Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant - Publications Designer
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 02 September 2021 - 15 September 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-162529-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

By the end of the consultancy, the consultancy should have prepared seven designed and formatted versions of the following publications both for online distribution and for the printers respectively:
1. Water Quality Situational Assessment
2. Marine Spatial Planning Strategy
3. Regional Ecosystem Indicator Monitoring Framework
4. Water Quality Monitoring Framework
5. Water Quality Monitoring Guidelines.
6. Situational Assessment: Towards a Marine Spatial Planning Strategy
7. Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter ((in French and in English)

Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

The contract will be for a 3 months duration from commencement of the contract.

Duties and Responsibilities

Organizational Setting
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNEP's Ecosystem Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and advisory services for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The Nairobi Convention Secretariat for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Western Indian Ocean region, is within the Ecosystems Division of UNEP. This position is home-based and is located within the Nairobi Convention.

Background of the Consultancy:
The Nairobi Convention is seeking a publications designer to design seven upcoming publications from the Nairobi Convention. The publications are meant to support the Contracting Parties to the Convention and partners in their efforts towards sustainably managing, protecting, and developing the Western Indian Ocean. The consultant will be responsible for designing publications, including cover pages, layout, graphics, photos, tables and typesetting of the seven publications from the Nairobi Convention Secretariat.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Head, Secretariat of the Nairobi Convention, and direct supervision of the Public Information Officer, the consultant is expected to undertake tasks related publications.

For each of the publication listed below, the following will be required:
- Conceptualize, design and layout of high-quality innovative, user-friendly, creative and attention-grabbing publication
- Ensure quality control of all graphics, tables, photos, etc. used
- Ensure compliance with all UNEP graphic design guidelines, in coordination with the Editor, and proper acknowledgement of the Nairobi Convention and its donors.
- With Nairobi Convention staff, work to accommodate or update any input, suggestions, or additional changes that may occur.
- Producing Pdf files for electronic/online distribution
- Producing Print ready pdf files for the printers.

The seven publications are as follows:
1. Water Quality Situational Assessment (jointly produced under the WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE projects.) 74 pages.
2. Marine Spatial Planning Strategy (jointly produced under the SAPPHIRE, WIOSAP, and supported by the ACP-MEAs 3 projects.) 74 pages.
3. Regional Ecosystem Indicator Monitoring Framework (jointly produced under the SAPPHIRE, WIOSAP, and supported by ACP-MEAs 3 projects.) 64 pages.
4. Water Quality Monitoring Framework (jointly produced under the WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE and supported by ACP-MEAs 3 project.) 89 pages.
5. Water Quality Monitoring Guidelines. (jointly produced under the WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE projects.) 135 pages.
6. Situational Assessment: Towards a Marine Spatial Planning Strategy (jointly produced under the SAPPHIRE, and WIOSAP projects.) 110 pages.
7. Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter (in French and in English) (jointly produced under the WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE and supported by the ACP-MEAs 3 project: 32 pages each

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree is required in graphic design, animation, communications and/or visual arts. A Technical degree or certificate in combination with relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the bachelor’s degree.

Experience: At least 10 years of professional experience is required in graphic design and layout work. Demonstrated knowledge and experience of relevant software for production of high-quality publications, ready-to-print files and electronic versions for web-posting (including Adobe Suite/CC such as Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, After Effects etc) is desired. Solid understanding of printing and production matters and knowledge of different formats for printing and prior experience in the Western Indian Ocean region, UNEP and/or other UN Agencies would be an asset.

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.

Additional Information

1. Water Quality Situational Assessment (jointly produced under the WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE projects.) 74 pages.
2. Marine Spatial Planning Strategy (jointly produced under the SAPPHIRE, WIOSAP, and supported by the ACP-MEAs 3 projects.) 74 pages.
3. Regional Ecosystem Indicator Monitoring Framework (jointly produced under the SAPPHIRE, WIOSAP, and supported by ACP-MEAs 3 projects.) 64 pages.
4. Water Quality Monitoring Framework (jointly produced under the WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE and supported by ACP-MEAs 3 project.) 89 pages.
5. Water Quality Monitoring Guidelines. (jointly produced under the WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE projects.) 135 pages.
6. Situational Assessment: Towards a Marine Spatial Planning Strategy (jointly produced under the SAPPHIRE, and WIOSAP projects.) 110 pages.
7. Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter (in French and in English) (jointly produced under the WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE and supported by the ACP-MEAs 3 project: 32 pages each

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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