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Roster – Graphic Designer Consultant
World Health Organization (WHO)
AF/ORD Office of the Regional Director
Roster/Talent Pool
Job Expired 14 Jun 2022
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description



  1. Purpose of the Vacancy Notice

The purpose of this vacancy is to develop a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in this advertised roster. All applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application (whether successful or unsuccessful) upon conclusion of the selection process. Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently may be selected for consultancy assignments falling in this area of work or for similar requirements/tasks/deliverables. Inclusion in the Roster does not guarantee selection to a consultant contract. There is no commitment on either side.

  1. Purpose of consultancy

The Graphic Designer will support the Regional Communications Manager and the Programme to produce key communications products and other health emergencies in the African region

  1. Background  

The AFRO Communications objectives are to lead the development of the corporate communications plan, drive prioritization and right size effort with expected impact for WHO; position WHO as the authoritative and trusted voice on health at the global level through working with technical departments to develop strategies to amplify WHO's normative work; lead WHO media outreach, incl. crisis/ emergency communication with input from technical departments as well as across the Region; drive all communication to the general public as well as responding to media enquiries; lead on global advocacy (e.g. health campaigns, public health information, donor visibility for resource mobilization); provide digital production capacity & expertise to support the organization in the African Region.

  1. Deliverables
  • Design themes, Layouts, contents, covers of documents, social media cards, social media gifs, posters and infographics.
  • Development of figures, including, fonts, graphics and layout, and resulting materials such as, brochures, reports, banners, posters, and booklets and update and revision of existing publications, materials and graphics.
  • Creation of brochures, publications, information folders, publications, and other similar promotional materials.
  • Preparation of printing packages (all layout and design files) for printing of publications and other communication products (banners, posters, booklets, leaflets, books, calendars, bulletins and flyers
  • Deliver creative and innovative ideas for print, web and interactive presentations. This will require the graphic designer to provide technical solutions for use of new media.
  • Any other duties to support the Communications Team as and when required.


  1. Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:

Essential: A first-level university degree in Industrial Art, Graphic Design or diploma on completion of training course on professional graphic design.

Desirable: Training in creating and editing audiovisual assets including videos and working in a public health setting.


  • Essential: Minimum 5 years of experience working as a graphic designer in a multicultural, international environment;
  • Desirable: Experience in producing designs for the United Nations, governments or international non-profits or advocacy campaigns will be an advantage and creating content for social media platforms, apps, corporate presentations, newsletters, websites and digital publications.


  • Technical expertise in the creation of graphic design content for broadcast media and social media channels.
  • Strong graphic design skills, including the mastery of all standard design software included in the Adobe Creative Suite;
  • Proven ability to create graphic design content for different audiences and channels.
  • Knowledge of the latest graphic design technology and software.
  • Knowledge of WHO's mandate, goals and work, including an understanding of public health issues

WHO competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results

Use of language skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of another UN language (French or Portuguese).

  1. Location

On site: N/A

Off site: Yes

  1. Travel


  1. Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):
    1. Remuneration: Payband level - Band A
      • Daily rate: USD 274 – 349 (depending on candidate educational and professional background)
      • Monthly rate: USD 5,480 – 6,980 (depending on candidate educational and professional background).
    1. Living expenses (A living expense is payable to on-site consultants who are internationally recruited):
    2. Expected duration of contract (Maximum contract duration is 11 months per calendar year): Dependent of need by the requesting technical unit.

Additional Information:

  • This vacancy notice may be used to screening identify candidates for other similar consultancies at the same level.
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of.
  • If your candidature is retained for interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • Consultants shall perform the work as independent contractors in a personal capacity, and not as a representative of any entity or authority. The execution of the work under a consultant contract does not create an employer/employee relationship between WHO and the Consultant.
  • WHO shall have no responsibility whatsoever for any taxes, duties, social security contributions or other contributions payable by the Consultant. The Consultant shall be solely responsible for withholding and paying any taxes, duties, social security contributions and any other contributions which are applicable to the Consultant in in each location/jurisdiction in which the work hereunder is performed, and the Consultant shall not be entitled to any reimbursement thereof by WHO.
  • Consultants working in Switzerland must register with the applicable Swiss cantonal tax authorities and social security authorities, within the prescribed timeframes (Guidelines issued by the Swiss Mission are available at: fonctionnaires et stagiaires.html


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