Support design of infographics on gender-responsive social protection

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  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    3 months ago
  • Category:
    Gender and Diversity, Graphic Design and Multimedia, Social and Inclusive Development
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Open recruitment (advertised)

Advertisement end date:12/02/2024


Description of assignment title

Support design of infographics on gender-responsive social protection

Assignment country

United States of America

Expected start date

Invalid Date

Sustainable Development Goal

1. No poverty

For how many hours per week will the volunteer be required?

11 – 15

Host entity





12 weeks

Number of assignments



Mission and objectives

UNICEF is a leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for the rights of every child. Child rights begin with safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflict and traverse the life cycle: pre-natal care for healthy births, clean water and sanitation, health care and education. UNICEF has spent nearly 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Working with and for children through adolescence and into adulthood requires a global presence whose goal is to produce results and monitor their effects. UNICEF also lobbies and partners with leaders, thinkers and policy makers to help all children realize their rights, especially the most disadvantaged.


The UNICEF Social Policy and Social Protection team’s Social Protection and Gender unit operates at the critical intersection of social protection and gender, playing a pivotal role in advancing global advocacy and providing technical assistance to countries in enhancing the gender-responsiveness of their social protection systems. Through its dedicated efforts, the team strives to ensure that social protection measures are designed and implemented in a manner that addresses the specific needs and vulnerabilities of women and girls, empowering them to overcome social and economic barriers, issues of gender-based violence, unpaid and domestic care work, and impacts of climate change. In addition, the team is conducting a series of consultations with feminist, women’s and girls’ organizations aimed at exploring the lived experiences of women, girls, and traditionally excluded gender groups with the design and implementation of social protection, through an initiative called #WeDeserveBetter: Strengthening Social Protection for Women and Girls. The consultations will investigate the intersection of social protection and different themes to highlight perceptions, identify perceived gaps, and amplify asks for more gender-responsive social protection. The infographics designed will be used to present the portfolio and #WeDeserveBetter initiative globally, advocating for the invisible right of all human beings to be protected from economic barriers and shocks throughout their lifecycles. The infographics will enable the organization to better convey this message to different audiences, from other UN agencies to grassroots organizations, contributing to UNICEF’s efforts towards achieving the SDGs.

Task type

Art and Design

Task description

We are looking for one Online Volunteer who under the guidance of the Social Protection and Gender Lead and in close collaboration with the Social Protection and Gender consultant and communications team will support us by producing a series of 5-7 infographics, suitable for both print and digital purposes, on the fundamental importance and role of social protection as a human right. This will include visualization of social protection and intersecting themes like gender-responsiveness and disability inclusion. In particular, the Online Volunteer is asked to: • Collect information on assignment background such as target audience, design style, branding guidelines etc.; • Review sample products provided for context and examples of desired product; • Create draft design based on requirements and discussion with the Social Protection and Gender Lead and Social Protection and Gender Consultant; • Refer to and coordinate feedback with relevant Communications team members; • Develop the design according to agreed requirements; • Accommodate 2-3 rounds of edits based on review within the GRSP, CPSP team, SPSP team, and Communications team; • Produce a final set of infographics and their associated raw files for use and distribution. The design/layout should follow UNICEF corporate design guidelines which will be shared with the Online Volunteer in advance.


Required experience

Candidates should have professional experience in graphic design with previous experience in designing document layouts, and must have in-depth knowledge of graphic design applications, as well as good verbal and written communication skills. A degree in graphic design or related field is considered an asset but is not required. A portfolio should be shared.


English, Level: Fluent, Required

Other information

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Reasonable accommodation

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for UN Volunteers 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 recruitment process and afterwards in your assignment.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

In addition to duty station-specific vaccine requirements, appointments 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 appointment. It does not apply to UN Volunteers 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 contracts.

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