Global Disaster Preparedness Center Requests Proposals for Comparative Review of The Pillowcase Project Addressing Child-centered Disaster Risk Reduction


Deadline: 2 December 2015

The Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) is currently implementing an international pilot of The Pillowcase Project, a youth preparedness program designed and used by American Red Cross domestic chapters.  The curriculum aims to empower children with the confidence and skill-set to take appropriate actions in reducing the potential impact of disaster.

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The GDPC is looking to collaborate with research partners in a ‘Comparative Review of The Pillowcase Project.’  The findings will help guide future Pillowcase Project developments, adaptability, and integration within national contexts and ultimately within The Comprehensive School-Safety Framework.

GDPC is a joint venture of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and American Red Cross, works with the Red Cross and Red Crescent (RC/RC) network in development and delivery of youth disaster preparedness education.

The program’s 60-90 minute disaster preparedness lesson, which is delivered by Red Cross staff and volunteers, is designed to teach students (ages 8-11) about local hazards, basic psychosocial coping skills, and general preparedness actions.

Focus Countries

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The Pillowcase Project has expanded to Australia, Hong Kong, Mexico, Peru, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.

Budget Available

The estimated budget for this work is $40,000.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have

  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of child-centered disaster risk reduction education and familiarity with The Comprehensive School-Safety Framework;
  • Demonstrated interest in youth preparedness programming;
  • Strong analytical skills demonstrated through research and analysis;
  • Strong writing skills with ability to present findings in a style accessible to readers;
  • Experience with and sensitivity to different cultures;
  • Familiarity with work of the Red Cross and Red Crescent global network and knowledge of the international humanitarian relief sector preferred.

How to Apply

To apply, send complete proposals (template attached) to the center via email, specifying ‘Comparative Review of The Pillowcase Project, [Institution], [Date]’ in the subject line.  The proposal will be evaluated on the listed requirements and should include the following:

  1. Proposed methodology and analytical approach with demonstrated understanding of TOR;
  2. CV and biography with past experience applicable to the project;
  3. Concise work plan;
  4. Detailed budget broken down by activities.

For more information, please visit Request for Proposals.

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