not to participate in the process of the task. The interviews will be conducted in private in a non-judgemental manner. Confidentiality of the information given by the informant will be ensured. Names and addresses of the informants will not be disclosed in any publications/ reports or presentations without consent. Participants will be informed what the products will be used for.

The global pandemic COVID-19 has not been eradicated. So, the conditions/situation of post-lock down period will be adhered by the consultant/s. A proper plan to mitigate the current and possible future situation will be analysed and submitted along with the proposal. 


DELIVERABLES

  1. The Consultant(s) will submit a draft script of 30-minute informative docudrama in Nepali and English focusing on the impact of child marriage on poor health outcomes of girls and women including case studies and representative case/success stories focusing on the impact and achievement of CS project.
  2. The Consultant/s will submit well-edited (finalised) 30-minute informative docudrama in Nepali and English after incorporating feedback from Oxfam in draft script focusing on the impact of child marriage on poor health outcomes of girls and women including case studies and representative case/success stories focusing on the impact and achievement of CS project.
  3. The Consultant(s) will prepare and submit a draft of booklet consisting 30 pages (5 stories each from 4 CS districts) in length. The booklet will compile the modality and achievement of CS project’s main approaches -Community Discussion Centres (CDC), Interactive Forum Theatre (IFT) and radio magazine.
  4. The Consultant(s) will prepare and submit a well-edited (finalised) booklet after incorporating feedback from Oxfam consisting 30 pages (5 stories each from 4 CS districts) in length. The booklet will compile the modality and achievement of CS project’s main approaches, Community Discussion Centres (CDC), Interactive Forum Theatre (IFT) and radio magazine.

  •       100 copies of DVD (docudrama) including master copy in Nepali and English

  •       100 copies of booklet in Nepali

  •        50 copies of booklet in English

  •        Report

  •        Photographs and other evidences

  •        Time sheets of all team members


COMPETENCIES

Sound knowledge of video documentation and production and good track record of similar work in the past

Proven experience of story collection through video and high-quality filming and documentation skills

Past experiences on compiling success stories of similar issues

Proven experience of community level data gathering through video filming

Good understanding of CEFM, VAWG, women, children and gender issues

Good facilitation and interpretation skills

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LOCATION 

The location of the video documentary and case story collection will be in Dailekh, Banke, Baitadi and Rautahat. CS Partner in respective district will plan the timing for the task in mutual coordination with other Partners, Oxfam and consultant.  Hence, the consultant is expected to be flexible as determined by the Oxfam and partnersProject staff from Oxfam and partner organisation will support and accompany where necessary.  

SELECTION CRITERIA 

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REPORTING LINE MANAGER

This work is to be delivered to the Creating Spaces Technical Coordinators and overseen by the Thematic Lead of Gender Justice and Head of Programs.  


DURATION

The estimated input of the consultant(s) is 60 days. The assignment is expected to start from 1 December 2020.


BUDGET

The cost comprises costs of consultancy, DSA and travel and a joint meeting with all CS partners. 

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Terms of Payment

The consultant will be paid in two instalments - 1st instalment (20%) will be provided after signing the agreement. Likewise, final instalment (80%) will be provided to the consultant after the completion of all review and monitoring field visits, training and report submission.


DOCUMENTS FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

Technical proposal (during proposal submission)

Financial proposal showing taxes (during proposal submission)

Roles and responsibilities of each team member with time allocation (during proposal submission)

VAT registration certificate (during proposal submission)

Tax clearance certificate 2076/77 (during proposal submission)

References of previous clients (during proposal submission)

Detailed work plan – agreed by consultant and hiring manager (during agreement)

Detailed budget sheet with breakdown – agreed by consultant and hiring manager (during agreement)

Actual invoices to claim for expenses as per mentioned in the contract (during final submission)

Agreed time sheet of all involved consultants upon completion of project – signed by consultants and hiring manager (during final submission)


Response


The Consulting VAT Registered Firm should submit the proposal to Oxfam by 22 November 2020 before 5 pm via mail to consultancy_nepal@oxfam.org.uk, clearly mentioning the title of assignment in the email subject line and not exceeding 15 MB.


CONFIDENTIALITY/ NON-DISCLOSER

All material issued in connection with this ToR shall remain the property of Oxfam and shall be used only for the purpose of this procurement exercise. All information provided shall be either returned to Oxfam or securely destroyed by unsuccessful applicants at the conclusion of the procurement exercise.

During the performance of the assignment or at any time after expiry or termination of the Agreement, the Consultant shall not disclose to any person or otherwise make use of any confidential information which s/he has obtained or may in the course of this agreement relating to partner organisation/Oxfam, the respondents or otherwise.

The consultant will be required to sign a non-disclosure / confidentiality agreement as part of their undertaking of this work.


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, COPYRIGHT AND OWNERSHIP OF THE MANUALThe Consultant shall retain all rights to pre-existing (background) intellectual property or materials used by the Consultant in the delivery of this training. All arising intellectual property, ideas, materials, processes or processes formed in contemplation, course of, or as result of this training shall be passed to Oxfam without restriction.

Copyright of all arising documents, data, information or reports produced by the Consultant under this agreement shall belong to Oxfam and will be passed to Oxfam without restriction. Such documents, data, information and reports shall not be used by the Consultant for any other purpose other than in conjunction with this assignment, without the express written permission of Oxfam.

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Category Consulting & Professional Services
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Posted Date 13 Nov, 2020
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