Illustration and Graphic Design Services National Consultancy (55 Working Days within 3 Months), Lusaka Zambia
Job Number: 527554 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Zambia
Work Type : Consultancy
The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.
In response to the combination these threats involve the Programme supports national efforts to improve service delivery in the key areas of: child health and nutrition and HIV and AIDS, quality basic education, water, sanitation and hygiene education, child protection and social policy, advocacy and communication.
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Purpose of the Consultancy: Updating of Social Cash Transfer C4D Materials – Illustrated Comic
The Social Cash Transfer (SCT) programme is one of Zambia’s major social protection interventions, aiming to reduce extreme poverty and prevent its intergenerational transmission in families and communities. The programme began as a pilot in 2003 in Kalomo District, Southern Province, and has since expanded to all districts in the country. It currently reaches 700,000 households.
The programme provides beneficiaries with a bi-monthly cash transfer to support their livelihoods, complemented by guidance on how to best make use of the funds received.
The programme is implemented by the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ), Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS). Key implementers include District Social Welfare Officers (DSWOs) and their assistants, Community Welfare Assistant Committee (CWAC) members, Pay Point Managers (PPMs) and Payment Service Providers.
Some well noted impacts of the programme include:
12% reduction of poverty gap among SCT recipient households compared to non-recipient households
19% increase in households eating more than one meal a day
26% households on SCT with purchased lighting
22% increase in the number of children 6-12 months receiving minimum feeding requirements
30% increase in child material needs being met (shoes, clothing, blankets) in recipient households
While results have illustrated that the programme has a substantial impact on reducing poverty and vulnerability, mitigating the effects of shocks, strengthening resilience amongst Zambia’s poorest and ultimately contributing to the human development of Zambia, there remain questions as to the long term sustainability of social cash transfers within Zambia’s overall national development framework, especially as they depend on the allocation of domestically generated resources.
A clear understanding of the value and benefits of the programme among beneficiaries cannot, therefore, be overemphasized because from it will result the generation of demand for the programme among beneficiaries.
To this end, an illustrated comic was developed – targeting both beneficiaries. The comic now requires re-drawing before dissemination.
To update and re-draw the comic, UNICEF needs the services of an experienced illustrator to re-develop the material earlier produced.
The material will aim to provide the primary target audience – beneficiaries – with information on what the SCT programme is, its eligibility and targeting criteria and its payment system. Through the comic, the campaign will target current and potential beneficiaries of the SCT programme.
Among the key objectives are:
To create awareness of the programme, and its rights-based nature
To boost demand for the programme
SCOPE OF WORK:
The support required of the contractor relates to the re-development of an illustrated comic. This will require close consultation with the Social Policy and Research section to ensure that the final product meets the required specifications.
The individual contractor is expected to review the existing product then undertake the following tasks:
Re-sketch – with modified storyline – the digitally illustrated comic so that it is rendered by pencil (hand-drawing)
Incorporate comments and changes advised by Ministry of Community Development and Social Services
Translate the comic’s text into the seven major local languages
Ink and graphically edit the new sketches to produce the finished product (including local language versions)
UNICEF Zambia’s Social Policy and Research (SPR) section, with the support of the Communications and C4D sections, and in consultation with the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services, will oversee and manage the technical aspects of the contract.
TASKS, DELIVERABLES AND TIME FRAME:
|Re-sketching and modifying storyline|
|Illustrated comic is re-drawn and ready for review|| |
|30 working days|
|Inking and graphical editing of illustrated comic ||Illustrated comic is ready for sign-off |
|Illustrated comic |
|10 working days |
|Translation of text into seven local languages||Text is ready for validation||Comic in local language versions||10 working days|
|Delivery of final product to UNICEF||Material is delivered to UNICEF through appropriate file formats ||Illustrated comic in English and seven local languages||5 working days|
The final product will be packaged according to the requirements of the proposed communications channel and must be handed over to UNICEF at the conclusion of the assignment. This includes:
Production and graphic design
Delivering final products in soft and hard copy.
Preparing a PDF copy for producing CD/DVDs or preparing finished material for distribution on social media channels.
Final print ready PDF files of final artworks for print and electronic distribution (low/ high resolution/ CD/DVD Rom).
The individual contractor will be contracted by UNICEF and report directly to the Chief, Social Policy and Research.
This assignment will be managed by the UNICEF Chief Social Policy and Research in close coordination with appropriate sections and in consultation with Ministry of Community Development and Social Services, Department of Social Welfare.
LOCATION AND DURATION
The assignment is expected to commence as soon as possible for a duration of 55 working days within a period of 3 months. This assignment is expected to be carried out on the contractor’s premises.
|1||Re-sketch and modify storyline; ink and graphically edit the illustrated comic||50%|
|2||Translate the illustrated comic into seven major local languages||50%|
In the case of unsatisfactory quality of reports, payments will be withheld until quality has been assured. If the quality of work is not addressed, the contract will be terminated.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
The consultant will be expected to possess the following core qualifications:
University degree in visual communication, graphic design, illustration, or another art/design-based subject. A diploma in a relevant field combined with 5 years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of a university degree.
At least 3 years of demonstrated experience of relevant work on similar assignments.
Experience and knowledge: proficient in the use of the Adobe Suite; ability to draw to a predefined style; strong draftsmanship skills; creativity and imagination; an ability to research and pull out relevant information & ideas.
Previous experience in illustrating for an international development organisation and for low literacy audiences will be an added advantage.
Fluency in English is required; knowledge of local languages will be an added advantage.
Strong communication skills and ability to work with others.
Familiarity with the situation of poverty and vulnerability in Zambia.
EVALUATION PROCESS AND METHODS
Based on the evaluation criteria below, profiles will be solicited and reviewed to create a shortlist of possible consultants for this assignment. These consultants will be ranked according to following criteria:
|1.||University degree (or diploma) in visual communication, graphic design, illustration, or another art/design-based subject.||10|
|2.||At least 3 years (or 5 years for diploma-holder) of demonstrated experience of relevant work on similar assignments.||20|
|3.||Experience and knowledge: proficient in the use of the Adobe Suite; ability to draw to a predefined style; strong draftsmanship skills; creativity and imagination; an ability to research and pull out relevant information & ideas||20|
|5.||Previous experience in illustrating for an international development organisation and for low literacy audiences will be an added advantage.||10|
|4.||Fluency in English is required; knowledge of local languages will be an added advantage. ||5|
|6.||Strong communication skills and ability to work with others.||5|
|7.||Familiarity with the situation of poverty and vulnerability in Zambia. ||5|
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NOTE: Outputs delivered by the consultant or individual contractor as part of the contract with UNICEF remain the sole right of UNICEF. This includes text, graphics, logos, images, icons and all other outputs. The consultant or individual contractor may not reproduce, alter, modify, create derivative works, distribute or publicly display the content without the express authorization of UNICEF.
This assignment does not entail any access to UNICEF equipment, property or other services not detailed above.
POLICY BOTH PARTIES SHOULD BE AWARE OF
Under the consultancy agreements, a month is defined as 21 working days, and fees are prorated accordingly. Consultants are not paid for weekends or public holidays.
Consultants are not entitled to payment of overtime. All remuneration must be within the contract agreement.
No contract may commence unless the contract is signed by both UNICEF and the consultant or contractor.
No consultant may travel without a signed contract and authorization to travel prior to the commencement of the journey to the duty station.
Consultants will not have supervisory responsibilities or authority on UNICEF budget.
Consultant will be required to sign the health statement for consultants/individual contractor prior to taking up the assignment, and to document that they have appropriate health insurance, including Medical Evacuation.
The Form ‘Designation, change or revocation of beneficiary’ must be completed by the consultant.
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UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Closing Date Thu Nov 07 2019 22:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)