Title: Consultant – Development and Printing of posters, leaflets, and comics.

Period: One year

Open Date:  18th August, 2023

Closing Date: 25th August, 2023

Duration of Assignment: One off

Background: Save The Child Initiative (STCI) is a non-governmental voluntary organization founded on 17th October, 2001 with a mission of promoting the overall development of women, youth and children, the organization is registered with Sokoto State government on 22nd of January, 2002 and incorporated with Corporate Affairs Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 16th of May, 2008 (CAC/IT/NO 27852).

Save the Child Initiative (STCI), Nigeria with support from PLAN International  EU-INPA Project on “Strengthening Civil Society to Enhance Education for All in Northern Nigeria”. The overall objective of the project is to strengthen local CSOs as actors of good governance and empower them to contribute to inclusive, participatory, and open education policy dialogue in Nigeria.

The specific objectives of the project aim to promote local CSOs, youth, women, and disability grassroots Organizations to participate in, advocate for, and monitor the implementation of Tsangaya (Almajiri system of education) reformation and gender-responsive and inclusive education planning to support positive change in Nigeria.

Project Goal

Strengthen local CSOs as actors of good governance and empower them to contribute to inclusive, participatory and open education policy dialogue in Nigeria.

Project Objectives

This project is aimed at enabling the civil society to contribute to policy dialogues on education in Adamawa and Sokoto States. This will be achieved through the following objectives:

  • Strengthening the capacity of CSOs and youths to engage with relevant stakeholders on implementing Tsangaya reformation in Sokoto and Adamawa,
  • Enhancing the engagement on gender responsive and inclusive education planning between CSOs/youths and relevant state institutions in Sokoto and Adamawa.
  • Improving the capacity of local civil society partners to promote inclusive education policy dialogue and enhance strategic engagement with relevant stakeholders in Sokoto and Adamawa.

This solicitation requests the following services as follows: –

Develop and printing of appropriate awareness print materials (i.e., posters, leaflets, and comics) on Tsangaya Reformation factoring in the local language and visual impairments. – the consultant is expected to develop and print messaging on Tsangaya reformation in local languages and for the visually impaired to strengthen inclusivity.

Rationale to produce audiovisuals:

  • Raise awareness of community dwellers on Tsangaya (Almajiri system of education) reformation.
    • Enlighten citizens on the need for gender-responsive and educating inclusive planning to support positive change in Sokoto and Nigeria at large.

Scope of Work/Deliverables:

  • Draft contents for use in developing posters, leaflets, and comics for Tsangaya (Almajiri system of education) in Sokoto state
  • Submit developed contents for review and approval.
  • Produce and submit 3 posters, leaflets, and comics in English for review and validation.
  • Produce and submit 3 posters, leaflets, and comics in Hausa for review and validation.
  • Produce and submit 3 posters, leaflets, and comics in Fulfulde for review and validation
  • Submit final materials incorporating feedback received on initial submission.

Selection Criteria

The consultant to be contracted is expected to meet the following criteria:

  • Must be registered with Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria and have relevant documents to proof existence and compliance to extant regulations (for organizations).
  • Must have and demonstrate good understanding and practical experience of development work including advanced skills in content creation, script writing, and audio-visual production.
  • The consultant must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in carrying out similar assignments (a portfolio of such work done in the last 2 years is required evidence).
  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of communication for development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) in delivering on the assignment.
  • Ability to factor in the local language of the project locations Sokoto, and transcribe materials into English, Hausa and Fulfulde.

Quote Criteria/Payment Schedule

  • Save The Child Initiative, Nigeria will pay a consultancy fee based upon a mutually agreeable daily consultancy rate for each of the jingles.
  • The quotes submitted should include all associated expenses borne by the consultant to carry out this assignment, as no other expenses will be covered or reimbursed by STCI.
  • Quotes must be submitted in Naira, as payment(s) to contracted consultant will be made in this currency.

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidates should send their application with title “Consultant – Development and printing of appropriate awareness print materials for EU-INPA Project” as the email subject to and copy Application should highlight among other things:

  • The consultant’s relevant experience,
  • Proposed content outline.
  • Work plan and quote
  • Link to portfolio/materials produced within the last 2 years that are relevant to this request.
  • CV of candidates (for individuals) or candidates’ representatives (for organizations) as an attachment.
  • Reference letters from 2 individuals/organizations you have a working relationship with, and can speak on your capacity (sent as an annex to the application)
  • The application should be a maximum of 4 A4-sized pages, excluding annexes.

N/B: At the core of our work and culture is the promotion of rights of marginalized groups, as well as embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is on this note that we encourage applications from application from individuals and organizations who share in this principle, and/or have a personal story that reflects why this principle should be promoted.