Designer Multimedia Products

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home based
Application Deadline :27-Jul-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :3.5 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :3.5 months

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Project Description

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. We work with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism. UNV is active in around 130 countries every year. With field presences in over 60 countries, UNV is represented worldwide. UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The External Relations and Communications Section builds and nurtures corporate donor relations, strategically leads the donor resource mobilization platform and conducts coherent communications efforts to highlight the value of volunteerism for peace and development and the contributions of UNV and UN Volunteers.

Project rationale / background and the objectives of the project

To produce graphic the following graphic elements for UNV:

  • For International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2021, develop an identity design for the campaign; online assets and materials; social media cards, graphics and gifs.
  • General and simple UNV social media card templates (30) that can be built upon and used as a basis for promotion of various types of content on social media.
  • Icons/vectors (30) representing volunteers in action that can be used as illustrations for different graphic elements.

Context of the required contracting of services

The service provider will produce a set of graphic elements in support of partner outreach and to enhance UNV’s brand.

Relevance/purpose of the work required and how it is linked to the project context  

UNV’s communication products highlight the key results achieved by UNV, UN
Volunteers and the added value of volunteerism worldwide.

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of work

The graphic design work should be done by one designer only. The graphic designer will work closely with the UNV Communications team and be responsible for the following tasks/duties:

  • Develop an identity design for the IVD campaign, along with IVD online assets and materials, and IVD social media cards, graphics and gifs. Produce high quality social media card templates (30 different options submitted – 15 square and 15 horizontal); and produce icons/vectors (30) representing volunteers in action that can be used as illustrations for different graphic elements.
  • Adapt the graphic design work submitted based on four rounds of feedback by UNV;
  • The graphic designer is obligated to work within the required deadlines and be available to UNV for comments and corrections.





Campaign identity design:

- graphic guidance (colour, typography, etc.)

- logo

- graphic elements (with animation as needed) 

30 August 2021

Online assets and materials:

- certificates (2)

- letterhead and e-mail signatures

- e-templates such as invitations & online posters (4) 

- promotional items designs and files (2-3)

- event and announcement cards templates (10)

15 September 2021

Social media cards, graphics and GIFs:

- editable social media cards and graphics for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (30)

- Facebook frame (1)

- Photo template cards (4)

- GIFs (7)

- web banners and elements (for Drupal) in different formats, including animations as needed (10-12)

- avatar shapes, icons and/or other graphic elements (10)

- layout for three versions (only 3 languages) of each e-toolkit

30 September 2021

30 high quality generic social media card templates (15 square and 15 horizontal)

1 November 2021

Icons/vectors (30) representing volunteers in action that can be used as illustrations for different graphic elements

15 November 2021



  • Excellent graphic design skills, with meticulous attention to detail;
  • Demonstrable creative flair in producing visual concepts and products related to humanitarian and development issues;
  • Ability to work independently and ensure punctual delivery;
  • Ability to provide helpful feedback as soon as required;
  • Flexibility and client-oriented approach.  

Required Skills and Experience

Required Skills and Experience

  • University degree in Graphic Design, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or other relevant fields;
  • Minimum 5 years of graphic design experience, developing brand assets and creative visuals that depict powerful messages; relevant experience in development and cooperation related areas will be an asset;
  • Demonstrable experience producing brand assets, graphic elements and social media cards for online promotion and outreach;
  • Proficient user of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, etc.);
  • Knowledge of the UN, volunteerism and development issues will be an asset;
  • Request of references for similar graphic design work.

Evaluation of applicants

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the Combined Scoring method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.

Applicants obtaining 49 points or more of the total technical points will be considered for financial evaluation.

Combined weighted scoring: Technical (70%); Financial (30%).

  • Design track record with demonstrated experience designing brand assets, graphic elements and social media cards 28 points;
  • Quality and relevance of previous design work samples delivered 35 points;
  • Relevance of ideas in the methodology proposal 7 points.


Application procedure

  • Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position. Please paste the letter into the "Resume and Motivation" section of the electronic application.
  • Latest personal CV, including past experience from similar projects and at least three references
  • Technical proposal: The technical proposal shall describe the methodology that will be used to fulfil the required deliverables. It should be justified by referencing previous experiences.
  • Design samples: a variety of graphic elements and social media cards that you have designed (on your own, without other technical assistance).  
  • Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability-please fill in the attached form; The Financial Proposal should be submitted in USD or EURO and should indicate the all-inclusive fixed total contract price with a breakdown of cost by component (professional daily fees) and a breakdown of cost by deliverables.


Qualified women and members of social minorities are encouraged to apply. Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are only able to inform the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.

How to Submit the Application:

To submit your application online, please follow the steps below:

  • Merge your Cover Letter, CV, Technical Proposal, Design samples and Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability (including the financial proposal) into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded;
  • Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement);
  • Click “Apply Now” button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click “Submit Application;”
  • Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents (underlined above);
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.

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