UNICEF works in the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we do whatever it takes to help children survive, thrive and fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines, we support child…
Mission and objectives
UNICEF- promotes the fights and wellbeing of every child. in everything we do. Together with our partners. we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action. focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children. to the benefit of all children. everywhere.
In all of its work. UNICEF takes a life-cycle based approach, recognizing the particular importance of early childhood development and adolescence. UNICEF programmes focus on the most disadvantaged children, including those living in fragile contexts, those with disabilities. those who are affected by rapid urbanization and those affected by environmental degradation.
UNICEF was created with a distinct purpose in mind: to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty. violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. We advocate for measures to give children the best start in life. because proper care at the youngest age forms the strongest foundation for a person’s future.
We promote girls’ education — ensuring that they complete primary education as a minimum — because it benefits all Children. both girls and boys. Girls who are educated grow up to become better thinkers. better citizens. and better parents to their own children. We act so that all children are immunized against common childhood diseases. and are well nourished: no child should suffer or die from a preventable illness. We work to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among young people because it is right to keep them from harm and enable them to protect others. We help children and families affected by HIV/AIDS to live their lives with dignity.
We are UNICEF. the United Nations Children’s Fund.
UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA). through effective support to country offices and strategic engagement with partners and donors. contributes to winning support for the cause of children from decision makers and the wider public particularly on key priority issues in South Asia. This includes providing technical assistance. capacity building and coordination to enhance digital advocacy in the region. UNICEF has outlined Change Strategies that are key to accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and realizing children’s rights.
The change strategies focus on:
– harnessing digital tools.
– community engagement.
– creating inclusive and resilient societies via social and behaviour change communications (SBC)all of which encourage people-centred decision-making mechanisms and increased uptake of protective practices.
These areas of focus also benefit partnerships and engagement with public- and private sector actors. in order to accelerate progress towards the SDGs and achieve child rights at a larger scale. Many of our audiences not only seek information. but are willing to have important conversations on crucial issues concerning children’s wellbeing and rights. Our strategic focus is to ensure greater understanding. participation and meaningful engagement with our audiences such as young people, parents and political influencers across the region. We wish to win our audiences’ support for the cause of children in South Asia.
As such. UNICEF ROSA requires full-time professional support to create high quality in-house graphics, animations and videos for various UNICEF communication channels and platforms in order to visualize andfikestaywitethWeintleMtshaviour Change Communications’ resources, achievements. programs that showcase the positive impact of Social and Behaviour Change communications across the South Asia Region in a creative and engaging manner.
The selected UNV will also dedicate 20% of his/her time to the ROSA Communication & Advocacy section, to support high-quality multimedia content creation for UNICEF South Asia digital platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, TikTok and Instagram
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of SBC Regional Advisor or hisiher designated mandated representativMs)(80%). the UNV SBC Design Associate will:
Under the supervision of the Regional Chief of Communication 8 Advocacy and her designate. the Digital Communication Specialist (20%):
Furthermore. UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such. UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:
Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
3 years of experience in national and/or international level in the areas of graphic design and video editing: (desirable: experience using behavioural insights and research to drive development of communications collateral anddissemination strategies): Knowledge in concept and creation of specific graphic design assets. including infographics. data visualization. animation/video graphics. and interactive presentations: Ability to conceptualize unique ideas for video and motion graphics projects and advertising campaigns: Visual design sense that is creative. clean. simple. and sharp. with ability to edit as needed: Excellent IT skills. especially with design and photo-editing software (professional knowledge of Photoshop.11lustrator. InDesign or equivalent software); Good research and analytical skills: A keen and proven interest/knowledge in digital and social media: Experience in working in the UN or other international development organizations is desirable: Previous experience working with UNICEF and familiarity with UNICEF’s new brand. design and style guidelines is an asset: Excellent oral and written English language skills; Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging and multicultural environment; Ability to respond to short deadlines and demonstrate a quick turn-around and execution of creative work: Self-motivated. ability to work with minimum supervision: ability to work with tight deadlines: Have affinity with or interest in child rights. volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development. and the UN System.
Area(s) of expertise
Communication. Arts and design
Nepalese. Level: Fluent. Required
English, Level: Fluent, Required
Required education level
Master Degree or equivalent in multimedia. graphic design. video editing or a similar discipline OR bachelors degree on the same loll: with 5 years of experience.
Competencies and values
Living conditions and remarks
As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment. the UN Volunteer will be responsible (or arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials.
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 persons race. sex, gender identity, religion, nationality. ethnic origin. sexual orientation, disability. pregnancy, age, language. social origin or other status.
Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements
Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination} requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy.