Terms of Reference-Film on SCHOOL AT HOME

Save the Children

Save the Children has been operating in Nepal since 1976. Our programs to improve the lives of children in Nepal are guided by the National Plan of Action for Children and the UN Millennium Development Goals. As the largest child-focused organization in the Nepal, we cover a wide geographical area with multiple programs that support our vision for all children…

Terms of Reference-Film on SCHOOL AT HOME


Best practice of Sahayatra-II

Terms of Reference


Save the Children is the leading global independent organization for children. Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

Our vision: A world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development, and participation.

Our mission: To inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Our values: Accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity, and integrity.

We are committed to ensuring our resources are used as efficiently as possible, to focus them on achieving maximum impact for children.

Sahayatra II Project background

Save the Children together with its local partners is implementing the Integrated Program – Sahayatra II (2019-2023) in five municipalities of three remote hilly districts in the Karnali State of Nepal: Jajarkot, Dailekh and Kalikot districts. The project is funded by Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD). Sahayatra II seeks to enhance the institutional capacity of local and state governments and civil society to respond and create an environment for survival, protection, development, and participation, with a focus on children’s learning, development, and protection from violence; safe school; teenage pregnancy and child marriage; and the underlying framework of child rights governance. The project contributes at the state and federal level to impact change at scale and sustainable impact.

The project targets two municipalities and three rural municipalities of Karnali State: Tilagupha Municipality and Subhakalika Rural Municipality of Kalikot; Gurans Rural Municipality of Dailekh; Chhedagaad Municipality, and Kushe Rural Municipality of Jajarkot district.

The project plans to document one of the best practices of the project known as ‘School at Home’ intervention. There were altogether 162 children with disabilities (Baseline Report 2019) in the project areas who were out of school due to disabilities and lack of disability friendly infrastructure in school. Therefore, ‘School at Home’ program has been designed and implemented for children who are out of school and deprived of education due to their multiple disabilities. The program aims to provide learning opportunities in the comfort of their own homes with the support of a trained facilitator to eventually enrol/integrate them in formal schools/education based on their learning level. There are altogether 29 children with multiple disability who are being supported through this activity. The film is expected to capture the overall process, and impact on children, capture learnings and achievements of this activity and way forward for the program’s sustainability.

The film will be a visual evidence piece made primarily for donors, government, and relevant stakeholders and eventually to be used in social media and for internal sharing purposes. This video also will be used as model to encourage organizations who are working for education sector to ensure rights to education for all children.

To capture this best practice, the consulting crew will have to visit any three working palikas of the project in Dailekh, Jajarkot and Kalikot. The film will be made in the style of a short documentary with the run time being no more than 4-5 minutes.


We expect the video to capture one of the best practices of Sahayatra II known as ‘School at Home’ program which is targeted to children deprived of education due to their multiple disabilities. The video will be developed to meet the following objectives:

  • To capture the innovative approach of the project which has been replicated by the local governments as well with key process of school at home program implementation and its impact on children and their families.
  • To capture views and ways in which the program can be made sustainable in future

Target Audience

Primary audience: Donors, three levels of government, school level stakeholders like teachers, parents, and SMCs.

Secondary audience: Child cubs, staff, other development agencies and general audience.

Location and official travel involved

The consultant will have to travel three palikas out of five working R/Municipalities of three districts (Dailekh, Jajarkot and Kalikot) as assigned by Save the Children.

Experience and skill set required

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in making videos and films about education, as well as master’s, bachelor’s, and intermediate degrees in related fields such as mass communication and journalism, digital filmmaking, visual arts, cinematography, and so on.
  • Experience of working in the disability sector will be given priority.
  • Experience of interviewing/working with children and families.
  • Previous working experience in the development sector or with Save the Children would be an asset.
  • Flexible in traveling to remote working districts.
  • Ability to accept and incorporate feedback.
  • Familiarity with development programs/issues is an asset (particularly in education issues).
  • Excellent professional quality English subtitling.
  • Good knowledge of safeguarding policy.
  • Maintain GESI At least one female should be included in the team.
  • An important requirement of one sign language interpreter in the team (or hired one who will work after video footage is captured from the field/during postproduction) is to transform the videos for sign language PIP broadcasting to make the video more inclusive for children/people with disabilities

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How to Apply

Proposals Submission Guideline/Required Documents

Interested team of professional experienced consultants should submit the below-mentioned documents by 10 July, 2022 at procurementmfwfo.nepal@savethechildren.org

[The proposals can be dropped off at the reception of Save the Children office]:

Procurement Coordinator – Sourcing

Supply Chain Department

Save the Children, MFWFO- Office

Birendranagar Municipality, Kalunchok, Surkhet

Tel: +977-083-525756