The Design Candidate Roster is a list of designers who have been reviewed and vetted by our Innovation team and colleagues.

The purpose of the roster is to provide UNICEF with a growing list of talented designers and design thinkers who can be readily available to support global and country-level projects which require technical design expertise.


FAQs

What is the Design Candidate Roster?
The Design Candidate Roster is a list of designers who have been reviewed and vetted by our Innovation team and colleagues. The purpose of the roster is to provide UNICEF with a growing list of talented designers and design thinkers who can be readily available to support global and country-level projects which require technical design expertise. Our aim is to build a strong and diverse network of designers to support UNICEF with print, digital and online media, interaction and user experience design, product design, illustration, systems thinking, design research, storytelling, traditional and social media communications materials, etc.

 

What are the benefits of being on the roster?
Finding design opportunities at UNICEF is not an easy task. Sometimes job descriptions are not tailored appropriately or our colleagues have a difficult time identifying where they can recruit a competitive group of talent. This roster is an opportunity for us to match UNICEF projects to strong talent and skillsets more simply and quickly.  

 

How does it work?
You have been placed on a group email list to receive design-focused opportunities. Each opportunity will come with a detailed description of the project along with directions on what actions need to be taken by you.

 

How frequently will you alert us of projects?
The alerts will come as frequently as the projects arise, but we will try to send regular updates about projects and other interesting design-related news happening at UNICEF.
 

What kind of opportunities will I get from being part of this pool?
The opportunities will range from volunteer posts, unpaid and paid fellowships, quick turnover projects requiring urgent attention, short-term projects and full-time positions. Not all posts will be paid. Some will require you to work in New York Headquarters or a country office, but most can probably be done remotely. These details will be indicated on each project posting.
 

Do I have to accept opportunities being sent to me?
No. Not all opportunities will be the right fit for you so you are not obligated to partake in the opportunity. When an opportunity comes your way, you can simply decline the offer or not answer. Please remember that each opportunity still needs to go through a review process against all candidates who apply and that you are not guaranteed the project until the project manager appoints it to you.
 

Rates and Considerations
Rates are a strong determining factor to being granted a project. When you submitted your application, you indicated a rate. This is a baseline rate you've provided, but please note that each project coming your way will require you to resubmit your rate. Please take into consideration the breadth/complexity of the work and the location and cost of living in the area you may work (if not remote). For example, rates in New York may not be the same as another country so please keep this in mind when preparing your rate for the project.

If you would like to view UN salaries, you can go here: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salary.htm



Can I opt out of the roster?
You are free to opt out of this list at anytime. Just send us an email with Subject Line: “Opt Out” to unicefdesignstories@gmail.com

 

Who am I interfacing with? Who holds my information?
Your main interface is the UNICEF Innovation Team located in New York Headquarters. We're a small friendly team who is carefully keeping track of your information and making sure it doesn't get shared out to any Spammers.

 

Is UNICEF using my information for anything?
e only share your information with other UNICEF colleagues who are seeking designers to support our programme work. We do not share your information to the public.  


If you have other questions not seen on this FAQ, please email us at unicefdesignstories@gmail.com and we will do our best to answer your questions. Thank you :)