Terms of Reference-Video on HOME SCHOOLING

Save the Children

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Terms of Reference-Video on HOME SCHOOLING


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 ‘Home Schooling’ program.

After the breakout of COVID-19 pandemic on late March 2020 in Nepal, federal government-imposed lockdown in country. Many schools were closed after lockdown and were converted in quarantine centres and isolation centres to manage the COVID- 19 patients and community people who return from other districts/country. During that period, children were unable to continue their education in schools. Therefore, Save the children introduced “Home Schooling”

approach to continue the education of children even during the pandemic situation at project areas which is relevant and in practice during new normal situation to promote learning performance of children at home. Save the Children in partnership with its local partner organizations oriented the parents of children, who are literate on home schooling concept with coordination of rural/municipality and schools and provided the essential materials to continue learning at home. Later, Center for Education and Human Resource Development (CEHRD) under Ministry of Education, Science and Technology developed Home Schooling Management Facilitation Guideline 2078 adapting to this Home-Schooling initiative of Sahayatra II project.

The activity aims to continue learning opportunities for children in the comfort of their own homes. The video documentary is expected to capture the overall process, and impact of this activity, its contribution to children’s learning, 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.

To capture this best practice, the consulting crew will have to visit three working palikas out of five 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 5 minutes.


We expect the video to capture one of the best practices of Sahayatra II known as ‘Home Schooling’ program which is targeted to learning continuity of the children at their own homes anytime during either emergency or development period. 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
  • To capture their learning performance after enrolling at school at home
  • To capture the changes brought out in the lives of the children and their families after enrolling under School at Home program
  • To capture learning and sustainability of the intervention

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 to three specified palikas out of five which lies inside 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 the education sector/theme, as well as Masters, bachelor’s, and intermediate degrees in related fields such as mass communication and journalism, digital filmmaking, visual arts, cinematography, and so on.
  • 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 to travel to remote areas of working districts
  • Ability to accept and incorporate feedback
  • Familiarity with development programs/issues is an asset (particularly in education issues)
  • Ability to provide excellent professional quality English subtitling
  • Good knowledge in Safeguarding Policy
  • An important requirement of one sign language interpreter in the team (or hired one who will work after video footages are captured from the field/during postproduction) to transform the videos for sign language PIP broadcasting is to make the video more inclusive for children/people with disabilities
  • Maintain GESI at least one female should be included in the team)

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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