Consultancy - Graphic Designer, Home-based, Office of Innovation, 11.5 months (full-time)

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UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund

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Application deadline 2 months ago: Friday 18 Nov 2022 at 22:55 UTC

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, innovate

UNICEF has a 75-year history of innovating for children. We believe that new approaches, bold partnerships and technologies are critical to improving the lives of all children, everywhere.

The Office of Innovation is a creative, interactive, and agile team in UNICEF. We sit at a unique intersection, where an organization that works on huge global issues meets the startup thinking, the technology, and the partners that turn this energy into scalable innovative solutions.

UNICEF's Office of Innovation does this by:

  • Connecting with the youth generation as co-shapers, designers and doers for social change in their communities as well as for setting a pace of change for generations of children to come.
  • Provoking change for children through an entrepreneurial approach to harness rapidly moving innovations and apply them to serve the needs of all children.
  • Creating new models of partnership that leverage core business values across the diversity of public and private sectors to collectively accelerate the delivery of results for children.

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF’s Office of Innovation is seeking the services of an in-house graphic designer to produce visually appealing, original, and high-quality materials to help promote our work effectively and strategically.

The designer will work with the Partnerships & Communications team to assist in the layout and design of an array of communications assets, including but not limited to reports, fact sheets, advocacy materials, infographics, slide decks, one-pagers, social media cards, and other visibility materials in line with the Office’s visual identity and branding guidelines. The design consultant will also support the editing of short videos.

The designer will have full access to the UNICEF photo and footage inventory and will be provided with the final copy for each assignment.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Implement UNICEF’s Office of Innovation brand across all communication assets for an internal and external audience.
  • Ensure uniformity and consistency of the use of UNICEF’s Office of Innovation brand visuals and language as used by internal and external stakeholders such as internal teams, wider UNICEF network and external stakeholders including but not limited to UN agencies, partners, collaborators and donors in public, private and sector and civil society.
  • Produce templates, develop designs, and make revisions to a wide range of communications materials in close consultation with the Partnerships & Communications team and technical leads.
  • Deliver creative and innovative assets for print and digital platforms.
  • Review designs in slide decks, briefings, reports, etc., and create graphic designs, artwork, photos, charts, and other graphic elements when needed for campaigns, projects and events.
  • Create infographics, charts, and other data visualization assets in close consultation with technical leads.
  • Produce and edit multimedia content, including videos and gifs.
  • Create and manage an innovation-themed image and video library.
  • Lead and guide on the interpretation and implementation of the UNICEF’s Office of Innovation brand for visual display products, merchandise and any other paraphernalia.
  • Lead on design of UNICEF’s Office of Innovation branded products for use at events, working closely with the teams facilitating events.
  • Design creative assets to be used on social media platforms.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in communications design or a related field *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience in design experience focused on visual communication, branding, graphic design, publication design or related design field.
  • Technical knowledge in one or more of the design areas mentioned above.
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe CC software including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, and Acrobat.
  • Proven experience in translating complex ideas into unified storytelling visuals.
  • Ability to parse through large amounts of information in order to create simplified and clear designs.
  • Ability to use and maintain a well-organized library of design assets, including templates, photography, and graphic elements.
  • Proficiency in designing for/with Microsoft Office including, PowerPoint and Word
  • Proficiency with data visualization software/tools such as Excel, Infogram, and Tableau is considered an asset.
  • Experience with design for international development, policy, research organizations, or current affairs media organisations is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is desired.

Payment details and further considerations

  • Monthly payment, based on monthly tasks and progress reports, approved upon monthly review with supervisor.
  • Consultant is responsible for his/her own health and travel insurance
  • Consultant is eligible for standard DSA for all work-related travel

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

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