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Develop a documentary film and photography services

Photo: George Kamau
Photo: George Kamau


Innovative Finance for Improved Livelihood (IFIL) is a five-year project, implemented by a consortium, coordinated by Act Church of Sweden and implemented together with We Effect and OikoCredit. IFIL is a Sida-financed pilot project aiming to strengthen Farmer Based Organizations (FBOs) in Kenya and Uganda. It focuses on strengthening livelihoods through capacity building of FBOs to reach increased access to commercial loans and markets. Gender equality and environment are key cross-cutting issues in the project.

Farmer Based organizations (FBOs) in Kenya and Uganda are facing various challenges, among them; access to appropriate financial products and services to facilitate efficient value chain development, gender inequality within the high remunerated value chains (coffee, cotton, tea), in addition, lenders often cite the high risks associated with lending to agriculture. To address these specific challenges, We Effect, Act Church of Sweden (Act CoS), and Oikocredit have come together in initiating the pilot project – ‘Innovative Finance for improved livelihoods in Kenya and Uganda’ which is focusing on addressing capacity weaknesses and potentials of the FBOs and on gender imbalances within the value chains.

This project combines a Loan Guarantee Facility with Capacity Building Initiatives to address the lack of access to financial services by FBOs. The capacity-building interventions are to be tailored to the specific needs (identified through participatory approach) of the FBOs. The project brings together different funding modalities, development agencies, technical assistance providers, and investors. This pilot project aims to serve as a demonstration and inspiration for financial institutions to extend their lending to the agriculture sector and FBOs, as well as highlighting the aspect of capacity building of the FBOs enabling them to borrow and apply the loan to critical activities along the specific value chains.

Project Expected Outcomes 

The project seeks to enhance access to financial services for the targeted FBOs. Gender mainstreaming will enhance equal opportunities for women, men and youth to access financial resources, which is critical for improved livelihoods, survival of rural enterprises, and poverty reduction.

  1. Improved loan access by 30 mature FBOs to invest in their value chains. (Within 5 years of capacity building start.
  2. Improved policies that support the commercialisation of FBOs businesses.
  3. Financial Service Providers (FSP) develop more responsive products to FBOs.
  4. Other civil society organisations that show interest to participate in similar interventions arise.

Purpose of the Assignment 

The objective of this assignment is to curate and document the progress, achievements, and impact of the IFIL project in Kenya and Uganda, highlighting both successes and lessons. As an innovative pilot, it is crucial to gather photos, videos, and voices from FBOs and project participants to capture learnings, showcase impact, and highlight lessons learned, demonstrating the project’s alignment with its objectives.

A key emphasis of this project is to enhance women’s access to capacity-building and investment opportunities across all facets. More specifically to highlight women’s and youth’s access to finance, increased market linkage/improved value chains, environmental aspects/improvements, and capacity-building support FBO’s have received through IFIL, e.g. financial management and creating gender policies.


The overall objective of this assignment is to engage a videographer/photographer to:

  • Produce 200 High-Resolution photos and a (6 – 7minutes HD video documentary film on the Innovative Finance For Improved Livelihood (IFIL) project highlighting the impact on the capacity building Initiatives and the Loan Facility of the 30 Farmer Based Organisations (FBOs).
  • Produce short reels (2-3 seconds) for every interview conducted that will be used for social media visibility of the project.
  • Brand representation. Align the documentary with the project’s donors branding guidelines to maintain consistency and professionalism.
  • Impact Demonstration: Showcasing the outcomes and the positive impact the projects have on individuals or the community that have interacted with.
  • Timeline and Milestones: Having a definate and realistic production timeline that will ensure timely completion of the documentary and ensure impact is captured.

Deliverables / Expected Outputs  

The consultant will produce one video and vignettes on the impact of the loan on members and the Farmer Based Organisations (FBOs) that will be used on a scheduled learning conference and different digital platforms. Additionally, raw footage will be provided to tailor the videos for the Swedish audience, along with a database containing.

  • 200 High-resolution photographs – To include portrait pictures (standing, horizontal, in action) for every person who is interviewed, and a few general shots from every cooperative that also show a bit of the environment, action, and interaction – could be meetings within the cooperative, farming, genre pictures, landscape pictures).
  • One fully produced clip of approximately (6-7 minutes in length in 1080×1920 (HD) resolution aimed at sharing with national and including government institutions, CSOs, local stakeholders, local communities, and an international audience.
  • 2 – 3 minutes of short vignettes/ reels (of all other interviews conducted. All (non-English content to include subtitles).
  • Video shooting and editing.
  • Narration, translation, and subtitles in English where necessary.
  • Script development.
  • Full usage rights for music (or music for which copyright has been granted)
  • Raw footage (All the raw footage that is used to produce the documentary, and preferably also the project files). Note: This will be the property of We Effect and the IFIL project, but the Photographer/Videographer will be credited in all communication outputs.
  • Signed consent forms.


  • Share three links to work samples demonstrating the most relevant previous productions
  • Three references (with contact information) from previous clients
  • Detailed list with technical information of the equipment intended for use, including camera, light, sound, editing software, etc.
  • Brief presentation of the team, with CVs and functional responsibilities of the key people to be engaged in the production of the documentary.
  • Creative Direction: Brief letter, describing previous experience on similar projects as well as proposed creative direction for the film. Creative ideas and suggestions are encouraged.

The short-listed candidates will be invited to participate in a call to present their ideas further and clarify them.

Anti-corruption notice

It is explicitly prohibited for either Party, its employees, consultants, suppliers and contractors submitting their bids or eventually contracted for this Agreement to, for themselves or others, receive or allow to be offered, request or give, promise or offer bribes, kickbacks or other improper rewards, remuneration, compensation, improper gain or benefit of any kind that may constitute illegal or improper conduct.

The deadline for application is Wednesday 26th June 2024 not later than 17:00 pm