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, innovate
Over a third of the world’s population has no regular access to the Internet. Millions of children leave school without any digital skills, making it much more difficult for them to thrive. This has created a digital divide between those who are connected and those who are not, a divide that has become even wider during the Covid-19 pandemic. UNICEF and ITU have therefore joined forces to create Giga, an initiative to connect every school in the world to the Internet and address this new form of inequality.
Working with 19 countries (and growing), Giga maps school connectivity in real-time, advises on appropriate technical solutions, creates models for innovative financing, and supports governments contracting for school connectivity. To date, Giga has mapped over 1 million schools, connected over 3,000 schools, and mobilized over $200 million for connectivity.
You can read more about Giga’s work at https://gigaconnect.org/ and by following us on twitter @Gigaconnect
About Our Team
We are a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team of software engineers, finance specialists, data scientists, policy experts, and much more. Our team is a distributed workforce and plans to remain distributed into the foreseeable future. We are growing fast. Our team has grown by over 400% in the last 6 months as we rapidly scale to meet our stated mission.
How can you make a difference?
We seek a strong self-motivated visual designer who can work with a diverse interdisciplinary team to create wide arrange of visual assets to amplify Giga’s ambitious goal of connecting every school, and every community to the Internet. Due to the diversity of the role, the team is looking for a hybrid designer, who can ideally work across various devices and platforms. The successful candidate will exemplify expertise in communication design (visual storytelling across a range of mediums) as well as a working knowledge of user experience and interaction design.
Our team takes large ideas and makes them a reality; being able to communicate complex and abstract ideas using visual, verbal and written language is crucial.
Your Main Responsibilities Will Be…
- Create and validate wireframes and high-fidelity design prototypes
- Storyboard, script and edit videos that amplify our progress and connectivity in schools around the world.
- Design multi-media visual assets for external and internal communications
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An undergraduate or graduate degree programme in graphic design, communication design, visual design, interaction design or other relevant field.
- A minimum of 2 years of relevant communications experiences for different use and audiences (including internships)
- Advanced knowledge of Adobe CC software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat) and basic knowledge of interface design tools like Sketch.
- Experience working with CMS platforms (WordPress, Drupal), and email marketing platforms (MailChimp etc.)
- Strong information design experience is considered an asset.
- Working knowledge of design systems and front-end architecture
- Video editing skills
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment; proven track record working across a cross-functional team
- Proficiency crafting creative, inspiring, stories that communicate complex concepts simply
- Fluency in English. Competence in another UN language preferred.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
To view our competency framework, please visit here.
Payment details for 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
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.
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.