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Graphic designer, 11 months, Kyiv, Ukraine (Remote/ Work from home)

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Contract type: Consultant
Duty Station: Kyiv
Level: Consultancy
Location: Ukraine
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, hope

UNICEF Ukraine


How can you make a difference? 


With the expansion of emergency response efforts, UNICEF Ukraine has an increased need for graphic design services. UNICEF Ukraine produces over 50 multimedia assets each month and requires the services of a graphic designer to package these assets in a compelling way for public dissemination and online platforms. This ensures that all audiences, regardless of their location, find the content quickly, easily, and in an engaging manner. 

Compelling and high-quality content on the situation of children and UNICEF's response is an integral part of UNICEF’s advocacy and communication efforts during emergencies, as well as its brand. Therefore, the organization must ensure that its multimedia products are professionally crafted and resonate with targeted audiences. Additionally, the organization must ensure that all multimedia materials shared externally on UNICEF's local, regional, and global channels adhere to UNICEF’s global style guidelines and requirements for multimedia products. 

This necessitates the services of a consultant to provide graphic design support for the UNICEF Communications team and Country Office overall. The consultant will conceptualize and develop various pieces of work for internal and external dissemination. This consultancy will directly contribute to the production of visual communication materials for the UNICEF Ukraine Country Office, supporting the achievement of the Country Programme and its outcomes in the 2024/25 work plan.


Purpose of assignment:  

UNICEF Ukraine requires a graphic design consultant who can provide high-quality graphic design, publication layout, website support, illustrations, and other digital assistance to the Communication Section. The consultant will help ensure a more professional and systematic use of images in UNICEF's social media, print, and web resources. The service will be utilized on an as-needed basis for a maximum duration of 11 months or until the total contract threshold is reached.


Work assignment overview:



# of w/days

To design an engaging and educational social media campaign in an illustrative style for Facebook (FB) and Instagram (IG), promoting online security for children. The campaign will consist of 10 posts, each with up to 10 visuals, square format. 



Design and produce graphics and illustrations for social media channels for 2-4 posts including up 10 visual cards (1:1) and up to 3 cards for stories (9:16) for Q2 key dates:  World Youth Skills Day, Ukraine Medical Worker’s Day, International Youth

Day, World Humanitarian Day, Word Water Week, International Day to Protect

Education from Attack, and other days commemorated by UNICEF



To create a cohesive and festive design for UNICEF's Winter Holidays campaign, encompassing the branding of physical locations, social media content, and printed materials: 15 posts with visuals, animations, and stories, Design and install 10 distinct visual elements (e.g., banners, signage, decorations) for physical locations. Deliver 5 posters, 3 flyer designs, 2 brochure layouts, and 1 set of greeting cards (4 designs) ready for print



Develop and design the graphic materials for the World Children’s Day communication campaign and event – a set of 10 digital banners for social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn) promoting World Children's Day, event signage, including 2 large banners (3m x 1m), 5 directional signs, and 20 table cards (A6 size), a series of 5 posters and 3 flyers for physical distribution in A1 and A3 sizes, and the flyers in A5 size, 4 unique A6 postcards, 3 branded Power Point templates, each with at least 5 slides and other materials per request. 



Design of 10 programme section reports and 5 briefs, including layout, data visualization, infographics selection of photography, etc. design as per request up to 200 A4 pages.



Design and produce graphics and illustrations for social media channels for 2-4 posts including up 10 visual cards (1:1) and up to 3 cards for stories (9:16) for Q4 key dates: Teacher’s Day, World Mental Health Day, International Day for Eradication on poverty, UN Day, Global Media and Literacy Day, Ukraine Social Worker’s Day,

Human Right’s Day, and other days commemorated by UNICEF



Design materials for internal communication - up to 12 posters A3 format and up to 25 layout of electronical newsletters.



Design and produce graphics and illustrations for social media channels for 2-4 posts including up 10 visual cards (1:1) and up to 3 cards for stories (9:16) for Q1 key dates: International Day of Education, Safer Internet Day, International Woman’s Day, Social Work Week, Water Day, and other days commemorated by UNICEF



Design and layout of up 15 PowerPoint presentations for public events with up to 200 decks to support the Communication and Partnership sections.



Design and produce graphics and illustrations for social media channels for 2-4 posts including up 10 visual cards (1:1) and up to 3 cards for stories (9:16) for Q2 key dates:  All-Ukrainian Psychologist Day, Mother’s Day, Mantal Health Action Day, Menstrual Hygiene Day, Global Day of Parents, Father’s Day, World Refugee Day, and other days commemorated by UNICEF






Please provide an all-inclusive financial proposal including travels to carry out the deliverables listed above.


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

Education: Bachelor's degree or higher in one of the following fields is required: in Art/Design or in a relevant field.

Professional experience: 

  • At least 5 years of successful experience of working as graphic designer.
  • Strong graphic design portfolio demonstrating breadth, creativity, and craftsmanship.
  • Successful track record of collaborating with UNICEF or other UN agencies.
  • Proven experience in using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in illustration.


  • Intermediate [B1] ;
  • Ukrainian: Proficient/Native [C2].

Skills and competencies

  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines and perform effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to structure information to cater to the needs and comprehension levels of the target audience.
  • Proficiency in animating vectors using any software will be considered an asset.

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


Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

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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