Friday, June 2, 2017

Chemonics,Videographer Jobs in Rwanda

scope of work
Chemonics Soma Umenye LLC.
Title: Videographer
Project: USAID-funded Soma Umenye Activity
Project Summary
Soma Umenye is a five-year USAID-funded activity that aims to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda. Covering all 30 districts of Rwanda and working in close collaboration with the Rwanda Education Boad (REB) and the Rwandan Ministry of Education (MINEDUC),
Soma Umenye will contribute to Rwanda’s Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) and the Government of Rwanda’s national development priority of ensuring that Rwandan primary-grade students acquire the fundamental competency of literacy so that they can succeed in future schooling and, later, in the modern workplace.
Project goals
Soma Umenye aims to achieve the following two goals.
  • To improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children (unique direct beneficiaries) in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda by the end of P3; and
  • To ensure that at least 70 percent of P1-P3 students are able to read grade-level text with fluency and comprehension.
To achieve the above goals, it requires close collaboration with all education stakeholders under the technical leadership of MINEDUC and REB.
Purpose of Assignment
In order document all its field activities for promotional, campaigning, advocacy and partnership building/networking purposes within and out of Rwanda it is imperative for Soma Umenye to create and update a database of professional, high resolution audio-visual products. This will enable the program to effectively communicate its successes, supported by rich anecdotal evidence.
To this effect, Soma Umenye requires to commission a professional consultant videographer for six months to capture in a journalistic style a diverse array of field activities, including, but not limited to, training events, distribution of classroom learning materials, mission visits to areas of interventions and reading festivals etc.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
After a detailed brief from Soma Umenye’s technical and communication teams, the consultant videographer will agree visit schedule and accordingly film and record real-time and/or mock scenes demonstrating the following:
•           Onsite teacher training and implementation/practice in the classroom, including interaction between teachers and students, particularly girls and children with disabilities.
•           Use of ICT in classroom during assessment, lesson delivery, and other interactive reading and learning activities.
•           Use of Soma Umenye-provided/created book storage units and reading corners by teachers and students
•           Conversations with training participants, students (with a key focus on girls and children with disabilities), head teachers and parents, reflecting on the impact of training and classroom resources distributed by Soma Umenye
•           Print-rich environment of Soma Umenye classrooms
•           Review and analysis of reading materials (mock if need be)
•           Development of assessment tools (mock if need be)
•           Implementation of assessment tools such as EGRA and Formative Assessment
•           USAID branding and marking
Additionally, the consultant videographer will also provide the following at the end of each shoot:
-           B-rolls of school, children and general environment
-           Documentation details such as location, name and age of interviewees
-           Signed consent forms by teachers, head teachers, students and parents, guaranteeing that all subjects of the videos were duly communicated the use and purpose of the videos as well as the consent form.
  • Canon Mark III
  • GoPro Hero 4 with quadcopter (for ariel shots, B-rolls and distribution activities)
  • 3-axis stabilized handheld gimbal system;
  • LED light panels (for indoor shoots)
  • Zoom recorder (at least H5 type)
  • Wireless Lavalier Microphone System
  • Shoulder rig
  • Sony MDR 7506 (Headphones)
  • Light reflectors
The commissioned videographer is expected to develop and provide:
  • Complete raw footage on an external hard drive.
  • All video files are to be properly catalogued by location, date and event. Footage provided otherwise will not be acceptable.
  • Video files should be in MPEG4, AVI and WMV formats, compatible with all softwares and computer models.
Job Qualifications
  • Formal training or the equivalent experience in videography with a minimum of 5 years of work experience
  • Proven ability in videographer and experience in development/educational programming
  • Ability to assimilate and communicate complex visual messages in an engaging and child-friendly manner
  • Awareness and/or experience with USAID’s branding and marking guidelines
  • Awareness and/or experience with USAID’s activities in Rwanda
  • Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda
Level of Effort and Location of Assignment
This is a short-term assignment and the main location of assignment is Kigali, with occasional travel to target districts.
The expected number of LOE is 90 days, including weekends. The assignment is expected to start on July 6th through September 30th,2017
The videographer will report directly to the Senior Communications Advisor or his/her designee.

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