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Information Management Officer - Graphic Designer - NOA - Temporary Appointment / UNOCHA
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Grade: Entry Professional
Job Expired 12 Dec 2021
Expired
Added 2 months ago
Job Description

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.


Background

The mission of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to

i) alleviate human suffering and disasters in emergencies; ii) advocate for the rights of people in need; iii) promote preparedness and prevention, and iv) facilitate sustainable solutions.

As part of its operations, OCHA regional office for Syria crisis produces and delivers a number of information products and services including data coordination, databases, and infographics which inform the humanitarian community in their response to the humanitarian situation in the country.

The Information Management Officer (Graphic Designer) reports to the Head of IMU or designate. The incumbent will provide information management services and products, with focus on data management and visualization (graphic design). The IMO (GD) will be the focal point for the maintenance and implementation of OCHA’s graphic guidelines


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of the Information Management Unit, the Information Management officer (Graphic Design) will be expected to support the implementation and maintenance of OCHA’s graphic guidelines and to:

  • Determines the primary data and information elements that are required for visualization to support inter-cluster coordination and humanitarian decision-making
  • Designs and implements a dissemination plan for all information products produced by OCHA (e.g. situation reports, data, maps).
  • Lay-out recurrent and ad hoc reports in close cooperation with the author/project manager and design templates for new publications and products in line with graphic guidelines.
  • Adapt the existing guidelines and templates to Arabic text requirements.
  • Improve and edit art-works, photos, charts and other graphic elements.
  • Assist in establishing and be responsible for maintaining a photo archive.
  • Implement the graphic guidelines in OCHA products;
  • Create compelling graphics and deliver creative and innovative ideas for print, web, social media, and interactive presentations.
  • Provide technical support, capacity building and guidance to other staff in design essentials
  • Follow-up on all products produced through out all hubs and make sure they follow OCHA graphic guidelines
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  1. Maintain and strengthen OCHA branding, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Managing the processing/analysis of data and information and presenting it in the format most useful for analysis (e.g. reports, maps, infographic, and interactive graphics) for electronic distribution and/or printing.
  • Safeguard and ensure that publications, reports and products are produced in line with the graphic guidelines;

2) UN Coordination

  • Maintain a client-oriented approach that ensures the IMU provides high-quality information management services and products to its stakeholders.
  • Assist with streamlining of internal information management processes in OCHA Syria through training and assistance with establishment of relevant guidelines and procedures.
  • Any other duties as may be requested by the IM Head of Unit


Competencies

Core

Innovation

Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Level 4: Models independent thinking and action

Communication

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

Delivery

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services

Technical/Functional

Innovation outreach and partnerships

Ability to communicate within and at large, participate in peer communities and engage substantively

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Data Analysis and Visualization

Ability to evaluate, transform and model data to derive relevant findings- undertake & provide analysis of data to assess Org performance and or global trends

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Priority setting

Ability to scan and synthesize diverse sets of information to arrive at strategic priorities and positioning recommendations

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Team building

Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of professionals towards common goals

Level 4: apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Professionalism

Ability to rapidly analyze

and integrate diverse information from varied sources.

Level 4: apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Client Orientation

Ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect

Level 4: apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Technological awareness

Ability to Keep abreast of available technology; understands

applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office.

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

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Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Advanced university degree in Graphic Design, Arts, Multimedia, Geographic Information Systems, Information Management, Statistics, or Social Sciences, or related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • Minimum two (2) years of work experience with a master’s degree or four (4) years of experience with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design is required.
  • Proven experience of graphic production from start to published/printed product.
  • Fully proficient skills in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, MS Word, ArcGIS and MS PowerPoint
  • Good understanding of web design development (converting graphics into HTML/CSS and/or SVG/JavaScript) is desirable
  • Relevant experience in working with an UN agency or other humanitarian agency is a plus.

Language Requirements:

Fluent written and spoken Arabic and English

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