Consultancy: Digital Consultant -Director's Office, Programme Division, New York 119 views

Job no: 528092

Position type: Consultancy

Location: United States

Division/Equivalent: Programme

School/Unit: Programme Division

Department/Office: Off of Director-Prog Div, UNICEF NYHQ

Categories: Consultancy, Programme Management

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.

Vacancy Announcement: Enhancing the online presence of UNICEF’s Global Annual Results Reports

Consultancy Title: Digital Consultant

Section/Division/Duty Station: Director’s Office, Programme Division, New York Headquarters

Duration: App. 60 working days between app. 9 December 2019 (start date flexible) and 29 May 2020


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.


UNICEF Programme Division (PD) provides global programme leadership, manages Global Programme Partnerships and coordinates global resource flows that help the organization achieve results for the most disadvantaged and excluded children everywhere, within the overall framework of the UNICEF Strategic Plan, and in response to the universal scope of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Each year, 7 Global Thematic Annual Results Reports and a supplementary report on Communication for Development (C4D), or GARRs, are produced and presented to partners at an annual event in June. They align the results achieved during the year with Agenda 2030 and set out the proposed future workplans. Each GARR is in English language, and contains text, images, graphs, cover photos, captions, etc. They vary in size with an average of 42,000 words, 112 pages, and 80 visual elements (figures, tables, photos) per report. The reports are UNICEF’s comprehensive stocktaking of results at the global, regional and country level and are important fundraising tools.

In previous years, the GARRs have also been uploaded online in plain pdf format. For the 2019 reports, there is a wish to enhance the online presence of the GARRs in order to attract increased attention online, from both traditional UNICEF resource partners and the general public.

The specific assignment for this consultancy is to enhance the online presence of the 2019 GARRs for increased uptake by partners, donors, and the public at large. This will include creating an overall landing site for the full set of reports and additional micro-sites for each report. The micro-sites will function as an executive summary of each report, including key facts, results, graphs and photos. Each site will also need to include appropriate partner visibility and highlight the value of global thematic funding for UNICEF. Finally, each site must be visually appealing, user-friendly and adhere to UNICEF guidelines for online content.

In addition, the consultant will need to, in close collaboration with each GARR team, gather and distill essential information, including the online executive summary, for each report, to be presented on the micro-sites. The consultant will be provided raw content, such as text, photos and videos and will be expected to package these assets into engaging and visually appealing content for the GARR landing site and micro sites.

Terms of Reference / Deliverables

The work of this consultancy will be divided into two main phases:

Phase 1 – Development (9 December 2019 to 24 January 2020)

The consultant will:

  • Develop a new GARR online concept, in consultation with relevant divisions and stakeholders
  • Develop the overarching landing site for the 2019 GARRs
  • Develop a template micro-site than can be fitted to each of the 8 reports
  • Present the new GARR online concept at the GARR production launch meeting

Phase 2 – Production (30 March – 29 May 2020)

The consultant will:

  • Support on the design of the online presence at
  • Gather and distill information from each report for online use, in collaboration with each production team and overall coordination team
  • Populate the 8 micro-sites and the overarching site with text and visual elements, including live links to dedicated sections in each of the reports
  • Rewrite text and reformat visual elements to be web and mobile friendly
  • Create accompanying social media content for the 2019 launch of the GARRs


(1) Education

University Degree (Master) in Journalism, communication, external relations, public relations, corporate communication, web design or related degree(s).

2) Work experience/ Expertise/ Skills required

  • At least 3 years of working experience in web design and maintenance, including with content management system.
  • Demonstrated experience with producing compelling content for digital platforms.
  • Demonstrated experience with visual design and editing of graphics and photos.
  • Demonstrated experience writing content for web in English and working with content management systems such as Drupal, WordPress, etc. is desirable.
  • Prior experience of working in the UN System or other international development organization is desirable.
  • Fluency in English.

3) Competencies

  • Excellent communications skills, especially written communications.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Very strong, and proven, editorial and writing capabilities in English.
  • Ability to coordinate web structures and create content for web professionally.
  • Exceptional digital aptitude.
  • Detail-oriented, creative, able to work efficiently under tight deadlines.


  • 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 (can be downloaded here:

    • 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, 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.

Advertised: Nov 22 2019 Eastern Standard Time

Application close: Dec 06 2019 Eastern Standard Time

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  • Closes Dec 06 2019

    Consultancy: Digital Consultant -Director’s Office, Programme Division, New York Headquarters – REQ# 528092 in United States

    The specific assignment for this consultancy is to enhance the online presence of the 2019 GARRs for increased uptake by partners, donors, and the public at large.

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