Consultant: Web Developer – HELS/EMOPS, New York, 11 months
Job no: 545077
Contract type: Consultancy
Location: United States
Categories: Human Rights
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, Health
The UNICEF’s Humanitarian Knowledge Management ambition is to contribute directly to preparing, saving and protecting more lives and livelihoods of children and their families through better, and better available, evidence and learning in support of humanitarian programmes for all our partners, our staff, other interested parties and affected populations themselves
The Humanitarian Practice web portal http://corecommitments.unicef.org was launched in April 2020 as a pilot platform to provide a modern, accessible and user-friendly platform to communicate the new CCCs online; improve access to relevant humanitarian know-how resources (e.g. learning, guidance, tools and templates) for practitioners, including UNICEF implementation partners, everywhere; publish COVID-19 resources for practitioners and partners worldwide; and to host the online elements of the LHD quality review process (publishing project). The site is hosted on WIX platform.
After 18 months of implementing the pilot platform a lot of lessons were learned and new features and development needs were identified to enhance and stabilize the platform. The purpose of this consultancy is to enhance the functionalities and incorporate new WIX features and user-identified development ideas to stabilize the portal.
How can you make a difference?
Our idea is to modernize and democratize humanitarian know-how by creating an innovative new online platform. A platform to enable more and new types of digital media for all types of devices and users; integrated humanitarian knowledge and learning content; new functionality for collaboration and data collection; and updated codification and quality processes to improve findability, speed and relevance of content for users.
For the user – finding the content they want, sharing knowledge, reacting, connecting with people, online learning, online competency measurement, data-driven content recommendations, content personalization, and customization.
For UNICEF – the publishing process, editing/modifying, manage communities, manage content (WCMS), a digital paradigm for content (non-document), video and podcast publishing, modern digital learning types and functionality, omnichannel functionality and LMS functionality
For content owner – Hierarchical classification Taxonomy with multiple value possible
This is a remote / home-based consultancy. The contract has an intended starting date of 1 November 2021 for a 4-month duration.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
•Bachelor’s degree in design or a similar field and 5+ years of web design and or web content creation and management experience
•Strong experience of the WIX website builder, Microsoft SharePoint, and familiarity with the Microsoft Office365 Suite.
•Experience with web site analytics and usage reporting
•Experience in SEO with a focus on humanitarian content findability
•Experience in page performance optimization and multi-platform performance (mobile)
•Excellent communications skills, especially written communications, collaboration skills, and ability to interact in a diverse user community.
•Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
•Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is considered an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
To view our competency framework, please visit here.
Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.
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.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
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.
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