CSPRI: Materials Development Consultant

Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative (CSPRI)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 6 June, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative (CSPRI), established in 2003, is a research and advocacy project focussing on prisons and places of confinement in the African region, with the aim of furthering constitutional and human rights imperatives within these settings.

CSPRI seeks to appoint a Materials Development Consultant, based in Cape Town.

An experienced materials developer is required to assist CSPRI in development of public education materials for a project known as ‘Phase 3 Malawi Custody Time Limits’.

Duration: It is estimated that approximately 15-20 days’ work is necessary for this project.

Project timeline:

  • Commencement of project: 9 June 2014
  • Draft publication education materials: 30 June 2014
  • Final public education materials: 30 July 2014

Responsibilities:

  • Read the reports by the local consultants on the law, case law and practice on issues of criminal procedure relevant to custody time limits and detention pre-trial;
  • Consider the input made in stakeholder consultations carried out in November 2013 on the nature of public education materials;
  • In consultation with the CSPRI consultants:
    • Develop four posters or other appropriate materials which provide basic information for people in police stations, courts, and prisons on their rights in the Malawi criminal justice system and on custody time limits;
    • Develop a pocket guide for officials and paralegals who work in police stations, courts and prisons, which must provide a plain language summary of criminal procedure highlighting the rights of detained persons and information around time limits;
    • Develop a set of “sound-bites” for use on radio around custody time limits;
  • Assist with facilitation at further consultation on these materials with Malawi stakeholders, should this be considered necessary;
  • Liaise with layout and design professionals for the finalisation of the pocket guide and posters;
  • Finalise the pocket guide and posters based on consultation with stakeholders in consultation with CSPRI.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrable experience in developing print materials, from concept to finalisation, for low-literacy and low-cost environments, inclusive of story-boards for print materials making use of photographic illustrations;
  • Experience in developing radio sound-bites and dialogue;
  • Presentation and facilitation skills.

To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter to Virginia Brookes at vbrookes@uwc.ac.za.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

For more about Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative, refer to http://cspri.org.za.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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