Terms of Reference (ToR)
Gender and leadership in the public sphere:
WASH leaders and COVID-19
Video recording/filming assignment
|Organisation||SNV Netherlands Development Organisation|
|Project||Part of Beyond the Finish Line - Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All|
|Assignment||Filming support to tell the story of (formal and informal) women leaders in the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) sector who are in the middle of responding to the COVID-19 crisis and/or are planning preventative measures to strengthen the resilience of WASH systems in the face of emergencies and unforeseen events.|
|Duration||Month of May 2021|
|Reporting to/working with||Anjani Abella, WASH Global Communications Advisor, The Hague|
|Starting date||5 May (target start date)|
1 About SNV
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that makes a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty by helping them raise incomes and access basic services. Focusing on three sectors – Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) –
SNV has a long-term, local presence in over 25 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
2 Project background
In the face of the COVID crisis, the effectiveness and efficacy of leaders have been placed under greater public scrutiny.How leaders are responding to COVID, the priorities they are setting, with whom and how they are consulting people, and whose interests they are serving, all have an impact on the lives of their constituents. The quality of their responses and the manner by which they arrive at these collective decisions are particularly important todeliver to the promise of equitable and inclusive development, i.e., to respond to the needs and rights of groups who have been traditionally marginalised, under-represented, and disproportionately affected by crises and economic shocks.
Women leaders – in formal and informal settings – are part of these leadership formations.In this video project, SNV and ISF-UTS will feature the stories of women leaders who are responding to COVID and mapping out preventative measures for a more resilient future.
3 Assignment overview
The video aims to build a case to integrate women’s leadership strengthening and gender transformative approaches in WASH development programming. The video shall,
3.2 Target audience
Primary: WASH decision-makers, policymakers, and practitioners to prioritise gender transformative approaches in WASH leadership
Secondary: Non-WASH development practitioners to raise awareness about women’s transformative leadership efforts in practice
3.3 Scope of works
The filming agencywill travel to one or two sites in Nepal (Sarlahi and/or Dailekh)to film two women leaders in their home and work environs, record their key messages, and take additional footage of landscape and facilities for the film’s B-roll. On-site, the filmmaker will be accompanied by an SNV staff who will be responsible for conducting the interview.
The filming agency (or professional) is expected to film, in 4k where possible (or the highest possible quality resolution), and submit all raw video footage to SNV. Additionally, they are expected to take high-resolution photos of video subjects (in portrait and landscape), in no less than 300 dpi.
The quality, content, and technical requirement of the footage shall comply with the project brief/guidance that SNV will share before filming commences.
The filming agency will be responsible for the following:
3.4 Work principles
5 Timeline and duration
The assignment is estimated to cover a maximum of seven (7) working days for project briefing and communications, travel to and fro sites, actual filming, review rounds for approval, and management/submission of all raw footage to SNV.
All footage are due for submission to SNV and the video’s project manager on or before Wednesday19 May.
All footage shall be reviewed by SNV for compliance with the project brief. SNV’s feedback on the footage will be communicated within one week of SNV’s receipt of all footage.
6 Application requirements
Interested parties are requested to submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit hard copies to the SNV Nepal Country office, Sanepa, Lalitpur Nepal with subject line: Application (Gender and leadership filming assignment)
Deadline for applications is Friday 23 April.