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Re-advertisement: Individual National Consultant: Graphic Designer Roster, Freetown, Sierra Leone, 11.5 months
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Consultant Roster/Talent Pool Locallly Recruited
Job Expired 30 May 2022
Posted 2 months ago
Job Description

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, a champion!

How can you make a difference?

Please access UNICEF Sierra Leone information here and  here

Purpose and objectives:

The communication materials produced by the Graphics Designer will highlight the impact of UNICEF supported programmes. They will demonstrate how UNICEF and Government, with support from various donors have put in place interventions to support the survival, growth, and development of children across the country. The materials will be used on local and global online and offline platforms to raise awareness on a range of child rights issues, highlight the work of UNICEF and demonstrate the current needs of children and their families.

Methodology and Technical Approach

The graphic designer will work with the External Relations and Advocacy unit and the various programme sections to design and produce compelling artworks that highlight the impacts of investments in the different programme areas.

UNICEF will provide photos and approved messages to the graphic designer who will in turn infuse a greater level of creativity and innovation in producing the finished products within a specific time frame. 

The Graphic Designer would be expected to strictly adhere to the UNICEF branding and style guidelines, which will be made available to the selected individuals

Throughout the process, the contractor will receive regular input and feedback from UNICEF, until a final version is agreed upon.


The number and specifications of the various graphic design materials required, will be mutually agreed between the contractor and UNICEF. 

Specific Tasks of the Consultant

The Graphics Designer will be expected to deliver any of the following as required during the whole duration of the contract:

  • Design, layout and format publications, IEC materials and other printed and web-based communications materials taking into account UNICEF branding guidelines, and branding requirements of other donors/partners, as needed.
  • Design and create illustration, artwork, maps, tables, charts and other graphic elements for communication and promotional materials.
  • Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy and select style and size or type.
  • Develop infographics using supplied data to present core messages and organize complex information into visual representations.
  • Advise UNICEF Sierra Leone staff on best design options (for the given content) and propose multiple versions for their consideration.
  • Incorporate comments and changes from UNICEF
  • Liaise closely with Communication Specialist on final layout
  • Ensure that the final output(s) for each communication product will be in the agreed format as web-ready and/or print-ready version
  • Deliver creative graphic and technical solutions (including infographics if required) for print, electronic, web-based, and animated presentations.

 Expected Deliverables

  • Draft of design work
  • Incorporating feedback in final product
  • Final design work in agreed format 

Please see the full ToR attached  Graphic Designer TOR-Advertised.pdf

Management, Organization and Timeframe

  • The Graphics Designer(s) selected for the roster will report to the Communication Specialist at UNICEF but will work closely with other Communication Officers in the External Relations and Advocacy section. 
  • The Graphics Designer is expected to design, layout and format publications, and other printed and web-based communications materials, ensuring that the products meet desired standards and that timelines are adhered to. 
  • UNICEF and relevant partners shall provide institutional branding guidance and consolidated comments on the /photos and captions.
  • The contractor will receive a briefing at the beginning of each assignment then hold regular discussions through meetings, email and phone as required. S/he will hold meetings from time to time for inputs on the design work.
  • UNICEF and relevant partners will provide data and key messages that can be used to develop the required products.

The duration of the roster is 11.5 months.

Start date: 1 June 2022               End date: 15 May 2023 

 To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Post High school qualification in designing and layout.


  • The Contractor should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience producing high quality graphically designed artworks.
  • Ability to use graphic design software, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Designer, Corel Draw
  • Ability to effectively grasp and incorporate inputs/feedback from multiple contributors
  • Previous UNICEF, UN and/or INGO experience in a similar role is desirable

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

 To view our competency framework, please visit 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 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.


UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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. 

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. The candidate may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

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