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Title: Design Consultant
Location of Assignment: NYHQ
Language(s) required: English (additional languages an asset)
Duration of contract: 11.5 months, 241 working days
Section & Unit: Office of Innovation
Consultant reporting to: Visual Strategy Lead

UNICEF has been innovating for children for more than 60 years. The Innovation Unit in New York supports the organization’s 135+ country offices in finding solutions for the world’s most vulnerable children. The UNICEF innovation work includes both policy and practice of innovation in UNICEF, and the larger UN. UNICEF is engaged in testing and scaling up new partnerships, technologies, and collaborations in some of the world’s most difficult operating environments.

The UNICEF Innovation’s Visual Strategy Team seeks a top-level designer who can maintain strong and clear design sensibilities even under tight time constraints and who can work with others to create a plan of action to best communicate ideas visually all while juggling and prioritizing several projects at once.

The overall objective of this role will be:

1) to provide design support for various parts of our innovation team ranging from project support to owning projects and seeing them through to completion. The designer will be responsible for creating and packaging materials and will also be responsible for ensuring that these materials are being applied by the innovation team and innovation network.

2) to conceptualize and produce materials for our 2016-2017 events in collaboration with the Events Lead, which will range in scope and size.

Due to the diversity of the role, the team is looking for a hybrid designer, who can ideally work across various devices and platforms, who understands both print, exhibition/wayfinding and various digital and web mediums. The ideal candidate will be a visual designer who has experience with complex systems and who is able to toggle between a number of projects at the same time. The ideal candidate must have a strong sense of UNICEF’s programmes and goals, who expresses a passion for designing for social impact through their portfolio, who has experience communicating easily with a diverse range of staff—designers and non-designers alike—and who has a knack for extrapolating information from team members that can be translated into simplified and articulate ways.

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