Job Opening

Posting Title: Graphics Designer
Department/Office: Department of Public Information
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 02 November 2018 - 16 November 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Department of Public Information-106506-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

• Deliver and implement the proposal of the United to Reform brand identity and visual system for the website, social media platforms, publications, events material and signage, infographics, data visualization, animations and icons. Manage the process of consultations (min three rounds) and collect feedback from both direct managers and the communication’s team of the United to Reform Office. Revise and update designs accordingly and provide proofs for approval.
• Complete the implementation of the new design into a number of templates, including; Newsletter, Brochures, Event flyer, Report cover and layout, Dashboard charts, Email signature template, Powerpoint template, Banner templates, infographics , Social media cards, Website graphics, Icons, Animations and Video.
• Systematic posting of the visual designs and information to the United to Reforms website.
• Develop and complete presentation material and guidelines on how and where to use the new visual identity/branding both when it comes to media and products.
• Complete a short training (e.g. 2 hours) to the relevant staff members and the United to Reform Communication’s team on how to modify the templates and use the brand.
• Products developed in appropriate languages and formats.
• Consultation process respected during the entire development process, both with the managers of the hosting office and all relevant offices for maximum impact of the work.
• Copyright on all the work/outputs, fully respected as the sole property and copyright of the United Nations, and delivery of all original materials – including designs – is required to be made in formats that are modifiable by the UN and correctly filed in a systematic manner at the UN.

Work Location

The designer will be located in the Knowledge Solutions and Design Section of the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Public Information at United Nations Headquarters in New York. Remote working arrangements may be considered.

Expected duration

The work period is for six months with a possibility of an extension.

Duties and Responsibilities

Within limits of delegation of authority, under the direct supervision of the Chief, Knowledge Solution and Design Section of the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Public Information, and under the overall guidance of the Programme Officer for the United to Reform Project in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, the designer will be responsible for the following:

1. Design a brand identity and visual system for multilingual electronic and print products including, but not limited to, website and social media graphics, animations, video, icons, infographics, posters, banners, brochures, reports, fact sheets and power point templates.

2. Prepare all approved designs for print and web publishing and review output and color proofs as required.

3. Coordinate the production processes; including follow-up with relevant staff and vendors.

4. In collaboration with DPI, enhance and provide graphics for the United to Reform public website and the UN Intranet-iSeek landing page on which all design material is saved by category and downloadable by specific users at

5. Participate in the United to Reform communication working group meetings.

6. Support the consistency of brand identity across all communication prepared and disseminated across media channels (including websites, social media platforms, publications, and other public information products).

7. Establish guidelines and training modules on the use of the brand identity within the UN.

8. Perform other related work as required for the United to Reform communication working group deliverables.

Qualifications/special skills


Knowledge of visual communication, brand identity design, website and graphic design, and ability to develop creative solutions and produce high quality graphic material; Knowledge of industry standards in design, production, printing and multimedia processes and procedures as well as typography, layout, photography and color theory; knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat; Committed to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work; Shows pride in work and in achievements; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

Actively seeks to improve programs or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; -listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having a two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Masters degree or equivalent degree) in brand identities, graphic design or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of experience in brand identity, web and graphic design is required. knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud application is required. Experience in conceptualizing digital products such as data visualizations, animations and interactive content is highly desirable. Familiarity with the work of the UN or similar international organization is desirable. Familiarity with social media approaches is desirable; experience in web development (Drupal or similar CMS platforms), animation and video editing is desirable; experience working with multilingual products is desirable.

Language: English and French are working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this consultancy, fluency English is required.

No Fee


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