Consultant to Develop Pictures for Supplement Bilingual Education Materials


Project “Promoting inclusive and relevant early childhood care and education for ethnic minority and disadvantaged children in Vietnam” – funded by EU


Aide et Action International (AEA) is an international NGO, started working in Vietnam since 2003 to support the development of sustainable education projects with our belief in the universal right to a quality education. The approaches of AEA in Vietnam focus on early transformation during two time periods which are most critical in a child’s schooling, Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) to basic education. Over 10 years of experiences along with local communities, partner organizations, and governments, AEA has implemented a number of projects in various locations.

The Consultative Institute for Socio-Economic Development of Rural and Mountainous Areas (CISDOMA) is a Vietnamese NGO established in 2000. Since its establishment, CISDOMA has carried out various intervention projects both at grassroots level and central level, researches and surveys on the topics relating to sustainable agriculture, climate change Adaptive Livelihoods, Disaster Risk Reduction, Value Chain, and Community Education and development.


Aide et Action and CISDOMA are now co-implementing the project “Promoting inclusive and relevant early childhood care and education for ethnic minority and disadvantaged children in Vietnam” - funded by EU - with the aim to increase access to high quality, relevant pre-school and early primary education for ethnic minority children living in 3 communes of Tam Duong district in Lai Chau Province (Ta Leng, Nung Nang, Khun Ha) through enhanced teaching pedagogies, participation of parents, and well-informed policymakers.

Within the framework of the project, a package of Supplemental Bilingual Education Materials (SBEM) will be developed with support of local authorities to incorporate into pre-school and early primary classes (Grades 1-3) with specific topics including gender equality, life skills, personal safety, children’s rights, local culture and customs. This will enable children to learn in their mother tongues about issues relevant to them, reduce language barriers and improve their learning Vietnamese language in the school. In order to the materials is used effectively, visualization of the contents of the materials by relevant pictures is very essential.


The consultant (preferred artist) will help to draw pictures for illustration of supplemental bilingual education materials based on the contents of the materials, which were collective intellectual products of an editing/compiling team including educational experts from Vietnam Institute of Education Services (VNIES), local teachers and local community elites/representatives.


The consultant will familiarize her/himself with the project’s proposal and other documents relevant to the project.

The consultant will work closely with project team and the editing/compiling team led by the consultant experts from VNIES   

The consultant will discuss and get approval from Project Steering Board (PSB)/Project Implementation Board (PIT) and the editing team leader on the proposed painting ideas on the proposed ideas

The consultant will develop relevant pictures based on the approval of PSB and PIT. The pictures must vividly reflect the true content(s) of each and every written item/story in the materials with visualized key messages in the most productive presenting manner, which are fitted to target audience as children in pre-school and early primary classes (grade 1-3), easy to understand and remember, harmonized with local Mong culture, custom and practice, and compliant to the project expected outputs and donor requirements.

The consultant will discuss with the project team and have the pictures modified (if any) and finalized after having it tested to familiarize with the project target beneficiaries and community

The consultant will ensure the copy right of the pictures and such pictures after having integrated into the materials shall be the copy right of this project


The specific outputs will be:

  • A package of pictures which fully illustrates the content of 5 topics in SBEM including:
    • gender equality
    • life skills
    • personal safety
    • children’s right
    • local culture and customs
  • A written document from the consultant to ensure no violation of copy rights of the pictures  


The consultant should preferably have:

  • ability of good drawing, graduated from University of Fine Art is an advantage
  • understanding the concepts of topics in SBEM to develop the ideas for suitable pictures
  • at least 2 years of experience in developing pictures for IEC materials, especially for education projects.
  • understanding on the culture, custom and practice of Mong tribe and Tam Duong district, Lai Chau province


The consultant is expected to start the service from the 3rd week of August 2016 and complete the task no later than 31st of August 2016 with agreed detail schedule.


The contract will be signed in accordance with AEA regulations and guidelines for the contracting of consultant. The assignment will be directly managed by the Project Officer and Communication Officer in the planning, picture developing and finalizing the task assigned.


Interested candidates must submit the following documents:

1. Expression of interest
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. 3 relevant samples of previous work

Interested candidates are invited to contact Ms. Nguyen Thu Trang ([email protected]) for additional details about the assignment. Please indicate clearly in your application subject: “Consultant to develop pictures of SBEM”. Full proposal should be submitted electronically no later than 14th August 2016 to the contact email address:  [email protected]. Please note that only the selected consultant is contacted.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Aide et Action International (AEAI)
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2016-08-14