Bid No.


Issued By

High Commissioner for Refugees

Bid Doc. Price

See detail below

Published Date

August 30, 2008

Opening Date

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Bid Category

Film Editor & Producer



Film Editor and Producer

1.      The Regional Liaison Office for Africa of the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR-RLO) seeks to engage services of a company to produce two Documentary Films on Forced Displacement in Africa in English (durations; 15 mins and 7 mins)

2.      The Purpose and Scope of Documentaries is to use them as advocacy tools to generate interest in the area of forced displacement in Africa by highlighting the plight of displace populations such as refugees, IDPs and returnees; the challenges they face; the rot causes for their displacement; what Governments are doing to prevent or contain displacement; project, assist and find durable solutions for their problems; and what more can be done by the African governments, the AU, the UN and other actors.

3.      Duration of this assignment is maximum one month: 15 September to 15 October 2008. The target audiences are African member states, AU, UN, CSOs, the general public. The documentaries will be aired prior to the AU Special Submit via national media and international media

4.      Tasks and responsibilities of Company

The company will use existing pre selected footage and nay other relevant material that the company may have access to is edited in a manner that ensures high-quality production of documentaries that provides a coherent and comprehensive overview of refugees and displaced populations.

The company will be presented with a pre-written script which it will be asked to comment on and improve on, in consultation with UNHCR.

The company will ensure that the documentary films are focused on displace people, their hosts as well as governments, NGOs, UNHCR and other partners engaged in their Protection and assistance.

The company will ensure maximum coordination between the used material and recoding the accompanying script. The films will also give space to the voices of peoples in the film and the scrip text as subtitles.

5.      Formats for Documentaries: The documentaries need to be produced in international broadcast quality. BETACAM format and High 8 formats are needed. Tape formats are required in each of the 3 major systems: PAL, SECAM and NTSC.

6.      Qualification and Experience of company staff in charge of the project.

The company shall assign a senior and well experienced expert for this assignment. Such an expert should have a University degree in audio-visual and/ or film production.

The company will also provide a native English speaker with authentic voice for the reading of all scripted text, introduction and conclusions of the film.

At least 3 years of proven experience in video production

Extensive experience in developing documentaries

Have all necessary and most modern equipment to undertake the assignment.

Excellent technical capabilities to ensure smooth and high-quality production (production staff: owner of own production studio or documentation proof of full time access to a rented during the work period)

Be able to substantiate experience by providing copies of similar productions in the past.

Adherence to UNHCR General Terms and conditions, and Payment & Delivery terms.

Advance knowledge of oral and written English

Knowledge of Humanitarian work desirable.

7.      Interested companied should collect the detailed Terms of Reference from Rohini Deshmukh, External Relations Officer, at the UNHCRRLO Office located in Bole Sub-City, Kebele 23, House No. 1255 01/02, Addis Ababa (Tel. 011 661 28 22) form 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. between 2 September to 8 September 2008. Bidders should submit their documents with complete information indicating charges for their services in sealed envelopes address to and handdeliveryed at eth UNHCR-RLO Office, from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. by 8 September 2008. UNHCR Office is located off Bole Road behind Saay Pastry. Faxed or email tenders will not be accepted.

8.      Bids will be opened shortly after the deadline for submission of tenders. UNHCR-RLO reserves the right to reject any or all offers.


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