Consultant: International Humanitarian Coordination System (IHCS) Instructional Training Video Concern Worldwide U.S.

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Organization: Concern Worldwide
Closing date: 19 Mar 2021

Concern Worldwide US is looking for a skilled communications professional to develop and produce an instructional training video to be utilized during virtual workshops focused on the International Humanitarian Coordination System. Ideally, the video will utilize multimedia formats including illustrations/ animations, text, and audio voiceovers. The video should be no longer than ten minutes in total.

Scope of Work:

The “Building a Better Response: Strengthening Capacity for Coordination in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies” project aims to strengthen the capacity of national and international NGO personnel, as well as other humanitarian actors, to engage with the international humanitarian coordination system in a manner that improves overall coordination and response to the needs of affected populations. Funded by the US Agency for International Development’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), the project is implemented through a consortium that brings together a combination of operational and technical expertise, spearheaded by International Medical Corps in collaboration with Concern Worldwide US and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

The Building a Better Response Project has produced a variety of learning tools, including an e-learning course (available in Arabic, English, and French) and a series of in-person on the international humanitarian coordination system. The target audience for the project’s learning tools are mid-level professionals working in a variety of humanitarian contexts globally.

As humanitarian emergencies grow increasingly complex, there is expanding need for highly trained staff who can respond to these emergencies. The project has found over the years that the best way to train individuals in this regard is through intensive workshop-based trainings, an element of the project’s programming which has shown overwhelming success. Workshops range in format from one to three days and take place in locations close to humanitarian response hubs where IASC coordination mechanisms are in place. Workshop methodologies are highly participatory with a variety of asynchronous learning techniques that utilize group work, lecture, and online learning. To date, over 90 workshops have been held to date in numerous humanitarian contexts.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the BBR consortium will host a series of English language remote workshops convening regional cohorts from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. As such, the project requires a consultant to adapt foundational workshop curriculum, which is historical delivered in-person, into an engaging instructional video.

With guidance and oversight from Concern Worldwide, the Consultant will be responsible for:

· Ideation of an instructional training video on the International Humanitarian Coordination System including creative design and film direction.

· Undertaking script writing, illustrations/ animations, and voice over acting.

· All aspects of filming, editing, and final video production.


· Complete production of 1 English-language instructional training video on the International Humanitarian Coordination System (IHCS); video should be no longer than 10 minutes total in length.**

This consultancy must be completed by April 20, 2021 with no possibility for extension.


· The consultant will be a communications professional with prior experience writing, directing, and producing.

· They will have experience managing a production team.

· They will have experience with the development of training materials including for virtual training.

· They will have knowledge of the humanitarian coordination system, including the cluster approach, and humanitarian leadership structures (e.g. HCT/HC).

How to apply:

Please submit a CV and short project proposal (1-2 pages); including estimated timeframe and related costs to The timeframe on these deliverables is tight, so proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis; thus, interested parties are suggested to respond in a timely manner.

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