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Appel à co-auteurs

By | Advocacy, Digital Rights, DigitalJobs, ICT Policy, ICTs, Internet Freedom, L.I.F.E.

Un rapport sur les droits numériques et l’inclusion en Afrique

Contexte

Paradigm Initiative (PIN) est une entreprise sociale qui construit un système de soutien basé sur les TIC et milite pour les droits numériques afin d’améliorer les moyens de subsistance des jeunes mal desservis. À travers ses équipes, partenaires et réseaux à travers le continent africain, PIN surveille l’état des droits numériques et de l’inclusion en Afrique et intervient avec des programmes et des actions qui répondent le mieux aux défis. L’écosystème numérique en Afrique est marqué par des violations des droits numériques que PIN a bien identifiées dans ses rapports sur les droits numériques en Afrique et a fait l’objet de délibérations mondiales sur des plateformes régionales et internationales telles que DRIF, le Forum sur la gouvernance de l’internet et RightsCon.

Grâce à la communauté des droits numériques et de l’inclusion, les initiatives de plaidoyer changent le paysage numérique en garantissant que les meilleures pratiques sont adoptées dans les politiques et la législation en Afrique. Des progrès significatifs sont en cours dans certains pays africains pour combler le fossé numérique et méritent d’être reconnus. Dans ce contexte, il est pertinent que le PIN documente les droits numériques et les violations d’inclusion, souligne les jalons et formule des recommandations pour améliorer le paysage numérique en Afrique.

Paradigm Initiative sollicite les services de chercheurs sur les droits numériques et l’inclusion en Afrique pour être co-auteurs d’un rapport continental annuel sur les droits numériques et l’inclusion. Chaque chercheur retenu fera rapport sur un pays spécifique. Paradigm Initiative versera une allocation de 800 USD au chercheur pour un travail achevé et soumis de manière satisfaisante.

Justification et portée du rapport

PIN cherche à compiler le rapport annuel 2020 qui donne une analyse approfondie de l’état des droits numériques et de l’inclusion en Afrique en examinant les violations, les lacunes, en enquêtant sur l’utilisation et l’application des politiques et de la législation, ainsi qu’en formulant des recommandations clés pour faire progresser les droits numériques et l’inclusion en Afrique. Le rapport dégagera également des thèmes clés à débattre lors du prochain DRIF21 et mettra en évidence les domaines d’intervention exceptionnels.

Méthodologie

Le rapport comprendra des rapports spécifiques aux pays bien documentés qui sont référencés et soumis par les auteurs des membres de son équipe et de la communauté des droits numériques et de l’inclusion. L’étude des pays adoptera une approche multiforme, combinant des méthodes empiriques et de recherche documentaire pour évaluer à la fois les aspects quantitatifs et qualitatifs des droits numériques et de l’inclusion en Afrique.

Contenu attendu

Les rapports nationaux doivent inclure un contexte et un historique; identifier et discuter des domaines d’évaluation thématiques, se référer à tout cadre juridique, politique et institutionnel du pays et faire des recommandations. Les rapports nationaux peuvent inclure, sans s’y limiter, l’un des domaines d’évaluation thématique suivants;

  • Impact de la réglementation COVID-19 sur les droits numériques et l’inclusion.
  • Jouissance de la liberté d’expression en ligne en 2020
  • Protection des données, confidentialité, identifiants numériques et surveillance
  • Coupures d’Internet
  • Lois sur le discours haineux, la désinformation et la diffamation criminelle
  • L’exclusion numérique en Afrique et son impact sur les droits humains
  • Infrastructure numérique et hiérarchisation des TIC.

Expertise et qualification requises

  • Bonne connaissance du pays sur lequel portera le rapport ;
  • Un diplôme pertinent.
  • Expertise, connaissances et expérience des droits numériques et de l’inclusion.
  • Ligne directrice pour les articles
  • Longueur acceptable du rapport de pays : 1500 mots
  • Anglais ou français.
  • Les auteurs doivent s’assurer que tous les statistiques, faits et données sont correctement référencés.
  • Un seul rapport de pays par chercheur sera accepté.

Les candidats intéressés, veuillez soumettre une réponse accompagnée d’une copie de votre CV et d’un échantillon de travail écrit d’ici le 19 septembre 2020 ici. Les délais complets seront communiqués aux candidats retenus. Les réponses seront communiquées le 1er octobre 2020.

Call for Co-Authors

By | Advocacy, Digital Rights, DigitalJobs, ICT Policy, ICTs, Internet Freedom, L.I.F.E.

A Report on Digital Rights and Inclusion in Africa

Background

Paradigm Initiative (PIN) is a social enterprise that builds an ICT-enabled support system and advocates for digital rights in order to improve livelihoods for under-served youth. Through its teams, partners and networks across the African continent, PIN monitors the state of digital rights and inclusion in Africa and intervenes with programs and actions that best respond to the challenges.  The digital ecosystem in Africa is marked by digital rights violations which PIN has aptly captured in its Digital Rights in Africa reports as well as been subject for global deliberations at regional and international platforms such as DRIF, Internet Governance Forum, and RightsCon.

Through the digital rights and inclusion community, advocacy initiatives are changing the digital landscape ensuring best practices are adopted into policy and legislation in Africa. The meaningful strides being taken in some African countries to bridge the digital divide are worth acknowledging.  With this background, it is pertinent that PIN documents digital rights and inclusion violations, highlights milestones and makes recommendations for improving the digital landscape in Africa.

Paradigm Initiative seeks the services of researchers on digital rights and inclusion from within Africa to be co-authors of an annual continental report on digital rights and inclusion. Each successful researcher will report on a specific country. Paradigm Initiative will pay a stipend of USD $800 to the researcher for work satisfactorily completed and submitted.

Rationale and Scope of the report

PIN seeks to compile the 2020 annual report that gives an in-depth analysis of the state of digital rights and inclusion in Africa by examining violations, gaps, investigating the use and application of policy and legislation as well as draw key recommendations for advancing digital rights and inclusion in Africa. The report will also draw key themes for deliberation at the upcoming DRIF21 and highlight outstanding areas for intervention.

Methodology

The report will comprise of well-researched country specific reports which are referenced and submitted by authors from its team members and digital rights and inclusion community. The study of the countries will take a multifaceted approach, combining empirical and desk-research methods to assess both quantitative and qualitative aspects of digital rights and inclusion in Africa.

Expected Content

Country Reports must include a context and background; identify and discuss the thematic assessment areas, refer to any in-country legal, policy and institutional framework and make recommendations. The country reports may include and not limited to any of the following thematic assessment areas;

  • Impact of COVID-19 Regulations on digital rights and inclusion.
  • Enjoyment of Freedom of Expression online in 2020
  • Data Protection, Privacy, Digital IDs and Surveillance
  • Internet Shutdowns
  • Hate Speech, Misinformation and Criminal Defamation Laws
  • Digital exclusion in Africa and its impact on human rights
  • Digital infrastructure and prioritization of ICT.

 Required expertise and qualification

  • Good understanding of the country to be reported on;
  • A relevant degree qualification.
  • Expertise, knowledge, and experience in digital rights and inclusion.

Guideline for Articles

  • Acceptable Length of Country Report: 1500 words
  • English or French.
  • Authors to please ensure that all statistics, facts and data are properly referenced.
  • Only 1 country report per researcher will be accepted.

Interested candidates, kindly submit a response together with a copy of your resume and sample written work by 19 September 2020 here. Full timelines will be communicated to successful candidates. Responses will be communicated on 1 October 2020.

Vacancy: Finance and Assets Manager

By | Advocacy, DigitalJobs, ICTs, L.I.F.E.

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.

Job Summary:

The Finance and Assets Manager will be responsible for the financial health of Paradigm Initiative. One of his/her core functions will be to produce financial reports and develop strategies based on financial research. The successful candidate will guide and support the Leadership Team and Executive Director in making sound business decisions in the long and short term.

The FAM will be responsible for distributing the financial resources of Paradigm Initiative including budget planning and will support the executive management team by offering insights and financial advice that will facilitate sound business decision-making

Reporting To:

Executive Director

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor the day-to-day financial operations within the company, such as payroll, invoicing, and other transactions
  • Oversee financial department employees, including financial assistants and accountants
  • Prepare monthly and annual Management Reports
  • Manage the liquidity of the Organization
  • Contract outside services for tax preparation, auditing, banking, investments, and other financial needs as necessary
  • Track the company’s financial status and performance to identify areas for potential improvement
  • Seek out methods for minimising financial risk to the company
  • Research and analyse financial reports and market trends
  • Provide insightful information and expectations to senior executives to aid in long-term and short-term decision making
  • Review financial data and prepare monthly and annual reports
  • Prepare and present financial reports to board members, stakeholders, executives, and clients in formal meetings
  • Stay up-to-date with technological advances and accounting software to be used for financial purposes
  • Establish and maintain financial policies and procedures for the company
  • Understand and adhere to financial regulations and legislation
  • Prepare financial reports and reconciliations to general ledger data
  • Make timely recommendations for mitigating strategies and risk rating changes
  • Prepare and review timely assets management reports
  • Prepare regular investment reports and risk assessment of investments
  • Manage and maintain all properties and acquisitions
  • Strategize on the best model for managing the organization’s assets and resources
  • Conduct periodic review of all assets and acquisitions
  • Evaluate the value of all properties and suggesting ways for generating revenue
  • Objectively review Paradigm Initiative’s business processes
  • Evaluate the efficacy of risk management procedures that are currently in place
  • Protect against fraud and theft of Paradigm Initiative’s assets

Required Skills and competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills, follow-through attitude and attention to details;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Good supervisory and leadership skills;
  • Research skills;
  • Critical thinking skills;
  • Innovative and creative abilities;
  • Integrity;
  • Multi-tasking abilities;
  • Honesty;
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant laws on Accounting and Taxation;
  • Knowledge of and experience with various Accounting software such as Quickbooks.

Education and Experience

  • A First Degree in Accounting, Economics or Finance;
  • Must be a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants or the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria;
  • Possession of a second degree will be an added advantage;
  • Must have at least 7 years’ hands-on experience in a Senior Finance role;
  • Hands-on knowledge of relevant accounting and taxation laws.
  • A background in audit would be an added advantage.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Monitoring the day-to-day financial operations within the company, such as payroll, invoicing, and other transactions;
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring Financial strategies and initiatives 
  • Regular development of overall Financial strategies, systems, tactics and procedures aligned with Paradigm Initiative’s Best Place To Work initiative and Strategic Management Plan;
  • Minimizing costs and maximizing profits to promote organizational growth;
  • Performing internal and external auditing functions when required;
  • Procurement of quality assets and items for the organisation at the best price;
  • Tagging of assets at a maximum of 2 days after purchase;
  • Quarterly update of inventory of assets in all PIN’s offices;
  • Annual error-free auditing of the Organization’s finances;
  • Monthly error-free drafting of financial reports;
  • Monthly statutory payments;
  • Maximum of 3 days downtime for any asset.

For the purpose of gender balance, a female candidate will be preferred. 

How to apply

Qualified candidates should send their resume with subject as FINANCE AND ASSETS MANAGER to hr@paradigmhq.org.

The application closes on September 16, 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. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Salary is N3.5M gross per annum. Other benefits including employer contribution of pension, medical cover, 13th month salary and leave allowance apply.

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

Appel à propositions pour le doublage du film « Training Day » de Paradigm Initiative

By | DigitalJobs, Press Release

Paradigm Initiative (PIN), une entreprise sociale prônant les droits numériques et l’inclusion en Afrique, cherche à obtenir les services de producteurs de films professionnels, pour la postproduction (doublage français) de son court métrage, Training Day. Le film est inspiré du rapport 2019 sur les droits numériques en Afrique de Paradigm Initiative, mettant en vedette l’histoire d’un jeune homme dont la quête de travail a pris une tournure inattendue. Le film (disponible en téléchargement libre sur le site Web de PIN et disponible sur YouTube) présente le rapport sur les droits numériques en Afrique 2019 d’une manière différente pour toucher un public plus large. Le film est en anglais, sous-titré en français et en anglais.

L’OPPORTUNITÉ

Pour assurer la diffusion du film auprès du public et des parties prenantes francophones, Paradigm Initiative recherche une société de production cinématographique pour doubler le film en français. La société de production de films doit disposer d’un équipement de production moderne et d’un personnel qualifié capable de doubler le film avec les conseils de notre équipe de communication interne. La société de production de films devra :

  • Rencontrer l’équipe de Paradigm Initiative et le producteur original pour comprendre le récit et obtenir des données précises pour le doublage.
  • Fournir des fichiers vidéo originaux en français.

TÂCHES

La société de production de films :

  • Passer en revue le script original et la narration pour le doublage global en français, en expliquant les actions étape par étape.
  • Aligner étroitement l’adaptation avec le style et le ton de l’original, tout en le maintenant parfaitement synchronisé avec les lèvres, les expressions et le langage corporel des acteurs.
  • Enregistrer et utiliser la narration française standard et préparer la musique de fond pour le film.
  • Finaliser le doublage en fonction des commentaires fournis par Paradigm Initiative.
  • Finaliser tout type de données (scripts, images, clips, etc.) après consultation et approbation.
  • Utiliser le dernier logiciel de copie de haute qualité.

QUALIFICATIONS, CONTEXTE ET EXPÉRIENCE :

 Le doublage de films nécessite une expertise technique et professionnelle de haut niveau et de la créativité ; par conséquent, le candidat retenu doit :

  • Soumettre trois exemples de productions de doublage vidéo françaises antérieurs qu’ils ont directement produits.
  • Démontrer une compétence dans le développement et le doublage de films/films en français.
  • Les accents français pris en charge incluent la France, la Suisse ou l’Afrique (Togo, Cameroun, Côte d’Ivoire, Sénégal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Congo, Bénin, Tchad, Cameroun, Gabon, RCA, Niger, Mali, Maroc, Tunisie, Algérie).

La proposition doit fournir les informations suivantes :

  • Proposition technique : aperçu et méthodologie pour entreprendre le doublage vidéo, ainsi que le plan de travail détaillé montrant les activités et étapes importantes de la mission.
  • Proposition financière : y compris un devis détaillé pour la production montrant tous les coûts nécessaires.
  • Coordonnées de trois références.
  • Portfolio de production mis à jour, y compris les travaux de développement créatif et les qualifications pertinentes

Si vous êtes le producteur que nous recherchons, veuillez soumettre votre proposition avant le 30 août 2020.

CHRONOLOGIE

Le travail à effectuer commencera le 1er septembre 2020 et devrait être pratiquement terminé le 10 septembre 2020.

CONDITIONS DE SOUMISSION

Veuillez soumettre les propositions et les informations  à rfp@paradigmhq.org avant minuit le 10 septembre 2020. Toutes les questions concernant cet appel d’offre doivent être adressées à l’adresse e-mail ci-dessus.

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