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1.  Background of Institut Panos Grands Lacs

Institute Panos Great Lakes (IPGL) is an International Non-governmental Organization (NGO) registered in March 2014 in Burundi, as Non-profit Organization. The headquarters of the IPGL is in Bujumbura, Burundi. IPGL operates mainly in Africa. This organization is the result of an accountability process and empowerment undertaken by Panos Paris that became Panos Europe, with offices in Central Africa (DRC, Burundi, and Rwanda) since 2009.This approach responds to a logical progression for respecting the values of Panos Council that allowed the successive creations of Panos West Africa (2000), Panos South Asia (2002), Panos Southern Africa (2005) and Panos East Africa ( 2006); that is  the responsibility for the implementation of development programs in the South by the South; it also increases the  professionalism of the teams in the DRC, Burundi and Rwanda and CAR, whose respective capacities have established a relationship of trust with partners and donors.

IPGL implements activities under seven themes and always having a media-information component

o   Media Pluralism

o   Governance and electoral processes

o   Peace and conflict management

o   International migration and mobility

o   Health, HIV / AIDS

o    Diversity

o   Environment

2.  Background of “Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru” talk show

This project, entitled “Club de la Presse (Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru)” is a project implemented by Institute Panos Great Lakes (IPGL) in partnership with Rwandan Journalists Association (ARJ) and funded by the Kingdom of the Netherlands Embassy, Kigali since 2013. The objective is to promote media professionalism and freedom of expression, where citizens express their opinions through live TV debate in synergy. The current phase runs from 1st November 2018 to 31st October 2020.

From the beginning, Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru was broadcasted on Sundays from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM live in synergy on Isango Radio and other 6 radios. Since September 2016 the talk show is also broadcasted live at Isango TV, and from October 2017 other 4 radios requested to be part of the synergy because of the quality and content of the talk show.

Since October 2017 the talk show is broadcasted in synergy by 10 radios and Isango TV (studio hub)   from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PMO.  On 7th November 2018, “Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru talk show” has been crowning the Talk show of the year by RGB during Development Journalism Award. 

3.  Media partners:

1         Isango Star Radio and TV

2        Inkoramutima Radio

3        Voice of Africa Radio

4        Ishingiro Radio

5        Isangano Radio

6        Izuba Radio

7        Huguka Radio

8        Authentic Radio and TV

9        Fine FM

10    Energy Radio

4.    Objectives

The main objective of this project is to strengthen the cultural of democratic debate and freedom of expression through accurate information.

While Specific objectives are:

Ø  Strengthen the professionalism of Rwanda journalist in ethics and deontology;

Ø  Allow politicians to discuss on current topics or events with civil society, citizens, and journalists;

Ø  Help Rwandan citizens to have access to information and freedom of expression;

Ø  Develop the culture of media synergy in Rwanda.

5.  Activities of the project


i.     Weekly Editorial Meeting:

ii.     Field media coverage( vox pops and interviews) to make  talk show introductory story

iii.     Live debate Broadcasted in synergy by 10 radios and 1 TV (studio hub).  

iv.     Internal monitoring and evaluation

v.     Workshop of presenters of the talk show, editorial meeting team and focal point persons


vi.     Bi-annual meeting of focal persons, editorial meeting team and  directors of media partners

vii.     Focus groups for participatory and interactive discussion with audience

viii.     Decentralized debate (the talk show takes place in provinces where citizens participate live)

6.  Purpose of the documentary film

The current two years project phase has been implemented for two years (2018-2020).The overall objective of the end of project documentary film show impact of the project to Rwandan society.  Documentary will be produced as an end of the project and will focus at the entire implementation period. The key stakeholders of this evaluation are IPGL, and ARJ.


The overall purpose of the documentary is to show the impact of Club de La Presse project via success stories from different stakeholders and beneficiaries.

The documentary film is intended to be forward looking which will capture effectively the impact of the talk show on Rwandans daily lives.


7.  Scope and focus of the documentary

The film production will look at the following areas:  beneficiaries (journalists, citizens), stakeholders (CSO, Government institutions), reflection of Netherlands Embassy engagement and partnerships with IPGL. It will show the results achieved, the partnerships established, as well as issues of capacity and approach.


i)       citizens will talk about the impact of the talk show in their daily lives

ii)     The  journalist will talk about  impact of the project on their professional skills

iii)    The government authorities( different institutions that participated in the talk show) will show its contribution to good governance

iv)     Civil society will show the importance of the talk show in advocacy for citizens

v)       Project management team will show the  achievements of the project and  lesson learnt

vi)     The Netherlands Embassy will talk about the engagement and support to Rwandan media.


8.   Methodology for Film production

IPGL and ARJ will select a team that shall guide and oversee the overall direction of the consultancy.

  • In depth  audio visual interviews to gather primary data from key stakeholders and beneficiaries using a structured methodology
  • Script writing and video editing
  • Production of a final documentary film between 30-45 minutes


9.   Duration of the Evaluation

The production is expected to start in September 2020 for an estimated duration of one month.

This will include desk reviews, field work - interviews, script writing and final video documentary production


10.Expected Deliverables

The following deliverables are expected:

1. Script of the documentary:  a written description will be presented to IPGL and ARJ before other editing and recording.  


2. A draft documentary:

The documentary must have English subtitle to make it understandable for   donors and non-Kinyarwanda speakers.  

Three days after the reception of the Draft documentary, the project evaluation committee and IPGL will review the draft documentary to ensure that it meets the required quality criteria.


3. The Final documentary this will be submitted one week after receiving comments from the IPGL and project evaluation committee.


11. Required expertise and qualification

The filmmaker shall have the following expertise and qualification:

  • Have experience in filmmaking
  • Have media background especially  in the context of  good governance and citizen participation
  • Other significant experience that can interest IPGL and ARJ.
  • Applicants  who followed closely the activities of Club de la Presse  project will have added advantage
  • Owning  a filmmaking company will be an added advantage


12.Application conditions

 The interested candidates will submit their cover letters and CVs to IPGL office (KG, 11 Ave,   32) or send application to  not later than 4th September 2020.


N.B: All project related documents are available at IPGL office (KG, 11 Ave, 32)