Job Opening

Posting Title: UNEP Sustainable United Nations –Graphic Designer
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 08 June 2021 - 21 June 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-157150-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

1. The Greening the Blue report) is launched in November 2021 with a coherent layout across the Report and its various supports (website, data tables, and 2 posters)
2. UNEP is ready to communicate effectively about the November 2021 launch of the Greening the Blue report are via presentations, 3 posters advertising the event and co-related Greening the Blue items
3. The Technical report IDEAS (Important and Desirable Environmental Actions (IDEAs) for Procurement of UN Offices ) providing guidance on sustainable building procurement for the UN system is released in August 2021 with a design coherent with the Greening the Blue brand identity

Work Location

Remote

Expected duration

The assignment is from 1 July to 15 December 2021. The consultancy and the payments will be made based on deliverables

Duties and Responsibilities

Good communication and exchange of best practices is a key aspect in the Sustainable UN project and a specific Output of the Sustainable UN project (Output 2 412-2). The main tool for SUN to deliver this is the web-based Greening the Blue campaign: www.greeningtheblue.org (GtB).

The Sustainable UN team need to secure lay out and graphic design services to issue the 2021 Greening the Blue report to be launched at the UNFCCC Conference of the parries in early November 2021 in Glasgow.

The UN Environment, Economy Division, Resources & Markets Branch currently does not have the relevant expertise in house, to carry out the required tasks and needs an external consultant.

Specific tasks and responsibilities:

a. Meet regularly with the SUN team to contribute to the preparation of the relevant outputs from a design perspective;

b. Analyse the existing Greening the Blue communications style and branding guidance;

c. Execute Layout of the Greening the Blue report (including graphs and charts, plus 3-5 tables with data, to display data based on excel sheets provided by the SUN team). 5 iterations for the Final layout are expected (output 1);

d. Execute design of the Greening the Blue posters (output 1) following directions from the SUN team and the report design contept agreed;

e. Design a 20 slides powerpoint with infographics presenting the information contained in Greening the Blue, its development process and quantitative data (output 2);

f. Following instructions from the SUN team collaborate at the development of supports necessary to advertise the Greening the Blue launch in Glasgow (output 3);

g. Following instructions from the SUN team finalise layout of the IDEAs document on sustainable building procurement (output 4);

h. Source real-life (free of charge to UNEP) photography (and other visuals) if necessary

Qualifications/special skills

Skills: Key competencies:
• Ability to follow directions and use personal judgement in delivery of relevant products by deadlines agreed upon; The candidate should have the ability to deliver outputs and work under pressure
• Ability to find creative solutions to delivering via visuals (graphs, images, icons) complex information in a simple format.
• Proven interpersonal and communication skills. Exposure to cross cultural and multi-ethnic working environment.
• Knowledge of the UN system and culture and familiarity with the UN interagency networks is desired but not essential.
Academic Qualifications: A university degree in graphic design or related area is required
Experience: • A minimum of 5 years' experience in graphic design. Experience in creating design content in formats accessible for web platforms; Experience in UX Design, digital publications and creation of interactive PDF documents is preferred;
• Proven experience to synthesize complex information and present it in a user-friendly and visually appealing format is required. A presentation of the candidates’ portfolio will be requested upon interviews.
• Experience with working with quantitative information/data. Data visualization, especially to support data storytelling is an advantage;
• Experience creating designs that work well both for web and for hardcopy printing is a major asset.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this consultancy position fluency in English is required.

No Fee

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