Graphics Designers (Consultancy Roster), Colombo, Sri Lanka

Organization: Unicef

Country: Sri Lanka

City: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Office: UNICEF Colombo

Closing date: Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Graphics Designers (Consultancy Roster), Colombo, Sri Lanka

Job no: 533891

Position type: Consultancy

Location: Sri Lanka Division/Equivalent: Kathmandu(ROSA)

School/Unit: Sri Lanka

Department/Office: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Categories: Consultancy

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 in Sri Lanka, a childhood, a future and a fair chance.

How can you make a difference?

This is to set up a roster of a graphic design consultants to support UNICEF Sri Lanka tell stories in a creative and graphically engaging manner, to inform and raise awareness about strategic issues related to children and country office key achievements in collaboration with its partners.

Rostered consultants will be contacted on an ad hoc basis, as needs arise, and will be engaged to design different publications and communication materials either or both in English, Sinhala and / or Tamil, based on the specifications to be provided by UNICEF Sri Lanka. This will include, but not exclusively, publications, brochures, leaflets, folders, roll-ups, banners and other communication and advocacy materials.

The consultant is expected to implement the following in close coordination with the concerned Programme Section and the Communication and Advocacy Section :

The consultant should make three creative suggestions for each deliverable.

After the approval of the creative concept, the consultant should prepare an initial design based on draft content and provide technical specifications for printing.

After the final approval of the design, final content will be provided to complete the creative work.

The office will be allowed up to three corrections/editing in the file after the design approval.

The consultant should deliver ready to print and editable design files (preferably InDesign CS5 compatible with idml file, Adobe Illustrator CS5 compatible, Adobe Photoshop CS5 compatible) to enable further editing by the country office and posting in digital platforms.

When required, the consultant should develop appropriate original illustrations or source appropriate photographs under the guidance of UNICEF.

The illustrators or photographers shall be acknowledged in the use of illustration, and ensure that rights to images, or any other material included in the design and layout are of free use to UNICEF. The copyright for future use of illustrations in the publication shall be that of UNICEF.

The consultant should follow UNICEF branding guidelines. The colour scheme shall be indicated.

The consultant shall be responsible for ensuring quality and consistency across the range of documents being produced

Potential products for delivery may include, and are not limited to:

Item n.

Communication materials


2 panel folder with 2 pockets to fit A4 documents


A4 booklets


A5 booklets, up to 48 pages


B5 booklets, up to 48 pages


Personalised note books


CO Country brochures (240x240mm), 52p. (48p. + 4p. cover)


Reports A4 (210x297mm)


3 Pager briefs


A3 posters 1 sided


A2 posters 1 sided


3-fold flyers - 210x300mm


A5 flyers


Budget briefs A4 four pages


DVD cover/pockets - 120mm x120mm


A3 Wall calendar folded in 2 to fit into press kit (format A4 folded in 2)


A3 Wall calendar


A2 Wall calendar


Desk Calendar - 24 p. desk calendar + 2 page cover (210x 145cm)


Agenda -156p. organizer including 4p. cover (210x150mm)


Padded agenda + pen - 156p. agenda 140x200mm with padded cover customized


Small stickers - round sticker/ die cut, diameter: 10cm


Larger stickers - round sticker/ die cut, diameter: 20cm


Postcards/greeting cards - Standard postcards (150x100mm)


Factsheets - A4 portrait (210x297mm)








Mouse pads


Logos and Icons for campaigns and projects


Roll-ups (850mm x 2000mm) and Wall Banners


Logos (for campaigns and projects)


Infographics and Factographics


Newsletter templates


Website banners, GIFs and templates


Social media templates for posts, campaigns, profile photos and cover (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn) in Adobe Photoshop


Brand and Campaign toolkits

Specific deliverables and timeframe will be agreed on the basis of the materials to be designed.

All design project must include the below deliverables:

Files ready for print and in correct file format and size, with printer marks;
Files optimized for web/email;
Original design files; (InDesign with IDML file, Photoshop, Illustrator)

All final materials should be submitted via DVD/USB/External hard drive/downloadable links with all above files

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

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General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)

A minimum of five (05) years experience working in graphic design, photo editing and page layout;
Relevant and proven experience in designing high quality publications and printing procedures under limited supervision

Proven ability to present information using visualizations such as graphics, maps and tables

Capacity to deliver high-quality products against short deadlines;
High proficiency in using Adobe Creative Suite or related design software;
Knowledge of UNICEF style, design and mandate is an asset;
Proficiency in English is mandatory. Proficiency in Sinhala and/or Tamil is desirable.


Selected candidates will be placed in a consultant roster and will be engaged on a needs-basis. When assessing consultants on the roster for specific assignments, the agreed pricing/fees, availability and technical expertise will be reviewed prior to contracting decisions.

Consultants will be responsible for procuring their own health insurance, with COVID-19 coverage; all work will take place remotely, and no office space on UNICEF premises will be required; consultants are expected to utilize their personal equipment to deliver the projects, and UNICEF will not be responsible for procuring any hardware and software

For every Child, you demonstrate¦

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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.

Remarks: Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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 UNICEFs 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.

If you think this position might be for you, please take the time to review our Country Office Mutual Agreements before you apply.

If you believe you can become a team member who can uphold these everyday, then we look forward to receiving and reviewing your application.

Your online application should contain:

E-Recruitment Form

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Cover Letter

A financial proposal indicating deliverable-based professional fee


Links to Work Samples produced within the last 3 years.

Applications submitted without a fee/ rate will not be considered.

Advertised: Aug 20 2020 Sri Lanka Standard Time Application close: Aug 26 2020 Sri Lanka Standard Time