Lao PDR – U.S. International and ASEAN Integration (USAID LUNA II)

Lao PDR – U.S. International and ASEAN Integration (USAID LUNA II)

Green Building, 5th Floor Naxay Saysettha

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  • VIDEOGRAPHER USAID LUNA IIREQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (RFEI)VIDEOGRAPHER TO PRODUCE A VIDEO ON NATURAL DYEING TRAINING(FIRMS OR INDIVIDUALS)The Lao PDR – U.S. International and ASEAN Integration project (USAID LUNA II or the “project”) is funded by USAID. It seeks to improve the overall business-related legal and regulatory environment in Lao PDR by supporting efforts to meet the country’s commitmentsunder the WTO, the AEC, and the U.S.-Lao Bilateral Trade Agreement. USAID’s implementing partner is Nathan Associates, Inc., an American company operating under an MOU with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.Amongst other activities USAID LUNA II working with women-owned businesses the handicraft sector in northern Laos to take better advantage of cross-border trading opportunities. In particular it is working with a trainer on natural dyeing, which will eventually produce a handbook on this subject.OBJECTIVEThe objective of the activity is to produce a Lao language video. The beneficiary audiences are based in Xiengkhuang and Huaphan provinces. The video is expected to feature lessons on natural dyeing processes such, natural dyeing preparation, extraction and dyeing in order to attach this video with the handbook.SPECIFIC TASKSActing in close coordination with USAID LUNA II, the chosen applicant will be expected to: Develop a plan for achieving the objectives described above. Develop and share with LUNA II a script of each video. Present a draft video to USAID LUNA II for comment on content and approach. There might be 3 parts in the video such as preparation (5min), extraction(10min) and dyeing(20min). Produce a high quality final video in both SD and HD formats, suitable for viewing on a wide variety of devices. Lao traditional music/sound can be added as a sound/Rhythm.SELECTION CRITERIAUSAID LUNA II intends to emphasize, in addition to cost effectiveness, the following criteria in making its selection from among prospective applicants: The extent of the applicant’s experience in producing educational or development-workrelated videos for international organizations in Laos and the region. An understanding, and appreciation of natural dyeing and/or textiles. Lao language abilities sufficient to interview, narrate, and edit in that language. The technical capacity (video equipment, sound recording, lighting, and editing programs) appropriate for producing a high quality video within the required deadline. The quality of past work in the applicant’s portfolio. The team that the applicant would deploy to produce the video, how each will contribute, and how the project leader will ensure their timely contribution to the project. The extent that the team leader can balance a passionate vision for the project against the practicalities of working in the region and the demands of USAID LUNA II.COPYRIGHTS AND BRANDINGApplicants should expect to retain no copyrights to the material produced for video. They may reproduce limited sections of it for inclusion in his/her portfolio of past work. The finished video must conform with USAID branding guidelines, in particular the placement and style of the USAID logo.NOT A CONTRACTUAL OFFERThis is not a contractual offer. It merely is a request to obtain information sufficient to allow a further discussion of final terms. USAID LUNA II thus reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, waive any anomalies in proposals, negotiate with any or all bidders, and/or modify or cancel the RFEI.HOW TO APPLYInterested applicants should submit a statement in English explaining how their skills, knowledge and other qualifications both meet the criteria above and are likely to achieve the contemplated objective. In the submission the applicant should provide an estimate of the length of time necessary to achieve the results described above and the expected fee to be charged for this service. Such materials should be submitted to the USAID LUNA II Project, addressed to Green Building, 5th Floor, Ban Naxay, Saysetha District, Vientiane Capital, Tel: (856-21) 454 923, Fax: (856-21) 454 924, or by sending an email to CSounsiri@nathaninc.com and SVongsinnasone@nathaninc.com.The closing date for submission of materials is May 7, 2018.All applications will be treated confidentially and only short-listed candidates will be notified.Electronic Copy: Normally available at 108Jobs, or by requesting from us (and we will email it to you).Questions should be submitted to the above email addresses. Any answers we provide will appear at  https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQh-DuAEmA5UwAGGGPba3Y5Cze3IkmvVRgzv6-c3yXWtBz6LMJWDvRvHyL029pVBJK6B1yMDjzgA-Q/pub
Email : Mchanthavong@nathaninc.com;SVongsinnasone@nathaninc.com
Telephone : 856-21) 454 923
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