|The ODIHR project “Increasing effectiveness, strengthening enabling environment for human rights defenders” aims to support effective work of HRDs in all OSCE participating States, in line with relevant OSCE human dimension commitments and corresponding human rights obligations of the participating States. Within this project, ODIHR in close collaboration with its former Implementing Partner (IP) Benetech has been developing an online didactic game, ‘Starlight Stadium’, for inexperienced HRDs and for training purposes, based on a core game narrative and drawing on real life human rights investigations. The narrative covers human rights violations related to forced labour and ill-treatment and addresses the relevant international legal framework and human rights monitoring principles while taking into account gender and other diversity considerations.
The gamified training curriculum (online didactic game) strengthens knowledge and skills of less experienced HRDs in monitoring and responding to human rights violations and developing physical, digital security plans and protection mechanisms in their work, by transforming ODIHR’s human rights monitoring, safety and security training into a learning game for inexperienced HRDs, making the skills of the training accessible online. The tool allows its users to learn and apply selected aspects of human rights monitoring and safety and security, including digital security concepts, in a virtual simulation of a rea-life potential scenario.
Episode 2 of Starlight Stadium has successfully been developed and tested by ODIHR in English and is currently being localized for Ukrainian and Russian speaking users. In order to provide a more immersive, complete and entertaining experience, ODIHR requires the services of experts to develop the remaining episodes of the game, in particular Episode 1.
|Tasks and Responsibilities:|
ODIHR’s aforementioned project requires the services of a consultant to continue the software development of Starlight Stadium, in particular Episode 1. This will allow to integrate into this five-episode game more learning objectives identified in the phases of the human rights monitoring cycle.
Under the supervision of the Human Rights Adviser/Capacity Building Co-ordinator, the consultant shall be responsible for the software development services. The system engineering will be done in Unity engine, the engine used for the development of Starlight Stadium. Given the amount of work to put into different aspects and phases of the development cycle, one of the consultant will lead the development, while sharing some of the tasks with a co-developer.
The consultant will work closely with another developer, as well as with consultants responsible for overall development co-ordination, art design, product design, and with the script writer. All assets pertaining to the development of the game should be integrated and provide a functioning beta (not final) build of Episode 1 by 31 May 2021.
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
|Remuneration will depend on the selected consultant’s qualifications and experience and be in accordance with OSCE established rates.|
|How To Apply:|
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