Graphic Designer at United Nations Children’s Fund

UNICEF | WorldWide | 8 months ago

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The Design Consultant will work closely with the Digital Policy Specialist and under the direct supervision of the Design Specialist. The Designer will also work closely with the AI and Child Rights Project Manager. The Design Consultant will work remotely, with potential to work in UNICEF's New York office as determined by project needs. The work may include incidental travel to participate in field work, workshops or conferences; such travel will be governed by UNICEF travel policies for consultants.

Your main responsibilities will be:

Towards the deliverables outlined below, the Design Consultant will be expected to work on a number of tasks that could include:

General graphic design — Communications design for advocacy, including but not limited to social media assets, newsletters, invitations, web content, social media assets, reports/publications, and presentations. This may include developing digitized artwork and iconography for print and digital use
Publication design — Information architecture and page layout design for print and/or digital distribution; advanced knowledge of print production processes; ability to create interactive PDFs
Data visualization — Data visualization and infographics for print and digital distribution
Comprehensive event design — Collateral for both small and large format events, including event-branded merchandise (lanyards, tote bags, etc.) and promotional/informational materials (exhibition signage, posters, event website/pages on platforms like Splashthat)
Presentation design — PowerPoint templates for webinars and/or large format, in-person presentations

To qualify, you have…

A university degree in graphic design, communications design or other relevant field.
A minimum of three years of professional design experience focused on visual communication, graphic design, interaction design, media design, brand design, etc.
Advanced knowledge of Adobe CC software including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat.
Proficiency with design and presentation tools such as PowerPoint and Keynote.
Proficiency with data visualization tools such as Excel, Infogram, and Tableau.
Experience with CMS such as Drupal; familiarity HTML, and CSS are considered an asset.
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
Experience with design for international development, policy, or research organizations, or current affairs media organizations is considered an asset.
Ability to organize own work and to carry out a specified project with limited supervision according to deadlines;
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...

Deciding and Initiating Action (level 1)
Persuading and Influencing (level 1)
Applying Technical Expertise (level 2)
Analyzing (level 1)
Planning and Organizing (level 1)

View our competency framework at:

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

Payment based on deliverables, as requested and approved by supervisor
Consultant is responsible for his/her own health and travel insurance
Consultant may be eligible for standard DSA for all work-related travel


Duty station: New York or Remote

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.

Advertised: 22 Jun 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 26 Jun 2020 11:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time