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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Tbilisi
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
  • Closing Date: 2019-03-25

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National Consultancy - Illustrator-Designer for Preschool Education Publications in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Tbilisi (Georgia)

National Consultancy - Illustrator-Designer for Preschool Education Publications

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 supports the Government of Georgia and municipalities in implementing new standards on Early and Preschool Education and Care. In 2017-2018 UNICEF supported development of supplementary methodological resources (guidebooks, curriculum guides, brochures, video clips, posters, etc.) to support capacity building and improve understanding of the national standards among preschool practitioners and managers.

UNICEF seeks to hire one or several individual consultant/s to support development of the electronic and print-ready layouts of two publications.  

  1. OVERALL GOAL OF CONSULTANCY AND SPECIFIC TASKS 

Overall goal of the consultancy is to develop illustrations and designs (including cover and layout) for two guidebooks developed for preschool practitioners:

  1. Curriculum Guidebook for children age 2 to 5 and mixed age groups.
  2. Guidebook for National Early and Preschool Education Quality Standards.

Specific tasks throughout the consultancy include:

  • In coordination with UNICEF's communication and education programme teams, as well as authors of the guidebooks, develop relevant sketches of illustrations and graphs for the two guidebooks; finalize illustrations and graphs based on received feedback;

Deliverable 1: finalized illustrations and graphs for the two guidebooks.

  • Prepare a user-friendly design concept for the two guidebooks in close coordination with UNICEF's communication and education programme teams, as well as authors of the two guidebooks.

Deliverable 2: Design concept and sample layout pages developed for the two guidebooks.

  • Design and layout of the two publications, including covers, based on the agreed design concept; Prepare final web-version and print files of both publications.

Deliverable 3: Finalized two guidebooks designed and ready for publication online and for print.

  1. Publications (2 types of publications) 

design/layout - WEB AND FOR print:

Size: A4 (or smaller size)

Colour: 4+4 

Content:

Authentic illustrations (created for this particular assignment), symbols/icons, infographics and graphics.

(1.) Curriculum Guidebook for children age 2 to 5 and mixed age groups (356 pages);

(2.) Guidebook for National Early and Preschool Education Quality Standards (256 pages).

  1. Deliverables
  • Finalized illustrations and graphs for the two guidebooks.
  • Design concept and sample layout pages developed for the two guidebooks.
  • Finalized two guidebooks designed and ready for publication online and for print.
  1. PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

The performance of work will be evaluated based on the following indicators:

  • Completion of tasks specified in ToR.
  • Compliance with the established deadlines for submission of deliverables.
  • Quality of work. 
  1. QUALIFICATIONS OR SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED/FINANCIAL PROPOSALS
  • Significant experience in developing illustrations, icons, infographics and designs of posters, brochures and other publications, preferably for top brands.
  • Experience with doing similar job for educational purposes.
  • Work experience with humanitarian international organizations, NGOs or non-profits.
  • Experience with utilizing the latest technics and technology in terms of design.
  • Ability to deliver products on time and within budget.

The applicant should submit a detailed action  plan  and financial proposal  with payment modalities by the deadline indicated in the ToR.

Structure of the Action Plan

The Action Plan  should include but not be limited to the following. 

  1. Detailed methodology/approach to achieve the deliverables.
  2. Proposed timeline and milestones.
  3. Portfolio which includes illustrations, icons, infographics, graphics, posters, brochures and publications.

Financial proposal and payment modality

The financial proposal shall specify the fees requested for the tasks described in the current ToR and shall be based on the above list of deliverables. The financial proposal should be indicated in GEL.

  1. SUPERVISION ARRANGEMENTS AND UNICEF SUPPORT

The contracted individual(s) will work under the direct supervision of Education Officer (Early Childhood Education) and  in close collaboration with the Communication Officer, who will oversee all contract issues, provide feedback as indicated in the tasks above, and assure quality of the final products. 

All activities and deliverables will be discussed and planned in consultation with UNICEF. The consultant(s) will receive feedback and guidance to achieve objectives and quality of work.

The consultant(s) will not be provided with any equipment, office space, travel or other services by UNICEF.

  1. DURATION AND MODE OF CONSULTANCY
  • The part-time consultancy service is required for the duration of three (3) months starting as of 25 March, 2019.
  • The service is home-based with occasional meetings to be organized in UNICEF Tbilisi office. 
  1. PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Payment will be enacted after submission of finalized deliverables and their acceptance by UNICEF Georgia.

  1. UNICEF recourse in case of unsatisfactory performance

Payment will only be made for work completed and accepted by UNICEF.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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