Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 11 Aug 2017
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.
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Purpose of the Assignment
The curriculum reform of the Guiné-Bissau / MEN (Ministry of National Education) education system in progress since 2011 and supported by the PME (World Education Program) includes the conceptualization and revision of student manuals and / or activity books and guides Of the teacher (from 1 to 4 years).
The teaching materials created are in the final revision phase and the creative work of an illustrator, in articulation with a designer, constitutes the next phase of the works.
The Curricular Reform respects the Basic Law of the Educational System, seeking to integrate itself in the philosophy and orientations of Education for All, with special attention to the problems of access and success in Basic Education.
The Curriculum Reform Guidance Document updates the principles, objectives, structure and management of the curriculum, aiming at:
– improving the quality of learning through the elaboration of contextualised programs for the (knowledge) and understanding (values) of the concrete realities of Guinea Bissau (environmental and social ecology, citizenship education, education for life) and manuals / Activity books for the student, if of guides for the teachers that embody the program objectives;
– greater effectiveness by means of material or social support measures to encourage the progressive elimination of factors of inequality (individual or gender) and dissemination of good teaching, training and school management practices, on the basis of a regular evaluation of the results achieved. “
UNICEF is supporting National Institute for Education Development (INDE) of Ministry of Education (MoE) in curriculul reforms for the Primary school with the funding support from Global Partnership for Education. These reforms are part of the Education Sector Plan implementation. These illustrations are required to finalize the curriculum related materials developed as part of the reforms process.
While the need was anticipated at the time of preparing the workplan and supply plan, however the support to Curriculum reform is included in work plan. The Supply plan is being revised to include this consultancy requirement.
This consultancy is to support UNICEF and INDE and MoE by developing the illustrations for the curriculum materials developed for grades 1-4 as well as the materials for teachers.
Illustration of manuals (illustration / photo or other), teacher’s guide and student activity book from grades 1 to 4
The work methodology will be to create the illustrations or images (illustration / photo or other) incorporating them in the sense with the text and following the technical instructions provided for each of them by INDE.
The work will be divided into 4 phases:
Once finished and approved, the images (illustration / photo or other) inserted in the books will be tested with a pilot group. Some changes will be required after testing the textbooks in the classroom. The dates of the experiment will be confirmed and the review of the images (illustration / photo or other) will take place according to the experimental comments (which can happen with a time interval or at the same time as the creation of the images Other) and experimentation. For example grade 1 materials are field tested and continue the (illustration / photograph or other) of the 4th year materials).
Supervision and conditions
Materials and copyright
National and international copyright rules must be respected. All rights, responsibilities and copyright obligations are the responsibility of the consultant. In the event that authorizations are required during the work process, these must be submitted INDE. Any materials developed as part of the assignment will remain in copyright to UNICEF
Deliverables: Inception report with the definition of the works (maximum 5 pages with the count and identification of each type of image)
Timeline: three weeks from date of signing of contract
Deliverable: Draft of illustrations for the grade 1 ended, delivered and approved (in writing) by INDE and the soft, hard and artwork provided to INDE and UNICEF
Timeline: eight weeks from the finalization of the inception report.(September)
Deliverable: Draft illustrations for the grade 2 completed, delivered and approved (in writing) by INDE and the soft, hard and artwork provided to INDE and UNICEF
Timeline: five weeks from the drafting of illustration for grade 1 (October)
Deliverable: Draft of illustrations for the grade 3r ended, delivered and approved (in writing) by INDE and the soft, hard and artwork provided to INDE and UNICEF;
Timeline: 5 weeks from the completion of grade 2 illustrations
Deliverable: Draft of illustrations for the grade 4 submitted and approved (in writing) by INDE and the soft, hard and artwork provided to INDE and UNICEF.
Timeline: five weeks from the completion of grade 3 illustrations
Deliverable: Report of the field testing
Timeline: To be confirmed by INDE ( it does not depend on the consultant)
Deliverable: Final set of illustrations for all grades after the changes resulting from the experimentation have been approved (in writing) by INDE and the soft, hard and artwork is provided to INDE and UNICEF
Timeline: within two weeks of completion of field testing.
The work will be considered finished after written approval with signature in each image of the final result by MEN / INDE.
Financial Proposal to be provided as follows:
Number of pages with image work (illustration / drawing / photo)
Price in FCFA
0 – 500
501 – 1000
1001 – 1500
1501 – 2000
2001 – 2500
2501 – 3000
3001 – 3500
For the consultancy
Black and white prints (if required, per unit)
Color prints (if required, per unit)
USB and / or information transfer materials (specify which)
Support expenditure for field testing (if necessary)
Transportation (to be adjusted depending on the trial site) and will be reimbursed on actuals
Per diem (in case of travel outsider of Bissau)
Grade 1r – 3 volumes notebook + 3 volumes guide
Grade 2 – 4 notebooks + 4 guides
Grade 3 – 2 notebooks + 3 manuals + 5 guides
Grade 4 – 2 notebooks + 3 manuals + 5 guides
Total: 34 books: 17 for students and 17 for teachers, and only the notebooks and manuals will be illustrated.
All books will be made up / design.
The indications provided in the methodology should be strictly followed
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Education & Years of relevant experience
Selection criteria for candidates:
– Experience proven by portfolio in developing illustrations in manuals or communication materials. Experience in illustration of materials for school curriculum and / or pedagogical manuals for children.
– To have all the material (hard and software) necessary to the development of the works.
– Ability to develop creative work (send curriculum).
– Experience working with governmental organizations and / or institutions.
– Skills in developing creative work (send portfolio and / or examples of previous work).
– Sensitivity to the ethnic-cultural and religious diversity of the country.
– Ability to work as a team.
– Fluency in written and spoken Portuguese.
– Availability from July according to the start dates of the works.
Conditions of work
The consultant will work in the facilities provided by INDE (except when otherwise agreed). The work will be based in the office space provided by INDE but in close coordination with UNICEF.
The work and technological materials for the development of the works will be the responsibility of the consultant.
The works will be considered approved when signed in each image by INDE.
Availability for working meetings with the UNICEF and MEN team if and when requested
Competencies of Successful Candidate
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Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.
How to apply:
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=505538
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