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Consultancy: UX/UI Product Designer (5 months remote based) - GCA, NYHQ - Requisition # 569531

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Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: New York
Level: Consultancy
Location: United States
Categories: Communication

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, education 

The Digital Strategy Section (DSS) in the Division of Global Communication and Advocacy creates and delivers compelling content to international audiences of parents, young people and UNICEF supporters. It builds engaged communities in multiple languages across social media and web platforms, while providing expert digital services to the organization. Paid digital marketing is an essential and rapidly growing part of this work to strengthen public support and achieve lasting change for children.

How can you make a difference? 

The Product Designer will support the Digital Governance and Platforms Team to craft, evolve and enhance the front-end user experience of UNICEF’s Global Digital Web Platform through front-end UX/UI design development within its comprehensive design system.

The Product Designer will enable UNICEF’s Digital Governance and Platforms Team to offer clear and engaging web products by crafting, adapting, and enhancing the features available on our web platform.

Expected Results (Measurable Results):

The Product Designer will tackle design specific tasks assigned and estimated during regular sprint planning sessions, in coordination with the Product Owner and Creative Lead, using our Agile Project Management Methodology. The primary work of this consultancy will be to create design specifications and documentation within the Design System, which is an enterprise-level, component and symbol based Figma library.

The expected results will include the participation in Sprint Planning and Sprint Demo sessions, along with full demonstration of the design task, and proper handover in Figma with notations for Product, Design, and Development teams, as noted above.

Scope of Work:

The Product Designer will participate in 10, (2 week) Design Sprint Cycles, following the direction of the Creative Lead, and planning from the global roadmap to:

  • Oversee the master Design System file and documentation, assure its accuracy, and maintain it as the Design of Record for all front-end visual design reference, specifications, and handovers.
  • Assure the accurate technical implementation of front-end design enhancements including the handover and user acceptance testing for front-end development.
  • Provide clear documentation for Design System deliverables and proper handover of the projects within Figma and the global design system.

The Product Designer will consolidate and prepare a final working Figma file and library as a formal “Design System” to hand over for in-house use and management by UNICEF.

Reporting Requirements:

  • The Product Designer will attend Sprint Demo sessions, where they will fully demonstrate the tasks, and work completed, based on user stories from the Product Owner and Creative Lead. All sessions are held remotely.

Duty Station

  • Remote-based.


  • Estimated Start date: 25 February 2024            Estimated End date: 26 July 2024



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

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

  • A professional and educational background or related to design (graphic, web, product, user experience) including:
    • A Bachelor’s Degree in design (graphic, web, product, user experience) or related fields.
      • An unrelated Bachelor’s Degree with an additional two years of relevant work experience as outlined below, may also be considered with sufficient demonstratable professional experience in UX/UI fields.
    • 5 Years of relevant professional experience in User Experience and Design.
    • A strong digital portfolio demonstrating user experience and user interface design.
    • Working knowledge of data visualization and implementing Infographics.
    • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • The ability to use and work with product design tools, including:
    • Expert knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator and Photoshop).
    • Expert knowledge in Figma and Sketch, especially knowledge of an atomic design based system and working with comprehensive library of symbols.
    • Experience working directly with an Enterprise level Design System, with Figma and Drupal system specific experience as an asset.
    • Fundamental understanding of CSS, and ability to deliver designs that are feasible in CSS.
    • Strong documentation and presentation skills, especially when it comes to handover for technical implementation.
    • Experience working with Infogram (or similar tools such as Tableau) for creating embeddable and interactive graphics is considered as an asset.
    • Working knowledge of Drupal, or other component-based enterprise content management systems.
    • Working knowledge of W3A Accessibility Standards.
  • The ability to work in a global, international environment, including:
    • Experience working on multilingual sites.
    • Experience working in developing countries and/or familiarity with emergencies is considered an asset.
  • Language: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.



ALL APPLICATIONS MUST CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING (incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration)

  1. Fully completed FINANCIAL PROPOSAL FORM Download File Financial Proposal Form - Updated 10 April 2023.xlsx
  2. Fully completed TECHNICAL PROPOSAL FORMDownload File Copy of Technical Proposal Form - Updated 10 April 2023.xlsx
  3. Fully completed applicant online applicant profile
  4. Cover letter
  5. Resume


Each Proposal will be evaluated against a weight allocation of 70% for the technical proposals and 30% for the financial proposal.  The total maximum obtainable is 100 points. The minimum acceptable technical score is 49.


The Consultant is fully responsible for arranging, at their own expense, such life, health, and other forms of insurance covering the term of the Contract as he or she considers appropriate. The Consultant is not eligible to participate in the life or health insurance schemes available to UNICEF and United Nations staff members.


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.    

IMPORTANT – G4 Visa is only valid if the consultant will reside within the tri-state area during the duration of the assignment. It is illegal to apply and obtain a visa for consultants who do not intend to reside within the tri-state area during the duration of the consultancy assignment.


Requests for services under an individual contract requires that the consultant indicates their all-inclusive fees (including lump sum travel and subsistence costs, as applicable) for the services to be provided. When submitting their bid, the consultant is also advised to take into consideration as part of their bid for the assignment the cost of health insurance and/or photographic, video-graphic equipment if such equipment is needed to complete the deliverables of the assignment.

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. 

UNICEF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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