Consultancy – GRASSP publications: Layout and design – Global Office of Research and Foresight – 10 months – Remote/Work from home

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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, answers

UNICEF Innocenti – Global Office of Research and Foresight produces publications for the web and for print. These products are required to meet a high standard of quality and adherence to the UNICEF style and branding.
UNICEF Innocenti’s Editorial and Flagship (E&F) unit is involved in more than 120 products a year, including 10 to 15 major products. Over the coming 12 months, a significant number of these products (42 in total) will be linked to the GRASSP Project.
GRASSP stands for gender-responsive and age-sensitive social protection. Innocenti is undertaking this five-year research programme, generously funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and other partners, to examine how such social protection systems can sustainably reduce poverty and achieve gender equality. As this programme comes to an end in March 2024, a number of 23 reports and 19 briefs will be issued, in addition to at least one major synthesis report.
UNICEF Innocenti’s Editorial and Flagship Unit seeks a company to undertake layout and design of these publications. The majority of the publications will be laid out according to a limited number of templates that have been designed to ensure a consistent visual identity for this project, in the context of the UNICEF brand and visual identity. One to two major reports will require more bespoke design, as well as layout. The company will report to the Project Manager for GRASSP publications, and will liaise closely with the UNICEF Innocenti Communications Specialist (Managing Editor) and the UNICEF Innocenti Design Specialist.

How can you make a difference?

The work achieves two purposes: 1. it provides layout services for up to 42 products, following templates prepared by the UNICEF Innocenti Design Specialist; and 2. It provides design and layout for up to two major reports.

The designer will provide layout based on packaged INDD files and creation of graphic assets for the following 42 publications. For each publication there will be up to three rounds of revisions to incorporate design and proofreading corrections. The final deliverables are (1) interactive PDFs, optimized for web and (2) packaged InDesign (INDD) files including all assets.
A separate INDD package will be provided for the Briefs and for the Reports. The Major Report will require more bespoke attention, but the design will be based on the template.

42 GRASSP Products.pdf

For each of the 42 products (see list attached above), the deliverables are:
• Web-optimized PDF
• Graphic assets created from SVG, EPS or Excel files and Word documents
• A thumbnail jpg of the cover
• Three rounds of corrections to PDFs of the layout

• Use the packaged INDD files to layout 19 briefs and 23 reports
• Create graphic assets from SVG, EPS or Excel files and Word documents
• Place photos as needed, provided by the research teams
• Supply up to three rounds of PDFs for proofreading
• Make up to three rounds of corrections based on marked PDFs

• 15 November 2023 – 31 August 2024
• Detailed timeline to be provided by project manager, the Editorial and Flagships team and the GRASSP research team
• Most of work expected between November and June

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

● Extensive experience in design and layout of long-form reports.
● Proven capacity to develop innovative and engaging design concepts.
● Proven experience translating complex ideas into simple, unified storytelling visuals.
● Ability to work on short timelines.
● Capacity to develop and produce static data visualizations for print.
● Capacity to develop and produce icons and illustrations.
● Advanced knowledge of Adobe CC software including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

To view our competency framework, please visit  here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

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.

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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