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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Harare
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Social Affairs
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-21

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UNICEF Zimbabwe is inviting proposals from individual national consultants for the Development of Ending Child Marriages Multi Media Toolkit with Communication Materials for Shifting Social Norms, Social Social Behaviour Change and for Community

Harare (Zimbabwe)

In collaboration with Ministry of Women and Youth, UNICEF and partners, under the general guidance of the Chief of Communication, the consultant will be responsible for reviewing existing ending child marriages and violence against children, as well as gender based violence communication multi-media materials/ products, pre-testing them and packaging them into a toolkit for advocates and frontline workers. The communication materials will have a dual focus on social and behavior change as well as shifting social norms.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

1.        Background

UNICEF is currently working with the Government of Zimbabwe to implement a national action plan to end child marriage, together with various target groups/partners (adolescents, teachers, parents, media, national leaders, local government officials, religious and community leaders, etc) on child marriage prevention and response at the individual, family, community, organizational and society levels. At the same time, adolescent girls and boys also participate in the campaign against child marriage, spreading adolescent-responsive key messages about the importance of delaying marriage, including related aspects such as completing secondary school, pursuing career options, and safe internet usage. Additionally, young people are actively involved in behavior change campaigns targeting them, as agents of change.

Various agencies and organizations are using different multi-media messages and communication products/ materials for interpersonal, group and mass communications with segmented audiences. In the absence of well orchestrated communication tools and materials, there is always the danger that mixed, inconsistent or wrong messages might be communicated with children, families and various audiences / interaction groups. Given this background, there is a need to hire a consultant to develop a toolkit targeting key primary and secondary target groups, that is useful and accessible for campaigning to end child marriage.

2.        Objectives

In collaboration with Ministry of Women and Youth, UNICEF and partners, under the general guidance of the Chief of Communication, the consultant will be responsible for reviewing existing ending child marriages and violence against children, as well as gender based violence communication multi-media materials/ products, pre-testing them and packaging them into a toolkit for advocates and frontline workers. The communication materials will have a dual focus on social and behavior change as well as shifting social norms.

 

3.        Methodology and Expected Outputs

Through consultations and partnerships with young people especially adolescent girls, understand marriage, education, future dreams, and internet usage practices and develop gender-transformative IEC-SBCC- Social Norms dialogical messages and materials targeting adolescent girls and boys and secondary target groups identified in the national action plan and other relevant documents.

a.     Collect, re-write where necessary, pre-test, finalize and compile advocacy, social mobilization, community engagement, training and SBCC package for primary and secondary target groups.

b.     Train key users of the toolkit from the consortium of child and women coalition members and relevant others assisting the Ministry of Women and Youth in interventions for ending child marriages.

c.     Support key users of the toolkit through delivery of 1-day training on C4D principles and development of behaviour change communication campaigns.

d.     Ensure toolkit is translated into agreed local languages.

 

Expected results:

1.            Inception Report with detailed work-plan

2.            Stakeholder Workshop Report

3.            Draft pre-tested toolkit

4.            Final Toolkit

5.            Training on C4D campaigns and how to use the Toolkit

 

4.  Major tasks, Deliverables and Timeframes

 

No
Major Task
Deliverable
Timeframe (work-days)
Deadline for each Task
1
 

Desk and in depth literature review on ending child marriages communication strategies and materials in Zimbabwe and assist Ministry of Women Affairs in updating the communication strategy to inform relevant materials development

 

Inception Report with detailed work-plan

 

 

20 days

15 September  2018
2
Collect, analyse, revise/ review/ rewrite communication materials and facilitate collected materials validation Stakeholder Workshop.

 

Facilitate translation of identified and agreed on key materials into approved local languages

 

Agreed draft communication materials and Validation Workshop Report

10 Days
30 September 2018
3

·        Pre-test Toolkit

·        Final Toolkit produced

Approved pre-tested toolkit
Final toolkit
9 days
07 October 2018
4

·    Training C4D campaigns – and how to use the Toolkit

Training Report
1 day
30 October 2018

 

5.        Consultancy Timeframe

 

The Consultancy is expected to commence in August 2018 and end in November 2018 .

  

6.        Consultancy Requirements

Education and Experience

·        Advanced degree in Communication for Development, Advertising, Anthropology, Mass Communication, Media and Development

·        At least 5 years of experience in Behavior Change Communication or Communication for Development.

·        Experience in designing Information, Education and Communications materials.

·        Excellent skills in communicating with children and young people Knowledge of gender issues and gender-transformative programming.

·        Training facilitation experience.

·        Familiar with and experienced in adolescent/ child-centered design of programmes for organizations and governments (the UN or other).

·        Experience working in diverse regions of Zimbabwe.

·        Proficiency in English.

 

Application procedure

If interested and available, please submit your application letter, CV, Technical proposal and an all-inclusive financial proposal clearly indicating the daily professional fee and any other miscellaneous costs.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

 

 

 

 

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