Storyteller/ script writer

  • Full Time
  • Borno
  • Posted 2 months ago

Center for Civilians in Conflict’s Mission

Experience5 years
Job FieldConsultancy  , Media / Advertising / Branding
Reference: SSW1192021
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Contract


CIVIC, together with community members in the northeast will conduct an advocacy campaign to convince Government of Nigeria stakeholders to adopt better strategies for the protection of civilians. As part of this effort, CIVIC will leverage partnerships with media outlets as well as community protection committees to develop a multimedia campaign to distribute POC messages, including supporting creative community-led efforts to share best practices on self-protection.
CIVIC will also consider developing innovative materials including a local language comic series centered on the life of a young boy and a young girl as they live through the conflict to raise awareness among young adults. On how to better self-protect and to help champion POC in their respective areas.
Purpose of the Consultancy / Terms of Reference:

To produce a script that would tell the story of the impact of the conflict and protection issues faced by adolescents caught in the ongoing insurgency in Borno state, Nigeria.
Expected Deliverables:

CIVIC Nigeria is seeking the services of a storyteller/Script writer with experience in comic/graphic novel scripting. The storyteller/script writer will walk collaboratively with a graphics designer to deliver below listed outputs in accordance with the below-outlined timeframe and specifications. Specifically, the consultant will carry out the following tasks:
Conduct interviews and focus group discussion with adolescents in Borno state, specifically areas of CIVIC operations.
Utilize content of interview and or focus group discussion to develop a story line and dialogue for use in graphic novel/comic to tell the story of what adolescents caught in conflict face.
The story though of protection issues faced generally by adolescents caught in conflict will focus on a male and a female central character.
Ensure appropriateness of storyline, bearing in mind, religious and cultural sensitivities.
Experience & Qualifications

Five years progressive experience as storyteller/ scriptwriter
Experience working in conflict zones.
Previous experience of working with UN or other national and international agencies.
Availability and willingness to travel to the North-East
Ability to work in close coordination with other team members.
At least a high school certificate but possession of a degree or diploma or training in Theatre arts, development communication or related field will be an added advantage.
Familiarity with word processing software.
A keen attention to observation and analysis in an artistic portrayal of the human condition.
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work methodically and meet deadlines.
Payment Schedule:

Payment will be made in three tranches.
15% shall be when the plan and schedule is received and approved.
20% on submission of first draft.
The balance of 65% upon completion of final outputs.
Please note that CIVIC will deduct and remit to the Federal Inland Revenue (FIR) a 5% withholding for individual consultant and 10%Tax for a Limited Liability Company from the total consultancy fees in accordance with the Nigerian Tax Law.

The Expected Outputs will be:

Recording and transcript of interview/FGD sessions in USB drive
Hard and soft copy of Story script and dialogue.
Final copy of comic/graphic novel

This consultancy is expected to be accomplished within a time frame of 60 working days.

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