Illustration and Animation consultant
The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 7.6 million people are internally displaced and 12.2 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.8 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 4 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.
IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. IRC is undertaking programs in Syria in the fields of health, protection, and economic recovery and development.Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.
High-quality Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs provide the foundation for children’s future academic success, health, prosperity and wellbeing. A large body of scientific evidence emphasizes the need for increased investment in early childhood, particularly for children experiencing conflict, crisis and displacement; these children are extremely vulnerable to the long-lasting effects that prolonged stress has on the developing brain.
In December 2017, Sesame Workshop and the IRC were awarded the MacArthur Foundation’s inaugural 100&Change grant to make real progress toward solving a critical problem of our time. With the extraordinary investment of $100 million, our partnership , through Ahlan Simsim Project, will transform the language, early reading, math, and social-emotional skills of a generation of children ages 0-8 affected by the Syrian war. Focusing on children in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria over the next five years, the plan combines the depth of in-person services, reaching 1.5 million children, with the breadth of mass media, reaching 9.4 million children. For more information, please visit: http://refugee.sesameinternational.org/.
SCOPE OF WORK
The Ahlan Simsim team in collaboration with e-learning unit, is looking for a freelance motion graphics designer/ illustrator, as we need to adapt our messages into visual language such as illustrations and short animated videos. Working closely with the Ahlan Simsim team and E-learning Senior Manager, the candidate is expected to translate the tips and awareness messages provided by the IRC into imaginative and functional characters in various scenarios and settings.
The consultancy will be for a period of 3 months.
- Estimated number of material expected to be produced: 80 illustrations. 20 animated videos. (1-minute in average each).
Roles and responsibilities:
- The ability to provide designs of the characters as instructed. The 2D vector-based designs should be clear and basic in terms of shapes and colors but very effective and rich in terms of expressiveness and motion.
- Provide animated clip based on the messages description that need to be conveyed , while incorporating characters, settings, backgrounds or any other needed elements.
- Provide the final product in a high quality format so it can be re-used in different ways as the IRC sees fit.
- A very important aspect of the project is time. The candidate needs to build up a library and come up with the time-effective formula to accomplish final products as quickly as possible.