South Sudan: Consultancy – Editing and production of Simplified Version of the Child Act, 2008

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Organization: Save the Children
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 21 Sep 2015

1.Background

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

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Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, and Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives. Save the Children International South Sudan Programme has been operational in for the last 21 years.

South Sudan is a recognized state and it ratified the UNCRC. The ratification of international and regional human rights and child rights instruments demonstrates on the part of the government their commitment to promote, protect and fulfil the rights of the child. These treaties are a roadmap for holding government to account on children’s rights.

The South Sudan government has recognised the need to prioritise children’s issues including dissemination of the Child Act, 2008. The Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare and Save the Children International South Sudan Program are cooperating to ensure that a simplified version of Child Act, 2008 is produced. The purpose of this terms of reference, therefore, is to employ an experienced illustrator to illustrate and redesign the simplified version of the Child Act, to meet standard needed by stakeholders and children.

2.Purpose of Illustration

In 2013, Save the Children International through a consultant started working to simplify Child Act, but completed version did not meet the standard expected. SCI developed this Terms of Reference (TOR) to hire an illustrator to rework further on the simplified version of South Sudan Child Act 2008 to make it more simple and child friendly, so that it is easy understood by the users of this law.

Therefore, the illustrator will be required to review the standard of the earlier simplified version of the Child Act in order to make it more child friendly. However, SCI is looking for a qualify illustrator to work on the earlier simplified version of the Child Act.The illustrator will work closely with SCI, Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare and Ministry of Justice in the production of the simplified version of children’s Act.

3.Objective

The overall objective is to design, simplify and edit with the aim of making sure that a simplified version of the South Sudan Child Act, 2008 is produced.

  1. Scope of work:

Under the guidance of the CRG Technical Advisor, the illustrator will lead in redesigning, illustration and editing of the current draft Child Friendly Version of the Child Act, 2008. This work will be a desk process and does not need consultant to be on ground in Juba.

q The illustrator will coordinate with Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare, SCI and Ministry of Justice to ensure that country relevant and acceptable photos are used in the simplified version. The overall point person shall be Joseph G. Akech in SCI.

q Produce simplified Child Friendly Version of Child Act , 2008 (A CD ROM and a PDF copy, both in printable versions)

  1. Duration of the role

It is estimated that the tasks outlined in the Terms of Reference (TOR) take a maximum of 30 days to complete. However consultants are encouraged to submit their work earlier than this.

Time FrameActivities Deliverables 1st to 15th Sept Advertisement Candidates shortlisted and notified 18th Sept Successful candidate notified and contracted signed 20/09/2015 Signing of an agreement with consultant SCI HR sends contract to the consultant 25/09/2015 – 30/09/2015 Synopsis, photos and relevant desk data shared with consultant and agreed upon Draft synopsis shared with SCI by the consultant 01/10/2015 – 10/10/2015 Editing and redesign of the simplified version**.** Consultants checks with country office on any additional information/consultations required 15/10/2015 First draft shared by the consultant Feedback from SCI country office on the first draft 20/10/2015 Consultant incorporates comments, finalizes and sends to country office SCI shares with partners and mobilizes for funds to print 500 copies

  1. Desired background and experience
  2. Previous experiences in illustration, redesign and publication
  3. Advanced university degree in the social/behavioural sciences with emphasis on law
  4. At least five years’ experience either working in design, illustration and editing
  5. Knowledge of current developments and practices in children issues in South Sudan
  6. Knowledge of the work of Save the Children and children’s rights and rights based approach would be an asset
  7. Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form.

7. Desirables

  • Knowledge of the children’s rights legal instruments and familiarity with the principles of ethical reporting on children
  • Knowledge of South Sudan laws
  • Previous publications of similar or related products

8.Conditions

· Payment of the consultant shall be after the submission of final report and accepted by the project manager

· The illustrator will work with Save the Children CRG and Communication staff and will be provided with materials related to his/her work

· He/she will be required to with government line ministries concerns with children laws and policies

9.Payments

· Payment shall be after submission of final report

How to apply:

Send your application to; rehan.sajid@savethechildren.org and jane.kingara@savethechildren.org

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