Consultant – Graphic Design at Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Consultant – Graphic Design

Ref No: 200000RI
Location:  Duste, Jigawa
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Background

  • Despite the remarkable progress made globally, in reducing child deaths, almost 10 million children die before they reach their fifth birthday every year. Just five preventable and treatable conditions cause a majority of these deaths, pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, measles, and malnutrition, with pneumonia contributing the most. Most of the time, those deaths are caused by a combination of the above conditions. Many childhood deaths could be avoided if those children received appropriate and timely care. Pneumonia control is critical to reducing child mortality and achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3 globally. Nearly one million child deaths are due to pneumonia, accounting for 39% of all under-five deaths related to infectious causes.  In Nigeria, pneumonia accounts for 18% of all under-five deaths, making pneumonia the leading killer of under-five children.
  • In order to achieve SDG 2 and 3, Nigeria needs to prevent the deaths of approximately 70,000 additional children by 2030 (WHO 2016) and improve pneumonia outcomes as part of Nigeria’s broader child health strategy. Many of the tools to protect, prevent, diagnose and treat pneumonia exist; but doing so requires greater attention to scaling these tools and the use of integrated child health, multi-sectoral approach.
  • The INSPIRING Project implemented by Save the Children, and funded by GSK is among other global commitments by Save the Children towards ending preventable deaths from infectious diseases, including pneumonia and diarrhoea. The goal of the project is to catalyse change and contribute to an accelerated reduction in child deaths from pneumonia and other preventable infectious diseases.
  • In Jigawa state, two evidence-based interventions will be blended into one program in order to influence change. The two programs are Participatory learning and action men’s and women’s groups and the Partnership Defined Quality Scorecard (PDQS). The program intends to create and strengthen women’s and men’s groups to identify and prioritise issues; to plan, monitor and evaluate group member actions by challenging discriminatory norms and promoting gender-equitable approaches.
  • The INSPIRING project will support the community to create transformative social and behaviour change. The behaviour change will in-turn, increase caregiver knowledge and awareness of childhood illness.  It will also increase caregivers’ ability to identify danger signs, which increases their preventive and care-seeking practices and actions at the community level.
  • To facilitate women and men group’s discussions, facilitator’s guides (flipbooks) will be developed and produced. In addition, Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials (posters) will be produced and disseminated around intervention communities to reinforce and amplify messages aimed at increasing community awareness about pneumonia prevention and treatment. As part of the process of producing the materials, a graphic designer will be contracted.

Scope of Work for the Consultant (Graphic Designer)  
The graphic designer will be expected to provide the following services:

  • Provide graphical inputs on the draft flipbooks and IEC materials
  • Create user-friendly and context-appropriate images and illustrations on Facilitator Flipbook with GSK/ Save the Children brand identity for the INSPIRING project
  • Create user-friendly and context-appropriate images/illustrations on IEC materials (posters) GSK/ Save the Children brand identity for the INSPIRING project.

Tasks:

  • The tasks will be completed in two stages as outlined below. Consultant will be paid based on number of images or illustrations produced, number of posters and cost of printing initial copies materials for pretesting. This consultancy does not cover cost of printing finalized materials.

Stage 1 – Facilitators Flipbook for Men’s and Women’s Groups:
This stage will commence earlier (from February) and will involve the following tasks:

  • Produce images/ illustrations and apply them to relevant sections of the flipbooks with textual adjustments and produce draft
  • Share draft of flipbook with SCI for initial review and effect feedback (if any) before pretesting
  • Produce printed copies of materials (as outlined in output 2 below) for pretesting
  • Make final adjustment on the materials after pretesting and produce electronic versions of the flipbooks

Stage 2 – Posters:

  • This stage will commence later (end of March) after the messages for the posters have been drafted.
  • Produce images/illustrations and design posters
  • Share draft of posters with SCI for initial review and effect feedback (if any) before pretesting
  • Produce printed copies of materials (as outlined in output 5 below) for pretesting
  • Make final adjustment on the materials after pretesting and produce electronic versions

Outputs:

  • Draft of facilitator’s flipbook for men’s and women’s group electronic (English and Hausa) versions produced
  • Printed copies of facilitator’s flipbook (one each for English and Hausa) produced for pretesting
  • Finalized versions of facilitator’s flipbook for men’s and women’s group (English and Hausa) produced (electronic)
  • Draft of posters electronic (English and Hausa) versions produced
  • Printed copies of posters (5 each for English and Hausa) produced for pretesting
  • Finalized versions of posters (English and Hausa) produced (electronic)

Qualifications and Experience

  • Experienced graduates of visual arts. graphic design, layout and IEC materials production with at least 5 years’ relevant experience
  • Excellent communication and evidence-based report writing skills
  • Ability to design using various design software packages;
  • Experience working with international development agencies is an asset
  • Degree/certificate in Graphic Design, Art, Mass Communication, or related fields from a recognized institution will be added advantage

Application Closing Date
7th February, 2020.



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