Video Development for Online Health Module

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Published September 8, 2021

Deadline: 27 September 2021 (Monday)

Location : Remote

About Us

Since it was founded in 2009, the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) has grown to become a credible platform and voice for transgender people in Asia and the Pacific, working to ensure that their needs and rights are represented politically, socially, culturally and economically. APTN addresses trans-specific issues including vulnerability to gender-based violence, stigma and discrimination, risks for HIV infection, and health issues stemming from almost complete lack of access to appropriate health and medical care. The network serves as a platform for trans people to advocate for access to health, legal gender recognition, legislative reform, social justice and human rights and to exchange information and strategies with each other. 

APTN has published several key reports, policy and technical briefs that have been used to inform programmes, policy and laws. APTN envisions a society that upholds, respects, and protects the diversity, safety, equality, and dignity of trans people; the mission of APTN is to mobilise and advocate for the human rights of trans people in the Asia and the Pacific region.

Background and Purpose of Agreement

For more than a decade, APTN has worked closely with trans communities and healthcare providers to strengthen health policy and improve access to general healthcare and gender affirming care. APTN’s work, reports and publications have helped guide social policy reform and human rights advances for trans people in many countries in the region. Currently, APTN is developing an online learning platform to host trans health specific information in the Asia Pacific Region which will include a learning and training module for healthcare providers, outreach workers, trans peer providers, trans health activists, and community members themselves.

APTN seeks a contractor to produce four videos, each less than 6 minutes in length, to complement an online learning module currently being developed. The learning modules and videos will serve to increase provider knowledge about trans-inclusive health services and strengthen their healthcare service provision. The videos will be based on four distinct chapters of the module and feature interviews with community members and experts located in the countries we work to provide a more nuanced account of an inclusive healthcare environment and share personal experiences trans people face as they navigate accessing health services. The videos will also be used across other APTN platforms and in advocacy to highlight community members’ experiences within healthcare across Asia and the Pacific.

Scope of Work

The contractor will work with APTN to develop and produce four videos to supplement an online health module. The contractor will be expected to lead the creative design process and storyboarding, gather video interviews and subtitles (through sub-contracting someone else or otherwise), and submit four final videos that will supplement the following chapters of the health modules: 

  • Introduction/Welcome
  • Terminology
  • HIV prevention, care, and treatment
  • Gender affirming care

The videos will provide supporting narratives to four chapters of the health module and contain interviews with trans people and health providers about access to healthcare and best practices and will be available on the online platform and also be shared with healthcare providers, outreach workers, trans peer providers, trans health activists, and community members themselves. 

APTN will provide the contractor with the contacts to be interviewed across the region, relevant information, and any technical data to be highlighted in the videos. Potential country locations of partners that will be needed to gather video include Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Nepal, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Samoa, Indonesia, and Vietnam. The contractor is responsible for engaging a local company to facilitate all aspects of video gathering and subtitles/translation as necessary and ensure consistency across all videos.

Tasks and Deliverables

The contractor must be able to begin the project immediately and work with tight deadlines. The project timeline will be proposed by the consultant after an introductory call with APTN about the video concepts. The final deadline for submission of the final videos is December 10, 2021. The following deliverables will be required along the way:

  • Conceptualization of brief for videos
  •  Storyboard and script for each video 
  • 4 final videos with English subtitles to be delivered in digital compatible versions 
  • Raw video footage from interviews and video to be shared with APTN in a cloud format

Qualification or specialized knowledge/experience required:

  • Proven experience in the production and development of educational visual and multimedia products and your own editing and film equipment
  • Highly organized and experience working with a remote and international team 
  • A passion for storytelling, receptive to constructive feedback and creative input
  • Strong command of both written and spoken English along with local language(s)
  • Prior experience working with the trans community is an advantage

APTN is an Equal Opportunities Employer. APTN adheres to a fair recruitment process, regardless of any individual or group characteristics, including gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, sex characteristics, race, age, disability, ability, economic status, national origin, religion, ethnicity, and historical, cultural and geographic experiences.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex persons, transgender and gender non-binary persons, and persons from the Global South are especially encouraged to apply.

Appointed consultant/agency must complete a Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality Declaration.

How to Apply

Due to the scope of the project and the need to gather of video and subtitles from multiple countries, we encourage videographers to work together and submit a proposal as a team.

Applications should include:

  • Portfolio and CVs
  • Sample videos
  • Names and short bio of designated team member(s)
  • Timeline and creative brief about how you will gather moving and effective interviews from various countries given the COVID-19 limitations
  • Budget proposal including a description of costs for personnel, logistics, any video and production support

Interested applicants to submit all of the above to and with the header “Video Development for Online Health Modules” by 27 September 2021 (Monday). Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.