CALL FOR CONSULTANCY: LAW OF THE CHILD SELF-HELP KIT
Title: Law of the Child Self Help Kit Designer
Duration: 1 month
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
The Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) is a Tanzanian, non-governmental organization that is private, voluntary, non-partisan, and not-for-profit sharing organization. It is registered under the NGO Act 2002 as amended; it has been in operation since September 1995.
To learn more about LHRC, please visit our website: www.humanrights.or.tz
BACKGROUND and The consultancy
The LHRC among others advocates for the protection and promotion of Children rights. To realize this LHRC deploys several approaches including sensitization and awareness creation; engagement with government and other actors; strategic litigation, legal aid provision; networking and advocacy for reforms of repressive laws and policies which affects women’s rights. However, in recent years LHRC has witnessed increasing reported incidence of violence against children. The reported incidence includes physical, psychological, emotional, and sexual violence and marital sodomy and other related issues.
In 1991 The United Republic of Tanzania ratified the United Nations Convention on child’s rights. The ratification made the government and its stakeholders to undertake all necessary steps to implement the rights pledged in it. Amongst others, the convention made it clear that all members who have ratified the convention including Tanzania are required to ensure that all children are protected against violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Due to that, in 2009 the United Republic of Tanzania took a bold step by incorporating the convention into the Law of the Child Act. In addition to this law enactment, some bodies, private organizations/institutions backed up the government efforts in promoting awareness of the enacted law at different levels within the community.
However, despite the effort made, violence, abuse, neglect, exploitation including child trafficking and child labour, still have remained a problem for large numbers of girls and boys in Tanzania.
For instance, in a 2011 survey report on Tanzania Violence Against Children Survey which was funded by UNICEF and carried out by Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Science in collaboration with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found out that children in Tanzania have been experiencing violence and abuse without a clear point of contact for support. It went further to reveal that nearly 3 in 10 girls and approximately 1 in 7 boys in Tanzania have experienced sexual violence prior to the age of 18.
The survey also indicated that despite several efforts made to address the problem of violence against children still necessary services for affected children are required to mainstream what was seen as a fragmented and uncoordinated system for reporting child violation issues. However, there was also a concern that many cases related to children right violation were never reported, let alone reach the health and/or judicial services.
From the above outlook, LHRC aims to continue creating awareness to children especially on their rights as per the Law of the Child 2009 as amended in 2019. LHRC will develop a self-help kit on the Law of the Child that is more friendly to children so that children can be reached with the aimed knowledge.
Scope of work:
The consultant for this assignment will be required to undertake the following:
- Designing a Law of the Child self-help kit that is friendly to children through the already develop LCA Self-help kit
- Develop a script for the Illustrated booklet.
- Designing artworks and other relevant illustrations for the self-help kit
Upon completion of the assignment the Consultant is expected to deliver the following to LHRC
- Designed children friendly LCA self-help kit with art works.
The Consultant is expected to undertake this assignment for a period of one month. The exact number of days needed and deadlines each of the deliverables may be further discussed, amended and agreed between LHRC and the Consultant.
Ideal Candidate Profile
Education and Experience
- Graduate degree in Communication, PR and designing or other related fields is essential.
- Minimum of 5 years of significant relevant professional experience in Communication, content development and or design.
- Passionate about Children rights and knowledge on laws governing children.
- Fluent in both oral and writing skills in English and Swahili is required as the documents will be in Swahili language.
Specific knowledge, skills, and competencies
- Experience in designing different content especially for children.
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
- Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, flexibility, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
- Ability to respond timely to queries and provide feedback.
- Self-motivated and dynamic with a willingness and ability to use initiative to assist the Organization to achieve its objectives.
- Keen sense of ethics, integrity, and commitment to LHRC’s mandate.
terms and conditions
This activity will be based in Dar es Salaam and mostly will be a desk work. The selected candidate is expected to start immediately. The person will work closely with the Women, Children and PWDs Program Officer at LHRC.
how to apply
All interested applicants are encouraged to apply sending resume, proposal on how they will undertake the assignment and the fees and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org specifying ‘Application for LCA Children friendly self-help kit design in the title of the email.
DISCLAIMER AND CLOSING DATE
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the specialist assigned to this work.
LHRC reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities or even to cancel the recruitment to meet business and organizational needs, as necessary.
Application deadline: 22nd July, 2021 (17:00hrs).