Intern - Multimedia Designer, Colombo, Sri Lanka, (Sri Lankan Nationals only) - Tenders Global

Intern – Multimedia Designer, Colombo, Sri Lanka, (Sri Lankan Nationals only)

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, how can you make a difference? 

  1. Background Context and Rationale:  


UNICEF Sri Lanka produces a variety of content (i.e., images and video) that require services of an in-house Multimedia Designer to package it in a compelling way for public dissemination. The aim of designing and packaging the content is to ensure that the local and international audiences find it captivating.


Many of our audiences not only seek information but are willing to have important conversations on crucial issues concerning children’s wellbeing and rights. Our overall social media content aims to build Awareness/Interest, Empower People and to Drive Change” to take an action. The focus is to ensure greater understanding and participation and meaningful engagement with our online audiences such as young people, parents, political influencers across the country. This also provides us an opportunity to win our audience support for the cause of children in Sri Lanka.


In order to strengthen UNICEF Sri Lanka’s presence on social media and to improve engagement with online audiences, UNICEF requires full-time professional support to create high-quality in-house social media graphics and videos.


  1. Key Assignments/Tasks:


Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Digital Communication Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the Intern Multimedia Designer will:


  • Conceptualize and create high quality designs to help advance UNICEF Sri Lanka’s brand strategy, graphics, and collateral across digital channels.
  • Create visually engaging assets for social media channels.
  • Conceptualize and develop videos, graphics and infographics to communicate the situation of children in Sri Lanka.
  • Develop creative work of the highest caliber, provide quality control over concepts and projects, contribute creative solutions and innovations that strengthen the UNICEF brand.
  • Carry out ad-hoc graphic design related work as instructed by the supervisor.
  • Carry out ad-hoc video editing as instructed by the supervisor.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.



The Communication Section will be sharing the materials to the graphic designer in a raw form for designing and layout. In some instances, artwork of designed pieces will be provided, should there be a need to tweak and edit the files to suit the different needs that might arise. It is crucial that designs for the different UNICEF works are stable, a compelling in style, and in conformity with the UNICEF Brand book, including usage of logos, photo crediting and video styles.


UNICEF will always provide the Intern with the raw content – images/video footage to use in the designs or would need to find relevant content from the UNICEF image repository (WeShare – for both photos and videos).




  1. Key Deliverables:


Intern will be engaged on a variety of assets that may include reports, frameworks, strategies, infographics, banners, visibility materials, mobile optimized digital assets among others. For each assignment, the graphic designer in consultation with the supervisor, will advise on the actual number of social media posts to accomplish within the task.


  • As an active member of the communication section, efficient, timely, responsive, and high-quality support rendered to UNICEF Sri Lanka is expected in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including:
    • Social media assets published on UNICEF Sri Lanka channels systematically benefit from compelling, high-quality graphic design.
    • Videos published on UNICEF Sri Lanka channels are edited to professional mobile optimized standards.
    • All digital assets produced by UNICEF Sri Lanka benefit from creative conceptualization and production.
    • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment.
  1. Working Arrangement:

The selected Intern for UNICEF Sri Lanka will be working on Hybrid modality (In Office/Remote) and are expected to interact with the supervisor and other relevant colleagues on a regular basis to fulfil tasks.



  1. Qualifications:
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Currently following a Bachelors’ or Masters’ program or 2 years within completion of the degree or enrolled in a master’s program Art and Design, Graphic Design, Visual designs, or related disciplines.
  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
  • Additional consideration will be given for any work experience related to the following areas and other digital platforms: Graphic design, illustrations and graphic design software, including but not limited to: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After effect, Final Cut Pro, Flash, Adobe Creative Suite, Capcut, MailChimp, etc.



Required Skills

  • Knowledge in concept and creation of specific graphic design assets, including infographics/factographs (for print and digital), data visualization, animation/video graphics, web design development and management, and interactive presentations.
  • Ability to conceptualize unique ideas for video and motion graphics projects and advertising campaigns.
  • Have affinity with or interest in child rights, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Visual design sense that is clean, simple, and sharp, with ability to edit as needed.
  • Excellent IT skills, especially with design and photo-editing software (sound knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or equivalent software);
  • Good research and analytical skills.
  • A keen and proven interest/knowledge in social media trends and platforms.
  • Good understanding of new and evolving technologies and use of mobile video editing apps similar to Capcut.
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging and multicultural environment.
  • Ability to respond to short deadlines and demonstrate a quick turn-around and execution of creative work.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.




Excellent written and spoken English.

Written and spoken Sinhala and Tamil will be an added advantage.


Other skills:

  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to deliver under tight deadlines with flexible attitude.
  • Organizational and coordination skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  1. Supervisor:

Communication Officer (Digital) UNICEF Sri Lanka

Expected start date: 01 November 2022

Duration of assignment: maximum of 26 weeks

  1. How to apply:
  • Please submit your online application by 10th October 2022
  • Your online application should contain the following:
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • References
    • Links to Work Samples produced within the last 1-2 years.

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in  
    *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 [insert years] of relevant professional experience in 
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency 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 an asset. 

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability(CRITA)underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others.

[add the 8th competency (Nurtures, leads and manages people) for supervisory role]

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.



[Remove below text if not a child safeguarding elevated risk role]

[If applicable] This position has been assessed as an elevated risk role for Child Safeguarding purposes as it is either: a role with direct contact with children, works directly with child, is a safeguarding response role or has been assessed as an elevated risk role for child safeguarding. Additional vetting and assessment for elevated risk roles in child safeguarding (potentially including additional criminal background checks) applies.

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable [Insert candidates from targeted underrepresented group]are encouraged to apply.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Advertised: 04 Oct 2022 Sri Lanka Standard Time
Deadline: 10 Oct 2022 Sri Lanka Standard Time

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