Terms of Reference: We Care Project Consultancy - Short video production

The SVRI is seeking the services of a creative team or consultant to assist us in creating short videos for an upcoming 4-module online course


The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) is the world’s largest network on research on violence against women (VAW) and violence against children (VAC), providing a space where global role players in the field connect with one another, share and promote their research, work to influence policies and improve the lives of those who have experienced violence driven by gender inequality. We do this through funding researchstrengthening research capacity, promoting partnerships and influencing change. The SVRI became an independent organisation in 2019. It is incorporated as a non-profit organisation under South African law (SVRI NPC 2019/197466/08) having spun out of the SAMRC.  The new Strategic Plan for the period 2020 – 2024 was launched in October 2019.

Project Overview

The SVRI is undertaking a project titled: We Care: Institutionalising Accessible Staff Wellness & Resilience Policies, Tools & Practices for the GBV Field. This project is funded by the USAID CARE-GBV programme. The purpose of this project is to advance staff-care, wellness, and resilience within our organization and across our network by developing an accessible, high quality online course; and building evidence and momentum through a knowledge exchange and case study series. The project will run until July 2022.

The online course will consist of 4 modules on the Thinkific platform. We plan to embed short videos (approximately 2 per module of up to 3 minutes each) to share module-relevant content alongside powerpoint presentations and other materials.

Consultancy Overview

The SVRI is seeking the services of a qualified consultant or team to create short videos for the 4-module online course.

Specific tasks

  • Create approximately 8 videos of up to 3 minutes long via remote recording including people from diverse backgrounds around the world. All videos will be co-scripted with the SVRI We Care team and the video production team and the video subjects will be identified by the SVRI team.
  • All videos will need to be subtitled in English (and separate videos with Spanish and French subtitles may be required for the final deliverable depending on costs and funds available).
  • Incorporate elements of the design look and feel of the SVRI Online Learning Platform/website (new look and feel to be launched early 2022).
  • Use royalty free background music and images/graphics as needed.

Deliverables and Timeframe



Last week of February

Scripts are finalised and filming can begin

14 March 2022

Videos ready for course pilot with English subtitles

May 2022

Minor revisions including adding Spanish and French subtitles (cost dependent)

30 June 2022

All videos finalised

Required education, experience and competencies

  • At least seven years’ experience in video production
  • Experience with feminist approaches and creating educational videos
  • Experience of working remotely and with multicultural participants
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and planning skills and ability to work independently under tight deadlines
  • Excellent writing and strong communication skills.
  • Proficiency in English. Working knowledge of Spanish and French would be an advantage.
  • Preference will be given to consultants based in LMICs.

Application Process

Interested candidates/teams must submit:

  • An expression of interest / motivational cover letter highlighting evidence of how the candidate demonstrates the required competencies listed above
  • A Curriculum Vitae showing experience relevant to the consultancy
  • A technical proposal not exceeding two pages detailing (please do not merely copy-paste from the ToR):
  • Understanding/Interpretation of the ToR
  • Key resources and approaches that will inform all activities in this project
  • A financial proposal including all costs.  Unless the consultant/s are based in South Africa, the budget should be provided in USD
  • 3 References

The proposal and supporting documents must be submitted in English.

Candidates will be invited to a video conference interview at the end of the technical evaluation process.

The proposal and required documents must be sent by email to Anik Gevers at anik@svri.org no later than 23 January 2022 (midnight, South Africa time). Interviews with shortlisted applicants will be scheduled as soon as possible and we expect to start upon appointment.

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