Closing date: 14 August 2018
UNICEF is currently working with the Government of Zimbabwe to implement a national action plan to end child marriage, together with various target groups/partners (adolescents, teachers, parents, media, national leaders, local government officials, religious and community leaders, etc) on child marriage prevention and response at the individual, family, community, organizational and society levels. At the same time, adolescent girls and boys also participate in the campaign against child marriage, spreading adolescent-responsive key messages about the importance of delaying marriage, including related aspects such as completing secondary school, pursuing career options, and safe internet usage. Additionally, young people are actively involved in behavior change campaigns targeting them, as agents of change.
Various agencies and organizations are using different multi-media messages and communication products/ materials for interpersonal, group and mass communications with segmented audiences. In the absence of well orchestrated communication tools and materials, there is always the danger that mixed, inconsistent or wrong messages might be communicated with children, families and various audiences / interaction groups. Given this background, there is a need to hire a consultant to develop a toolkit targeting key primary and secondary target groups, that is useful and accessible for campaigning to end child marriage.
In collaboration with Ministry of Women and Youth, UNICEF and partners, under the general guidance of the Chief of Communication, the consultant will be responsible for reviewing existing ending child marriages and violence against children, as well as gender based violence communication multi-media materials/ products, pre-testing them and packaging them into a toolkit for advocates and frontline workers. The communication materials will have a dual focus on social and behavior change as well as shifting social norms.
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