Web Development & Maintenance

UN Children's Fund, United States

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
12th December, 2019

Job Description

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.


If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.


UNICEF strives to ensure that all babies, children, adolescents and their mothers are able to access life-saving HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services. UNICEF engages with partners globally and supports regional offices and countries to ensure the quality of HIV programmes and to share the latest evidence on the most effective interventions. UNICEF’s website dedicated to knowledge management, www.childrenandaids.org, plays a critical role in providing the most recent information to the public about UNICEF’s work to end AIDS, while also providing the most up-to-date resources, data, science and research to technical specialists. As the lead for PMTCT and Adolescent Prevention as per the UNAIDS co-sponsor division of labor, UNICEF is expected to be at the forefront of producing relevant and timely content for various stakeholders.

The current Children and AIDS website was revamped in 2017 to elevate UNICEF’s knowledge leadership role and to support a Learning Collaborative/Community of Practice. To fulfill its role, UNICEF will need to continually update the content on this website, which is geared to an external audience and built on a Drupal 8 content management system template. UNICEF will during the duration of this contract re-assess the current knowledge and web-development needs of the HIV Section and conduct a website structure and content review as well as document audit with subsequent website changes as needed.

Terms of Reference / Deliverables

Under the supervision of the Programme Specialist, Partnerships and Learning Collaborative Focal Point, and the Senior Adviser, Knowledge, Advocacy and Partnerships, HIV and AIDS, and in close collaboration with programme leads where relevant, the consultant will update and maintain the Children and AIDS website with state-of-the-art tools and visualizations to be accessed internally as well as externally among partners. Based on the Drupal content management system, the site is structured to meet the current programmatic needs of the UNICEF HIV section and aligned with new digital and web-based technical and security requirements of UNICEF. It will also maintain a balance of technical, programmatic and advocacy content appealing to the diverse user ship.

The consultant is expected to deliver the following:

  • User-friendly website maintained and updated within the Drupal web content management system: work with team to determine the resources to be featured, build the automated widgets to deliver content to the homepage, and reflect and publish new assets and changes produced by the HIV section (approximately 2 days per month).
  • Build one modular toolkit and its interface with the Children and AIDS website: finalize building an existing ‘draft’ toolkit on Adolescent Girls and Young Women. Configure and test the module with about 8 submodules within and link to the Children and AIDS website. Work closely with team on the functionality and layout of the toolkit. Ability to filter by topic, among others. Brief description/text to introduce toolkit will be required. The toolkits will be developed in close collaboration with programme lead and the Knowledge, Advocacy and Partnerships Unit (approximately 9 days for finalization).
  • Technical advice provided on new web development directions and tools available to feature the newly developed Paediatric Service Delivery Framework on the Children and AIDS website and web content development in support of this provided (approximately 5 days).
  • Meetings (teleconference and face-to-face) to review progress and receive feedback as needed (approximately 1 day).


  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, International Affairs, Journalism or similar required.
  • 5-10 years of web development experience.
  • Solid understanding of the concepts of user experience, user interface design principles and conceptual design.
  • Expert knowledge in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Knowledge of Bootstrap, jQuery and AngularJS.
  • Knowledge of the Drupal 8.0 and 9.0 and/or Word Press Content Management System, particularly with respect to page template design, will be considered an asset.
  • Eye for design and attention to details are essential.
  • Ability to liaise with web designers and technical programme staff.
  • Knowledge of UNICEF digital strategy, website and communication guidelines a plus.
  • Proficient in English.


Recommend your friend

Copyrights 2017. All rights reserved | Technology Partner: Indev Consultancy Pvt. Ltd