ANPPCAN Project Documentary Consultancy in Kenya


Project: Building the Foundation for Child Trafficking Free Zones in Urban and Rural Kenya.

Terms of Reference: Project Documentary Consultancy

1. Background

ANPPCAN is a Pan-African child rights organization concerned with the status of children in general and in particular those in need of protection. It was founded in 1986 in Enugu, Nigeria during the First African Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect whose theme was Child Labour in Africa.

It is registered as an International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. ANPPCAN has observer status with the African Union (formerly the Organisation of African Unity, OAU, since 1990) and similar status with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

ANPPCAN’s vision is a continent where children are free from all forms of maltreatment and her mission is to enhance, in partnership with others, the prevention and protection of children from all forms of maltreatment, thus ensuring that the rights of children are realized.

ANPPCAN Regional Office with the technical and financial support of Terre des Hommes Netherlands ( TdH-NL) is implementing a project known as “Building the Foundation for Child Trafficking Free Zones in Rural and Urban Kenya.” The project currently targets Busia, Mandera, Marsabit and Nairobi Counties.

It is being implemented (April 2018-December 31st, 2020) through a consortium of three partners, namely; Strategies for Northern Development (SND), Movement against Child Trafficking (MACT) and the Department of Children’s Services (DCS). The Consortium is being coordinated by ANPPCAN Regional Office.

The project aims at creating partnerships with stakeholders, in order, to prevent and protect children from being trafficked and ensure that children stay or are returned to school or get skills training, so as, to become useful members of society.

Child trafficking is not only a global issue but also a child protection concern in Kenya. Kenya is both a source, transit, and destination of trafficking of humans, including children.

2. Objective of Assignment

The overall objective of the assignment is to produce photographs and a documentary film on the eradication of Child Trafficking and illegal Migration of children in Kenya.

This should include the progress of the current interventions by ANPPCAN and three of its partners, namely: Movement against Child Trafficking (MACT) that focuses on eradicating Child Trafficking and Migration in Busia and Nairobi and the Strategies for Northern Development (SND) that works to eradicating Child Trafficking and Migration in Northern Kenya and Department of Children services (Shelters in Nairobi –Nairobi Remand Home and Busia and all the project areas

3. Identified areas/topics to be documented by the video documentary

The following are the areas / topics to be highlighted by the video documentary

  • Community engagement through community barazas and the child rights clubs and the role of community members in addressing child trafficking.
  • Legal aid offered through the project, also highlighting the prosecution of child trafficking cases in Nairobi, Busia, Mandera and Marsabit.
  • Advocacy on child trafficking issues (radio programmes, road shows, National forums for child participation and policy influence at County and National level.)
  • Rehabilitation of child survivors of trafficking with a special focus on Busia, Nairobi, Mandera and Marsabit counties.
  • Success stories through testimonials from a few survivors of child trafficking (while observing ANPPCAN Child Safeguarding Policy).
  • Success stories on the project intervention on reintegration, family support units on ending child trafficking and testimonies from the caregivers.

4. Scope of Work

Under the general supervision of the Programme Manager, the consultant will be required to work closely with the project team for accomplishment of following tasks:

  • To hold preparatory discussion with the Program team and management about the preparation of videos.
  • Hold discussion with ANPPCAN management to get background/ context / background information on child trafficking and unsafe migration and (shifting) trends and why the organization got to fighting child trafficking.
  • Develop the overall concept and narrative, identify locations for filming and as appropriate, draft questions for interviewees.
  • Develop the documentary script and storyboard to be used in the film, attuned to the various target audiences.
  • Visit the field sites (Nairobi, Busia and Marsabit Counties) and shoot general footage and interviews with the Projects’ major beneficiaries and stakeholders. (E.g. DCS, Probation Officer,
  • Police (gender desk) Local administration, MOE – selection in consultation with and under the guidance of ANPPCAN done in both Kiswahili and English.
  • Hold sessions with key project staff ( TdH -NL, ANPPCAN, MACT AND SND) about the project. Present draft documentary at the end of the field mission for first review and incorporation of feedback.
  • Develop a short version with Swahili Voice overs.
  • Produce an edited video recording of the scenes captured, as well as footage of the recorded stories/ raw footage of the entire shooting.
  • Produce one overall project video documentary (7-10 minutes long) and four short videos (2-3 minutes) on four identified areas of the project (key intervention areas, in consultation with
  • ANPPCAN; of all documentaries provide versions with English and with Kiswahili voice overs, in accordance with TdH-NL,MACT, SND and ANPPCAN branding guidelines.

5. Output / Deliverables

Under supervision of ANPPCAN Project Manager, and or designated delegate and in close consultation with the MACT and SND the selected institution / firm / consultant should deliver the following:

  1. Inception Report / Meeting
    • Develop the overall concept and narrative, identify locations for filming and as appropriate, draft questions for interviewees.
    • Develop the documentary script and storyboard to be used in the film, attuned to the various target audiences.
  2. Raw footage captured in project areas and master tapes for all interviews
  3. Provide at-least 50 high quality pictures in soft format of the child trafficking and migration activities/beneficiaries with name of subject in picture, brief description of activity, location and the date picture is captured
  4. The Final Documentary:
    • Submission of final master high quality videos in HD, AVI and MP4 formats, as well as submitting them on DVD.
    • Submission of all raw footage captured in project areas and master tapes for all interviews.

6. Required Qualifications and Experience of the individual Consultant (or Consultancy Firm)

For this assignment, ANPPCAN is looking for a consultant or consultancy firm that meets the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the area of film/reportage/documentary writing, producing, directing and editing.
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in producing development-related photographs and videos aimed at reaching the media, government actors, CSOs communities and the private sector.
  • Experience in working with local and international organisations.
  • Excellent technical capacities (access to the highest quality filming, light, sound and editing equipment for High definition footage) to ensure on time and high quality production.
  • Sample film will be required to demonstrate technical competencies in relation to filming, interviewing, sound recording and all other necessary skills to achieve a professional final film.
  • Experience in development communication will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to communicate and conduct interviews in English and Swahili.

7. Child Safeguarding

In line with the UNCRC, ANPPCAN strives to keep children safe in all its undertakings.

The successful applicant will be required to read, understand, and commit to abide by ANPPCAN Child Safeguarding Policy and guidelines.

The institution/firm or individual Consultant will sign the policies to indicate an understanding of, and commitment to follow the policy requirements, including its annexes (Code of Conduct and Principles of Ethical Reporting on Children).

8. Duration of the Assignment

ANPPCAN will sign a contract ideally starting from 3rd December 2020, inclusive of at least 15 working days.

During the contract period, based on the activities in the field, ANPPCAN will inform the consultant of when to join ANPPCAN/MACT/SND team for visit to field areas or offices in order to film the proposed activities/situations.

The assignment is expected to be finished completely (final versions submitted) not later than 23rd December 2020

9. Application Procedure

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  1. Expression of Interest containing technical and financial proposal; overall concept of the documentary, brief methodology on the approach and implementation of the assignment. Also include:
    1. Detailed list of equipment to be used for the assignment
    2. Detailed budget of costs, i.e. a detailed breakdown of all estimated costs inclusive of all applicable taxes.
  2. Detailed planning and timeline for all phases of pre-production, production and post-production. A shooting schedule should be provided before commencing filming.
  3. CV of applicant and potential team members involved.
  4. At least two links to work samples demonstrating comparable previous productions.
  5. References from previous clients with similar assignments.

The Expression of Interest documents should be submitted to: and cc. with the subject Consultancy: Project Documentary CTM Intervention latest by COB 1st December 2020.

Note: Due to the expected large number of reactions, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Updated: November 27, 2020 — 8:03 pm