United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Consultant (Design Consultant, Office of Innovation, Part-time)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

UNICEF’s Office of Innovation seeks a proven, dynamic and technically gifted Designer for a range of products that aim to boost innovation across the organisation. 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, innovation... UNICEF has a 70-year history of innovating for children. We believe that new approaches, partnerships and technologies that support the realisation of children’s rights are key to improving children’s lives. Worldwide, we innovate to tackle the most pressing problems faced by the most vulnerable children. We take a systematic approach, applying skills and energy across new tools and technologies, products, innovative financing and new ways of working to boost our impact. The Office of Innovation is a creative, unique and agile team in UNICEF. We sit at a unique intersection, where an organisation that works on huge global issues meets the startup thinking, the technology, the tools, the know-how and the partners that turn ideas and energy into scalable solutions for children. Within the Office of Innovation, the Field Engagement and Capacity Building Team has a crucial role in ensuring groundbreaking innovations meet children and young people’s most urgent needs. By managing UNICEF’s global innovation portfolios, we help identify priorities for the application of innovations. We also strengthen the capacity of UNICEF offices to scale proven innovations to millions. Through co-Design, shared learning, storytelling and exploration, we also aid efforts to build a culture of innovation throughout UNICEF, including on virtual and remote learning and collaboration. How can you make a difference? In support of the Field Engagement and Capacity Building Team, the Design Consultant will work on the design of a range of products as part of the Office of Innovation’s Library of tools and that aim to support, cultivate and enhance innovation across the organisation and other areas covered the Field Engagement and Capacity Building Team over the contract period. Your main responsibilities will be:  Design a series of products. These include, but are not limited to; publications, web-based toolkits, guidance notes, presentations, info-graphics and Social Media cards. Description of assignment Visual design of (at a minimum) the following products, with the likely addition of more). 2 x Toolkits for technical staff 3 x digital and print publications on innovation, including country case studies 6 x presentations on key capacity building tools 5 x infographics that illustrate workflows and guidelines 10 x social media cards in support of upcoming initiatives. 1 x finalized email newsletter template design and 3 x email newsletters. Other products as required, including materials in support of webinars Ongoing throughout contract period Approximately 1 per month. Ongoing Ongoing as per report launches Ongoing as per events calendar Template by end of August 2020. Newsletters ongoing. Ongoing To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, interaction design, visual communication, media design, system design or other relevant field

  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience in graphic design, interaction design, visual communication, media design, system design, and bring proven experience in translating complex ideas into unified storytelling visuals.

  • Strong graphic design skills, particularly in layout, presentations, branding and visualization of systems and complex information and structures.

  • Strong knowledge of design platforms like Adobe Creative Suite, design techniques, software and Data Visualization.

  • Ideally, experience in print, digital, UX/UI design and / or data visualization.

  • The ability to design effectively using constrained mediums such as Powerpoint

  • An ability to communicate complex, abstract concepts using both visual, verbal and written language.

  • Familiarity and experience with youth-led design, from the social impact sector and/or UNICEF will be an advantage.

  • Self-starter and able to time-manage oneself.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work as part of a remote team in a diverse and rapidly-changing work environment

  • 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 values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. The functional competencies required for this post are...
  • Communication [level 3]

  • Working with people [level 3]

  • Drive for results [level 3]

  • Relating and networking [level 3]

  • Persuading and influencing [level 2]

  • Applying technical expertise [level 2]

  • Analyzing [level 1]

  • Creating and innovating [level 2]

  • Planning and organizing [level 1]

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. 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. 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

Remarks: 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.
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