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[JOB] Web Design Manager, UNICEF

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 60 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.
Communication Specialist (Web Designer), P-3, New York
Vacancy No:  E-VN-2013-002197
Duty Station:  New York
Country:  United States of America
Region:  NY HQ
Job Level:  P-3
Position#:  00043380
Application Close:  25-Nov-13
Contract Type:  Long-term Staff (FT)
Purpose of the Position
Reporting to the Head of Web in Digital Strategy Section, you will be responsible for the planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation of the design and production of internet and other multimedia products. Responsibilities also include management of the web consultants and outside vendors.

These strategic initiatives are aimed at promoting children`s rights and support for UNICEF’s mission globally.

Key Expected Results
1.  Conceptualise and design web projects: selection and/or production of appropriate multimedia resources such as graphic, video, and photographic materials.

2. Define terms of reference, recruit and supervise a team responsible for design and production requirements of the website and other web products; manage contractors to bring projects to successful completion to spec and on deadline.

3. Ensure templates are appropriately designed and developed;

4. Maintain cutting-edge knowledge and skills of relevant technical developments;

5. Manage and respond to internal user support issues;

6. Develop network of trusted consultants for surge capacity;

7. Assist in establishing guidelines and standards in collaboration with the other members of Digital Strategy to ensure overall web integration, usability and navigability.

8. Support the development of our communication strategies, tactics and actions for UNICEF from the perspective of web design; Advise on the design implementation of digital tools.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
– Advanced university degree in web development, design, new media, development, international communications, international organizations and/or related, extensive training and experience in electronic communications/new media, communications planning/strategy or writing/publishing.*

– Five years of relevant work experience in the planning, development and management of Internet design projects, three years of which should be in developing countries, and two at the management level.

– Knowledge of the following technical areas: HTML, CSS, Javascript, graphics creation and optimization, use of images, FTP

– Knowledge of contemporary development issues, developing country and programme exposure from field experience, and familiarity with child-related and UNICEF issues, including child rights.

– Fluency in English, additional knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish preferred.

Technical Qualifications:
– Knowledge of current developments in new media, internet/web technology
– Knowledge of the following specific areas of expertise relating to web development: usability, user experience, information architecture, content development
– Knowledge of the following technical areas:
– Understanding of high volume web site architecture and responsive design
– Excellent familiarity with computer systems and applications, ease in learning new technical skills
– Knowledge of current developments in communication theory, communication strategy
– Proven skills in communication and networking
– Knowledge of and proven expertise in project management, especially in relation to the Web

*A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Competencies of Successful Candidate
– Has highest-level communication skills, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
– Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
– Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
– Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
– Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of  individuals across organizational departments.
– Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
– Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
– Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
– Seeks and proposes opportunities for advancing UNICEF’s mission.
Note:  Applicants are required to submit an online digital visual portfolio of their design and creative work in the cover letter, preferably in the form of a single web URL. The visual portfolio should contain at least 10-20 digital images of the applicant`s best and most recent work. Physical portfolio will not be accepted