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Consultancy - Graphic Design Consultant, Data & Analytics (D&A), DAPM NYHQ - remote based 11.5 months

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2020-08-04

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The purpose of this consultancy is to provide graphic design support to four teams in UNICEF headquarters for upcoming products including case studies, meeting materials, presentations, reports, and other interactive PDF and print/web-ready publications in line with UNICEF branding guidelines.

Consultancy Title: Graphic design consultant

Section/Division/Duty Station: Data & Analytics / DAPM / UNICEF HQ - remote based

Duration: 11.5 months

About UNICEF

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.

BACKGROUND

The purpose of this consultancy is to provide graphic design support to four teams in UNICEF headquarters for upcoming products including case studies, meeting materials, presentations, reports, and other interactive PDF and print/web-ready publications in line with UNICEF branding guidelines.

 Terms of Reference / Deliverables

The consultant will work with four different teams across UNICEF’s New York headquarters to deliver a wide range of print-ready products. Some of these products are already planned in terms of scope and length; others will be developed over the course of the consultancy and the selected consultant will work with the relevant team to agree on the appropriate level of effort needed. In total, this consultancy is expected to include 108 days of work over the duration of the contract.

In collaboration with the GenU Secretariat, the consultant will design materials for meetings of the GenU Board, Executive Committee and Leaders. As part of this work, the consultant will:

  • Design innovative and creative graphics, tables and charts to depict ideas and concepts;
  • Revise products based on at least three rounds of feedback; and
  • Deliver final designed products in interactive PDF and print/web-ready formats.

In collaboration with the Data Use team, the consultant will provide time estimates for and, once agreed, graphically design a variety of products, including

  • Guidance for country offices including on data landscaping, administrative data and data in humanitarian contexts
  • Policy briefs and reports for both internal and external use including case studies on recent COVID 19 related data work
  • Presentations for both internal and external use including for donors
  • Creation of static graphics for regular use and reuse by the team

In collaboration with the Demography team in the Data & Analytics Section, the consultant will produce:

  • Gender and Migration report design
  • Inputs for Demographics country profile
  • Charts for websites
  • Other dissemination materials
  • Presentations

In collaboration with the Education team in the Data & Analytics Section, the consultant will produce:

  • Factsheets: Madagascar, Montenegro, Togo (30 pages each)
  • Charts for blogs (10-15 charts)
  • A regional report on inclusive education (~100 pages)
  • Other requests

 Qualifications

  • A university degree (Bachelor's or higher) and 5-7 years of professional experience in a relevant field – i.e. graphic design, interaction design, visual communication, media design, system design or others. 
  • 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, data visualization.
  • Knowledge of UNICEF Branding Style Book and previous experience working on data-heavy publications with UNICEF or other UN agencies are strongly preferred.
  • Proven capability of working on a project from the concept to the final design package.
  • An ability to communicate complex, abstract concepts using both visual, verbal and written language.
  • Ability to work with a diverse team and multiple project leads in a rapidly-changing work environment.
  • At least 5-7 years of professional experience in developing branding and layout.
  • English language fluency is required and ability to work with documents in other UN languages is highly valued. Please indicate any additional language qualifications in your application materials.

 Requirements:

  • Completed profile in UNICEF's e-Recruitment system and provide Personal History Form (P11) Upload copy of academic credentials
  • Financial proposal that will include:
  • your daily (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference (can be downloaded here: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_consultancy_assignments.html . The assignment is for 108 total days of work, with some change in deliverables expected over the course of the consultancy and timelines for each product to be agreed in advance as each project is initiated.
  • Your dates of availability for the assignment
  • Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF.
  • At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.
  • Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

US. Visa information:

With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.  

We appreciate your interest in working with UNICEF, but due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. View our competency framework at: Here

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

 

 

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