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Title: Request for Quotation (RFQ) – Provision of Video Production and Photography Services for UNMAS Nigeria
Northeast Nigeria is facing a problem of weapons and explosive hazard contamination as a result of protracted conflict. The presence of explosive remnants of war (ERW), improvised explosive devices (IED) and landmines of an improvised nature, poses a serious threat to civilians as well as to United Nations and humanitarian personnel operating in the north-east of the country.
UNMAS deployed to Nigeria in April 2017 to conduct an Explosive Threat Scoping mission to Nigeria which resulted in the recommendation of the establishment of a humanitarian mine action coordination and support capacity in Maiduguri and immediate provision as appropriate, technical response to the explosive contamination impacting the humanitarian crisis in the north east. In addition, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) for Division 7 of the Nigerian Army made a request through the Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in December 2017, to have UNMAS presence in the north east. The GOC highlighted the negative implications of the explosive threat including Improvised Explosive Devices and Unexploded Ordnance on IDP return, livelihoods and return to normalcy in northeast Nigeria.
In 2018 UNMAS established a permanent presence to implement a mine action programme in Nigeria to:
- Improve the protection of civilians and facilitate humanitarian assistance;
- Enhance national capacity to mitigate explosive threats and enable compliance with international treaty obligations;
- Reduce the explosive threat to United Nations personnel and humanitarian workers.
The UNMAS Nigeria Programme takes a strategic, multi-year comprehensive approach for protection of civilians and humanitarian actors through humanitarian mine action in north-east Nigeria, supported by multi-donor contributions. This approach encompasses a range of responses, including EORE and Conflict Prevention and Preparedness (CPP)
Under Japanese funding, UNMAS is currently implementing projects in Maiduguri, Jere LGA and in Gwoza town, Gwoza LGA. The activities relate specifically to protecting civilians and humanitarian actors in north-east Nigeria from the threat of explosive ordnance, and are supporting the advancement of two outcomes: (1) National and local entities mitigate the explosive threat in north-east Nigeria; and (2) The immediate threat posed by explosive ordnance to civilians and humanitarian and development actors is mitigated.
Under this project an output agreed with the donor is the creation of media products such as a video and high resolution photographs highlighting the financial support from the donor to the communities at risk in north-eastern Nigeria.
The overall objective of this assignment is for a competent contractor to produce media material including some short videos and high resolution photographs that can be used in various communications platforms. This will involve traveling to remote locations in the Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, in particular Maiduguri, communities in Jere LGA and Gwoza town in Gwoza LGA.
Scope of Work
The organization selected for this assignment will perform the following indicative tasks:
In consultation with UNMAS Nigeria:
- Produce story creation for the short videos.
- Produce a photography and videography shot list.
- Compile the list of stakeholders and beneficiaries to be interviewed and produce interview questions.
- Present a work plan for the assigned work specifying traveling days
- Field location visit, conduct the required interviews with stakeholders and beneficiaries and acquire the video and photographic footage
- Work on the desired products for this consultancy, including high resolution photographs and videos.
To be considered, the contractor must fulfill the following criteria:
- Established office and current operations in Nigeria
- At least 2 years’ cumulative experience providing similar services, with a minimum of 3 contracts executed within the last 2 years.
- Proven expertise in videography and still photography, and experience in producing international quality documentaries, and demonstrated skills in photo and video editing. The contractor may be required to submit samples of their work for review.
Application Closing Date
3rd June, 2022.
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