Finance for Peace initiative – Video production services for Mozambique

Application closing: 6 August 2023

A. About the Finance for Peace initiative

Finance for Peace is a multistakeholder initiative by Interpeace that seeks to systemically change how private and public investment supports peace in developing and fragile contexts. It aims to create networked approaches that can co-develop the market frameworks, standards, political support networks, partnerships and knowledge required to scale up “peace finance” – investments that intentionally seek to improve conditions for peace.

Finance for Peace brings together investors, industry, norm setting entities, Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), governments, peacebuilding and development actors, civil society and local communities to further peace-positive investments. By building/enabling the creation of a market for peace enhancing finance, it aims to reduce risks for both investors and communities and achieve outcomes that are bankable and advance peace. By identifying critical frameworks and developing standards and principles, as well as key knowledge and innovative solutions, the initiative will help to create true additionality to investors, as well as more inclusive development.

Working with partners, Finance for Peace will develop an iterative peace impact framework and connected set of peace standards for various categories of investment that can be used by the market to guide, measure and validate peace positive investment.

Finance for Peace is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) and builds on feasibility research supported by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) on a new sustainable investment category called peace bonds. Finance for Peace has been incubated by Interpeace.

For more information on the Finance for Peace initiative, please see our website:

 B. Description of the assignment and related tasks

The Finance for Peace initiative requires an external provider (likely to be a small team) for video production (filming and editing), to produce a long-form and a shorter version of a documentary style video on the theme of Peace Finance. The concept and filming plan will be drafted in close consultation with the Finance for Peace team and the Communications Advisor.

Specifically, the consultant will be expected to provide the following deliverables:

  • A professionally produced, filmed and edited long-form video on finance for peace. Through a longer duration (around 10 mins) video format, the journalistically produced, documentary style video will highlight a strong case study for why finance for peace is needed. The filming will take place in Mozambique, and the exact locations and projects to be highlighted will be decided in detail in the planning phase. These are likely to include the capital Maputo and the north of the country. The narrative and the video(s) will have a strong human-interest element, an angle that is important to highlight when making a case for the rationale of the initiative. The story will focus on a positive example of development finance projects interacting with local community dynamics, highlighting for instance:
    1. The importance of community engagement
    2. The potential of investment projects to upset local political and peace dynamics
    3. The role perceptions of benefit have on community dynamics
    4. The role that benefit-sharing can have on building ownership trust and buy-in
    5. The way types of activities, actions, approaches that can lower risk for communities and investors so investment can be more successful for all involved

The narrative will focus on outlining the importance of Peace Finance for local communities but also explain how peace-positive investment is a win-win for all.

  • A shorter highlight video (around 2 mins) on the same case study to be produced for different audiences and purposes, including dissemination on social media.
  • A package of (around 4, the final number depending on the case study) short video clips (around 30 s.) of key messages/quotes as teasers, also on the same case study.

C. Timeframe and Deliverables

Estimated project timeline:

Selection of supplier: 7-11 August

Project planning together with Finance for Peace team, including storyboard development:

14-27 August

Filming: 1–10 September TBC

Editing & approvals: 11-30 September

The exact allocation of working days within this time period, corresponding to the deliverables specified above, will be jointly determined by the Finance for Peace team and the successful supplier during the kick-off meeting at the beginning of the assignment.

The service provider must be available for online meetings flexibly, within Central European Summer Time (CEST) office hours.

Intellectual Property

All information and footage related to the assignment, as well as the outputs produced while under the agreement, are a property of the Finance for Peace initiative. All original design files need to be handed over to Finance for Peace when they have been finalised.

D. Required qualifications and skills

  • Demonstrable prior experience of carrying out successful video production projects on the ground, in fragile and conflict-affected countries, with portfolio provided
  • Outstanding video production skills with a strong journalistic approach, with experience as a video/TV reporter a distinct advantage
  • Ability and equipment to film broadcast-quality video and audio
  • Professional editing skills
  • Very good script-writing skills
  • Knowledge of different video formats and video file conversions
  • Ability to deliver products according to specific requirements and timeframes
  • Sufficient knowledge of current affairs, international relations and social issues such as conflict prevention and peacebuilding
  • Provider to have strong work experience and an existing base (crew) in Africa, with relevant existing contacts in the region


  • Degree in multimedia, digital communications, video editing or a related field, or diploma/certificate of completion of a training course in professional videography, or a related course
  • Strong knowledge of professional editing software (e.g. Avid, Premiere, Final Cut Pro etc.) and graphics for video


  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in video production and editing
  • Experience working with cross-cultural teams on the African continent
  • Knowledge of peacebuilding and/or finance considered a strong asset
  • Experience in working with international organisations and the private sector is an asset


Must be fluent in English, with Portuguese a distinct advantage.

Other requirements

Candidates should clearly mention their availability and ability to complete task within the timeline


  • In addition to the relevant technical skills, this project requires an inquisitive, journalistic approach, including research skills into and some knowledge of topics related to development finance and peace
  • Able to understand and translate complex concepts and topics into compelling, human-centric storytelling
  • Awareness of the latest trends in news and video reporting
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Experience in consulting and providing creative direction
  • Strong cultural awareness
  • Sensitive to inclusive and non-offensive communication
  • Excellent organisational, communication, service skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to autonomously establish workflow processes to deliver products
  • Ability to deal with confidential information and/or issues using discretion and good judgment
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Ability to be flexible and respond to changes to graphics as part of the review and feedback process
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to communicate and work with diverse teams

E. Reporting and feedback

The tasks listed above are to be performed in an interactive and iterative process in collaboration with staff from the Finance for Peace initiative. The video journalist will work under the direction the Finance for Peace Communications Advisor and the Global Communications Team of Interpeace.

F. Budget

As stated in Section C, the consultancy will run from July to September 2023. The exact number of workdays for this assignment will be determined jointly by the selected consultant and the Finance for Peace team. The daily rate is to be determined based on the designer’s experience.

G. How to apply

Preparation and submission of proposals

Finance for Peace invites qualified service providers to submit a bid to provide the services described in this Terms of Reference.

All offers shall be prepared in English. Offers shall comprise of the following documents:

Technical Proposal

The technical proposal must include:

  1. CV (or CVs if a team), showing relevant experience from similar assignments, and at least 2 professional referees that can attest to the candidate’s work.
  2. A work portfolio, including examples of video production and editing work the candidate has previously produced.

Financial Offer

A separate Financial Offer, quoted in US dollars or EUR. This should include all aspects of the project, such as travel, as per the project timeline outlined above

The applications will be assessed based on both the technical and financial content and value for money. Deadline for applications is Sunday 6 August 2023.

Applications should be addressed to Finance for Peace Communications Advisor Emilia Hinkkanen:

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