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Consultant: Web Development & Maintenance

New York City

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2022-12-01

The consultant will ensure that a user-friendly website is maintained and updated within the Drupal web content management system, working with the HIV section to determine the resources to be featured, build the automated widgets to deliver content to the homepage, and reflect and publish new assets and changes produced by the HIV section (approximately 3 days per month).

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, hope.

Vacancy Announcement: Consultant

Consultancy Title: Web Development & Maintenance Consultant

Section/Division/Duty Station: HIV/ AIDS - Programme Group - NYHQ

Duration: 36 days – February 1 to January 15, 2023        

Home/ office Based: Home Based/ Remote


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 has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.


Purpose of Activity 

To update and maintain the Children and AIDS website with state-of-the-art tools and visualizations to be accessed internally as well as externally among partners. Based on the Drupal content management system, the site is structured to meet the current programmatic needs of the UNICEF HIV section and aligned with new digital and web-based technical and security requirements of UNICEF. It will also maintain a balance of technical, programmatic and advocacy content appealing to the diverse user ship.

The consultant will ensure that a user-friendly website is maintained and updated within the Drupal web content management system, working with the HIV section to determine the resources to be featured, build the automated widgets to deliver content to the homepage, and reflect and publish new assets and changes produced by the HIV section (approximately 3 days per month). 

Terms of Reference / Key Deliverables:

  • Four quarters (4x3 month) of on-going maintenance: 9 days per quarter     
  • Maintenance and updates timely provided to   

1 Feb 2023 – 31 December 2023



Advanced University Degree related to

  • IT or related degree preferred.

Language Proficiency: English 

Work experience: 

  • 5-10 years of web development experience
  • Solid understanding of the concepts of user experience, user interface design principles and conceptual design.
  • Expert knowledge in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Knowledge of Bootstrap, jQuery and AngularJS.
  • Knowledge of the Drupal 8.0 and 9.0 and/or Word Press Content Management System, particularly with respect to page template design, will be considered an asset.


  • Eye for design and attention to details are essential.
  • Ability to liaise with web designers and technical programme staff.
  • Knowledge of UNICEF digital strategy, website and communication guidelines a plus. 


  • 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/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference.
    • travel costs and daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TOR.
    • Any other estimated costs: visa, health insurance, and living costs as applicable.
    • Indicate your availability
  • 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.

 U.S. 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.   

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, race, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, appearance, socio-economic status, ability, age, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, 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.

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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