Call for Proposals: Video Company

June 2, 2020

Type: Home-based (individual or team of consultants)

Duration: 22 June – 24 August 2020

Scope of work: Production of multiple whiteboard styled “explainer” videos

Delivery: 24 August 2020

About Hivos

Hivos is an international organization that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Counterbalance alone, however, is not enough. Our primary focus is achieving structural change.

Open Up Contracting

To ensure citizens have equal and inclusive access to public goods and services and can meaningfully engage in public resource allocation and policy decisions, Hivos and ARTICLE 19 have launched the Open Up Public Contracting program. It aims to:

  1. Increase transparency of government’s public spending and procurement processes;
  2. Have non-state actors participate and engage citizens in the planning, procurement, and monitoring of public contracting; and
  3. Make sure accountability mechanisms are created to receive and act upon citizen feedback.

The program is implemented in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Indonesia, Philippines, Guatemala, and Bolivia in close cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

The program supports local partners such as independent journalists, activists, businesses and civic watchdog organizations in their efforts to use contracting data and public revenue flows for public scrutiny and advocacy campaigns, to translate the data into meaningful information for citizens.

What we are looking for

The Open Up Contracting program is seeking a company that can produce a “whiteboard” style high quality video of 2-3 minutes. The video will focus on the context that a partner organisations from the Open Up Contracting program works in and an outcome achieved by them during the program time. The video will be part of a series of 3-4 videos from different countries that the program is active in. 

Goal of Project

The videos will serve two primary purposes:

  • Show the context in which this partner organization works, the problems they are dealing with and the strategies they use to overcome those problems.
  • Zoom in on and explain the case in order to explain what the program is doing/achieving and why to others outside of the program context. The video series will help build a cohesive story across the countries where the program is active and streamline this message for external communication.

The successful applicant will collaborate with Hivos and partners at all stages of the production of the videos. The applicant will deliver a creative brief, draft/final script as well as storyboard, and final production of videos. Complete project wrap-up is 24 August.

Qualifications and how to apply

The proposal should include a timeline, listing which activities are proposed and when they would be conducted. The budget will be determined following the review of proposals. Please provide an estimated, itemized budget within the proposal. The budget should include all costs, total number of working days including the hourly rate of members of the team, and any additional direct expenses (for materials, traveling if needed, etc).

The proposal should also include examples, if any, of similar projects already undertaken or completed.

Please submit your proposal by 15 June to Jolien van der Vaart ( Please include an overview of the firm’s services, examples of prior work on similar projects, list of key staff who would work on the project with their summary biographies.

If you have questions about this call for proposals, please contact Jolien van der Vaart (