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, hope
UNICEF is an organization with a universal mandate, representing the interest of children –- over one-third of the global population. The mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child and ensure every child has the opportunity to lead a decent life, realize their potential, and have their rights respected, protected, and fulfilled. The Strategic Plan 2022-2025 explicitly recognizes the critical role of evidence in achieving these results.
As an organization, UNICEF has to respond to a world that is changing faster than ever before, changes that represent threats and opportunities. In this context, evidence becomes an increasingly important asset; evidence to guide interventions in favour of children in a diverse and changing landscape; evidence on if and how particular innovations and technological changes can work for children; evidence to underpin policy advocacy toward governments and other actors who set the policies that will make the most difference for children.
The Planning, Programme and Data (PPD) section within the Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO), leads getting the right information and data into the right hands at the right time to impact decisions for children. It requires the appropriate means of communication and the right design to reach the advocacy and communication purposes to improve results for children.
For these reasons, we seek to establish a pool of technically vetted candidates specializing in graphic design as consultants. The purpose of this pool of experts is to provide professional graphic design services for a number of internal and external communication and advocacy products related to advancing the Regional Flagship Results and the dissemination of situation analysis of children rights in the region, amongst others.
Becoming a technically vetted candidate with UNICEF is a one-off standard application that opens the door for potentially multiple consultancy assignments in ECA Region within 3 years following the selection and reference checks process. Over these three years, UNICEF will make extensive use of the pool for eligible consultancy requirements at the regional office and/or country offices; this is, therefore, a unique opportunity for any interested and qualified designers to submit one single application and, if selected to be immediately considered for any future assignments by Programme, Planning and Data within UNICEF ECA.
How can you make a difference?
The UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office seeks strong self-motivated and experienced designers who can work in the Programme, Planning and Data (PP&D) team to support the creative development of internal and external visual assets for printed and digital platforms to support the above. Therefore, potential candidates will be required to have relevant professional experience (at least five years) as well as expertise and competencies to perform the majority of tasks outlined below.
- Communicate complex and large data related products and ideas using visual, verbal and written language.
- Design of reports and other communication materials for printing and electronic distribution.
- Use effectively brand guidelines across all visual products, to ensure all publications, reports and products are aligned with the corporate identity and brand guidelines.
- Layout and design information and communication materials (banners, posters, booklets, leaflets, books, calendars, bulletins, flyers, cards, social media tidbits).
- Improve and edit art-work, photos, charts and other graphic elements for use of digital media (SharePoint and Drupal).
- Design branding proposals for meetings and events.
- Work in collaboration with colleagues and other consultants in PP&D to respond to design needs and align the response to the requirements.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- A first University Degree in a relevant field in graphic design, communication design, visual design, interaction design or another relevant field.
- A minimum of five (5) years of relevant communications experiences for different use and audiences.
- Advanced knowledge of Adobe software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, After Effects).
- Deep understanding of design systems, creation and components.
- Familiarity with UNICEF’s branding and style guidelines; ideally experience designing products for UNICEF or other UN agencies.
- Desired knowledge of capabilities and limitations of Drupal, content management system and SharePoint.
- Strong information design experience is considered an asset.
- Experience with data visualization software’s such as PowerBi or Tableau is considered an asset.
- Experience working with printing and production companies.
- Experience working remotely, very responsive over email and Skype.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a language spoken in the Europe and Central Asia region is an asset.
- Your portfolio showcases engaging, elegant and functional designs, clearly demonstrating brand knowledge and multimedia experience.
- Ability to deliver products on time.
- Can deliver high quality products under tight deadlines.
- Excellent creative skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign software
- Demonstrated good oral and written communication skills
- Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment;
- Able to produce high-quality reports and presentations;
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
To view our competency framework, please visit here.
How to Apply
Applicants are invited to apply online and duly complete the online profile and application form.
Please apply to the call by the date stated in the announcement.
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.
Advertised: 03 Oct 2022 W. Europe Daylight Time
Deadline: 09 Oct 2022 W. Europe Daylight Time
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