In 2013 Zimbabweans put to referendum a draft constitution that had been developed following public consultations. The constitution was approved and adopted in the same year. While citizens had been widely consulted in the development of the constitution, the final document has not been as widely disseminated or known among citizens. Research and anecdotal evidence point to limited knowledge of the constitution among Zimbabweans. Constitutional literacy levels are low among urban youths, persons with disabilities, rural and remote populations. Section 7 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe mandates public awareness of the constitution in various ways including translating it to various languages, teaching it in schools, being part of the curricula in training members of the security services, civil service and employees of public institutions. The section further encourages all persons and organizations including civic organizations to disseminate awareness and knowledge of the constitution throughout society. The knowledge of the constitution is crucial for the realization and guarantee of the fundamental rights of citizens. While citizens adopted the constitution, this does not mean that they understand and know the contents of the constitution as shown by a number of surveys hence the rationale for the Zimbabwe Know Your Constitution Campaign (ZKYC).
Two civil society organizations are collaborating on the ZKYC campaign to ensure that women, youths and persons with disabilities have increased knowledge and awareness of the Constitution.
The two organizations seek the services of a communications consultant/firm to develop, conceptualize and deliver an integrated campaign for the Zimbabwe Know Your Constitution Campaign (ZYKC) project.
The purpose of the consultancy is to conceptualize, develop and deliver an integrated multimedia campaign on constitutional awareness for youth, women including persons with disabilities.
Get more information and find out how to apply here: https://www.dropbox.com/…/ToRs%20-%20Communications%20Consu…
Deadline: 5 June 2020