Job Opening

Posting Title: Graphic Designer Junior for the Climate Change Unit
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: PANAMA CITY
Posting Period: 05 May 2022 - 13 May 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Environment Programme-180736-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

The graphic design consultant will support the climate change Unit in designing communication products, to achieve two main goals:
• To help the Climate Change Unit office meet its growing need for quality design services. The consultant will provide technical support to projects been implemented by the unit in designing publications and contribute to the development and improvement of the design, branding and layout of materials produced by UN Environment.
• Ensure that all products and reports are following UN Environment graphic guidelines, provide the best possible functionality and usability to UN Environment partners and contribute to the overall branding process.

The responsibility of this consultancy is to ensure the implementation and adherence to existing graphic guidelines; layout of reports and publications in English and Spanish; development of new graphic solutions; and design of innovative products.

The consultant will work closely with the climate change’s communication team and the senior graphic designer of the unit. He/She be supervised by the climate change coordinator for Latin America & the Caribbean.

Responsibilities and Activities
Under the direct supervision of the Climate Change Coordinator for Latin America & the Caribbean, the consultant shall support the senior graphic designer and perform the following activities:
• Branding for the Climate Change Unit and their implementing partners' projects:
o Implement UNEP branding policy: Ensure that all publications, reports and products are produced in line with UNEP graphic guidelines.
o Deliver creative and innovative ideas for print, electronic, web-based and animated presentations.
o Prepare evaluation criteria, specifications required or support material for other graphic designers working with UNEP and UNEP partners.
o Ensure the technical aspects related to the execution and operation of the graphic campaigns of the unit and its implementing partners.
o Provide recommendations on procedures in order to effectively meet the objectives of the project's graphic campaign.
o Elaborate graphics for media events, conferences, or high-level talks.

• Design products for the Climate Change Unit:
o Design of reports and other communication materials for printing and electronic distribution.
o Improve and edit artwork, photos, charts and other graphic elements;
o Attend to physical events in Panamá and create quality audiovisual content for them, from the production process of the material to the editing and post-production.
o Layout and design information and communication materials (banners, posters, booklets, leaflets, books, calendars, bulletins, flyers, cards)
o Custom photo editing (restoration, noise reduction, tonal adjustment)
o Develop projects Infographics
o Graphics Design for eLearning courses and Communities of Practice (CoP)
o Iconography for web sites and eLearning content materials
o Create logos and brand guidelines.
o Provide sourcing of graphics elements like photographic images and illustrations.
o Edit and produce videos

Detailed specifications for each individual assignment will be given to the selected designer as and when the designer’s services are requested

Work Location

Initially home based, then UNEP ROLAC, Panama City, Panama, once the new UNEP office is open

Expected duration

6 months

Duties and Responsibilities

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.

The UNEP Latin America and the Caribbean Office (ROLAC), located in Panama City, works closely with the 33 countries of the region to set the transition to low-emission and resilient economic development as national and regional priority.

UNEP ROLAC oversees the implementation of several UNEP’s projects in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean. In this region, these projects are implemented by partners at national level in several countries, commissioned by the relevant government authorities. The main objective of UNEP is to strengthen countries’ capacity to identify and implement adaptation and mitigation measures aimed at increasing resilience to climate change of countries and local communities. UNEP is one of the implementing agencies for the EUROCLIMA initiative and is responsible for crosscutting activities that involve capacity building, building dialogue among countries and ensuring financial access to meet their mitigation and adaptation objectives.

Often, climate change action is weakened by the limited capacities of policy makers and international organizations to transmit, in a visual way, the significance and urgency of climate change intervention in a clear and appropriate way to the broader range of stakeholders and to the public. For these reasons, the Climate Change Unit of UNEP is looking for a graphic designer with advertising expertise that will support the Climate Change Unit in the development of communication strategies and products while maintaining a coherent branding for UNEP and all UNEP initiatives and projects. He/She will be supervised by the Climate Change Coordinator for Latin America & the Caribbean.

The consultant will work 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, full time, with an initial working period from homethen UNEP ROLAC, Panama City, Panama, once the new UNEP office is open.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Graphic Design and/or Advertising is required.

- At least 2 years of experience working on graphic design projects and experience in event documentation (required)
- Technical and practical mastery in graphic design software such as Adobe Illustrator, In-Design and Photoshop. Editing tools knowledge for videos is desirable. After Effects is highly desirable.
- Proficiency with photographic and video equipment.
- Show a clear and mature style of design, demonstrating an understanding of the communication requirements of a UN agency.
- Experience with graphic production from the creation to the published/printed product with knowledge of printing processes (offset and digital) and colour management. Knowledge of local and international suppliers is desirable.

- Fluent Spanish and confident written and spoken level of English is required. Basic knowledge on other languages is desirable.

- Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards
- Ability to think out-of-the-box
- Ability to work under pressure and deliver high quality results on time
- Initiative and independence
- Good communication and organizational skills
- Ability to innovate

No Fee


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