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Intitulé publication: Graphic Editor
Département / Bureau: Programme des Nations Unies pour les établissements humains
Lieu d'affectation: NAIROBI
Période de candidature: 31 décembre 2021 - 09 janvier 2022
No de l’appel á candidature: 21-United Nations Human Settlements Programme-171614-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Result of Service

The specific objectives are to contribute to advocacy, demonstrate the impacts of sustainable transformation in slums and informal settlements, and accelerate the implementation of the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda (NUA) based on new knowledge, know-how and data trends.

Work Location

Home Based

Expected duration

3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

In 2003, UN-Habitat published The Challenge of Slums: Global Report on Human Settlements, the results of the first global assessment of slums by the United Nations since the adoption of the Millennium Declaration. The report proposed a newly accepted operational definition of slums, and with the first global estimates of the numbers of slum dwellers, painted a dire picture of the situation in slums, which are predominantly a physical and spatial manifestation of urban poverty.
The report, which remains one of UN-Habitat’s most read publications and a relevant resource for many global stakeholders, discusses the challenge of slums and the factors underlying their formation. In view of the developments and innovative solutions that have been successfully applied in addressing the challenge of slums, and the importance of slums and informal settlements on the global development agenda, the time is ripe to publish the Solutions to Slums: Global Report on Human Settlements 2020.

The proposed publication, whose provisional title is Solutions to Slums: Global Report on Human Settlements 2020, will provide the direction needed by key development stakeholders to step up in their commitment to reducing urban poverty and inequalities, leaving no one behind. UN-Habitat is committed to assisting member states to meet the challenge of slums and enable countries to transform the lives of the urban poor strategically and at scale, incrementally putting the people at the centre of the interventions.
The Report will assess the impacts of the slum upgrading and prevention solutions and developments (including policies) adopted by governments, civil society groups and international organizations over the past 20 years. In addition, it will demonstrate how large-scale transformations have and can be actioned in a way that allows for physical improvements, socioeconomic development, cultural identity, wellbeing and belonging without resorting to forced evictions.
The topic of slums and informal settlements has been high in global debates for 20 years. As a result, many countries have abandoned slum demolitions and forced evictions – a gross violation of human rights – in favour of inclusive policies, legislation and people-centred investments. In contribution, UN-Habitat alone reviewed more than 50 policy frameworks over the past 10 years and leveraged more than one billion USD in several countries including Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Fiji, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Niger and Papua New Guinea.
Essentially, this publication will examine the developments and innovative solutions that have been successfully applied by the United Nations and development partners to address the challenge of slums. Furthermore, it will assess the impact of the slum upgrading and prevention solutions and policies adopted by governments, civil society groups and international organizations since the inception of the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP).
With the recognition of the challenge of slums in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG #11.1 and elevation of sustainable urbanization and development to an “Urban Goal”, this is the opportune moment to strengthen the call to the global community to redouble their efforts if related goals and targets are to be realized by 2030. Therefore, the purpose of the publication will be to refocus global discussions around upscaling slum upgrading interventions to meet the challenge of slums in less than a decade.

Under the guidance of the Publication Coordinator of the Participatory Slum and Upgrading Programme (PSUP), the Graphic Editor will be responsible for the following duties:
1) Conceptualize and provide publication layout, determining specifications for size, paper, typesetting, layout, illustrations, colors, etc.
2) Choose and edit images for cover page and illustration of chapters out of an existing image database
3) Edit images and create diagrams and graphics from different technical sources to standardize visual appearance
4) Integrate texts and images from different sources into publication layout
5) Incorporate changes as marked by revisers
6) Prepare all approved designs in electronic format for final review and printing; reviews color and print proofs as required.
7) Produce camera-ready final publication of the Solutions to Slums: Global Report on Human Settlements 2020 by formatting documents in desktop publishing layout for reproduction in hard copy and electronic dissemination

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related areas is required.
Experience: a. Five years of experience in publications production, including desktop publishing, graphic design and layout, or related area is mandatory.
b. Knowledge of editorial practices and desktop publishing, including typographic standards is required.
c. Knowledge of standard industry production and printing processes, including desktop publishing, image processing and typographical layout, design and layout is required.
d. Knowledge of photography, page layout and photograph sizing, and the ability to produce high-quality graphic material is preferred.
e. Good graphic art skills and demonstrated ability to independently develop creative designs and produce high-quality graphic material for varied print media projects is required (e.g. posters, brochures, press kits, book covers, book designs, etc.).
f. Knowledge of United Nations structure, internal UN printing practices and operations and rules of procedure of various organs, including documents production system, is desirable.
g. Ability to work flexibly, with availability for overtime and on-call assignments, depending on the needs of the service is preferred.
Language: Fluency in oral and written English is required.

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