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August 2020

Opportunity: Research & Project Internship – Abuja

By | Digital Rights, DigitalJobs, ICT Policy

Paradigm Initiative (PIN) is a non-profit social enterprise that builds ICT-enabled support systems for young people, in order to improve their livelihoods. Two of PIN’s programs focus on digital inclusion while the third focuses on digital rights advocacy. Paradigm Initiative’s digital rights advocacy program is focused on the development of public policy for internet freedom in key regions of Africa. Our policy advocacy efforts include media campaigns, coalition building, capacity building, research and report-writing.

We are looking for a smart and brilliant individual with strong skills in research and project management. This internship opportunity is for three (3) months and the suitable candidate will support Paradigm Initiative’s Digital Policy Programs team. Interested persons with experience/interest/qualification in digital/tech policy should apply. The selected candidate will be expected to be available full time throughout the three months.

What you will do

  • Support research on/around Digital Policies
  • Project management tasks: planning, organising, budgeting, logistics, and reports
  • Reporting
  • Engage Digital Policy Process
  • Represent the Senior Program Manager at Meetings/Webinars
  • Document digital rights violations
  • Administrative/Secretariat support for strategic litigation interventions at PIN
  • Other assigned tasks by reporting authorities

What you will need

  • A first degree in Law, Policy, Social Sciences, project management and other related fields of study
  • A background in research and project management
  • Flair for and experience in budgeting, writing, and reporting
  • A legal background will be an added advantage.

What you will get

  • Compensation commensurate with experience
  • Hazard allowance for remote work
  • Workplace experience and exposure to Africa’s Digital Policy Community
  • Acknowledgment for Research Contributions (i.e your contribution to the research you work on and contribute to will be duly referenced and acknowledged.)

For the purpose of gender balance, a female candidate will be preferred. Candidates should not be above 30 years old. You will report to the Senior Programs Manager.

NB: Paradigm Initiative teams are currently working remotely. However, if physical work resumes before the end of the internship, the selected individual will be required to report to Paradigm Initiative’s Abuja office daily.

Do not apply if:

  • You are currently employed
  • You are actively pursuing an academic qualification within the specified period
  • You are not an excellent writer, planner and time manager
  • You are not available for a full-time position

How to apply

Send a one-page statement of Interest and links to articles/reports/paper/essay you have written in the past, with your recent CV attached to hr@paradigmhq.org. The application closes on September 11, 2020, but the position will be filled as soon as we find the right fit. If you think you are the right fit, do not delay in sending in your application.

 

 

 

 

Paradigm Initiative organisera DRIF21 en tant que festival multi-pays en avril 2021

By | Digital Rights, Press Release

Lagos, Nigéria – [28 août 2020] – Paradigm Initiative (PIN) est ravie d’annoncer la tenue de la 8e édition du Forum sur les droits numériques et l’inclusion (DRIF) prévu du 12 au 30 avril 2021.

 DRIF21 sera un festival multi-pays auquel les communautés peuvent se joindre à la fois en présentiel et en ligne. Cette édition débutera par une journée portes ouvertes virtuelle le 12 avril 2021, suivie de réunions dans plusieurs pays à travers l’Afrique.

DRIF est une plateforme importante où sont formulés les débats sur les politiques publiques en matière du numérique en Afrique ainsi que les orientations politiques et partenariats pour leur mise en œuvre. Il est également l’espace d’expression de diverses compétences et capacités pour renforcer les droits numériques et l’inclusion sur le continent africain et au-delà.

En tant que plateforme phare de Paradigm Initiative pour les communautés numériques, DRIF continue de donner le ton en tant qu’espace d’échanges sur les défis mondiaux concernant les droits numériques, la confidentialité, l’accès, les outils numériques, les violations, l’autonomisation numérique pour les communautés mal desservies et des thèmes similaires – en particulier en Afrique – et de consolidation des points de vue de la société civile, des entreprises technologiques, des gouvernements, des universités et d’autres parties prenantes.

Selon « Gbenga Sesan, Directeur Exécutif de PIN, « l’équipe de Paradigm Initiative est honorée une fois encore de rassembler la communauté des droits numériques grâce à un mélange d’interactions virtuelles et physiques, car comme nous l’avons vu dès les premiers jours de la pandémie mondiale, les violations des droits des citoyens se sont poursuivies – et dans certains cas, se sont intensifiées. »

 Pour Nnenna Paul-Ugochukwu, Directrice des Opérations de Paradigm Initiative, « Il est important de discuter des leçons tirées de la manière dont les différents pays répondent aux défis de la gouvernance des données pendant les moments de crise, de la manière dont la liberté d’expression évolue face à une désinformation dangereuse et comment l’espace civique pourrait prospérer au milieu des verrouillages. Nous attendons avec impatience les débats multi-pays de la 8e édition de DRIF et nous avons hâte de travailler avec les partenaires et les participants sur les opportunités d’action identifiées ! »

Les éditions précédentes ont eu lieu en présentiel dans un seul pays et ont connu la participation de divers membres de la société civile, la communauté technique, le monde universitaire, des acteurs étatiques et le secteur privé pour des engagements communs.

« Accueillir DRIF21 dans un certain nombre de pays africains sera une excellente occasion de célébrer la diversité qui accompagne un réseau croissant de défenseurs des droits numériques et de l’inclusion. Le modèle DRIF21 offrira une série de conversations enrichies qui décortiqueront les problèmes et aideront à façonner les stratégies d’amélioration du paysage numérique en Afrique », a déclaré Thobekile Matimbe, Chargé des Communautés à PIN.

« Nous sommes ravis de présenter DRIF à nos communautés cette fois-ci, apportant littéralement le Forum à nos partenaires et participants alors que nous poursuivons les conversations importantes autour de la politique numérique sur le continent », a ajouté la directrice des opérations, Nnenna Paul-Ugochukwu.

PIN a lancé un appel à propositions de sessions et exhorte les parties prenantes et les partenaires intéressés à soumettre des propositions qui contribueront à améliorer l’écosystème numérique.

 

 

 

Paradigm Initiative to Host DRIF21 as a Multi-Country Festival in April 2021

By | Digital Rights, Press Release

Lagos, Nigeria – [August 28, 2020] – Today, Paradigm Initiative (PIN) is thrilled to announce the upcoming 8th edition of the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (DRIF) taking place between the 12th and the 30th of April 2021. DRIF21 will be a distributed multi-country festival of in-person convenings that communities can join virtually. This edition will kick off with a virtual open day on the 12th of April 2021 followed by in-country day convenings across Africa.    

DRIF is an important platform where conversations on digital policy in Africa are shaped, policy directions debated and partnerships forged for action. It hosts diverse skills and capacities for enhancing digital rights and inclusion on the African continent and beyond. As PIN’s flagship platform for communities of practice around digital policy, DRIF continues to set the tone as the arena for tough topical global issues around digital rights, privacy, access, digital tools, violations, digital empowerment for underserved communities and similar themes — especially in Africa — and consolidating views from civil society, technology companies, government, academia and other stakeholders. 

According to ’Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director at PIN, “the Paradigm Initiative team is excited about the opportunity to bring the digital rights community together through a blend of virtual and physical interactions, because as we saw from the early days of the global pandemic, violations of citizen rights have continued—and in some cases, heightened.”

Commenting on the development, Paradigm Initiative’s Chief Operating Officer, Nnenna Paul-Ugochukwu said: “It is important to discuss lessons from how various countries respond to data governance challenges during moments of panic, how freedom of expression fares in the face of dangerous disinformation and how the civic space could thrive in the midst of lockdowns. We look forward to the multi-country conversations at the 8th edition of DRIF and can’t wait to work with partners and participants on identified action opportunities!” 

Past editions have been held at a single location attracting diverse members of civil society, the technical community, academia, government and private sector for shared engagements. 

“Hosting DRIF21 in a number of African countries will present a great opportunity for celebrating the diversity that comes with a growing network of digital rights and inclusion advocates. The DRIF21 model will offer a series of enriched conversations that will unpack issues and help shape the strategies on improving the digital landscape in Africa,’” PIN’s Community Manager, Thobekile Matimbe, said.

“We are excited to take DRIF to our communities this time around, literally bringing the Forum to our partners and participants as we continue the important conversations around digital policy on the continent,” added the Chief Operating Officer, Nnenna Paul-Ugochukwu. 

PIN has put out a call for session proposals and urges interested stakeholders and partners to submit proposals that will help enhance the digital ecosystem. 

Festival multi-pays DRIF21 : Appel à propositions de session !

By | Digital Rights, Press Release

Le Forum sur les droits numériques et l’inclusion (DRIF) est une plateforme importante où sont formulés les débats sur les politiques publiques en matière du numérique en Afrique ainsi que les orientations politiques et partenariats pour leur mise en œuvre. Il est également l’espace d’expression de diverses compétences et capacités pour renforcer les droits numériques et l’inclusion sur le continent africain et au-delà.

En tant que plateforme phare de Paradigm Initiative pour les communautés numériques, DRIF continue de donner le ton en tant qu’espace d’échanges sur les défis mondiaux concernant les droits numériques, la confidentialité, l’accès, les outils numériques, les violations, l’autonomisation numérique pour les communautés mal desservies et des thèmes similaires — en particulier en Afrique — et de consolidation des points de vue de la société civile, des entreprises technologiques, des gouvernements, des universités et d’autres parties prenantes.

DRIF21 sera un festival multi-pays auquel les communautés peuvent se joindre à la fois en présentiel et en ligne. Cette édition débutera par une journée portes ouvertes virtuelle le 12 avril 2021, suivie de réunions dans plusieurs pays à travers l’Afrique.

À ce titre, nous sommes heureux d’inviter des propositions de session pour la 8e édition. Nous sommes disposés à recevoir des propositions de session pour la journée portes ouvertes virtuelle du DRIF21 et des sessions organisées en présentiel à travers plusieurs pays.

Les sessions peuvent être organisées par divers groupes de personnes, notamment des organisations de la société civile, des décideurs, des experts juridiques, politiques, des entreprises technologiques, des universités, des défenseurs, des chercheurs et des institutions nationales des droits de l’homme.

Les sessions du DRIF21 seront bilingues afin de pouvoir accueillir un large éventail de participants. Les objectifs de DRIF21 sont de créer des plateformes pour discuter des questions clés, d’élaborer des plans d’action pour promouvoir les droits numériques et l’inclusion en Afrique et de créer des réseaux pour de futures collaborations.

Compte tenu de l’impact de la pandémie COVID-19, nous organiserons nos activités DRIF21 dans des pays ouverts à des rassemblements d’au moins 20 participants. Pour impliquer notre communauté au-delà des frontières nationales, nous veillerons à ce que toutes les réunions nationales soient retransmises en direct sur les principales plateformes de médias sociaux pour un engagement et une portée accrus dans l’espace virtuel.

Directives pour les propositions de session

  • Les propositions de sessions qui seront organisées en présentiel peuvent inclure une composante virtuelle grâce à des collaborations avec d’autres parties prenantes en dehors du pays hôte.
  • Les organisateurs de sessions devant accueillir des personnes doivent être en mesure de se conformer aux réglementations nationales COVID-19.
  • Dans les pays, les sessions peuvent prendre la forme de tables rondes, de formation, d’expositions, de contenus préenregistrés et de lancements de travaux de recherches.
  • Les propositions de session pour la journée portes ouvertes doivent être pleinement soutenues par l’organisateur de la session, car un financement limité sera disponible pour soutenir les réunions en présentiel.
  • Un financement limité pour soutenir la coordination, les aspects techniques et logistiques des propositions de session retenues et le soutien logistique des participants sera disponible.

La date limite pour les propositions de session est le 7 octobre 2020 et les propositions de session retenues seront notifiées le 28 octobre 2020. Nous annoncerons notre appel à participants le 15 décembre 2020.

Veuillez soumettre votre session en cliquant ici

DRIF21 Multi-Country Festival: Call for Session Proposals !

By | Digital Rights, Press Release

The Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (DRIF) is an important platform where conversations on digital policy in Africa are shaped, policy directions debated and partnerships forged for action. It hosts diverse skills and capacities for enhancing digital rights and inclusion on the African continent and beyond.  It is a Paradigm Initiative (PIN) flagship platform for communities of practice around privacy, affordable Internet, increasing women’s access to digital tools, Internet shutdowns, digital empowerment for underserved communities and similar themes. DRIF has in the past attracted diverse members of civil society, the technical community, academia, government and private sector for shared engagements. DRIF has set its tone as the arena for tough topical global issues around Internet rights, especially in Africa and consolidating views from civil society, technology companies, government, academia and other stakeholders. 

The 8th edition of the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (DRIF) will be held between April 12 to 30th, 2021, under a model that will celebrate the multi-country community that contributes to promoting digital rights and inclusion in Africa.  The upcoming DRIF21 will be a distributed multi-country festival of in person convenings that communities can join virtually. The DRIF multi-country festival will be opened by a virtual open day on the 12th of April 2021 which will be followed by in-country day convenings across Africa.    

As such, we are pleased to invite session proposals for the 8th edition of the flagship program on digital rights and inclusion in Africa. We also welcome session proposals for the virtual DRIF21 opening day.  Sessions can be hosted by diverse groups of people including civil society organizations, policy makers, legal/policy experts, technology companies, academia, advocates, researchers and national human rights institutions. Sessions will cover DRIF21 and will be bilingual catering for a diverse range of participants. The objectives for DRIF21 are to create platforms for discussing key issues, to develop action plans for enhancing digital rights and inclusion in Africa and to build networks for future collaborations.

In view of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be hosting our DRIF21 activities in countries that are open to gatherings of at least 20 participants. To engage our community beyond country borders, we will ensure that all country convenings are live streamed on key social media platforms for greater engagements and reach in the virtual space. 

Guidelines for session proposals

  • In-country convening session proposals can include a virtual component through collaborations with other stakeholders outside of the host country. 
  • In person session hosts must be able to comply with COVID-19 in-country regulations.
  • In-country sessions can be in the form of panel discussions, ignite talks, exhibitions, pre-recorded content and research launches.
  • Session proposals for the open day must be fully supported by the session host as limited funding will be available to support in person convenings.
  • Limited funding to support coordination, technical and logistical aspects of successful session proposals and participant logistical support will be available.

The due date for session proposals is 7 October 2020 and successful session proposals will be notified on 28 October 2020.  We will announce our call for participants on 15 December, 2020. 

Submit your session proposals here 

Request for proposals (RFP) for design and development of a digital rights toolkit website

By | DigitalJobs

Paradigm Initiative (PIN), a social enterprise advocating for digital rights in Africa, requires a technical proposal and cost quotation from qualified individuals or agencies to develop an interactive website for its Ayeta project. The selected individual and or agency should have a great eye for innovative design and be proficient in latest web development technologies.

Projected Timeline

Issue Date: August 24, 2020
Submit Questions by: September 4, 2020
Response Deadline: September 11, 2020
Expected Award: September 18, 2020
Expected delivery: November 13, 2020

Requirements

  • Proven experience in designing and developing human-centred interactive web applications
  • Expertise in creating a web experience that integrates various components (in this case, downloadable materials, gaming experience, and more)
  • Demonstrated focus on graphic design applied to web applications
  • Demonstrated expertise and competence in user-experience design, interactive design and visual design
  • Attention to details, the quality of its work and the ability to meet deadlines.

Financial proposal

The financial proposal should cover the full contracting period and propose a standard fee (as it shall be agreed by PIN).

Submission Requirements

PIN requests interested individuals or agencies to provide the following:

  1. Capability Statement: Not to exceed a three-page narrative on the individual’s or agency’s  capabilities to perform the scope of work indicating past experience in web design and development.
  2. Timeline: PIN anticipates contracting the awardee by September 18, 2020, and anticipates that the contract will last until November 13, 2020. The timeline will be finalised when the firm is selected.
  3. References: A minimum of three (3) client references worked with in the past two years on an activity that is similar to this Scope of Work. Include the contact information (names, company or organisation, phone number and email).
  4. Staffing: Where applicable Names and CVs including their experience on this type of work.
  5. Cost Proposal: The cost proposal will be based on the scope of work indicated above. All expenses should be aggregated into fixed price amounts.

Selection Criteria 

PIN is issuing this RFP requesting that each vendor provide us with a brief proposal. PIN intends to issue one or more fixed price agreements to the vendor whose proposal contains the combination of those criteria offering the best overall value. Evaluation factors are a total of 100 points, apportioned as noted in the following:

  • Technical qualifications: 50 points
  • Past performance : 20 points
  • Cost : 30 points

Contract mechanism

PIN will issue fixed payment(s) based on submission and PIN’s acceptance of deliverables or measurable performance milestones. Once a purchase order is issued, it will include a fixed price payment schedule with deliverables/milestones specified in the Scope of Work. 

PIN may reject any or all offers, accept offers other than the lowest-price offer, and/or make multiple awards.

Terms and Conditions

Vendors are responsible for review of the terms and conditions described.

RFP Submission Procedure

Please submit proposals and portfolio information to  rfp@ayeta.africa by midnight on September 10, 2020. Any questions regarding this RFP should be directed to the above eMail address.

For more information about PIN, visit https://wwww.paradigmhq.org.

Request for proposals (RFP) for Gamification of a digital rights toolkit

By | Digital Rights, DigitalJobs

Paradigm Initiative (PIN), a social enterprise advocating for digital rights in Africa, requires a technical proposal and cost quotation from qualified individuals or agencies to create novel games for incorporation in its digital security toolkit. The primary objective of these games (puzzles, augmented reality games, quizzes, etc) is to promote game-based learning approaches revolving around digital safety. The games shall be web-based owing to the online version of the toolkit, with integration for the offline publication, that will have a description with links pointing to the safe online repository where toolkit users can play the toolkit games. Work to be performed includes the conceptualisation and development of games, puzzles, quizzes and other gaming experiences around identified digital security themes.

Projected Timeline

  • Issue Date: August 24, 2020
  • Submit Questions by: September 4, 2020
  • Response Deadline: September 11, 2020
  • Expected Award: September 18, 2020
  • Expected delivery: October 30, 2020

Requirements

  • Experienced software developer (preferably with a bias for gamification)
  • Specialised knowledge of digital rights and Internet governance is a strong asset
  • Sensitivity to context and the target audience
  • Adaptability and flexibility required to work under pressure and to meet short deadlines

Financial proposal

The financial proposal should cover the full contracting period and propose a standard fee per deliverable (as it shall be agreed by PIN).

Submission Requirements

PIN requests interested individuals or agencies to provide the following:

  1. Capability Statement: Not to exceed a three-page narrative on the individual’s or agency’s  capabilities to perform the scope of work indicating past experience in gamification and web based game development.
  2. Timeline: PIN anticipates contracting the awardee by September 18, 2020, and anticipates that the contract will last until October 30, 2020. The timeline will be finalized when the firm is selected.
  3. References: A minimum of three (3) client references worked with in the past two years on an activity that is similar to this Scope of Work. Include the contact information (names, company or organization, phone number and email).
  4. Staffing: (Where applicable) Names and CVs including their experience on this type of work.
  5. Cost Proposal: The cost proposal will be based on the scope of work indicated above. All expenses should be aggregated into fixed price amounts per deliverable.

Selection Criteria 

PIN is issuing this RFP requesting that each vendor provide us with a brief proposal. PIN intends to issue one or more fixed price agreements to the vendor whose proposal contains the combination of those criteria offering the best overall value. Evaluation factors are a total of 100 points, apportioned as noted in the following:

  • Technical qualifications 50 points
  • Past performance 20 point
  • Cost 30 points

Contract mechanism

PIN will issue fixed payment(s) based on submission and PIN’s acceptance of deliverables or measurable performance milestones. Once a purchase order is issued, it will include a fixed price payment schedule with deliverables/milestones specified in the Scope of Work. 

PIN may reject any or all offers, accept offers other than the lowest-price offer, and/or make multiple awards.

Terms and Conditions

Vendors are responsible for review of the terms and conditions described.

RFP Submission Procedure

Please submit proposals and portfolio information to  rfp@ayeta.africa by midnight on September 10, 2020. Any questions regarding this RFP should be directed to the above eMail address.

For more information about PIN, visit https://wwww.paradigmhq.org.

Request for proposals (RFP) for Illustration of a digital rights toolkit

By | DigitalJobs

Paradigm Initiative (PIN), a social enterprise advocating for digital rights in Africa, requires a technical proposal and cost quotation from qualified individuals or agencies to work on visualization of selected themes in its digital rights toolkit in the quest to improve the toolkit’s appeal and usability to its audience. We need illustrations of the following critical areas in the toolkit:


a. Digital hygiene practices
b. Staying safe online / staying safe on social networks
c. Internet shutdown measurements
d. Spotting spam, phishing, malware and viruses
e. Using VPNs

Projected Timeline

  • Issue Date: August 24, 2020
  • Submit Questions by: August 31, 2020
  • Response Deadline: September 11, 2020
  • Expected Award: September 18, 2020
  • Expected delivery: October 19, 2020

    Requirements
  • Strong creative and digital drawing skills
  • Experience creating designs and visualization to better user experience
  • Commitment to working with Project Team to produce high quality, high-impact and appealing illustrations

A contract will be signed between PIN and the successful illustrator that will outline services required, fees charged and payment schedule.

RFP Submission Procedure

Please submit proposals and portfolio information to  rfp@ayeta.africa by midnight on September 10, 2020. Any questions regarding this RFP should be directed to the above eMail address.

For more information about PIN, visit https://wwww.paradigmhq.org.

Request for proposals (RFP) for translation services, English to French & Swahili

By | DigitalJobs

Paradigm Initiative (PIN), a social enterprise advocating for digital rights in Africa, requires a technical proposal and cost quotation from qualified individuals or agencies to translate and lay out the document design of its digital security toolkit.

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to select a suitable vendor(s) for the provision of translation services from English to French and English to Swahili. Work to be performed is the translation, revision and proof-reading of PIN’s digital security toolkit.

Projected Timeline

Issue Date: August 24, 2020
Submit Questions by: August 31, 2020
Response Deadline: September 11, 2020
Expected Award: September 18, 2020
Expected delivery: October 19, 2020

Requirements

  • Perfect mastery of the language(s) in question (French, Swahili) and excellent knowledge of English
  • Specialized knowledge of digital rights and Internet governance is a strong asset
  • Experience in performing translations on digital rights is an asset
  • Excellent drafting skills and high-quality written style
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Sensitivity to context and the target audience
  • Adaptability and flexibility required to work under pressure and to meet short deadlines

Financial proposal

The financial proposal should cover the full contracting period and propose a standard fee per 1,000 words.

Submission Requirements

PIN requests interested individuals or agencies to provide the following:

  • Capability Statement: Not to exceed a three-page narrative on the individual’s or agency’s  capabilities to perform the scope of work indicating past experience in translation and document design.
  • Timeline: PIN anticipates contracting the awardee by September 18, 2020, and anticipates that the contract will last until October 19, 2020. The timeline will be finalized when the firm is selected.
  • References: A minimum of three (3) client references worked with in the past two years, on an activity that is similar to this Scope of Work. Include the contact information (names, company or organization, phone number and email).
  • Staffing: Where applicable, names and CVs including their experience on this type of work.
  • Cost Proposal: The cost proposal will be based on the scope of work indicated above. All expenses should be aggregated into fixed price amounts per deliverable (1000 words).

Selection Criteria 

PIN is issuing this RFP requesting that each vendor provide us with a brief proposal. PIN intends to issue one or more fixed price agreements to the vendor whose proposal contains the combination of those criteria offering the best overall value. Evaluation factors are a total of 100 points, apportioned as noted in the following:

  • Technical qualifications 50 points
  • Past performance  20 points
  • Cost  30 points

Contract mechanism

PIN will issue fixed payment(s) based on submission and our acceptance of deliverables or measurable performance milestones.  Once a purchase order is issued, it will include a fixed price payment schedule with deliverables/milestones specified in the Scope of Work. 

PIN may reject any or all offers, accept offers other than the lowest-price offer, and/or make multiple awards.

Terms and Conditions

Vendors are responsible for review of the terms and conditions described.

RFP Submission Procedure

Please submit proposals and portfolio information to  rfp@ayeta.africa by midnight on September 10, 2020. Any questions regarding this RFP should be directed to the above eMail address.

For more information about PIN, visit https://wwww.paradigmhq.org.

Request for Proposal (RFP) for Dubbing & Post-Production of Training Day Short Movie

By | DigitalJobs, Press Release

  Paradigm Initiative (PIN), a social enterprise advocating for digital rights and inclusion in Africa, seeks to obtain the services of professional movie producers, for the post-production (French dubbing) of our short movie, Training Day. The film is based on Paradigm Initiative’s 2019 Digital Rights in Africa report, featuring the story of a young man whose quest for work took an unexpected turn. The movie (available for free download on PIN’s website and available on YouTube) showcases the 2019 Africa Digital Rights report in a different way to resonate with a wider audience. The movie is in English, with French and English subtitles.

 THE OPPORTUNITY 

To ensure the distribution of the movie for Francophone audiences and stakeholders, Paradigm Initiative is looking for a movie production company to French dub the film. The movie production company should have modern production equipment and qualified personnel capable of dubbing the movie with guidance from our internal communications team.

The movie production company will need to:

  • Meet with the Paradigm Initiative team and the original producer to understand the narrative and get accurate data for the dubbing.
  • Deliver original French video files.

TASKS

The movie production company will: 

  1. Review the original script and narration for overall dubbing in French, explaining step-by-step actions.
  2. Align the adaptation closely with the style and tone of the original, while keeping it perfectly synchronised to the actors’ lips, expressions and body language.
  3. Record and use standard French narration and prepare background music for the movie.
  4. Finalise the dubbing according to the feedback provided by Paradigm Initiative.
  5. Finalise any type of data (scripts, images, clips, etc.) after the consultation and approval.
  6. Use the latest high-quality dubbing software.

QUALIFICATIONS, BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

Movie dubbing requires high level technical/professional expertise and creativity; therefore, the successful applicant is required to:

  • Submit three examples of past French video dubbing productions they have directly produced.
  • Demonstrate competency in developing and dubbing movies/films in French.

Supported French accents include France, Swiss or African (Togo, Cameroun, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Congo, Benin, Tchad, Cameroon, Gabon, RCA, Niger, Mali, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria).

The proposal should provide the following information:

  1. Technical proposal: Outline and methodology for undertaking the video dubbing, as well as, the detailed work plan showing the assignment’s important activities and milestones.
  2. Financial proposal: Including a detailed quotation for the production showing all necessary costs.
  3. Contact details of three references.
  4. Updated production portfolio including relevant creative development work and qualifications.

RFP SUBMISSION PROCEDURE 

Please submit proposals and portfolio information to rfp@paradigmhq.org by midnight on September 10, 2020. Any questions regarding this RFP should be directed to the above eMail address.

For more information about PIN, visit https://wwww.paradigmhq.org.

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