Job Opening

Posting Title: Digital, web and graphic designer
Department/Office: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Duty Station: PANAMA CITY
Posting Period: 14 June 2022 - 30 June 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction-182918-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

1) Layout and design a wide array of print and digital assets, including one-sheets, brochures, report booklets, social media graphics, and event materials based on the brand guidelines of UNDRR and DIPECHO LAC.
2) Edit and adapt document layouts to Spanish or other languages used in the Americas and Caribbean region;
3) Creation and editing of animation products;
4) Post Production of audiovisual materials;
5) Maintain existing brand guidelines across all creative and graphic materials of UNDRR.
6) Assist with marketing materials and printing if necessary.
7) Assist with branding and material for the Regional Platform 2023 and other UNDRR events.
8) DIPECHO LAC, UNDRR, Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030), and EIRD web page maintained and updated
9) Provision of Monitoring data on web pages (EIRD & DIPECHO LAC).

Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

5 months, with possible extension

Duties and Responsibilities

Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of efforts to reduce disasters and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the United Nations and regional organizations and activities in both developed and less developed countries. Led by the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (SRSG), UNDRR has over 100 staff located in its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and in regional offices. Specifically, UNDRR guides, monitors, analyses and reports on progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, supports regional and national implementation of the Framework and catalyses action and increases global awareness to reduce disaster risk working with U.N. Member States and a broad range of partners and stakeholders, including civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians and the science and technology community.

The individual contractor will support the information and communication activities of the UNDRR Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean including the digital and graphic design of the products, activities, and events of the Disaster Preparedness Programme in the Latin American and the Caribbean (DIPECHO LAC) as well as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) activities.

The main responsibility will be producing high-quality graphic designs for documents, flyers, social media cards, invitations, and videos.

Technical support for this position will be provided by the UNDRR Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean under the supervision of the Information and Communication Assistant.

Qualifications/special skills

Skills:
- Knowledge in Adobe software programmes (inDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier, among others) is desirable.
- Excellent communication skills.
- A methodical working style.
- Concentration, accuracy and great attention to detail.
- Ability to work to tight deadlines.
- Self-motivation.

Academic Qualifications: First level university degree in Graphic Design, Communication Science or related fields is required.

Experience:
- At least 6 years of experience in digital and graphic design is required.
- Experience in layout design in printed and digital assets is desirable.
- Experience in animation creation and audiovisual post production is desirable.
- Working experience in the Americas and the Caribbean is a valuable asset.

Language: Fluency in Spanish is required. Working knowledge in English and another UN working language is an advantage.

Additional Information

*FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. UNDRR values diversity among its staff. We welcome applications from qualified women, men, and people with disabilities.

** Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted **

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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