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Graphic Designer (retainer)
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
IICA-1 Entry Professional Full-time Internationallly Recruited
Job Expired 6 Jun 2022
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

The Communications Group (CG) provides communication support and services to UNOPS personnel and country and partnership offices around the world. CG develops communications strategies, policies, plans and channels based on communications needs and expectations; maintains and strengthens UNOPS corporate identity through official reporting to the Executive Board and other external communications, enabling accountability and transparency. CG communicates a clear direction and strategic focus, ensuring that the people of UNOPS understand and can demonstrate their contribution to its success thus facilitates and encourages the sharing of information, knowledge and best practices consequently achieving dialogue throughout the organization.

Under the guidance and supervision of the Communications Manager- Brand and Design, the Graphic Designer will support the production and dissemination of graphics materials about UNOPS for external audiences.

· Deliver creative graphics and technical solutions, design products and publications such as reports, brochures and infographics in InDesign, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Illustrator and Word adhering to UNOPS brand manual

· Support the implementation and maintenance of the layout of reports and publications, the development of new graphics solutions and design of innovative interactive products. Assist in the production of visual materials to support the design and development needs of UNOPS communications channels

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.


  • Master's degree in graphic design, fine arts, visual communications or related areas. A Bachelor's degree in these fields with additional experience of 2 years may be accepted instead of the Master's degree


  • At least two (2) years of relevant experience in Graphic Design is required.
  • A diverse portfolio of work demonstrating a wide range of visual products targeted to specific audiences is required.
  • Knowledge of digital media, visual communications and interactive storytelling methods is required.
  • An understanding of development, humanitarian or international affairs is desired.


  • Full working knowledge of English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset

Mandatory submission

Applicants will be selected for a technical test based on the quality of the portfolio. It is required to submit a portfolio consisting of a minimum of five documentations of designs/visual art, out of which at least three should be commissioned. The portfolio should clearly state the name of the client/organization, project name and detail, team structure (if applicable) and the applicant’s contribution to the presented work. The portfolio must include high-quality photos/documentation of work. Only PDF format will be accepted. In case, the applicant requires to direct the evaluation panel to a portfolio of moving images which cannot be presented in a PDF format, an exception of hyperlinking to the file will be accepted.

Contract type: IICA
Contract level: IICA1/ ICS8
Contract duration: One year initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability

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  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

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