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1. Invitation to develop & produce a comic & child-friendly version of the Sexual Offences & Domestic Violence Act 2018

Reports To: SWAGAA Programs Manager & Appointed Technical Working Group

 Background & Justification: The recently enacted Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence (SODV) Act No. 15 of 2018 gives effect to certain rights that are enshrined in the Constitution of Eswatini namely, the right to equal protection under the law, the right to privacy and protection from degrading or inhuman treatment. It also strengthens and consolidates certain common law and statutory provisions, to adequately provide for the successful dealing, in a non-discriminatory manner, with sexual offences and domestic violence and to provide adequate protection to victims.  

To promote a wider dissemination of the SODV Act to all key stakeholders and particularly to children, the Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse (SWAGAA) supported by UNICEF and working in partnership with the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office (DPMO), seeks to engage a national consultant to develop and produce a comic and child friendly version of the SODV Act.

Work Relationships: The consultant will work under the supervision of the Programs Manager, SWAGAA and guidance of a Technical Working Group, which will be constituted to oversee the assignment and convened by SWAGAA and constituted by DPMO, UNICEF and civil society stakeholders.

 Scope of Work:

Activities & Tasks:The key specific tasks to be taken in carrying out and completing the assignment will include, but not be limited to the following:

  1. Conduct a desk review on the simplified SODV Act and submit an inception report detailing proposed work plan.
  2. Prepare and submit proposed comic and child friendly version outline, layout and content.
  3. Facilitate a consultative meeting with stakeholders and partners to review and make inputs into proposed comic outline, layout and content. Develop and submit first draft of comic version of the SODV Act.
  4. Finalize content editing, formatting and graphic design of the comic version of the SODV Act.
  5. Facilitate a pre-testing of the comic version of the SODV Act to selected groups of school going children.
  6. Incorporate and improve on content and layout based on pre-testing.
  7. Present the Draft comic version of the SIDV Act for validation to stakeholders.
  8. Present and submit process report and final child friendly comic version of the SODV Act.

 Work Relationships: The consultant will work under the supervision of the Programs Manager, SWAGAA and guidance of a Technical Working Group, which will be constituted to oversee the assignment and convened by SWAGAA and constituted by DPMO, UNICEF and civil society stakeholders.

Outputs/Deliverables:

  1. Draft comic version of the SODV Act;
  2. Presentation of the draft copies of the comic version of the Act for stakeholder validation.
  3. Final and approved comic version of the SODV Act.

Desired Competencies, technical background & experience: 

The consultancy requires strong and traceable competencies and qualifications in both child protection issues as a subject matter, as well as graphic design and layout as a competency. Applications should therefore clearly indicate these competencies, as well as identify the lead Consultant who will be ultimately accountable to SWAGAA for deliverables under the assignment.

Education:

  • A minimum qualification of a degree in either Social Sciences, Development Studies, Gender or any related discipline.
  • A minimum qualification of a diploma or degree in graphic design, with at least 3 years professional experience in carrying our similar assignments to the one advertised.
  • At least 3 years’ relevant professional experience in child protection, gender and human rights programming, including research.
  • Traceable experience in the implementation of at least two similar assignments i.e. review, analysis and drafting summaries and policy briefs of national level research assignments.
  • Sound and demonstrable understanding of child protection, violence against children, gender and gender-based violence issues in the context of Swaziland.
  • Strong research, analytical and report writing skills, and demonstrable ability to produce high quality professionally written products.
  • Proven experience in the facilitation of engagement processes with government and non-governmental partners.

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • A cover/ motivation letter;
  • CV or resume, with traceable contact details of 3 professional references;
  • A brief and succinct technical proposal (not more than 2 pages), briefly outlining consultant’s competencies in relation to the advertised assignment; methodology with proposed time lines; consultant’s availability and proposed daily rate.

The above should be sent via email to SWAGAA Communications Officer at communications@swagaa.org.sz and copied to swagaa@swagaa.org.sz with the subject matter titled “Consultancy – Development and production of comic version of SODVA 2018”, by the (24th July 2019 at 12noon). Applicants received later than the deadline will not be considered. Detailed Terms of Reference can be accessed from SWAGAA.

 

 

 

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