Term of Reference for Film Production

at Professional Alliance for Development-PADet
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted May 6, 2022
Category NGO
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



Professional Alliance for Development/PADet is an indigenous, non-partisan, non-governmental organization established in 1998 with the main objectives of improving the situation of poor and vulnerable children, youth, and women through implementing programs of Food Security and Livelihood, Peace Building, RH/HIV/AIDS, Social Accountability, Gender Equality and Women Empowerment and Child Protection/Development. The organization has several programs in Oromia, Amhara and Afar regions and in Addis Ababa city administration.

Currently, PADet has been implementing a project called a bottom-up policy engagements of citizens and CSOs to promote peace in Raya Kobo, Mersa Habru woredas and Kemise and Ataye town administrations with the fund from European Union Civil Society Fund III (EU CSF III). The Action envisages a bottom-up engagement of Citizens and CSO to deliver specific outputs related to peace building. These will, in turn, lead to achieve the expected outcomes of advancing and institutionalizing democratic values; overcoming the root causes of local conflicts and strengthening social cohesion.


 To this end the PADet has conducted research on conflict management best practices. Drawing on this research PADet aims to produce audio visual films and use the medium of short television broadcasting as a means of promoting knowledge of the traditional conflict resolution mechanisms used by different communities and to encourage public dialogue about the way these mechanisms can promote to peace, bottom-up democratic citizens engagement and contribute for national reconciliation in a sustainable way.


The overall objective of this service is to document and broadcast two 20-minute films on conflict management best practices to promote the importance of peacebuilding and reconciliation in Ethiopia and to encourage citizens to consider how traditional approaches can contribute towards these ends.

Job Requirements

  • The successful service provider must demonstrate that they have capacity to prepare the scripts for the television documentary films, be able to call on a suitable cohort of actors and production specialists (film, sound and editing) and have access to all of the equipment necessary for producing these dramas.
  • The firm leader should have experience in implementing similar projects in Ethiopia and have a track record of producing short television drama, documentaries or films.
  • The firm leader or associate producers should have experience in facilitating processes that allow for audiences to provide feedback on productions.
  • The firm should have experience in negotiating transmission/broadcasting contracts with television stations.
  • The multi-disciplinary film crew/team should be at minimum comprised of six core team members.
  • The Director, Producer, Script Writer, Editor: should have a minimum of 5 years’ track record of producing short television drama, documentaries or films and relevant undergraduate degrees
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