Call for engagement of Faculty/University for development of ECCR videos

We Effect Regional Office for Europe (ROEU) is looking to procure service provider - Faculty/University for development of videos that promote low-cost environment and climate change adaptation measures implemented by farmers in Albania and North Macedonia under the programme Mainstreaming Environment, Climate Change and Resilience into Rural Development Agenda.

Background

We Effect is a Swedish development organisation present in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Our work focuses on reducing poverty and inequality by strengthening the ability of member organisations to enable women and men, girls and boys living in poverty to improve their living conditions, defend their rights and contribute to a just society. The work is focused to the following areas: rural development, housing, gender equality and financial inclusion. In Europe, We Effect is present in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Moldova, and North Macedonia.

Recently, We Effect made significant effort in mainstreaming environment, climate change and resilience (ECCR) in the internal processes of planning, decision making and implementation of its portfolio in Europe. The initial activity for development of Environment and Social Impact Assessment for all We Effect funded projects resulted with development of baseline study for the impact of environmental degradation, climate change and natural disasters to the rural development agenda in Albania and North Macedonia. The baseline studies have selected a total of six champion rural development practitioners (farmers) who applied climate change adaptation and environmental degradation mitigation measures in agriculture. Their personal stories are subject to interest in development of video material that would contribute to the process of raising the awareness of the farmers for low-cost measures that bring positive results to safe and increased production but also to environmental protection.

For this purpose, we are looking for Faculty/University from North Macedonia, Albania, or Kosovo in development of video materials that shares the personal stories of the six identified role-model farmers.

Objective of the assignment

The main objective of the assignment is development of 9 short videos focused on sharing farmer’s experience in application of environment and climate change resilience measures.

The videos with the selected farmers are foreseen to be recorded in the field where environment and climate change-related measures are implemented. The initial plan considers three days for filming in North Macedonia. The expected period for filming the videos in North Macedonia is September 2022. Filming in Albania is expected to be conducted in two working days. The expected period for filming the videos in Albania is early October 2022.

Each of the 9 videos will have two versions: 1) native language (Albanian or Macedonia) with no subtitles; and 2) native language with English subtitle.

Interested faculties/universities should prepare a methodology that will be used for this assignment. The methodology should be up to 2 pages. It must integrate at least two mentor professors and at least two students that are going to work with mentor professors in practice. A brief, one page resume of the proposed mentor professors must be included in the application.

A brief (one-page) scenario is required to be prepared and submitted as annex to the application. The brief proposed scenario will be further subject to joined development of the contractor (Faculty/University) and We Effect person in charge of the assignment (ECCR programme officer).

Qualification requirements

The faculty/university shall hold the following skills and experience:

  •  Accredited in Albania, North Macedonia or Kosovo not later than 31.12.2019.
  • At least two professors nominated as mentor professors for this assignment with more than 3 years of experience in filming, acting, directing, or editing videos/films.
  • At least two students (bachelors or masters) nominated for working with the mentor professors on this assignment.
  • Ability to use English language on working level.
  • Experience in having similar assignment will be considered as strong asset.

For detailed description of the tasks to be performed, the criteria, the deliverables as well as the qualification requirements, please see the full call here:

https://weeffect.org/app/uploads/2022/06/tor-for-development-of-eccr-videos.pdf

All interested parties are requested to submit their offer with all supporting documents on the following e-mail addresses: samir.memedov@weeffect.org and maja.deliolanova@weeffect.org.

Please apply no later than 15th of August 2022.