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ARTS THREAD X IOM CHALLENGE – REDESIGNING MIGRANT INFORMATION CENTERS IN THE GAMBIA

  • Arts Thread Gambia IOM

Are you an emerging designer or creative ready to put your skills into practice to create lasting, impactful change for young people?

Our friends at Arts Thread, together with International Organisation for Migration (IOM) are looking for a talented interaction/service/interior designer or architect to support their teams in transforming two Migrant Information Centers into local activity hubs in The Gambia. This important work will contribute to empowering youth through enhancing their access to information on migration.

Full information click here

THE DETAILS

  • Field Work – You will get to travel to The Gambia yourself and work directly with young Gambian and IOM teams to boost the appearance of two local youth centres.
  • Present your plans – Including visuals, estimated budget and proposed contractors
  • Follow up – You’ll follow up remotely on the implementation of the plans, all the way to the final validation of delivered works.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU

This collaboration is a unique chance to work from inside the United Nations and have a direct impact on informing youth on their migration decisions. By applying human-centered design to a UN migration project, you’ll be part of a pilot project for West Africa; a potential trendsetter building bridged between worlds.

All costs (including travel, visa, lodging, per diem, insurance) during the field visit are covered by the organisation. In addition, you’ll receive a €2,400 euro fee to cover expenses before and after the field visit.

The results of your work will be published through all official IOM, Arts Thread and partners’ channels, promoting your work within the third sector.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Open to designers from around the world – African nationals are especially encouraged to apply
  • Have at least two years of working experience – preferably in social design
  • A good command of spoken and written English
  • A strong understanding of migration trends in the region
  • A good understanding of West African lifestyle

TO APPLY

  • Apply by 23 June 2019 by uploading onto Arts Thread, two projects of work that you feel best represents your ability to take on this challenge, along with a short motivation statement.
  • Click here and follow the instructions.

TIMELINE

  • June 23: deadline for application
  • Mid July 2019: field visit to The Gambia
  • First weeks of August: presentation of plans
  • End of August – end of September: procurement, execution of plans
  • Early October: final checks and validation

This project is funded by the EU through the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration, enable migrants and potential migrants to make informed decisions about their migratory journey and sensitise their communities on migration. For all information on the Joint Initiative click here.

For more information about this challenge and others, visit Arts Thread.

 

Good luck!

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