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Call for bids, Maldives: Digital Media Support Consultant

The consultant will report to and work with the Political and Communications Manager.

Location British High Commission
Position title Digital Media Support Consultant
Type of contract Local Individual consultant – Photographer/ Videographer
Languages required Dhivehi/ English
Contract start As soon as possible
Contract duration 1 year, possibility of extension
Deadline for submission 8 June 2023

Scope of work

The consultant is responsible for the following activities to achieve the expected outputs:

  • photograph / video events and program activities e.g. opening and closing, facilitated sessions, group activities, informal activities and candid shots
  • production of short documentaries (1 to 3 minutes) in English and Dhivehi; featuring participant anecdotes, activities that took place during the event, and partner remarks
  • provide edited photographs and videos for social media purposes
  • flexibility to travel as required

Content accessibility

Content created will be the property of the BHC, the Political & Communications Manager will review and publish it on the relevant channels. The FCDO is committed to ensuring content is published in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. At least 1 in 5 people have a long-term illness, an impairment or a disability. Many more will have a temporary or situational disability. Health conditions can impact a person’s ability to understand a message, either because of a cognitive impairment, or because they are unable to see, hear or otherwise access the information.

Accessible social media campaigns can be more effective because they can be accessed and understood by the widest possible audience – regardless of whether people have a visual, hearing, speech, motor, cognitive or other combination of impairments. Inaccessible social media campaigns risk alienating our audience, reducing our impact and breaching key legislation including the Public Sector Equality Duty (part of the Equality Act 2010). Accessibility should be built in from the start – it’s the right thing to do and will help your campaigns reach more of the people you need to.

Required skills and experience

The consultant is required to have the following eligibility criteria.

Mandatory qualifications

  • minimum of 4 years of professional experience in photography, videography or multimedia (30 points)
  • a minimum of 4 years of experience in providing photography and videography services and coverage of similar events (30 points)
  • a minimum of 1 year experience working with development sector agencies (10 points)

Language requirements

The candidate should have professional-level fluency in Dhivehi and English.

Application process

Individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.

  • Letter of Confirmation of interest and availability
  • personal CV indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the candidate and at least 3 professional references
  • samples of previous works (photo and video)
  • financial proposal that indicates fees and terms of payment of the candidate in Maldivian Rufiyya (or USD in the case of international consultant) in order to assist in the comparison of financial proposals

Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview and the successful candidate will be notified.

Evaluation of skills

Consultants shortlisted will be given a skills based exercise. The Political and Communications Manager will set a media task which will be assessed by them, the High Commissioner and Deputy High Commissioner.

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