ILRI Consultancy- Graphics Recorder and Whiteboard Animator (closing date: 17 February 2020)

ILRI Consultancy- Graphics Recorder and Whiteboard Animator (closing date: 17 February 2020)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a graphic recorder (cartoonist) and whiteboard animator to document several 2-day workshops focusing on visioning and development pathways for sustainable livestock systems under the Program for Climate Smart Livestock Systems. These workshops will be taking place through 2020 in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia.

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR Research Centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org

Scope of Work

The graphic recorder/whiteboard animator (consultant) will be expected to document the process over the 2 days of each workshop, in conjunction with the lead facilitator, and to provide high quality physical and digital images within one week of each event. It is also preferable if the graphic recorder were able to develop a whiteboard video from their drawings, but if not, it is expected that they would work in conjunction with a whiteboard video designer to develop a video of the process and outcome.

The consultant would be expected to be there for the duration of the workshops and preferably also the day before each workshop for a briefing. There will also be a series of calls with the project team in the lead up to the event and potentially a face-to-face meeting depending on travel costs.

Tentative dates for the workshops

Ethiopia

National: March 16 -17, 2020

Two Local workshops: Dates to be determined, after September

Kenya

National: Dates to be determined, November

Two local workshops: Dates to be determined

  • Kajiado: (April/May)
  • Western Kenya: (April/May)

Uganda

National: September 15-16

One local workshop in South West Uganda: June 9-11

Final Products/ Expected outputs

  • Eight graphic recordings (One per workshop)
  • Three whiteboard videos (One from each country case)

Consultancy Fee:  Lumpsum or by mutual agreement

Post location:  Consultant’s base, with travel to workshop venues

Duration:  Maximum 60 working days

Expected places of travel: Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda

Essential skills and qualifications

  • Experience in documenting complex workshop processes that involve groupwork
  • Fluency in English and preferably an ability to communicate in kiSwahili/Amharic/Luganda
  • Willingness to work together with the convening and facilitation team to see how best to capture the events
  • Willingness to travel to workshop locations in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda
  • Ability to make a whiteboard video from the images generated during the process
  • It is preferable that the graphics recorder be the same individual as the whiteboard animator, although individuals with either skill are welcome to apply

How to apply: 

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 17 February 2020. The application should also include online links to portfolios or related work samples i.e images from graphic recording and whiteboard videos. The position title and reference number C/ SLS/01/2020 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

To find out more about ILRI, visit our websites at http://www.ilri.org/

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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