The Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) is a non-governmental, non-profit making coalition, made up of organizations with a shared vision to transform Nigeria into a country where every citizen has food and is nutrition secured. CS-SUNN pursues this lofty goal by engaging and mobilizing Government and Non-state actors to advocate for relevant policy implementation, raise awareness, generate evidence, build capacity and stimulate communities to scale-up nutrition in Nigeria, with special focus on maternal and child nutrition. The organizational capacity of CS-SUNN to become a leading voice on nutrition advocacy in Nigeria led to the implementation of the Partnership for Improving Nigerian Nutrition Systems (PINNS project).
The Partnership for Improving Nigeria Nutrition Systems (PINNS) is a project designed to strengthen the Nigeria nutrition systems to be more Result-driven, Effective, Serviceable, Efficient and Transparent (RESET). This is to facilitate the delivery of Nutrition interventions and to hold government accountable on commitments made to allocate, release and use transparently funds for implementation of high impact Nutrition interventions in Nigeria through evidence-based advocacy.
Malnutrition in Nigeria is caused by several factors, for example, lack of food, improper feeding and caring practices, economic and political structures, low status and lack of education among women, etc. Therefore, a multi-sectoral approach is required for reducing and eventually eradicating the scourge. The UNICEF conceptual framework (UNICEF 2013) brings to the fore the need to engage multi-actors, disciplines, sectors and systems in this effort as evidence increasingly suggests that solving malnutrition can benefit from a systems approach (WHO 2009; Hammond &Dube’ 2012).
PINNS project adopts a systems approach to strengthening bodies burdened with the responsibility of reducing malnutrition in Nigeria. It pays attention to the unpredictable interaction among factors, sectors, disciplines and determinants of nutrition, bringing to the table key tools and technical support required for the effective coordination and implementation of programs. PINNs seeks to focus on strengthening governance, policy implementation, effective coordination, financing, building the capacity of state actors, generation and effective communication of evidence and promoting accountability. This collective effort will contribute to a reduction in malnutrition, thereby improving the nutritional status of Nigerians, particularly women and children.
In Nigeria, malnutrition is a significant issue affecting children, families and even the Nigerian economy as a whole. Statistics from the National Demographic Health Survey (NDHS) in 2013 says about 5 million Nigerian children are not exclusively breastfed, exposing them to diseases and death. According to the NDHS, the rate of EBF in Nigeria as at 2013 was 17%. Data released by the Nigerian National Health Survey (NNHS) in 2014 puts the country’s EBF rate at 25%.
With a large population of Nigerian newborns unable to meet their full health potential and susceptible to infections and diseases (due to the non-practice of EBF), the Nigerian economy is at risk. Despite the many nutrition policies, programs and interventions to date, the above statistics demonstrate that there is an urgent need to explore other innovative methods to increase the practice of EBF and promote investments in nutrition.
The poor EBF rates can be attributed to various factors; religious and traditional beliefs, illiteracy, lack of adequate ante-natal care, non-availability of lactating corners in workplaces, non-implementation of policies that promote EBF, poor funding for nutrition interventions and lots more.
Current method of educating Nigerian women about their babies EBF needs is often limited to health visits in hospitals. Developing and disseminating an accessible, enlightening video clip targeting pregnant women, adolescent girls and government will benefit the entire nation. This video will open up a clear picture of EBF successes by communicating ideas in a familiar, concise and non-restrictive way and will draw attention to improving investments in nutrition.
Purpose of Assignment:
The purpose of this assignment is to develop a two-minutes video that will promote increased practice of and investments in Exclusive Breastfeeding.
The specific tasks for the consultants are:
- Develop 2 minutes video on changing the Nigerian Malnutrition story which should showcase:
- Identified mothers exclusively breastfeeding their babies and mothers who exclusively breastfed their children (Working EBF compliant mothers and Sit-at-home EBF compliant mothers).
- extracting information from them on their journey of EBF and the benefits so far.
- Identified Policy maker who is a nutrition champion to present the bigger story; call for a change of the Nigerian Nutrition Story, present ASKS that will support Nigeria to attain improved EBF rates (talking about revitalization of BFI, Implementation of Nutrition policies, the BMI code etc).
- Translate video in three key Nigerian languages subsequently for dissemination in rural areas especially.
- Update CS-SUNN at every stage during pre-production, shooting, and post-production while ensuring that all videos fit the CS-SUNN’s specifications
- Identify Broadcast Media Outfits with large viewership and reach for airing of video.
- Propose and Identify other channels to be harnessed by CS-SUNN for dissemination of video.
By the end of the assignment the following outputs will be expected:
- 2 Minutes Video on changing the Nigerian Malnutrition story in various video formats (3 formats)
- All ORIGINAL rushes/drafts from scripts, interview clips, voice-overs, narration, and other key documents/materials as part of submissions to CS-SUNN.
- Report on the development and finalization of Video-Clip.
- Proposed strategy for dissemination of video outside broadcast media outfits
Type of Consultants Required:
The consultant should be knowledgeable on the Nigerian health/Nutrition systems, with extensive experience on developing and disseminating short videos. A degree in Video Production, Editing, video/filmmaking, Cinematography and its related disciplines is key. At least three years proven experience in Video Production and video editing, use of systematized outboard gears with the new software technology in High Definition digital recording and organization of all aspects of the video production from storyboard, shot-list, production checklist, and cast selection etc.
Candidates should provide evidence of Video Productions through links to the respective sites.
Interested consultants who meet the above stated criteria are to send an expression of interest with the following:
– Curriculum Vitae
– Technical offer containing strategy, work plan and methodology
– Links to past works that relate to this assignment
– Financial offer including: (a) daily consultancy fee– all taxes and duties included; (b) production costs (c) airing cost, etc.
Timing of Consultancy
Assignment must be completed, and final submissions made within 10 working days
|Draft Video Production Strategy Submission||2 days|
|Video Production||5 days|
|Report writing (Draft and Final reports on Video Production)||2 days|
|Total budget for consultancy
Please address correspondence to:
The Executive Secretary,
Civil Society Scaling-up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN)
33 Imo Crescent, Area 1, Garki, Abuja.