UNICEF’s Office of Innovation is seeking an in-house Brand and Design Specialist to manage its brand, while producing strategic yet visually appealing internal and external communications products that help strengthen the narrative promoting our work and engaging a variety of stakeholders across sectors.
The Brand and Design Specialist will work within the Partnerships & Communications team to assist in the communication of the OOI narrative across arrange of media, designing an array of assets such as reports, fact sheets, infographics, advocacy materials, slide decks, one-pagers, social media images, videos, and other marketing materials. These will be aligned with the Office’s visual identity and branding guidelines.
The Brand and Design Specialist will have full access to UNICEF photo and footage inventory, will suggest content gathering and production across UNICEF teams, and will be provided a final copy for each assignment.
Your main responsibilities will be:
Implement UNICEF’s Office of Innovation brand across all communications assets for internal and external audiences and iterate the brand system according to insights and learnings from previous product results.
Ensure consistency in the use of UNICEF’s Office of Innovation brand visuals and narrative across internal and external stakeholders, including internal teams, wider UNICEF networks, and external stakeholders.
Manage the evolution of the UNICEF Office of Innovation brand system in accordance with its strategy and indicators, and through ongoing collaboration with teams and Hubs on needs.
Manage and update the UNICEF Office of Innovation website for optimal performance; produce coherent web development and update across all OOI functions; ensure brand consistency.
Produce templates, proactively develop designs, and update a wide range of communications materials.
Deliver creative, engaging, and effective assets for print and digital platforms.
Review and initiate visual improvements to slide decks, briefing notes, reports, and other documents while crafting supporting visualizations, artwork, infographics, and other graphic elements when needed for projects, campaigns, and events, in close collaboration with project and technical leads.
Supplement and manage innovation and thematic image and video libraries, documenting additional multimedia content that is produced and developed, including edited videos and gifs along with portfolio-specific materials.
Lead the implementation and evolution of the UNICEF Office of Innovation brand for visual display products, merchandise, and any other business needs, as well as branded visual assets for use before, during, and after events and key moments, working closely with teams attending and/or facilitating events.
Design and produce social media and any other public-facing assets.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
An advanced university degree (master’s or higher*) in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or other relevant fields.
A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
A minimum of 5 years of proven professional in writing and content development for international organizations or media.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
A strong track record of delivering quality written content for external engagement and visibility.
Knowledge of UNICEF’s and UNICEF’s Office of Innovation’s key messaging and focus areas (including data science, connectivity, open-source technology, working with start-ups and a range of other partners, etc.)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.