Graphic Designer Consultant
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Closed on 3 Jul 2020
Location: New York (United States)
Grade: International Consultant
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Job Description


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women's rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women will lead and coordinate the United Nations’ system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

At UN Women Headquarters (HQ), the Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships Bureau includes the Strategic Partnerships, Advocacy, Communications and Resource Mobilization Division (SPD). Within SPD, the Resource Mobilization Branch (RMB) strives to coordinate and achieve UN Women’s resource mobilization goals, as the organization responds to UN reform efforts, the world financial situation and trends in aid effectiveness and development cooperation. The Partner Intelligence, Visibility and Analysis (PIVA) Unit at RMB elaborates provides timely and accurate partner intelligence to facilitate engagement and foster organizational learning and innovation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Team Lead for the Partner Intelligence, Visibility and Analysis (PIVA) Unit, and in close collaboration with other members of the Resource Mobilization Branch, the consultant will support the diverse streams of work to enhance the communication of strategies, results and other information about partnership development with the goal of implementing UN Women's resource mobilization initiatives.

Specifically, the Graphic Designer Consultant will be responsible for:

  • Designing communications materials, including corporate publications, brochures, briefs, newsletters, reports and graphic charts using Adobe Creative Suite, especially Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
  • Reviewing and providing feedback on visuals produced in-house, including PowerPoint presentations.
  • Designing social media cards and assets, in collaboration with the Communications Section.

  • Integrity: Demonstrates consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff; and demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.
  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.

Required Skills and Experience

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Education in Visual Communications, Graphic Design or similar.
  • Fluency with Adobe Creative Suite, especially Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
  • At least 3 years of experience in visual communications, graphic design for web and for print.
  • A strong portfolio of illustrations or other graphics.
  • Fluent in English
  • Attention to detail and knowledge of the latest visual design standards.
  • Organized, responsible, and able to prioritize and balance multiple assignments.
  • Familiarity with UN structure and values.

Note: In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

About UNDP
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network.  UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

This is a critical time for the world. At UNDP, we see this period as a huge opportunity to advance the global sustainable development agenda. In September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030.