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The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, not-for-profit international development agency, which was founded in 1967 by Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, Aga Khan IV. AKF seeks to provide long-term solutions to problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy and ill health in the poorest parts of South and Central Asia, Eastern and Western Africa, and the Middle East

Request for Proposal for Communication and Content Consultant

Consultant scope of work

The consultant or organization will be required to work in-person and remotely and in close collaboration with diverse teams across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, regionally, and globally. The consultant/organization will be working in very close collaboration with the Regional Education and ECD Advisor, Regional Communications Officer, and the MECP Programme Directors to:

  • Collate MECP content from across communication, project documents, and research and learning papers from across East Africa
  • Critically engage with the materials to cross learning, replicable trends, etc. to develop a synopsis of MECP’s learning journey over the past decade, history over the past 40 years, etc.
  • Engage with MECP’s programming and personnel to develop a clear communication on MECP’s contribution to ECD over the past 40 years
  • Drawing on all the above, develop clear, concise, and targeted content for communication products with a clear purpose, audience (including internal), and channel of communication.

Key deliverables

While the exact quantity on the below are yet to be determined, the deliverable will include:

  • Collated library of MECP content
  • Synopsis of a decade of research and learning
  • MECP’s education 40-year history and impact journey
  • Targeted content to communicate research, learning, journey, and contemporary programming of MECP

N.B. It is NOT expected for this consultant to be a graphic design expert or produce the final product in high design

Work Plan

It is expected for this scope of work to require approximately 60 days of time. Exact timelines on deliverables will be finalized during inception. AKF and MECP fully expect to be working with the consultant/organization to the end of 2022.

Criteria for selection

It is expected that the successful consultant/organization will:

  • Experience working in the education sector and evidence of writing education content
  • Evidence of excellent English language writing skills
  • Evidence of developing content for diverse audiences
  • Experience in communication, public affairs, and/or journalism
  • Proven analytical skills
  • Ability to work within diverse and remote teams
  • Ability to work under tight timelines

Request For Proposals for Madarasa Early Childhood Programme (MECP) @40 Video/Film Production

Scope of work

AKF is seeking a partner consultant or organization to co-create a storyline of MECP over the past 40 years of change in MECP and history. Initially, there will need to be a process of co-creating and finalizing the narrative, storyboards, and interview process with AKF and MECP. Once complete, AKF and MECP will film all new footage by 16th September (although footage can be sent earlier). In addition, the consultant or organization will be provided with relevant B-Roll footage and photographs to enable the video to go deeper and draw on historical footage.


  • Co-designed narrative and storyboard for the video on MECP over the past 40 years.
  • Co-designed interview guidelines and questions.
  • Take the new and existing footage and turn it into one 5–7-minute video to demonstrate the 40 years of change in MECP history.
  • Create eight 30 seconds to 1-minute social media highlighting the people who have contributed ad benefited from MECP over the past 40 years and elevating these voices.

Contract duration

The partnership will be valid 2 months

Qualifications Required

The consultant or organization is required to demonstrate evidence and experience of:

  • the implementation of a safeguarding policy and procedures to ensure safety of interviewees and others on film.
  • Skilled in the following industry tools: Final Cut Pro and Pro Tools
  • Knowledge and experience in working with Adobe After Effects and Adobe Audition.
  • Experience in digitizing and video streaming for the web and other multimedia services.

How to apply

Consultants or organisations interested in this opportunity with AKF should submit:

  • Three-page (maximum) proposal on how you propose to achieve the scope of work
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Example of writing(Not less than 2)
  • Example of a finalised communication product (Not less than 2)
  • Proposed budget inclusive of the consultant’s accommodation, transport, and meals where necessary as AKF will not cater for these expenses separately. The budget should include withholding tax (5% for Kenyans, 15% for East Africans and 20% for non-Kenyans).

Applications should be submitted to by 25th of August 2022 noon.

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