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Consultant (Graphic Design, Safe Online), End Violence Against Children, Hosted Fund, Remote, 6 months, REQ#573497

Remote | Brussels

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Remote | Brussels
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Criminology, Extremism, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Gender-based violence
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
  • Closing Date: 2024-07-24

Safe Online is seeking an experienced graphic design expert to create innovative communication materials in line with Safe Online’s brand guidelines. The Graphic Designer is responsible for conceptualizing and developing the branding and graphic design assets for events, campaigns and initiatives on Safe Online’s social media platforms (including but not limited to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube); various promotional and guidance materials and other initiatives as requested; ensuring deliverables adhere to Safe Online branding, visual guidelines and quality standards. The consultant will be supervised by the Planning Manager and work closely with the Safe Online team.

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, Care. 

Safe Online is a unique public-private coalition launched by the UN Secretary-General in July 2016 to accelerate progress towards SDG 16.2: ending all forms of violence against children by 2030. Safe Online convenes partners that collaborate globally to raise awareness, catalyse leadership commitments, mobilise new resources, promote evidence-based solutions and innovation, and support those working to end all forms of violence, abuse, and neglect of children. Safe Online connects and facilitates collective evidence-based advocacy, especially to keep children safe in communities, online, and in and through schools, while the integrated Fund is a flexible funding vehicle that identifies new and emerging challenges to SDG 16.2, funds innovative initiatives that have the potential to replicate and scale, and generates data, evidence, and learning to inform policy and increase the impact of programmes.

From its inception in 2016 until December 2022, Safe Online has raised more than US$ 100 million for the Safe Online portfolio from the UK Home Office, Human Dignity Foundation, Technology Coalition, and the Oak Foundation. By December 2023, it has awarded more than US$77 million in capacity building, tools, programmes, and technologies to prevent and respond to online child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA), through more tan 100 projects with impact in over 75 countries.

Safe Online has implemented the following funding rounds to date:

  • In 2019 and 2022, Safe Online invested US$15 million to develop Disrupting Harm, a holistic and innovative methodology and approach to conducting comprehensive assessments of online CSEA at national and regional levels in 25 countries. Disrupting Harm is a large-scale research project with multiple data collection components carried out by three international organisations that aims to better understand how digital technology facilitates the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, both online and in person.
  • To further invest in building the capabilities related to technology and innovation as outlined in the WeProtect Global Alliance Model National Response, Safe Online focused on channelling funding into potentially higher risk areas of investment such as technology solutions and innovation. The fourth funding round was launched in September 2019 through an Open Call for Solutions focused on cutting-edge technology tools for the global community to make children safe online. As a result of this Call, we welcomed a new cohort of 15 grantees, which were awarded a total of US$ 10 million for the development and scale-up of these tools.
  • In January 2021, Safe Online and the Technology Coalition launched the Tech Coalition Safe Online Research Fund to expand knowledge of online child sexual exploitation and abuse and explore the most effective measures to prevent it. Through this collaboration, Safe Online is teaming up with the biggest players in the technology space as part of Technology Coalition’s Project Protect. Project Protect seeks to prevent and eradicate online CSEA through technology innovation, collective action, research, knowledge sharing, and increased accountability. This fund is an essential part of that process, supporting actionable research that will lead to real, lasting change for children’s digital safety. Eight new grants are expected to be awarded by the end of the fourth quarter of 2022, bringing the total number of grants in this Fund up to 13 for a total amount of US$ 1,600,000.
  • In September 2021, Safe Online launched two open calls for proposals through a US$ 15 million investment round focused on strengthening systems and technology solutions to enable more effective and coordinated efforts to tackle online CSEA. As a result of these two calls, 18 grants were awarded for the implementation of projects in Eastern and Southern Africa, and Southeast Asia, as well as globally.
  • In September 2022, a new round focused on evidence generation and scalable impact was launched among targeted organisations, for the development of project interventions building on existing project funded by Safe Online, with the objective of conducting as well evaluations
  • Also in 2022, Safe Online’s launched a $4 million Call for generating crucial data and evidence to tackle online child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA). This initial investment will be followed by an additional $1.5 million for evaluations of the projects selected.

Safe Online also supports the Safe Online grantee community through creating a strong network which maximises the collective impact and leverages synergies i.e. we invest in more than just individual projects, we invest in global prevention and response to online CSEA. This is done in several ways: through tailored technical support in the form of programmatic visits, check-in calls, in-person convenings, networking facilitated by Safe Online, and knowledge exchange opportunities via the Safe Online Network Forum and global and regional webinars to promote learning within the grantee community and the wider ecosystem. Going forward, the Safe Online team aims to continue investing in the online CSEA ecosystem and collaborative efforts, while also promoting a collaborative culture through connecting grantees to each other, and relevant key resources and mentors to ensure cross-collaboration, knowledge exchange, and learning. bullets:

How can you make a difference? 

Safe Online is seeking an experienced graphic design expert to create innovative communication materials in line with Safe Online’s brand guidelines. The Graphic Designer is responsible for conceptualizing and developing the branding and graphic design assets for events, campaigns and initiatives on Safe Online’s social media platforms (including but not limited to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube); various promotional and guidance materials and other initiatives as requested; ensuring deliverables adhere to Safe Online branding, visual guidelines and quality standards. The consultant will be supervised by the Planning Manager and work closely with the Safe Online team.

DESCRIPTION OF ASSIGNMENT

Deliverable Description Estimated number of days Deadline/timeline
Deliverable 1: Support process of developing event conceptualisation and branding for two key Safe Online events in London 6 By 31 August 2024
Deliverable 2: Design documents; slide decks; Safe Online newsletter and other relevant documents on an ongoing basis (Upto 6 newsletters; 3-4 slide decks each month and upto 2-3 reports and other documents each month) 28 31st January 2025
Deliverable 3: Develop visual assets for Safe Online digital campaigns including high-level events in Colombia, and London and Safer Internet Day 2025 (Up to 12 digital campaigns) 39 31st January 2025
Deliverable 4: Design of Safe Online end year products (end year report; social media campaign; visual cards, gifs, videos, etc) 10 31st January 2025
Deliverable 5: Create, organize and maintain database of Safe Online photos; and videos (including assets from grantees) with credit details and related information for ongoing use on Flickr and Google Drive 15 31st January 2025
Deliverable 6: Design communication and visibility material for Safe Online events including backdrop; posters and banners (upto 5 events) 10 31st January 2025
TOTAL ESTIMATED WORKING DAYS 108  

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

  • An Advanced Master’s degree in graphic design, Visual Design, Communication, or a related field.
  • At least five years of practical and relevant professional work experience in graphic design, communication and/or new media.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize ideas, develop visual engagement strategies and optimize social media graphic assets for an international organization that can be customized for a wide range of channels.
  • Proven experience creating a wide range of high-performing social media illustrations and photography-based graphics.
  • Good understanding of trends in digital and social media visual content and audiences, in both developing and developed regions.
  • Experienced use of design software, including but not limited to: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After effects, Premier Pro, and the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Proven experience managing visuals for digital communication channels, including web and social media channels.
  • Proven ability to produce flawless creative assets in a variety of languages.
  • Knowledge of current best practices in visual digital communication strategies and engagement, and knowledge of best in class digital and social media platforms.
  • Demonstrated understanding of rights-based messaging and visual representation that respects the dignity and agency of the children.
  • High attention to detail and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • International and/or international field experience is desirable. Knowledge of United Nations or other international aid or NGOs is highly desirable.
  • Excellent command in English (both oral and written) is required.
  • Fluency in any other UN official language is highly desirable and preferred

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. 

Remarks:  

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

Applications submitted without a financial proposal will not be accepted.

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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