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Design a Ground-Breaking Report on Child Recruitment in the DRC

Mission de l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en RD Congo (MONUSCO)

26 May 2018 This opportunity is no longer available Share
26 May 2018 This opportunity is no longer available Share
Background and objectives
MONUSCO Child Protection is publishing a one-of-a-kind public report showing the public the realities of child recruitment in the DRC from 2014-2017. Your contribution: Working closely with us to create the right aesthetic through visual storytelling to draw readers in, including designing layout and graphics of the report in a clear, professional and compelling way using photos, logos and data visualization when possible. Publication will coincide with The Day of the African Child (16 June) and will be widely distributed online and in print. We'll begin with a Skype call on vision and planning followed by weekly calls to share feedback. Two mock ups will be required, with two rounds of feedback before a final layout is agreed. Two similar layouts (English and French) may be required, as French typically has a higher word count than English; the report is estimated to be approximately 80-90 pages. UN holds copyright/distribution rights, although credit may be given if possible.
Art and design
Arts, music, photography and film
For 17 years, the United Nations has monitored and reported on child recruitment in the DRC. In just the past four years, more than 6,000 boys and girls were recruited and use by armed groups, with devastating impacts on children, their communities and ultimately the whole of the country. The United Nations Country Task Force on Children and Armed Conflict - co-led by the MONUSCO peacekeeping mission and UNICEF alongside other international organizations - closely monitors trends in recruitment so that better interventions can be planned to end and prevent future child recruitment. This report is the deepest analysis yet of such patterns, looking at why, how and where children are recruited, by which armed groups, and what their experiences are inside the armed groups, as well as how they come to leave the armed group. This report aims to raise awareness and arm the UN with the right information to target advocacy toward specific armed group commanders to stop recruiting children and toward children in high-risk communities so that they are better protected. In other words, this report is a critical next step to ending child recruitment in the DRC and you can help.
Volunteers: 1 needed
11-20 hours per week / 6 weeks
BA + 3 years of experience in Graphic Design Minimum 2 years experience producing high-quality layout, design and graphics for major advocacy/PR publications (samples required) Technical expertise and possession of laptop/software: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, 3D Studio Max. Web design/data viz/digital storytelling a plus. Able to take direction, deliver high-quality products on tight deadlines, work collaboratively, maintain clear, regular communication, and highly professional manner.
Congo (Democratic Republic of the)

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