Promoting Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment and Rights (POWER) Project
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Consultant hiring for producing short films in rural context themed on Unpaid Care Work (UCW)
ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) is implementing Promoting Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment and Rights (POWER) project funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. POWER is a multi-country project aiming to increase the income of women and their ability to control over income, through practicing Climate Resilience Sustainable Agriculture (CRSA), accessing markets and recognizing, reducing and redistributing Unpaid Care Work (UCW) and in Bangladesh, the project is implementing in Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat, and Dinajpur district. SKS Foundation is the implementing partner.
UCW is an inherently gendered phenomenon: a clear majority of uncompensated, unrecognised and undervalued care work is carried out by women. It includes household chores, childcare and care of ill and elderly persons, fetching water and collecting firewood. When this work is carried out in the person’s own home and is unpaid, it is not reflected in national statistics or economic analyses, despite its centrality to our day-to-day wellbeing. It is perceived less valuable than paid work and it is ignored and not considered to be “work” even by the women and men who engage in and get benefit directly from these activities.
In Bangladesh, a pilot time use survey was first conducted by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) in 2012 to provide estimates of the amount of time spend in various activities of the population aged 15 years and above in System of National Accounts (BBS,2012:2). The survey shows, women above 15 years non-working women spend 6.2 hours daily and the men spend 1.2 hours in household work. Following that ActionAid Bangladesh had developed a tool to capture time spent by adult women and men in her intervention areas in Northern areas in Bangladesh and a survey conducted where the respondents were the members of the women’s collectives. It showed, a woman spent almost 12 years of their life span in the kitchen.
Under Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (UN, 2015) gender equality and empower all women and girls have been guaranteed. The global indicators for performance management for this specific goal include percentage of time spent on unpaid domestic and care work, by sex, age group and location.
To achieve the goal AAB beliefs the government should take steps for recognition, reduction and redistribution of UCW considering women’s immense contribution in family, society and state as whole. With the vision AAB is continuing the effort and working on Unpaid Care Work issue.
In this context, POWER project intends to develop two short films in rural context themed on Unpaid Care Work (UCW). The short films will depict the message of:
Ultimately the message of equity will be shared as there is no work as `woman’s work’ in daily household chores. Instead happiness among the couples could be increased when the UCW is shared within. Thus, women can enable some time to participate equally in the society and the economy. Leadership is building up among women farmers, they are actively participating in community structures and decision-making process. POWER project, AAB will use these short films to undertake Policy Advocacy action in national and international level.
Scope of work:
There are a lot of scope to break the social stereotypes and influence people to bring change through the Audio-Visual (AV) presentation. It is a new theme and food for thought for the creative idea makers to work on.
The Consultant’s specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:
Task Implementation Plan:
The deliverables of the assignment are mentioned below.
Duration of the production:
The duration of each of the short films will be within 3-5min (max).
Timeline for the task:
July -August 2020
Inputs/services to be provided
Budget and Payment:
POWER Project, AAB will bear the cost of developing of the documentary. POWER Project, AAB will bear the cost, which will be BDT 6,50,000 including all VAT and Tax.
Payments will be made in the following two installments
AAB will deduct VAT & TAX from the contract value during payment as per rules and regulations of GoB. No other benefits shall be admissible beyond what is stipulated in the contract, nor does it guarantee a regular position in AAB.
Key Contact Person:
Md. Helal Uddin
Project Manager- POWER Project, ActionAid Bangladesh (email@example.com)
To keep in Copy and any clarifications, please write to
Ishrat Jahan Biju
Project Coordinator- POWER Project, ActionAid Bangladesh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Outline of the technical proposal
It is mandatory that the proposal should maintain the following format:
Detailed CV’s of the team members, It is desirable that the proposal should contain the above mentioned sections only.
Outline of the financial proposal
The budget of the task should be broken down in details as like the following format:
The Individual Consultant/Consultancy firm may include/exclude any necessary heads from the above-mentioned format. All the pages of the financial proposal should be signed by the Individual Consultant/Consultancy firm.
Submission of the proposal
Taking the above mentioned responsibilities and scope of work if you feel confident and interest, you are requested to submit a technical and financial proposal along with a CV of lead consultant and other members of her/his team and profile of organization to email@example.com on or before 14 July 2020.