Job Opening

Posting Title: GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSISTANT, G5
Job Code Title: GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSISTANT
Department/Office: United Nations Office at Geneva
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 07 September 2021 - 06 October 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Public Information-UNOG-162192-R-Geneva (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Design and Production Section, Production and Support Service, Division of Conference Management, United Nations Office at Geneva.

Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Section Chief and the direct supervision of the Graphic Design Sub-Unit Chief, the incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks:

- Researches visual identity, designs, creates and executes, in the six official languages of the United Nations, all products requested (poster, publication, brochure, electronic file such as interactive PDF, websites) by the United Nations, using existing IT structures (PC, printers, scanners) and professional Windows software, such as Indesign CC, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Acrobat CC, Adobe XD, HTML, CSS, Word, Excel, etc.
- Creates infographics and pictograms from information submitted by the client that will help communicate complex information in a simple manner.
-Creates and develops website layouts, designs, and content which shall include the creation of “Look-and-Feel” using visual design basics to create strong designs in line with the proposed visual identity.
-Supports the creation of high-quality communications products, including web stories, blogs, social media posts, photos and videos.
- Searches for photos and illustrations in the image library or online to help design and communicate the client's objectives.
- Ensures the correct implementation of the color chain when processing texts, logos or calibrating standard or digital images, in order to respect the type of support (paper, interactive PDF and e-pub) and the type of printing that will be used (offset, digital) on such type of paper (matte / coated).
- Provides a visually appealing layout/mock-up for the client.
- Performs typographical enrichment and spelling corrections of transmitted data.
- Plans, organizes and monitors the execution of the plans and modifies them if necessary, working independently and sometimes under pressure.
- Must also be able to perform other duties such as creating and completing small documents or jobs including letterhead, business cards, special covers specific to the organization. May also be required to reproduce color documents using the color printer.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM :
Good knowledge and familiarity with the latest trends and best practices in web design. Good knowledge of Adobe CC, Adobe creative suite and HTML. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

CLIENT ORIENTATION :
Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

CREATIVITY :
Actively seeks to improve programmes 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.

TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS :
Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

Education

High school education or equivalent. Specialized technical studies in graphic arts with a diploma or certificate are desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of experience in the field of creative and/or graphic arts is required.
Experience in web design is desirable.
Experience in multimedia production is desirable.
One (1) year experience with the United Nations common system is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat, for the position advertised, fluency in English or French and knowledge of the other language are required. Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application.Staff members who were granted a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment as a result of having passed a predecessor test recognized by the Office of Human Resources Management, and who have continuously held such appointments, are not required to take the new test.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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No Fee

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