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. They seek the services of a website development firm or consultant to develop an innovative interactive website for the Zimbabwe Know your Constitution Campaign.
The project seeks to create an innovative and interactive website for the ZKYC campaign to achieve the high visibility on the constitutional awareness project. The website will be a major resource for Constitutional information for various stakeholders who will include young people, women, Persons with Disabilities as well as organisations and researchers requiring information on the Constitution of Zimbabwe. The website will therefore need to engage and appeal to all these target groups and allow for the generation of feedback from these groups.
Get more information and find out how to apply here: https://www.dropbox.com/…/ToRs%20-%20Website%20Development%…
Deadline: 5 June 2020