Graphic Design, Layout, Editing and Proof Reading Consultant at Safe The Children

Save the children is currently recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:


  • Under-nutrition in Nigeria is the highest in Africa with about 11 million stunted children under five. Nigeria has the second most stunted children in the world (after India). 1 million Nigerian children under 5 die every year, 45% of them due to causes attributable to malnutrition. This makes Nigeria one of six countries that accounts for half of all child deaths from under-nutrition worldwide (UNICEF 2013). There are significant geographical, social and economic inequalities in the prevalence of under-nutrition in Nigeria.
  • Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) is a 6-year project funded by DFID from September 2011-December 2017, to improve maternal, infant and young child nutrition in Northern Nigeria through the Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) programme. The overall objective of the project is to reduce mortality through decreasing the incidence and prevalence of under nutrition in Nigeria with focus on Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Yobe and Zamfara States. The programme is implemented by a partnership that includes UNICEF, Save the Children and Action against Hunger (ACF).
  • Now in its final months of implementation, the WINNN programme is embarking on an ambitious drive to document and produced a series of advocacy materials, reports, publications and studies capturing the knowledge created in the last 6 years, case studies, position papers, Standard Operating Procedures etc. under the main output of the programme.
  • In view of ensuring quality of materials used for awareness rising, advocacy and public dissemination, WINNN seeks to hire a professional copy editor and designer to produce a range of design and layout of WINNN reports, Manuals, Papers, publications and communication information materials as listed below. The documents in its present word-based format is approximately 500 pages in total (excluding cover pages) based on Arial 10 pt and approximately 4,200 words in length. Copy includes tables, figures and charts (some figures may have to be redrawn).
Job Scope

Under the supervision of the DNPM, the designer will be assigned to the following task(s):

  • Proof-reading Editing, Graphic design (including graphics for tables, diagrams and image) Layout for digital and hard copy publication
  • Provide necessary design, formatting and layout of all documents assigned during the period of engagement
  • Ensures the standardized formatting of texts, figures, and their captions;
  • Ensures that the Table of Contents, List of Tables, and List of Figures adhere to correct pagination of the documents;
  • Prepare printing package (all layout and design files) of documents assigned
  • Conceptualize, design and layout WINNN Technical Manuals (ECD, Care Group, Cost of Diet, HEA etc.) Case Studies, State Briefs, Position Papers, SOPs, WINNN End of programme progress report, Closeout invitation and promotional materials, Pullup banners and Posters, publications and communication information Materials
  • Ensuring that the design of the materials is consistent with DFID and Save the Children's Branding Guidelines
  • Designs should be positive and empowering and reflect the diversity of the WINNN programme in terms of equality, duty of care, ethical considerations, ethnicity, culture, gender, diversity etc.
  • Make adjustment in design as proposed by the DNP
Deliverables And Verifiable Indicators

  • The consultant shall submit Final printable e-copy of the design and layout of all assigned documents

  • The designer is expected to design and provide layout designs of documents listed below in accordance with the DFID and Save the Children Branding Guidelines and Identity Standards Publication Templates

  • Design and layout the 6 documents listed below as per DFID/SCI Guidelines and Standards
  • Submit at least 2 preliminary layouts for discussion with the DNPM
  • Revise the selected layout, design and layout the publication
  • Ensure all corrections have been inserted
  • Prepare electronic files for the printer
Consultancy Deliverables
4th August 2017 (12 working days)

  • Care Group Manuals (333 Total Pages A4)
  • Photo Flipcharts (134 pages) & Lesson Plans (199 pages)
  • IECD into Nutrition Manual (105 Total Pages A4)
  • Session Guides (87 pages)
  • Coloring Books (18 pages)
  • Micronutrients (5 pages), Food Demo (2 pages), CMAM (2) ,ECD (7), Care Group (7), V&A (3) (26 Total pages A4)

25th August 2017 (12 working days)

  • State Collaborative Outcome Reports ( 82 pages A4)
  • A Compendium of Position Papers (50 pages A4)
  • WINNN Case Studies (28 pages, A4)

15th September 2017 (6 working days)

  • WINNN State Briefs : (11 pages, A4)
  • First 1,000 days Cook Book; a guide to MIYCN Food demonstrations (30 pages, A5)
  • MIYCN Recipe Cards ( 12 pages, A6)

Payment Schedule
  • 1st instalment – upon submission of the design and layout of the first set of documents
  • 2nd installment – upon submission of the design and layout of the second set of documents
  • 3rd and Final installment – upon submission of the design and layout of the third set of documents

Required qualifications
  • Minimum educational requirement: Advanced Graduate degree in Humanities or Social Sciences
  • At least 10 years' experience in design and layout work for development projects
  • Excellent creative skills and advanced command over a full range of design software, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.
  • Experience working with printing and production matters Fluency in English

Job Location: Nigeria

Application Closing Date
24, July, 2017

How to apply:
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Please note that applications will be treated as they are received and only shortlisted candidates will be contact