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Preparation of Investigative Reportage (re-advertisement)
QADER for Community Development is a non-profit organization based in Bethlehem and operating in Palestine since 2008. QADER focuses on the empowerment and inclusion of persons with disabilities through influencing public policies, developing capacities of relevant stakeholders, promoting public awareness and inclusive community practices, and enhancing economic empowerment of PwD.
QADER is implementing the “WE CARE” project “Promoting responsive quality services and protection measures for persons with disabilities in Palestine” in partnership with Caritas Germany and with the funding of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
WE CARE project has 3 main components, as follow: enhancing quality of assessment and diagnostic services for children with intellectual disabilities; improving services and protection measures to effectively respond to violence and abuse against PwDs; and strengthening the monitoring of implementation of international human rights treaties and conventions related to PwD.
QADER intends to produce an investigative reportage (video) on the status of persons with disabilities who are living in boarding institutions in the West Bank with regards to the various forms of violations, violence and abuse that they experience in those institutions.
- About the Assignment
Within the advocacy component of the project, QADER intends to investigate real stories of the status of persons with disabilities who are living in boarding institutions in the West Bank with regards to the various forms of violations, violence and abuse that they experience in those institutions. This shall provide evidence-based information that can inform key advocacy decisions and actions by QADER and other stakeholders to hold duty bearers accountable for their obligations towards the protection of persons with disabilities and their rights to live a dignified life and receive proper services.
The investigative reportage (video) will be based on filming interviews with persons with disabilities – who are currently or were recently in boarding institutions – about their real stories and testimonies on the violations that they experienced in those institutions. Other interview might be with their family members or employees of the boarding institutions themselves.
The locations of the interviews will be expected to be in various locations in the West bank.
- Scope of work
The consultant will be implementing the requested tasks to ensure that the required deliverables are produced and submitted to QADER.
The consultant is expected to work on planning for the complete process of producing the short video after having a kick-off meeting with QADER team to discuss and agree on key aspects related to the objective, scope, timetable, deliverables, responsibilities. Regular meetings will be conducted to follow up on the progress and to address any challenges or obstacles that the consultant might face. And thus, feedback with the team members for approvals will be conducted.
Required tasks include:
- Preparing and collecting the material of the short investigative video
- Preparing a timeline schedule and deadlines
- Communicating and contacting 12 to 15 PwD or their family member to arrange the interviews Communicating and contacting with 12 to 15 PwD or their family member to arrange the interviews
- Conducting consent forms when interviewing and filming
- Video Production:
- Identifying and describing the situation of violations and abuse faced by persons with disabilities who used to be permanent receivers of medical and rehabilitation services in residential institutions. This video describes, narrates, and highlights the personal experiences of persons with disabilities, males and females, as a result of the violations they were subjected to during their stay in residential institutions.
- Conducting (filming) interviews with 12 to 15 persons with disabilities who experienced current or recent violations during their residence in boarding institutions Alternatively, Interviews might be conducted with a family member in needed.
- Conducting (filming) interviews with staff of boarding institutions if possible (2-3 interviews)
- Producing a high-quality broadcast, montage, and web publishing format.
- Providing in raw format and optimized resolution on external memory medium or via file transfer service.
- Preparing graphics that are disability and gender sensitive and culturally appropriate.
- Producing high quality photos to enrich the content of the video.
- Providing geographical location, name of the person interviewed and extra detailed material if needed
- The consultant should provide sign language translation during the interviews with persons with speech and hearing disabilities.
- Technical specs of the reportage (video)
- Reportage (video) quality shoudl be 4K.
- Should include Arabic captions, English subtitles, and sign language translation.
- One short investigative video (reportage) between 7 to 10 minutes long. Final version should be approved by QADER, and should include Arabic captions, English subtitles, and sign language translation.
- Raw material of all recorded interviews with Persons with disabilities, their family members, or others.
- Profile of the offerer:
- Proven experience in investigative journalism.
- Previous experience in producing investigative videos/reports on issues related to disability rights and inclusion and gender-based violence, is a plus.
- Has skilled team of professionals in areas of videography, sound, lighting, and video editing.
- Ability to demonstrate creativity, quality and attention to details.
- Good business language skills in Arabic and English.
- Time frame:
The assignment should be completed within 6 weeks from the date of signing the contract.
Interested companies/agencies can download the RFQ Solicitation from QADER's Website HERE, and submit their offer accordingly in a sealed envelop to QADER's office in Beit Jala, no later than 14:00 PM, Monday 20/09/2021.